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Aussie Player Exodus

Dctarget

John Eales (66)
Aiden Stait, 2.03m tall, 135kg heavy has left Sydney Uni to sign with Bayonne at age 19.

Any NSW people with info on him? Is this going to be another Meafou?
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Mark Ella (57)
He’s a big boy that’s for sure. Looks like he’s played more League than Union like Skelton. Probably too tall and lumbering to play League which was why Skelton got introduced to Rugby.

Recruitment is definitely aggressive at younger ages now. They have the resources to throw a contract and see. Who cares if it doesn’t work out.
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Mark Ella (57)
Other stories about him doing the NFL testing.

Country Rugby League kid that is clearly a beast at sports at this stage. Hard to be disappointed at NSW at this stage but I’m sure if he went to a Sydney School we’d be up in arms.
 

Wilson

Simon Poidevin (60)
Trevor Hosea to Suntory Sungoliath
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Derpus

Jason Little (69)
Woulda thought the bloke had a Wallaby future. Shame these guys have to choose between money and representing your country.
 

Wallaby Man

Trevor Allan (34)
Woulda thought the bloke had a Wallaby future. Shame these guys have to choose between money and representing your country.
From what I have heard the money difference is astronomical. More than 2x what he can earn in Aus. Definitely not a move to play for Japan more a decision based on financial security because of horrendous injury record the previous 18months and the amount is just too big to ignore.

Suntory also has a very good rugby set up that is as good as any pro team going around.
 
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