NRL Rumour and Movements - 2019

Morkel

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Did I see a headline recently about the Turbo brothers "giving up huge money to stay at Manly"?

Surely this should be a red flag to the NRL Salary Cap auditors. Manly players' definition of "taking less" in recent times has meant being paid less for now, but being made up later via a back-ended deal. Hasler did this both at Manly and then at the Bulldogs, both times stacking a team short-term for a tilt at the premiership before destroying it. In this case we even have the deja vu of a Manly / Hasler / Brothers / Fullback & Back-Row combo.
 

Big Pete

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Exciting Jersey Flegg prospect Josh Cook has re-signed with South Sydney until 2021

I thought Brisbane may have a crack at him. I don't think they're related, but he's a similar style of player as Damien and is one of the best dummy half prospects running around.

He's somebody I'd like to see have a full season of Canterbury Cup before going too crazy, but he's somebody to keep an eye on.

Also a couple of old Dessie favourites have popped up in the Manly lower grades. T-Rex is playing for Blacktown and Zac Saddler, the Bulldogs NRL squad player who couldn't even make the Dogs Jersey Flegg side, is starting for the Sea Eagles Flegg side.
 

Wolfie

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Did I see a headline recently about the Turbo brothers "giving up huge money to stay at Manly"?

Surely this should be a red flag to the NRL Salary Cap auditors. Manly players' definition of "taking less" in recent times has meant being paid less for now, but being made up later via a back-ended deal. Hasler did this both at Manly and then at the Bulldogs, both times stacking a team short-term for a tilt at the premiership before destroying it. In this case we even have the deja vu of a Manly / Hasler / Brothers / Fullback & Back-Row combo.
I can clearly remember they wouldnt let Folau return because they thought he should be paid more.
 

Old Mate

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I can clearly remember they wouldnt let Folau return because they thought he should be paid more.
Yeah there was something like that, like an agreed on value or some shit which is fucking stupid.
 
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Foordy

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I can clearly remember they wouldnt let Folau return because they thought he should be paid more.
I can actually understand that since Parramatta had pretty much spent their entire cap and wanted to sign him for a can of coke and a Mars bar
 

Morkel

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I can clearly remember they wouldnt let Folau return because they thought he should be paid more.
That's because they were trying to get him on the cap for like $150k, but have $600k+ in 3rd party deals. Dodgy as.
 

Wolfie

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That's because they were trying to get him on the cap for like $150k, but have $600k+ in 3rd party deals. Dodgy as.
Does sound dodgy, but if they can come up with the correct paperwork, should they have been allowed to stop it?
 

Morkel

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Does sound dodgy, but if they can come up with the correct paperwork, should they have been allowed to stop it?
History shows that the paperwork was indeed dodgy. Eels got done for messing with fake 3rd party stuff that occurred around that time.
 

broncsgoat

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Just asked into a cafe and saw saw Arrow reading the article about himself going to Sydney in the paper. Pretty lol.

On another note his mrs is probably the hottest chick I have ever seeen
 

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