OFFICIAL Jake Turpin re-signs until the end of 2022

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Doesn’t matter, the team will be playing better and if he still wants to start he has the option to head elsewhere.
I agree that we will be better without him in the team, but I think it does matter when a team is wasting salary cap space like that. Better to try and move him on rather than keep him around as an overpaid reserve.
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iirc, he was on a 2 year deal to 2020 and had player options for 2021+22 and took them up
I believe the player options were for the '19 & '20 season, the upgrade through to 2022 was the club's decision. In 2016, we offered him a 4 year contract with 2 years in his favour, and in 2018 renegotiated and upgraded the deal through to 2022 so he didn't use his option and take the money other clubs were throwing at him.
 
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He's keen to learn from Macca:


Broncos fend off rival NRL clubs to snare key signature
Chris Honnery and Peter Badel,
The Courier-Mail
an hour ago

Broncos Mr Fix-It Jake Turpin has credited club stalwart Andrew McCullough as a pivotal role in staying at the club. Turpin - one of the most sought after players on the NRL open market - on Tuesday signed a three year deal with Brisbane ahead of Thursday night’s Queensland derby. The 22-year-old, nicknamed “The Pitbull” by his teammates, was being chased by at least six other clubs following his stunning rise to success with the Broncos this season.

Jake Turpin has signed a three-year deal with the Broncos. Picture: Getty Images

Jake Turpin has signed a three-year deal with the Broncos. Picture: Getty Images

Seven months ago, he didn’t even feature in Brisbane’s 30-man full-time squad and was one of the lowest paid NRL players on a contract worth around $70,000. He now shapes as the club’s Mr Fix-It having initially signed as a hooker, but also playing five-eighth and halfback due to injuries. Despite having an opportunity to become an 80-minute hooker at another club, Turpin admitted he still wanted to learn more from Broncos great McCullough.

“Another big reason why (I stayed) was Andrew McCullough who I can still learn off,” Turpin said. “I’m only 22-years-old so I’m still pretty young. “I’m really happy learning everything off Macca, he’s a very good player. “He’s another reason I stayed was to learn off him.

Jake Turpin celebrates with Broncos teammates after scoring the matchwinning try against Cronulla. Picture: Getty Images

Jake Turpin celebrates with Broncos teammates after scoring the matchwinning try against Cronulla. Picture: Getty Images

“I always want to improve. “There’s areas in my game that I want to improve and I’m just really excited for the rest of 2019.” Turpin has played 11 games this year, bagging two tries and averaging 25 tackles a game. Teammate Alex Glenn said he added some aggression to the side.

“Everyone likes the aggressiveness he brings to our side,” Glenn said. “We call him the Pitbull because you saw the shot he put on Munster on the weekend and that is Turps, he’s a tough bloke. He’s not the biggest guy on the field but he won’t back down from a challenge. He puts his body on the line and that’s what you want from your team.”

Turpin said his rugby league career had moved pretty quickly since being pitchforked into the side in Brisbane’s Round 9 win over Manly. “It’s moved pretty quickly to be honest,” he said. “I’ve set myself little goals all year. “I wanted to get into the Top 30 and I achieved that then I wanted to play regular first grade and I achieved that. I said earlier in the year that if I got an opportunity, I’m not going to look back, I was going to take it and take it with both hands. I’ve done that and that’s sort of put me in the position I am now.”
 

LittleDavey83

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I think it's more a case of him respecting the experienced player in his position. He seems like a genuine good bloke, and that's the kind of thing I'd expect a good bloke to come out with. Besides, we know Macca is a good healer so he's obviously professional off the field, so Pitty (lol love it) could be talking about that.
 

Big Pete

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It's a good reward for him.

It's been difficult to tell where he's stood with the club at certain stages. When he couldn't make the squad, it seemed like his days at the club may have been numbered. He wasn't playing well at the Dolphins and it just seemed like the Broncos may have signed a dud.

After a poor start, his form definitely improved for Redcliffe (check the Round 7 game against Tweed) and when an opportunity presented itself he gave it his all. He wasn't expected to play the entire 80, but did so and just kept getting better as the game went on. That flowed into the following week where his intensity in defence caught the Roosters out and provided the perfect platform for Segeyaro to make his club debut.

The challenge for him is to make the most of this opportunity. If he plays his cards right, he could find himself in a Queensland jersey, but he's going to have to work on areas of his game. He's got the right attitude, but his skill-set still requires a coat of polish and that's hopefully what a strong pre-season can offer him.

He's done well to make the most out of this opportunity. The challenge now is find some consistensy and make a case for that #9 spot.
 

Art Vandelay

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Paix will hopefully deliver for us at 9, but it will be good to have the stop gap filled til that happens. Let him run around in the 14 if Seggy doesn't stick around.
I've heard people talking about Paix as our long term 9 - is this based on anything in particular? Because he has been playing as a half all year, even when Turpin was playing first grade. I know he played some isolated games as a hooker in some rep games where they try to fit all the talented halves in the team, but is there any evidence that we're grooming him as a dummy half?
 

