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Luke Lewis

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Turbo, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

    +1,568 / 497

    Luke Lewis is tackled.Source: News Corp Australia
    Could Luke Lewis finish his career at Manly?

    With Nathan Green, Blake Leary, Feleti Mateo, Siosaia Vave and Luke Burgess all off contract, the Sea Eagles are in the market for an edge forward.

    There’s been a few whispers that Lewis’ name has been mentioned around the Sea Eagles’ Narrabeen training base.


    Personally hope this is true, Lewis has another 2-3 even 4 year left in him IMO 3 years minimum, he would give DCE the option to go short to a backrower with confidence and Lewis is still in great form and with the big 3 leaving at the end of 2016 we will have plenty of money and Lewis will be pretty cheap probably around 250-300k which for a quality backrower is great he will also help fill our leadership void sign him up.

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  2. Waz13

    Waz13 Member

    +141 / 2
    Interesting. Is he a bit old though. In saying that I think Lewis is a big part of why cronulla have been good this year. Wouldn't want to throw a lot of coin at him though. Could be alright for the right price.
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  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +3,470 / 128
    2nd tier contract as back up for Knight

    Would re-sign green first as well given his improvement this year
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  4. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,016 / 7
    Oh puhleez what is he 90 or something, how is that a step forward. Is Manly now seen as the nrl retirement village
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  5. NewwyEagle

    NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

    +1,103 / 50
    Would be an awful signing. Unless we can sign a really elite back rower I'd rather just keep what we have. Next seasons back row could be Knight, Buhrer and Turbo. I'd rather give that a go.
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  6. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

    +394 / 4
    4 years left in him? He is one month of 33 right now and he's no Beaver. At that age, nothing more than a backup for a season, as the risk is just too high for anyone to throw $$ at to bring into your top squad. Solid player he is indeed, and he fits well in current Sharks squad as the mix of experience and youth is pretty spot on, he doesn't have to do much and can use his skill, I don't think we so much need 'experience' as much as we need 'impact' from any forward buys. Silly to buy someone who you are going to be lucky to get 2 years out of. Need to buy 5 year players with a couple of runs on the board, not journeymen on last legs.
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  7. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

    +2,427 / 115
    More than ever it's a young persons game. The size, athleticism and skill of the modern footballer is simply too much for the older guys to handle. You only have to look at the sudden dip in form of Brett Stewart and Jamie Lyon (although Lyon had a good game on the weekend) to know that all it takes is one pre-season to come back over-the-hill; that could be next year for Lewis for all we know?!

    The Roosters finished 13th in 2012 and adopted a youth policy and all their players bar Mini and SBW were under 25. They finished the year premiers thanks to some clever refereeing, but history says they won the competition and it had a lot to do with having an eager, fresh, and energetic squad.
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  8. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,379 / 106
    He's the the exact type of player we need. But his age makes it a no from me. Prefer we get 25-50 games into a kid then sign him for 2 years. I'm picturing Nate Myles 2.0.
  9. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +834 / 24
    No way. He is too old, by 5+ years! Lets get someone younger and with less regard for their body. Like Watmough Circa 2011
  10. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

    +2,427 / 115
    We also have Nate Myles to be the old, slow, experienced head that helps the younger guys. You can probably only carry one of those in the pack and the rest can be experienced but not washed up (like Buhrer for example).

    In order to build a culture, we need young guys to come through together and form a core, not has beens from other clubs here for a retirement package.
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  11. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,261 / 44
    Love Luke Lewis as a footballer, and 2-3 years ago would have jumped at the opportunity. Now ??? Yeah....nah !
  12. andyvb

    andyvb Active Member

    +255 / 28
    We should throw a one year contract his way. His experience is valuable and he isn't behind the pace, he is keeping up with first grade with ease. Would prefer him over green
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  13. CBreeagles

    CBreeagles Active Member

    +1,080 / 56
    I find this part of the article more interesting-
    Which coach is eyeing a return to his former club?

    He’s not off contract with his current club but we all know a contract doesn’t count for much these days.

    Certain people in power at his former club are eager to bring him back but there’s resistance from others and their current coach still has time left to run on his deal. This could get very messy!

    That could only be us couldn't it?
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  14. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,115 / 126
    I am excited at the thought of Lewis and Myles heading up our pack next year

    Maybe our recruitement can sign Mark Carroll and Dave Gillespie again as I reckon they have a couple more years left in them
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  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,049 / 238
    Messy indeed!!
  16. nightster

    nightster grumpy old bastard

    grew up Manly now Byron
    +1,226 / 35
    I have always liked and respected Luke Lewis however I think if you got one more good year out of him and could get him on a 1 year contract at the right money ... his experience, effort and off field character would be a good influence on the younger guys .... but I actually think for the $$$ Sam Tagataese for a year or two would be a good buy ...
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  17. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Anywhere but Parramatta
    +5,138 / 100
    Barrett back to St.george? Lol.
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  18. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,335 / 15
    He's perfect for a 4 year deal at parramatta.

    If we want an old dude for next year we should be asking Lyon to stay on for 1 more season as 5/8 (if we can't get a new one)
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  19. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Toowoomba, Queensland
    +2,242 / 54
    Young Storm player Solomona for the long term is the way....add this beast to Kapow, Jake AFB & Meehan & the pack is full of intimidation, power, energy & will build into 1 heck of a side for DCE to play off with the skills of Buhrer on the edges & Parcel running amok off second phase & quick play the balls....
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  20. CBreeagles

    CBreeagles Active Member

    +1,080 / 56
    Hearing Solomona to the Roosters which is why they poached the Chooks promising NYC prop. A shame, would have loved him for us.
    Imagine him at his peak in a few years.
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