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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by COMMANDER, Sep 9, 2010.
SMH reporting that he will sign this week.Â That's a bit of a hit.
Yuppers. OUT Lama Tasi (Roosters) Ben Farrar (France / UK) Trent Hodkinson (Bulldogs) Josh Perry (UK) SUSPENDED Steve Matai (Round 5 return) Jason King (Round one return - can play in trials) Glenn Stewart (Round one return - cannot play in trials) UNSIGNED Steve Matai (Has apparently agreed to terms - 2 years) Keiran Foran (Has apparently agreed to terms - 3 years) Terrence Seu Seu NEW SIGNINGS Daniel Harrison (Bulldogs) RE-SIGNED Jamie Lyon (3 years) Glenn Stewart (3 years) Anthony Watmough (3 years) Daly Cherry-Evans (3 years) UNKNOWN Brett Stewart (Knees & other) Shane Rodney (Estimated return, round 6-7) LIKELY RETURN David Williams (Round one)
Surely the club must have some signings happening for next year.Â Craig Stapleton perhaps?Â Yileen Gordon?Â Ben ross?
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
We need to sign some props for 2012.Â Next season seems to be taken care of.Â
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.
Farrar on move September 9, 2010. http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-preview/farrar-on-move-20100908-151fq.html 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.
Unfortunately Dresden, Ben Farrar is not a 'first class quality' player.Â He was swapped to fill a spot and has done quite well.Â His tackle stats are ordinary.Â Adequate is what I'd call him.Â We have a number of players in the wings/injured that can replace him and do a superior job.Â Good to see him get a gig in ESL.Â
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.
Big loss. He's been outstanding for us since the Bani swap.
I heard from a P/matta supporter that Matai has signed with them. Is this true?
no with us.....trex is going back though......
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. http://www.silvertails.net/forums/index.php?topic=184074.15
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)
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).
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.