NRL Rumour and Movements - 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby League Talk' started by Nashy, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Morkel

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    True. I guess we'll find out.
     
  2. Expecting confirmation of something in league? Don't hold your breath BP, you'll die. Seems like since you have been taught the right way to do it, you've forgotten how the NRL and it's clubs work. They lie, they twist the truth, or they don't say anything. And we're in the rumour thread, and everyone knows that Dobbo comes with a massive red flag warning that he's never been right. But trying to fact check a fresh rumour is kind of desperate looking, given it's currently at rumour stage.
     
  3. My issue is that fans buy whatever Ben Dobbin says and then start spreading misinformation like stating everything bar the 600k value has been confirmed.
     
  4. Foordy

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    has anyone actually ever bought anything that Dobbo has said ....

    it seems to be a running joke around here that his accuracy rate is less that zero ... in fact most people seem to put him on the same level as the Lurker, the Mole and Daniel O'Dowell
     
  5. Morkel

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    Okay, everything is confirmed except the $600k figure, and that the NRL have the power to force them to forfeit games if they're not under the cap.

    The latter doesn't seem to me to be as outrageous as it some people seem to think. Preventing them from playing is really a last resort should the Storm be (1) unable to shift enough players to be compliant, or (2) be arrogant enough to dig their heels in and demand they play for competition points while being over the salary cap.

    So while it is not confirmed, it is certainly plausible, and in my opinion worthy of discussion, especially in a "rumours" thread.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
  6. On that last point, I don't have an issue with acknowledging the rumour. I have an issue with Dobbo reporting it the way he has because people accept it as fact and it becomes a game of Chinese whispers - as demonstrated in this very thread.

    As I said earlier, I believe it's far more plausible to believe that Melbourne are looking to move Sam Kasiano, Cheyse Blair and Patrick Kaufusi on because they're simply mediocre players. That's all the media is really going on at this stage. If they were looking to move on quality players then maybe I'd be more inclined to believe the speculation.
     
  7. Foordy

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    The Storm were reportedly 200k over the salary cap for 2019, but have rectified that by releasing Sam Kasiano to Catalans.

    They are now cap compliant
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
  8. Morkel

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    So Kasiano was on over $300k?
     
  9. GKDonkey

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    I doubt it
     
  10. Morkel

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    Unless his deal was back-ended. $100k first year, $300k second year, average $200k. Though I thought the NRL cracked down on the more unbalanced ones.

    Anyone know if NRL clubs need to contribute to player’s wages if an ESL club signs them for less than their current contract value?
     
  11. I thought Kasiano was on good money at the Dogs. Did his contract end there and no one wanted him?
     
    That's usually the case.
     

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