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Sounds like we offered him and Toby about the same at about the same time and Toby signed straight away, BHU is seeing how things unfold.
Did Toby re-sign on around $550k? I was under the impression it was more.
 

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It wasn't just Ronnie. BHU said similar stuff the last time he re-signed. Lots of reports that he wasn't interested in leaving and would take less to stay. He even joked after signing that the longer it went the journos would have him playing for free.

Prior to re-signing.

“I don’t want to shop myself around," the powerful forward said.

“Everyone is like, you’ve got to go where the money is, but there’s also career progression as well and success.

“I would 100 per cent take a bit less if meant staying with this group of players to continue to build.

“I’ll still be getting a lot of money compared to other people, so I’ve got to be grateful for that.

“I’ve been here for five years, I love this place. I love the team, I love the staff and what we’re striving towards."
 
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It wasn't just Ronnie. BHU said similar stuff the last time he re-signed. Lots of reports that he wasn't interested in leaving and would take less to stay. He even joked after signing that the longer it went the journos would have him playing for free.

Prior to re-signing.
The team has changed. The staff have changed. Hopefully what we're striving towards is still the same!
Career progression probably isn't his biggest motivator at 29 either.

It's nice to hear he has thought this way, I just don't think we can hold him to it today.
 

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The team has changed. The staff have changed. Hopefully what we're striving towards is still the same!
Career progression probably isn't his biggest motivator at 29 either.

It's nice to hear he has thought this way, I just don't think we can hold him to it today.
His last contract was signed May 2022. Same staff.

Since then Tolman, Fiifta, Moylan, Tracey, Ikuvalu out, Kaufusi in. Team is otherwise the same.

I wouldn't say this means he will stay. Just pointing out that when people say Ronnie was the guy talking about this, it wasn't just him.
 

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I guess it'd be too much to ask for Andrew Fifita to put up AFB until he finds a place like he did with Shaun Johnson.

AFB would eat a lot more for starters.
 

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Uele does really seem to love the club. I wouldn't say no to a swap for 2024 but would be happy to see him stick around in 2025 too.
 

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Yep, all good but Bort was having a dig at me quoting that amount.
I was just pointing out suggestion in here is we’ve offered him 1.1m across two years already (supposedly) so changing to 1.5 for three years I don’t think would be attractive to him. I have no issue with you valuing him at that, I just don’t think it’s a deal he’d take.

Punishers 500k number I wasn’t sure if he was saying 500kx3, 550kx2 and 500kx1 or 750kx2 and 500kx1 (or something else entirely).
So I just pointed out I think the warriors extra 700k over your suggested total is likely too much difference for him to pass up.

I also can’t see us matching 700k with our best offer. It he’s happy to stick around for 1.5 over three years then that’s great.
Can gain most of it by not taking up Kaufusi’s option.
 
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Misunderstanding then.

I didn’t mean that we should be only offer him ~ $500, I thought that was what we DID offer (Hence 3x 500).

And yes, I agree that he isn’t going to lowball himself and take that amount to stick around.
The loyalty comment wasn’t around the value of the contract necessarily.
So no, I’m not suggesting he would humour an offer that low, but maybe if we offered closer to $2m over 3 we might have a chance.
 

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Misunderstanding then.

I didn’t mean that we should be only offer him ~ $500, I thought that was what we DID offer (Hence 3x 500).

And yes, I agree that he isn’t going to lowball himself and take that amount to stick around.
The loyalty comment wasn’t around the value of the contract necessarily.
So no, I’m not suggesting he would humour an offer that low, but maybe if we offered closer to $2m over 3 we might have a chance.
I thought we likely couldn't afford to keep BHU before any of this came out. If true they have offered 2.2 over 3 years we probably can't even get close (IMO).

If our supposed 2 year @ 550k offer (based on what two others said earlier) was before we signed AFB we obviously thought that was fair when we had more money than we have now. So difficult to see us going up.

He might stay for something like low 600s per year over three years but we are already spending (almost) a million a season more on props than we were when we made our old offer.
We'd surely have to lose Williams and Kaufusi to afford it - I know most would agree Kaufusi is expendable but Williams was good for us and I also like him for potentially playing some 13 and being a placeholder between Finucane & McInnes > McInnes & Williams > McInnes/Williams & Colquhoun over next few years.
We'd even potentially be putting Colquhoun at risk I think - if we offered BHU 550k a year before but now have AFB and him chewing up more than 1.5m any extra another club can offer Colquhoun will get very hard to find.
 

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I can’t see BHU making our best 17 this year, his lateral defence was horrendous in parts last year and coming back from injury I can’t see him being any better this year.

He pulls of a few highlight hit ups and crunching tackles but that’s it.

Has the ability just can’t see his body ever getting him and keeping him there long enough, shame is a great bloke
 

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I can’t see BHU making our best 17 this year, his lateral defence was horrendous in parts last year and coming back from injury I can’t see him being any better this year.

He pulls of a few highlight hit ups and crunching tackles but that’s it.

Has the ability just can’t see his body ever getting him and keeping him there long enough, shame is a great bloke
This is my favourite prediction since Finucane won't ever wear a Sharks jersey again (following his season ending injury last year).
And hey, that one's still live too!

My previous favourite was eggs "If Tolman makes the 17 for any game , we must be in DIRE straights in 2022 with injury" and the bloke played 21 games
 

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This is my favourite prediction since Finucane won't ever wear a Sharks jersey again (following his season ending injury last year).
And hey, that one's still live too!

My previous favourite was eggs "If Tolman makes the 17 for any game , we must be in DIRE straights in 2022 with injury" and the bloke played 21 games
This is my favourite prediction since Finucane won't ever wear a Sharks jersey again (following his season ending injury last year).
And hey, that one's still live too!

My previous favourite was eggs "If Tolman makes the 17 for any game , we must be in DIRE straights in 2022 with injury" and the bloke played 21 games
And they were ALL crap ;)
BUT, I might of gotten a bit carried away also :)
 

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This is my favourite prediction since Finucane won't ever wear a Sharks jersey again (following his season ending injury last year).
And hey, that one's still live too!

My previous favourite was eggs "If Tolman makes the 17 for any game , we must be in DIRE straights in 2022 with injury" and the bloke played 21 games

I thought you were better than that @egg
 
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This is my favourite prediction since Finucane won't ever wear a Sharks jersey again (following his season ending injury last year).
And hey, that one's still live too!

My previous favourite was eggs "If Tolman makes the 17 for any game , we must be in DIRE straights in 2022 with injury" and the bloke played 21 games
You have all season to keep bringing it up if u want.
 
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