Rumour NRL Rumoured Player movements, Re-signings and Rumour mill 2014

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ToiletDuck

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So similar to the Warriors thread with the same name, any news, rumours etc for player movement for any teams OTHER than the Warriors go here.

To kick it off I've posted the lists below. Again with this thread, please limit the amount of discussion surrounding 'who you'd like to see playing for the Warriors' based around players you see as off contract. Those discussions can go on forever and there is an appropriate place for them.



BRISBANE BRONCOS


2014 Gains: Ben Barba (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2016), Martin Kennedy (Sydney Roosters, 2016)
2014 Losses: Delroy Berryman (Manly Sea Eagles), Luke Capewell (Penrith Panthers), Corey Norman (Parramatta Eels), Scott Prince (retired), Lama Tasi (Salford Red Devils), Peter Wallace (Penrith Panthers)
Re-Signed: Matt Gillett (2016), Jake Granville (2014), Ben Hunt (2015), Jack Reed (2017), Ashley Taylor (2016)
Off Contract 2013: Joe Bond, Jordan Drew, Liam Georgetown, Denan Kemp, Brendon Gibb, Lachlan Maranta, Nick Slyney, Jarrod Wallace, Aaron Whitchurch, Scott Anderson, Kurt Baptiste, Dale Copley, Mitchell Dodds, Dunamis Lui, Cameron Cullen, Luke Dalziel-Don, Chris McLean, Francis Molo, Caleb Timu

CANBERRA RAIDERS

2014 Gains: Lagi Setu (Melbourne Storm, 2015), Bill Tupou (Mid Season: New Zealand Warriors, 2015)
2014 Losses: Shaun Berrigan (retired), Josh Dugan (St George Illawarra Dragons), Sandor Earl (French rugby), Michael Picker (retired), Jonathon Reuben (Sydney Roosters), Joel Thompson (St George Illawarra Dragons), Sam Williams (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Re-Signed: Jack Ahearn (2015), Glen Buttriss (2015), Jarrod Croker (2015), Jeremy Hawkins (2015), Jarrad Kennedy (2015), Jeff Lynch (2015), Matt McIlwrick (2015), Mark Nicholls (2015), Josh Papalii (2016), Paul Vaughan (2015), Brett White (2014)
Off Contract 2013: Shannon Boyd, Dimitri Pelo, Sami Sauiluma, Blake Ferguson, Joe Picker, Trevor Thurling, Hayden Crockett, Mitchell Cronin, Haydon Hodge, Scott Jones

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS

2014 Gains: Kayne Brennan (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2014), Reni Maitua (Parramatta Eels, 2014), Pat O'Hanlon (Parramatta Eels, 2015), Chase Stanley (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2015)
2014 Losses: Ben Barba (Brisbane Broncos), Paul Carter (Gold Coast Titans), Danny Galea (Widnes Vikings), Dene Halatau (Wests Tigers), Kris Keating (Hull Kingston Rovers), Martin Taupau (Wests Tigers), Steve Turner (retired)
Re-Signed: Greg Eastwood (2016), Dale Finucane (2016), Trent Hodkinson (2015), Josh Jackson (2016), David Klemmer (2016), Frank Pritchard (2016), Josh Reynolds (2017), Aiden Tolman (2017)
Off Contract 2013: Lachlan Burr, Leilani Latu, Drury Low, Jon Talioe Sila, Tim Browne, Junior Palau

CRONULLA SHARKS

2014 Gains: Blake Ayshford (Wests Tigers, 2015), Matt Prior (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2015)
2014 Losses: Jayson Bukuya (New Zealand Warriors), Jon Green (retired), Tyrone Peachey (Penrith Panthers), Ben Ross (retired), Mark Taufua (retired), Chad Townsend (New Zealand Warriors)
Re-Signed: Todd Carney (2018), David Fifita (2014), Nathan Gardner (2014), Ricky Leutele (2015), John Morris (2014), Jeff Robson (2015), Nathan Stapleton (2014), Sam Tagataese (2015), Anthony Tupou (2015)
Off Contract 2013: Alipate Ratini, Pat Politoni, Tim Robinson, Rodney Coates, Sosaia Feki, Daniel Moroko, Stewart Mills, Ben Pomeroy, Matthew Wright

