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Canberra Raiders set to release Zac Santo to join New Zealand Warriors


Canberra Raiders fullback Zac Santo will join the New Zealand Warriors as the clubs work to finalise the details of an immediate release from the Green Machine.

The Warriors are keen to add Santo to their back line to bolster their depth for the remainder of the NRL season.

It's believed the Raiders are set to pave the way for Santo to move across the Tasman in the coming days as part of the mid-year player transfer system.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/canberra-raiders/canberra-raiders-set-to-release-zac-santo-to-join-new-zealand-warriors-20170525-gwcv59.html
 
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He reminds me of Kevin Locke. Hope he does well here.
 
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He looks like an able deputy if RTS gets injured, not sure he is going to be able to contribute otherwise.
 
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He has only played 3 NRL games, one for the Cowboys and 2 for the Raiders, all three games he was on the losing side.
So he will fit in well here at the Warriors.
 
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The clips of him showed a bit of promise. I liked the ball steal and the chase into the in goal.

When he arrives there should be an interview on the Warriors site which are usually good to hear from the new recruits.
 
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Should be a good addition to the ISP.
 
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God, please not another Kevin Locke.
How can you, in all conscience, deny the Auckland Milfs what they've been missing all these years!?

Heartless bastard.
 
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Just had a look on the raiders forum and they don't seem too bothered.
No one had anything bad to say about him- in fact they think he's quality depth but the general consensus was that if wighton gets injured they would've just moved one of the wingers to fullback so we was prob 4th choice fullback at best and too small to play wing.
He's prob 2nd choice fullback here and sounds like the raiders were gonna release him at the end of the year anyway.
Good move for him.
 
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Just had a look on the raiders forum and they don't seem too bothered.
No one had anything bad to say about him- in fact they think he's quality depth but the general consensus was that if wighton gets injured they would've just moved one of the wingers to fullback so we was prob 4th choice fullback at best and too small to play wing.
He's prob 2nd choice fullback here and sounds like the raiders were gonna release him at the end of the year anyway.
Good move for him.
Geez I would hope that wasn't the case would definitely prefer fus to be the clubs 2ND choice fullback and even CNK as 3rd choice. Fus was unreal at the back last year filling in for RTS
 
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Geez I would hope that wasn't the case would definitely prefer fus to be the clubs 2ND choice fullback and even CNK as 3rd choice. Fus was unreal at the back last year filling in for RTS
A few games doesnt make a fullback. If you think back, Tui made some impressive saves in the beginning. Fus is our wing. CNK of Santo are our fullback cover. Only reason to put Fus at the back is mid-game cover.
 
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Geez I would hope that wasn't the case would definitely prefer fus to be the clubs 2ND choice fullback and even CNK as 3rd choice. Fus was unreal at the back last year filling in for RTS
I agree but going off history it seems sk prefers to bring in direct replacements rather than shuffling players around.
 
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Zac Santo is the same size as Matt Bowen at 5"9, 85 kgs.

Ben Barba was 87 kgs in 2012. Josh Ado-carr is 81 kgs.

It goes to show that if you're small you can make up for it by being fast and fearless.

You wouldn't want all four in the same back line tho.

But as far as replacing Lolohea goes, Santo can cover fullback and has loads of pace. So it's an OK trade IMO.
 
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Zac Santo arrived on Monday at midnight. Showed up to training on Tuesday tired and just in time for the teams main training day.

Weird thing is he is only signed for the remainder of the season...
 
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"The Vodafone Warriors have re-signed Ligi Sao until the end of the 2019 NRL season and secured Canberra fullback-wing Zac Santo for the rest of this season and next on a second-tier contract."

That's from the Warriors official media release of his signing?
 
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