1. Out Now:

    Here it is - the latest edition of The Front Row, our exclusive online e-magazine with a full wrap on last weekend's NRL and Super League along with the match programme for the coming round!

    This week Paul Jobber looks at the sacrifices made by the NZ Warriors as they prepare to head home after many long months keeping the NRL afloat by relocating to Australia, while Rob Crosby looks at the departing and retiring class of 2020 as many players make their exits. Rick's weekly finals column peaks with rankings of the top eight forward packs headed into the pointy end of the season.

    Add to that all the regular features you've come to expect - a full NRL Round 20, Super League Round 13 and Netherlands-Germany programme - and you have one fantastic 50-page magazine for your weekend's reading!

    EDITION 18 - OUT NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

Sonny Bill Williams

Discussion in 'NRL' started by NrlCoach, Sep 6, 2013.

?

NRL should be bendin over with a blank cheque

  1. Yes Bro

    54.7%
  2. No cus

    45.3%
  1. Perth Red

    Perth Red Immortal

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    40,006
    Likes Received:
    6,985
    the exciting thing for RL is if he can make it work it might finally be the breakthrough the game needs to bring in serious investors and we could literally see top tier clubs started up anywhere.

    interestingly Argyle is a west aussie who made his money in mining.
     
  2. kdalymc

    kdalymc Bench

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    3,641
    Likes Received:
    1,045
    If the commercials in Canada still call it "rugby" there is no point...

    I talked to the locals, there is only 1 rugby, and it ain't ours...
     
  3. avocado

    avocado Juniors

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2018
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    1,998
    I’ve watched rugby league for 50 years. Best forward I ever saw was Beetson. Sonny Bill is a close second.
     
  4. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    45,373
    Likes Received:
    5,818
    Are we talking the Sonny who has only ever been a sort of bench All Black?

    The bloke who in League is a devastating edge backrower?

    Not much of a kicker, kickby scrum, lineouts.

    Plays League where you run, is awesome, one the best you will ever see.

    But follows the dollars to Kickby, the once proud amatuers, stock of rich, then goes to Boxing and his biggest pay day of Gallen..

    Think that is him.
     
  5. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    45,373
    Likes Received:
    5,818
    No contest.

    Like with his All Blacks, needs Beetson to do the hard yards first and get then the pretty boys to run into space.
     
  6. Spot On

    Spot On Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    2,695
    What a bargain.

    10 freakin million dollars.

    Great buy.

    FMD.
     
  7. jim_57

    jim_57 Bench

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,062
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Yet if they spent AU$2.5 million each on advertising in Canada, UK, NZ & Australia they probably still wouldn't have got as much publicity and recognition as this signing has gotten them.
     
  8. taste2taste

    taste2taste Juniors

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Messages:
    629
    Likes Received:
    214
    Exactly right. As the Toronto star called him " a man economic stimulus package"
    News that SBW might sign with the Wolfpack got a full page article in Toronto's highest circulating newspaper The Star, front page in NZ and in the Uk and that was before he had signed.

    How much would an advertising campaign cost in all those papers .... probably about 10mil :D

    A large part of SBW pay will come out of the Wolfpacks advertising budget. If you think about it that way 10mil is a bargain.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.th...-hes-a-one-man-economic-stimulus-package.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
  9. Rhino_NQ

    Rhino_NQ Immortal

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    31,571
    Likes Received:
    5,278
    They would have had plenty left over in dave taylors grocery budget after letting him go early
     
  10. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    45,373
    Likes Received:
    5,818
    About 6 hours for Bill Gates.

    You run Windows right?
     
  11. Spot On

    Spot On Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    2,695
    Sonny Bill Gates.

    Lol.
     
  12. Captain Apollo

    Captain Apollo First Grade

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    8,326
    Likes Received:
    2,885
    Yes, glass ones :p
     
  13. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    45,373
    Likes Received:
    5,818
    I am sure Sonny has a date with Warren Buffett to discuss his share options, being such a rich investor.

    You people realise he does not pay himself yeah?
     
  14. flamin

    flamin Juniors

    Joined:
    May 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    80
    Disagree. Argyle is intentionally marketing the Wolfpack as a “rugby” club because of the what North Americans think of when they hear the word “rugby”.

    Rugby union has a niche in playing numbers in North America but there aren’t any full-time pro rugby clubs like the Wolfpack. There’s Major League Rugby (union) but they play a shorter season in smaller venues (2-4K).

    If (it’s a big if) the Wolfpack and other hypothetical NA clubs break through the mainstream, rugby league will be the “rugby” of NA, like it is in northern England.
     
    AJB1102 and titoelcolombiano like this.
  15. Quicksilver

    Quicksilver Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2018
    Messages:
    2,527
    Likes Received:
    1,277
    It makes no difference if people show up and get on board.

    It's like "football" being called "soccer" in the US, Canada and Australia.
     
  16. kdalymc

    kdalymc Bench

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    3,641
    Likes Received:
    1,045
    Nah
     
  17. blue bags

    blue bags Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2020
    Messages:
    3,857
    Likes Received:
    2,230
    beaver, the best ,, bring sonny bill gates, lizzie foloufle roll, back
     
  18. TheFrog

    TheFrog Coach

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    14,301
    Likes Received:
    4,424
    If the Wolfpack cannot win enough games to get off the bottom and are back in the Championship next year, as seems increasingly likely, the wisdom or lack of it of signing SBW for the price of half an NRL team might be called into question.
     
    blue bags likes this.
  19. blue bags

    blue bags Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2020
    Messages:
    3,857
    Likes Received:
    2,230
    for sure frog , just as sure as Kermit the frog , there might be a get out clause, but who knows froggy
     
  20. Perth Red

    Perth Red Immortal

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    40,006
    Likes Received:
    6,985
    Publicity will be worth nothing if they get relegated. Imo they could have spent the money better and been much more likely to have avoided a relegation battle. At the moment SBW just wants to offload every play and it’s not helping them.
     

Share This Page