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Unsigned 2014 props available

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    Well now Richie has pulled up stumps, toovey has mentioned we are looking to replace him, any idea who is available that we could have a crack at....
     
  2. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    This guys available. He'll have a crack and do it for a few schooners and a pie after the game

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  3. Eagle Rock

    Eagle Rock Active Member

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    Hahaha, He has a good step and can beat the fastest man in the world...... Sign Him !!!!!
     

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  4. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    This list is from zero tackle. Don't know how up to date it is though.

    Neccrom Areaiiti, Rodney Coates, Justin Lemalu, Luke Page, Junior Palau, Seffa Silafau, Nick Skinner, Brandon Tago, Shannon Wakeman
     
  5. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    He's already signed with the Dogs.
    Saw him on TV with Doggies gear, right?
     
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  6. Townsville Eagle

    Townsville Eagle Active Member

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    If we don't give our young guys a shot we will lose them and there is some real talent there and we have basically 3 spots to fill. Lovely for them.
     
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  7. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sam Kasiano's got rid of the beard then?
     
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  8. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    This is all a media beat-up. We have more props than a movie set. Many of these so-called novices will prove they are first grade standard and mid-season the media will be asking how Manly continually unearths stars.
    If we have the (reported) $130,000 Richie salary available then it would be wise to hold it to take advantage of the inevitable mid-season transfer of players, which Melbourne and the Dogs seem to capitalise on.
     
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  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We could use a Nigel Plum/Shane Rodney type.
    Someone tough and competent who's been around the block.
    Even JWH and Fifita took a few years to be consistent at NRL level, we can't expect all our newbies to do a Lawrence.
    We are one injury away from front row disaster.
     
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  10. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I've said it in another thread, we need to get Smokin Joe out of retirement as a backup. He is ideal and available.
     
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  11. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I've always thought Nigel Plum would go well in our side
     
  12. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    We do need another eperienced frontrower to replace richie.

    They wont be a world beater, more a solid fringe player who will provide a bit of stability.

    Now i, like eveyone else is excited by Trbojvic , Starling, Sao, Hasson, Lui and Andrews but they have less than 20 games between then and some may not step up.

    Remember once everyone expected our front row to be Cunningham and Stromquist.

    That said if we sign someone it wont be one of that unsigned lot, rather a player released by another club here or in the UK looking for a chance.

    Think a heckenberg, byrant, richie or gower type, not good enough to hold the young guns back but good enough to step in if the young guns falter
     
  13. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In regards to using our juniors - I think if the NRL Changes the salary cap rules in 2015 to include allowances for bred not bought players will put us in good stead for keeping a quality roster in years to come.

    I think whilst King is still in the squad, give these young kids a chance to come to form. We have all the makings to train these kids into superstars.
     
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  14. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Bred not bought would kill Easts, wound Canterbury and Melbourne and hurt us. It would obviously benefit Brisbane - and they already have too many advantages.
    Dispensation for long-term one-club players is the way to go, and that would benefit us.
     
  15. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think the worry is the depth

    Out for the 4 or 5 untried you would assume there are a couple which will succeed. The variable is if those players get injured (you would think this is somewhat inevitable in a first year in first grade) and how the fringe players can stand up
     
  16. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The bigger worry is if our limited number of experienced props get injured. We would be in real trouble if Kingy and Lawrence were injured and Kingy particularly has shown to be injury prone having missed two GF's to injury. We need someone like Smokin Joe there with an experienced head as backup.
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    Ben Ross would also be a good backup.
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    Another good option would be to lure Luke O'Donnell out of retirement.
     
  17. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    Mate i would be very very happy if the rumors were true and Aaron Woods managed to get out of his contract this year to join us immediately. As long as we dont pay overs for him, i think he would complement Lawrence and King nicely
     
  18. Eagle Rock

    Eagle Rock Active Member

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    I agree with you, get Joe out of retirement and back onto the field. I have never seen this guy play one bad game and Manly could use him, especially for this season, tough as !!
     
  19. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The old brigade is the past, let the newbies loose.

    Or convince Aaron Woods that he is homesick for Brookie :idea:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNbmEyuEZ2k

    As 2v said to Kitey last year, in that 'Manly Players Impersonate 2V' video 1:25m the Players put out, 'Its not hard, run the ball, make a break, score a try!'
     
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  20. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    I honestly think the prop role has changed and so has the thinking of the clubs regarding them. 10 or 15 years ago a top tier prop on big coin was essential. Now not so. With stats and coaches getting players to buy into the game plan much more a group of props that makes many good runs and tackles in short spurts can just as effective. As long as they dont drop the ball

    Even still I worry if we lose the experienced ones to injury as mentioned above
     

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