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Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by simo » February 8, 2017, 9:06 am

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What this thread is for: It is for all the idle speculation and discussion about players people would like to sign for the Raiders. Substantiated stories about players the club is linked to: they will have their own threads, with links to credible sources.

People enjoy speculating about who the club should ideally sign, and then debating it, and that is what you'll find in this thread.. or unsubstantiated questions posed on radio talk back etc etc.

It is fun. But all threads of the nature: "Joe Blogs is off contract in 2020, wouldn't it be great to sign him" will be merged into this thread by the moderators.

Have fun speculating... but remember... it's a speculation thread!

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2016

Post by zim » February 8, 2017, 9:21 am

That's gone right over my head.

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Post by simo » February 8, 2017, 9:33 am

Vast majority of this place was bagging him relentlessly at the start of last year


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Post by bonehead » February 8, 2017, 12:06 pm

simo wrote:Probably keeps dropping the pen!am i right, greenhouse this time last year?


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Post by simo » February 8, 2017, 12:07 pm

Haha dammit. The rapana article has been moved. Im not this random


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Post by zim » February 8, 2017, 11:40 pm

Ah that's right. That Nickman bloke before he got run out of here for his slanderous comments and clique building.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2016

Post by theRads » February 25, 2017, 6:37 am

If anyone is watching Warrington vs castleford right now Zak Hardaker is killing it for castleford. Wouldn't look out of place on our wing


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Post by Notaroboticfish » February 25, 2017, 7:05 am

theRads wrote:If anyone is watching Warrington vs castleford right now Zak Hardaker is killing it for castleford. Wouldn't look out of place on our wing


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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2016

Post by Matt » February 25, 2017, 12:08 pm

I guess its time to start looking at wingers for depth.

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Post by Roy Rover » February 25, 2017, 12:30 pm

theRads wrote:If anyone is watching Warrington vs castleford right now Zak Hardaker is killing it for castleford. Wouldn't look out of place on our wing


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Post by Green_Hammock » February 25, 2017, 12:39 pm

Roy Rover wrote:
theRads wrote:If anyone is watching Warrington vs castleford right now Zak Hardaker is killing it for castleford. Wouldn't look out of place on our wing


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Looks great in the ESL but lacks the physical presence to make it in the NRL


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Did he play on the wing for Penrith? I only saw him a few times.
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Post by -PJ- » February 25, 2017, 1:13 pm

Matt wrote:I guess its time to start looking at wingers for depth.
I saw Ziggy Niscott at East Maitland Bowlo last week, still looks like he has something to offer...
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2016

Post by Seiffert82 » February 25, 2017, 1:52 pm

-PJ- wrote:
Matt wrote:I guess its time to start looking at wingers for depth.
I saw Ziggy Niscott at East Maitland Bowlo last week, still looks like he has something to offer...
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Post by bonehead » February 25, 2017, 2:52 pm

Seiffert82 wrote:
-PJ- wrote:
Matt wrote:I guess its time to start looking at wingers for depth.
I saw Ziggy Niscott at East Maitland Bowlo last week, still looks like he has something to offer...
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The tall stringy bloke at the gunyah could be handy, brett something starts with an m i think
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2016

Post by -PJ- » February 25, 2017, 2:59 pm

bonehead wrote:
Seiffert82 wrote:
-PJ- wrote:
Matt wrote:I guess its time to start looking at wingers for depth.
I saw Ziggy Niscott at East Maitland Bowlo last week, still looks like he has something to offer...
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The tall stringy bloke at the gunyah could be handy, brett something starts with an m i think
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by bonehead » February 25, 2017, 9:11 pm

-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote:
Seiffert82 wrote:
-PJ- wrote:
Matt wrote:I guess its time to start looking at wingers for depth.
I saw Ziggy Niscott at East Maitland Bowlo last week, still looks like he has something to offer...
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The tall stringy bloke at the gunyah could be handy, brett something starts with an m i think
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Post by Redbull Raiders » February 26, 2017, 7:53 pm

-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote:
Seiffert82 wrote:
-PJ- wrote:
Matt wrote:I guess its time to start looking at wingers for depth.
I saw Ziggy Niscott at East Maitland Bowlo last week, still looks like he has something to offer...
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The tall stringy bloke at the gunyah could be handy, brett something starts with an m i think
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by FROG » February 26, 2017, 8:31 pm

What about Kevin Locke. Currently playing for the sunshine coast so should be cheap. Not sure if he has ever played wing. But used to rate him at the warriors. If he could get back to his best he'd be better than useful.

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Post by Ginga » February 26, 2017, 8:47 pm

I've always been of the belief that NZ Rugby would be the perfect scouting ground for untapped potential, particularly in the Wing position as generally speaking they tend to specialise in producing the big, powerful and very fast variety.

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Post by RTW » February 26, 2017, 8:57 pm

FROG wrote:What about Kevin Locke. Currently playing for the sunshine coast so should be cheap. Not sure if he has ever played wing. But used to rate him at the warriors. If he could get back to his best he'd be better than useful.
Do a quick google search of Kevin Locke and I'm sure you will decide against this move. Has a rap sheet longer then Carney!


