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Aaron Woods ???

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yeah just had a few messages on this that Sharon is apparently headed our way. Not sure what to think about this one, might be a good signing, might not.
Fine with me, I think he adds something different. A bit slower but a decent offload. A rotation prop not a starter.
 

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Like Sampson, woods was much better with the long hair.

He is experienced, but geez he is slow, I don’t hate this signing, but I don’t like it either. Depends on the terms and the opportunity cost
 

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Off-contract Aaron Woods reveals Premiership dreams driving his next NRL contract​

WRITTEN BY LACHLAN MCKIRDY


Off-contract Cronulla Sharks prop Aaron Woods has revealed that winning a Premiership is still the ultimate goal driving him to secure another NRL deal.

The 30-year-old was told by Cronulla that he will not be in their plans for the 2022 season and beyond.

That's even though he reportedly was willing to take a massive pay cut to stay in the Shire for just $185k a year. Well down on the $600k a year he is on at the moment.
 

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Hearing more and more unconfirmed reports Woodsy is headed our way. (Aaron not @woodsy)

if the report above is on the mark and it’s more about seeking a premiership than money I think this is a fantastic signing.

he’d be taking less than half of what Siro does in our salary cap, Manly tragic as a kid and clearly loves the club plus motivated to win a comp and playing for passion for the game and love of a childhood club instead of for dollars. Would be a great influence on our young forwards.

I can definitely see a Renaissance for the big fella on the Northern Beaches. hope the rumours are true.
 

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Woods should join the band waggon and sign with the Dogs, who have become the new Easts.
 

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Some suggestion that Storm has now expressed interest and the greater chance of a premiership at the latter part of his career might too much to pass up.
 

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Some suggestion that Storm has now expressed interest and the greater chance of a premiership at the latter part of his career might too much to pass up.

Of COURSE ! Hahaha. Perfect timing from his manager to eek a few more dollars out of a potential team. Interesting that they are losing players (Finucane, Hynes for example) because they are at the cap limit, but can afford Aaron Woods.
 

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Of COURSE ! Hahaha. Perfect timing from his manager to eek a few more dollars out of a potential team. Interesting that they are losing players (Finucane, Hynes for example) because they are at the cap limit, but can afford Aaron Woods.
I'm sure you're right about the manager talking things up, however both Hynes and Finucane would be paid a lot more than Woods, so there would be a saving for melbourne in there somewhere.

If Dessie wants Woods, I doubt he'd be swayed to offer overs on the basis of such rumours.
 

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As long as Woods is a bench prop on 185k, it's not a bad signing but if he is a swap for Taupau, we are in trouble. I watched Woods performance against Raiders more closely due to the recent reports and he was awful...I actually was open to the idea until watching the Raiders game. He was poor in defence and his hitups lacked any starch whatsoever.

Very concerning.
 

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As long as Woods is a bench prop on 185k, it's not a bad signing but if he is a swap for Taupau, we are in trouble. I watched Woods performance against Raiders more closely due to the recent reports and he was awful...I actually was open to the idea until watching the Raiders game. He was poor in defence and his hitups lacked any starch whatsoever.

Very concerning.
I didn't watch him play on the weekend but the media reported that his wife gave birth during the week and with the move up to QLD, it would have been an extremely disrupted week for him. So I wouldn't cast judgement on last week's game alone.

Personally I think he has gone OK this year. Not one of the best props going around - far from it - but still a pretty decent for a 'roster filler'.
 

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As long as Woods is a bench prop on 185k, it's not a bad signing but if he is a swap for Taupau, we are in trouble. I watched Woods performance against Raiders more closely due to the recent reports and he was awful...I actually was open to the idea until watching the Raiders game. He was poor in defence and his hitups lacked any starch whatsoever.

Very concerning.
Even as a bench prop, I’d say very concerning
Hard to know who Des picks as his starting props
Paseka/Aloia/Marty-if his still with us (maybe better in the rotation)
Marty v Woods Marty
Sipley v Woods Sipley
Keppie v Woods Keppie
Saddler v Woods For me I’d like to see us stick with Saddler and stick with developing our youth, so Saddler
If Aloia plays from the bench v Woods Aloia
I don’t see where or why we want Woods, as you said you watched him v the raiders, his stats may still support his worth, but for me he has always come across as a lazy player, can’t say he must train well either, his body is evidence of that, I just don’t get why we are interested.
And just because he offered to stay at the Sharks for $185 does that mean he will come to us for $185? Apparently the scum and storm showing interest, I say let them have him.
If we want another prop surely we can procure a better option for the club.
 

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Even as a bench prop, I’d say very concerning
Hard to know who Des picks as his starting props
Paseka/Aloia/Marty-if his still with us (maybe better in the rotation)
Marty v Woods Marty
Sipley v Woods Sipley
Keppie v Woods Keppie
Saddler v Woods For me I’d like to see us stick with Saddler and stick with developing our youth, so Saddler
If Aloia plays from the bench v Woods Aloia
I don’t see where or why we want Woods, as you said you watched him v the raiders, his stats may still support his worth, but for me he has always come across as a lazy player, can’t say he must train well either, his body is evidence of that, I just don’t get why we are interested.
And just because he offered to stay at the Sharks for $185 does that mean he will come to us for $185? Apparently the scum and storm showing interest, I say let them have him.
If we want another prop surely we can procure a better option for the club.
I always thought the Scum were the Sharks...they're the ones letting him go.
 

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I didn't watch him play on the weekend but the media reported that his wife gave birth during the week and with the move up to QLD, it would have been an extremely disrupted week for him. So I wouldn't cast judgement on last week's game alone.

Personally I think he has gone OK this year. Not one of the best props going around - far from it - but still a pretty decent for a 'roster filler'.
Well for whatever reason, it was pretty bloody awful!

He has failed to run for over 100m in four matches, the rest sit between 100-150m per match...so yeah, he has gone OK. Agree, he can be a roster filler.
 

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Woods should join the band waggon and sign with the Dogs, who have become the new Easts.
Can you imagine the uproar if it was Manly buying all of these players, headlines would be in meltdown.
We're still being crucified forty years later for buying three players that wanted to leave Wests because they were being paid peanuts.
 

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I always thought the Scum were the Sharks...they're the ones letting him go.
I was referring to Parra, probably meant to type slime, might even of been think Scumatta at the time, whatever, but I get why the Sharks are happy to part ways, I’m just not sure it’s a good pick up for us even at $185, when we have 6 props, if it happens I hope he proves to be value for us.
 
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