FWIW a guy on the warren who was first to say they have Latrell is now saying Souths are getting JAC.
Don’t think anyone would be surprised. The only positive would be that we could throw more money at Grant if he’s available
If Grant has half a brain he won’t consider staying with us. He’s a wonderful player who deserves to play finals. Ain’t gonna happen at WT.
Grant played with us this season and received plenty of accolades despite us not making the finals. In fact he is likely to play for Qyeensland in his first year rookie.season.
Souths wouldn’t have any cap room at all. Isn’t the head burgi wanting to come back or was that for an English club?
Not sure if you have been hiding but South and Roosters don’t have the standard Salary Caps… They have a special one where they adjust as needed…
They aren’t successful clubs because they rort the cap. They’re successful because they’re well run, smart and professional. We are none of those things.
It’s hard to differentiate with those two clubs. Yes they are professionally run. And yes they appear to rort the cap. I don’t think we’ve seen them being run professionally when they weren’t cheating the cap.
There is no proof of that.
That’s why I said they appear and I don’t think.
I don’t like to accuse people of cheating without proof, especially when we have been done for it.
Whatever we did was nothing like the rorts that are currently being played out.by other clubs… An example would be Souths signing JAC without shedding any big price players.
Harry Grant stuns Tigers with Cameron Smith declaration at club’s awards night
By Sacha Mirzabegian
If there wasn’t enough pressure for Cameron Smith to make a swift call regarding his NRL future there might be now. Harry Grant, named Wests Tigers Rookie of the Year at the club’s annual awards last night, shocked Tigers officials and the 300 guests in attendance, according to a Fox Sports report, by declaring that if Cameron Smith plays on with Melbourne in 2021, he won’t be returning to the Storm despite being contracted to the club.
It’s understood the young gun, who led the Dally M before it went behind closed doors, has a get-out clause in his deal if Smith decides to play on for the Storm next season.
Arguably the most successful NRL club in the last 20 years, Melbourne face a huge dilemma in securing their hooking stocks while fighting off a poaching raid from a cashed-up Broncos looking to lure Craig Bellamy and CEO Dave Donaghy away from the club .Additionally, the Storm face the prospect of losing Kiwis Test hooker Brandon Smith if Smith opts to stay, with the rake more than likely to request a release if he’s forced to warm the bench as the club.
Don’t underestimate Liddles determination and desire to win either. You don’t have the history he does with injuries and keep coming back without those traits.
It is possible that Liddle or Simpkin may end up being a better hooker, but from what I have seen so far I would trade either of them to Melbourne for Grant.
Just be happy we have both Liddle and Simpkin. They are much more than capable.
"Yet Sterling suggested that the Tigers needed to find a better foil in the halves to push Brooks to the next level. Club hero Benji Marshall has been moved on and Reynolds has not been effective at No.6.
“They [must] find someone that takes a little bit of pressure off him,” Sterling said."
I found that the above was the most interesting part. Stirling is not laying blame at Brooks but is strongly suggesting that he needs a new halves partner who would take the pressure off him. In my opinion, benji of late was just putting pressure on rooks with his sideways runs. More than anything else we need a new competent experienced halve to complement Brooks.
“I don’t want to say too much about what went on, but the Tigers deal was not as high as other clubs.”
Cannot recall another player talking crap like this.
Well, I imagine the discussions with the Tigers would have been done by his manager, not the player. So, who knows what the manager told him the offer from the Tigers was? He may well be stating the truth as told to him by his manager.
And, lets face it, apart from Kent, Hooper, Rothfield, Ikin and the so-called “journos” of NRL, there is no bigger blight on the game than player managers.
Nothing wrong with Ikin, Kent, Hooper, Toovey and Benji on 360. The dribblers on 9 are getting money under false pretences.
You’ve obviously missed Kent and Hooper’s sly smirk every time they bash the Tigers on NRL360. They’ve lost me and im certain as more people switch off they’ll be off air in no time. Gronks.
Nearly fell off the chair when Rothfield said the other night Wests Tigers did a really nice job in the way they farewelled Marshall and Lawrence.
Maybe Slothfield bought himself a nice bottle of metho and was in a good mood.
Rothfield is up for a Journalist Award as per this morning’s Daily Telegraph.
After a few matches early in the season we thought we had a chance of finishing in the top 8. Too bad we didn’t have a draw like Cronulla and a few of the other bottom 8 teams. Playing top 8 teams on each of the last weeks of the season was a bridge too far. With a better draw who knows?