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Waratahs 2020

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, May 9, 2019.

  1. John S Bob Loudon (25)

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    I'm pretty sure I heard that at least 1000 times from Kearns in the first 20 minutes on Saturday........
  2. Rebels3 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Telegraph saying Suaali is poised to backflip on the Rabbitohs to sign with Waratahs for $1m a season. Surely doesn’t seem right
  3. whitefalcon Allen Oxlade (6)

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    obviously some of that would be RA money but wasnt the cap for an entire super team only about 3m a year?
  4. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The Fox Sports article suggests he could debut for the Waratahs within a month which would be just after turning 17.
  5. Dctarget Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Yeehaw, I love some fucking crazy signings for stupid amounts of money. Sure, use some of that money to try and keep Rodda, Coleman, Skelton or Arnold. But why not go nuts for a literal teenager. Bring on Bieber 2.0.
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  6. Blackadder John Solomon (38)

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  7. Pass it to Dunning! Darby Loudon (17)

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    What position he play?
  8. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    Wing/fullback
  9. Rugbynutter39 Tony Shaw (54)

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  10. Blackadder John Solomon (38)

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    I really hope the amount is wrong. Money is meant to be tight across rugby.

    Talented yes but still a kid. A lot of pressure on him.

    I hope he succeeds
  11. molman John Solomon (38)

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    Didn't he train with the Mens 7's team? I wonder if Tokoyo is something they are thinking about at all?

    I agree. I'm a little curious how this is going to look to some players who signed off on the 60 and then 30 percent paycuts or the numerous other staff who lost their jobs.

    Has anyone seen him run around much for Kings. Is he really worth it at this age?
  12. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    In League, you sometimes pay overs to a young star to attract other talent. Newcastle did it with Ponga and it worked. I'd say, aside from wanting him, they're also trying to send a message to future talent that there is a pathway in Union. Particularly after all the bad press where Crichton was purportedly told there was no definite timeline for him to play for the Tahs.
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  13. Number 7 Fred Wood (13)

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    I’ve seen him play a few times and I’ve seen him at GPS athletics. He is an absolute physical specimen: good speed and huge vertical on him. He has good footwork and can evade players on the outside or run straight through them. Physically he is an Israel Folau clone. Talking to some Kings parents apparently he has a good humble head on his shoulders too.

    Doesn’t mean he is worth that amount though but good luck to him.
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  14. Blackadder John Solomon (38)

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  15. Rugbynutter39 Tony Shaw (54)

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  16. Pass it to Dunning! Darby Loudon (17)

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    There's a bunch of rugby league agents who tell the Telegraph that their star player is looking for switch to union. Happened with Latrell Mitchell, Ponga, Fifita, the list goes on. It's a way of getting their NRL club to pay more. This time it looks like didn't get the okay from Rugby Australia.
  17. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Well, Coleman at least is earning way over the "alleged" amount here, so hard to see anything financial enticing him back, and I think Arnold and Skelton are on a fair bit too. Rodda is playing the "filler between gigs" hand to up his earnings as far as I see, so a different scenario.
    Even if Suaalii has been offered anything like that, I'd bet a fair chunk is some 3rd party deal, not RA accounts. Not to mention what is being offered just to be contracted, against "potential" earnings from Tests etc...
    Nonetheless, I gotta say I find it interesting how much credibility some posters place in an article from such a source, given some of the experience of recent months.
    I'll believe he's coming when I see it, and I'd not believe a number from Fox sports or the Tele.
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  18. Rugbynutter39 Tony Shaw (54)

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    I thought league deal done and just waiting till 1 August to sign but maybe as you say part of the circus to get higher deal.
  19. Blackadder John Solomon (38)

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    Disregard he was at training today
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  20. Blackadder John Solomon (38)

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    Jake Gordon is running around too.

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