Board index Welcome to RLFANS The Virtual Terrace 2019 Player Ins & Outs



Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1276 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ... 128  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:20 am 
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:19 pm
Posts: 288
Nothus wrote:So what's the deal with players like Austin and Lolohea coming over to SL? Are we really managing to offer more than an NRL club to these players depsite the huge salary cap disparity?
As far as I'm aware neither player has disgraced themselves or have been forced out by a scandal etc. Both are still relatively young, so aren't necessarily coming over here for early retirement money.

I'm not complaining that SL is managing to attract the calibre of these two, I'm just a bit baffled as to how we're pulling it off.


In Lolohea's case, he's far too inconsistent to be a regular NRL player and is pretty lazy when it comes to training and fitness by all accounts. As for Austin, I would have thought he could comfortably get an NRL deal (maybe not on the money he wants, didn't he knock back $800k last year?) so it's a surprise signing for SL in my opinion

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:09 am 
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:20 pm
Posts: 22320
Location: York
Baxendale wrote:In Lolohea's case, he's far too inconsistent to be a regular NRL player and is pretty lazy when it comes to training and fitness by all accounts. As for Austin, I would have thought he could comfortably get an NRL deal (maybe not on the money he wants, didn't he knock back $800k last year?) so it's a surprise signing for SL in my opinion


800k per year? Doubt it, that would be a bit high.

He’s backed himself and then played some poor rl, hasn’t helped him his hookers been injured, and clubs move on.

Clubs seem to be doing it a bit different with regards to recruitment, for instance there noway that Austin isn’t in the top 16 5/8ths in nrl but clubs like Gold Coast would rather give there youth a shot. And then of course you’ve got the amazingly poorly run Manly and Canterbury who have to spend the next 2 to 3 years sorting out there salary cap.






Tarquin Fuego wrote: I love Jamie and have done since he was 10 years old.


The Reason wrote:Hi Andy

The Rugby Football League are in the process of reviewing the video that you are referring to. We do not condone behaviour of this nature and have contacted the player’s employer, Hull F.C., who have confirmed that they are dealing with the incident under their club rules.
 
 
Regards,
 
Matthew

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:22 am 
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:19 pm
Posts: 288
Sheldon wrote:800k per year? Doubt it, that would be a bit high.

He’s backed himself and then played some poor rl, hasn’t helped him his hookers been injured, and clubs move on.

Clubs seem to be doing it a bit different with regards to recruitment, for instance there noway that Austin isn’t in the top 16 5/8ths in nrl but clubs like Gold Coast would rather give there youth a shot. And then of course you’ve got the amazingly poorly run Manly and Canterbury who have to spend the next 2 to 3 years sorting out there salary cap.


I thought so too, but according to Paul Kent he did. With that year being a halves market, he wanted to try get 1m apparently

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:15 am 
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:19 pm
Posts: 11412
Location: Behind the picket fence on the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.
Alffi_7 wrote:Going off topic a little here but...

To be fair, we are one of the better ran clubs....


True, but then you’ll get other clubs who aren’t as well run doing likewise to keep up with you.






"The Golden Generation finally has its Golden Fleece! They have Wembley Cup Final winners medals to add to their collection."

23/08/2014

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:07 pm 
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:39 pm
Posts: 1547
Baxendale wrote:
Sheldon wrote:800k per year? Doubt it, that would be a bit high.

He’s backed himself and then played some poor rl, hasn’t helped him his hookers been injured, and clubs move on.

Clubs seem to be doing it a bit different with regards to recruitment, for instance there noway that Austin isn’t in the top 16 5/8ths in nrl but clubs like Gold Coast would rather give there youth a shot. And then of course you’ve got the amazingly poorly run Manly and Canterbury who have to spend the next 2 to 3 years sorting out there salary cap.


I thought so too, but according to Paul Kent he did. With that year being a halves market, he wanted to try get 1m apparently


That's right - he was on top form in 2016, Raiders offered $800k around same time Ben Hunt signed with St George for $1m, so Austin backed himself as being worth equal/more than Hunt, which his form at the time would have suggested... Problem is, his form then dropped and Raiders reduced their offer significantly. Since then, his form has got worse, in particular his defence. So now, there aren't many clubs who's be in for him, and the ones that probably could do with him are either in a salary cap mess (dogs, eagles) or already have contracted players that they also can't shift (Eels).

Marquee money in SL is probably the best financial option left for Austin. But he will go terrific over here, where his defensive frailties won't be so ruthlessly exposed.

Lolohea is very inconsistent, and simply being a dangerous runner doesn't cut it for a 6 in the NRL - again, I suspect he'll go really well over here, but will be rocks and diamonds.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:34 pm 
ex super league club Leigh Centurions sign Brendan Elliot from Gold Coast Titans for the remainder of the season.

Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:35 pm 
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:24 pm
Posts: 9168
Leeds out of contract list: Carl Ablett, Luke Briscoe, Brett Delaney, Ryan Hall, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Josh Jordan-Roberts, Jimmy Keinhorst, Joel Moon, Anthony Mullally, Josh Walters.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:43 pm 
Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:06 pm
Posts: 383
Leeds

Have signed Tui Lolohea from West's. From 2019.






Hull KR the pride of East Hull.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:19 pm 
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:57 am
Posts: 3587
terrykelly wrote:ex super league club Leigh Centurions sign Brendan Elliot from Gold Coast Titans for the remainder of the season.

Personally I don’t think these short term signings, at this stage of the year, should be allowed. Fair enough if someone comes in on a 1 or 2 year contract, but Brendan Elliot and Todd Carney are only here to the end of the year.

When clubs points are reset for the middle 8’s, it makes round 1-23 pointless.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2019 Super League Ins & Outs
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:22 pm 
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:09 pm
Posts: 6738
Location: Carcassonne, France
terrykelly wrote:ex super league club Leigh Centurions sign Brendan Elliot from Gold Coast Titans for the remainder of the season.


Brendan Elliot is OK but just OK. He is no Blake Austin nor a Tuimoala Lolohea. But then again, Leigh Centurions is not a Warrington Wolves nor a Leeds Rhinos quality team.






Toulouse for Championship in 2017, Super League in 2021!

Avignon for Championship in 2021, Super League in 2022!

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1276 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ... 128  Next





It is currently Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:04 pm

Retro.rlfans.com is no longer supported, we suggest that you try www.rlfans.com or i.rlfans.com or m.rlfans.com

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Donnyman, kobashi, Or thane, Wilde 3, Yosser and 172 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


It is currently Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:04 pm
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
4,985,7351,46377,9054,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
Thu 30th Jan 19:45
SL
WIGAN WARRIORS
v
WARRINGTON
Fri 31st Jan 19:30
 CH
DEWSBURY RAMS
v
LEIGH
Fri 31st Jan 19:45
SL
HULL KR
v
WAKEFIELD
Fri 31st Jan 19:45
SL
ST.HELENS
v
SALFORD
Sat 1st Feb 17:00
SL
CATALAN DRAGONS
v
HUDDERSFIELD
Sat 1st Feb 19:30
 CH
TOULOUSE
v
YORK
Sun 2nd Feb 14:30
SL
TORONTO
v
CASTLEFORD
Sun 2nd Feb 15:00
 CH
BATLEY BULLDOGS
v
FEATHERSTONE
Sun 2nd Feb 15:00
 CH
BRADFORD BULLS
v
LONDON BRONCOS
Sun 2nd Feb 15:00
 CH
HALIFAX
v
SHEFFIELD
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)







.