Who are we buying for 2021 onwards

Discussion in 'New Zealand Warriors and NZRL' started by SmashEmBro, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. JJ

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    He’s never anonymous but seldom terribly good either
     
  2. SmashEmBro

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    Yep, filled a lot of holes for us in the 2 years he was here. He was never a prop, but always got stuck in and did the job he was asked. Glad he's been picked up for the next few years
     
  3. Matua

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    Still bemused by Warriors fans love for Burr, he's a plodder but because he's an Aussie he gets "rated". Not all Aussies are Michael Luck ....

    Now I've said that he'll turn into a superstar at the Cowboys. :D
     
  4. JJ

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    Plodder is a bit unkind, he's generally offered as much or more than some higher profile Kiwis - decent depth guy...

    Related to your "not all Aussies are Michael Luck" - I agree, but Campion, Luck, Price have been invaluable - similarly, not all Pasifika boys are Ali...many are bog average too, but with more highlights and lowlights than Burr
     
  5. Matua

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    The difference is Burr gets talked up on these forums, meanwhile the higher profile Kiwi boys and Pasifika players get criticised and abused for their similar numbers,
     
  6. SmashEmBro

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    Haha come on dude.

    When you look at the money Blair is on or the raps IP was given as a young guy, and Burr, someone who was unwanted in Australia and cost us sweet f*ck all putting up the same numbers, it's easy to see why some people are pleased with his efforts....
     
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  7. Big Marn

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    i guess its a psychological thing. a bit like how you feel when you pick up a perfectly good piece of kit from the inorganic for nothing, or from trademe for pittance, whereas your buddy paid through the nose for something similar.
     
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  8. Matua

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    The money he's on in comparison with others is really irrelevant to the fluffing he gets on here for his average play. It's still average, just because he gets paid less than Blair and other forwards people give shit to on here doesn't make his play any better.

    Same with the raps on IP, Burr's getting the raps now on average performance.

    I'm now even more convinced he's going to become a superstar at NQ after this debate. :)
     
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  9. SmashEmBro

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    Adam Keighran also now gone in the great cleanout of 2020.

    Leaves us incredibly light in the halves now, one injury there will see us probably having to field Nikorima mk2.

    Unless there's a new signing around the corner
     
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    Seems like we’ve farwelled 6-7 players over last few weeks. I guess there must be method in their madness. Like the rest of us, waiting with interest to see the upgraded signings compared to each of those now gone. Can’t be to far off as pre-season starts mid November and any imports will need to quarantine for their 2 weeks on arrival like everybody else
     
  11. KeepingTheFaith

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    Aren't we splitting our pre-christmas camps between NZ and Australia?

    Any new signings would probably be sent to Redcliffe with the Aussie based crew.

    I think a lot of clubs are waiting at the ready - us included. Things always get a bit silly after the GF.

    Might have to wait until Origin is clear this year though.
     
  12. Rich102

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    Link please?
     
  13. SmashEmBro

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    Hmm can't find a link. It was from the Warriors official page on FB thanking him for his services etc, same as they've done for everyone else who's gone this year
     
  14. Shaun Hewitt

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    That's a shame, I was hoping they'd re-sign him.

    Blair, Keighran, Burr, Papali'i, Vuniyayawa, Milne, Ravutaumada, Beale, Pulu, Roache, Herbert, have I missed anyone out?
    Thats's quite a clear out so far

    Aitkins, Evans, BMM and AFB in. 11 out (not including the loan players departing), 4 in, plus I imagine a number of juniors will be promoted and Nikorima mk II if he impresses

    Certainly an intersting off-season
     
  15. KeepingTheFaith

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    Pretty sure Berry, Ale, and Turner have been promoted.

    Would expect 2-3 more signings, even if they're low key depth ones.
     
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    There was a big Fijian winger they signed from Rugby a few months back too

    Read somewhere Fus was told he is free to look around but I find that hard to believe
     
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    Wouldn't shock me. Good player but grossly overpaid. Both he and Ken combined are on between 900k-1mil reportedly.

    Two limited wingers for 1mil is a horribly unbalanced way to build a roster.

    With Fus being the higher paid of the two it wouldn't shock me at all purely for financial reasons, especially after there was no noticeable drop off in performance once they both left mid season.
     
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    At the start of the season if you told me I'd be indifferent to losing Ken/Fus/both, I'd have slapped you.

    We didn't skip a beat once they left, we actually improved. Attitude especially.

    Hopefully this Ratuva fella can play and is a Vunivalu type find. I hope he can, because Ken & Fus need someone breathing down their neck, have been way too comfortable at the selection table for the past couple of seasons.
     
  20. Tongue

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    Agree. We need one of them. Not both.
     

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