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Wing to play Rugby

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Guest, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Rumor has it the Craig Wing is going to Japanese Rugby next year.
  2. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,735 /120
    shame he is still a bllody good player
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    That should free up some cash at Souffs.  Too bad really, I always thought he'd be good for us.  Good luck to him. 
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Yeah he has been good this year but I suppose he wants to look after himself and his family....
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    has to try and make some of that money he lost in the last year or 2
  6. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

    +762 /21
    The Roosters ruined Wing. I saw him play 5/8 at high school and I think he could have been one of the best halves League/Union has ever seen. By making him make 30+ tackles per game at hooker, the Roosters ruined all that imo. Thanks Murray/Stuart.
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Murray > Stuart > Taylor.  The guy really didn't stand a chance. 
  8. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,355 /56
    I'll miss the shirt-off shots of Wing. Not a bad view at all. He's getting on a bit in athlete years so he might as well take the best money offer he can get.
  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    I agree with everyone's thoughts - he has been badly used for years. Pretty boy going to a pretty boy game.
  10. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    +4 /0
    I think he owes souths.
  11. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,844 /102
    I thought he had family issues which kept him in oz (his sister etc)
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,870 /65
    Apparently something has happened which saw him lose the part of his contract that was third party, so he probably feels that he doesn't owe them anything
  13. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +118 /0
    Thats a fair bit of Salary Cap freed up, what would the odds be on Tuqiri to Souths now??
  14. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    +4 /0
    If that's the case KE well maybe he doesn't but he hasn't played many games for them and is on good coin.

    Stiffi, no club will touch tuqiri... the only team that would pay more than 250k for a winger is the broncos (Falou) and look where that has got them.

    Tuqiri will continue being a rah rah
  15. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    he will make a scrum half in rugby and might get a wallaby jersey out of it if he plays a year in Aus
  16. nita

    nita Member

    +2 /0
    Not just Jap rugby.. 2nd div Jap rugby. Wow  :-\

    While I will also miss these shots, nicci, my respect for him in that respect has dropped to zero after his break up with Zoe Foster.. seems like a jerk from what I've heard.. Give me Wolfy any day  :p
  17. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    You're a Sydney High old boy?

    Apparently this 2nd div Jap Rugby thing is $60k per game, something like 12 games a year, not uncommon for star imports to be rested frequently.  Mark Gerrard plays in the same team Wing's signed for.

    As for Souths, this frees up half a million in the cap and they're going to look for Khunt.  Interestingly enough, if this happened earlier i reckon there'd be a fair chance that LeStrange would've gotten signed.

    But i can see why he'd do it and good on him i guess.  Played well for the Blues, lost a LOT of money apparently in the last few years so time to look forward and save for the future.  Shame he didn't play for Manly...
  18. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Absolutely no chance of playing for the Wallabies, may make the japanese national side, half their team is imports .
  19. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

    +11 /0
    I agree with Crusher that he should have been playing 5/8. I saw him play a game there earlier this year and he killed them, he was a complete waste as a bench hooker and if Souths had a coach with brains they would have played him at 5/8 and had Sutton at lock.
  20. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    I watched Wing as an Australian Schoolboy and for a number of years in the schoolboy comp. He was a brilliant running five-eighth and made Sydney High quite a competitive side in those days. At top rep level he was also very good but lacked a kicking game, which limited his high level aspirations in that code. Will be interesting to see where they want to play him. I fancy he would make quite a good 12.

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