Noticed they moved Jamie Humphrey from the halves to hooker several weeks ago.
From the very limited broadcasting of Fleg, we are reduced to watching highlights for the most part, so very hard to say that he has the "IT" factor to become a 1st grader.
hoping that he does and shows enough to...
I think the reason he isn't playing GCKT is because his strength/tackling consistency isnt where it needs to be, I know someone will pull up his stats and say he isnt that bad defensively, guess you cant factor in that 1st grade players are faster and more powerful than most reserve graders, and...
That absolute grub Reynolds stepped aside to open a spot in the top 30 for an up-and-coming player.
never thought id say anything positive about him, still pissed of when he was held up by 1 leg in a tackle against Manly, did a few hops and a somersault, ref awarded the penalty and the dogs won.
They are both 2nd rowers, and the real good ones are strong with and without the ball.
Ben has built up in the offseason and is getting on his knees and elbows when he is tackled,
Samuela is a power runner, more physical in defense and has more skill, game a few weeks ago the ball was kicked...
Hard to understand why the club is choosing to wait for Ben to gain enough experience / playing time to become a good 1st grader.
Looking at Samuela, he has a lot more upside and in my opinion worth the long-term investment by the club.
Only thing Ben has over Sam is that Ben can also play...
In more professionally run sports they governing body does gather evidence and catches out the team/club or manager.
Examples are in NBA and NFL
Maybe the NRL needs to go on one of their fact-finding junkets to the states to learn how to run a competition.
No Club should be talking about a future signing of a player while they are still under contract till 2024 season.
media who reports this should also have the NRL asking where they heard this, if Tigers deny, shouldnt they take media to court for defamation?
big can of worms that wont be opened...
good points, club signs a player who is underperforming they have to eat the contract.
club signs player who is out performing the value of contract, player / agent should eat the contract.
club wants to get out of the contract, see if they can work out a trade with another club.
THe clubs wont stand firm against the player managers as this will affect the signing / resigning of players in the future with the manager.
solution - NRL needs to go apocalyptic on the players manager and at the least refuse to register the new contract.
we hear the storys of how a player...
Manly forecasted well and signed Fifita for the next 2 years - great cap management.
Like Woodsie said, this is Tampering by the manager, there is no way this happens in a better run competition, imagine this was tried in the NBA or NFL.
NRL needs to put fans first and stop this amateur hour...
Who would be the slowest - Parker or Harper? atleast you would have enough time to get another beer before the race finished.
Really hope Myers develops and makes the jump to 1st grade next year.
Also, of interest will be to see if Feledy now playing for the tigers makes 1st grade next year.
There is not enough talk/ investigation by the media about this, for most of them to think the fans will believe that players are signing with the roosters due to there "culture" being better than all the other clubs and taking less money, it is insulting.
Look at the storm and panthers losing...
Great point - wouldn't it clear everything up if the NRL listed THEIR value of each player in the NRL.
Then you have the below cap relief with Crighton
Uncle Nick to Crighton - "go have a paid year of while I manipulate the NRL"