Rumour NRL Rumoured Player Movements, Re-signings and Rumour Mill 2019/2020

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Looks like kayal iro has signed with Newcastle. He looked the goods. Any more info on this guy? Tony’s kid isn’t he?
Another good rookie player gone? This is a shame - he was a nice, rounded kid too.
 
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Anyone finding the Latrell drama at Roosters similar to the SJ at Warriors.

- both hot and cold, but when hot they are awesome
- genuine gamebreakers and matchwinners
- both wanted more $$$ and longer term security

Now let's look at how each club handled it.
- SJ wants release from final year and gets it on spot.
- Roosters withdraw final offer and make it known he can be released from his final year if a club pays something for his final year.

Exact same thing Tigers are doing with Matterson too.
Yeah pretty similar with SJ and Mitchell, probably similar values too. Matterson is completely different, he's 1 year into a 3 year deal. He want's an instant upgrade to his current deal. Tigers have said no, he's packed a sad. It's bullshit players do this, they can't say to Reynolds "Hey give us back $500k a season on your deal, because you haven't earned it." No honor or respect from this guy or his manager.
 
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Another good rookie player gone? This is a shame - he was a nice, rounded kid too.
He was good, but not a stand out whenever I saw him play.

There will be more to leave. There's limited spots in reserves and players aren't going to hang around to play in a local comp when there are plenty of NSW/QLD Cup teams to push their claims at.
 
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Another good rookie player gone? This is a shame - he was a nice, rounded kid too.
Maybe Peter O'Sullivan knew he wasn't worth keeping?
Yeah pretty similar with SJ and Mitchell, probably similar values too. Matterson is completely different, he's 1 year into a 3 year deal. He want's an instant upgrade to his current deal. Tigers have said no, he's packed a sad. It's bullshit players do this, they can't say to Reynolds "Hey give us back $500k a season on your deal, because you haven't earned it." No honor or respect from this guy or his manager.
I think then it should be standard in a nrl contract to terminate if a player isn't playing to that value as well! I mean it's easy for them to opt out, but when they aren't pulling their weight it's hard to cut them without having to pay them out!
 
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Yeah pretty similar with SJ and Mitchell, probably similar values too. Matterson is completely different, he's 1 year into a 3 year deal. He want's an instant upgrade to his current deal. Tigers have said no, he's packed a sad. It's bullshit players do this, they can't say to Reynolds "Hey give us back $500k a season on your deal, because you haven't earned it." No honor or respect from this guy or his manager.
Players get tapped on the shoulder and asked to leave all the time.
it was the Tigers that tried to force Farrah out.
 
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There are ways clubs can force player out, but they can't cancel a contract without agreeing it mutually. And players that leave on lesser contracts are topped up by their old clubs anyway. They can't lose financially. Players can just play like crap and be a pain in the arse, so clubs have to let them go. There are instances of clubs dropping guys to reserve grade to make them leave, but some like Packer don't give a shit, $600k to play reserve grade isn't that bad IMO..
 
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There are instances of clubs dropping guys to reserve grade to make them leave, but some like Packer don't give a shit, $600k to play reserve grade isn't that bad IMO..
Didn't worry Rusty, but a lot of the Poly boys wouldn't like the shame
 
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The one's who love KFC don't care trust me...
Greg Eastwood. Highest paid reserve grader ever at 850k in his final season.

And the Warriors wanted him...
 
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Lachlan Lewis re-signed with bulldogs for $150K
 
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Lachlan Lewis re-signed with bulldogs for $150K
Not quite. He was on 150k for 2020. He re-signed for another year and that includes an upgrade on his contract for 2020.

Would be interesting to hear what his new contract is worth. Probably far less than what Dylan Brown wanted from us before playing first grade. Lewis is far superior in every facet to Brown.
 
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