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Rugby clubs throw millions at Inglis

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Courier Mail – January 23, 2015

    South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis has been tabled two multi-million dollar European rugby deals to join powerful English club Bath and French Top 14 outfit Toulon at the end of the NRL season.
    Despite being under contract until the end of 2017 with premiers South Sydney, the cashed-up European clubs have thrown the cheque book at the champion NRL fullback.
    As the saying goes, money talks all languages.
    But as tempting as the offers were, Sport Confidential has been told Inglis loves life with his young family in Sydney and has issued a firm thanks, but no thanks.


    Read more: http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/rugby-clubs-throw-millions-at-inglis-16216/#ixzz3PbLYrIQK
     
  2. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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    The old saying is "Money talks and BS walks."

    I wonder what will happen good luck to him if he joins RU.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder if they will throw a boat at him too
     
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  4. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    RU couldn't offer Greg any more than Russ can. Hollywood stars, holidays, brown paper bags...

    The last thing I listed is a huge assumption on my part and my part alone. ;)
     
  5. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ....but it could set him up for life!
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    He has to look after his family.......
     
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  7. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    He has hefty boat rego bills and fines to pay for leaving shopping trolleys outside his house.
     
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  8. conanu

    conanu Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Cant spend those thousands worth of Harvey Norman vouchers over there. They do have Harvey Norman in Ireland though. Maybe he is going to Leinster with Teo.

    Funny how the Tele just says he isn't leaving and is happy so don't worry. Yet Brett Stewart who is also under contract to the same time, was a done deal with Canberra and was reportedly training at Bruce Stadium, without even asking for a release.
     
  9. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes, his word is his bond, just ask Brisbane.
     
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  10. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The position of 'captain' has just been diminished by that appointment I feel.
     
  11. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    It would be a new challenge. I reckon he would want to test himself.
     
  12. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Take the Rugby money and piss off you annoying fwit.
     
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  13. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    He'd do well with the rah rah mob, wouldn't have to defend.
     
  14. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, he has to earn as much as possible to stop his wife from harming herself again.
     
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  15. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watch the NRL bend over backwards and give Souths extra cap room because he's supposedly had offers from french rugby clubs.

    Why don't we tell the NRL that DCE and Foran have also been offered big dollars from rugby?
     
  16. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Could just be his manager trying to get the NRL to foot a chunk of his contract outside of soufs salaray cap.

    TBH he would kill it in rugby at outside centre, plenty of rest breaks and league players defence is much better than union.
     
  17. Chip and Chase

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

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    Different situation @Moondog , rugby have access to planes that can fly in the rain.
     
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  18. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    This is my issue with David Smiths 'discretionary powers' to get or keep superstars. This is a prime example where you can see it could be used.

    And unfortunately abused.

    I said originally when all of this talk of discretionary power started that if I was DCE's manager I would be drumming up interest from Japanese or French Rugby (don't tell me they wouldn't be interested) and get a multimillion dollar offer, then get the NRL to step in and use 'the power'.

    Sure this is about as cynical as it gets, but given the media job managers do at the moment to get their clients top dollar, I don't think this is unrealistic where managers have the star players like Inglis, DCE, Smith. Hayne etc. (please note these are the players I believe the NRL see as the top and also the faces of the game....or were in Haynes case)
     
  19. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Because the NRL are too busy organising money for dce to help him move from Manly to the titans.
     
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  20. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    Greg is about the cash and always has been. He will go to french rugby, if he does go. I hope he does. Love to see the wallabies change their selection policy and select him to play for them from the french comp. He'd kill it at outside centre, as already said
     

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