General Big Announcement Tomorrow

warriors4life_old

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From stuff.co.nz

Awen Guttenbeil will formally announce his signing for the Castleford Tigers tomorrow, and the Warriors will also wait until Monday before a final decision on whether to grant Clinton Toopi an immediate release to join Leeds.

The club had planned to announce last night that Toopi could go after the game with the Eels, but with Brent Webb suffering a flare up of a hip injury in the warm-up and a possible leg injury to Manu Vatuvei, they had changed their thinking, CEO Wayne Scurrah said.

They will now wait to assess Webb and Vatuvei before making a final decision on Toopi. Scurrah said he had fielded requests from both Leeds and the test centre for a release and had been looking favourably upon it with both Todd Byrne and Hame Lauaki due back after next week's bye from long-term injuries. He said Toopi would go on "good terms" if he went, but had been concerned a lack of senior football was harming his chances of Kiwi selection in the Tri-Nations.

Scurrah conceded Guttenbeil's departure was "imminent" but said the Warriors had actually made an offer to the second rower to stay on.

Guttenbeil said he wanted to delay a decision until after last night's game - but he has reached a concrete agreement with the Tigers.
 

Jesbass_old

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Wayne shows his astuteness once again. He acknowledges that both players want to go, and letting Toopi go early to aid his international career is an honourable thing to do. It's just a pity Awen isn't staying, though I don't blame him.
 

sebastian_old

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Sad to see Awen go but it had to happen, i wish Awen & his family all the best. Thanks for the memories Awen.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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*cries* am so sad about Webby getting injured now. Not fair, I want him to get that 100 games before he goes!
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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Skinny_Ravs82 said:
*cries* am so sad about Webby getting injured now. Not fair, I want him to get that 100 games before he goes!

how much more has he got to go before the 100?
 

Jesbass_old

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warriorfaithful* said:
Skinny_Ravs82 said:
*cries* am so sad about Webby getting injured now. Not fair, I want him to get that 100 games before he goes!

how much more has he got to go before the 100?

He has played 98 first grade games. He'll reach 100 before the season is over. ;)
 

Northern_Union

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2black2strong said:
what was it RS?

A sarcastic comment that the new announcement was about another new moderator.

Doesn't really matter though, all i ask is that someone let me know before deleting and why.
No real harm done at the end of the day.
 

Jesbass_old

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RS_Dragon said:
2black2strong said:
what was it RS?

A sarcastic comment that the new announcement was about another new moderator.

Doesn't really matter though, all i ask is that someone let me know before deleting and why.
No real harm done at the end of the day.

That should be the norm. (Letting a poster know before a post is deleted, and why it is deleted.) I apologise on behalf of the staff member responsible.
 

playdaball_old

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What happens if Cas get relegated to NL1?

Will Awen go to another ESL club or perhaps another NRL team or the Warriors?
 

2big2strong_old

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playdaball said:
What happens if Cas get relegated to NL1?

Will Awen go to another ESL club or perhaps another NRL team or the Warriors?

I know Trent Barret and Phil Bailey have said if Wigan gets relegated they'll play NL1.

It'd be interesting to know whether Awen would do the same, or have a Justin Marshall like stance and change teams.
 

Sinbad_old

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Awen would play in the juniors mate. He loves playing footy. Cant see him doing a Marshall.

Will be a pity to see him tho !
 

Jesbass_old

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2black2strong said:
playdaball said:
What happens if Cas get relegated to NL1?

Will Awen go to another ESL club or perhaps another NRL team or the Warriors?

I know Trent Barret and Phil Bailey have said if Wigan gets relegated they'll play NL1.

It'd be interesting to know whether Awen would do the same, or have a Justin Marshall like stance and change teams.

I expect he'll have a get-out clause of some sort in his contract.
 

warriors4life_old

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Jesbass said:
2black2strong said:
playdaball said:
What happens if Cas get relegated to NL1?

Will Awen go to another ESL club or perhaps another NRL team or the Warriors?

I know Trent Barret and Phil Bailey have said if Wigan gets relegated they'll play NL1.

It'd be interesting to know whether Awen would do the same, or have a Justin Marshall like stance and change teams.

I expect he'll have a get-out clause of some sort in his contract.

Yeah, that usually seems to be the norm when a team is relegated.
 

elloco bandido_old

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pity...I thought he has so much still to offer the club in general. One less mentor now.
 

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