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    2022 NRL General discussion

    Nice effort. You are allowed in to spreadsheet club.
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    THE RUMOUR MILL - Player Movement

    All the blood rushed somewhere else when he heard he was coming to the Sharks.
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    Signings/Re-Signings 2022

    Comes down to who I trust more. The Tomato (nrl.com) or the BBQ (sharks.com.au). Both have a proven track record of getting it wrong. The nrl.com info came as part of a major update after August 1 though, so I'm going to run with this in post #1 until I see another report that says otherwise...
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    Signings/Re-Signings 2022

    Yes you can. Other players have done this in the past. Lachlan Croker is one. Was top 30 in 2018, and dev list 2019. He did an ACL so they knew he wouldn't play in the first 11 rounds. Once he returned, they upgraded him for that year and re-signed him for two more. This was basically Manly...
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    Official Braydon Trindall

    He’s had 4 games in the halves. Raiders debacle with Nicho at Fb Storm Dragons Tigers
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    Signings/Re-Signings 2022

    Both apparently. Not much to do in WA. @bort has started making friends with the condiments. Don’t believe anything the Worcestershire says mate.
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    In the least surprising news of the year, The Dolphins announce an affiliation with CQ Capras.
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    Signings/Re-Signings 2022

    Again, conflicting reports. Surprise, surprise! NRL.com has him listed as top 30 this season, dev in 2023, top 30 2024. As we know, both the Sharks web site and nrl.com have made plenty of mistakes in the past though.
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    Signings/Re-Signings 2022

    Berrell re-signing announcement confirmed Stonestreet as dev list. Dev list for next year is Finau, Iro, Stonestreet and maybe Rivett.
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    Yeah. We don’t know what the conversion rate is for any team so it’s really just speculation. I was moreso addressing your point about defining development than the original “Roosters are beasts at development” convo. Brisbane is very different btw. Q Cup clubs run development for 15 and under...
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    Neil Henry says 21-22. (Yeah. **** name drop I know).
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    Maybe, and maybe not. There were 18 other players in that squad whose team couldn't turn them in to a regular NRL player, 20 if you count Dargan and Schonig who were added to the squad later. Of course those players had "some development" prior to that. They didn't pop out of an egg the day...
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    I don't just mean that. I actually said that ;)
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    Here is the Australian Schoolboys side that Butcher played in Bort. 24 players While most of them played an NRL game at some point, just 5 of them went on to debut with and become established players with the team who had them at 18, and only two were still with that team at the start of the...
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    I agree here for 16 and up, or rather than picking an age this really should really be "kids who have finished puberty". For kids kids younger than that, there is absolutely no correlation between their performance now and performance as an adult. Statistically, 90% of players picked in rep...
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    Gal wasn't identified as a gun player though. I believe he was playing for Wenty u17's and training with the SG Ball team, but wasn't a first choice player there. Just another good example of a player who people looked at when he was 17 and said "yeah - goes OK but nothing special".
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    One thing I've done over the years is not have attacking positions bound to defensive positions. I've had my 1 or 13 be the primary playmaker at times, I've also had locks playing 3-in as an extra link man so my 7 could start shifts to either side without the 6 having to wrap, and plenty of...
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    Cool article. I liked this bit. Oh - and obviously all that lock talk. Imo he probably defined too many "roles". Ultimately a very long way to say "the number on a bloke's back doesn't pigeonhole him" and "rather than play a set way, figure out your players' strengths and how to use them".
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    17 I think
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    2022 NRL General discussion

    Gal is way off on this one. For 99% of players nobody can tell which 11-15 year old players are going to be good at 18 or at 22. Before 18, for most people good = "more mature physically or mentally than kids your age". For both clubs and schools it is a numbers game once they hit high-school...
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