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Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Post by greeneyed » May 13, 2019, 5:28 pm

Canberra Raiders look to re-sign Jordan Rapana

The Canberra Raiders have set their sights on Jordan Rapana's signature as the off-contract winger braces for a stint on the sideline. Rapana is unlikely to be fit for Saturday's clash with the Rabbitohs after suffering a suspected PCL injury against the Roosters.

"It's lucky we had Bails [Simonsson] there on the bench [against the Roosters] I guess, but it would have been nice to use him differently," Raiders captain Jarrod Croker said.

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Post by zim » May 13, 2019, 5:38 pm

Next two years are tilt years before it drops off again. Keep him and leilua here.

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Post by Roy Rover » May 13, 2019, 5:57 pm

They must be trying to low-ball him while he's injured.

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Post by gergreg » May 13, 2019, 6:00 pm

Is a PCL what that used to refer to as MCL? Or something altogether different?

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Post by greeneyed » May 13, 2019, 6:02 pm

Posterior cruciate is different to medial cruciate ligament. PCL stops the knee going backwards in a way it shouldn't. Medial sideways. Anterior forwards. That's my limited medical understanding anyway!
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Post by Roger Kenworthy » May 13, 2019, 7:02 pm

Time off is similar between a PCL and MCL though right? 4-6 weeks with the 6 weeks being more likely.

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Post by The Rickman » May 13, 2019, 7:07 pm

If 6 weeks are more likely then Jordy will be back in 2


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Post by Billy Walker » May 13, 2019, 8:17 pm

No doubt Raps is a great player and has a couple of good years left in him but I wouldn’t be breaking the bank to keep him. Make him a good fair offer and see where it lands. I wouldn’t go more than 2 years.

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Post by greeneyed » May 13, 2019, 9:05 pm

James Hooper reported on Big League Wrap tonight on Fox League that it is confirmed as a PCL and the club is hoping for a three to four weeks recovery period.
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Post by Sid » May 13, 2019, 9:12 pm

Look forward to seeing Rapana play at the next home game then
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Post by edwahu » May 13, 2019, 9:18 pm

One of our all time greats, he deserves a good deal and will earn it

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Post by Seiffert82 » May 13, 2019, 9:24 pm

Bad the timing for the injury. 😔 I hope the club re-signs him for a couple of seasons. He's a massive contributor to this team.

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Post by Matt » May 13, 2019, 9:29 pm

The Rickman wrote:
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Post by RedRaider » May 13, 2019, 11:27 pm

Rapa is one of the best wingers in the world. When he is not there we are a different side and not in a good way in terms of go forward. Very safe under the high ball and will turn and chase break throughs. Unfortunately a try saving tackle caused a rib injury and now he also has a knee injury. I hope they both heal up over the next month or so. It would be a minimum 2 years contract with a year option for mine. Every player in the team would support it I reckon.

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Post by greeneyed » May 13, 2019, 11:33 pm

HAVE to re-sign him.
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Post by -PJ- » May 14, 2019, 7:01 am

What Seiff said...
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Post by TongueFTW » May 14, 2019, 7:59 am

Must re-sign, two year deal would be good. Wingers are much more important in the modern game than historically. They start your sets, defuse bombs, finish tries.

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Post by luke » May 14, 2019, 9:02 am

My favourite rugby league player. Would hate to see him in another jersey.

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Post by Sid » May 14, 2019, 9:09 am

I'm confident the deal will get done. I reckon Rapana wants to stay in Canberra and Raiders will want to keep him.
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Post by Green eyed Mick » May 14, 2019, 9:10 am

It's a no brainer. He's a brilliant winger and embodies the kind of professionalism and commitment on and off the field, that wins premierships.

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Post by Roger Kenworthy » May 14, 2019, 9:15 am

Three year deal for mine. 30 at the end of the year so I don't see an issue with him keeping on till 32.

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Post by Billy Walker » May 14, 2019, 9:47 am

I think the raiders have been guilty in the past of undertaking contract negotiations with the heart and not the head. Guys offered long deals on over the odds dollars. Raps has been brilliant but injuries are starting to catch up and he will start to slow. It’s easier to find a good winger than a good half - I’d be considering all options carefully. If we can get him at a good price grab him but if there is a chance to free up big cash I would like to see them think carefully about that option.

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Post by Roger Kenworthy » May 14, 2019, 9:57 am

For some perspective he has missed 5 games over the past 3 and a bit years before this injury.

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Post by -PJ- » May 14, 2019, 9:59 am

He likes us, we like him..it's a match.

