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@tiger05premier said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TYGA said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Stefano Utoikamanu. Adam Douhei will be the next two signed. We will have one spot left for a pre June 30 move. I would assume some final year players may be moved on before June 30 ET, Eisenhuth, Jennings, McQueen. Our roster management has been good Douhei will be a good 6 when Benji retires.

You seem pretty confident and have had reliable news in the past

So are you confident in your source?

Yes. But they are outside Tigers control. Rabbits (100k chip in) Eels (Stefano) have to play ball. It would likely also take Storm (Tino), Titans (Arrow) releasing players. I’m told we are out on JAC also or more specifically he’s not considering us.

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Stefano Utoikamanu. Adam Douhei will be the next two signed. We will have one spot left for a pre June 30 move. I would assume some final year players may be moved on before June 30 ET, Eisenhuth, Jennings, McQueen. Our roster management has been good Douhei will be a good 6 when Benji retires.

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Anyone thinking players take less with big clubs Is naive and probably thought Scomo was to blame for the bush fires.

They look after their families ie jobs, funds, opportunities, education, wellbeing is a broad term. The reason we don’t attract players is we play by the rules that me on this and I’ll leave it there . This won’t change nor will the 2RL competition Souths Vs Easts.

We will continue to develop players for other clubs and will only win anything if we build a strong squad and catch lightning in a bottle for a season or two.

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@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@shifty said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Souths forum bloke claiming a new rumour…saying we are enquiring about a swap deal Gagai for Packer…apologies if it’s been mentioned already…

Would be a decent deal as long as their contracts run out the same time. They are a prop short, we sre several backs short.

Not a fan of Gagai, but we need a center more than we need Packer.

I’d do this in a heart beat. We have props Mikalele, Twal, Musgrove, Clarke, Aloai. Also the young Eels prop next year. Our backs are weak at best. Watch out for Souths swooping on Addo Carr he lives around the corner.

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@twentyforty said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

@TYGA said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Latrell deal was done today with Souths. Very reliable source 650k this year and 800k next year.

If so, looks like Roosters got their $150k back off Latrell and Latrell got his $800k contract. Good deal all round. Except Mitchell still owes Bennet $55k he gave to Ruston.

Tax deduction 27k net. They threw in a good looking admin clerk.

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Latrell deal was done today with Souths. Very reliable source 650k this year and 800k next year.

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@wokesmoke said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

@boonboon said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

People keep asking how souths have enough cap space but it doesent seem that surprising to me. At the start if last year they had Greg Inglis, Sam Burgess, George Burgess all on great money who are all gone and the only top class replacement has been a problem child James Roberts - should have plenty of cap space left

Upgrades and extensions rep incentive payments etc, Not getting any comp from broncos on roberts anymore as wel. burgess money yeah as that was unexpected. but doubt they sat on Inglis and George money. Wouldn’t of known back then LM was gonna become available.

They were working on the deal with his new manager the whole time just had to change management. Recruitment in the NRL is all orchestrated.

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@wokesmoke said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

@jirskyr said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Andrew Webster at SMH reporting it’s official - Latrell agreeing to terms w Souths, subject to NRL and Roosters. I think it’s the first non-gossip journo to state so?

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/mitchell-agrees-to-terms-with-souths-but-roosters-want-money-back-20200109-p53q6c.html

Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell has finally agreed to terms with South Sydney, who are confident he will be at Redfern on Monday morning for his first training session.

The contract is yet to be officially signed, however, and also needs to be ratified by the NRL salary cap auditor.

Another final stumbling block could be the Roosters, who are expected to ask for the $116,000 they have already paid the 22-year-old international since November to be returned to them.

It was unclear at the time of writing exactly what the Rabbitohs deal would look like, with Souths wary of making any announcement before the contract was officially signed.

The club has said all along it could only offer him a one-year deal for 2020 and would then have to move on players from 2021 to accommodate a larger deal.

What is certain is that Souths do not have to register a contract for Mitchell at “market value” for the 2020 season, despite reports saying otherwise.

The large deals offered to him by the Roosters and the Wests Tigers are irrelevant to his contract for this year.

According to the NRL, Souths only need to match the value of Mitchell’s current deal with the Roosters. That figure is $700,000, of which two months has already been paid.

Other clubs interested in Mitchell have offered to compensate the Roosters for what they’ve already paid him, but it is unlikely Souths would consider it — or have the salary cap space to do so.

Mitchell’s imminent signing is another chapter in a long-standing feud between the two foundation clubs, which have fought over players like Ron Coote, Craig Wing and, in more recent times, Angus Crichton.

It will also finally bring closure to one of the messiest off-season contract negotiations in recent memory.

They started in November when he rejected the Roosters’ $800,000-a-season extension on his current deal.

Mitchell then spoke to the Tigers, Cowboys, Titans and Bulldogs, but a management dispute with accredited manager Wayde Rushton so he could sign Matt Rose stalled the process.

A settlement worth $55,000 was reached with Rushton earlier this week.

Souths had made Titans forward Jai Arrow their focus instead of Mitchell, signing him to a four-year deal from 2021 after the shock retirement of Sam Burgess in the off-season because of a shoulder injury.

They had been confident earlier this week of securing Arrow a season early, but when that became less likely they moved onto Mitchell.

What a wish wash article that is.

Souths sign latrell!! depending on cap audit, roosters Agreeing to release, AND Souths paying the $116k

Later on in article

Souths unlikely to consider paying the $116k as cant fit into cap…

Webby having his cake and eating it too with this “exclusive”

It’s done they have the cap room. They will do this deal and then work on Arrows release. They have players other teams want. A.J. and Gagai can be moved easily if they pay a chunk. Would we not take AJ for 400k or Gagai for 500k the answer is yes. Same goes for other clubs.

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@AnnandaleTiger said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

End of thread @tyga ?

Threads just continue with the last post usually. Keep it alive why not. Personally I don’t want any player that’s not super keen to join.

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A bit much for a player that is not coming. I suppose Its the offseason. Pascoe has already shut this down and if you have the biggest offer on the table and a player doesn’t sign that won’t be changing. He will be at Souths on a reduced contract with Souths Cares sponsoring him for the difference to replace Inglis.