Rumour Warriors Recruitment Discussion and Rumour Mill - 2014

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Ryan Hall will just end up in the forwards too if some fans round here get their way. Theyre the same type player and build...
Ryan Hall is nowhere near as big as Manu, Manus around 115kg, as big as the biggest forwards in the nrl

The Warriors already have a tonne of Ryan Halls in the forwards
 
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November 1st is the often quoted date, but that was revealed to be BS. The NRL doesn't register contracts until June so even if we signed him we'd have to wait until June to know if we actually signed him.

Don't get too excited, I still remember Carney/Thurston/Bellamy/Matai being "done deals"
 
Ryan Hall is nowhere near as big as Manu, Manus around 115kg, as big as the biggest forwards in the nrl

The Warriors already have a tonne of Ryan Halls in the forwards

I honestly don't think Manu is that big. He's tall and has massive legs, but he isn't overly thick through the torso. He's more of a ripped build than a hulking beast. He's most recently listed as 107kg and I think that's pretty accurate.

Hall is proportionally bigger than Manu imo, given that he's shorter but only a couple of kg lighter. He looks heavier in the upper body.

The bigger NRL forwards are 120kg+ monsters. Manu is nowhere near their size.

FWIW, none of this means anything as only the athletes themselves know their real stats, and they vary greatly from season to season.

Maybe Bodene Thompson will play prop? He has in the past. He wouldn't be any worse than Matagi, Rapira or Matulino on recent form.
 
Im not a fan of Veitch but if the Foran rumor is true he would have to get some credit. He had Foran on the radio last week and told him he should come to the Warriors, siting Forans combination with Johnson and how much Kiwis would love it. For the last week its been one of he talking points when hes been on air.
 
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That's false. Manly are desperately clinging to Matai and Lyon. But Foran and DCE are more their priority. They now have a sole owner and he told members he'll dip into his own pockets if need be. Unfortunately for him the team is imploding and mt well is rightsnout dce.
yea I'm certainly not claiming it as gospel as it seemed very unbelievable to me, apparently this was the old owners(Quantum group?) who had told Foran he could look around and that has now changed but apparently Foran is very unhappy at Manly about this and Glen Stewarts non re-signing
 
wooooah since when does Foran command the same sort of coin as Johnathan Thurston?? And same goes for DCE..

Well, did a search for NRL 1 million dollar players and found this article.. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...055700386?nk=801f1ef51c49d984057ed21edcc141b3

If they actually did shell a mil each on those two guys then you'd think they will be quite lacking in other departments.. like their pack, which is already pretty shit. even worse than ours
 
wooooah since when does Foran command the same sort of coin as Johnathan Thurston?? And same goes for DCE..
The reason why he is commanding so much is he is 24, still has a lot of improvement in him and if you keep him happy he could give you 10 years of service. Thurston is better but is a short term play.
 
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've just checked the Manly forum, a few of them believe Foran is going, a few of them believe Foran is staying, and a few of them think that we (warriors) are managed by a drunken fool.
The drunken fool is the most likely one at this point in time. Are we after him sure but there would be a lot of other clubs after him as well. It would be a big coupe if we did get him.

Manu on RadioLiveSport today. "The tweet was pretty funny, he came back that he meant Bodene. It would be aweseome to sign Keiran we tried to break him but it doesn't sound like he's coming"
 
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don't buy it, an owner wouldn't just come out with a statement like that without some grounds whether he is drunk as a scunk or not. And like Manu is going to say he has signed.... its seems the new game in the NRL is deny, deny then deny some more wait till the contract is signed then admit it.
 
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