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Fien unwanted

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, May 19, 2009.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    NEW Zealand Test star Nathan Fien has been told by the Warriors to look for another NRL club for next season and beyond.
    Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah said Fien would not be offered a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of this year.

    "It's disappointing for Nathan but he has been told he isn't seen as part of the club's future," Scurrah said.

    "We wanted Nathan to know where he stood so he can continue to look at other options, as he has been doing for some time.

    "Only recently he turned down an opportunity to sign with Huddersfield in the English Super League so he could stay in the NRL.

    "His manager has said a number of NRL clubs are interested and we certainly hope Nathan is able to secure his future with one of them for next season and beyond."

    Both St George Illawarra and Parramatta have shown interest in the 29-year-old utility, who is equally at home at halfback, five-eighth or hooker.

    Fien's quest to find a new club was dealt a blow today when he was dumped from the 19-man squad to play Canberra on Sunday.

    Joel Moon, who started the year at five-eighth before being moved into the centres, has replaced Fien in the No.6 jumper.

    "We've been concerned about our combination in the halves and needed to look at changes," coach Ivan Cleary said.

    "It's a tough call to make but there's room for only one halfback in the line-up.

    "We've been really pleased with the way Stacey (Jones) has been going for us at No.7, which meant Nathan had to miss out.

    "With Brent (Tate) out for the rest of the season, we've had a look at Joel in the centres but he's a player we're committed to at No.6, so he moves closer in to give us a better-balanced combination."
     
  2. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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  3. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    If they had the money....Parra could do worse than picking up Fien for the rest of the year.... No Mateo/Keating until round 20ish.
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We don't need another 28 plus half.  Parra sounds like the place for him.
     
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    if orford is demanding 400K and fein is 200K then get Fein and start blooding the juniors
     
  6. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    Gets a tattoo on his arm and all of sudden he thinks he's a Kiwi,eh bro?
    Imagine someone with that IQ guiding our team around.
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I reckon the Dragons will get him

    Apparently Wayne Bennett was hugely impressed with him during the WC last season
     
  8. Daring Eagle

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    Probably end up at Huddersfield who were looking at him after Carney fell through
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He said he will not be going to the ESL
     
  10. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Is this smart from the warriors???

    Jones wouldn't have many years left in him.
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The warriors don't appear to have the recruitment smarts except for the old front row guy and the number 1.  Apart from the first few games (unfortunately against us in one) Jones hasn't been the match winner for them.  He's old as well.  maybe they see something in their number 7 in the U20s. 
     
  12. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Apparently Stacey is looking to ink a new deal that will keep him at the Warriors next year as well. He's still young enough. 32/33.

    Fien had an amazing world cup, and was above average when the Warriors made their finals run last year, but he's not a leading halfback. The Warriors are right to stick with a champion (albeit, an ageing one) while they search for a genuine long-term solution (let's hope it isn't Kieran Foran).
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mark this name down, Shaun Johnson, is only 18 at the moment, but is already looking like a superstar and is wrapped up for 2-3 years already, he will be the man they will look too post Jones I am predicting, with Joel Moon beside him. Another young kid with all the skills is Kevin Locke and he could be a shot at it as well, although he is a fullback in the under 20s
     

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