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Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 7:01 am  

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ChrisA wrote:
I'd lose Tautai, Clubb and Navarette. Couple with losing Hamlin, then the young forwards being released. That would give us scope to sign some decent props, which we are crying out for.

Williams going frees up money in itself, even though we lose the benefit of him being homegrown on the cap. It should still free up good money to sign quality.

We are fine in the backs and back row.


Agree with this. Back row is ok but very left sided and screaming out for a naturally right sided player like McMeeken. Back row is well down the list of priorities though. Props, half (or. Two) and hooker all needed before that.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 7:10 am  

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ChrisA wrote:
I'd lose Tautai, Clubb and Navarette. Couple with losing Hamlin, then the young forwards being released. That would give us scope to sign some decent props, which we are crying out for.

Williams going frees up money in itself, even though we lose the benefit of him being homegrown on the cap. It should still free up good money to sign quality.

We are fine in the backs and back row.



Agree with this. The only issue I see is that Tautai is still contracted till the end of next season.

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Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 7:15 am  

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ChrisA wrote:
I'd lose Tautai, Clubb and Navarette. Couple with losing Hamlin, then the young forwards being released. That would give us scope to sign some decent props, which we are crying out for.

Williams going frees up money in itself, even though we lose the benefit of him being homegrown on the cap. It should still free up good money to sign quality.

We are fine in the backs and back row.


If a quality, big, right sided back rower becomes available we should be interested. Jones and McMeeken would certainly be welcome.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 8:03 am  
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CobraCraig wrote:

If a quality, big, right sided back rower becomes available we should be interested. Jones and McMeeken would certainly be welcome.


If quality players become available then you have to be in with a shout. It's a cliché, but you never know what's around the corner. At one point in time Wigan had HH, Hock, Joel, Hughes & Faz all competing for 2 spots, but in the space of a few seasons only Fax was left. I doubt many fans would have predicted that.

Whilst it might not be a priority, it could have a decent impact on the overall team too. McMeeken & Greenwood would give us a quality/massive 2nd row partnership. That might help lay a better platform for guys like Sammut or help Sarge in defence as well.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 9:52 am  

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A lot of people are mentioning McMeekan it seems. Is it wishful thinking or has anyone heard we are linked?
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 9:55 am  
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ChrisA wrote:
I'd lose Tautai, Clubb and Navarette. Couple with losing Hamlin, then the young forwards being released. That would give us scope to sign some decent props, which we are crying out for.

Williams going frees up money in itself, even though we lose the benefit of him being homegrown on the cap. It should still free up good money to sign quality.

We are fine in the backs and back row.


The trouble is releasing the young forwards doesn't make room under the salary cap and Williams only gains us £75k, where can you find a player of his quality for that money? If we need to release salary cap money then players listed in our top 25 need to go. For example, Forsyth, Byrne, Wells, Smithies etc. will not count against the cap this season.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 10:05 am  

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RedWarrior32 wrote:
A lot of people are mentioning McMeekan it seems. Is it wishful thinking or has anyone heard we are linked?


99% of this thread is wishful thinking.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 11:00 am  
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Not sure how strong the links to Christian Welch are. But unfortunately, he is now facing a knee reconstruction. Limped off at half-time against Wests. Probably out for the season and it is the knee he injured before.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 1:06 pm  

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[quote="MelbourneWarrior"]Not sure how strong the links to Christian Welch are. But unfortunately, he is now facing a knee reconstruction. Limped off at half-time against Wests. Probably out for the season and it is the knee he injured before.[/quote]

I'd say that means he's nailed on now!
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 16, 2019 2:09 pm  

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MelbourneWarrior wrote:
Not sure how strong the links to Christian Welch are. But unfortunately, he is now facing a knee reconstruction. Limped off at half-time against Wests. Probably out for the season and it is the knee he injured before.


Ah well, Jarrod Wallace it is then.
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