Recruitment NRL Rumoured Player Movements, Re-signings and Rumour Mill 2017/2018

snake77

snake77

It will be interesting to see how the Sharks go without Maloney guiding them around the field. Sure Townsend has probably grown as a player playing alongside Maloney but he'd still be tough to replace. That is assuming they go with Townsend/Moylan in the halves as on NRL 360 they said Moylan wants to play in the halves but they may play him at fullback and buy a half maybe Pearce. They already have Holmes and Dugan as fullback options. Another Sydney club with great accountants.

The line about being singled out about dropping training standards is interesting. Sure he thinks it wasn't only him but he was the club captain so either he wasn't training too hard himself or wasn't acting like a leader and getting into the guys himself as the captain.
 
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Tedster

Tedster

MBye off to the tigers next year - dont forget to shut the door on your way out teletubby.

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BiggerD

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MBye off to the tigers next year - dont forget to shut the door on your way out teletubby.

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He wont be the first to leave the Bulldogs

Rumours are, the Dogs are in Big strife with salary cap issue & cannot sign any marquee players till 2021

Aaron Woods , Greg Eastwood and the Morris twins. may be offloaded soon
 
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razzrillinger

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Good signing by the Tigers.

The thing clubs need to realise is that if no other clubs would match or better what you're paying your players, you're paying too much.
 
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Tedster

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He wont be the first to leave the Bulldogs

Rumours are, the Dogs are in Big strife with salary cap issue & cannot sign any marquee players till 2021

Aaron Woods , Greg Eastwood and the Morris twins. may be offloaded soon
Wouldn't it be ironic for Woods to go back to the tiggers, although i heard that he'd made his decision to leave before Cleary appointed otherwise possibly could have stayed. Not sure if thats true or not. :)
 
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tajhay

tajhay

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Wouldn't it be ironic for Woods to go back to the tiggers, although i heard that he'd made his decision to leave before Cleary appointed otherwise possibly could have stayed. Not sure if thats true or not. :)
Dogs are currently reported to be paying a portion of 5 players contracts despite them playing elsewhere. Even Mbye's first two years at Tigers is supposed to be subsidised by dogs at the tune of 150k per year. Itd be hilarious if woods goes back to Tigers and dogs subsidise his return.
 
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Tim burgess

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The dogs will come out this situation a lot stronger. Losing Mybe is a blow but the Woods and Eastwood are not really delivering full value, hence can easily be
replaced by some good juniors.

It demonstrates the poor Job Rene Castle and Hasler did managing the salary cap.
 
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warriors4eva

He wont be the first to leave the Bulldogs

Rumours are, the Dogs are in Big strife with salary cap issue & cannot sign any marquee players till 2021

Aaron Woods , Greg Eastwood and the Morris twins. may be offloaded soon

please dont let us be in the market for those 4 guys !!.....3 of them there best days are behind them and woods i just dont rate, not since Dora cut his hair hahahahaha
 
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Juju

Money reporting that the Dogs are trying to get Foran medically retired.
Meaning he doesn't play - gets his full contract, but doesn't count to the cap.
Brutal - but will most likely be turned down I would say.
 
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razzrillinger

razzrillinger

Money reporting that the Dogs are trying to get Foran medically retired.
Meaning he doesn't play - gets his full contract, but doesn't count to the cap.
Brutal - but will most likely be turned down I would say.

He was basically medically retired last year, can we get some money back?
 
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Billy Teets James

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He was basically medically retired last year, can we get some money back?

Man, As much as I hated him using us as a departure lounge for a year.
I hope he handles this mentally. We know he was suicidal for a while there. Would hate for him to fall back into that mind set.
 
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snake77

snake77

Money reporting that the Dogs are trying to get Foran medically retired.
Meaning he doesn't play - gets his full contract, but doesn't count to the cap.
Brutal - but will most likely be turned down I would say.
They will be looking at some big decisions to try and free up some cap space. They got themselves in the situation with back ended deals now need to find away out of it or face some years at the bottom of the table. The high profile clubs often overspend or need to move someone on and things work out for them.

The last I heard (Dean Pay on NRL 360) Foran had an injured foot. To be medically retired you would expect it would need to go back to his other long term injuries like his shoulder.

He has also been playing recently so it looks more like a way to get some cap space..
 
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razzrillinger

razzrillinger

Crazy that the Bulldogs have the money to pay out his contract in full without playing any more games, just to relieve cap pressure.

Pokies eh
 
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Run_it_str8

Run_it_str8

Foran will not be short of money even if he can't be medically retired.

