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The Rumours Thread

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by John moz, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Saints Forever

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    Christian Welch is one more injury away from retirement.

    Saints don’t need Christian.

    We need 2 young powerful, durable props who haven’t eaten red meat for a year.

    Oh for Bull Bailey and Jason Ryles.

    Where are our gun Illawarra junior forwards?
     
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  2. SIR LANCELOT

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    Out on their surfboards.More love for the water than on the field.
     
  3. Auntie.Gerald

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    Agree if not cheap no Welch

    We need some explosive Polynesian lads like the bunnies and roosters have for those 15m bursts and put the defence back on the line
     
  4. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    I would like it if we got Pangai Jnr, he’s a liability on his day but he’s a risk worth taking. He can bully opposition packs, even bullied big JT once no mean feat. Swap deal for Norman:joy:. He could do for us what Costigan and Smith did.
     
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  5. Gippsy

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    I think Welch would be good, but need more considering the forwards we are losing and what we have left!

    I'd also be chasing Jack Hetherington and 1 or 2 of the Roosters bench forwards, Collins, Butcher or Tupouniua.
     
  6. mightydragon

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    Due diligence with Basil and the other clowns owning and running the show? The same people who paid $850k for Norman
     
  7. Old Timer

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    It would be futile to buy 1 good forward as we kill them with the the power game, bench rotation and increased workload as their mates get busted.

    Our bench shows what poor depth we really gave as none of them really make a game changing impact when they get on the paddock.

    The sad reality is “a” David Fifita or “a” TVP Jnr will not make the difference because we actually need 3 quality forwards to ensure the likes of Sims, Lawrie, Merrin, Fuimaono are all pushed back to CC or out the door completely.

    One off purchases will never be enough to get us back to where we should be as our ranks are now paper thin if the truth be known.

    Yes some great talent coming through but we need to ensure we have great players for them to actually play with to ensure we get the best out of them.
     
  8. RedVDave

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    This is true but we all Saints philosophy if it doesn't work then keep on trying the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again and then just hope for the best no problem is ever to big to ignore.
     
  9. Dragonslayer

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    Welsh playing for the Storm today. Already has offloads and passing game.
     
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    On radio this afternoon the Warriors talking to and are keen on Euan Aitkin according to David Riccio.
     
  11. qld redvee

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    guys what are your opinions on Keegan Hipgrave from Titans ,, I think he has a bit of mongrel about him

    could be a cheap option for us
     
  12. Dragonslayer

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    I'd rather Proctor
     
  13. qld redvee

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    Slayer
    do you think he could get back to his top game or has enjoyed the lifestyle at gold coast too much
     
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    Would have agreed three years ago but imo has plateaued & seems to be starting to miss games through injuries.
     
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    What’s happened to the big fella from the storm Kamikacamina ? spelling?? He’s a big body with good go forward.
    Don’t think I’ve seen him this year so he could be on the outer or injured.
     
  16. George Dragon

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    Out for year back surgery.
     
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    So this means we’ll probably sign him.
     
  18. blacksafake

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    Thanks GD.
    Thought as much because I’m sure he’d have been used by now. Would still like to sign him though.
     
  19. Banjo2014

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    Hetherington's rap sheet
    Round 13: grade-three careless high tackle on Manly's Marty Taupau
    Round 10: grade-one dangerous contact on Cronulla's Blayke Brailey
    Round 22, 2018: grade-one careless high tackle on Gold Coast's AJ Brimson
    Round 12, 2018: grade-one dangerous high contact on St George Illawarra's Paul Vaughan
    Round 9, 2018: grade-one dangerous contact head/neck on Cowboy Shaun Fensom
     
  20. dragon thomo

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    Hethrington would also be a good fit with Welch
    Vauhen would have shit himself when Hethrington hit him.
    I am disappointed in Vauhens impact on the paddock and his latest indescretion.
     
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