GOLD COAST TITANS

2014 Gains: Maurice Blair (Melbourne Storm, 2015), Paul Carter (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2015), Christian Hazard (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2015), Siuatonga Likiliki (Newcastle Knights, 2014)
2014 Losses: Hymel Hunt (Melbourne Storm), Luke O'Dwyer (retired)
Re-Signed: Luke Bailey (2014), Greg Bird (2017), Ashley Harrison (2015), Mark Ioane (2015), Albert Kelly (2015)
Off Contract 2013: Jordan Atkins, Beau Falloon, Beau Henry, Shaun Carney, Anthony Don, Shane Gray, Jahrome Hughes, Sam Irwin, Cody Nelson, Mark O'Dare, Luke Page

MANLY SEA EAGLES

2014 Gains: Tyson Andrew (2015), Delroy Berryman (Brisbane Broncos, 2015), Cheyse Blair (Parramatta Eels, 2015), Jayden Hodges (North Queensland Cowboys, 2016), Josh Starling (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2016)
2014 Losses: Joe Galuvao (retired), Brent Kite (Penrith Panthers), George Rose (Melbourne Storm)
Re-Signed: Justin Horo (2015)
Off Contract 2013: Dane Chisholm, David Gower, James Hasson, Jamil Hopoate, Kayne Lawton, Ben Musolino, Jason Seage, Tom Symonds, Esi Tonga, Ben Farrar, Jamie Lyon, Nick Skinner, David Williams, James Cunningham, Jacob Gagan, Justin Lemalu, Jesse Sene-Lefao

MELBOURNE STORM

2014 Gains: Hymel Hunt (Gold Coast Titans, 2014), Felise Kaufusi (North Queensland Cowboys, 2014), Travis Robinson (Penrith Panthers, 2015), George Rose (Manly Sea Eagles, 2014), Cody Walker (2014)
2014 Losses: Maurice Blair (Gold Coast Titans), Brett Finch (retired), Jason Ryles (retired), Junior Sa'u (Salford Red Devils), Lagi Setu (Canberra Raiders), Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Re-Signed: Kenneath Bromwich (2014), Will Chambers (2017), Matt Duffie (2014), Mahe Fonua (2014), Slade Griffin (2014), Jordan McLean (2015), Junior Moors (2014), Bryan Norrie (2015), Justin O'Neill (2016), Sisa Waqa (2015)
Off Contract 2013: Dayne Weston, Kirisome Auva'a, Mitch Garbutt, Matt McGahan, Denny Solomona, Young Tonumaipea, Siosaia Vave

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS

2014 Gains: Jayson Bukuya (Cronulla Sharks, 2015), Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors, 2016), Chad Townsend (Cronulla Sharks, 2015)
2014 Losses:Russell Packer (Newcastle Knights), Steve Rapira (Salford Red Devils), Elijah Taylor (Penrith Panthers), Bill Tupou (Canberra Raiders)
Re-Signed:Nathan Friend (2014), Pita Godinet (2014), Charlie Gubb (2014), Ngani Laumape (2015), Sam Lousi (2015), Sione Lousi (2014), Suaia Matagi (2014), Feleti Mateo (2016), Sam Rapira (2015), Manu Vatuvei (2015)
Off Contract 2013: Alehana Mara, Jerome Ropati, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Sio Siua Taukeiaho

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

2014 Gains: Michael Dobson (Hull Kingston Rovers, 2014), Clint Newton (Penrith Panthers, 2014), Russell Packer (New Zealand Warriors, 2017)
2014 Losses: Danny Buderus (retired), Neville Costigan (Hull Kingston Rovers), Siuatonga Likiliki (Gold Coast Titans), Peter Mata'utia (St George Illawarra Dragons), Kevin Naiqama (Penrith Panthers), Will Smith (Penrith Panthers)
Re-Signed: Adam Clydsdale (2016), David Fa'alogo (2014), Dane Gagai (2015), Matt Hilder (2014), Josh Mantellato (2014), James McManus (2016), Anthony Quinn (2014), Robbie Rochow (2016), Korbin Sims (2015), Timana Tahu (2014), Akuila Uate (2017)
Off Contract 2013: Mitchell Frei, Craig Gower, Rodney Mason, Chris Adams, Ryan Stig, Zane Tetevano, Adrian Davis, Chanel Mata'utia, Chad Redman, Nathan Ross, Paterika Vaivai

