Who are we buying for 2021 onwards

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  1. waipiro

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    It looks like the plan is to make do until they can sign a marquee half.....with the option that CHT (or Turner) grows into that special player without the spend.

    Jayden as the cover/longshot play.
     
  2. Big Marn

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    At no time in our 25 year history do I recall us ever signing a marquee half. So we jettison our back up because we are about to buck the trend?
     
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  3. waipiro

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    Point taken on the marquee half but never say never

    Not sure if AK was even back up half these days though....utility centre at best.....
     
  4. JJ

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    Guess that depends on how you view Greg Alexander at that point in his career
     
  5. Big Marn

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    Him and Blake were past their use by date by the time they ended up here. Not marquee in my opinion.
     
  6. Big Marn

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    which could have made him more valuable. able to cover multiple positions if required.
     
  7. JJ

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    Alexander wasn’t age wise it was more about the tragedy

    he wasn’t used well here imo

    but yeah, he’s the closest
     
  8. Big Marn

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    I would agree with that summation.
     
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    The last tidbit of that stuff article about signing Sean O'Sullivan... i was like oh no it couldnt be. Yeah its Peter O'Sullivans son. That would be something
     
  10. Big Marn

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    and brother in law of Matthew Lodge, whose name has cropped up here a few times.
     
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    Sean has signed for one year.
     
  12. Fufu Andronez

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    Kodi's brother, Peter O'Sullivans kid.

    Wonder what Nathan Brown's aunty is up to, maybe we can sign her next to play lock?
     
  13. Wheeled Warrior

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    To be fair the signing is an okay one. i don't mind this at all. Keighran was out of favor and luck with the Warriors. Sad to see him go though I was a fan. These signings are all solid with safeguards in place. Move on and welcome aboard.
     
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  14. Big Marn

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    Johnny Tuivasa Sheck?
     
  15. Shaun Hewitt

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    Funnily enough, He was already signed for us a couple of seasons ago.
    I believe he is still at the club, but has since transitioned to an off-field role
     
  16. JJ

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    I'd take an Iro kid or two if there are any
     
  17. Big Marn

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    What has happened to the next generation from the likes of the Ropatis, Vaganas, Tuimavave, Panapas, Tatupus, Manns? Sorenson family still seems to be active over in Australia.
     
  18. JJ

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    Shem Tatupu scored an ARL contract (Hawthorn?), but don't think he ever made it... he'd be 24 ish now, might be back in NZ - shame, big union/league talent, like his old man very skillful and strong - he was a real star in the Auckland first XV comp, Warriors should have gone after him
     
  19. Shaun Hewitt

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    O'Sullivan makes it 29 in the squad for next year

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2020/11/06/every-clubs-2021-squad/#warriors

    Note - Jayden Nikorima isn't in the senior squad (as of yet...)

    We have ALOT coming off contract next season: Tohu and RTS are the major ones, also: Afoa (if he stays?), Ah Mau, Ale, Curran, Frei, Hiku, Lawton, Nikorima, O'Sullivan, Perham, Pompey, Tevaga and Turner
     
  20. SmashEmBro

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    I thought I read somewhere that he had big raps, playing for junior kangaroos or something... Can't find anything about him now... Can anyone confirm, or has heard anything of the like.

    Slightly confusing to have Keighran go, only for someone like O'Sullivan to come through hey
     

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