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    Post by Pieman on Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:24 am

    @No Worries wrote:Korbin - only saw the runner along the bottom of the news on Sunrise this morning
    I am assuming that would be to get Ponga to newcastle this season coming.

    I would be happy with just waiting till 2018 to get Ponga.
    Sims is... OK.
    He suffers from the same thing Tariq suffers from, forgetting to catch the ball sometimes.
    He will be 25 by the time next season starts, he has not really hit that potential that everyone thought he would so I wouldnt hate if we let him go.
    The thing is, we need front rowers, so preferably just keep Sims and wait till 2018 to get Ponga.
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    Post by Guest on Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:37 am

    @Krump wrote:
    Thought he went to the super league.

    Don't make me post Yum cha photos fiddy shades style.
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    Post by Honeysett on Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:04 am

    I'm happy for Ponga to develop more up at North Queensland for a year. Spend the time developing more of his game. Getting rid of a forward when we don't have a lot of them seems short sighted.
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    Post by Dip on Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:40 pm

    The Cowboys probably have more need for a prop than a winger, so it does sound reasonable that they would contemplate releasing him for 2017.

    It also leads to the question, is Ponga so much better right now than their other outside back options (Coote, Feldt, Winterstein, O'Neill, Linnett and Javid Bowen) that he demands selection above them when they know he is leaving in 2018? The Knights might not get as much development out of him as they're hoping for if Green takes the Wayne Bennett strategy of only playing prospects that are leaving if they are noticeably better than the alternatives, and instead plays him in Holden Cup or QCup.
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    Post by Shanbon on Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:51 pm

    Knights would be way better letting him stay and develop for free in the lower grades at NQ. Just like Mitchell last year itll hurt his growth and development if he is forced to play a full year to early.
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    Post by Pieman on Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:58 am

    @Shanbon wrote:Knights would be way better letting him stay and develop for free in the lower grades at NQ. Just like Mitchell last year itll hurt his growth and development if he is forced to play a full year to early.

    exactly right, let him play a season in the QCup, it would be heaps better for him in the long run. Totally agree.
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    Post by Pieman on Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:01 am

    I dont think Mitchells development was really hurt, he did look very tired and a bit hurt come the end of the season tho.
    He will clearly benefit from the extended run he had at fullback last season IMO, even if he doesnt cement the position there for the next 2 seasons or so
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    Post by SI on Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:41 am

    @Pieman wrote:I dont think Mitchells development was really hurt, he did look very tired and a bit hurt come the end of the season tho.
    He will clearly benefit from the extended run he had at fullback last season IMO, even if he doesnt cement the position there for the next 2 seasons or so

    Yeah he played with a busted leg or something the last month or so.
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    Post by Guest on Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:46 am

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    Yeah he played with a busted leg or something the last month or so.
    I thought he was just imitating GI and living up to the tag "the next Greg Inglis"
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    Post by SI on Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:48 am

    Bren wrote:
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    Yeah he played with a busted leg or something the last month or so.
    I thought he was just imitating GI and living up to the tag "the next Greg Inglis"

    lol!
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    Post by No Worries on Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:11 pm

    Wests Tigers secure Elijah Taylor Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the re-signing of experienced lock forward Elijah Taylor for a further two seasons.
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    Post by No Worries on Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:12 pm

    Bren wrote:
    I thought he was just imitating GI and living up to the tag "the next Greg Inglis"

    Didn't sign with the Broncos because planes don't fly in the rain ?
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    Post by No Worries on Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:48 pm

    The Toronto Wolfpack have made the biggest signing of their short history, landing former Tongan and New Zealand international Fuifui Moimoi.
    The 37-year-old prop spent 11 seasons with the Parramatta Eels in Australia's National Rugby League before moving to England to play for the Leigh Centurions under Paul Rowley, who is now coach of the fledgling Wolfpack.
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    Post by SI on Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:54 pm

    @No Worries wrote:The Toronto Wolfpack have made the biggest signing of their short history, landing former Tongan and New Zealand international Fuifui Moimoi.
    The 37-year-old prop spent 11 seasons with the Parramatta Eels in Australia's National Rugby League before moving to England to play for the Leigh Centurions under Paul Rowley, who is now coach of the fledgling Wolfpack.

    Chances North America becomes a lifeline for quite a few more good ex players in the next couple of years? Nice way to get a few more seasons out of yourself in some pretty awesome cities.
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    Post by No Worries on Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:20 pm

    flasSId* wrote:

    Chances North America becomes a lifeline for quite a few more good ex players in the next couple of years?  Nice way to get a few more seasons out of yourself in some pretty awesome cities.

    They're playing 3rd division in England
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    Post by SI on Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:40 pm

    @No Worries wrote:
    flasSId* wrote:

    Chances North America becomes a lifeline for quite a few more good ex players in the next couple of years?  Nice way to get a few more seasons out of yourself in some pretty awesome cities.

    They're playing 3rd division in England

    Oh okay, does it say what Fui is getting paid then?
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    Post by Honeysett on Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:00 pm

    flasSId* wrote:

    Chances North America becomes a lifeline for quite a few more good ex players in the next couple of years?  Nice way to get a few more seasons out of yourself in some pretty awesome cities.

    I would say chances are low, money wouldn't be viable and getting a VISA would be harder than Europe.

    Plus Europe > US.
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    Post by SI on Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:26 pm

    @Honeysett wrote:
    flasSId* wrote:

    Chances North America becomes a lifeline for quite a few more good ex players in the next couple of years?  Nice way to get a few more seasons out of yourself in some pretty awesome cities.

    I would say chances are low, money wouldn't be viable and getting a VISA would be harder than Europe.

    Plus Europe > US.

    Thinking more after they are too old to mix it in the ESL.
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    Post by No Worries on Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:53 pm

    Didn't say how much he was being paid, but you would think 3rd division England living in Canada would pay less than captain / coach in Australia country, taking into account work/life/family balance. But maybe he is a single 37y guy not living at home with his parents who has no partner or family and can just follow the $$
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    Post by Pieman on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:00 am

    Grevshmhul has been released by the panthers.

    Also, pretty sure Fui has a wife and a million kids

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