Rumour Warriors Player Movements, Re-signings, And Rumour Mill: 2013

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This thread is for Warriors-related player movements, re-signings and rumours.

Feel free to post your thoughts and reactions to posted rumours, movements and re-signings.

Any extended discussion which does not directly relate to the above will be moved or deleted.

Any totally off-topic banter will be deleted.

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Similar to the NRL rumour section, all Warriors related player movements, re-signings and rumours to go here.

Obviously if there is a major announcement or big news that deserves it's own thread then go for it, otherwise chuck everything else in here.

We'll also update this OP with contract statuses and we can edit it as things change.

Updated 02-10-13

Current squad / Year contract expires:

Feleti Mateo 2016
Sam Rapira 2015

Sam Lousi 2015
Ngani Laumape 2015
Manu Vatuvei 2015

Shaun Johnson 2015
Glen Fisiiahi 2015

Ben Henry 2015
Konrad Hurrell 2015
Simon Mannering 2015
Ben Matulino 2015
Dane Nielsen 2015
Thomas Leuluai 2015
Dominique Peyroux 2015

Nathan Friend 2014
Kevin Locke 2014
Sione Lousi 2014
Suaia Matagi 2014
Charlie Gubb 2014
Pita Godinet 2014
David Bhana 2014
Albert Vete 2014
Siliva Havili 2014
Raymond Faitala-Mariner 2014

Jacob Lillyman 2014
John Palavi 2014
Todd Lowrie 2014
Jerome Ropati 2013
Carlos Tuimavavae 2013 (unconfirmed)

Sebastine Ikahihifo Contract length unknown


Contractual status unknown:

Atelea Nafetali
Atu Tupou
Nathaniel Peteru
Siulongua Fotofili
Jethro Friend


*If anybody has updates to this list, please post in this thread. Will add the Vulcans and Under 20s squads when they are available.

New Signings for 2014: (First Grade)

Sam Tomkins (Fullback / Halfback / Stand-off - Wigan ESL) 2016
Jayson Bukuya (Second Row/Lock/Centre - Cronulla Sharks) 2015
Chad Townsend (Halfback/Standoff - Cronulla Sharks) 2015


New Signings for 2014: (Toyota Cup)

Jordan Baldwinson (Prop/Second Row - Leeds Rhinos) 2014 (option for 2015)
Mason Tonks (Second Row - Leeds Rhinos) 2014 (option for 2015)

Losses for 2014:

Elijah Taylor 2013 - Contracted to Penrith from 2014
Bill Tupou 2014- Released June 25 2013
Harry Siejka 2014 - Released June 12 2013

Alehana Mara 2013 - Will not be re-signed for 2014
Steve Rapira 2013 - Contracted to Salford from 2014
Sio Siua Taukeiaho - Released 26 September 2013
Russell Packer - Released 2 October 2013
 
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ToiletDuck

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Sorry this has already been touched upon elsewhere on the forum, but Elliot apparently wants Timana Tahu for 2014 if he doesn't re-sign with the Knights.

The Dragons are also apparently keen on Mateo.

Link at SMH.
 

mt.wellington

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Timana Tahu. If he comes over for $100K then cool. He's a class act thats had more experiance then probably any centre/wing in the game to date. I'd only want him for that though. Be great for our young centres and wingers coming through. Of course he's not going to accept $100K so I say no way!

Feleti Mateo. Two words. God. No!!!

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Forget about Tahu, Taylor, Manu, etc... Re-sign Locke and Mateo first, then play the field...
 
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I'd take Mara over Waddell any day. Strictly as a hooker I'd rate him over godinet but if your looking at someone to come off the bench godinets utility value gives him an edge.
The things I do like about Waddell is he defends above his weight, has a bit of a kicking game, has played a fair bit of first grade and will come very cheap- don't rate his distribution or running game tho.
Canberra picked buttris over him who is mud and the knights don't really have a back up after buderus but still didn't offer him a contract despite trialling him.
If it's life after friend we are looking at I think Kurt baptiste may have been a better target- very good young hooker and I noticed he didn't make the broncos squad for this trial, still only 21 but stuck behind some quality players.
If the club thinks we need more depth at hooker for this year fair enough but this makes me wonder about friends recovery
 
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I'd take Mara over Waddell any day. Strictly as a hooker I'd rate him over godinet but if your looking at someone to come off the bench godinets utility value gives him an edge.
The things I do like about Waddell is he defends above his weight, has a bit of a kicking game, has played a fair bit of first grade and will come very cheap- don't rate his distribution or running game tho.
Canberra picked buttris over him who is mud and the knights don't really have a back up after buderus but still didn't offer him a contract despite trialling him.
If it's life after friend we are looking at I think Kurt baptiste may have been a better target- very good young hooker and I noticed he didn't make the broncos squad for this trial, still only 21 but stuck behind some quality players.
If the club thinks we need more depth at hooker for this year fair enough but this makes me wonder about friends recovery
Good call "D".Surely just a depth issue but like you i'm not sure if we will see Friend again a la Steve Price.Those Bronco youngsters like Baptiste are pretty loyal and hes only an injury away from the 17.
 
