Canberra Raiders sign Wigan Warriors half George Williams on three year deal

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

Post by Wiki Special » May 8, 2019, 3:59 pm

All highlights I have seen he appears mostly to be parked on the left. I'd imagine he will be our right side half next season with Wighton staying left.

To those that have seen plenty of him - does he do much right side attacking?

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Post by Beejay » May 8, 2019, 4:22 pm

Not much, almost all on the left.

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Post by zim » May 8, 2019, 4:30 pm

So in an ideal world for 2020 we are able to move Sezer's full contract onto someone else, re-sign Sam Williams on the cheap as a back up, sign Horsburgh, Young and Rapana. Sia picks up the Clive Churchill Medal and retires a champion.

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Post by -PJ- » May 8, 2019, 4:42 pm

zim wrote:
May 8, 2019, 4:30 pm
So in an ideal world for 2020 we are able to move Sezer's full contract onto someone else, re-sign Sam Williams on the cheap as a back up, sign Horsburgh, Young and Rapana. Sia picks up the Clive Churchill Medal and retires a champion.
Yes..especially that last bit.
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Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams

Post by Coastalraider » May 8, 2019, 4:42 pm

zim wrote:
May 8, 2019, 4:30 pm
So in an ideal world for 2020 we are able to move Sezer's full contract onto someone else, re-sign Sam Williams on the cheap as a back up, sign Horsburgh, Young and Rapana. Sia picks up the Clive Churchill Medal and retires a champion.
I’ll have a cup of that cool-aid.

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

Post by Raiders666 » May 8, 2019, 4:49 pm

Any chance of him coming before June 30?

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

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Raiders666 wrote:
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Any chance of him coming before June 30?
Don't believe so.
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Post by Grün Maschine » May 8, 2019, 5:33 pm

zim wrote:
May 8, 2019, 4:30 pm
So in an ideal world for 2020 we are able to move Sezer's full contract onto someone else, re-sign Sam Williams on the cheap as a back up, sign Horsburgh, Young and Rapana. Sia picks up the Clive Churchill Medal and retires a champion.
Sia picks up his second clive Churchill medal and retires a back to back champion

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Post by -GD- » May 8, 2019, 5:44 pm

zim wrote:So in an ideal world for 2020 we are able to move Sezer's full contract onto someone else, re-sign Sam Williams on the cheap as a back up, sign Horsburgh, Young and Rapana. Sia picks up the Clive Churchill Medal and retires a champion.
Sounds good to me!

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Post by gergreg » May 8, 2019, 5:52 pm

edwahu wrote:It's actually an urban myth that Dobson won the man of Steel. He won the award given by the equivelant of Big League.

If you look at the actual Man of Steel winners it's a strong list. The only Aussies to win it in 42 years are Barba, Richards, Hodgson, Lyon, Vowels and Gavin Miller.

You'd say only Richards and Vowles would never have had a shot at a similar award in the NRL but then again they could've played better football in England. Opportunity is a huge thing for players, look at some of our own like Havilli or Rapana.

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Post by bonehead » May 8, 2019, 5:55 pm

Sia appears to be contemplating it

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

Post by LP Raider » May 8, 2019, 5:57 pm

zim wrote:
May 8, 2019, 4:30 pm
So in an ideal world for 2020 we are able to move Sezer's full contract onto someone else, re-sign Sam Williams on the cheap as a back up, sign Horsburgh, Young and Rapana. Sia picks up the Clive Churchill Medal and retires a champion.
Indeed, time to offload Sezer.

Williams to re-sign on backup money.

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Re: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done

Post by bonehead » May 8, 2019, 6:02 pm

gergreg wrote:
edwahu wrote:It's actually an urban myth that Dobson won the man of Steel. He won the award given by the equivelant of Big League.

If you look at the actual Man of Steel winners it's a strong list. The only Aussies to win it in 42 years are Barba, Richards, Hodgson, Lyon, Vowels and Gavin Miller.

You'd say only Richards and Vowles would never have had a shot at a similar award in the NRL but then again they could've played better football in England. Opportunity is a huge thing for players, look at some of our own like Havilli or Rapana.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Steel_Awards
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Post by Wiki Special » May 8, 2019, 6:11 pm

gergreg wrote:
May 8, 2019, 5:52 pm
edwahu wrote:It's actually an urban myth that Dobson won the man of Steel. He won the award given by the equivelant of Big League.

If you look at the actual Man of Steel winners it's a strong list. The only Aussies to win it in 42 years are Barba, Richards, Hodgson, Lyon, Vowels and Gavin Miller.

You'd say only Richards and Vowles would never have had a shot at a similar award in the NRL but then again they could've played better football in England. Opportunity is a huge thing for players, look at some of our own like Havilli or Rapana.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Steel_Awards
Who was Vowles?

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Vowles played Origin for Queensland in the 90's. Also sent off in the Cowboys first ever match in '95.

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Another 6......beauty..........


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Post by dubby » May 8, 2019, 6:50 pm

bonehead wrote:Sia appears to be contemplating it

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

Post by Ronny P » May 8, 2019, 6:50 pm

I think Sezer will be gone by June 30. Sam Williams body will more than likely give out over the next few years. What do we do with lower grades now? I cant see Hingano being to keen to stick around.... who else is there after that to fill the void?


