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Mason to Tigers

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Report that he will sign shortly. He must be on the base wage of $56,000 (I think it is) or else Tigers couldn't afford him, surely.
     
  2. Top End Eagle

    Top End Eagle Well-Known Member

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    They got rid of Mitch Brown to alleviate immediate cap pressure so maybe it's two years with a back ended deal.

    They do need go forward.
     
  3. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Pleased he will be nowhere near our squad.
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but they get Ellis and Galloway back.

    By my reckoning Tigers should have the same cap pressures as us. They have a lot of highly-paid players.
     
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  5. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ellis is going back to the UK at the end of the year.
     
  6. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Yes I know, but that doesn't help their salary cap this year. Mason must be on rations this year, then grabbing much of Ellis' salary next season.
    Comparing Ellis to Mason is like a thoroughbred to a old draught horse.
     
  7. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Off course it does, he was on 300k plus a year I seem to recall.I don't think anyone would pay Mason more than 150k and that's being generous.
     
  8. DUFFMAN

    DUFFMAN Active Member

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    Tigers have walked away from contract talks with Mason.
     
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  9. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Now that the Tigers have withdrawn their interest, Masons career is probably over unless he gets a lifeline from someone else, perhaps he should give Tooves a call we are a bit short of back rowers....
     
  10. Chip and Chase

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

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    Mason should try GWS Giants
     
  11. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I've spoken to a few former team mates of Big Willie and they all said the same thing. He is extremely popular amongst his team mates and that when he talks to young players in particular he has a great ability to give them confidence. The problem being is that his personality will often lead him to getting offside with the coach and it can split the playing group because a lot of the players would back back Big Willie.

    I think if he went to a club that already had a strong leadership group within the club he could still be a success. At this stage though I'm more than happy for another club to take the risk.
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We don't need that has-been. Divisive and self-opinionated.
     
  13. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    There are two I's in Willie.
     

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