General jesse royal signs

ToiletDuck_old

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Im glad Jesse Ryder has signed, he'll have trouble breaking in to the team though...might have to wait until Steven is on SoO duties...either that or Evarn goes to England.
 

Esoj_old

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Im glad Jesse Ryder has signed, he'll have trouble breaking in to the team though...might have to wait until Steven is on SoO duties...either that or Evarn goes to England.

yeah I can't see him cracking the first 17 unless there is an injury/suspension guys out on rep duty. still though I think anyway a good quality depth signing and he does have first grade experience which he can put to good use with all the younger guys we have coming through.
 

warriors4life_old

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Im glad Jesse Ryder has signed, he'll have trouble breaking in to the team though...might have to wait until Steven is on SoO duties...either that or Evarn goes to England.

He has had alcohol problems in the past though, could count against him. Plus I'm not sure if he has ever played competitive rugby league before.
 

STRIDER_old

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Im glad Jesse Ryder has signed, he'll have trouble breaking in to the team though...might have to wait until Steven is on SoO duties...either that or Evarn goes to England.

I agree - its a bit of a loss for New Zealand Cricket but the Warriors will also help Jesse with his drinking problem. Well done Warriors for casting your net far and wide to pick up talented athletes.

No more 6 runs in cricket Jesse - We need 6pts in league !
 

STRIDER_old

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By the way the Newcastle fans are gutted they didnt resign Jesse Royal - this guy was killing it for them last year. Quite a physical player.
 

Lego_Man_old

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Cant be that good if they didnt even offer him a contract.

Hopefully this wont turn out to be a royally shit signing.
 

TheBigHitter_old

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Lego man always such a positive guy.

Jesse Royal is good signing, has terrific work ethic and pops a really good offload which I think we are really lacking, he could form a very good combination with McKinnon.
 

Viking_old

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By the way the Newcastle fans are gutted they didnt resign Jesse Royal - this guy was killing it for them last year. Quite a physical player.

Plenty of Warriors fans thought he'd be a good aquisition last year, good to see the Warriors themselves were quietly trying to get him back over here. I think he's the perfect cover for the next few years as the Sam and Evarn start to peak. Russell and Upo won't be 40 plus min props for a while yet so Jesse will be good stopgap solution and fairly cheap at that. You need an experienced prop on the field at all times IMO.
 

Viking_old

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Lego man always such a positive guy.

Jesse Royal is good signing, has terrific work ethic and pops a really good offload which I think we are really lacking, he could form a very good combination with McKinnon.


Topped the Knight's offload count last year didn't he? Certainly in the forwards anyway. Hell, Witt was our top offloader halfway through last year although that might just mean that his passing was so late they were officially judged to be offloads instead by those in charge of keeping stats.
 

2big2strong_old

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f*** Yeah!

I'm a massive Jesse Royal fan. He has the best offload in the game, his manager tried to pick up a contract with us last year so he could bring his kids home but the warriors said they weren't interested in a prop. He scored a job in the mines and said he was going to retire to Newcastle, obviously he didn't like the mines and came for next to nothing or the Warriors had a change of heart.

Awesome signing.
 

2big2strong_old

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Ok, just read that he is a direct replacement for Fa'i. The Warriors pursued him, good work Wayne.
 

blain91_old

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mean!!! i really like what i've seen of royal, he off loads like a mad man and makes plenty of metres :D id say he'd be competing with tui for a spot, or if packer or ah mau dont seem ready.

good depth signing in terms of experience too.
 

Viking_old

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I read another article that stated that the Warriors WERE trying to get him late last year and it was his decision to stay in the Newcastle area because his family were settled in. Either way, hopefully he's on his way back home.

I'm selfishly hoping Russel isn't promoted fulltime to the first grade squad so that we take out the juniors this year. He'll be key to the U20s doing well, it's quite a young forward pack.
 

2big2strong_old

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I read another article that stated that the Warriors WERE trying to get him late last year and it was his decision to stay in the Newcastle area because his family were settled in. Either way, hopefully he's on his way back home.

I'm selfishly hoping Russel isn't promoted fulltime to the first grade squad so that we take out the juniors this year. He'll be key to the U20s doing well, it's quite a young forward pack.


That's some Bullshit. Here's an article I posted on this forum last year.
He's played 25 and knows his only hope is an offer from a rival NRL club namely the Warriors who his manager has been talking to.
"I'm not too sure whether the Warriors are going to put an offer on the table," Royal said.
"Darryl told me things are complicated. He said some players over there have to find clubs if they (Warriors) are to have enough money to offer me a deal.
"I'd love to join the Warriors. I have family back home and it would be good to move back to New Zealand.
"I've been here for about four years and a change of lifestyle would be good."
Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah last night downplayed paper talk linking Royal to the club.
"We aren't really in discussions to recruit Jesse," he said.
"We get a lot of players' names thrown at us and obviously we are aware of which players are coming off contract. "We aren't going to offer him a contract at this stage."
https://www.stuff.co.nz/4641303a19773.html
some conflicting stories, but however he comes home, I'm just glad he is! He will be a crowd favourite like he was at the Knights.
 
