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Re: Lam and Edwards
Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Posted by jaws1 on Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:06 pm
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Interview tonight on SKY Edwards hinted that a number of high profile RU would like to try their hand in RL
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:39 am
Posted by CobraCraig on Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:39 am
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jaws1 wrote:
Interview tonight on SKY Edwards hinted that a number of high profile RU would like to try their hand in RL


They might like to try it theoretically, but in reality a high profile Union player would have to drastically reduce their wages if they wanted to give League a go, or find a club stupid enough to give them a marquee wage, which I can’t see.
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:26 pm
Posted by MOUSE13 on Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:26 pm
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Im sure there is a dispensation for RU recruits.
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Posted by Trainman on Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:56 pm
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MOUSE13 wrote:
Im sure there is a dispensation for RU recruits.


IIRC they cont count on the cap in the first year and 50% of their salary in the second.
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:00 pm
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Regardless of cap space I wouldn’t be paying an amateur daft wages. Look at how Powell went and people thought he was tailor made to play league.
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:14 pm
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CobraCraig wrote:
Regardless of cap space I wouldn’t be paying an amateur daft wages. Look at how Powell went and people thought he was tailor made to play league.



To be fair Powell was already damaged goods. Dont think we should look at union forwards but there will be some backs that would make the transition easily. For instance someone like Manu Tuilaigi ? would be a good signing.
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Posted by sergeant pepper on Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:06 pm
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CobraCraig wrote:
Regardless of cap space I wouldn’t be paying an amateur daft wages. Look at how Powell went and people thought he was tailor made to play league.


Amateur?

Powell was 31 when he signed, banged up and injured - hence the neck surgery after 5 games.

Signing a 24/25 year old Polynesian back is a different kettle of fish. I've watched plenty of the Super 14 & NPC comps and there's a real depth of quality there, that sitsoutside of traditional RL scouting areas.
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Re: Lam and Edwards
Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Posted by The Whiffy Kipper on Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:23 pm
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CobraCraig wrote:
Regardless of cap space I wouldn’t be paying an amateur daft wages. Look at how Powell went and people thought he was tailor made to play league.
It's a good job we never signed such amateur union players as Boston, Tuigamala, Botica, Paul, Quinnel, We would have been a laughing stock, Oh no, Wait a minute.
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:42 pm
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The Whiffy Kipper wrote:
It's a good job we never signed such amateur union players as Boston, Tuigamala, Botica, Paul, Quinnel, We would have been a laughing stock, Oh no, Wait a minute.
Weren't the 2 codes still quite similar when those guys came on? I'd argue we've accelerated the divergance in the last 10 years (sometimes not for the better, but....), but RU mob still look at league & assume because it's a simple game, it's easy. Only when they actually pay attention do they realise the error of their ways.
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:10 pm
Posted by CobraCraig on Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:10 pm
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The Whiffy Kipper wrote:
It's a good job we never signed such amateur union players as Boston, Tuigamala, Botica, Paul, Quinnel, We would have been a laughing stock, Oh no, Wait a minute.


Different game then,we had the upper hand wages wise and no cap. Would you sign someone like Ford for probably 500k plus? I’d rather spend it on a ready made too League player.
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