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Sea Eagles have signed Jamie Humphreys on a NRL Development contract for 2022-23

5:30 PM · Aug 6, 2021·Twitter Web App



Confirmed on NRL Contracts List Page as below

Development contracts​

Player Contracted seasons
Sione Fainu2021
Jamie Humphreys 20222023
Alec Tu'itavake202120222023
Zac Saddler2021
Kaeo Weekes20212022
 
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Updated Top 30 - December 9 2021​

28 Confirmed *​

(* Manase Fainu not on official list)​

Manly Sea Eagles​

Senior squad​



PlayerContracted
Josh Aloiai20222023
Morgan Boyle2022
Ethan Bullemor20222023
Daly Cherry-Evans2022202320242025
Lachlan Croker20222023
Andrew Davey2022
Manase Fainu *2022
Sione Fainu2022
Kieran Foran2022
Reuben Garrick20222023
Morgan Harper20222023
Sean Keppie202220232024
Tolutau Koula202220232024
Karl Lawton202220232024
Haumole Olakau'ata202220232024
Brad Parker20222023
Taniela Paseka202220232024
Jason Saab20222023
Joshua Schuster202220232024
Toafofoa Sipley20222023
Jorge Taufua2022
Martin Taupau2022
Ben Trbojevic20222023
Jake Trbojevic20222023202420252026
Tom Trbojevic20222023202420252026
Christian Tuipulotu202220232024
Alec Tu'itavake20222023
Dylan Walker2022
Kaeo Weekes20222023

Development contracts​



PlayerContracted
Gordon Chan Kum Tong20222023
Jamie Humphreys20222023
Jacob Sykes
 
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Dylan Walker unsigned… but confirmed…


Unfortunately we cant see behind the scenes and know what is happening day by day. New signings suddenly appear and its obvious that negotiations have been going on for weeks, maybe months. We only see the outcomes. With Walker, as with I suspect Sione Fainu, and perhaps a couple of potential extensions, negotiations are well under way I suspect. Its been reported Walker has been offered a deal to stay. Maybe he's still considering his options, maybe he's near signing, maybe he has signed but it hasn't yet be revealed ( though I doubt this one because there would be no reason to delay). I suspect Dylan has had the offer, is discussing the fine print and we'll hear he's signed soon. That's as best we can expect. Same with Sione Fainu. An educated guess as they say.
 
Unfortunately we cant see behind the scenes and know what is happening day by day. New signings suddenly appear and its obvious that negotiations have been going on for weeks, maybe months. We only see the outcomes. With Walker, as with I suspect Sione Fainu, and perhaps a couple of potential extensions, negotiations are well under way I suspect. Its been reported Walker has been offered a deal to stay. Maybe he's still considering his options, maybe he's near signing, maybe he has signed but it hasn't yet be revealed ( though I doubt this one because there would be no reason to delay). I suspect Dylan has had the offer, is discussing the fine print and we'll hear he's signed soon. That's as best we can expect. Same with Sione Fainu. An educated guess as they say.
Mate it’s now the off- season.

You will probably find that he is having a pizza while playing on his ps4

Just sayin’
 
Unfortunately we cant see behind the scenes and know what is happening day by day. New signings suddenly appear and its obvious that negotiations have been going on for weeks, maybe months. We only see the outcomes. With Walker, as with I suspect Sione Fainu, and perhaps a couple of potential extensions, negotiations are well under way I suspect. Its been reported Walker has been offered a deal to stay. Maybe he's still considering his options, maybe he's near signing, maybe he has signed but it hasn't yet be revealed ( though I doubt this one because there would be no reason to delay). I suspect Dylan has had the offer, is discussing the fine print and we'll hear he's signed soon. That's as best we can expect. Same with Sione Fainu. An educated guess as they say.
It was reported here months ago that a contract had been tabled to Walker. This has been going on a looong time so I guess that initial offer was not acceptable and some type of middle ground is being sought.
 
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It was reported here months ago that a contract had been tabled to Walker. This has been going on a looong time so I guess that initial offer was not acceptable and some type of middle ground is being sought.


Standard contract negotiations surely. They offer something lower than you expect, you suggest something beyond what you expect to get and eventually a middle agreement is or is not reached. Ambit claim negotiations where neither really expect the first offers and counter offers to be accepted.
 
Standard contract negotiations surely. They offer something lower than you expect, you suggest something beyond what you expect to get and eventually a middle agreement is or is not reached. Ambit claim negotiations where neither really expect the first offers and counter offers to be accepted.
The point I was making is that it has taken a long time already.
 
