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Reni Maitua?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Should we try to sign this guy? I say yes, would be a very good pick up imo.

    Maybe we can get Watmough looking over his shoulder because at the moment there's no backrower putting much pressure on our current 3 at the back of the scrum. Rodney in current form would feel safe but Watmough and Stewart could do with some pressure to retain their spots in the starting line-up.
     
  2. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't think we should sign him.

    Too much baggage, and it would tarnish our reputation (which still hasn't recovered from our 09 season launch).
     
  3. WESTIE

    WESTIE Well-Known Member

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    No...has too much of a bulldogs stench about him...
     
  4. patorick2010

    patorick2010 Active Member

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  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    No. Give Lussick and other juniors a go.
     
  6. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    No, our backrow is our strength at the moment. (apart from our main man Lyon).
     
  7. mudgeagle

    mudgeagle Active Member

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    looks like i am the odd one out so far but i would chase him IF we can pick him up cheap , would have to be a better choice of the bench than bailey but it all comes down to money and if we have any or does he want to much ?
     
  8. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    i dont agree with second row being our strength.choc is having his worst season for us in years,glen is struggling(im sure that has to do with his brother) and rodney is solid every week.the only other backrower is joe who rarely gets a run.

    if we could get him for around a100k would be worth a look.if he is a f..ck up off the field des will hunt him quickly.he is quite skillful and may add something.and rightly or wrongly it seems des will only give seasoned forwards a run so I cant see lussick or palu getting a run for a while yet.we are very lucky we havent had injuries in the back row.we would in all sorts.i think the three guys there have played almost every game except choc who may have missed 3.
     
  9. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    Good point Mudge, I wonder what the going price is for his type? But if cheap enough I'd would be happy I guess.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am unsure either way, I am happy enough with our back row stocks as it is, but he could be useful

    Sue, a quote from Graham Lowe the other night which ties in with your comment about Des.
    "I like seeing a young bolter come through the ranks and burst onto the scene, but Des prefer's the safety and experience of an older player" or something along those lines
     
  11. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    i am quite happy with his view re forwards unless they are out of the box like burgess.backs are different and to be honest he has given whare,hoppa and oldfield a go allthough i suppose it was forced on him.overall i think des has it close to right with maybe a little bit more risk taking required.

    i think he has to keep TH and KF together now.too late to try DCE.
     
  12. Rambofan

    Rambofan Member

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    No...no way..he is not the sort of bloke we want.This kid is just a money chaser that has no real hunger to be a clubman.Juniors please...
     
  13. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  14. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    no, but maitua > bailey
     
  15. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Buying should be a last resort, only to be considered if the pefect guy to fill a glaring weakness comes on the market.
     
  16. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    a MASSIVE no.

    He's been nothing but trouble off the field and hasn't done enough in his career on the field to be worth the risk.
    I've hated him since 2004 when he bashed a police officer and only got a fine. Should've gone to jail.
    He's a douche.
     
  17. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    reni maitua , 2006 convicted of drink driving,2008 bulldogs terminated his contract after he failed to attend  training sessions. 2009 suspended from the game for 2 years for testing positive to drugs . he is 29 years old and has been out of the game for 2 years. forget about reni maitua lets give our  loyal, dedicated, and enthusiastic young up and coming players a go
     
  18. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    A bit each way from me. Want to see Lussick and the rest a run in first grade but also don't want to miss out on a cheap player. Who know's he could turn out like Todd Carney and Willie Mason (of course Todd's not a forward but everyone will have to say he is killing it)
     
  19. sydsider

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    Lets look at rewarding loyalty instead of buying more ****.
     
  20. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No. Don't want a loser like him with us. Don't care if he's cheap. And our second-row stocks are fine, but I do hope Harrison, Buhrer and Lussick turn out to be good players. I also think you're too harsh on Stewart, the only thing wrong with him is his bloody handling.
     

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