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Sbw to Toronto
Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:05 pm
Posted by Dezzies_right_hook on Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:05 pm
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Well looks like they could sway him back to league!! $9m contract!
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Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Posted by mrpurfect on Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:55 pm
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how old is he now?
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Re: Sbw to Toronto
Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:59 pm
Posted by steve_norton on Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:59 pm
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How many months till they go bankrupt with contracts like that?
Re: Sbw to Toronto
Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:17 pm
Posted by AXE2GRIND on Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:17 pm
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steve_norton wrote:
How many months till they go bankrupt with contracts like that?


As many as he wants. Issue is that how much of an impact will he make? Argyle knows him, as do the 500 or so Toronto Season Ticket holders, but the rest of north America won't give a to55.

Anyone remember that bloke who went to play for the 49's a while back.......think he may have been an EEL?

I'm looking forward to the show pony visiting Featherstone in the 2nd year of his 3 year deal :CRAZY:
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Post Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:24 pm
Posted by ricardo07 on Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:24 pm
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SBW is the ultimate professional.

Any idiots saying otherwise have never played rugby above under 9 level.
Re: Sbw to Toronto
Post Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:20 am
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:20 am
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AXE2GRIND wrote:

I'm looking forward to the show pony visiting Featherstone in the 2nd year of his 3 year deal :CRAZY:


I am frankly sick and tired of jealous people misrepresenting the Sonny Bill Williams deal. It is $9 million over two years not three. SBW would not be signing for unders, as you have suggested. He is a true professional and will make Canada a proud rugby league nation.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... gby-league
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Post Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:40 am
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:40 am
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mrpurfect wrote:
how old is he now?


Sonny Bill Wiliams is now 34.

Steven Menzies played until he was almost 40 for the Catalans, and he was still a star of Super League at that time.
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Re: Sbw to Toronto
Post Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:57 am
Posted by little wayne69 on Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:57 am
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
I am frankly sick and tired of jealous people misrepresenting the Sonny Bill Williams deal. It is $9 million over two years not three. SBW would not be signing for unders, as you have suggested. He is a true professional and will make Canada a proud rugby league nation.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... gby-league

Who are you his agent? what does it matter how long he's signed for or how much he'd be stealing in wages, more amused than jealous really throwing that sort of money on an aging has been, $9million would get you at least 3 top Aussies who would really make a difference to the side and not just a gimmick signing, what I noticed most about him against England last week was his non contribution to the game when he finally got on the field.

Apologies in advance for any literary errors.
Re: Sbw to Toronto
Post Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:37 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:37 am
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SBW is an absolute class player in both codes and not too many have achieved that accolade in recent years.
It would be a major coup for Toronto to have him on their books and any RL fan that wouldn't want to see the guy play, frankly, isn't a RL fan.

However, the contract that is being quoted is eye watering and way over the odds for any player but, apart from Toronto having to find his wages every month, this is win/win.

As for the talk of Toronto playing Fev :lol: :lol:

It doesn't look like they will be scrapping to avoid the wooden spoon but, their cap spend will make interesting reading - maybe the cap doesn't apply over there :wink:
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Post Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:39 am
Posted by Fishermanscap on Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:39 am
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
I am frankly sick and tired of jealous people misrepresenting the Sonny Bill Williams deal. It is $9 million over two years not three. SBW would not be signing for unders, as you have suggested. He is a true professional and will make Canada a proud rugby league nation.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... gby-league


SBW was never worth that at his peak (no RL has been relative to the wealth of the game) and he certainly isn't now.
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