Think he'd benefit from a change of career anyway.
 
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Ozwarrior

Ozwarrior

Kieran Foran sensationally pushed into retirement

CANTERBURY has reportedly made a dramatic move to end the career of superstar recruit Kieran Foran.

The injured playmaker joined the Bulldogs ahead of the 2018 season on a three-year deal reportedly worth $1 million per-year — but his form slump has mirrored the club’s disastrous 2018 campaign.

With star forward Aaron Woods and Moses Mbye already out the door — perhaps even in the next two weeks — the club has reached a new low point with its attempt to push Foran into retirement.

The former premiership winner with the Sea Eagles will celebrate his 28th birthday next week on June 21 — and he may be celebrating as a retired footballer, according to Wide World of Sports.

The report claims the Bulldogs have applied to the NRL to have Foran’s salary exempt from the cap if it is ruled that his retirement is a medical necessity.

NRL salary cap rules will allow Foran’s significant salary to be removed from the cap for the remainder of his deal until the end of 2020 — if it is proven his retirement is purely prompted by his ongoing injuries.

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Kieran Foran might be done.Source:Getty Images

The Kiwi international has missed the past two games for the Dogs with a toe injury, but he has reportedly also been trying to manage an ongoing neck injury and will miss another month of football.

Foran’s premature retirement would allow the Bulldogs to have some salary cap freedom for 2019 season.

With the club in the middle of a painful salary cap crunch, Canterbury has pulled the same move Parramatta made when Anthony Watmough was given the all clear to retire for medical reasons while continuing to receive his full salary — paid outside the salary cap.

The Bulldogs have already accepted that star twins Brett Morris and Josh Morris will be forced to find a new home at the end of the season, while Woods is reportedly set to make a move to Cronulla before the June 30 recruitment deadline.

Moses Mbye, who has been one of the Bulldogs’ few players to find red-hot form this season, has already signed with the Wests Tigers on a four-year-deal beginning in 2019.

The Tigers are reportedly still negotiating with the Bulldogs over a deal that would allow Mbye to also move to the Tigers before June 30.

Mbye has previously declared it is not his preference to desert his teammates in the middle of the season, but will make the move if the Dogs and Tigers can strike a deal in the next two weeks.

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Moses Mbye is in limbo.Source:Supplied

The Dogs No. 1 signed a four-year Tigers deal from 2019 but had not ruled out the possibility of a move to the joint venture before the June 30 deadline. However, Mbye said he felt duty bound to provide a fitting finish to his stint for a club that handed him his NRL debut five seasons ago.

Mbye, 24, was forced out of the Bulldogs due to the club’s ongoing salary cap woes.

Asked about a mid-season switch, Mbye told Fox Sports’ Queenslanders Only: “It’s the NRL, anything can happen but I am at the Dogs this week. “I am looking forward to finishing the year with the boys.

“I think it is important how you leave a club as well.

“I want to go out without burning any bridges or upsetting anyone. I think the boys deserve that.” Moving out of Belmore would be tempting for Mbye after Canterbury lost their 10th game of the year last round to relegate them to 15th on the ladder, equal on wins with dead last Parramatta.

And the Tigers are in need of a full-time fullback.

“At the moment the plan is to play fullback but I have only had very brief conversations with (Tigers coach) Ivan (Cleary),” Mbye said of his Tigers role. “Obviously I still have commitments at the Bulldogs and we haven’t really gone into that (at the Tigers).” The Bulldogs host Gold Coast on Saturday before the representative round, ensuring any switch to the Tigers would need to happen before Canterbury’s June 30 trip to Newcastle.

— with AAP

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BiggerD

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By letting him go the Warriors dodged a bullet with Mr Foran.
I noticed the Dogs where playing better without him against the Saints last week.
 
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brightman

brightman

I hope he handles this mentally. We know he was suicidal for a while there. Would hate for him to fall back into that mind set.
Have you seen his missus, no way he gets depressed now. Just drop some Viagra, chase it with some Red Bull and sleeping pills and show her the ol' warriors way..

And if he needs some support, Koni will be watching from the corner prepping the video session..
 
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razzrillinger

razzrillinger

The NRL should never have approved the signings of Woods or Foran to start with.
 
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Wellington Warrior

Wellington Warrior

Medical retirement absolutely stinks if approved. He’s been playing fine (not well...but fine).. but is injured wih a sore toe!!

Seems a bit convenient to get them out of the mess they are in... with uncle Todd the former Bulldogs CEO to help them out.
 
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