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Dylan Walker unsigned… but confirmed…
The "confirmed" was my wording. I left Walker (and Sione Fainu) on the lists because they weren't officially farewelled and therefore still in the mix I assume. So yes, unsigned but not confirmed yet.
 
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Latu Fainu signed for 4 years along with confirmation brother Sammy contracted till 2024. Sione and Manase signed till end of 2022

Sixteen-year-old sensation signs record-breaking NRL contract​

By Adrian Proszenko

November 14, 2021 — 5.19am

Latu Fainu has just signed a contract that could result in him becoming the highest paid player still to reach NRL level.
Just months after celebrating his 16th birthday, Fainu has inked a mammoth four-year deal with Manly. If he hits the performance targets in his contract extension, the teen pivot will earn a seven-figure amount during that period.
Latu Fainu with parents Lile and Chris at their home on the northern beaches.

Latu Fainu with parents Lile and Chris at their home on the northern beaches.Credit:Renee Nowytarger
Moses Suli made history as the game’s highest-paid teen when he signed a three-year, $1.3 million contract extension in 2017 with Wests Tigers at the age of 18. The Sun-Herald can reveal Fainu will outstrip that figure if he triggers a series of bonus benchmarks once the deal kicks in next season.
Rival clubs – including Parramatta, the Warriors and the Dolphins – were lining up with their chequebooks in a bid to prise Fainu from the northern beaches. However, the opportunity to secure his financial future and potentially play first-grade alongside his three brothers – including suspended Manly hooker Manase Fainu – proved impossible to turn down.

In a further boost to the club, older brother Samuela Fainu – a 17-year-old forward – also extended his contract until the end of 2024. Sione Fainu, a promising 20-year-old prop, is on the club’s books as well.
“It’s a dream come true,” Latu said. “It’s great to be able to stay here with my brothers. Hopefully we get the chance to all play in the NRL together. That would mean a lot to the family.”
(From left) Latu Fainu with his brothers Sione, Manase and Samuela.

(From left) Latu Fainu with his brothers Sione, Manase and Samuela.Credit:Nick Moir
Good judges believe Fainu has the talent to make it to the very top after the five-eighth was named the player of the series in the Harold Matthews Cup. The achievement is all the more impressive given he was the standout in the under-17s competition – he had a hand in four of his side’s five tries in the grand final win against Parramatta – when he was still aged 15.
Latu recently agreed to become an Adidas ambassador, and is believed to be the youngest Australian athlete to do so.

When asked what he planned to do with the windfall coming his way, Latu said: “I want to buy my mum a house. To be able to do that would be a dream come true. That’s what I want to do.”
Told about Latu’s intentions, his mother Lile – who has eight children – became tearful.

“We are just humbled they think of us,” Lile said. “Most kids now take off and live their own life. These kids always remember home and we’re just grateful and humbled they think of us.
“We’ve had to go through a lot to make ends meet when they were growing up. While growing up it was just their father [Chris] working and we were living on one income. They knew the drill; they would ask me for some money and we would have no money, it was ‘Wait until payday’.

“They knew why we had no things, why there was no money to buy a loaf of bread. The struggle is real and they understand it. I think that’s what made them push more to excel in their careers.
“My husband and I have felt it in each of them. They looked at how we’ve struggled, so they try to work hard to make their lives more comfortable. I don’t need to be rich, I just want them to enjoy their life.”

Fainu is tipped to push his way into the NRL about the same time Manly captain and playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans finishes his career.
“Latu is one of the game’s brightest stars and there was a lot of interest in him, but he couldn’t be happier to secure his future at the Sea Eagles,” said Mario Tartak of Crown Sports, the manager who also brokered the Suli deal. “Good judges believe he has the potential to become an absolute superstar.

“All four of the boys feel at home at Manly and, hopefully, they will fulfil their dream of playing in the NRL together.”
The new deal will further shine the spotlight on Latu, but big brother Manase doesn’t think he’s the best footballer in the family.
“I back Sammy [Samuela],” he said. “He’s a big boy; I’d back him to be the best of all of us. He grew up playing at half, he’s got all the skills in the world and he’s got the size, too.”
The family is hopeful it can emulate the feats of the Burgess brothers – Rabbitohs Sam, Tom, Luke and George – who were the last quartet of siblings to take the field at the same time in 2013.
“That would be something very special,” Fainu said.
 

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