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Dunamis was heartbroken when Broncos slashed his contract

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by HappilyManly, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly recruit Dunamis Lui says he was heartbroken when Broncos slashed his contract

    However, the prop once considered a ten year player at the Broncos now views the blunt assessment as the moment that will make him.

    After showcasing his best form for the Broncos late in 2013 Lui received a downgraded offer from his club, cutting his salary and relegating him from top 25 to second tier.

    The Broncos wanted him to stay but needed to manage their salary cap carefully to fit him, so their offer ended up around the $75,000 mark.

    It was significantly less than the deal he was on.

    The Brisbane-born Lui was actually close to accepting the deal and deliberated for eight weeks before rejecting it.

    Gutted but understanding that rugby league is a business; Lui signed with the Manly Sea Eagles which are fast building a Melbourne Storm-like reputation for turning unheralded prospects into stars.

    "I couldn't be happier. It is kinda hard to describe it, I'm just really happy," Lui told The Courier-Mail.

    "It was heartbreaking to have my contract downgraded.

    "It is not something that bothers me anymore though.

    "They had their reasons and that's okay.

    "Obviously they signed guys like Martin Kennedy who is a good prop and I wasn't sure where I would be."

    The Sea Eagles chased Lui due to the mass exodus of front-row talent from the northern beaches.

    Cult-hero George Rose moved to the Melbourne Storm, veteran Brent Kite headed west to Penrith, David Gower joined Parramatta and Joe Galuvao retired.

    While Richie Fa'aoso is unlikely to be fir for the opening rounds due to a neck injury suffered in last year's finals series.

    Lui, 23, is a mobile front-rower who is likely to start off the bench for the Sea Eagles.

    It is understood he has already impressed Manly coach Geoff Toovey this pre-season.

    He said watching how Queensland's Emerging Origin Squad member Brenton Lawrence transformed from battling prop to standout forward convinced him Manly could bring his best out.

    "It is so good down here. I feel great. This is the best I have felt (fitness-wise)," Lui said.:angel:

    "The training here is different and it suits me better

    "We have longer days where we are going from around 9am to 3pm where as at the Broncos it was just the morning.

    "This is a great opportunity.

    "I want to earn a starting spot and prove myself."

    May Dunamis have as much of an impact as BJ did in his inaugural year at Manly:)

    @Dan - I tried to add as Article, but got this:
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  2. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Great opportunities for these young guys in the forwards.
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    +4,942 /104
    Headline should have read:

    Dunny-Loo goes from the Sh*thouse to the penthouse
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    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      Probably has a point to prove then i'd say!
    • CAMBO

      CAMBO New Member

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      We have a history of turning players rejected by the broncos in to rep players
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      • Hamster Huey

        Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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        "Lui signed with the Manly Sea Eagles which are fast building a Melbourne Storm-like reputation for turning unheralded prospects into stars."

        Why do they continually compare us with Melbourne? We're nothing like them. They cheated the Cap for five years to keep key players; we've rebuilt in almost every single key position on the field ('Manly will suffer the loss of - Monas, Orford, Hodkinson, decent 5/8 options, changes to the 9, injury prone Stewart at fullback, rookies halves pairing, blah, blah, blah...'), remaining in the finals since 2005 despite plenty of changes in the 6, 7 and 9 over the years.

        If Melbourne played ball, and lost the likes of Smith due to Cap pressure, AND maintained appearances in finals almost over a decade, then they can consider themselves privileged to be compared to Manly!!!
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        • Lord Eagleton

          Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

          +877 /25
          Donny Singe has himself another Brenton Lawrence type forward to get into excellent shape, before unleashing him during the season. Perhaps Dunamis will be another Lawrence-like success story for us?
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          • G-land Express

            G-land Express Member

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            This bloke is a gun. Saw him play a few games for the donkeys on fox and he's got a lot of mongrel about him. He'll be playing origin.
          • COMMANDER

            COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

            "We have longer days where we are going from around 9am to 3pm where as at the Broncos it was just the morning."

            So he's a teacher?
          • Shoe1

            Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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            I was heartbroken when the broncos were invented in 88.
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