If true, not surprising since his brother is there. Perhaps a huge waste or perhaps Ackland knew he wouldn't make it as NRL prop and so stuck him on the wing in u20s.
I'm sure he's 35 years old anyway......teams seem to be interested in the 190cm/110 kg athletic props who can play longer minutes, rather than the shorter guys who need to carry more beef to make an impact through the middle, at the expense of endurance. Clubs may also be hedging their bets when choosing which body shape may best suit the game in the coming years, with the possibility of the number of interchanges being dropped in the future.
Or maybe Newcastle just offered him a better contract than we were willing to....if he was a fast skillful winger, i'd be pissed.
Big loss if he's gone, watched him this weekend and he reminded me of Iafeta Paleasina and Hitro Okesene and I was thinking that if he is managed well he could be a real weapon for us. I'm dissapointed to hear he's going but Bennett should be able to get the best out of him.(thats if he's in the first grade squad he'll probably be training with the under 20's)
He is too old for the under 20s - so its definately an NRL contract.
The Warriors probably would of offered him some level of contract/interest.
He isnt any better than Zane Tetevano - who hasnt played much nrl this year for newcastle..
but good on him.
He has gone to a club where is pathway is a bit more clear.
Just like Roger Sheck did - who was also offered a contract with the warriors.
But would of had to compete with Locke, Fishiahi etc.
Well simply he wasnt managed well at all - we all know how they played him on the wing etc
so if there need to be any criticsm levelled at the warriors
How could Iro or Bell seriously sign Likiliki based on his current form or ability.
too much questions marks - which could of being answered if they developed him