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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:48 pm 
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Looking likely that he’ll be playing super league next season but at 34 is it just a publicity stunt or do they see him as the messiah that will keep them in super league

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 Post subject: Re: Sonny bill
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Seriously costly publicity stunt, definitely a gamble though at 34 but nonetheless gets RL in the news and Toronto

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 Post subject: Re: Sonny bill
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Kettykat wrote:Looking likely that he’ll be playing super league next season but at 34 is it just a publicity stunt or do they see him as the messiah that will keep them in super league


Absolute quality player, even now but, those numbers are ridiculously huge.
One bad tackle and it's an awful lot of cash sitting in the stands.

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 Post subject: Re: Sonny bill
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Brilliant news for RL. Brilliant for Toronto and brilliant for SL. The most recognizable Rugby player in the world playing for Toronto in SL. This will get media coverage, Toronto will get fabulous marketing opportunities and have an iconic player to help spread the RL word in North America, the largest sports market. People will pay to watch him play. He is a fabulous signing. The only concern is the total lack of marketing ability in RL / SL to make the most of this fabulous opportunity, after all RL / SL marketing departments seem unable to communicate with national newspapers, TV or Radio. I also doubt that they have the expertise or ability to engage the sponsorship opportunities that SBW brings with him.

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 Post subject: Re: Sonny bill
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I imagine there won’t be anymore marquee spots left for them. So will they spend the rest of their salary cap on some promising young Canadians?






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 Post subject: Re: Sonny bill
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:54 pm 
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Not sure that the RFL and/or SL have any business directly with a clubs playing staff, however good they are, They could hang on the coattails of Toronto and catch a bit of glory by default but they're not footing the bill for Sonny Bill Williams are they. He's there to make a name for Toronto first

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Willzay wrote:I imagine there won’t be anymore marquee spots left for them. So will they spend the rest of their salary cap on some promising young Canadians?


Of course they will! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Sonny bill
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:00 pm 
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bellycouldtackle wrote:Brilliant news for RL. Brilliant for Toronto and brilliant for SL. The most recognizable Rugby player in the world playing for Toronto in SL. This will get media coverage, Toronto will get fabulous marketing opportunities and have an iconic player to help spread the RL word in North America, the largest sports market. People will pay to watch him play. He is a fabulous signing. The only concern is the total lack of marketing ability in RL / SL to make the most of this fabulous opportunity, after all RL / SL marketing departments seem unable to communicate with national newspapers, TV or Radio. I also doubt that they have the expertise or ability to engage the sponsorship opportunities that SBW brings with him.


Don't agree with any of that and I seriously doubt anyone in Toronto has ever heard of him. Don't get your enthusiasm tbh.

Do you not think Toronto should be using that money to create junior leagues to create future stars of their own, If not then what's the point in them?

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Toronto in SL Is the most exciting, marketable, positive thing to happen in RL for years, typical of RL fans to knock it and simply look for negatives and we wonder why RU has left us for dead. SBW, perhaps the greatest Rugby player ever, wow what a signing, what a statement of intent I am genuinely excited to see him play, not since wanting to watch Wally Lewis, Ray Price and Jonathon Davies have I had such an interest in seeing one player take to the field.

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