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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by FROG » February 27, 2017, 7:07 am

A couple of driving offences? Couldnt see anything else. Certainly much less than Taylor. I reckon he could be worth taking a chance if the Turner cotric experiment doesn't pan out as hoped

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Post by simo » February 27, 2017, 7:15 am

We need a bloke that covers wing, centre and possibly fullback on squad filler wage. Need a guy whose played a fair bit of nsw cup. Tyrone philips is my pick of the bunch


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Post by Matt » February 27, 2017, 8:07 am

Off contract backs 2017
Gerard Beale - Sharks (utility back)
Nathan Davis - Titans (centre)
Brendan Elliot - Knights (centre/ wing)
Peter Mata'utai - Knights (utility back)
Kyle Feldt - NQ (wing) [likely too expensive]
Gideon Mosby-Gela - NQ (wing)
Bureta Faraimo - Eels (wing)
John Folau - Eels (centre/ wing)
George Jennings - Eels (centre/ wing)
DWZ - Panthers (utility back) [will be too expensive]
Dean Whare - Panthers (centre) [fragile and probably expensive]
Bryson Goodwin - Bunnies (centre/ wing)
Aaron Gray - Bunnies (centre/wing) [probably too expensive]
Alex Johnston - Bunnies (wing/ FB) [cant see the Bunnies letting him go]
Euan Aiken - Dragons (centre) [cant see them letting the one weapon they have go]
Kalifa Faifai Loa - Dragons (wing)
Yaw Kiti Glymin - Dragons (centre/ wing)
Tim Lafai - Dragons (centre)
Kurt Mann - Dragons (utility back)
Taane Milne - Dragons (centre)
Jason Nightingale - Dragons (wing) [too old and expensive]
Michael Gordon - Chooks (FB/ wing, though did play centre as a younger man) [will likely retire]
SKD - Chooks (centre/ wing) [too expensive]
JTS (RTS little brother) - Chooks (wing)
Daniel Tupou - Chooks (wing)
Justin Hunt - Tigers (wing/ FB)
Jamal Idris - Tigers (centre) [like Taylor, probably has a deal if he goes well]
Kevin Naiqama - Tigers (centre/ wing)
David Nofoaluma - Tigers (centre/ wing) [Rapana like, at the right price would be a steal]
Jordan Rankin - Tigers (wing/ FB/ half)
Tim Simona - Tigers (centre/ FB) [should be cheap with a gambling wrap sheet]
James Tedesco - Tigers (FB) [ :lol: on so many counts]

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Post by PigRickman » February 27, 2017, 8:28 am

I'd take a punt on Kurt Mann as depth
He's flashed something when he was in a good situation with the storm
he'll likely be cheap and not expect to be starting. Can play all over the backline.

Again, not as a starter, just for depth
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Post by kiwi raider » February 27, 2017, 8:38 am

simo wrote:We need a bloke that covers wing, centre and possibly fullback on squad filler wage. Need a guy whose played a fair bit of nsw cup. Tyrone philips is my pick of the bunch


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Yea Phillips would fit the criteria pretty well, He might also see more opportunity here than trying to compete for a spot with Morris X2, Hopoate, Brenko, Holland as well as some promising young players(Abbey, R Smith, Kennar)

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Post by simo » February 27, 2017, 8:38 am

If mann isnt in the dragons starting lineup he could be a good buy. Memories of him being quite weak though. Tendency to get monstered


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Post by EJ » February 27, 2017, 9:04 am

Mann looked quite handy at the Storm. Went to Dragons, had a Carige like game and hasn't had much of a chance since.

I'd take a punt on him, cheap.

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Post by bonehead » February 27, 2017, 9:04 am

kiwi raider wrote:
simo wrote:We need a bloke that covers wing, centre and possibly fullback on squad filler wage. Need a guy whose played a fair bit of nsw cup. Tyrone philips is my pick of the bunch


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Yea Phillips would fit the criteria pretty well, He might also see more opportunity here than trying to compete for a spot with Morris X2, Hopoate, Brenko, Holland as well as some promising young players(Abbey, R Smith, Kennar)
From memory we passed on phillips last off season
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Post by PigRickman » February 27, 2017, 9:06 am

EJ wrote:Mann looked quite handy at the Storm. Went to Dragons, had a Carige like game and hasn't had much of a chance since.

I'd take a punt on him, cheap.
Yeah he's been mostly awful when given a shot at saints
But so was Sam Williams and he proved to be good depth. These sorts of players are basically flawed guys in a way that means they need to be in a great team to succeed. Mann I think could be serviceable for a team like ours.
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Post by simo » February 27, 2017, 9:11 am

Really? Well id reconsider that position


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Post by Raidersfan » February 27, 2017, 9:15 am

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Post by kiwi raider » February 27, 2017, 9:43 am

bonehead wrote:
kiwi raider wrote:
simo wrote:We need a bloke that covers wing, centre and possibly fullback on squad filler wage. Need a guy whose played a fair bit of nsw cup. Tyrone philips is my pick of the bunch


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Yea Phillips would fit the criteria pretty well, He might also see more opportunity here than trying to compete for a spot with Morris X2, Hopoate, Brenko, Holland as well as some promising young players(Abbey, R Smith, Kennar)
From memory we passed on phillips last off season
A lot has changed since then, we've lost Sisa Waqa, Brenko, Edrick and have an injuries to croker and Ottio

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Post by Matt » February 27, 2017, 10:06 am

Id say Beale and Mann fit the our requirements the best.
Q is, are we looking? And how much do they want?

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Post by simo » February 27, 2017, 10:54 am

Man would be obtainable, beale is a premiership winning international, id say hes out of our target price range


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