NRL Rumour and Movements - 2019

Jedhead

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Someone in that New York consortium has been doing too much Colombian marching powder if they've included Darbs as a "veteran NRL star"
 

BroncsFan

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If the $$ SBW has signed for at Toronto is true then that's where I'd be heading if I was in Latrelles shoes.
He's already won 2 GFs played rep at the highest level and still young enough to come back to NRL if he feels the need.
In the mean time I would be filling my boots for a few seasons , travelling and living in another country without media pressure.
I think the super league has a marquee player allowance which is basically pay whatever you want and it doesnt fall in the cap.

If that's the case then SBW is their marquee player which means Latrell would be under the cap at Toronto if he went
 

Alec

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Is SBW still a gun? He was one of the best forwards of this century so far, and has superb fitness...but still, at 35, is he still that good?.
 

Allo

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Matterson has agreed to terms with Parra for next season on a 2(+1) years deal
 
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Unbreakable

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Matterson has agreed to terms with Parra for next season on a 2(+1) years deal
They're gonna be hard to beat next season if they can get RCG playing good footy.

It was underrated how many injuries they had last year, Nathan Brown missed 12 games, Dylan Brown missed 10 games, Blake Ferguson missed 6 games, Waqa Blake arrived late. If they can stay healthy they're gonna be a top 4 side, guaranteed.

1. Gutherson (c)
2. Sivo
3. Jennings
4. Blake
5. Ferguson
6. D.Brown
7. Moses
8. Campbell-Gillard
9. Mahoney
10. Paulo
11. Lane
12. Matterson
13. N.Brown

14. Takairangi
15. Niukore
16. Alvaro
17. Evans / Gower
 

Big Pete

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If St George could punt Mary, Mitchell would be a great fit. They have plenty of vacancies in the backline, so you could bring him in with the view of making him a fullback first and if that doesn't work out there's certainly room to play him in the centres. With a lot of contracts running out next year, they should be in the box seat to make a marquee signing like that.

Otherwise, I'd be keen to see what Maguire could get out of him. It'd almost be like the Tigers getting one back for Tedesco and again they have room at both fullback and in the centres.
 

Foordy

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the rumours are that the Cowboys will force Holmes to make a decision on returning to the NRL in 2020 pretty soon ... if he chooses to stay in the US, they'll try secure Mitchell with the money
 

Waynesaurus

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The Cowboys might actually be a decent fit for him, it gets him out of Sydney as far away from Mundine as possible and the 'regional' culture might be an eye opener for him. The Cows need strike in the backline and I reckon he is worth a shot at fullback.
 
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Battler

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"A New York consortium has already identified veteran NRL stars, including Benji Marshall (34 years old), Kieran Foran (29), Brett Morris (33), Josh Morris (33), Darius Boyd (32), Sia Soliola (33), Aiden Tolman (30), Matt Prior (32), Jesse Bromwich (30), James Tamou (30) and James Graham (34), as potential marquee signings for when the team enters the third tier of the English Super League in 2021."
If Boyd phones it in for us imagine how bad he’d be over there. He’d probably have a no contact clause in his contract.
 

john1420

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If St George could punt Mary, Mitchell would be a great fit. They have plenty of vacancies in the backline, so you could bring him in with the view of making him a fullback first and if that doesn't work out there's certainly room to play him in the centres. With a lot of contracts running out next year, they should be in the box seat to make a marquee signing like that.

Otherwise, I'd be keen to see what Maguire could get out of him. It'd almost be like the Tigers getting one back for Tedesco and again they have room at both fullback and in the centres.
Interesting thoughts BP, always appreciate your insight
Crash Craddock (FWIW) doesn't think Latrell and Maguire would work as Maguire is a disciplinarian, with the unspoken rest of the sentence being that Latrell is not a hard worker, and just turns up when he wants to
 

Unbreakable

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Manly crown Trbojevic bros as club royalty with lucrative deals

Manly have made a seismic move towards keeping Tom and Jake Trbojevic in maroon and white for their entire careers by re-signing the pair on six-year deals.

The Sea Eagles confirmed two of the biggest contracts in the club's history on Friday afternoon, announcing the Trbojevics retention at a press conference with coach Des Hasler and new CEO Stephen Humphreys in attendance.

NRL.com understands Manly have outlaid over $12 million across the two contracts, tying the two brothers to their local club until at least the end of 2026.

"The Sea Eagles mean the world to Tom and me. We’re proud to be Manly men," Jake Trbojevic told the Manly club website.

"To know that we will be playing together for the Sea Eagles for a further six years after next season is an incredible feeling.

"I believe this club is certainly heading in the right direction. I can't wait to get back to Lottoland and play in front of our great Members again next season."

As one of the game's truly elite fullbacks Tom is tipped to earn over $1 million a season, with Jake's salary coming in just under the seven-figure mark – still making him one of the highest-paid forwards in the NRL.

By the end of the deals, Tom will be 29 while Jake will be 31 and both will have played over a decade in Sea Eagles colours.

Younger brother Ben, a NSW under 18s back-rower/centre this year, has also been signed on a development deal that keeps him at Narrabeen for the next two seasons.

Manly's retention of the two eldest Trbojevic siblings has been oft-discussed throughout 2019, with the club originally intending to have their futures sorted before November 1, when they could officially receive offers.

It's believed at least two rival Sydney clubs expressed interest in luring the pair away from Manly, but the Trbojevics never genuinely entertained leaving the Northern Beaches.

Jake will spend the summer recovering from shoulder surgery that is expected to rule him out of the first two rounds of 2020 while Tom is slated to return to pre-season training in December.

Tom Trbojevicis now looking forward to his future in maroon and white.

"I know this team can certainly be finals contenders for many years to come, and hopefully, we can lift that NRL premiership trophy in the near future," he said.

"I'm really looking forward to returning to the field next season and playing in front of our fantastic Members at Lottoland."

Source: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/15/manly-crown-trbojevic-bros-as-club-royalty-with-lucrative-deals/
 

Huge

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Good players both but for me the contracts are silly money. It simply buys complacency. Mind you, I'm not in possession of all the facts and it could easily prove to be a masterstroke. I could be totally wrong. They may prove to be great value over the distance.
 

Wolfie

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Mitchell clearly wants to be a fullback and i think he could do well in that role up North. He isnt going to leave the Rorters to play center imo. Interesting though as i think if he signs there, they will either lose Drinkwater, or move Drinwater to 6 and Clifford may move on. I'd take either of those in a heatbeat tbh.
- Merged

Looks like Jai Arrow could be doing a Cooper Cronk and moving to Sydney.
 
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Battler

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Could give us a shot at Holmes if LM signs for the cows, especially if he comes back in '21 (when we'll have cash in the bank from the three amigos retiring/ being forced out of the club).
 

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