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Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Posted by Jo Jumbuck on Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:32 pm
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GiantJake1988 wrote:
I do get Lawrences strengths but I still don't think he is good enough at either prop or 2nd row for a team wanting to make the top 4. Hes an extremely valuable team player as are Clough, Murphy and even Rankin could fall into this bracket. However, these are the "dependables" we do need in the squad but also need to improve on them in regards to our starting 17 if we are to make it back into the top 4.


I agree with that, It all depends what the club aspires too though.
Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Posted by jools on Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:51 pm
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GiantJake1988 wrote:
I do get Lawrences strengths but I still don't think he is good enough at either prop or 2nd row for a team wanting to make the top 4. Hes an extremely valuable team player as are Clough, Murphy and even Rankin could fall into this bracket. However, these are the "dependables" we do need in the squad but also need to improve on them in regards to our starting 17 if we are to make it back into the top 4.


I’d like to bet Lawrence will be on less money than clough and Rankin.
I’d say therefore he’s better value for money to the club than those players.
Id also rather have a dependable local lad in our squad than any other similar.
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Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Posted by GiantJake1988 on Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:43 pm
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So if the Hastings and Uate deals come off.......what the consensus on the next position we need to strengthen next?

With Symonds gone, Wakeman and Mamo certain to leave and potentially Hinchliffe too we could still have room for another 2 signings.

I do think we still need to offload some current players such as Roche and potentially Walne also.
Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Posted by Durham Giant on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:08 pm
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GiantJake1988 wrote:
So if the Hastings and Uate deals come off.......what the consensus on the next position we need to strengthen next?

With Symonds gone, Wakeman and Mamo certain to leave and potentially Hinchliffe too we could still have room for another 2 signings.

I do think we still need to offload some current players such as Roche and potentially Walne also.



We need two players for the pack.
Whether that is two props Or a prop and second row is a moot point.

But we need two players one who is aggressive and a pack leader like peacock or Hill and maybe a second row who can run out wide.
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Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:56 pm
Posted by Hangerman2 on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:56 pm
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Agree completely. Halfback with a kicking game, and distribution was number one to replace Brough in max one years time. Hastings from his highlights is exactly that, lots of try assists and pinpoint kicks. He's not a longterm solution though i would assume, although you never know once he gets over here! Number two priority is a good prop with some real aggression and go forward, big unit would help too.
Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:57 pm
Posted by Steve May on Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:57 pm
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GIANTSRL wrote:
yep looking like uate has signed on a 3 year deal, huge signing for the club and super league

dont think it will be announced tomorrow.


I wonder when it will be announced?

It’s hardly a secret - it’s been on the official NRL website!
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Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Posted by GIANTSRL on Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:26 pm
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I wonder when it will be announced?

It’s hardly a secret - it’s been on the official NRL website!


didnt say where he was going though.

prob announce is when we announce season tickets for 2019

what benefit are the club going to get from announcing it now? may aswell leave some things for the marketing for next season but we know how rubbish at that they are... at least england know what they are doing using mcgillvary to promote the new england shirt... something we could have done last season on the back of the huge world cup he just had but no...not a clue how to use our main asset mcgillavary
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Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Posted by Steve May on Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:35 pm
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From the NRL website:

“Sea Eagles veteran Akuila Uate will take up a lucrative three-year deal with Super League outfit Huddersfield in 2019, ending a decade-long career as one of the NRL's most entertaining flyers.”

It’s all over the Aussie media.
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Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Posted by Steve May on Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:39 pm
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GIANTSRL wrote:

what benefit are the club going to get from announcing it now?


To avoid looking like chumps?
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Re: 2019 Recruitment
Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 pm
Posted by jools on Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 pm
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We need to ensure we are still in SL next season before we make any announcements!
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