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Witty no warrior - joins rah rahs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    He was ok at times but he doesn't deserve a News item front page spot:

    Witt switches codes, signs for Otago
    Michael Witt has left rugby league's New Zealand Warriors and signed a contract for rugby union side Otago.

    Otago Rugby Football Union chief executive Richard Reid said details of the deal with the rugby league player had been finalised in the last 24 hours.

    Witt has signed a two-year deal with the province and will play for Otago in the Air NZ Cup in 2009 and 2010.

    The 25-year-old Warriors five-eighth, who hails from Toowoomba, Queensland, is an outstanding goalkicker and made his NRL debut in 2003 for Parramatta before joining Manly and then the Warriors in 2007.

    He missed just one match in his debut Warriors season and also starred in the team's run to the NRL playoffs last year.

    "Michael is excited at the opportunity to be playing rugby in Dunedin and we are as well," Reid said.

    "He will look to come down and meet the Otago rugby community shortly, he will play club rugby and then join his new team for the Air NZ Cup."

    NZRU professional rugby general manager Neil Sorensen said the NZRU had facilitated the deal to bring Witt across to rugby.

    "Michael let it be known that he was keen to play rugby in New Zealand, so we started exploring the possibilities which has resulted in him signing for Otago.

    "The NZRU has also contracted him to cover the potential for him to play Super 14 rugby next year."

    Witt has been on the sidelines at the Warriors as they invest time in new signing Joel Moon and rising young playmaker Shaun Johnson.

    Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah has said the club were unlikely to prevent Witt switching codes.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think he will actually suit Union very well, he has the union feel about his defense and his kicking will go a long way
     
  3. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Now ive been to Dunedin........once.........and i find that the sentence above must be a complete falsehood. Windswept, antarctic, treeless backwater ! 
     
  4. blitzkrieg

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    Now ive been to Dunedin........once.........and i find that the sentence above must be a complete falsehood. Windswept, antarctic, treeless backwater ! 
    [/quote]Maybe it should say "Micheal is happy to be earning money in Dunedin"
    He had to pledge himself to NZ to get a start as well, they must think he is going to challenge for an All Black spot or something,what a joke!!
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jatz, if you get down there at the right times, eg when all the Uni Students are there, it can be a bloody entertaining little city :p
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    4th Club and the guy is only turning 25. That has to say something. He is at best a journeyman!!!!
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Now ive been to Dunedin........once.........and i find that the sentence above must be a complete falsehood. Windswept, antarctic, treeless backwater ! 
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    I think the statement is true, he must be excited to be playing Rugby there, cause there is bugger all else there to be excited about
     
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    To think I jumped the gun and thanked Fitzy and our feeder club for our great new signing Witt at the Tigers Trial in 2005. Fortunately Zorba made a louder claim, to be left with egg on his face as Witt was traded to the Worriers!!!! :)
     

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