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Like you I was very unhappy with what we paid him to come back but the last two years he's shown us what he can do and he does it consistently now

Sure, I'd rather pay a bit less but 650k isn't super high with the new cap. As Burger points out it puts him second tier amongst centres which is fair.
He's pretty much been an absolute gun except when playing outside Shaun Johnson or the rotating cast of Knight's five-eighths. Even in 2021 his best footy was played in the back end of the year after SJ got hurt and he was playing outside Trindall most weeks.
 

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Yeah SJ was a shocker for him.

On Bloke podcast Ramien reckons he only took 150k to go to Knights yet reportedly (yeah I know I'm also having a cap argument in another thread) we paid him 500k a year to come back. That doesn't add up. While maybe it's not a full 2 million over four years I think he's rounded down a bit there...

Bloke just needs early ball.
dammit why did you start your post with Bloke makes mine confusing haha
 

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Yeah SJ was a shocker for him.

On Bloke podcast Ramien reckons he only took 150k to go to Knights yet reportedly (yeah I know I'm also having a cap argument in another thread) we paid him 500k a year to come back. That doesn't add up. While maybe it's not a full 2 million over four years I think he's rounded down a bit there...


dammit why did you start your post with Bloke makes mine confusing haha
it wouldnt surprise me if thats what jeese took to go to newcastle, he signed early in 2018 to go to them and hadnt really broken into our team

it wouldnt surprise me if morris went into a one man auction and bid against himself to get him back
 

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Sounded like he woulda taken almost any deal getting him back close to his kid.

How/why we topped his salary up another $350k to get him back off the scrap heap would be an interesting yarn.
 

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Sooooo it seems he has agreed to stay with us for 3 years. Pen to paper should be done before round 1. Has said he doesn’t want to go anywhere.
They also said he’s dropped 10kg from same time last year
 

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There really isn't much reason for any of our top 20 players to leave and not extend at the Sharks as long as the money is within reason. Club is in a strong position and still building on and off the field. There is harmony and friendships within the playing group and an exciting new coach to play under. We should be playing finals each season for the foreseeable future and even challenging for a premiership.

Anywhere else they go is likely to be a worse place in multiple ways.

Ramien played a sensible game today, had his head screwed on and nothing silly. Left edge did most of the business in attack today.

Defense looked easier work for him after dropping the 10kg.
Still looks big and strong though. Hopefully this is his best season yet, looking forward to what he produces for us and is coming into his prime
 

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I feel this will be his break out season. A simple game plan for Jesse will get the best out of him I feel. Can not wait for round 1!
 

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I’d worry he loses some impact being a bit lighter on, not like he was overweight before. Still had some strength though hopefully most of what he shed was fat pressing against his brain and stopping him bending over to not land high shots
 

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I’d worry he loses some impact being a bit lighter on, not like he was overweight before. Still had some strength though hopefully most of what he shed was fat pressing against his brain and stopping him bending over to not land high shots
Yeah - if last year was his best so far, why such a drastic change?
 
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