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Viking_old

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https://www.theherald.com.au/news/loc...g/1434049.aspx


Jesse Royal ready to resume NRL career as Warriors come calling


BY BRETT KEEBLE
16/02/2009 4:00:00 AM
FORMER Newcastle Knights prop Jesse Royal has agreed to terms with the New Zealand Warriors for the next two years as a replacement for Sonny Fai, who drowned off Auckland's Bethells Beach early last month.Royal, 28, had signed to play for Kurri Kurri in the Newcastle Rugby League competition this season and had been training with the Bulldogs up until the end of last week.
As part of that deal, he had been working in the mines for Ashton Coal.
But The Herald learned yesterday that the Waikato-born former New Zealand Army cook had agreed to resume his National Rugby League career in his homeland and was expected to officially join the Warriors by the end of this week.
It is understood Royal flew to Auckland last week to meet with New Zealand club officials.
Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah could not be contacted for comment last night but it was "a done deal", according to a Warriors source, as the Auckland-based club was keen to bolster its depth in the pack after the tragic loss of Fai.
Neither Royal nor his manager, Darryl Mather, could be contacted last night for comment.
But Royal's imminent move to the Warriors was a talking-point at the Knights' trials against Newcastle clubs Central Charlestown, Maitland and South Newcastle at St John Oval on Saturday night, and was confirmed by several Knights sources last night.
Kurri Kurri coach Shaun Collingwood said he was aware the Warriors were chasing Royal but, as far as he knew, the ball-playing front-rower would be playing for the Bulldogs this season alongside former Knights teammates Luke Quigley and Reegan Tanner.
"They [the Warriors] have been chasing him but he hasn't gone anywhere, no," Collingwood said.
"Nah, he hasn't [signed] mate . . . They're all at training. We had 48 at training on Friday night and Jesse, Reegan, Quigley, they're all there."
Royal joined the Knights from Penrith in 2005 and spent two seasons in the lower grades before making his first-grade debut in 2007.
He played 10 NRL games that season and another 19 last year but the Knights did not offer him a new contract for this year.
The Warriors had pursued Royal towards the end of last season when the Knights gave him permission to find a new club, but in September he decided to stay in Newcastle and play for Kurri Kurri so he would not have to relocate his family.
He told The Herald at the time that his wife, Kylie, was working for EnergyAustralia and their young sons Matarae and Tumai were settled in day care.




Tough decision for him, hope the Warriors aren't being too cheap and giving him the NRL minimum 60K. He'd need to be on 100K to make it worth his while.
 
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Viking_old

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Your article from last year (and from a kiwi source) looks more credible than this Aussie based one. Amazing how the two accounts differ eh?
 

2big2strong_old

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https://www.theherald.com.au/news/loc...g/1434049.aspx


Jesse Royal ready to resume NRL career as Warriors come calling


BY BRETT KEEBLE
16/02/2009 4:00:00 AM
FORMER Newcastle Knights prop Jesse Royal has agreed to terms with the New Zealand Warriors for the next two years as a replacement for Sonny Fai, who drowned off Auckland's Bethells Beach early last month.Royal, 28, had signed to play for Kurri Kurri in the Newcastle Rugby League competition this season and had been training with the Bulldogs up until the end of last week.
As part of that deal, he had been working in the mines for Ashton Coal.
But The Herald learned yesterday that the Waikato-born former New Zealand Army cook had agreed to resume his National Rugby League career in his homeland and was expected to officially join the Warriors by the end of this week.
It is understood Royal flew to Auckland last week to meet with New Zealand club officials.
Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah could not be contacted for comment last night but it was "a done deal", according to a Warriors source, as the Auckland-based club was keen to bolster its depth in the pack after the tragic loss of Fai.
Neither Royal nor his manager, Darryl Mather, could be contacted last night for comment.
But Royal's imminent move to the Warriors was a talking-point at the Knights' trials against Newcastle clubs Central Charlestown, Maitland and South Newcastle at St John Oval on Saturday night, and was confirmed by several Knights sources last night.
Kurri Kurri coach Shaun Collingwood said he was aware the Warriors were chasing Royal but, as far as he knew, the ball-playing front-rower would be playing for the Bulldogs this season alongside former Knights teammates Luke Quigley and Reegan Tanner.
"They [the Warriors] have been chasing him but he hasn't gone anywhere, no," Collingwood said.
"Nah, he hasn't [signed] mate . . . They're all at training. We had 48 at training on Friday night and Jesse, Reegan, Quigley, they're all there."
Royal joined the Knights from Penrith in 2005 and spent two seasons in the lower grades before making his first-grade debut in 2007.
He played 10 NRL games that season and another 19 last year but the Knights did not offer him a new contract for this year.
The Warriors had pursued Royal towards the end of last season when the Knights gave him permission to find a new club, but in September he decided to stay in Newcastle and play for Kurri Kurri so he would not have to relocate his family.
He told The Herald at the time that his wife, Kylie, was working for EnergyAustralia and their young sons Matarae and Tumai were settled in day care.




Tough decision for him, hope the Warriors aren't being too cheap and giving him the NRL minimum 60K. He'd need to be on 100K to make it worth his while.

yep, that's some bullshit journalism right there. They can't even quote the player or club involved.
 

2big2strong_old

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I am super excited about this signing, but at the same time I was looking forward to seeing the likes of Ah Mau and Poching make their mark in the NRL this year so I've got mixed emotions. I was also kind of hoping Greg Eastwood would be an option after his visa got knocked back but by the looks of it this Jesse Royal deal has been in the works for some time.

Never can I recall us being so spoilt for choices as far as depth go, we could be struck down by injury (knock on wood) and easily cover all of our bases.

Not to sound critical of past players but this is the first year for a long time I think we've got the perfect players and I wouldn't swap anyone for any other player.

In the past I've critisised the selection of players such as Logan Swann, Meli, Toopi etc but I have no critisism this year, we are going to take out the title.
 

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