NRL Player Movements & Rumours

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I do feel for Griffin, I feel like he has been set up to fail there from day 1. He’s obviously lost the playing group too.
 
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The carry on about Suaalii is embarrassing for the NRL as a game.

Shows you how insecure we still are as a code. If this was 20 years ago maybe there'd be a reason to be concerned, but RU is largely irrelevant in Australia these days. Let RA blow their load on a (admittedly pretty good but not gamebreakingly good) teen - the NRL will take 5 of their top talents for every 1 they get back from us.

Good luck to the kid. He's going to need it if RU are placing their WC hopes on him.
 
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The Wests Tigers are preparing to offer Mitchell Pearce a two-year deal worth $1.5 million in what’s being called a “desperate” move from the struggling club.

Pearce left the NRL abruptly at the end of 2021 when departed the Knights to join French Super League club Catalans Dragons.

Pearce turns 34 next week but the Tigers halves Luke Brooks and Adam Doueihi have been struggling badly in the side’s winless start through four rounds.

“It stinks of desperation,” Paul Kent said on NRL 360.
 
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Yaha...................it's been both truly bizarre and cringeworthy.

You can smell the desperation...................I'm just totally lost as to why they making such a big deal about this one kid?

Because they need something to fill the newspapers/online sites and the talk shows and the only way to keep it going is through manufactured outrage and debating each other’s irrelevant opinions

To paraphrase Jarrod Sammut, they’re justifying their ‘existance
 
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JMK has signed an upgraded 2 year extension with the Phins.

he was already contracted until the end on 2024, his new deal takes him to the end of 2025
 
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JMK has signed an upgraded 2 year extension with the Phins.

he was already contracted until the end on 2024, his new deal takes him to the end of 2025

Isn't that a one year extension?
 
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Isn't that a one year extension?

FTR. Badel wrote it not me.😝 I was just too lazy to translate.

I assume what Badel means is that he is getting upgraded for next year and extending for an extra year.

so his upgrade is for 2 years (but has only added one extra year to the contract)
 
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Wighton opting to not take up his option for 2024 with Canberra and will go to the open market.

If we didn't have Mariner, I would take Wighton in a heartbeat. I reckon he would play centre if he had a better chance of winning a premiership.

Hell, I would probably still take him. He's a fucking gun centre and a perfect replacement for Herbie.
 
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Wighton opting to not take up his option for 2024 with Canberra and will go to the open market.

If we didn't have Mariner, I would take Wighton in a heartbeat. I reckon he would play centre if he had a better chance of winning a premiership.

Hell, I would probably still take him. He's a fucking gun centre and a perfect replacement for Herbie.

Except he's a wanker. Doesn't fit the no dickheads policy. Do not want, no thanks. Dolphins can have him.
 
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Except he's a wanker. Doesn't fit the no dickheads policy. Do not want, no thanks. Dolphins can have him.

Every club has wankers. It's unavoidable when you're giving young guys lots of money and constantly blowing smoke up their ass.

We've got some at the club already.
 
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Every club has wankers. It's unavoidable when you're giving young guys lots of money and constantly blowing smoke up their ass.

We've got some at the club already.
Sure, but they're *our* wankers. Not some NSW blow-in.

He'll be after more money than we would be prepared to pay anyway.
 
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Great player but where does he fit in? Unless Reynolds retires at the end of the year, there is no spot for him in the halves. And I'm not sure a Wighton/Mam combo is going to work, really need a proper halfback not two five eights.
 
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For our side and where we are at, signing him makes absolutely no sense.
 
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Great player but where does he fit in? Unless Reynolds retires at the end of the year, there is no spot for him in the halves. And I'm not sure a Wighton/Mam combo is going to work, really need a proper halfback not two five eights.
The rumours suggest he is happy to move out of the halves.
 
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The Wests Tigers are preparing to offer Mitchell Pearce a two-year deal worth $1.5 million in what’s being called a “desperate” move from the struggling club.

Pearce left the NRL abruptly at the end of 2021 when departed the Knights to join French Super League club Catalans Dragons.

Pearce turns 34 next week but the Tigers halves Luke Brooks and Adam Doueihi have been struggling badly in the side’s winless start through four rounds.

“It stinks of desperation,” Paul Kent said on NRL 360.
It is a desperate move but they are desperate. I actually think it’s a good move solely because anything is an upgrade on Brooks. I have no idea how Pearce has been in SL but his form at knights was fine.

They have a good pack and fine outside backs. Just need a spine. They should obviously have a crack at Wighton for 5/8. But they could also sign Sailor for this season who isn’t great back could be decent spark outside Pearce and Api
 
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