Recruitment 2019 Warriors Recruitment DISCUSSION

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I’m sure opposite teams this year will be targeting our new halves probing for any weaknesses as they do relentlessly in this comp. Keighran for my mind, should defend pretty well in these situations.

He's fairly solid for a half and playing mostly at centre last year, should be used to the physical stuff and reading plays defensively which could be a bonus..
Harris-Tavita has also put on decent muscle which is a good sign for his defense too.
 
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Warriors offer to Dylan Brown earlier, except Eels extended his current contract. Looks like they are trying to spend the cap but not in the way we are used to.3 million to sign till 2025

Oh stuff it , I always muck up the copy function on this thing. Go to Fox Sports and read it thete. And if you're more talented than me put it on here.
 
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Dylan Brown looked the good in the Eels trial. Looks like he'll be starting the whole season alongside Moses.

I still expect him to be the no. 1 recruitment target for the Warriors.
Well we cant approach him until November according to the rules and Parramatta would still have to release him from his 2020 commitments. I doubt that's going to happen.
 
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Warrior offer to Dylan Brown except Eels extended his current contract. Looks like they are trying to spend the cap but not in the way we are used to.3 million to sign till 2025

Oh stuff it , I always muck up the copy function on this thing. Go to Fox Sports and read it thete. And if you're more talented than me put it on here.
Here’s the link to the NZHerald article:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12204676
 
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Warriors offer to Dylan Brown earlier, except Eels extended his current contract. Looks like they are trying to spend the cap but not in the way we are used to.3 million to sign till 2025.

O’Sullivan walking a fine line for us lol Good find..

Warriors approach over Eels player could have breached anti-tampering rules - report

The Warriors are under investigation after throwing a record deal worth nearly $3m at the Northland teenager they hope will replace Shaun Johnson .

The Auckland's club's efforts to lure Northlander Dylan Brown away from Parramatta is the subject of "anti-tampering" or "poaching" investigations, according to various Sydney media.

The deal involves the Auckland club's controversial scout Peter O'Sullivan, and has also given a rare verified glimpse into what NRL players earn after the Sydney Morning Herald obtained the offer for the 18-year-old halfback.

The Warriors have a reported $1m free under their salary cap, after Johnson quit for the Cronulla Sharks on learning he was no longer highly valued as a long term certainty in Auckland.

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The six-year offer for Brown, an Australian schoolboy representative two years ago, is the highest ever made for a player yet to figure in a first grade game.

Whether it actually represents a big offer is highly subjective. By the end of it, he would be on $650,000 a year which would not be considered a great deal for a star halfback.

And there are also potential pitfalls in offering a young player such a long deal as the Bulldogs found out with Sonny Bill Williams years ago.

Officially, Brown can only be approached in November but in an apparent mix-up, O'Sullivan made a contract offer to to Brown's manager Gavin Orr believing there was only one year left on his Parramatta contract. The Eels have reportedly complained to the NRL.

"We approached [Brown] on the understanding he was off contract at the end of 2019, which we're entitled to do," Warriors CEO Cameron George said.

"It was later cleared up [by his agent] that he had a variation [in his Parramatta contract] that committed him until 2020 and that was it."


The offer involves paying Brown $300,000 next year, $350,000 for 2021, $450,000 in 2022, $500,000 in 2023, $550,000 in 2024 and $650,000 in 2025. There is also a $60,000 relocation payment.

It involves a significant "front loading" so Brown can buy a house in Auckland.

Brown appeared for Parramatta's feeder club Wentworthville last year, who were coached by new Warriors assistant Nathan Cayless.

The SMH reported that "Parramatta officials are aware of the Warriors offer and are furious about the attempt to sign their most promising star.

O'Sullivan was deregistered by the NRL in 2016 while working for the Sydney Roosters over his link to Australian punter Eddie Hayson, who had deposited money in O'Sullivan's TAB account. He was also the Melbourne Storm's recruitment boss during th club's salary cap scandal, although he was never charged by the NRL.

O'Sullivan has a brilliant CV as a scout, having uncovered Billy Slater, Greg Inglis and Israel Folau. He was also the man who signed Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to the Roosters in 2011, even though the Auckland-based schoolboy star was on the Blues and Warriors radars.
 
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Classic dodgy antics from both his manager and O'Sullivan.

I'm glad we have somebody at our club who knows all the tricks of the trade.
100%

His agent saw a potential $3m deal. Slightly better than his clients current $60k deal!

"Stuff the rules" he says "I need to work in the best interests of my client (oh....and me)".

Oh and if it all blows up well the bloody Sheep shaggers shouldn't have been speaking to us anyway!
 
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Well history shows that clubs that work outside the rules prosper so if ya can't beat em joim em. Yeah there is sometimes short term punishment but thats often followed by success (storm - salary cap, sharks - pick your crisis) and then again you can get away with it forever (roosters sombrero, Broncs shetland pony club or whatever its called)
 
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Yup. Strange as it might seem, bad boys seem to prosper in the NRL. About time we pushed the envelope just a little.
Now the Eels know what they will have to find, at least at the end of the season to keep him beyond his current deal... nice work!
And at the same time, unsettle him with his current employers, knowing he's on a pittance compared to what he's regarded being worth elsewhere. Double-whammy!
 
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I concur, bout time we play under the same rules as the convicts.. Get a fine win the comp.. happy with that.. hell Id be happy to win and have it stripped 6 months later :)
 
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The article on stuff about the attempted recruitment of Dylan Brown says it “shows how desperate the club is to find a long-term replacement for Kiwis halfback Shaun Johnson .”
But then we wouldn’t have him until 2020, so it looks more likely that the Brains Trust have been seeing him as a long-term replacement for Blake Green, what with Green’s contract expiring in 2020 and injuries being more likely at that stage. Green will be 33 in the 2020 season.
 
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I guess with Green in his final few years it still gives hope to our young guys fighting for a spot at the moment. As an old boss once told me you don't want every employee going for the top spot otherwise everyone will end up leaving. You need those ok players who will sit in reserve grade
 
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I concur, bout time we play under the same rules as the convicts.. Get a fine win the comp.. happy with that.. hell Id be happy to win and have it stripped 6 months later :)
If only it was that easy.

We don’t play under the same set of rules on the field, no reason to think the nrl would be any different off it.
 
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No-one is going to comment on offering 3m on a player yet to play first grade? Imagine for a second that Keighran or CHT outperformed Dylan...do you think they would stay here for less than what Dylan Brown is on?

Thought the club said they were going to be less reckless in contract management?
 
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No-one is going to comment on offering 3m on a player yet to play first grade? Imagine for a second that Keighran or CHT outperformed Dylan...do you think they would stay here for less than what Dylan Brown is on?

Thought the club said they were going to be less reckless in contract management?
It's over 5 years isn't it?
Nathan Cayless obviously rates him. Peter o Sullivan and Bsmith Kearney & co must see the potential.
I think also a fair chunk of that change is a relocation fee.
 
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Only 60k relocation. It is about 500k a season but front loaded so he can buy a house in Auckland apparently. So I guess he will be earning 600k in the final but they will value him at a million at the end
 
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But isn't this news from November, anyhow when folks were speculating who the Warriors might splash out on?? Seems it was not last week... and they are short of news. Might as well find some kind of story to distract from the Sharks of this world.
 
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