NRL Rumour and Movements - 2019

kooly87

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Dragons didn’t get any for DeBellin
They will for this season though surely?

You can't require clubs to stand down down long term or terminate players for serious issues etc and then refuse to help them out once they do so. That hardly seems fair at all.
 
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BroncsFan

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Dragons didn’t get any for DeBellin
Pretty sure they did, but they just didn't use it... there were comments from Greenburg that it is there, but they haven't put forward a request to actually use it.

I think the issue with it is if DeBelin, Fainu, etc. get acquitted before the end of the season what happens to that cap space if it's been spent whilst they were on the no fault stand down??

EDIT
Below article indicating the dragons just had to apply for the cap relief... pretty sure there are other articles later in the year after Kent kicked up a stink, but couldn't be bothered finding them
 
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mitch222

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They will for this season though surely?

You can't require clubs to stand down down long term or terminate players for serious issues etc and then refuse to help them out once they do so. That hardly seems fair at all.
Dragons still have to pay him until his deal finishes or the trial is finished.
The other problem with this to is that the stood down player still needs to be paid along with the new player and the NRL doesn't give you an extra amount chip in for the replacement player as well. I think the Dragons might have got a little bit of relief but they didn't have any money to actually pay the replacement player out of their own pocket.
 

broncos4life

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If they don't get full cap relief for Fainu then that would be dreadfully unfair.
- Merged


Recruiting both Mitchell and Holmes in the same offseason is almost certainly about winning a Premiership in the next two or maybe three seasons. There will be headaches after that, especially if they get that Premiership, but who would argue that for a club like the Cowboys, that Premiership would be worth some pain later on.
Maybe they shouldn’t have signed the kind of bloke that would stab someone.
 

Sproj

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Maybe they shouldn’t have signed the kind of bloke that would stab someone.
And how exactly would you prevent that kind of signing happening? I'm not trying to defend the guy but I'm sure there isn't likely anything in his history that screams attempted murderer.
 

broncos4life

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And how exactly would you prevent that kind of signing happening? I'm not trying to defend the guy but I'm sure there isn't likely anything in his history that screams attempted murderer.
They couldn’t, I just couldn’t give a **** about Manly.
 

Cult3

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I do. I liked League better back when the Queensland teams were good (well, two of them at least) so I'd be happy to see a competitive Cowboys side again.
You liked rugby league better in 2015 than the 90's and 2000's? **** the Cowboys.
 

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