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Re: I wont be turning my back on Leeds
Post Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:35 pm
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Re: I wont be turning my back on Leeds
Post Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Posted by KaeruJim on Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:17 pm
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Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! wrote:
Sure Segeyaro said same. I expect him to see season out but I would be surprised if he's at Leeds next season.

He's a good forward but I don't see him sticking around beyond 12 months.

I’ve said before but I don’t think 4-year marquee contracts are sensible. I like Merrin but he’s not the kind of x-factor in the forwards (or the minutes) that Hurrell can be in the backs.
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Post Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:21 pm
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But he confirmed tonight that we're better when he's on the pitch, and if he is now settling in he can be a real positive for the time he's here.
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Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:57 am
Posted by Biff Tannen on Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:57 am
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KaeruJim wrote:
I’ve said before but I don’t think 4-year marquee contracts are sensible. I like Merrin but he’s not the kind of x-factor in the forwards (or the minutes) that Hurrell can be in the backs.


Agree with that. But to entice these kinds of players from NRL who are circa 30 years old this is the kind of deal that has to be offered.
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Re: I wont be turning my back on Leeds
Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:39 am
Posted by KaeruJim on Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:39 am
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Biff Tannen wrote:
Agree with that. But to entice these kinds of players from NRL who are circa 30 years old this is the kind of deal that has to be offered.

Yep and I suppose if it’s really not working out before the 4 years, we know contracts aren’t always seen through... it is s risk though.
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Re: I wont be turning my back on Leeds
Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:32 am
Posted by Exeter Rhino on Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:32 am
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HRS Rhino wrote:
But he confirmed tonight that we're better when he's on the pitch, and if he is now settling in he can be a real positive for the time he's here.


Absolutely. I'm pretty sure that two if not all three of the second half tries from Cas came when Merrin was off the field.

If we keep him he could well be the player that comes closest as a like for like replacement for JP. Immense work-rate in attack and defence, and if Walker learns to follow his offload like McGuire used to do with Peacock, he could be in for quite a few more line-breaks and tries in the rest of the season.
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Immense performance last night from Merrin, that's what we paid big money for, and good to see him celebrating the pulling the badge on the shirt after he scored, think he was trying to show/prove his commitment. showed good hands at 13 as well thats were he needs to be, Cameron Smith and anybody except Ferres in second row now for me.
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rollin thunder wrote:
Immense performance last night from Merrin, that's what we paid big money for, and good to see him celebrating the pulling the badge on the shirt after he scored, think he was trying to show/prove his commitment. showed good hands at 13 as well thats were he needs to be, Cameron Smith and anybody except Ferres in second row now for me.

Yep. Cam Smith will be 13 in due course but 2nd row for now alongside Ward will do me, with a high-impact bopper interchange.

I do like Merrin, if we get a few more wins together I think he’ll glue in nicely. It’s a big upheaval to come over when he would have been expecting to remain in NRL.
Re: IN 2019 | Trent Merrin - Expires: 2022
Post Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:16 am
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I would make Merrin the on field captain as Watkins is not the man for the job and until he regains fitness and form is not certain to retain his place.
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Juan Cornetto wrote:
I would make Merrin the on field captain as Watkins is not the man for the job and until he regains fitness and form is not certain to retain his place.


Agreed.
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