2022 NRL General discussion

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I'm going to make a pact to win the lottery and have a house full of models move next door
 
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For those that frequent the other forum....I decided to have a look for the first time in ages and it looks like most of the threads have disappeared?

What am I doing wrong?
 

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Just a shoot-the-sh*t question for you all... what do you think would be the right contract length/amount that would secure each of the following. Don't worry about salary cap or if they're not really on the market, but make it a realistic offer that you think would do it to sway them to join us.

D Fifita
K Ponga
Sam Walker
D Cook
 

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Just saw a small article on DT, then did a quick Google search, but apparently Barba is facing court for an assault charge. Not sure if this is an old charge or something new.

Also, if this needs to be moved to the archive - past players thread, I'll delete it from here and post it there to keep this thread clear of past players discussion.

From CM
Disgraced NRL star Ben Barba will spend at least two nights in Mackay watch house over an alleged attack on his brother in law.

He was formally charged with assault occasioning bodily harm against Adrian Currie on December 1.
 
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For those that frequent the other forum....I decided to have a look for the first time in ages and it looks like most of the threads have disappeared?

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Are you seeing these at the top ?
 

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From other forum .
Any of these you'd like to lock up now if they aren't already ?
 

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Barba in the **** again for assaulting his brother in law. Probably mistook him for his misses
Didn't he get in trouble for assaulting him previously?

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Any of these you'd like to lock up now if they aren't already ?
Dykes, Lualua and Rivett all seem to be prospects, although admittedly I haven't seen much. Club will know best and could be worth fighting to keep.

There are some Qs about Pele and how his skill set adapts to new game and the floods of possession that can happen. Has potential but not worth fighting for IMO, but like the first three guys I'd 100% back coach/clubs judgement over mine as have not seen anywhere near enough.
Martin and Berrell I know probably even less about.

Williams, BHU and Hunt* are all replaceable although whether you'd get someone who performs as well for us for same money is questionable.
You don't want to get in a bidding war for any of them but are solid retentions.
Between those three and Rudolf you have four competent NRL props to join Dale with hopefully one stamping himself as a genuine starter.
*Hunt basically missed a year so just referring back to previous form.

Hiroti is just depth and Briton is expendable, def wouldn't want to try out bid anyone for either of them. Tolman is depth.
No way you re-sign Moylan until after at least second half of season, if anyone targeted him before that they can have him.

Dolphins wouldn''t be interested in Wade until they know how he is going, and we don't want to extend him before then either.

Fifita would need a huge return to form and fitness to get a contract for 2023 and it won't come any time soon.
 
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Nikora, BHU & Williams would be at the top of my list.

Nikora's lapses in form seem to me to have been lapses in attitude. I don't think there'll be room for lapses in attitude under the new coaching regimen.
BHU a bit the same.
Williams just starting to come into his career best. Wouldn't sign him for more than 3 years though, and then a yearly contract after that. His value might decrease considerably as he starts to lose pace in his late twenties.
 

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From other forum .
Any of these you'd like to lock up now if they aren't already ?
Flipping that around, I don't know that a lot of teams would be too desperate to grab any of these guys. Possibly a few of the youngsters coming through, but I don't know enough about them to be too attached yet. The others... Jack might get a start at another club, but more likely come off the bench. He'd be similar to Scott Sorensen in my eyes.
 

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Pretty disappointed to hear we haven’t made a pact to win the gf this year.
 

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Nikora, BHU & Williams would be at the top of my list.

Nikora's lapses in form seem to me to have been lapses in attitude. I don't think there'll be room for lapses in attitude under the new coaching regimen.
BHU a bit the same.
Williams just starting to come into his career best. Wouldn't sign him for more than 3 years though, and then a yearly contract after that. His value might decrease considerably as he starts to lose pace in his late twenties.
I reckon Nikora will be overtaken by Wilton and Talakai next year, something about him is flakey
 
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