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I have no issue with Turpos looking up to Macca. He is actually a great role model, great work ethic, great trainer, his worst and best games are pretty similar etc etc. he just isn’t a good player , Macca is like a 4/10 player consistently putting in 6/10 performances. If he was a 7/10 (which I think turps is) putting in 9/10s week in week out he would be one of the best players in the game
 

Jedhead

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I have no issue with Turpos looking up to Macca. He is actually a great role model, great work ethic, great trainer, his worst and best games are pretty similar etc etc. he just isn’t a good player , Macca is like a 4/10 player consistently putting in 6/10 performances. If he was a 7/10 (which I think turps is) putting in 9/10s week in week out he would be one of the best players in the game
If we was putting in 9/10 performance week in and week out doesn't that axiomatically make him a 9/10 player and not a 7/10 as you are suggesting? You've lost me.
 

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Going by what Seibs said to the wankers on NRL 360 this signing puts pressure on Macca and he needs to improve to keep his spot.

So that's a plus, if they resign Seggy at this stage I would say Macca is gone after his contract is done.
 

heartly87

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No just Siebs but Darren on chanel 9s QLDer show with Wally. He made two very reassuring statements. Boyd is in the back end if his career and may be better suited at centre to finish and having more Hookers will push Macca to retain his position. Locky pointed out the halfs as the key area for fixing.

The club knows what we know and i think both will be given the talk next year. It will be bring your best or your in reserve grade. Both Robby and Benji at the Tigers have provided some great footy for their team this year and Madge has made it clear he is prepared to drop them if need be.
 

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No just Siebs but Darren on chanel 9s QLDer show with Wally. He made two very reassuring statements. Boyd is in the back end if his career and may be better suited at centre to finish and having more Hookers will push Macca to retain his position. Locky pointed out the halfs as the key area for fixing.

The club knows what we know and i think both will be given the talk next year. It will be bring your best or your in reserve grade. Both Robby and Benji at the Tigers have provided some great footy for their team this year and Madge has made it clear he is prepared to drop them if need be.
Yeah I watched that too and it gave me hope. Locky also said Turps is a hooker, that’s his spot.
 

Dazza 92

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I've heard people talking about Paix as our long term 9 - is this based on anything in particular? Because he has been playing as a half all year, even when Turpin was playing first grade. I know he played some isolated games as a hooker in some rep games where they try to fit all the talented halves in the team, but is there any evidence that we're grooming him as a dummy half?
its interesting to think; the Storm would have him play hooker if that's where they saw his first grade future. Not concerned at all whats good for the reserve grade side....everything aligns with whats best for the top team...

Something perhaps we should consider...?
 

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Why Broncos hooker Jake Turpin turned down $1.2m deal for a love of harness racing

Turpin admitted he was close to succumbing to rival offers with up to six clubs queuing up for his signature — including a reported $1.2 million Warriors deal — after a breakout year for the Broncos

No doubt it was tempting for Turpin who only scraped into Brisbane’s 2019 top 30 squad on a minimum $70,000 salary following Kodi Nikorima’s Warriors exit and regular hooker Andrew McCullough’s early season knee injury. However, the 22-year-old said his family’s love of horses ensured he didn’t leave the Red Hill paddock.

His family from Haigslea, west of Brisbane, are heavily involved in harness racing with his sister Chantal a driver as well as a trainer along with Turpin.

“I was pretty close to be honest,” Turpin said of leaving Brisbane.

But asked if his Brisbane harness racing background was a factor, Turpin said: “For sure. The stables are only an hour and a half away and I can go and see my horses do some track work.

“I can be around them.”

More direct family ties also came to the fore for Turpin who initially broke into the 17 in round nine as injured rake McCullough’s replacement but will run out for his fifth straight game in the Broncos No. 7 jersey in Thursday’s NRL away clash with North Queensland.

Turpin said he was trying to make up for lost time on and off the field after finally embracing his Broncos chance following an under 20s stint with Melbourne Storm from 2014-16.

“I have two little nieces. If I moved way I wouldn’t see them grow up,” he said. “I spent three years (at Melbourne) from them which was hard on me — my first niece didn’t know my name for their first two years.” Turpin may be considered a long term Broncos hooker option after veteran McCullough retires.

But in the meantime he is revelling in his starting halves spot, partnering captain Darius Boyd with first choice No. 7 Tom Dearden (ankle) sidelined. “It’s moved pretty quickly to be honest. I set myself little goals. I wanted to get into the top 30 and I achieved that then I wanted to play first grade and I achieved that,” he said.

“There are always things in my game that I have to improve but I am really excited about the rest of 2019.”

Source: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/broncos/why-broncos-hooker-jake-turpin-turned-down-12m-deal-for-a-love-of-harness-racing/news-story/a48744a8e51b745cf59ce99f9b0a1866
 

GKDonkey

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The warriors are now 0 from 3 trying to poach our players
I saw an article the other day that the warriors are making us up our pays for our players so that we use up salary cap. Apparently are chasing bigger fish from our team.
 

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