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by edwahu
May 22, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams

I’d imagine Gildart has fans in the NRL but I’d say they’re just guessing it’s Canberra given our English recruitment of late. I think it may be based on Bateman replying to one of Gildarts Instagram posts "I can't wait to see you here next year" or similar. I would've thought that was a bit flimsy...
by edwahu
May 22, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams

Played a couple of games there at club level but he played a test on the wing and was pretty good if I remember correctly.

Really though with the average salary now 2:1 in the NRLs favour someone like Gildart may come whether he is guaranteed a starting spot or not.
by edwahu
May 22, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders' NSW Origin players
Replies: 21
Views: 605

Re: Raiders' NSW Origin players

Billy Walker wrote:
May 22, 2019, 12:53 pm
Why isn’t David Barnhill on the list?
Left us in 91 and didn't play Origin until 94
by edwahu
May 22, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart

Interesting that the Gildart rumour is still getting a run. Gildart linked to NRL as transfer talk heats up With clubs now free to talk with out of contract players, speculation is rife. League Weekly report that Castleford are keen on a swap deal involving Mitch Clark and Wigan’s Taulima Tautai, wh...
by edwahu
May 22, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 70
Views: 1624

Re: 11, 12, 13

I'm not sure to be honest. I have a hunch it might end up as Whitehead, Young, Bateman with Tapine moving to the middle where he is a better defender.
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1312
Views: 109685

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Yeah, that could work. Tapine tends to get suspended and heavily penalized whenever he plays high energy though.
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders' NSW Origin players
Replies: 21
Views: 605

Re: Raiders' NSW Origin players

Worst part for the Tigers is they have a billionaire supporter who could literally buy the NRL.
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1312
Views: 109685

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

I reckon that G.Williams for the rumoured 500k is an outstanding signing for us. Paying big money to any of the halves we could get is a way bigger risk than TPJ.

I mean people complain about Sezer but there are mediocre halves on much bigger contracts than him.
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders' NSW Origin players
Replies: 21
Views: 605

Re: Raiders' NSW Origin players

So on these two lists the only established rep stars we signed who then went on to play further Origin games are Jackson, Meninga and Chicka Ferguson. Yeah, I had a look at these stats a year or so ago. We are the only club not to sign an incumbent Origin player since the NRL started. I quickly upd...
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 134
Views: 7406

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Surprised but happy to see Joe back. I wonder how he will be used?
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 650
Views: 27570

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Surely not with Williams on the way. I'm guessing Titans/Warriors or maybe Cowboys an outsider. Here's the source for others: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/exile-files-nine-nrl-players-shopped-to-english-clubs-jackson-hastings-slated-to-return-to-australia/news-story/2ad538fcdf053a0b717409399ad5c...
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Sydney Roosters 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 4437

Re: Sydney Roosters 2019

Mitchell is on 550 and will need at least another 300. Keary is on 700 and you'd think is looking at 850-1m. So that would be half the Cronk money gone, leaving only 4.5m in their cap.
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1312
Views: 109685

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Why do we have to accept a budget option? Since we know Horsburgh & Young are already on contract we only have 1 player we need to keep off contract, 1 mid range contract added in Williams, and nobody requiring an upgrade. Our recruitment has been dominated by signing of players from a cheaper part ...
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders' NSW Origin players
Replies: 21
Views: 605

Re: Raiders' NSW Origin players

It's hard to make an argument for many other players over that period. I'd say only Campo was harshly done by relative to a lot of other halves.

Still, I think some clubs have produced a lot more players without producing much more on the field.
by edwahu
May 21, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1312
Views: 109685

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

He is ok but doesn't really fit what we need or how we are playing. If we sign a forward it needs to be a very good one.
by edwahu
May 20, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 650
Views: 27570

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Hodgo has 8 for the season, so it has to include charge downs or something else entirely that we aren't thinking of. It's just a crap name I think.

