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Who will sign Tuqiri ?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tuqiri Sacked by ARU

    July 01, 2009
    Lote Tuqiri's contract with the Australian Rugby Union has been terminated.

    The ARU released a brief statement tonight which said:

    "The employment contract of Lote Tuqiri has been terminated effective today.

    "ARU has treated this issue as a standard employment matter.

    "The ARU will not make any further comment on the matter as it may be the subject of legal proceedings."

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    Assuming he will come back to league rather than jetting off to Europe, which club will nab him ? Rabbits would be the favourites I would have to think

    Amusing how the ARU waited until a day after the NRL registration deadline to get rid of him
     
  2. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    He can make too much money in French Rugby. If he does comes back to League, i can;t think who would pick him up. Maybe titans?
     
  3. Chip and Chase

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

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    I can't see him settling for a paltry NRL contract after a million dollar ARU contract. He hasn't earned his keep the last 2 years and I'm glad Robbie Deans had the balls to drop him. We won't miss him.
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He has always hinted at a desire to get back into rugby league though fella's. He would have to be pretty nicely set up by now, and being good mates with Wendell and Rogers the NRL must hold some appeal
     
  5. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

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    Dragons? Re-unite with Wendell & Wayne Bennett.
     
  6. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    missing_something Active Member

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    I'm starting to think Bennett took the Bronco's accountant with him to St George, but realistically they can't have the $$$ free under the cap for him.
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Probably rugby in Japan.  If NRL then the roosters as they have money available.
     
  10. gomanly

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    I can only see him going to a qld based club or the dragons falling short of that I reckon french or jap rugby is the go for lote, should never have left the greatest game of all!
     
  11. willstyles

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    A curly one - Bulldogs?

    They're looking to replace a highly-paid winger....

    He hasn't enjoyed his time in rugby. But he is a wealthy man now, why not play for 250k again, but in a sport you actually bloody love instead?
     
  12. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    4-1 League
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    French Rugby is the winner though, they can offer him the most money.
     
  13. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Haha, remember that story which quoted the Adelaide coach (from memory, not 100%) saying that Tuqiri would be a success if he code-swapped and played AFL? It was like 3 years ago, and well into his rugby transition. It was the most hilarious suggestion I'd ever seen.
     
  14. Chip and Chase

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

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    You've got that right, he can't kick to save his life.
     
  15. ManlyBacker

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    You would never make a bookie Zep! You can back each option and cannot lose money, only make it :p

    He was one of my all-time favorite players. But he has bludged around in RU for way too long. I would be astonished if he made an impact in RL now. If he wants an easy life then French RU and the attached dollars would have to be favorite.
     
  16. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Funny isn't it....ALL the high profile League Players they poached are now gone, Rogers, Sailor and now Lote......only Ryan CRoss remains, and he's hardly "high profile" (although he has done well I'll admit!!!)
     
  17. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Titans I reckon will get him
     
  18. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Barnes is doing alright.
     
  19. Chip and Chase

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

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    Don't forget TimTam Tahu, he is still proving he is a myth in two codes.
     
  20. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Barnes grew up playing rugby though didnt he?
     

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