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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by sprintman » September 22, 2018, 3:11 pm

Titans forum think they’ve missed out on Jacks and he’s joining Raiders

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by Dusty » September 22, 2018, 3:52 pm

Jacks would be a handy pick up


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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by Coastalraider » September 22, 2018, 5:08 pm

Picking up Jacks would take our quota of depth halves to 4. And leave our quota of elite halves at 0.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by BadnMean » September 22, 2018, 5:13 pm

How does Jacks play? Organiser? Runner?

If it looks like Hingano is shot then at least it provides a solid defensive option if Williams doesn't aim up.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by Wiki Special » September 22, 2018, 7:03 pm

Jacks would be solid for next season. Definitely better to have someone who can challenge Williams for a starting spot than have nobody else.

I've advocated for May from the Panthers but I'd say if the club wanted him we'd have made a play by now.

Putting my attention on Jahrome Hughes. I think he may get the squeeze at the Storm in 2020 with them likely to retain Munster (in my opinion) and Croft nailing the halfback spot in their run to this years GF. Drinkwater looks a special talent who I highly doubt the Storm will let go. Meaning Hughes is the likely odd man out. He would look good in a Geen 1 or 6 jersey. Surely we will have cap space to be players after November 1 for the 2020 Free Agents.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by Raider47 » September 22, 2018, 8:35 pm

Unlucky Ryley Jacks has contract hope with Canberra Raiders

MELBOURNE playmaker Ryley Jacks is officially the unluckiest bloke in the NRL. Jacks has had three solid contract offers fall through, but has his fingers crossed that the Raiders will come to the party with a deal.

In the past two months, Jacks has been chased by Brisbane, the Titans and Parramatta, only for all three clubs to pull their offers off the table at the eleventh hour. However, Canberra coach Ricky Stuart is said to be a fan of Jacks and the 26-year-old hopes to finalise a deal with the Green Machine over the coming days. Jacks has won 20 of 25 games at the Storm for an excellent 80 per cent success rate but has fallen out of favour with coach Craig Bellamy, who is showing faith in rookie halfback Brodie Croft.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by El_Capitano » September 22, 2018, 8:44 pm

I like him but... why are they pulling the offers? Is he a Scientologist?


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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by Dr Zaius » September 22, 2018, 8:58 pm

El_Capitano wrote:I like him but... why are they pulling the offers? Is he a Scientologist?


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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by Timbo » September 22, 2018, 9:13 pm

I am on board for this one.
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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by greeneyed » September 22, 2018, 9:25 pm

Best available option.
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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by -GD- » September 22, 2018, 9:42 pm

From whats out there and off contract he is probably the best option.

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by Rick » September 22, 2018, 9:43 pm

I’m keen. Interesting why the other clubs pulled their offers.....


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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by edwahu » September 22, 2018, 9:47 pm

The best option would be to wait for a better option imo.

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by gergreg » September 22, 2018, 9:52 pm

Will make a great backup hooker now that Hingano has been shifted to the wing


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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by Brew » September 22, 2018, 10:08 pm

So we are the last club standing. Glad to know we still have the pulling power to attract a solid first grader.
Good be a good foil for Sezer.


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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by Timbo » September 22, 2018, 10:52 pm

He’s a very very good defender from what I’ve seen, and a more than handy player in attack.

He’d slot right in at 6 and be a definite upgrade on Williams.
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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by bonehead » September 22, 2018, 11:46 pm

uninspiring

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by UncleDrew » September 23, 2018, 1:45 am

I wrote about this one a couple of months ago, I was told that initial discussions came to nothing, a quite surprising turn of events! Great player.

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by RedRaider » September 23, 2018, 6:43 am

Well, we need another halves player with FG experience. It seems Bellamy has made his half back choice and Croft, Hughes and Drinkwater will be at the Storm in 2019. At 185cm Jacks is tall for a half. Good defender. Could his utility value include full back? Jacks for Jack maybe? It would be interesting to know why the other teams fell off signing him.

Should this signing go ahead, we will have lost two regular FG forwards and replaced them with 2 Englishmen on of whom is a current International. We have lost a 5/8 and possibly picked up Jacks. All three appear to be better defenders (The Raiders biggest weakness) than the players they are replacing. If we can pick up another outside back with FG experience (I understand Robert Jennings is off contract) then we will look much stronger defensively for 2019. We are the second top try scorer in the NRL for 2018. Go Raiders!

