He has the tools... but....
As we are seeing with Hurrell (who shares some qualities with Ranger) the lack of space and depth in a 1st grade NRL game is very different to NYC and in this case Pooper Rugby.
I'm not convinced about Hurrell yet either and it's simply because I'm not sure his tools suit the game at the top level, standing starts and lack of quick ball in space.
Hasn't he had legal issues and (i could be wrong) domestic abuse issues?
Not sure the Warriors would be keen on that?
If he comes it would make me happy, but yeah, gotta be pragmatic.
Ranger, 25, is charged with two counts of injuring with intent after an incident which left a man unconscious outside the Mangawhai Tavern in August, 2009.
Whoa whoa whoa!
Domestic abuse is a pretty strong thing to be throwing around. A quick google search would've shown you that it was for knocking a bloke out at a pub in Northland in an old fashioned scrap.
Not that big of a deal to me TBH, certainly not up there with smashing up his missus.