7th tackle set is a separate stat (Kicked Dead) so you can always add them together.
by edwahu
May 20, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Yeah fair enough. Putting aside having a full strength team though, one thing about his ability to play Hooker if Hodgo is injured is that unless we find another dummy half we would be asking him to go from 15-20 minutes a game to 80. It may make a sense to send him back down for a stint anyway or a...
by edwahu
May 20, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

I don't think anyone would say it's a hindrance, but the relative value is the question.
by edwahu
May 20, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

It's nothing like the Lui talk. It's a discussion on all players full strength and full fitness. I also don't think it's true that clubs aren't running a bench utility. We are out on our own if we run a hooker just in case our 80 minute starter gets injured. Havili is a running forward/hooker thoug...
by edwahu
May 20, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

It's nothing like the Lui talk. It's a discussion on all players full strength and full fitness.

I also don't think it's true that clubs aren't running a bench utility. We are out on our own if we run a hooker just in case our 80 minute starter gets injured.
by edwahu
May 20, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Some very odd posts in this thread. - Havili is an absolute locked down player in this team unless he absolutely falls to bits. I think once our injured forwards come back his role can and hopefully will be decreased. But Jesus Christ guys imagine leaving him out for a 4th forward and Hodgson getti...
by edwahu
May 20, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 650
Views: 27570

Re: Williams or Sezer?

As was mentioned before you have to look at the stats relative to position. Id agree on error rate being a plus for Sammy, it's very low for a half. I don't actually know what Kick errors measures, since it doesn't include kicking the ball dead and is way too high for just out on the full. I think m...
by edwahu
May 20, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Havili is also the injury cover for the halves as we would see hodgo shuffle out. Havili is a diferebt body shape middle who gives us plenty of options. Hes the lock in 14 every week At full strength and fitness who misses out then? If the back on the bench persists, Havili is a must and Tapine sta...
by edwahu
May 20, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

I'm going off the minutes. Since Horsburgh came back Havili has played 22, 23 and 15 vs 23, 38, 35 for Horsburgh. Clearly Havili is trending down and Horsburgh is preferred as the 2nd middle forward. Yes Havili provides cover for hooker, but that's injury cover only with Hodgo playing 80. I think it...
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

I think they are pretty close performance wise but playing different spots. Horsburgh got luck with one ptb but he hasn't had an error since the Titans game and only 2 penalties since the Storm when Ricky called him out on it. I think the worries on his discipline are a bit overstated. As I mentione...
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Young feels undroppable to me at the moment. When a young player is on a roll like him you see how far it goes.
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 619
Views: 16325

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

I think Simonsson stays on the bench when Rapana is back. Sure Havilli gives hooker coverage and can play middle but with 3 fit and mobile bench forwards I think the utility of Simonsson provides a lot more coverage and will at least justify the experiment. It's very harsh on Havilli but he only got...
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 499
Views: 32364

Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

The Telecrap is reporting John Asiata will get the blues utility spot. Didn’t Fittler say that he is a good player but we would need a few injuries before going g to Asiata. Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk Honestly a mate just told me and I read the headline....
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 499
Views: 32364

Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

The Telecrap is reporting John Asiata will get the blues utility spot.
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 650
Views: 27570

Re: Williams or Sezer?

Basically all sammy needs to do to keep his spot in first grade is continue to not do anything while having poor to no defence. Sammy is allowed to do nothing on the field because thats the role hes been given, halves arent there to defend and hes a good guy. Sezer lost to melbourne all on his own ...
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Origin chances
Replies: 104
Views: 3389

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

What does "good enough for Origin" mean anyway? Because there are way worse players than Croker who have played it.
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Origin chances
Replies: 104
Views: 3389

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

No chance. If Mitchell was injured it would be different.
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Through green eyes 2019
Replies: 319
Views: 19080

Re: Through green eyes 2019

I'd knock at least a point off Whitehead. He and Sammy were responsible for the first South's try. Croker as well.

I'd give Young and Horse a 7.
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth
Replies: 499
Views: 32364

Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Jack played pretty well I thought. I think if CNK can produce a bit more in attack it would help a lot, at the moment there is too much pressure on just Jack.
by edwahu
May 19, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 134
Views: 7406

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews

Same team, as long as they think of a few plays for the right edge during the week.