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by BJ » September 23, 2018, 6:59 am

I’m a little concerned he’s 26 years old. I thought he must have been younger.

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by -PJ- » September 23, 2018, 7:08 am

His defence is quite solid apparently..much much better than Brake Austin..

My defence is better than Austins so...not much to go on.

26yrs is ok BJ, he's got plenty of time to be part of our premiership window..
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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by Seiffert82 » September 23, 2018, 7:27 am

The most mediocre of players made to look better in an outstanding team. Great pickup.

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by dubby » September 23, 2018, 8:17 am

bonehead wrote:uninspiring

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by Green eyed Mick » September 23, 2018, 8:48 am

He is a clear upgrade on Austin. Hopefully Ricky doesn't try and over-complicate his role.

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Post by chris83 » September 23, 2018, 8:52 am

Its a decent signing if its true, hes a solid player, being from the storm system he knows his role, he only has to be solid in defence, feed his backs good ball and have a kicking game of some sorts, he will play third fiddle to hodgson and to sezer, exactly what he has been groomed to do at the storm.
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Post by Roger Kenworthy » September 23, 2018, 9:14 am

If he'd be third fiddle behind Sezer he must offer very little.

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by edwahu » September 23, 2018, 9:44 am

I'd hope he is going to be a starting half and Williams will be back in Mounties. There is no reason to sign him as backup.

However it's more realistic he shows up as a bench player after training at hooker full time all offseason.

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Post by Roger Kenworthy » September 23, 2018, 11:50 am

I still can't believe we re-signed Sezer after 3 miserable seasons here from him.

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Post by chris83 » September 23, 2018, 12:36 pm

Williams and jacks is more dangerous attacking wise, sezer has proven in 3 years that he is barely first grade level.
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Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by Sid » September 23, 2018, 4:45 pm

Other than Sezer I’m trying to think of the last half that came to Canberra Raiders as a regular NRL first grade starter at half..

?Jacks - mostly bench and 2nds
Hingano - 2nds
Williams - Superleague
Cornish - home grown
Austin - bench player
Sezer - first grade starter
Milford - home grown
Cornish - home grown
Campese - home grown
McCrone - home grown
Carney - home grown
Herbert - home grown
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Post by El_Capitano » September 23, 2018, 4:47 pm

Scored a few tries his support play might be good!


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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by edwahu » September 23, 2018, 5:08 pm

Sid wrote:
September 23, 2018, 4:45 pm
Other than Sezer I’m trying to think of the last half that came to Canberra Raiders as a regular NRL first grade starter at half..

?Jacks - mostly bench and 2nds
Hingano - 2nds
Williams - Superleague
Cornish - home grown
Austin - bench player
Sezer - first grade starter
Milford - home grown
Cornish - home grown
Campese - home grown
McCrone - home grown
Carney - home grown
Herbert - home grown
?
It's a stretch but Brad Drew finished his Eels career at halfback and we played him there. Otherwise it's back to the early 80s.

Most of our positions are like that though. Maybe not so extreme but we just don't sign ready made NRL players and keep them in their positions.

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Post by -PJ- » September 23, 2018, 5:09 pm

Brad Drew ?

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Re: Ryley Jacks linked to Canberra Raiders

Post by Timbo » September 23, 2018, 5:22 pm

Matt Orford and Jason Smith both came from SL but had been first-pick starters for a decade?
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by Archer » September 23, 2018, 6:12 pm

Assuming*** there isn't some awfully big skeletons that caused the other clubs to pull out, I think Jacks would be a good pickup.
Big bodied, aggressive defender who only needs to get early ball to the blokes outside him (and run it on occasion to keep the defense honest).

Defensive wise he'd be an upgrade, which is the most important and honestly I think if he doesn't dummy and run every time he'd end up an upgrade offensively.

Add in that we should have a more mobile middle, able to push a cross and help outside and we might not have the
same defensive issues on the edges.


*** I think this is pretty unlikely, happening three times is pretty fishy and suggests there is more too it then just chance.

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