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Timana Tahu. If he comes over for $100K then cool. He's a class act thats had more experiance then probably any centre/wing in the game to date. I'd only want him for that though. Be great for our young centres and wingers coming through. Of course he's not going to accept $100K so I say no way!

Feleti Mateo. Two words. God. No!!!


Forget about Tahu, Taylor, Manu, etc... Re-sign Locke and Mateo first, then play the field...


Totally agree.
 
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Why is everyone rate mateo so highly? personally yes i think he is a good player with obvious downfalls of crap passes/offloads etc. But when you are talking about paying him over 300 k a year? surely we can get better for that price?
Would I be wrong in saying its just us being paranoid of being left with no ball playing back rowers again? haha
 
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Why is everyone rate mateo so highly? personally yes i think he is a good player with obvious downfalls of crap passes/offloads etc. But when you are talking about paying him over 300 k a year? surely we can get better for that price?
Would I be wrong in saying its just us being paranoid of being left with no ball playing back rowers again? haha
He just needs one game to find his mojo. We all know what he can do. He will get there. His experience is vital to for the young 2nd rowers at the club. See what he decides.
 
Very strange goings on when it comes to the hooking department

Nafe Seluini, not wanted here but was a star at 20's level
Aaron Heremaia, converted half
Lance Hohaia, converted half/fullback
Pita Godinet, makeshift/cover
Alehana Mara, under utilized,hesitant to use him
Nathan Friend, solid but injury prone recently
Elijah Taylor, another makeshift

Now talk of Travis Waddell being purchased, talk about disaster city in a crucial position, Havili and Bishop take note, you may do well in 20's but it don't mean nothing in top grade
 
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Very strange goings on when it comes to the hooking department

Nafe Seluini, not wanted here but was a star at 20's level
Aaron Heremaia, converted half
Lance Hohaia, converted half/fullback
Pita Godinet, makeshift/cover
Alehana Mara, under utilized,hesitant to use him
Nathan Friend, solid but injury prone recently
Elijah Taylor, another makeshift

Now talk of Travis Waddell being purchased, talk about disaster city in a crucial position, Havili and Bishop take note, you may do well in 20's but it don't mean nothing in top grade
Yeah I alluded to the same point in another thread...somewhere around here.....about the way the Warriors sit on their rough diamonds and promote players based on personality which fit with their mission statement.
I'm guessing it is a corporate lead mentality within the club.....pets get promoted , people who know how to communicate their value......raw talent is a lesser quality.
i wonder how many players they kill off in the long term by placing NRL experience and personality fit within the playing group over taking a gamble and developing these guys.
The Warriors lack balls. They treat hooker as a slot to find room for their favorites instead of having the guts to put a Lance Hohaia back to the Vulcans when they are over loaded with halves.
 
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Yeah I alluded to the same point in another thread...somewhere around here.....about the way the Warriors sit on their rough diamonds and promote players based on personality which fit with their mission statement.
I'm guessing it is a corporate lead mentality within the club.....pets get promoted , people who know how to communicate their value......raw talent is a lesser quality.
i wonder how many players they kill off in the long term by placing NRL experience and personality fit within the playing group over taking a gamble and developing these guys.
The Warriors lack balls. They treat hooker as a slot to find room for their favorites instead of having the guts to put a Lance Hohaia back to the Vulcans when they are over loaded with halves.

Throw Ian Henderson in with those names and Lewis Brown was playing at hooker during parts of last season so I don't know wtf management is on when it comes to that position, pretty outraegous mindsets if you ask me. Your right in that it's held a couple of players back mainly Seluini and Mara who are specialists hookers were both key players at 20's level but haven't gained much first grade action on a consistent basis, either out of favour or cameo 10/15 bursts off the bench.
 
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Its a No from me to Travis Waddell.
Just think Mara and Godinet have a lot more to offer.
Would sign him for depth only and only if he is cheap.
 
i think Dean Bell is going to have a very busy year...

with us being so far under the salary cap and the squad not changing a hell of alot since last years disapointment, i hope the cheque book is coming out for 2014...i think this year, mid table, end of the year, spend up large.....the salary cap is there to be used, you dont get a pak n save voucher for not spending it !!!
 
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just tweeted the RLW mole asking if he knew anything about mateo and where he might sign. he said nothing in the works but he has told the warriors he wants to stay. guess not really huge news
 
Well please tweet the Mole again and ask what the hell is happening to NRL coverage in NZ:(
 
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Tell puppy not to panic Janfin - all will be well - I think - won't it ? - of course it will, ther's a whole week to go - oh sheete !!
 
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