A perfect match..id be happy with another 2yrs..3 even.
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Post by Billy Walker » May 14, 2019, 10:27 am

-PJ- wrote:
May 14, 2019, 9:59 am
He likes us, we like him..it's a match.

A perfect match..id be happy with another 2yrs..3 even.
He does like us and we do like him but that’s the wrong criteria PJ. The club needs to give serious consideration to what we can expect to get from him in the next 1, 2 and 3 years and what dollar value that is worth.

Consideration also needs to be given to the opportunity cost of what you miss out on if you tie that money up in a winger. I would expect team balance, culture, what Raps brings to the club beyond footy would all be part of the conversation. If it stacks up then sign him. If it doesn’t I’d support the clubs decision to move him on.

These aren’t easy calls to make but you would hope they are looked at from all angles and not just based on whether there is a tinder style like match or whether the player has performed in the past. If that is our only criteria we would still have Mal, Laurie and others on the payroll.

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2 year deal plus a 3rd year deal optional in The GH's favour.
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Post by kiwi raider » May 14, 2019, 10:32 am

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I'm confident the deal will get done. I reckon Rapana wants to stay in Canberra and Raiders will want to keep him.
hope so but it does seem to have taken a long time, he's only got around 4/5 months of his contract remaining and there was talk 6 months or so ago when he got injured playing for the kiwis that we wanted to negotiate a contract extension with him, What's the hold up? this will likely be his last decent contract and considering he missed out on a fair bit of his earning potential when he went on his Mormon mission etc it would be totally understandable for him to be holding out for a really good final deal.

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Post by Northern Raider » May 14, 2019, 10:44 am

Sid wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:28 am
2 year deal plus a 3rd year deal optional in The GH's favour.
All contracts should have GH clause for every year. Come to think of it there should be a clause tha the GH decides on a weekly basis which players will remain contracted. We get 2 trades a week just like in Supercoach.
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Post by -PJ- » May 14, 2019, 10:57 am

All players contracts debated and signed off on right here on the GH...I like it.
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Post by -PJ- » May 14, 2019, 11:09 am

Jordan Rapana is one of the very best wingers in world rugby league..

He's a current international, we'd be crazy not to re-sign him..

Don't let a couple of injuries or his age haze your judgement...

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Sid wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:28 am
2 year deal plus a 3rd year deal optional in The GH's favour.
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Post by The Rickman » May 14, 2019, 11:27 am

Northern Raider wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:44 am
Sid wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:28 am
2 year deal plus a 3rd year deal optional in The GH's favour.
All contracts should have GH clause for every year. Come to think of it there should be a clause tha the GH decides on a weekly basis which players will remain contracted. We get 2 trades a week just like in Supercoach.
We'd have no players left by the end of the season.
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Post by -PJ- » May 14, 2019, 11:29 am

The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 11:27 am
Northern Raider wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:44 am
Sid wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:28 am
2 year deal plus a 3rd year deal optional in The GH's favour.
All contracts should have GH clause for every year. Come to think of it there should be a clause tha the GH decides on a weekly basis which players will remain contracted. We get 2 trades a week just like in Supercoach.
We'd have no players left by the end of the season.
Lui would be gone today, he dropped a ball on Sunday...
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Post by The Rickman » May 14, 2019, 11:34 am

-PJ- wrote:
May 14, 2019, 11:29 am
The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 11:27 am
Northern Raider wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:44 am
Sid wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:28 am
2 year deal plus a 3rd year deal optional in The GH's favour.
All contracts should have GH clause for every year. Come to think of it there should be a clause tha the GH decides on a weekly basis which players will remain contracted. We get 2 trades a week just like in Supercoach.
We'd have no players left by the end of the season.
Lui would be gone today, he dropped a ball on Sunday...
Haha yeah, of course. He made his first mistake of the year and all of a sudden all the "experts" want him dropped.

Bunch of cowards.
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Post by Northern Raider » May 14, 2019, 12:07 pm

The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 11:27 am
Northern Raider wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:44 am
Sid wrote:
May 14, 2019, 10:28 am
2 year deal plus a 3rd year deal optional in The GH's favour.
All contracts should have GH clause for every year. Come to think of it there should be a clause tha the GH decides on a weekly basis which players will remain contracted. We get 2 trades a week just like in Supercoach.
We'd have no players left by the end of the season.
Obviously you haven't played Supercoach before. We get to replace them with a player of equal or lesser $$ value. By the end of the season our squad will more resemble the Roosters current one.
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