Signing Suggestions & Rumours



  • As this is the last week do we actually expect any new signings at all ?
    Seems like we are just waiting for the left overs and players no one else wants…
    What a boost it would be for us to sign a quality player even if its for next year… Fingers crossed



  • Cowboys fill final roster spot
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    Cowboys.com.au
    Timestamp
    Mon 24 Jun 2019, 01:45 PM

    Scott Drinkwater will join the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys immediately after agreeing to a two-and-a-half year deal, which runs to the end of the 2021 season.

    The 22-year-old made his NRL debut for the Melbourne Storm in Round 25 last season and was earmarked as a first grade regular in 2019 before suffering a pec injury in the Storm’s final trial game.

    A skilful, ball-playing fullback, Drinkwater has been in sublime touch since returning from injury in Round 12, registering five try assists, two line-breaks and seven tackle breaks in just three games in the Queensland Cup.

    Cowboys Director of Football Peter Parr said the club was delighted to have secured Drinkwater prior to the June 30 deadline.

    “We were always looking to fill the last spot in our squad with somebody we thought could add significant value,” Parr said.

    “Scott is a highly accomplished player and has the ability to play multiple positions, which led us to believe he would be an ideal signing for us at this stage of the year.”

    King, Kata and Grant sign with Storm
    Author
    melbournestorm.com.au
    Timestamp
    Mon 24 Jun 2019, 02:01 PM

    Melbourne Storm can confirm four changes to our NRL squad ahead of the June 30 signing deadline.

    Tongan international Solomone Kata and Gold Coast Titans forward Max King have signed with Storm, talented young hooker Harry Grant has been promoted to our top 30 squad, while Scott Drinkwater has been released from his contract to continue his career with the North Queensland Cowboys.

    Kata and King will join Melbourne for training this week with their signings until the end of the 2020 season taking place with immediate effect.

    Kata comes to Melbourne following a 93-game career with the NZ Warriors, which included 46 tries and a finals appearance in 2018.

    In his first two NRL seasons in 2015 and 2016, the 24-year-old was the Warriors’ leading try-scorer with 12 and 15 tries - a total of 27 in 45 games.

    He has played six Tests for Tonga, including the weekend’s Oceania Cup match, and five for the New Zealand Kiwis.

    King tallied 38 NRL games for the Gold Coast Titans.

    A West Maitland junior, he made his NRL debut in round three of the 2017 season and has played nine NRL matches in 2019.

    He comes from a family which has had strong connections with the top level of the game in Australia for eight decades.

    King’s great-grandfather, Cec, played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs from 1945-46, his grandfather, Johnny, was a seven-time premiership winner with the St George Dragons and his father, David, played for the Gold Coast Seagulls from 1991-92.

    Storm General Manager – Football Frank Ponissi said Kata and King would add good balance to the NRL squad.

    “We are delighted to be able to sign two players of Solomone and Max’s calibre and thank the Warriors and Titans for allowing them to join us before the June 30 deadline,” he said.

    "We’re also very pleased to promote the Intrust Super Cup’s best player of the past two seasons, Harry Grant, to our top 30 squad.

    "Harry has been part of our system for some time and his NRL contract is a great reward for the dedication he has put into improving his game.

    “We expect he will have a bright future here in Melbourne.”

    Grant, 21, made his NRL debut for Melbourne last year and has been signed until the end of 2020.

    He is a former RLPA NYC Player of the Year as well as Storm’s 2017 NYC Player of the Year.

    “It’s also important to acknowledge Scott Drinkwater’s contribution to our club on and off the field as he starts the next chapter in his NRL career,” Ponissi said.

    "He heads to the Cowboys with our best wishes.

    “While we were reluctant to release Scott, he had already signed with the Cowboys in 2020 and the opportunity was there for him to get game time in their first grade side straight away.”



  • @TheDaBoss If only we could have an news read like this with Tigers good news… Anyway back to dreaming



  • unsure of the likelihood of either of them at this stage, but adding Welch and Capewell to our pack would have us looking very solid in that department.

    1. Welch
    2. Liddle
    3. Twal
    4. Capewell
    5. Matterson
    6. Aloiai

    1. Matulino
    2. Mikaele
    3. Lawrence
    4. Chee-Kam/Simpkin


  • @TheDaBoss said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    @WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Cowboys confirm Drinkwater effective immediately

    Storm announce Max King and Kata effective immediately

    do u have a source? article

    Their websites



  • I’d say they’ll front load some contracts and promote within. 2020 signings might be more important than rush signings before June 30



  • @WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Cowboys confirm Drinkwater effective immediately

    Storm announce Max King and Kata effective immediately

    And the Wests Tigers are set to announce absolutely no-one, effective immediately.



  • @avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    @WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Cowboys confirm Drinkwater effective immediately

    Storm announce Max King and Kata effective immediately

    And the Wests Tigers are set to announce absolutely no-one, effective immediately.

    Pretty much



  • @WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    @avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    @WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Cowboys confirm Drinkwater effective immediately

    Storm announce Max King and Kata effective immediately

    And the Wests Tigers are set to announce absolutely no-one, effective immediately.

    Pretty much

    48 hours as well?



  • I’m not for signing someone just to sign someone. If someone came to improve the roster, great, otherwise promote from within and add those dollars to next time. The amount of dollars we have spare wouldn’t be enough to buy decent of anything.



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    Peter Brady signs with Wests Tigers.



  • We should be aiming to sign an aggressive young forward from NSW Cup. Either on a 6 month or 18 month contract. Or longer if it’s a top prospect. That’s what both our NRL and NSW Cup squads need.

    We don’t want to tie up cap space and a roster spot with someone who won’t contribute but we need to give an opportunity to a forward at a club with an established pack that’s looking for an immediate opportunity. There are players like this out there, we just need to convince them to join us.



  • Tigers announce shortly DUCK EGG sorry members and supporters!



  • @WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    @avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    @WT2K said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

    Cowboys confirm Drinkwater effective immediately

    Storm announce Max King and Kata effective immediately

    And the Wests Tigers are set to announce absolutely no-one, effective immediately.

    Pretty much

    We’d still have to pay overs for it…



  • Could use this speed on the flank

    https://twitter.com/skysportsrl/status/1142874885536014338?s=21


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