Chris Lawrence and injuries



  • I love Chris Lawrence but the past few seasons it looks as though all those years playing 1st grade has taken a toll on his body. Lawrence spends more time off the field with injuries than on it. He is out again this week with a pec injury

    I fear that out backrow next year will spend more time in rehab than playing footy especially with the news that McQueen’s neck injury is not healing as anticipated.

    How much longer is Lawrence signed up for?



  • He is a cripple.
    We are carrying a disabled footballer. No other way to put it.



  • The issue is exacerbated by the complete lack of depth in outside backs and second row forwards throughout the grades. We have a lot of recruiting to do to strengthen the lower grades.



  • Lawrence is the only player qualifying for long service allowance, so he’s not included in the cap. Costs nothing, strong defender, looks after Brooks, runs good lines off the ball, did I mention he costs us nothing?


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    Signed till 2019…



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    Lawrence is the only player qualifying for long service allowance, so he’s not included in the cap. Costs nothing, strong defender, looks after Brooks, runs good lines off the ball, did I mention he costs us nothing?

    If he is not included in the cap how does he get paid?


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    Lawrence is the only player qualifying for long service allowance, so he’s not included in the cap. Costs nothing, strong defender, looks after Brooks, runs good lines off the ball, did I mention he costs us nothing?

    If he is not included in the cap how does he get paid?

    Long standing player allowance (8 years) of 300K can be allocated to 1 player or among a number of players…Chris is the only player we have that qualifies…

    There is also the 600K Marquee Player allowance outside of the Cap that may be paid by Club affiliated sponsors …again to 1 player or spread among a number of players…



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    Lawrence is the only player qualifying for long service allowance, so he’s not included in the cap. Costs nothing, strong defender, looks after Brooks, runs good lines off the ball, did I mention he costs us nothing?

    If he is not included in the cap how does he get paid?

    Long standing player allowance (8 years) of 300K can be allocated to 1 player or among a number of players…Chris is the only player we have that qualifies…

    There is also the 600K Marquee Player allowance outside of the Cap that may be paid by Club affiliated sponsors …again to 1 player or spread among a number of players…

    Doesn’t take away that he IS a spent force tho in the NRL….we should never have resigned him.



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    Signed till 2019…

    Bugger! Dont think we’ll get much out of him


  • Banned

    He wont make the first 17 next year even if he is fit. If we had depth, he would have been done years ago. Exit stage left Chrissy-boy.



  • Lawrence is the only remaining player from our very expensive, salary cap violating 2010 squad. That year the Tigers got stung hard by the NRL. Instead of releasing players to get the cap in order, Sheens went all in on another shot at the title, and everyone’s contracts were back loaded and/or extended to stay under the cap.

    So for two near misses in 2010 and 2011, the club ended up in hock for the next 6 years. Chris Lawrence’s contract is the last of that debt, but thanks to the veteran player allowance, the Tigers can make the last payments without affecting the rest of the cap.

    So we may as well keep Lawrence around and he can bodyguard Brooks whenever he’s not injured. When his body finally packs it in he’ll get a nice cap exempt payout and the last of Sheens’ debts will be settled.



  • Still the second best back rower we have behind Taylor and with the question marks on Mcqueen, he might still be second best next year.

    Just a shame he can’t get on the field consistently, but as mentioned he’s not costing us much so why would you punt him?

    We just need more depth in his position.



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    Lawrence is the only remaining player from our very expensive, salary cap violating 2010 squad. That year the Tigers got stung hard by the NRL. Instead of releasing players to get the cap in order, Sheens went all in on another shot at the title, and everyone’s contracts were back loaded and/or extended to stay under the cap.

    So for two near misses in 2010 and 2011, the club ended up in hock for the next 6 years. Chris Lawrence’s contract is the last of that debt, but thanks to the veteran player allowance, the Tigers can make the last payments without affecting the rest of the cap.

    So we may as well keep Lawrence around and he can bodyguard Brooks whenever he’s not injured. When his body finally packs it in he’ll get a nice cap exempt payout and the last of Sheens’ debts will be settled.

    Chris’s contract was supposed to expire this year

    He agreed to earn less for this year on the basis thay his deal will be extended til the end of 2019, which it was.

    Pascoe decision.



  • The guys has a body of a 35 year old player.

    He is beat up and finished.

    Tries hard and admire hum but has been done for about 5 years.



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    Lawrence is the only player qualifying for long service allowance, so he’s not included in the cap. Costs nothing, strong defender, looks after Brooks, runs good lines off the ball, did I mention he costs us nothing?

    If he is not included in the cap how does he get paid?

    Long standing player allowance (8 years) of 300K can be allocated to 1 player or among a number of players…Chris is the only player we have that qualifies…

    There is also the 600K Marquee Player allowance outside of the Cap that may be paid by Club affiliated sponsors …again to 1 player or spread among a number of players…

    Doesn’t take away that he IS a spent force tho in the NRL….we should never have resigned him.

    He actually renegotiated his contract tonhelp the club out of the backloading mess.


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