Rumour Warriors Recruitment Discussion and Rumour Mill - 2015

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Warriors Recruitment and Rumour discussion continues in this thread from https://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/warriors-recruitment-discussion-and-rumour-mill-2014.37344/.

So far in 2015, the Warriors have publicly approached the following players for 2015/2016 seasons. Status are as follows:

Updated 22/1/15

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Isaac Luke - Resigned with Souths
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Ryan Hoffman - Signed for 3 years
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Matt Allwood - Signed for 3 Years
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Bodene Thompson - Signed for 3 Years
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Peta Hiku - Resigned with Manly.
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Josh Hoffman - Signed for 3 years with Titans.
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Sam Moa - Resigned with Roosters.
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Mose Masoe - Staying with St Helens
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Jonathan Wright - Signed for 1 Year (Source: Penpal which hours later turned out to be correct)
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Gerard Beale - Off to the Sharks. Not even talking to the Warriors (Correctly predicted by Jah Jah )

Latest Rumours (updated with source links where possible)
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Steve Matai - Asked for an immediate release from his Manly contract (Aussie media) with Warriors or Titans likely destination. Titans denying interest.
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Trent Merrin - Offered big deal by Warriors from 2016 onwards (Aussie media). Unlikely to want to leave Australia because of partner's career. Multiple other clubs also chasing him.
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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - Reportedly being pursued by Warriors (media).
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Steve Matai - Likely to resign with Manly (Source: Horriors2014 Horriors2014 ).
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Keiran Foran - Supposedly signed with us. To be announced after 4Nations (Source: ajofbrisbane ajofbrisbane ). Update: Still no word on Foran other than constant rumours, including a possible 1.6 mill x 4 year deal. Also linked with Eels.
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Keiran Foran - Weighing up an offer "around 2m per season" (Source: Iron Lion )
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2 Possible Superleague signings (Source: Iron Lion )
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Lewis Brown homesick and wants to come back to Warriors (Source: Magic Stick Magic Stick )
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Warriors talking to Tigers players Ava Seumanufagai and Matthew Lodge (Source: Iron Lion )
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Warriors could be interested in Kirisome Auva who has an option to opt out of his contract with South Sydney for the 2015 season (Source: NZHerald)

* Im sure there have been others, that we were publicly linked to or otherwise. Please message below so i can add to the list.

As always take the rumours posted here with a grain of salt until proven otherwise/confirmed.
 
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Warriors Recruitment and Rumour discussion continues in this thread from https://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/warriors-recruitment-discussion-and-rumour-mill-2014.37344/.

So far in 2014, the Warriors have publicly approached the following players for 2015/2016 seasons. Status are as follows:

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Isaac Luke - Resigned with Souths
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Ryan Hoffman - Signed for 3 years
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Matt Allwood - Signed for 3 Years
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Bodene Thompson - Signed for 3 Years
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Peta Hiku - Resigned with Manly.
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Josh Hfffman - Signed for 3 years with Titans.
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Sam Moa - Resigned with Roosters.
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Mose Masoe - Staying with St Helens

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Steve Matai - Likely to resign with Manly
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Keiran Foran - Signed for 2015. Likely to be on the market for 2016.
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Gerard Beale - Status Unknown. Chased by the Warriors amongst other NRL clubs.

Thanks Tajhay for posting the list.

That is a world class list of targets Including Props and hookers.

People keep posting ' we need a big prop' with every signing announcement when in actuality the Warriors have had a go ( When Sam Kassiono came up for market we went for him too ) and the reality is we are lucky to get any player really because we are like Canberra.....we are a destination most NRL players Shudder / laugh at.
 
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Thanks Tajhay for posting the list.

That is a world class list of targets Including Props and hookers.

People keep posting ' we need a big prop' with every signing announcement when in actuality the Warriors have had a go ( When Sam Kassiono came up for market we went for him too ) and the reality is we are lucky to get any player really because we are like Canberra.....we are a destination most NRL players laugh at.

Yes in NZ the weather sux and the chicks are bigger than Sam Kasiano but in Canberra your captain is Terry Campese and your coach is Ricki Stuart, that's pretty much the equivalent to an STD!
 
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That's a good list of targets. We could take the Ricky Stuart positivity view on it and that they didn't sign with us but they re-signed with their current clubs.

Good day to start a new recruitment thread with it being the first day of pre season where all teams are thinking positive for the new season.