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

2014 Gains: Lachlan Coote (Penrith Panthers, 2016), Cameron King (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2015), Hezron Murgha (2015)
2014 Losses: Matt Bowen (Wigan Warriors), Ashley Graham (retired), Chris Grevsmuhl (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Jayden Hodges (Manly Sea Eagles), Dallas Johnson (retired), Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm)
Re-Signed: Scott Bolton (2015), Javid Bowen (2016), Glenn Hall (2014), Patrick Kaufusi (2016), Kane Linnett (2016), Ethan Lowe (2015), Robert Lui (2014), Anthony Mitchell (2014), Michael Morgan (2015), Joel Riethmuller (2015), Zac Santo (2015), Matt Scott (2017), Brent Tate (2014), Johnathan Thurston (2017)
Off Contract 2013: Clint Greenshields, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Blake Leary, Tyson Martin

PARRAMATTA EELS

2014 Gains: Will Hopoate (2015), Justin Hunt (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2016), Lee Mossop (Wigan Warriors, 2016), Corey Norman (Brisbane Broncos, 2016), Nathan Peats (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2016), Brenden Santi (Wests Tigers, 2015)
2014 Losses: Cheyse Blair (Manly Sea Eagles), Reni Maitua (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Jake Mullaney (Salford Red Devils), Pat O'Hanlon (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Re-Signed: Mitchell Allgood (2015), Zach Dockar-Clay (2015), Ken Edwards (2015), Jarryd Hayne (2015), Jacob Loko (2015), Ryan Morgan (2015), Pauli Pauli (2015), Junior Paulo (2016), Kaysa Pritchard (2015), Kelepi Tanginoa (2015), Peni Terepo (2015), Willie Tonga (2015)
Off Contract 2013: Daniel Penese, Semi Radradra, Ben Roberts, Nathan Smith, Vai Toutai, Matt Keating, Taniela Lasalo

PENRITH PANTHERS

2014 Gains:
Luke Capewell (Mid Season: Brisbane Broncos, 2014), Brent Kite (Manly Sea Eagles, 2015), Kevin Naiqama (Newcastle Knights, 2015), Tyrone Peachey (Cronulla Sharks, 2015), Will Smith (Newcastle Knights, 2015), Jamie Soward (London Broncos, 2017), Shaun Spence (Wests Tigers, 2015), Elijah Taylor (New Zealand Warriors, 2016), Peter Wallace (Brisbane Broncos, 2016)
2014 Losses: Blake Austin (Wests Tigers), Lachlan Coote (North Queensland Cowboys), Danny Galea (Widnes Vikings), Mose Masoe (St Helens RLFC), Clint Newton (Newcastle Knights), Travis Robinson (Melbourne Storm), Luke Walsh (St Helens RLFC)
Re-Signed: Adam Docker (2015), Isaac John (2015), Kevin Kingston (2014), Josh Mansour (2014), Matt Moylan (2015), Nigel Plum (2015), James Roberts (2015), David Simmons (2015), Nathan Smith (2014)
Off Contract 2013: Neccrom Areaiiti, Maurice Kennedy, Kane Morgan, Cameron Ciraldo, Geoff Daniela, Tom Eisenhuth

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

2014 Gains:
Chris Grevsmuhl (North Queensland Cowboys, 2014), Joel Reddy (Wests Tigers, 2015)
2014 Losses: Roy Asotasi (Warrington Wolves), Michael Crocker (retired), Andrew Everingham (Japanese rugby), Dylan Farrell (St George Illawarra Dragons), Christian Hazard (Gold Coast Titans), Justin Hunt (Parramatta Eels), Matt King (retired), Nathan Peats (Parramatta Eels), Josh Starling (Manly Sea Eagles)
Re-Signed: George Burgess (2016), Luke Burgess (2015), Thomas Burgess (2015), Bryson Goodwin (2015), Luke Keary (2015), Chris McQueen (2015), John Sutton (2017), Kyle Turner (2015), Dave Tyrrell (2015), Dylan Walker (2016)
Off Contract 2013: Daniel Smith, Shaune Corrigan, Chris Centrone, Apisai Koroisau, Greg Waddell

