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Best unsigned 16 NRL players ahead of season 2016

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +5,127 /51
    Kirisome Auva’a
    The 23-year-old claimed a premiership with South Sydney in his rookie season last year but his career was stalled thanks to an off-field incident.

    Suspended by the NRL for nine months, the Samoan speedster returned to the NRL in round 23 and featured in five games this season.

    While a contract hasn’t been signed, the Rabbitohs are keen on retaining Auva’a and negotiating a new deal with his management

    Beau Falloon
    The hooker may have had charges of supplying cocaine thrown out of court but he looks long odds to continue his career in the NRL.

    The Titans are not interested in re-signing him, with Nathan Friend, Kierran Moseley, Matt Srama and Daniel Mortimer already under contract for 2016.

    After eight seasons in the NRL, Falloon’s likely home sits in England. He has recently been linked with Super League club Leeds.

    Dene Halatau
    He may be 32 but Halatau can still go.

    A Mr Fix It for the Wests Tigers and Canterbury during his 13-year NRL career, Halatau is in talks with the Tigers to strike a new deal.

    With 226 games to his name, the former Kiwi international is one of the most experienced players in the game.

    Anthony Tupou
    While Tupou hasn’t penned a new deal with Cronulla, Shane Flanagan has included the 31-year-old in his plans for next season.

    It’s been a difficult season for the former Test forward, who suffered a horrific facial injury which left him with a shattered jaw.

    After having 16 screws and four metal plates inserted, Tupou still managed to make 16 appearances this year despite missing 12 weeks of the season.

    All that’s left is for Tupou and the Sharks to nut out a new deal.

    Willie Mason
    At 35, the journeyman can still match it with the best of them.

    Eager to continue his career in the NRL, Mason hasn’t been picked back up by Manly for 2016.

    Having enjoyed stints with the Bulldogs, Roosters, Cowboys, Knight and Sea Eagles, the 2004 Clive Churchill medal winner is most likely to head to England.

    Mason made a brief appearance for Hull KR in 2011, with the Super League the likely place where the forward will finish his career.

    Isaac John
    The 26-year-old playmaker has spent three seasons with Penrith, but his time has come to an end.

    While John has been linked with a move to Manly, a deal is yet to be announced, leaving the halfback in limbo.

    Starting his career with the Warriors in 2009, John has 35 NRL games to his name and

    made his Test debut for New Zealand last year.

    John looms as a handy pick up for any club needing depth in the halves.

    Willis Meehan
    One of the most promising youngsters on the market, Meehan had his contract with the Roosters torn up earlier this year for an alcohol-related incident.

    A former Australian Schoolboy, Meehan is also one of Australia’s most promising young heavyweight boxers and will fight on the undercard of his father Kali’s fight against Joseph Parker next week.

    The 20-year-old man mountain has been spending his time away from the game wisely, training in the gym for a possible NRL return in 2016.

    Joey Leilua
    He was granted a release from his contract with Newcastle mid-year and joined Canberra on a deal for the 2015 season.

    Now the year is over, Leilua and the Raiders are negotiating a longer term contract which should tie him to the club until at least the end of 2017.

    Adam Docker
    It’s been a tough old year for the Penrith forward who remains in limbo after a difficult season with injury and suspension.

    On the cusp of making his Test debut for Australia in 2014, a run of concussions and a chronic knee injury has made things tough for the 24-year-old.

    The backrower played just one game in first grade this year but he has a one-year offer from the Dragons on the table.

    Damien Cook
    What a talent. Poking his head into Canterbury’s NRL side thanks to an injury to hooker Michael Lichaa, Cook has shown he is a genuine first grader.

    The 24-year-old scored four tries in five games this year.

    Cook’s expected to sign with South Sydney on a two-year deal.

    Will Hopoate
    The NSW Origin centre is on the market, with his Parramatta contract saga before the courts.

    Hopoate’s management believe the deal should be honoured, however his contract was never registered with the NRL as it would tip the Eels over the salary cap.

    Commanding upwards of $700,000 a season, the 23-year-old is short of options.

    While Hopoate has been linked with the Storm, Sea Eagles and Bulldogs it would be near impossible for these clubs to meet his asking price.

    Richie Kennar
    At 20, the Melbourne flyer is one of the more exciting players coming out of the Holden Cup.

    Making his NRL debut for the Storm this year, Kennar made six appearances in the top grade.

    A centre-winger, the local product is a former Australian Schoolboys star.

    Yet to secure a new deal, a number of clubs have shown interest in Kennar, including the Titans, but he looks most likely to stay in Victoria next season.

    Joel Reddy
    The 30-year-old centre has 11 years of experience to his name but is without an NRL deal for next year, meaning Reddy’s time could be up.

    Making 13 appearances for the Rabbitohs this year, the former Tiger and Eel has played over 130 NRL games.

    Not being offered a new deal by the Rabbitohs, Reddy may have to finish his career in England.

    Glen Buttriss
    The veteran Canberra hooker looks likely to end up in England after the Raiders snared unwanted Newcastle rake Adam Clydsdale for the next two seasons.

    Buttriss, 30, has been linked with Leeds, who are in the market for a hooker.

    Daniel Vidot
    WWE, rugby or NRL — Vidot isn’t short of options.

    The former winger has been linked with a move to rugby, reportedly receiving a deal from the Queensland Reds, but first the 25-year-old will head to Florida for a tryout with WWE.

    A former Raider, Dragon and Bronco, Vidot has over 100 NRL games to his name.

    Samisoni Langi
    A Tongan international, the 22-year-old utility half is unlikely to remain with the Roosters next year.

    Able to play lock, centre, back row and in the halves, Langi provides plenty of versatility.

    The Auburn junior has played three games in the NRL, making his debut back in 2013.

  2. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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  3. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,378 /74
    Falloon would be good. We need some more depth at hooker.
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    • brad

      brad Well-Known Member

      +4,347 /159
      Docker .
    • MissKate

      MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +1,621 /7
      Most of them are rubbish, no better than half the players we have released.
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      • NickRobbo1998

        NickRobbo1998 Generic_Tragic101

        +187 /20
        Anyone pay enough attention to the super league to know whose of contract and could be a handy pickup?
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

        +5,622 /204
        Falloon and Butriss is who we need from that lot
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        • double hoops

          double hoops Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +3,721 /156
          I think I'd take Mason over everyone there.
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          • Pablo

            Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +2,270 /24
            What happened with Vidot? I remember Gus having a wank over him early in the season then he disappeared off the radar. Got injured or something?
          • brad

            brad Well-Known Member

            +4,347 /159
            Jesus the way it's going it will be " can anyone see seaeagles" . I've never seen so much movement at any club. Could be a good thing .
          • simon64

            simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

            +2,548 /32
            Which one of these guys would you rather have than Gutho ?

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            • Fibro Eagle

              Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +1,101 /44
              Samisoni Langi could be a good pick up to play 5/8 . But only if they pick him up at a budget price
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