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On this Cleland rumour. Firstly I,m very disappointed in the club not giving a years extension to Mason as per todays Herald.. This guy has been a real loyal servant and has more upside long term than say Isaac. However mason has gone and you cant blame him.
Today Redcliffe play bulldogs in the isp type grand final. You can watch Cleland for the dogs. But also watch Cameron Cullen at 6 for the Redcliffe side. I remember watching this guy play for the Titans and was impressed. He went to Manly and got nowhere. So an interesting comparison on 2 potential halves.
 
On this Cleland rumour. Firstly I,m very disappointed in the club not giving a years extension to Mason as per todays Herald.. This guy has been a real loyal servant and has more upside long term than say Isaac. However mason has gone and you cant blame him.
Today Redcliffe play bulldogs in the isp type grand final. You can watch Cleland for the dogs. But also watch Cameron Cullen at 6 for the Redcliffe side. I remember watching this guy play for the Titans and was impressed. He went to Manly and got nowhere. So an interesting comparison on 2 potential halves.

Lino asked for permission to look elsewhere and leave. He had a contract. The club released him because he has been a loyal servant, as you say. Lino had nothing when he left the NYC system, the Warriors threw him a lifeline after he got cut from a French second grade team..

Cleeland calibre player is what we need, only for 1 or 2 seasons to cover injuries until the other guys are more NSW cup hardened.
 

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Nah thanks to Cleeland. The highlights package makes him look better than he is. Unlike Lino, he's had no real standout games in first grade. Hell, for large stints of the season, the Dogs went with Frawley over the guy. That's saying something.

Dogs can keep him. He will have more chance cracking a halves spot there than anywhere else. I would rather we focus on the development of our own players.
Hes looking pretty bloody good right now.
 
Delayed mention but I’d thought I share with you. I was on a business trip to Brisbane last Wed. Stephen Kearney was on the flight and siting directly behind me in 6C. As he was nearing his seat in the plane, he was on the phone to someone. Clearly heard the words “tell me more”, “what are his strengths”.

Stephen either has family to see, catching up with his old mentor Bennett or meeting a prospective player?
 

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Delayed mention but I’d thought I share with you. I was on a business trip to Brisbane last Wed. Stephen Kearney was on the flight and siting directly behind me in 6C. As he was nearing his seat in the plane, he was on the phone to someone. Clearly heard the words “tell me more”, “what are his strengths”.

Stephen either has family to see, catching up with his old mentor Bennett or meeting a prospective player?

Could be looking at someone to paint his house with that comment?
 
Delayed mention but I’d thought I share with you. I was on a business trip to Brisbane last Wed. Stephen Kearney was on the flight and siting directly behind me in 6C. As he was nearing his seat in the plane, he was on the phone to someone. Clearly heard the words “tell me more”, “what are his strengths”.

Stephen either has family to see, catching up with his old mentor Bennett or meeting a prospective player?
I hope it’s for Katoni Staggs.
 

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Delayed mention but I’d thought I share with you. I was on a business trip to Brisbane last Wed. Stephen Kearney was on the flight and siting directly behind me in 6C. As he was nearing his seat in the plane, he was on the phone to someone. Clearly heard the words “tell me more”, “what are his strengths”.

Stephen either has family to see, catching up with his old mentor Bennett or meeting a prospective player?
wait was he trying to kill you all? How dare he use the phone while flying. I mean if its good enough for me to wait till i land to arrange a new player for my team, then it should be for him to...
 
Cleeland was clearly the best half out there today. He is not quite the organising half that I thought he was, but does kick and suppose Green would be the ideal mentor. He clearly has a nice/decent supportive running game. He looks to be at least a minor upgrade on Lino.
 
Although only backup player only I’m not sure it’s worth signing a player who is 27!and yet to make his NRL debut.

Don't think age is a barrier here. If the goal is to provide backup and lower grade experience without exposing our young halves to the NRL before they're ready then he's probably a reasonably safe bet.
 

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Don't think age is a barrier here. If the goal is to provide backup and lower grade experience without exposing our young halves to the NRL before they're ready then he's probably a reasonably safe bet.