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

2014 Gains:
Josh Ailaomai (Sydney Roosters, 2014), Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves, 2015), Dylan Farrell (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2016), Matt Groat (Wests Tigers, 2014), Peter Mata'utia (Newcastle Knights, 2015), Joel Thompson (Canberra Raiders, 2016), Gareth Widdop (Melbourne Storm, 2017), Sam Williams (Canberra Raiders, 2015)
2014 Losses: Kayne Brennan (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Matt Cooper (retired), Nathan Fien (retired), Jackson Hastings (Sydney Roosters), Cameron King (North Queensland Cowboys), Matt Prior (Cronulla Sharks), Jamie Soward (Penrith Panthers), Chase Stanley (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Michael Weyman (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Re-Signed: Leeson Ah Mau (2015), Ben Creagh (2016), Josh Dugan (2017), Craig Garvey (2015), Will Matthews (2014), Adam Quinlan (2015), Mitch Rein (2016)
Off Contract 2013: Damien Cook, Harry Siejka, Junior Vaivai, Shannon Wakeman, Jacob Ling, Todd Ryan, Kem Seru, Atelea Vea, Bronx Goodwin, Blake Phillips

SYDNEY ROOSTERS


2014 Gains:
Remi Casty (Catalan Dragons, 2015), Jackson Hastings (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2016), Jonathon Reuben (Canberra Raiders, 2015)
2014 Losses: Josh Ailaomai (St George Illawarra Dragons), Martin Kennedy (Brisbane Broncos)
Re-Signed: Mitchell Aubusson (2016), Daniel Mortimer (2015), Frank-Paul Nuuausala (2015), Mitchell Pearce (2017), Daniel Tupou (2015)
Off Contract 2013: Isaac Liu, Luke O'Donnell, Sonny Bill Williams, Jack Bosden, Adam Henry, Nafe Seluini, Anthony Minichiello, Dean Blackman, Samisoni Langi, Brandon Tago, Henare Wells

WESTS TIGERS

2014 Gains:
Blake Austin (Penrith Panthers, 2015), Dene Halatau (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2015), Keith Lulia (Bradford Bulls, 2015), Cory Paterson (Hull Kingston Rovers, 2014), Pat Richards (Wigan Warriors, 2015), Martin Taupau (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2016)
2014 Losses: Blake Ayshford (Cronulla Sharks), Matt Groat (St George Illawarra Dragons), Benji Marshall (rugby union), Jacob Miller (Hull FC), Eddy Pettybourne (Wigan Warriors), Joel Reddy (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Brenden Santi (Parramatta Eels), Shaun Spence (Penrith Panthers), Lote Tuqiri (rugby union)
Re-Signed: Luke Brooks (2017), Nathan Brown (2016), Michael Bullock (2014), Robbie Farah (2017), Jarred Farlow (2014), Andy Fiagatusa (2015), Asipeli Fine (2014), Liam Fulton (2016), Keith Galloway (2016), James Gavet (2014), Kyle Lovett (2015), Joel Luani (2015), Mitchell Moses (2017), Taqele Naiyaravoro (2015), Kurtis Rowe (2015), Ava Seumanufagai (2014), Tim Simona (2015)
Off Contract 2013: Sitaleki Akauola, Rory Brien, Mosese Pangai, Matt Bell, Masada Iosefa, Sean Meaney, Matt Utai, Josh Davis, Jy Hitchcox, Seffa Silafau
 

Onewarrior

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Jul 10, 2013
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No it doesn't.

It highlights his inability to turn all the talent in the world into results on the field.

2 tries from him this year is a shocking return from a full back.[/quo
Bingo, you are on the money there mate, I for one though hope he stays.
 

edd

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Jun 17, 2013
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Warriors have Fusitua ...who they obviously rate highly and is one year younger.
Then I personally like Solomone Kata - he is undercover but I think is NRL material.

He is a centre but could transition from Wing quite easily.
I wouldnt be suprised if one or both push in to NRL like Laumape did.
Year but Lolohea is the best of them all... He's the one we want to be keeping IMO...
 

Onewarrior

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Jul 10, 2013
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Locke's been carrying injuries all season... Fish hasn't scored one try since he got injured? I'm not sure its a fair criticism..
Of course Fish hasn't scored any tries, he has been out with a serious injury, Locke has been playing, I want him to stay and fight for a starting spot.
 

