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Manly after Joe Galuvao

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by CliffyIsGod, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this should be a posted article, put my work PC won't open it when I click articles.

    http://www.nrl.com/newsviews/latestnews/newsarticle/tabid/10874/newsid/55529/parramatta-cleanout-has-begun/default.aspx

    The ongoing juggling act at Parramatta ahead of 2010 has taken another twist with back-rower Weller Hauraki the latest player told he is free to look elsewhere at the end of the season.

    Just a week after the Eels’ new board was compelled to issue a press release insisting captain Nathan Cayless would not be released early from his big-money contract amid speculation to the contrary, Hauraki – who is also contracted to the club for another 12 months – has been granted permission to negotiate with other clubs instead.

    And he may not be the only one.

    A source close to the club told NRL.com today that a number of players that coach Daniel Anderson is unlikely to keep beyond next season – almost all of them forwards – have already been tapped on the shoulder and told that it might be in their best interests to look elsewhere sooner rather than later.

    The recent signing of Dragons prop Justin Poore and the Roosters’ Shane Shackleton has placed Parramatta’s under-performing pack on notice, with many of them certain to lose value on the market should they find themselves spending more time with feeder club Wentworthville in the NSW Cup next season.

    “The club isn’t going to sack any player that is on contract but some of those that are coming off next year have been told that they might be better off looking around now for a new home,” the source said.

    Hauraki’s manager, David Riolo, refused to comment when asked about Hauraki’s situation but admitted another of his clients, Josh Cordoba, was struggling to find a home in 2010.

    Cordoba, Todd Lowrie and Junior Paulo – all off contract at the end of the current season – are among those under immediate pressure to be re-signed with the former having already been told that he isn’t in Anderson’s plans.

    “Josh only played one game and then he was dropped so it has been a bit difficult for him to show everyone what he has to offer,” Riolo said.

    “Daniel basically told him that he wasn’t his style of player.”

    Asked about Hauraki, Riolo said: “I’m more worried about my players that don’t have a contract for next year than those that do.”

    The Eels are also battling to retain veteran back-rower Joe Galuvao who has been negotiating a new deal for the past two months but has since fielded a respectable offer from rivals Manly.

    However, their primary concern now is filling the no.7 jersey next season, with former Sea Eagles and now Warrington star Michael Monaghan ruled out as a viable option due to the salary cap.

    Topping the list of potential options are Cronulla’s man of the moment Scott Porter – who is yet to be re-signed by the Sharks for next season – and former Eels halfback Tim Smith who wants to return to Australia after two seasons with English giants Wigan.

    Smith famously walked out on the Eels 12 months ago after a long battle with depression.

    “But things were different back then,” Riolo admitted today. “I haven’t even mentioned Tim’s name to Parramatta but I can assure you that he would go back if the opportunity arose.

    “He definitely wants to come back to Australia next year.”

    New Eels chief executive Andrew Hill didn’t return calls today but Leagues Club chairman Roy Spagnolo previously told NRL.com that Parramatta’s resurrection as a premiership force would take time and that coach Daniel Anderson has the board’s full backing.

    WTF?!
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Would be a fair depth signing with JWH, Hall and Cuthbertson leaving, but no more than that, and certainly wouldn't be massive coin
     
  3. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    This has been his best year since Penrith won the comp with him and Puletua firing, BUT that doesn't say a great deal as he's been terrible for the past few years.

    His best footy is a long way behind him. How tragic would it be to lose JWH and gain Galuvao? Not a lot of upside in that move...
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Make sure you are logged in at the top right of the page. You will then be able to see Articles >> Submit Article
     
  5. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    Porter would be a superb signing. Hes looked great for Cronulla.

    But we need a more experienced half if Foran will be our 5/8
     
  6. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    I am logged on, Dan. It's the work PC.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    to both the forums and the site?

    there is absolutely any reason a computer wouldnt show that option unless you were not logged in
     
  8. Guest

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    Obviously our coaching staff don't rate JWH.  To be honest he hasn't done a lot in the two games that he has played in FG.

    He seems to be a bit ponderous at the moment although this may be due to him being young and not used to FG.  The good thing for us is that there are not too many players who go to the roosters and improve their game.  The majority go backwards.  
     
  9. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Would be a good addition to the Sunshine Coast side.
     
  10. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Weller Hauraki would be a better signing imo
     
  11. eagle_predator

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    How high do you rate Hauraki BE
     
  12. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    above Joe Galuvao, and he is only 24 as well
     
  13. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    HAURAKI is a dud. Galuvao has been good this season.

    Having said that Des and the coaching staff  can turn any footballer into 1sr grade material
     
  14. eagle_predator

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    Weller Hauraki
    DOB 18/2/1985
    Place: Dannevirke, NZ
    Junior Club:Dannevirke Tigers
    Position:Second row/Lock
    Height:185cm Weight: 102kg
    Rep Honours: NZ Maori 2008
    Previous Clubs: Nil
    Club and FG Debut: v Warriors, Parramatta Stadium, 28/5/07 (Rd 11)
     
  15. eagle_predator

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    Joe Galuvao
    DOB 8/7/1978
    Place: Auckland, NZ
    Junior Club:Manurewa
    Position:Second row
    Height:181cm Weight: 106kg
    Rep Honours: 4 Tests for NZ 2003-04, Tri Nations 2004; World Cup 2000 (Samoa)
    Previous Clubs: Warriors 1998-2000,Penrith 2002-05, South Sydney 2006-07
    FG Debut: v Warriors v Roosters, 2/5/98, SFS (Rd 8
    Club FG Debut: v Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium, 15/3/08 (Rn 1)
     
  16. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    stop right there
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why should the age matter ?

    He would offer an experienced head, has played test match footy and grand finals, which would be needed in a big way in the pack around Origin time
     
  18. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He seems to be rejuvenated. Maybe by having a rest in the middle part of his career. Maybe he is also a decent bloke. We have a dearth of older players to act as good role models since we lost Beaver, Willo etc.
     
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  20. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Hauraki is a far better option.

    Neither are world beaters but Galuovou had his best days at Penrith a hundred years ago
     

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