General Peter Wallace

Jesbass_old

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You know, I'm still not 100% convinced on Wallace. 2006 he was a good player developing, 2007 he had an ordinary year ended up playing reserve grade as a lock, 2008 he's going well behind a very dominant forward pack. Even in Origin, he sent a lot of bullets down the throat of Billy Slater, and despite the rapturous support of the nine commentary labelling it a master tactic, I don't see how booting it straight down the larynx of a speed machine is a good option to take just quietly. Not to say when he was in attacking positions he didn't take his chances.

I guess comparatively to Rovelli, I'd definitely give him $340,000, but I'm still not entirely convinced yet. He's going to have some incredible competition over the years to retain the NSW 7 jersey from Mullen, Carney, Pearce and Soward, if he keeps them off, he's going very well. For the record, I'd take him ahead of Brett Finch, but Jamie Soward would have always been my preferred option.

Speaking of Soward, he had a nother very dominant game last night. (Apparently.) LU's man of the match. Did anyone see the game? Was the LU MOM warranted?
 

Kid-Dynamite_old

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Speaking of Soward, he had a nother very dominant game last night. (Apparently.) LU's man of the match. Did anyone see the game? Was the LU MOM warranted?

Yea, I watched the game!

I dunno, he wasn't outstanding but I can't think of anyone who was much better.
Both the Morris twins played alright though!
 

Esoj_old

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tvnz view on it. at least we seem to be looking for a half which is good news

https://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/1318241/1793964

New South Wales rugby league halfback Peter Wallace is reportedly in the sights of the Warriors, among many other NRL clubs.

The 22-year-old is now hot property after an impressive performance for the Blues in Wednesday's first State of Origin game where the Blues beat Queensland 18-10.

The Auckland based Warriors are said to be willing to offer Wallace $340,000 a year, from 2010.

Wallace, who was tutored by halfback of the century Andrew John's, is set to come off contract with the Brisbane Broncos at the end of next year and can not enter talks with another club until November.

He is on a two-year deal with Brisbane and contrary to previous reports he is secured until the end of 2009 regardless of his shock Origin call-up.

A clause in the Bronco's contract says the club can offer him an upgrade or extension within 28 days of his Origin debut but he is not able to shop himself around the NRL and leave Brisbane before the end of 2009.

This hasn't deterred hungry NRL clubs though with up to six expressing keen interest with Wallace's manager Allan Gainey, including at least two in the past 24 hours.

"(Clubs have been interested) probably since he's been up in Brisbane and gone well up there," said Gainey.

"The interest is more intense since being selected in Origin.

"I have had some correspondence with the Broncos and I think they will come and talk to us next week when it all settles down.

"(But) they are probably struggling a bit to stay under the cap (for 2009)."

Gainey would not reveal which "five or six clubs" had shown interest in Wallace, but it's believed they're all NRL teams who are struggling to find a permanent halfback.

Cronulla recently released their No.7 Brett Kimmorley to join the Bulldogs in 2009, but are believed to have all but secured returning star Trent Barrett, while St George Illawarra, South
Sydney, Canberra, Parramatta and Manly have all had issues in cementing solid scrumbase combinations.

Penrith have also struggled in the halves since letting Wallace go and recruiting him back to the club would be a massive turnaround after they failed to offer him the A$120,000 he requested
at the start of last season.

That figure appears a bargain price now as Wallace's rising popularity could see him command close to A$300,000 on the open
market.

But his manager insisted the cool-headed youngster would repay the faith to Brisbane for taking a punt on him this season.

"If they come up with the right sort of offer to where he is situated now I think he is a pretty loyal bloke," said Gainey.

"They have the option to throw something at us we can consider or we can sit it out and he will be on the market in 2010."
 

Jesbass_old

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Something mentioned in the Storm NYC match is that the Warriors are chasing Liam Foran's signature...
 

Iafeta_old

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I have to see more of Liam, has massive wraps, but the couple of games I've seen of the Storm NYC team he hasn't really taken the bull by the horns.
 

WarriorDog_old

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According to Wallace's agent, we haven't made any offers.

i have also read somewhere that wayne said the same thing
we will buy a halfback and i have heard through the bulldog grapevine that the warriors have expressed there inerest in joe williams for next year.
lets see how that progresses
 

EnterFien_old

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i have also read somewhere that wayne said the same thing
we will buy a halfback and i have heard through the bulldog grapevine that the warriors have expressed there inerest in joe williams for next year.
lets see how that progresses

Although Wallace would be the better option, I think in reality Joe Williams would be a strong possibility whereas Wallace would not even consider us
 

Matrix_old

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Joe Williams NO THANKS !!!! Remember what Braith Anasta did to him & he's unwanted by both Penrith & the Dogs He's too big a gamble IMO
 

Iafeta_old

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You're thinking of Richie Williams I think, mate.

Joe Williams is a Roosters junior, who went to South Sydney, then this year to Penrith with a mid year exchange to the Bulldogs.

He's terribly inconsistent, never really made the jump from being a youth grade prodigy to first grader. I wouldn't pursue him. He can kick a 40/20, but he can also gift an intercept or two.
 

LordGnome_old

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Is this him?
 

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ONETRIBECHIEF_old

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I think wallace would be a great signing for the warriors to make. Hes aot a great kicking game, as portrayed in SOO 1 to my dismay, and he has abit of an edge to him, bit like wade mckinnon.