Onewarrior

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Going to go against the grain here, but I just don't think Locke was every really as good as people make him out to be from his days in the 20's. The things he did in the NYC don't translate to first grade.

He doesn't have the full skills a fullback in the NRL requires IMO and same goes of an NRL half. When I look at him play he just reminds me of a modern day Hohaia. Has so many great attributes but they just don't fit right into a singe position.
He may be the perfect 14, like Hohaia, who added a lot to the team.
 

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he was very good in 2011. edd posted the much posted u20 try from his days there last week, its kind of sad he hasnt produced anything like that in recent years and if anything his pace looks down and hes playing in the line more.

Very good yes, but IMO not exceptional. If he tried that U20's try in first grade he'd be burnt at the stake by fans if it didn't come off and it's such a low percentage play in first grade it probably wouldn't come off.
 

Hadyn

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May 3, 2013
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Going to go against the grain here, but I just don't think Locke was every really as good as people make him out to be from his days in the 20's. The things he did in the NYC don't translate to first grade.

He doesn't have the full skills a fullback in the NRL requires IMO and same goes of an NRL half. When I look at him play he just reminds me of a modern day Hohaia. Has so many great attributes but they just don't fit right into a singe position.
For me the number one problem for Locke is that his attitude/application on the field is not consistent enough standard to be a top ranking fullback.When he is on he is as devastating as anybody,we just don't see it enough.Same goes for Packer and because of that Warriors fans need not worry that he will come back and "haunt us" like some fans seem to be worried about.My pick is that he won't see out the four years of his Knights contract and will be last seen heading up to Northern England never to be heard of again.
 

Inruin

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Has Will Hopoate signed with anyone yet?
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Hopoate has signed for the Eels for a rumoured $800k per season (according to the all knowing - but often wrong - Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hopoate )
My brother served his mission with Will and he is definitely going to be at the Eels next year. The Eels have been paying a nutritionist to monitor his diet, about the only thing the club is allowed by the Mormon church to do. He hasnt been training so Im not sure how fit he'll be. Think he's finished his mission or will do soon.

To go off topic a bit my brother also said that old man John is about the most humble man you could meet and he's nothing like his on field persona.

Cant see it myself...
 

Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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My brother served his mission with Will and he is definitely going to be at the Eels next year. The Eels have been paying a nutritionist to monitor his diet, about the only thing the club is allowed by the Mormon church to do. He hasnt been training so Im not sure how fit he'll be. Think he's finished his mission or will do soon.

To go off topic a bit my brother also said that old man John is about the most humble man you could meet and he's nothing like his on field persona.

Cant see it myself...
Practicing Mormons are very clean living people , everyones heard they don't drink / smoke / no coffee and tea etc......but Ironically the biggest addiction Mormons are inclined toward is eating in the same way Drug pigs would smoke a few ounces and do a few grams.

Seriously been to many a Mormon feed in my time and they go at it like it's crack lol

Good Idea Will Hopoate having a dietician , I got plenty of Mormon family and they tell me that eating properly is part of the beliefs too but as they talk the roast pork fat hangs thick on their breath.
 

Ryan

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Apr 10, 2012
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...and they tell me that eating properly is part of the beliefs too but as they talk the roast pork fat hangs thick on their breath.
I grew up in a Mormon household and this is dead true. Their guidelines for eating (among other things) is known as the Word of Wisdom. I laugh when I've seen so many of them bend the eating part but are super strict with the rest (caffeine, tobacco, etc.).
 

Hitman82

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As much as I dislike the Broncos, I'd love to see the eyes picked out of the Storm. Smith is very durable for 31 and likely has 3 good years left in him.

I hope smith finishes his career at the storm- always good to see a guy spend his career at one club- even if it is for a club I hate.
The one club man is a dying breed.
 
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Hitman82

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I hope smith finishes his career at the storm- always good to see a guy spend his career at one club- even if it is for a club I hate.
The one club man is a dying breed.

I see your view point, for sure. It would be like when Jones left us - fucking horrible.
 
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Far North Forever

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In the Canberra Times it was reported that the Raiders were going hard for Locke to cover the expected loss of Milford but were told by the Warriors that Locke was now off limits for 2014, so the Raiders are going to make Milford stay until end of next year.
 
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