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MASON, FA’AOSO SET TO RECEIVE NRL LIFELINES

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  1. Evo

    Evo Capt Goodvibe 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    MASON, FA’AOSO SET TO RECEIVE NRL LIFELINES

    September 26, 2014
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    VETERAN forwards Willie Mason and Richie Fa’aoso look set to revive their NRL careers with new clubs in 2015.

    Mason, who announced he would not be returning to the Knights next season, is currently in talks with the Sea Eagles who are keen to add some experience in their forward pack following the retirement of Jason King, the depature of Glenn Stewart and likely defection of Anthony Watmough to the Eels.

    The former international turns 35 next April but is confident he can compete at the highest for one more season.

    The Dragons are also rumoured to be interested in Mason but Manly are certainly the frontrunners and could announce a one-year deal in the coming weeks.

    Meanwhile, journeyman Fa’aoso could link up with his seventh NRL club with Roosters recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan confirming interest.

    Fa’aoso, who recently received the all-clear to resume his NRL career after suffering a broken neck in 2013, is adamant he still has a lot to offer and the Roosters could very well throw him a lifeline.

    “We’ve been offered him and we haven’t ruled it out,” O’Sullivan told News Limited.

    “We might be a little light on experience next year, so it’s something we’ll have to look into.”
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    Would've liked both TBH
     
  2. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    why wouldn't we hang on to richie?
    wasn't he still part of our cap this year?
     
  3. 6/71

    6/71 Well-Known Member

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    Would be happy with both or either!

    I think Mason will surprise.
     
  4. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Won't surprise me. He will be good for us.

    Anyone else find it hilarious that the Dragon's are interested? Mason should tell them that they have no front rowers.
     
  5. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Is Dylan napa available?
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    No-one any good is available and if they were we couldn't fit them under the cap anyway.
     
  7. Dee Why Eagle

    Dee Why Eagle Well-Known Member

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    surely we could fit both in the cap (especially if Whatmough goes)
     
  8. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    You'd think Mason and Richie would be on fairly meager incomes.

    We should be able to fit them in even if Choc stays.

    It will, after all, only be for 1 year.
     
  9. globaleagle

    globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    T'was wondering the same thing.

    Maybe the recruitment manager can help us out?

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    • Loobs

      Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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      Dunno about Richie. As much as a man is entitled to earn an income playing footy, I think I'd be closing my eyes every time he hit it up. Why would you wanna mess with your neck and spine, even with the clearance? Some times its better to literally be able to walk away...
       
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      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        You gotta know when to hold them....
         
      • Rodo

        Rodo Goldmember 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        If the doctor says he is right to play and he has the desire to play then that should be good enough. There have been numerous guys who have played again after breaking their necks. The first one that springs to my mind is The Wolfman who broke his neck and managed to play again.
         
      • Snake

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        I would prefer we extend Ritchie's deal than sign Mason. I think he would be cheaper, offering more minutes, and more impact. He could also sign for two years and grow into the team, rather than hop on board for a swan song. The guy is an absolute kamikaze and will take it to the opposition forwards. I can see Mason just making a few lame jokes at the scrum base, and warming the bench for most of the season.
         
      • Disco

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        I'd think I one year deal is all we are after till we can take aim at McGuire, Merrin etc etc
         
      • dowdz

        dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        No problem with Mason. Would be great for our young forward pack.
         
      • Ralphie

        Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        Maybe we could do a backended 1 year deal :p
         
      • ALinda

        ALinda Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Well I'll be damned....who'd have thought Willie ever playing for Manly!

        If he can add something positive to our forward pack, and not be a liability, then all good.
         
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        • Roger

          Roger Active Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Mason would be excellent, was good at Knights and be very good for all the young forwards. I'd prefer to see Ritchie retire not sure it's worth the risk
           
        • Peter C

          Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          The fact that Ritchie has been at six different clubs should say something
           
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          • Mavin

            Mavin Well-Known Member

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            Yeah Ritchie is a suspension waiting to happen. With his bad record (with loading) 1 high shot or lifting tackle rules him out for 5-6 games every time.
             

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