Recruitment 2021 Warriors Recruitment DISCUSSION

ramps

1st Grade Fringe
May 2, 2013
867
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
A hooker, we need a decent hooker...Egan is not the answer.
I see Hodgson is on the outer at the Raiders. Linked to Brocs though. He would be perfect for us. Experienced, crafty playmaker who can tackle. He would be my ideal Hooker for the Warriors. Been saying it on here for ages. Hodgson is an awesome player.
 

Vancent

It is what it is...
Contributor
Sep 10, 2012
1,587
BrisVegas
We might stand a better how with him being English
It’s funny, Rickys English approach has been lauded as a clever and successful ploy over the past couple of years.

It’s looking more and more likely however that this strategy peaked in their GF loss.

Bateman got homesick and left, Williams is homesick and Hodgson has relinquished the Captaincy and is being linked to other clubs.

Not sure it’s been successful at all TBH, was always a premature call.

Happy to bypass a bulk English approach but would take Hodgson alone.
 

geepee

Warriors Bench Player
Mar 27, 2016
132
Dufty is not someone you want in this club. I have heard he's not a good influence and maybe that's why the Dragons don't want to keep him.
lol yet hook has him looking after our jnrs , has brought out the best of him on field and improves all the time . I think "your not a good influence" part needs explaining more from your source because from what hear the only sure he and few have is the top level management


as hook doesn't want him to go
 
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TheCool

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 18, 2013
1,453
lol yet hook has him looking after our jnrs , has brought out the best of him on field and improves all the time . I think "your not a good influence" part needs explaining more from your source because from what hear the only sure he and few have is the top level management


as hook doesn't want him to go
Yeah I think what he means is that he’s just shit.

Seriously, we shouldn’t be settling for someone like Dufty.
 

HoRneT041

1st Grade Fringe
Dec 4, 2018
707
A hooker, we need a decent hooker...Egan is not the answer.
50 minutes is enough Eagan time..

Being part of the leadership group probably keeps him out there longer than we would like?

He might go better subbed with either kodi or cht, but I agree some change required there to add more punch when things get predictable.
 
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Geoffpublic

Warriors. As good as Gould
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Dec 7, 2018
360
Auckland
It’s funny, Rickys English approach has been lauded as a clever and successful ploy over the past couple of years.

It’s looking more and more likely however that this strategy peaked in their GF loss.

Bateman got homesick and left, Williams is homesick and Hodgson has relinquished the Captaincy and is being linked to other clubs.

Not sure it’s been successful at all TBH, was always a premature call.

Happy to bypass a bulk English approach but would take Hodgson alone.
You never know whether you'll get a James Graham or a Bobby Goulding.
Pre covid when everyone could travel, working overseas didn't cause the issues it does now. We've seen the effect it has on players within our team.

Bateman would have originally stayed if they'd given him his pay increase. Instead they bleated about how much it cost to get him there, so he secured a descent contract at Wigan and went home.
It was a huge mistake. There are only a few players where the only question you really need to ask is: Do we win with him in the team?
 
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drake83

1st Grade Fringe
Jan 14, 2013
1,213
Palmerston North
It’s funny, Rickys English approach has been lauded as a clever and successful ploy over the past couple of years.

It’s looking more and more likely however that this strategy peaked in their GF loss.

Bateman got homesick and left, Williams is homesick and Hodgson has relinquished the Captaincy and is being linked to other clubs.

Not sure it’s been successful at all TBH, was always a premature call.

Happy to bypass a bulk English approach but would take Hodgson alone.
Goes to show how small a premiership window can be
 

DallyM

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 21, 2016
819
On Reece Walsh. I know we have him signed for 3 years at quite a low price for someone already showing how good he is. But would be nice if he is a success this year that the warriors look at upgrading his contract long term already. Clubs will already be looking at him and it might be hard to keep him down the track
I'm with you I don't want to lose this kid..... Also does his three year contract start from next year, a bit confused as to when it actually starts.... If anyone knows.... I'll have to check later after work
 

RiceOwl

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 28, 2015
341

defensivebomb

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 29, 2018
547
After hearing Walters whinging about poachers circling the Broncos, and seeing them miss on a few players and hearing what a basketcase they are right now makes me think the time is perfect to poach some of their players.

Anyone decent there that would add to our stock?

Isaako?
 
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Juju

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 9, 2012
1,667
On Reece Walsh. I know we have him signed for 3 years at quite a low price for someone already showing how good he is. But would be nice if he is a success this year that the warriors look at upgrading his contract long term already. Clubs will already be looking at him and it might be hard to keep him down the track
I definitely had a feeling when we signed him this was a typical make a decent Australian signing who leaves us for greener pastures at the end of the contract.

Knowing now is missus is a kiwi changes things.

Definitely agree we should look to lock him in long term with an upgrade.
 

bringmethehorizon

1st Grade Fringe
May 8, 2012
519
North Shore
I definitely had a feeling when we signed him this was a typical make a decent Australian signing who leaves us for greener pastures at the end of the contract.

Knowing now is missus is a kiwi changes things.

Definitely agree we should look to lock him in long term with an upgrade.
He's also half Maori, albeit on his estranged Mother's side
 
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