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Farrar to Catalans?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by COMMANDER, Sep 9, 2010.



    +2,200 /103
    SMH reporting that he will sign this week.  That's a bit of a hit.
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +8,121 /369

    Lama Tasi (Roosters)
    Ben Farrar (France / UK)
    Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs)
    Josh Perry (UK)

    Steve Matai (Round 5 return)
    Jason King (Round one return - can play in trials)
    Glenn Stewart (Round one return - cannot play in trials)

    Steve Matai (Has apparently agreed to terms - 2 years)
    Keiran Foran (Has apparently agreed to terms - 3 years)
    Terrence Seu Seu

    Daniel Harrison (Bulldogs)

    Jamie Lyon (3 years)
    Glenn Stewart (3 years)
    Anthony Watmough (3 years)
    Daly Cherry-Evans (3 years)

    Brett Stewart (Knees & other)
    Shane Rodney (Estimated return, round 6-7)

    David Williams (Round one)
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Surely the club must have some signings happening for next year. 

    Craig Stapleton perhaps?  Yileen Gordon?  Ben ross?
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +8,121 /369
    My full strength 2011 team:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Daly Cherry-Evans
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. William Hopoate
    15. George Rose
    16. Joe Galuvao
    17. Tony Williams
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    We need to sign some props for 2012.  Next season seems to be taken care of. 
  6. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

    +1,038 /16
    The salary cap is a great stain on our game. It is a myth to say that it spreads talent to other NRL clubs.

    What's the point of a cap if all it does is lead to first class players like Ben leaving the NRL at the age of 23?

    And this week Manly have to play a semi final with an inexperienced team, all because we are not allowed to keep any depth in playing talent that a reserve grade used to deliver.

    It's wrong, and it is killing our great game.
  7. St Andrews Eagle

    St Andrews Eagle New Member

    +0 /0
    Farrar on move September 9, 2010.

    Manly are set to lose Ben Farrar next year, with the outside back expected to join French club Catalans Dragons this week.

    The 23-year-old is one of a list of Sea Eagles with fitness concerns for Sunday's qualifying final against St George Illawarra. If he shakes off a shoulder problem he will line up at centre, with Will Hopoate at fullback. Catalans are close to confirming his signing on a one-year contract.

    Farrar's best friend, Knights halfback Scott Dureau, has also signed with the club. Roosters assistant Trent Robinson will take over the top job at the French Super League outfit next month and yesterday confirmed the club's signing of Rooster Lopini Paea.
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Unfortunately Dresden, Ben Farrar is not a 'first class quality' player.  He was swapped to fill a spot and has done quite well.  His tackle stats are ordinary.  Adequate is what I'd call him.  We have a number of players in the wings/injured that can replace him and do a superior job.  Good to see him get a gig in ESL. 
  9. Townsville Eagle

    Townsville Eagle Active Member

    +171 /0
    All people do is bag everyone. Farrar has been the fullback all year. Were those players in the wings / injured all year? If they could do a superior job why didn't they?
    We need to thank Ben Farrar not bag him in any way.
  10. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

    +408 /0
    Big loss. He's been outstanding for us since the Bani swap.
  11. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

    +70 /0
    I heard from a P/matta supporter that Matai has signed with them.

    Is this true?
  12. mr seagles

    mr seagles Active Member

    +27 /0
    no with us.....trex is going back though......
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

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  14. mosto

    mosto I have a well known member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,226 /12
    With Perry leaving, I think our priority signing must be a prop. I don't have pay TV so don't see a lot of NYC, but from what I have seen and heard, Cunningham and Stromquist go well but I can't see them being ready for NRL for 2-3 years. There was a thread (link below) a while ago where I listed the unsigned players for 2011. A look back through it shows a lack of quality props on the market with the only one I'd really consider being Brad Meyers from the Titans. There was talk of a couple of decent English front rowers who were keen to have a crack at the NRL (can't remember names) so may be worth a look. I'm sure Beaver, Ox etc could recommend someone.

  15. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

    +216 /1
    Very disappointed that Benny is going albeit for one year. Sounds like a bit of a working holiday with his mate from Dug-castle.

    I wish him well & thank him for the caretaker-job he did for the No.1 position.

    I reckon he is a great player that gives his all every match he plays!
    (We should keep him as our Utility player)
  16. Innes

    Innes Member

    +0 /0
    Geeze some of you guys can carry on.
    Id rather lose a 24 year old journey man than a 18 or 19 year old speedster in Hoppa or Oldfield (who will be our wing partnership in a couple of years IMO).
  17. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +221 /2
    Rumores are we are talking to Jarrod Hickey and Yileen Gordon from the Bulldogs.
    Has anyone sign Steve Southern yet or did he retire. I know Ben Cross has resigned with the Knights for 1 season. I think Aaron Cannings is looking for a club as well and would be a better buy the Matt White.

    Not much out there now the only chance picking good players up is that there mad Monday gets out of control - maybe John Lang and Sam Burgess will get into a fight.

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