NRL Rumour and Movements - 2019

Unbreakable

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Dragons 2020 team

1. Gerard Beale
2. Lachlan Maranta
3. Tautau Moga
4. Dale Copley
5. Steve Michaels
6. Josh Hoffman
7. Corey Norman
8. Martin Kennedy
9. Ben Hunt
10. Ashton Sims
11. Aaron Whitchurch
12. Dunamis Lui
13. Korbin Sims

14. David Mead
15. Palmer Wapau
16. Lama Tasi
17. Shane Tronc

Coach: Anthony 'The Goat' Griffin
You forgot Tariq Sims, who is actually one of the ex-Broncos on their roster lol.
 
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Morkel

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I don’t think they played more than a few games together as halves. IIRC when Lockyer retired, Norman & Hunt we’re both in contention for the 6. Wallace was halfback. Norman got the gig and Hunt was bench utility.
 

Super Freak

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I don’t think they played more than a few games together as halves. IIRC when Lockyer retired, Norman & Hunt we’re both in contention for the 6. Wallace was halfback. Norman got the gig and Hunt was bench utility.
They played U20's together but no more than a few games in the halves together at NRL level.

In those NRL games they were quite good together. They seemed to understand each other quite well. Whether they could work together week in week out at NRL level is questionable. I don't think they will be able to and I think it will just crash and burn.
 

theshed

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They played U20's together but no more than a few games in the halves together at NRL level.

In those NRL games they were quite good together. They seemed to understand each other quite well. Whether they could work together week in week out at NRL level is questionable. I don't think they will be able to and I think it will just crash and burn.
I sure hope so. I don’t think I could handle the ‘what if’s’ if they become a premiership pairing.
 

Big Pete

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Overs and unders on Cameron Smith playing the entire two years on his contract?

Good on him if he can still perform to his standard at 37, but I can't imagine what Brandon Smith is thinking to himself. Melbourne will do extremely well to keep him in Melbourne, especially if a club like Newcastle or the Warriors come knocking.
 

Morkel

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Overs and unders on Cameron Smith playing the entire two years on his contract?

Good on him if he can still perform to his standard at 37, but I can't imagine what Brandon Smith is thinking to himself. Melbourne will do extremely well to keep him in Melbourne, especially if a club like Newcastle or the Warriors come knocking.
Is 2 years confirmed? I know that’s what he’s after, and I’m sure the Storm will have to give him what he asks, but that’s a tough ask.

The Storm must surely know they’re fucked regardless. Without Smith they’re nothing, and even if he doesn’t perform on the field like he used to, they can’t risk him going elsewhere as he is their meal ticket with sponsors and everything PR-related.
 

Big Pete

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Is 2 years confirmed? I know that’s what he’s after, and I’m sure the Storm will have to give him what he asks, but that’s a tough ask.

The Storm must surely know they’re fucked regardless. Without Smith they’re nothing, and even if he doesn’t perform on the field like he used to, they can’t risk him going elsewhere as he is their meal ticket with sponsors and everything PR-related.
Yeah mate.

Cameron Smith is set to become the first NRL player to reach 400 games after signing a two-year extension with Melbourne Storm on Wednesday.
I'm surprised he got it. A one year extension sounded logical because Melbourne needed to deal with losing Cronk & Slater within two years and it gives players like Munster and Scott time to transition into leadership roles. To grant Smith an extra year is optimistic and it's really going to be another impressive achievement if he's still able to play to his ability at age 37.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/09/cameron-smith-signs-two-year-deal-with-melbourne-storm-has-400-game-mark-in-sights/
 
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Sproj

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Could Smith transition to halfback? I know it is a big ask at any age, let alone 35/36 but he has all the tools and allows Smith Jr to transition in earlier.
 

Wolfie

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Could Smith transition to halfback? I know it is a big ask at any age, let alone 35/36 but he has all the tools and allows Smith Jr to transition in earlier.
Dont be surprised if Brandon doesnt end up back in Townsville.
 

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