The Nathaniel Roache thread

Reserve Grader
Koula , Saab and Garrick would represent a bit of an upgrade on some positions since 2018 . Paseka if fit , an improvement on Marty . A F B hard to replicate , Api and Fainu similar , Josh Shu certainly the wild card . Will need some form of improvement and good transition from some of the younger brigade . Time will tell
I believe AFB isn't as effective under the latest 6 again rules
 
Bencher
Which is all bull$hit, Lodge got an early massive payout from the Broncos, then another massive payout from the Warriors, so he's been basically paid out to 2025 or thereabouts, so money is not his main objective, the fact that he's willing to play for the Roosters for peanuts should not be a factor for him not being included in the Roosters' salary cap.
He is at least a $600k a year player and should be assessed as such, regardless of what he's willing to accept just to play the game.
I don't care if he want plays for nothing, the Roosters are having their cake and eating it as well, they will pay him fark all, and be basically salary cap free for his services, can anyone else get in on a deal like this, what would the outcry be if it was Manly doing this?.


“Lodge exited the Warriors with Robinson’s blessing and cash, only for the Roosters to throw him a $100,000 lifeline for the remainder of the year.”

Lodge played 9 games for the Roosters in 2022, so was paid $11,111.11 per game.

Extrapolating that based on the number of games in the 2022 season (25) that means the NRL valued him at ~$280k per season.

You’re right, if it had been any other club the NRL would have said they have to pay him $216k for those 9 games.
 
Bencher
It's just their new age jargon and is the same as train and trial, methinks.

Oh, and how ridiculous is it that training has started for the 2023 season and the nrl STILL haven't finalised the cap.
It's nail biting stuff for many players and clubs wanting to finalise their rosters for the coming season and next. Somethings going on here. And still no statement from the NRL on the timeline or when this is going to happen.
 
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