Maybe if we were interested in building for 4-5 years from then we would play our ISP halves in case of an injury instead of an ISP veteran. It appears from this intended move that they view next year or failing that 2020 as the Warriors window for the premiership and they aren't about to let injury derail their plans.

Maybe if Shaun Johnson was more robust they could go with CTH as backup, but he is fairly injury prone.

The question I had is - can someone remind me who is in front of him at the Dogs and why can't he be injury back up there.
Will Foran play next season?
 
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The question I had is - can someone remind me who is in front of him at the Dogs and why can't he be injury back up there.
Will Foran play next season?

Here are their other players who have spent time in the halves in first grade before :
Kieran Foran
Lachlan Lewis
Jeremy Marshall-King
Nu Brown

They've also signed Jack Cogger from Newcastle for 2019/20

Not too concerned with how the Bulldogs rated him, if our recruiters think he can be good for our club and it makes financial sense then that's all that matters.
 
Just reading this while watching the replay of last nights ISP final. Josh Cleeland just scored, and the commentary team were talking him up saying he is definitely ready for the NRL and has been for a while. They were saying they hope next year is his year to debut and that he will go well. His try was only through backing up, but within 2 minutes he ran most of the field solo to score his second.

He doesnt sound like a horrible option to replace Lino.
 

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The Mole: Warriors lose rising star to Mormon mission
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By The Mole

The Warriors have lost one of their most promising forwards to his Mormon religion.

Back-rower Joseph Vuna, who played four NRL games for the club this season and was earmarked for ‘something special’, is set to go on a Mormon mission for the next two years.

Named in the Junior Kiwis only this week, 20-year-old Vuna will wear the team’s colours against Australia before quitting the game to go on his mission.

He follows in the footsteps of the likes of Will Hopoate, Young Tonumaipea and Jordan Rapana who have taken breaks from the game to do their bit for the Mormons.

Born in the USA, Vuna moved to New Zealand with his family as a child and is the younger brother of ex-Wallaby and Tongan league international Cooper Vuna.

"It’s a pity because the kid is a good talent and was developing nicely," a Warriors source told Wide World of Sports.

"But we have to respect his beliefs and hopefully he will come back to the game in a couple of years."
 
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Delayed mention but I’d thought I share with you. I was on a business trip to Brisbane last Wed. Stephen Kearney was on the flight and siting directly behind me in 6C. As he was nearing his seat in the plane, he was on the phone to someone. Clearly heard the words “tell me more”, “what are his strengths”.

Stephen either has family to see, catching up with his old mentor Bennett or meeting a prospective player?
Pretty sure Kearneys wife and daughters still live in Brissy, his wife was having her cancer treatment in Brissy last year(not sure if this is still the case ala treatment bit).
 

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VODAFONE WARRIORS SECURE PAPALI’I UNTIL 2020

Vodafone Warriors 2018 NRL Rookie of the Year Isaiah Papalii has capped a memorable week in his career by re-signing with the club until the end of the 2020 NRL season.

On Monday the promising second rower, just turned 20, was named in the Kiwis’ squad for the coming four-Test campaign against Australia and England as well as being selected for the Junior Kiwis for their clash against the Junior Kangaroos in the Trans-Tasman Triple Header at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, October 13.

Today he signed a deal which will take him through to a fourth NRL campaign with the Vodafone Warriors after impressing throughout his first full first-grade season.

He joins other young Vodafone Warriors products David Fusitua, Ken Maumalo, Jazz Tevaga and Bunty Afoa who have all recently re-signed.

“Isaiah is a great young prospect who has quickly established himself at NRL level,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney.

“He’s a wonderful example to players aiming to make it into the NRL coming through our system. He really impresses with his attitude and resilience.”

Papali’i finished his first full NRL season with 20 appearances taking his career tally to 25 after making his debut last year.

Used mainly as a starting second rower on the left edge, Papali’i averaged an impressive 64 minutes a game this year plus 78 metres and 29 tackles along with five try assists.

He made his international debut for Toa Samoa in this year’s Pacific Test against Mate Ma’a Tonga.

He'set to join the Kiwis in camp in Auckland this weekend.
 
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