That question mark for Foran should read. Club is interested in him like many other clubs, speculation rising after drunken tweet by club owner.

Hopefully this thread is a bit more successful then the last one. Otherwise talk to you all in about 185 pages from now.
 
Warriors Recruitment and Rumour discussion continues in this thread from https://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/warriors-recruitment-discussion-and-rumour-mill-2014.37344/.

So far in 2014, the Warriors have publicly approached the following players for 2015/2016 seasons. Status are as follows:

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Isaac Luke - Resigned with Souths
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Ryan Hoffman - Signed for 3 years
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Matt Allwood - Signed for 3 Years
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Bodene Thompson - Signed for 3 Years
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Peta Hiku - Resigned with Manly.
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Josh Hoffman - Signed for 3 years with Titans.
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Sam Moa - Resigned with Roosters.
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Mose Masoe - Staying with St Helens

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Steve Matai - Likely to resign with Manly (Source: Horriors2014 Horriors2014 )
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Keiran Foran - Supposedly signed with us. To be announced after 4Nations (Source: ajofbrisbane ajofbrisbane )
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Gerard Beale - Status Unknown. Chased by the Warriors amongst other NRL clubs.

* Im sure there have been others, that we were publicly linked to or otherwise. Please message below so i can add to the list.

Quality list, but unless we pick up one of the elite level players on it, you'd have to say our strike rate has been fairly poor.

Less forwards on there than I'd like to see. We should be targeting a couple of the better fringe NRL props and some ESL props too... whether contracted or not. I'm sure there'd be some peasant-poor ESL club keen to offload us an experienced brute for a couple hundred k release fee.

Also, link to current roster:

https://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/warriors-player-roster-and-recruitment-news-2014.37345/

Corrections welcome and encouraged.
 
He re-signed with Warrington for a few more years recently. Saw an article about him recently so was keen to see how he'd go in this tournament.

He would be a great addition to our squad. But don't think we could pry him away from Warrington.
 
Penn has come out and said the club will throw 6.6 million of cap to sign DCE and FORAN long term before xmas. To me it looks like a attempt to save face with members i don't see how it could possibly be feasible to even entertain that commitment let alone the fact the Foran doesnt like DCE. I think he will leave the club the only question is where and i bet it is to the warriors.
 
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Penn has come out and said the club will throw 6.6 million of cap to sign DCE and FORAN long term before xmas. To me it looks like a attempt to save face with members i don't see how it could possibly be feasible to even entertain that commitment let alone the fact the Foran doesnt like DCE. I think he will leave the club the only question is where and i bet it is to the warriors.
As I said in the old thread. They offered Foran the Million bucks he wanted. He's staying put. From the sounds of it, we may have lost out on all our attempts. Unless we're going all out for a super league star the shop might be shut?
 
tad off topic but i remember a big bloke running around in Bartercard for an Auckland club some years back
forgot the name & club ... of Samoan or Tongan ethnicity....all i remember commentators reffering to him as the Chooo chooo train

man could he get around the park & make his tackles for his size & had some endurance~played prop......always gained good meters...

anyone recall this guy?..just wondering what happened to him,seems another who fell by the wayside in terms of talent & potential
 
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Penn has come out and said the club will throw 6.6 million of cap to sign DCE and FORAN long term before xmas. To me it looks like a attempt to save face with members i don't see how it could possibly be feasible to even entertain that commitment let alone the fact the Foran doesnt like DCE. I think he will leave the club the only question is where and i bet it is to the warriors.
how the fuck is that possible, the cap is only a tad over 7 million isn't it??
 

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If they were 3 year contracts it’d be $1.1M a year each.

Has any team had that 2 million dollar halves before? They’ll have a team of nobodies around them once Lyon, Matai and Stewart finally break down.

Probably a new contender for the salary cap shenanigans crown if the new ownership spends like they say they will.
 
tad off topic but i remember a big bloke running around in Bartercard for an Auckland club some years back
forgot the name & club ... of Samoan or Tongan ethnicity....all i remember commentators reffering to him as the Chooo chooo train

man could he get around the park & make his tackles for his size & had some endurance~played prop......always gained good meters...

anyone recall this guy?..just wondering what happened to him,seems another who fell by the wayside in terms of talent & potential
Train is the size of a house these days - I played club footy with him, he was a beast but his propping partner the Tank was equally as devastating. Train made a come back this year , he's got to much weight to lose , 180 kgs he weighs now. Both guys blew there knees and never found there rhythm again to play.
 
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