General Souths' $2.2m bid for Asotasi

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https://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,19646608-23214,00.html

By James Hooper
July 1, 2006

NEW ZEALAND Test prop Roy Asotasi is poised to become the latest international to join battling South Sydney by inking a staggering $2.2million five-year deal next week.

In what is expected to be a major signing coup for the Rabbitohs, Asotasi will become one of the highest paid forwards in the NRL on a salary package worth $450,000 a season.

The anticipated move to Redfern comes after 2004 premiers the Bulldogs officially withdrew from the race for Asotasi's signature yesterday.

The New Zealand international's agent Mark Rowan described the robust prop as "shattered" after the Bulldogs were unable to compete with rival offers.

"He's shattered, he's not really happy about it but we understand football is a business these days and that's how it goes," Rowan said.

"He thought he'd be a Bulldog for his whole life but it's not to be and as one door closes another one opens.

"It's not that the Bulldogs didn't want him, they would like to have kept him, but in all honesty they've made some decisions on other players."

The Bulldogs gave Asotasi permission to negotiate with rival clubs until June 28 with the Kiwi forward meeting with Souths co-owner Russell Crowe, Roosters coach Ricky Stuart and Tigers coach Tim Sheens.

In other signing news yesterday, Souths fullback David Peachey has re-signed for one more year with the Rabbitohs.


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Brisbane winger Leon Bott was granted an immediate release from the Broncos and has joined the Sharks - he will play Premier League this weekend.

Dragons boom back rower Ben Creagh has signed for another three years with the club, the Cowboys re-signed Jacob Lillyman for two and Storm centre Jake Webster has joined the Gold Coast for next season.



The Daily Telegraph
 

*Kimmy*_old

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Roy isnt the only one who is shattered.

Im heartbroken. I found out last night that the Bulldogs had withdrew their offer..and i ended up in tears. Then everytime i think about him playing for another club i start to cry. We made Roy who he is today, it's hard to just sit here and watch him go to another club, let alone a club who is struggling.

I'll always cheer and support Roy though, where ever he ends up, he has my support <3
 

Wiki_old

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Yeah dude, I feel for you but everyone moves on. Thats the consequence of the salary cap and from a holistic level it keeps this game going really.

Stacey leaving was a huge blow for us too but it helped us secure Price and Wiki and I believe we are better for it.

We have moved on and learnt to play without Stace, something I feared wouldn't happen :p.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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I feared we wouldnt play as well without Pricey..and in 2005 we didnt...now we have adapted to live without him..roy has really stepped up(saying that he stepped up last year too). This sunday is his 68th consecutive game. He is a up and coming legend imo.

Damn salary cap >=(
 

Jesbass_old

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Go_The_Doggies said:
I feared we wouldnt play as well without Pricey..and in 2005 we didnt...now we have adapted to live without him..roy has really stepped up(saying that he stepped up last year too). This sunday is his 68th consecutive game. He is a up and coming legend imo.

Damn salary cap >=(

GTD, I hope you read my article about player dispensability before it disappeared...or when it reappears, lol...
 

*Kimmy*_old

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Jesbass said:
Go_The_Doggies said:
I feared we wouldnt play as well without Pricey..and in 2005 we didnt...now we have adapted to live without him..roy has really stepped up(saying that he stepped up last year too). This sunday is his 68th consecutive game. He is a up and coming legend imo.

Damn salary cap >=(

GTD, I hope you read my article about player dispensability before it disappeared...or when it reappears, lol...
Whats the link?
 

Jesbass_old

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When the news section returns on the right hand side of the screen...it'll be there...on the right hand side of the screen, lol. The article is titled "Indispensable?", and has a picture of Brent Webb - you'll find it no problems, once it's back up. ;)
 

*Kimmy*_old

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Jesbass i read your article..was soo true and really good.

*sigh* Ima miss Webby..will seem soo weird him not being in the Warriors side =(
 

sebastian_old

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It could be worse go the doggies, least Roys not going to the roosters. Now that would be a shame.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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sebastian said:
It could be worse go the doggies, least Roys not going to the roosters. Now that would be a shame.
Yeah..I'd still support him all the same even if he did go there..but i knew before i heard the Roosters had withdrew their offer that he wouldnt go there.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Oh well get over it guys. This is and always will be a busines. Harsh but true.
 

JonB_old

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He was too good a player to let go. He is a better person to have on your team than Sonny Bill, id sooner have him than Price or wiki acounting for age.
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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Asotasi, Kidwell, Vagana, Galuvao, Fa'alago. They're investing in Kiwi's. All part of Russell's plans to relocate the Rabbits to Wellington as soon as possible.

That's be something to see. Imagine the uproar in Sydney. lol.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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I think it would be mean to relocate the Rabbits to Wellington. All their history is at South Sydney..why change that?..and then there is the fans to think about.!!
 

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