Recruitment 2021 Warriors Recruitment DISCUSSION

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Wrighty

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May 26, 2021
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surely anyone with a name (Manu) just sticks around till 2023 and signs with Bennet and new club as the face of a new franchise
Depends how much manu wants to play playoff rugby league

With the dolphins he has the equivalent of a fruju”s chance of surviving in kaitaia in January
at least for the next three years
 

JaggedJ

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 19, 2018
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They may sign Kodi but surely they will announce a couple of marque qlders first. Nikorima isn't going to srll memberships

I'm sure they'd like to but how often do marque players actually sign in November? They don't want to be reaching Feb/March still waiting on big names.

That may end up being the most interesting part of this off season. Nov 1st is always made a big deal but nothing ever actually happens. This year could be very different as teams may fear missing out once the Dolphins start signing players.
 

wizards rage

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 18, 2016
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Tauranga
Definitely a Warriors signing from past days.
Addin Fonua-Blake, Lodge, Evans, Walsh… POS isn’t afraid to sign players with a bit of character… Leilua fits this category.

Arguably you get them cheap knowing you have leverage over them as ‘a club willing to give them a chance’. Even Ash Taylor fits into the ‘needs to change their behaviour’ camp.

With this strategy we need a really strong professional environment, with standards and be prepared to kick the ones that don’t pull the line (Evans) to make an example of what happens to those that err…

A strategy with a lot of risk but you build a talented squad with a lot of upside for cheap. If we have the systems and support to keep them all ‘paddling in the same direction’ we could be lethal. Potential to implode though…
 

bangbros18

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May 20, 2019
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Addin Fonua-Blake, Lodge, Evans, Walsh… POS isn’t afraid to sign players with a bit of character… Leilua fits this category.

Arguably you get them cheap knowing you have leverage over them as ‘a club willing to give them a chance’. Even Ash Taylor fits into the ‘needs to change their behaviour’ camp.

With this strategy we need a really strong professional environment, with standards and be prepared to kick the ones that don’t pull the line (Evans) to make an example of what happens to those that err…

A strategy with a lot of risk but you build a talented squad with a lot of upside for cheap. If we have the systems and support to keep them all ‘paddling in the same direction’ we could be lethal. Potential to implode though…
You can write what ever novel you want about Joey leilua but he is a lazy and is not what the warriors need, I would play Pompey over him any day of the week!
 

TheCool

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 18, 2013
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Addin Fonua-Blake, Lodge, Evans, Walsh… POS isn’t afraid to sign players with a bit of character… Leilua fits this category.

Arguably you get them cheap knowing you have leverage over them as ‘a club willing to give them a chance’. Even Ash Taylor fits into the ‘needs to change their behaviour’ camp.

With this strategy we need a really strong professional environment, with standards and be prepared to kick the ones that don’t pull the line (Evans) to make an example of what happens to those that err…

A strategy with a lot of risk but you build a talented squad with a lot of upside for cheap. If we have the systems and support to keep them all ‘paddling in the same direction’ we could be lethal. Potential to implode though…
It’s a no from me. Tigers signed him on the cheap and he still managed to fuck up at every opportunity.
 

Waipiro

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Oct 17, 2021
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Tauranga, NZ
Addin Fonua-Blake, Lodge, Evans, Walsh… POS isn’t afraid to sign players with a bit of character… Leilua fits this category.

Arguably you get them cheap knowing you have leverage over them as ‘a club willing to give them a chance’. Even Ash Taylor fits into the ‘needs to change their behaviour’ camp.

With this strategy we need a really strong professional environment, with standards and be prepared to kick the ones that don’t pull the line (Evans) to make an example of what happens to those that err…

A strategy with a lot of risk but you build a talented squad with a lot of upside for cheap. If we have the systems and support to keep them all ‘paddling in the same direction’ we could be lethal. Potential to implode though…
Yeah I think he is too risky. Addin Fonua-Blake and Lodge were top tier props. Evans had been a solid rotation forward at para and he saved the dumb shit till he got to us. Walsh had big wraps as a kid with potential. Lielua will be 30 next year, a hot head, over weight, unfit and defensively erratic. Great on attack some days...but too many negatives to make him an option....even on the minimum.
 

Noitall

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 21, 2019
2,694
That's right, sticky could see the writing on the wall, Tigers were just stupid enough to sign him in the first place.
He cost them that 2019 final by holding the pass, when Rapana would have gone in. Apparently his asking price was crazy, also his brother Luciano’s was up there too. I think the tigers have re signed Luciano for about $570k a season.
 

Defence

Warriors 1st Grader
May 9, 2012
6,305
Well pos is good friends with his manager….
Can’t see him coming here tho- wants to stay in Sydney and wants to play in the forwards.
 
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