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Rebels 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by oztimmay, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    With the Rebels so far over the salary cap, and supposedly needing to comply with it from next year, I don't think they can afford him either without some concessions..... although they're in dire need of a flyhalf (but really, who isn't?).

    I would imagine quite a few one year signings heading off at the end of the year.
  2. oztimmay Peter Sullivan (51)

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    And there's a big motivator, right there. His spare rib would make a handy acquisition for any of those two teams.
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  3. Tigs Man Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Well at least Tigers will be getting some big bucks to release him.
    Plays more at 12, looked good at 10 though.

    There was a rumour on here about him potentially signing a contract for someone after his Tigers one runs out (so the 2021 super rugby season) and cheika trying to use that.
  4. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    There is a concession for marquee players brought home from OS so they probably won't have a salary cap issue with Toomua. There may still be others

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  5. Tomikin Tony Shaw (54)

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    Toomua has played more 10 then 12.. He was always a 10 till someone thought hed be a good 12 as his tough as tek. But I feel he drives the defence line better at 10.

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  6. swingpass Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Slim do we know that for a fact. Baden Stephenson has repeatedly said they are not.

    Already gone or going from this years list are Horwitz, Hutchinson, Fou, Timani, Parling, Stirzaker, McGregor, Mafi, Fainga'a. Edit: forgot Lance and Hanson too.The only confirmed in as far as i know is Naisarani.

    Toomua would be great at 10. so would Adams he he is given a go. Unfortunately i think JD is never going to make the transition to a top line Super flyhalf.
  7. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    Has he actually said that?

    I found a quote by him saying that their wage bill was "is not exorbitant" but doesn't actually stat whether or not they're within the cap.

    There were reports that the Rebels were estimated to be $700,000 over the cap prior to signing Adam Coleman.
  8. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Colby Fainga'a gone? I'm sure I saw recently that he had extended his contract for at least another year.
  9. swingpass Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Yes i think he has or words to the effect that they are compliant - possibly weasel words and pertaining only to this year where no cap exists. i don't have any first hand information about the wages bill at the Rebels
  10. Mickey Rummery Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Could we still be under the cap as ARU/RA were going to honour Force players contracts?
  11. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    If Toomua comes in, I expect it's at 10. However, he showed he could play there for the Brumbies and still play 12 for the Wallabies, and it does mean we can have confidence in him covering 10 if Foley goes down.

    Also I can't believe you could be getting Toomua. If only we didn't give him the bloody optional 1yr get-out clause.
  12. Rebels3 Dick Tooth (41)

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    Have heard this numerous times, specifically on these threads. But who are they paying to be over the cap???? Honestly look at the squads line them up against each other and ask yourself how they are spending over the cap. To me it looks like all teams are roughly spending the same, minus the Tahs who obviously have more Wallabies on big top ups.

    I personally believe its just a rumored beat up that has never been substantiated in public.

    Rebels are paying top dollar for Coleman, Genia, Koroibete, DHP and Mafi, the rest of the team would be on fairly average super wages. There has been an illusion create that the likes of Naivalu, Phillip, Ruru, Uelese, etc are on good dollars, yet most of them are still on their first or second professional contract.
  13. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Genia, Koro and Mafi and probably not counted under the salary cap as well under the various marquee player exemptions. (Can you have more than one marquee player?)
  14. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    But I think only for the first year, ie 2018. In 2019, I believe the full contract amount becomes the Rebels' to find within the cap.
  15. Rebels3 Dick Tooth (41)

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    Not one person who has said we are over the cap has bothered to point out how?

    Its all hearsay

    It's also interesting to see the only ones saying it are Brums supporters

    Even comparing the two squads it's so similar

    The Brums front row is dramatically more expensive than the Rebels on paper, Sio and AAT would both be earning more than any Rebs player (Result Brums)

    Hooking - The rebels only have 2 on their books, the Brums 3. Although Uelese is prob on more than the others (even)

    Locks - Coleman would be the most expensive, but then Arnold and Carter would be earning more than Parling and Phillip. Both teams have excess numbers of experienced pros (Result Rebs)

    Back row - Pocock easily the most expensive. Naisarani and McCaffrey prob earning similar to Timani and Faingaa. Mafi would be the Rebs highest earner. Timani and Mafi both gone next year (Result Brums)

    Scrum Half - Easily Genia although Powell's recent top up would show hes worth something (Result Rebs)

    Fly Half - Not even a contest. CLL still on an ARU top up (result Brums)

    Centre - Kurindrani earning the most, Hodge prob second most, Godwin third, Meakes and English etc. (Result Brums)

    Wings - Koroibete easily the most, Speight the only other on an ARU top up. (Result Rebs)

    Fullback - DHP easily the most (Rebs)

    So in simple terms, Brums spending more in 4 areas, Rebs spending more in 4.
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  17. Rebels3 Dick Tooth (41)

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  18. Rebels3 Dick Tooth (41)

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    It was generally understood, that Lance was moved on and things were compliant. Esp with Stirzacker, Hanson etc getting their contracts picked up elsewhere.

    Since then Parling is leaving, Mafi is leaving, Hutchinson is leaving, Timani is leaving.

    That's $1mil worth of talent
  19. Tomikin Tony Shaw (54)

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    Look if the Rebels want Toomua they will make the cap space.. its all the 1 year deals they probably did.

    Now if that means they drop the rot of there team to get him they would. Wish he would come home.

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  20. Tomikin Tony Shaw (54)

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    And if Toomua wants to come home there be some sweet ARU cap dodgy deal for any team who he wants to go to.

    Genia Toomua would be pretty sweet to see, no one has ever tried it.

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