NRL Rumour and Movements - 2020

Sproj

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Ponga
Pearce
Klemmer
Frizell

Bear in mind they have paid too much for everyone else on their list as well, how do they afford him?
 

soup

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T’ba
Ponga
Pearce
Klemmer
Frizell

Bear in mind they have paid too much for everyone else on their list as well, how do they afford him?
Have a look at their backline. Nothing there apart from Ponga.

Dan Saifiti deserves a mention in that group, too. He’s now an Origin forward.
 
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broncos4life

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Frizell in the 2nd row, Ponga at the back, Pearce in the halves....I dunno man, it looks like the makings of a half decent side to me.
Half decent side yes, premiership winning, no.

Frizell in general is being massively over-rated here. He is a great player but he isn't even in the top 10 forwards in the comp. People are acting like he is the missing piece to a premiership puzzle and he just isn't.
 

soup

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Half decent side yes, premiership winning, no.

Frizell in general is being massively over-rated here. He is a great player but he isn't even in the top 10 forwards in the comp. People are acting like he is the missing piece to a premiership puzzle and he just isn't.
He was two years ago mate. Pretty sure he was an Australian backrower.

The De Belin/St Merge thing really got under his skin and he had a quiet year last year.
 

Stu_9

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It’ll be interesting to see what now happens to Fifita. The NRL came out yesterday and said that they will not be registering any contracts any time soon until they sort out this mess and probably look at the cap moving forward.
I assume Frizell hasn’t actually signed or got in before all this went down.
 

Sproj

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Half decent side yes, premiership winning, no.

Frizell in general is being massively over-rated here. He is a great player but he isn't even in the top 10 forwards in the comp. People are acting like he is the missing piece to a premiership puzzle and he just isn't.
Frizell is an absolute gun. Would take him in a heartbeat. I'd find it hard to find 10 better forwards in the game:

1. Haas
2. JT2

After that, he is definitely in the conversation. Brisbane's pack obviously has potential on their side but in terms of second rowers even, he is in the conversation as the best.
 

Porthoz

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Frizell is an absolute gun. Would take him in a heartbeat. I'd find it hard to find 10 better forwards in the game:

1. Haas
2. JT2

After that, he is definitely in the conversation. Brisbane's pack obviously has potential on their side but in terms of second rowers even, he is in the conversation as the best.
He may and likely will end there, but Haas isn't above Lolo yet. Those 2 are on a category of their own though.
 

Big Pete

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The Gold Coast Titans have released English import Kallum Watkins on compassionate grounds after his father contracted corona virus. Awful news for him and his family, hopefully his old man makes a speedy recovery.
 

Alec

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Is he allowed to travel back there? I assume he got released because he wouldn't be able to travel there and back again. His dad's virus will likely be resolved by the time the comp started up again.
 

Foordy

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Is he allowed to travel back there? I assume he got released because he wouldn't be able to travel there and back again. His dad's virus will likely be resolved by the time the comp started up again.
he would be, but would need to con into quanrantine for two weeks. the UK won't keep their own citizens out of the country
 

Big Pete

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Wests Tigers have signed Junior Kangaroo backrow Shawn Blore effective immediately.

Blore was considered one of the brightest prospects coming through the NSWRL juniors until he suffered an ACL rupture early in the 2019 season.

Considering the Utoikamanu signing on top of all the other gun junior signings, Wests are building a promising young team.
 

ivanhungryjak

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Yeah, Badel is a bit cryptic in his article saying it’s not alcohol but “personal demons” that is his issue at the moment but it always seemed a big gamble him heading back to Sydney.
 

Sproj

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Bennett's response will be: He just needs to be given time, we'll stand by him, he's a good lad with a good heart, we will re-sign him on an upgraded four-year deal as a show of faith.
 

Jedhead

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Broncos release another young talent that goes on to reach almost immortal status. I can't believe we've let Corey Allen go to the Bunnies. He looks like he'll be something special.
Must have been on something stronger than red wine when i wrote this!
 

kooly87

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Wests Tigers have signed Junior Kangaroo backrow Shawn Blore effective immediately.

Blore was considered one of the brightest prospects coming through the NSWRL juniors until he suffered an ACL rupture early in the 2019 season.

Considering the Utoikamanu signing on top of all the other gun junior signings, Wests are building a promising young team.
Realistically I think for a club like them it's the only way forward long term. I think having a Coach who is confident in his own abilities and not desperate for short term results to keep his job really helps them in this instance.
 
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