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Bulls’ Burgess in Parra’s sights

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  1. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    http://www.leaguehq.com.au/news/lhqnews/bulls8217-burgess-in-parra8217s-sights/2009/08/01/1248977235992.html

    Bulls’ Burgess in Parra’s sights


    PARRAMATTA’S audacious spending spree might not be over, with club officials setting their sights on Super League sensation Sam Burgess.

    The Eels have already bolstered their roster for next season by signing Timana Tahu, Justin Poore and Shane Shackleton. However, Bradford back-rower Burgess – rated by Bradford Bulls’ teammate Steve Menzies as potentially the best forward in the world – is their latest target.

    Burgess, contracted to Bradford until the end of 2010, aspires to test himself in the NRL. His manager, Chris Caisley, revealed the Bulls would consider releasing him next season if a player swap could be arranged.

    ‘‘He’s definitely a player of interest for us,’’ confirmed Eels chief executive Paul Osborne. ‘‘He’s someone we’re looking at but we’re pretty tight with the [salary] cap.’’
     
  2. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Let's hope Beaver remains the key to helping Manly sign Burgess.
     
  3. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    According to Mark from Brisbane it's almost a done deal that Burgess will be at Manly.
     
  4. Guest

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    Are we doing a swap with Kite?  Cannot see us buying him unless we offload someone.  Maybe princess?
     
  5. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hopefully so but anything could happen between now and if he puts pen to paper with us. Verbal agreements mean nothing in Rugby League these days (and I'm not saying that he has made a verbal agreement either so don't jump on me for mentioning one).
     
  6. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Hopefully so but anything could happen between now and if he puts pen to paper with us. Verbal agreements mean nothing in Rugby League these days (and I'm not saying that he has made a verbal agreement either so don't jump on me for mentioning one).
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    True verbal agreements mean JS these days wasn't it Luke Lewis who made a verbal agreement to join Souths in 2009 ?
     
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My guess is that Eels are not in the market for him but want to make sure Manly spends as much as possible if we want him.
     
  8. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    My insider at Bradford (works for the Bulls so this isn't heresay) tells me she thinks the deal has alreday been done, just waiting for some sign off's etc.

    May well be a part of the Hall/Lestrange exchange.

    I guess nothing is "official" until it's been announced but she reckons he's been unhappy there and as a result hasn't been playing to his potential.

    Take from that what you wish!!
     
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How could he be unhappy playing with beaver? Bit sus imo.
     
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    In fact I think he loves playing with the Beaver and Steve has been in his ear saying "move to the NRL, be coached by Des Hasler and it will be the best move you could make"

    She (my Bradford Miss) suggested that the deal might just be for 2 years, sort of like a "chance to get some experience in the best comp in the world and then back home to Pommie land"

    Who knows....she said he's a very good player but just isn't happy with the coach and the management team.
     
  11. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He is young and imagine what it would be like to be part of a Prop rotation with Kite, Perry, Rose and King (if he is good enough to stay in the mix?)

    How much would he learn from playing with a great backrow and being in a top team in the toughest comp in the world?

    Imagine also being a Pom, coming from dark, wet, misty Northern England and going to live near Parramatta!!!  Go the the Northern Beaches son!!!!!
     
  12. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    All is fixed. I have been down to the Post Office and picked up the official verbal agreement form. A done deal for sure now.
     
  13. missing_something

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    Wow post office on a Sunday - your hard pressed finding anyone working in one here during business hours monday - friday.
     
  14. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    CW you forgot to mention Gods country
     
  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    CW you forgot to mention Gods country
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  16. Guest

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    Parramatta is a lot like the Uk these days.  Full or indians and middle eastern people.
     
  17. blitzkrieg

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    Parramatta is a lot like the Uk these days.  Full or indians and middle eastern people.
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    Galuvao shouldn't have too much trouble getting a cab then :p
     
  18. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Now it is not just the Slime.

    "Still on show business and we can assure you that Russell Crowe DID have dinner with England prop Sam Burgess and his manager Chris Caisley this week - as reported in the Australian today - installing South Sydney as favourite over Manly to sign Sam as soon as next year.

    Souths seem determined to spread Craig Wing's money as widely as possible - I'm hearing the names of other representative props who could be heading their way. "

    Source Steve Mascord rleague.com

    C'mon Beaver, do your stuff and get him to the Eagles.
     
  19. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    How could sloths afford him. They have Assotassi and just recuited Big Dave Taylor.
     
  20. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wing, Fa'alogo and Kidwell are being cut loose, 3 blokes on pretty hefty coin there I would say
     

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