Rumour NRL Rumoured Player Movements, Re-signings and Rumour Mill 2019/2020

playdaball

Heritage Member
Apr 23, 2012
1,851
Looks like kayal iro has signed with Newcastle. He looked the goods. Any more info on this guy? Tony’s kid isn’t he?
Another good rookie player gone? This is a shame - he was a nice, rounded kid too.
 

Blain

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 18, 2012
2,046
Wellington
Anyone finding the Latrell drama at Roosters similar to the SJ at Warriors.

- both hot and cold, but when hot they are awesome
- genuine gamebreakers and matchwinners
- both wanted more $$$ and longer term security

Now let's look at how each club handled it.
- SJ wants release from final year and gets it on spot.
- Roosters withdraw final offer and make it known he can be released from his final year if a club pays something for his final year.

Exact same thing Tigers are doing with Matterson too.
Yeah pretty similar with SJ and Mitchell, probably similar values too. Matterson is completely different, he's 1 year into a 3 year deal. He want's an instant upgrade to his current deal. Tigers have said no, he's packed a sad. It's bullshit players do this, they can't say to Reynolds "Hey give us back $500k a season on your deal, because you haven't earned it." No honor or respect from this guy or his manager.
 

bangbros18

1st Grade Fringe
May 20, 2019
805
Another good rookie player gone? This is a shame - he was a nice, rounded kid too.
Maybe Peter O'Sullivan knew he wasn't worth keeping?
Yeah pretty similar with SJ and Mitchell, probably similar values too. Matterson is completely different, he's 1 year into a 3 year deal. He want's an instant upgrade to his current deal. Tigers have said no, he's packed a sad. It's bullshit players do this, they can't say to Reynolds "Hey give us back $500k a season on your deal, because you haven't earned it." No honor or respect from this guy or his manager.
I think then it should be standard in a nrl contract to terminate if a player isn't playing to that value as well! I mean it's easy for them to opt out, but when they aren't pulling their weight it's hard to cut them without having to pay them out!
 

fizurg

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
1,563
hamilton
Yeah pretty similar with SJ and Mitchell, probably similar values too. Matterson is completely different, he's 1 year into a 3 year deal. He want's an instant upgrade to his current deal. Tigers have said no, he's packed a sad. It's bullshit players do this, they can't say to Reynolds "Hey give us back $500k a season on your deal, because you haven't earned it." No honor or respect from this guy or his manager.
Players get tapped on the shoulder and asked to leave all the time.
it was the Tigers that tried to force Farrah out.
 
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Blain

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 18, 2012
2,046
Wellington
There are ways clubs can force player out, but they can't cancel a contract without agreeing it mutually. And players that leave on lesser contracts are topped up by their old clubs anyway. They can't lose financially. Players can just play like crap and be a pain in the arse, so clubs have to let them go. There are instances of clubs dropping guys to reserve grade to make them leave, but some like Packer don't give a shit, $600k to play reserve grade isn't that bad IMO..
 
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bruce

Warriors 1st Grader
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Sep 1, 2015
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There are instances of clubs dropping guys to reserve grade to make them leave, but some like Packer don't give a shit, $600k to play reserve grade isn't that bad IMO..
Didn't worry Rusty, but a lot of the Poly boys wouldn't like the shame
 

tajhay

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Mar 30, 2012
9,543
Sydney
Lachlan Lewis re-signed with bulldogs for $150K
Not quite. He was on 150k for 2020. He re-signed for another year and that includes an upgrade on his contract for 2020.

Would be interesting to hear what his new contract is worth. Probably far less than what Dylan Brown wanted from us before playing first grade. Lewis is far superior in every facet to Brown.
 

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