General New signing?

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warriors4life_old

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From www.stuff.co.nz

Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah admits to a "gap in the squad and a gap in the salary cap" after the midweek sacking of one of the club's highest-earning players, Sione Faumuina.

He said the club would not hurry into a signing and had yet to consider making a late offer to Awen Guttenbeil should Castleford - the English club he has signed for for next year - be relegated.

But Scurrah said the Warriors had contacts in England and would consider moving to sign a player from a relegated English side.
 

warriors4life_old

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Awen wouldn't be a bad replacement if Castleford was relegated, we could make an offer to him and have him back for another season or two.
 

Esoj_old

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well if castleford go down can't hurt to at least put in an offer in front of awen.
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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Esoj said:
well if castleford go down can't hurt to at least put in an offer in front of awen.

LOL! That would be funny. He leaves and then we buy him back again. :) It would be awesome though!
 

playdaball_old

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Paul Holmes said:
it will most likely be david solomona

The other loose forward at Wakefield is ...

Mr Monty Betham (no surely not, no offence to Kav, his # 1 fan)
 

Kav_old

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playdaball said:
Paul Holmes said:
it will most likely be david solomona

The other loose forward at Wakefield is ...

Mr Monty Betham (no surely not, no offence to Kav, his # 1 fan)

No Mike. even I can see that you can't turn back the clock!
 

-Dr.J-_old

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Wouldn't it be turning back the clock with Solomona though?

How old is Solomona now? He looked good in the Tri Nations last, but really I don't get to see enough of him to have a full opinion on him.
 

westie stylz_old

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Heard that Scurrah has expressed an interest in signing SBW but I guess it would be for 2008.

If we fill the hole we now have with somebody a bit pricey then we wouldn't be able to afford him but if we sign a less expensive player then when Price comes off contract we would probably have enough money to lure him.

I'm stuffed if I know how the Bulldogs can afford that side though. maybe that's why Asotasi was let go.

If SBW does sign for us then we'd better get my breath test check points on the streets of Auckland!
 

tHe_maC_old

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Yeah, I woke up to some mail out of England this morning and it is looking likely that with the Wakefiled Wildcats being relegated after another loss this weekend that the Warriors will be targeting David Solomona. He said stated in the past that he would like to return to Auckland to settle down with his family and play his career out with the Warriors if possible.

He is 28 at the moment so I think he still has about 3 or 4 maybe even 5 more seasons in him...wether they will be good or not who knows...

As for Betham, look for him to be targetted by either Leigh, Hull KR or Widnes depending on who comes up! If Hull KR do gain promotion he will almost definately go there to link up with former Warriors and Hull KR coach Justin Morgan.

Other bits of information I got given about former Warriors are that leading try scorer this season Justin Murphy does have a 2 year contract offer that he is yet to sign. Word is he is possibly looking at retiring to settle down with his girlfriend. A descision will be made soon, he does not take up any quota space as he has got an Irish passport.

Wigan have made an offer to Thomas Leuleuai to replace Michael Dobson for next season. Thomas has apparently declined an extension on his current contract and was wanting to explore other options...

And something else that was mentioned is that there are some kind of rumblings about Ali returning to the Warriors. I first read this on LU last week but it is going around England League circles aswell. Will be interesting to see what develops...

**All that I have just posted are rumors! I get a weekly e-mail from a friend I have who works for a Super League club in England who is usually right about 90% of the time BUT please take them as rumors until anything official is announced if they come true! The last time I posted anything from him I got slaughtered! I hope you appreciate this news I have posted and will continue to do so if you guys want me to.

Cheers.
 

kiwi man_old

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yea very much appreciated, and where there is smoke there is fire! i wouldnt mind us signing either Lauiti'iti or Solomona although i believe the solomona link is more likely
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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Yeah Solomona would be a good buy, and he has still got some seasons left in him. And if we got lauatiti that would be bloody awesome!!!! :lol:
 

scottyb_old

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to be honest i'd rather have Solomona back than Ali, i know he's a great player and can do amazing thing's but i always thought he went missing in the big games, i'd rather a guy who might not be as flashy but performs to the same level week in week out
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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scottyb said:
to be honest i'd rather have Solomona back than Ali, i know he's a great player and can do amazing thing's but i always thought he went missing in the big games, i'd rather a guy who might not be as flashy but performs to the same level week in week out

Yeah it doesnt matter IMO. They are both great players and if one of them gets signed(or both lol) they will be a great asset to the club.
 

STRIDER_old

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Just imagine all 3 !!!!!!!!

8) R.Wiki
9) L.Anderson
10) E.Lauaki
11) A. Lauiiitit
12) D.Solomona
13) S. Bill - Williams

14)S.FAi
15)L.AH Mau
16)E.Tuimavave
17)R.Packer
 

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