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Post by -TW- » May 8, 2019, 7:10 pm

Sezers going nowhere unless Williams is on the plane now

It would be suicide to release your backup half and leave yourself with Ata **** Hingano playing for the rest of the season if required

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Post by dubby » May 8, 2019, 7:11 pm

Hingano is dead set the worst player I've seen in green since Ian Gately

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

Post by edwahu » May 8, 2019, 7:30 pm

Ronny P wrote:
May 8, 2019, 6:50 pm
I think Sezer will be gone by June 30. Sam Williams body will more than likely give out over the next few years. What do we do with lower grades now? I cant see Hingano being to keen to stick around.... who else is there after that to fill the void?


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I reckon Sam will be able to keep going for a while given he only has 90 games and has never really had any major injuries.

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Post by Ronny P » May 8, 2019, 7:50 pm

Maybe they will push Hingano out and put OHagan in to Mounties with The younger 20’s Sabloo or Westcott as long term prospects. Good way to breed your own future halves and have them hardened in reserve grade for a few years. Wouldn’t think it would be to expensive either. Would we take an early extension on Jack also??


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Wiki Special wrote:
gergreg wrote:
May 8, 2019, 5:52 pm
edwahu wrote:It's actually an urban myth that Dobson won the man of Steel. He won the award given by the equivelant of Big League.

If you look at the actual Man of Steel winners it's a strong list. The only Aussies to win it in 42 years are Barba, Richards, Hodgson, Lyon, Vowels and Gavin Miller.

You'd say only Richards and Vowles would never have had a shot at a similar award in the NRL but then again they could've played better football in England. Opportunity is a huge thing for players, look at some of our own like Havilli or Rapana.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Steel_Awards
Who was Vowles?

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Thank you. I vaguely remember the name now you mention Adrian but honestly can't put a face to him.

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Post by bonehead » May 9, 2019, 5:29 am

Adrian Vowles also a HG and Roy favourite - "Skardon and Vowles"
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Post by LimeGreenMachine » May 9, 2019, 8:24 am

Ive seen highlights of him setting up tries and scoring tries on the right. So I dont believe he is restricted to the left only

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Hingano is dead set the worst player I've seen in green since Ian Gately

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Post by PigRickman » May 9, 2019, 11:22 am

also Hingano, an out and out half... was played off the bench where he played

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hooker and wing.

Anyone making statements about him based on that is a certified sad sack, see you in the NT
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Post by Northern Raider » May 9, 2019, 11:30 am

PigRickman wrote:
May 9, 2019, 11:22 am
also Hingano, an out and out half... was played off the bench where he played

*checks notes*

hooker and wing.

Anyone making statements about him based on that is a certified sad sack, see you in the NT
I've asked previously if Hingano's play at halves in NSW Cup demonstrates he could be a solid NRL player in that role. I've not seen or heard anything to suggest he will.
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Post by PigRickman » May 9, 2019, 12:54 pm

I dont watch the Mounties games, but the highlights suggest he's pretty active in a team leading the league so yeah he probably sucks.

Christ, this club had GLEN BUTTRISS knock out 119 games for our club. We've had some sucky bunch of ***** in our time, and i just dont think it's fair and reasonable to put a halfback who was played at hooker and wing in the company of dudes like that who got extended time at their choice position and brought unparalleled levels of stink.
Again, maybe Hingano isnt a FG footballer, i dont know, im not a huge fan, never really thought he was more than a decent back up, but i dont think anything he does as a bench hooker or winger is grounds for people lto **** on him the way some do.
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Post by edwahu » May 9, 2019, 12:56 pm

Yeah Hingano has gone pretty well from reports.

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The Rickman wrote:
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Hingano is dead set the worst player I've seen in green since Ian Gately

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Post by LP Raider » May 9, 2019, 7:26 pm

Hingano could be that mystery player which lights it up come finals.

With the stars aligning you just never know, watch this space.

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Post by Ruben Daley » May 9, 2019, 10:38 pm

PigRickman wrote:
May 9, 2019, 12:54 pm
I dont watch the Mounties games, but the highlights suggest he's pretty active in a team leading the league so yeah he probably sucks.

Christ, this club had GLEN BUTTRISS knock out 119 games for our club. We've had some sucky bunch of **** in our time, and i just dont think it's fair and reasonable to put a halfback who was played at hooker and wing in the company of dudes like that who got extended time at their choice position and brought unparalleled levels of stink.
Again, maybe Hingano isnt a FG footballer, i dont know, im not a huge fan, never really thought he was more than a decent back up, but i dont think anything he does as a bench hooker or winger is grounds for people lto **** on him the way some do.
For some reason, I really enjoyed the phrase “brought unparalleled levels of stink” amidst this rant.

I’m quietly harbouring the hope Hingano will go well if/when he ever gets a shot in the halves in first grade. He certainly can’t be regarded as one of the worst ever.

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Post by gergreg » May 10, 2019, 9:57 am

LP Raider wrote:Hingano could be that mystery player which lights it up come finals.

With the stars aligning you just never know, watch this space.
It could possibly happen. Not many halves actually take on the line anymore and he seems like he'd at least have a go.

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Post by Timbo » May 10, 2019, 11:55 am

Truthfully if Williams is coming I'd be looking to move along all three of Sezer, Williams and Hingano and look to sign a bargain basement backup half, and promote a rookie with promise to the top squad.
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Post by The Rickman » May 10, 2019, 11:58 am

Timbo wrote:
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Truthfully if Williams is coming I'd be looking to move along all three of Sezer, Williams and Hingano and look to sign a bargain basement backup half, and promote a rookie with promise to the top squad.
Agreed. Let's get rid of all three today and play Elliott Whitehead at halfback for the rest of 2019.
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