1st Grade Fringe
- Nov 7, 2014
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I thought he was good too. I guess we can read into it that our centre & wing stocks are pretty good
He was never a first choice winger though, was stuck there because they couldn't find anywhere else to put him. Was recruited as a half/fullback option but kept falling down the pecking order with the likes of Perham being promoted ahead of him, and couldn't defend well enough to have a decent crack at centre.Wasn't really getting a look in with our desire to have large wingers. Is more than NRL ready and I hope he goes well.
His only chance of first grade here (outside of injuries) was on the wing and we've shown that we prefer our wingers to be large which CNK is not.He was never a first choice winger though, was stuck there because they couldn't find anywhere else to put him. Was recruited as a half/fullback option but kept falling down the pecking order with the likes of Perham being promoted ahead of him, and couldn't defend well enough to have a decent crack at centre.
Since Wade McKinnon denied he was off to the Tigers which was then announced with a statement of "Yeah I'd liked to have been honest but ...........". I've always been skeptical of these denials. I can understand guys denying a move cause it might not be signed off. It could also eventually fall apart and they end up staying.Guess I'll
Just post this hea
Next cab off the rank will be Blake Ashyford both were surplus to requirements as we have 4 quality centers in H8ku, Beale, Kata and Milne then in the wings you have our starting two plus the young Fijian and others.The article for this ends with - More to come
What else is there. What flight number he'll be leaving on?
Usually this could mean another announcement is following....................................Please a signing of some sort as it seems to much leaving compared to coming in.
The article below I'm sure is expanded from earlier this morning so probably forgot to take it out.
Rugby league: Surprise as promising utility Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad leaves Warriors
Promising Warriors utility Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is leaving the club.
The 23-year-old, who signed from the Storm four years ago, announced his departure on social media last night.
Nicoll-Klokstad, who made seven NRL appearances during the 2017 season, is off to the Canberra Raiders.
His exit isn't completely unexpected but will be lamented by some fans.
Nicoll-Klokstad has always stood out for his professional attitude, encompassed by the way he adapted quickly when given his first grade chance in 2017.
He looked immediately at home, and had the priceless knack of being in the right place at the right time.
Nicoll-Klokstad, who is of Maori, Cook Islands and Norwegian descent, grabbed try doubles on three occasions, and left with the impressive record of seven tries from seven appearances.
He also averaged more than 100m per match in those seven games, and looked a player for the future.
But he didn't feature last season, with the emergence of Ken Maumalo and the superlative form of David Fusitua locking up the wing spots.
The arrival of both Peta Hiku and Gerard Beale at the start of last year always meant his chances were going to be limited, as the two Kiwi internationals pushed him down the queue for a centre spot.
He was seen as an emerging talent, but limited to grinding away in reserve grade.
But Nicoll-Klokstad had an X factor rarely seen in young players at the Warriors and will be hopeful of more first grade chances across the Tasman.
"It's simply a better opportunity for him," said Warriors football manager Brian Smith.
--More to come
Sigh.... 2Pooh.... I was so happy when the warriors let him go, then so disappointed when the raiders picked him up. Talk about an emotional roller coaster lolHopefully he gets the same opportunity as Bill Tupou who the Raiders gave a fair run in the NRL.
Hopefully he cracks it.