General Rumour!! Renee Ranger has signed for Warriors

zarjaz_old

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hmm, what was the word on Nightingale? definitely leaving the Dragons? Already signed to someone else??
1. Locke
2. Nightingale
3. Hurrell
4. Ropo
5. Vatuvei
6. Leuluai (Foran??)
7. Johnson
Forwards. The Usual Suspects
 

Buck777_old

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Ranger on TV3 tonight adds fuel to the fire that he could be a warrior. He said something like ' they've signed a few new players & it's in the back of my mind'.
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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Ranger on TV3 tonight adds fuel to the fire that he could be a warrior. He said something like ' they've signed a few new players & it's in the back of my mind'.

He said he'd heard they were chasing other players but it was in the back of his mind.

They've sounded him out before, about 2 years ago. it's not going to happen right now I'm sorry.
 

Buck777_old

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They've sounded him out before, about 2 years ago. it's not going to happen right now I'm sorry.

No need to apologize. Still in the rumour category, but 2 things that I take from it is they (ranger and the warriors) seemed to have had some discussion, and I'm staring to think that they mightn't replace Ropati next year. Ranger would be a good fit. But, as my mate at work constantly tells me, he's never really played league at a high level so is still a risk. Maybe that's the attitude the Warriors are taking too with him.
 

slaughterhouse.sa_old

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No need to apologize. Still in the rumour category, but 2 things that I take from it is they (ranger and the warriors) seemed to have had some discussion, and I'm staring to think that they mightn't replace Ropati next year. Ranger would be a good fit. But, as my mate at work constantly tells me, he's never really played league at a high level so is still a risk. Maybe that's the attitude the Warriors are taking too with him.

Well Ropati would be more a risk imo
He has been injured, out of form and is older now
 

Chch fan_old

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If they are worried about Krisnan"s attitude towards training from what I hear Ranger would be a backwards step. If we were going to try and make a centre I would like to see DJ get a go there in the Vulcans. He has good distrubution, is underrated and his quicker than a lot of people realise. Size is there just have to teach his a bit of D and he might go alright. Has a great work ethic and by all accounts has a great attitude.

You would have to think Ropo's half gone unless he has a drastic change in form which is possible if he's still struggling with injury.
So if he goes we have to look at buying some esort of experienced option at centre has most of our other opttions won't be at their best by the start of next season. As far as this year goes once Luck is back Taylor may be a better option than Benry.
 
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mtdcaeks_old

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If they are worried about Krisnan"s attitude towards training from what I hear Ranger would be a backwards step.

Nah we are only purchasing him to team up with Krisnan in the Vulcans

Ropati and Benry are still our best options
 

playdaball_old

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I saw the ex Te Atatu Rooster, James O'Connor, run around Ranger last night in the Blues loss to the Rebels.
 

Tyrael_old

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I saw the ex Te Atatu Rooster, James O'Connor, run around Ranger last night in the Blues loss to the Rebels.

Don't treat one off events like that is always how they happen. The Blues are rubbish and everyone looks bad.

I can tell you straight up that Ranger is a better player than half of NRL players going around at the moment.

i really hope we sign him up...wonder if we can poach him mid season
 

Northern_Union

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If he isn't playing NRL how can Ranger be better than half of them? That being said i do think Ranger would be one of the current All Blacks that could make an impact in the NRL.
 

Tyrael_old

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If he isn't playing NRL how can Ranger be better than half of them? That being said i do think Ranger would be one of the current All Blacks that could make an impact in the NRL.

You make a valid point. However I don't play u12 cricket or cricket at all, I can safely claim I am better than 50% of those u12 players.

Yeah extreme example =P
 

surfin_old

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You make a valid point. However I don't play u12 cricket or cricket at all, I can safely claim I am better than 50% of those u12 players.

Yeah extreme example =P

I don't even watch cricket but I'm guessing you could say we're both probably better than 50% of the Black Caps.
 

slaughterhouse.sa_old

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yeah, 27 makes him really old...

are you retarded I said older...

Point being the last time he really strung some quality games together and was in good form in 2008

He has suffered some bad injuries, bad knees but maybe even worse bad hammys.

He is now older so less likely to bounce back.....so to resign Ropati - Would be a huger risk with little reward.

I.e Even in his prime he wasnt that good