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Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Post by greeneyed » July 4, 2019, 8:26 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
July 4, 2019, 8:23 pm
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Just read Rapana to Warriors. I wonder if there’s anything to it, or just low grade trolling
With a current back 3 of Mamalo, RTS and Fusitua it doesn't make much sense.
That one has been around for ages, but, no, it makes no sense at all.
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Post by Northern Raider » July 4, 2019, 8:29 pm

I think every NZ international gets link to the Warriors when they're on the market.
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Post by BadnMean » July 4, 2019, 8:29 pm

Yeah his family is more set up on the GC/Sunshine coast than anywhere else from what I understand.

I mean Rapana still gets a start in that back 3 so he improves it, but it's a weird buy. Warriors though so who knows. Would that have some weird plan to move RTS to 5/8 and someone else to FB?

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Post by cat » July 4, 2019, 8:38 pm

he is currently in New Zealand.........

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Post by julian87 » July 4, 2019, 8:44 pm

Just on Leilua he’s a gun and essential to keep if he returns well from injury imo.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by greeneyed » July 4, 2019, 8:57 pm

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he is currently in New Zealand.........
... in Queenstown, a fair way from Auckland!
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Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Post by sprintman » July 4, 2019, 9:56 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
July 4, 2019, 8:23 pm
sprintman wrote:
July 4, 2019, 7:53 pm
Just read Rapana to Warriors. I wonder if there’s anything to it, or just low grade trolling
With a current back 3 of Mamalo, RTS and Fusitua it doesn't make much sense.
Agree

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Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Post by kiwi raider » July 4, 2019, 11:47 pm

greeneyed wrote:
July 4, 2019, 8:26 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
July 4, 2019, 8:23 pm
sprintman wrote:
July 4, 2019, 7:53 pm
Just read Rapana to Warriors. I wonder if there’s anything to it, or just low grade trolling
With a current back 3 of Mamalo, RTS and Fusitua it doesn't make much sense.
That one has been around for ages, but, no, it makes no sense at all.
Depends how you view there wingers, while very good they have both been talked about as being more suited to other positions, Fusitua as a centre and maumalo as a future second rower

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Post by T_R » July 5, 2019, 6:08 am

I think there's a very real chance that Rapana will be working on his suntan next year

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Post by dubby » July 5, 2019, 8:33 am

T_R wrote:I think there's a very real chance that Rapana will be working on his suntan next year

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Back to the Titans?

I'd hate to see him leave. He's a great winger.

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Post by Northern Raider » July 5, 2019, 8:49 am

dubby wrote:
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T_R wrote:I think there's a very real chance that Rapana will be working on his suntan next year

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Back to the Titans?

I'd hate to see him leave. He's a great winger.

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Post by Seiffert82 » July 7, 2019, 1:52 pm

It's almost inevitable. With Simonson proving his value and Oldfield in reserve, we can't carry that much cap in our 3/4 line. Rapana at her a best is an absolute game breaker though. Sucks really, but that's the cap in operation I guess.

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Post by The Nickman » July 7, 2019, 5:00 pm

“Rapana at her best”?

Jesus Seiff, that’s pretty harsh and a little bit sexist!
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Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Post by Botman » July 7, 2019, 9:37 pm

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I think there's a very real chance that Rapana will be working on his suntan next year

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Honestly... feels like a fitting end to a rather remarkable career.
Assuming he gets paid a motza to go and hang with his fam.

I'd be ok with it, taking a risk on Simo who... is IMO, a very good RL winger who has potential for more, but also probably never gets to Rap's leve now, is a decent sized gamble but i'd id take if the price point is consirable

but the question about Beej becomes a lot more complicated
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Neeeegz wrote:Looks like Rapana knocked back a 500k extension a few months back to test his value on the market. Raiders moved on and allocated the money elsewhere, so if he stays, it will be for a decent pay cut...apparently

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Jordan Rapana is one of the game’s better finishers and was offered around $500,000 to remain at Canberra. Rapana opted to knock the money back and test the market … and has come up empty. The Raiders have allocated the money elsewhere - so Rapana will either have to take a pay cut or leave the Raiders.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/the-mole-t ... ca83a1d938
You would think after Blake Austin’s attempt at the open market last year that the players would learn that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Often your first offer is your best offer. When will they learn.


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Post by Northern Raider » July 8, 2019, 9:22 am

The Rickman wrote:
July 7, 2019, 5:00 pm
“Rapana at her best”?

Jesus Seiff, that’s pretty harsh and a little bit sexist!
You have a problem with Jordy wanting to be 'her'?
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Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Post by Northern Raider » July 8, 2019, 9:27 am

LastRaider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 9:06 am
Neeeegz wrote:Looks like Rapana knocked back a 500k extension a few months back to test his value on the market. Raiders moved on and allocated the money elsewhere, so if he stays, it will be for a decent pay cut...apparently

Rapana costs himself a bundle
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Jordan Rapana is one of the game’s better finishers and was offered around $500,000 to remain at Canberra. Rapana opted to knock the money back and test the market … and has come up empty. The Raiders have allocated the money elsewhere - so Rapana will either have to take a pay cut or leave the Raiders.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/the-mole-t ... ca83a1d938
You would think after Blake Austin’s attempt at the open market last year that the players would learn that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Often your first offer is your best offer. When will they learn.


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Fairly accurate comparison. I'd say the problem to do with poor guidance from their managers.
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Post by simo » July 8, 2019, 12:32 pm

I think he may find himself a little further north in townsville. Would love him to stay but he’s consistently given us a valuable return on investment and deserves anything extra he can get. Best of luck to him
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Post by Sydney_Raider » July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm

Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.

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Northern Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 9:27 am
LastRaider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 9:06 am
Neeeegz wrote:Looks like Rapana knocked back a 500k extension a few months back to test his value on the market. Raiders moved on and allocated the money elsewhere, so if he stays, it will be for a decent pay cut...apparently

Rapana costs himself a bundle
The Mole

Jordan Rapana is one of the game’s better finishers and was offered around $500,000 to remain at Canberra. Rapana opted to knock the money back and test the market … and has come up empty. The Raiders have allocated the money elsewhere - so Rapana will either have to take a pay cut or leave the Raiders.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/the-mole-t ... ca83a1d938
You would think after Blake Austin’s attempt at the open market last year that the players would learn that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Often your first offer is your best offer. When will they learn.


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Fairly accurate comparison. I'd say the problem to do with poor guidance from their managers.
Every Raiders fan knows we pay overs - why dont the players get that?!?

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Post by Northern Raider » July 8, 2019, 1:37 pm

Sydney_Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm
Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.
He shows promise but still a ways to go. He has incredible speed but is still working out how make the most of it at NRL level. Some players are able to take that next step and become a total weapon like Josh Addo-Carr. Most do not though. Its all about reading the play and possitioning yourself. Given his relative lack of experience he has plenty of upside in this regard.
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Northern Raider wrote:
July 4, 2019, 8:29 pm
I think every NZ international gets link to the Warriors when they're on the market.
Yeah I think it's standard practice for managers to leak that that line to the media as a bargaining chip.

Having said that a number of NZ reps have actually signed for the Warriors in recent seasons, Tohu Harris, RTS and Isaac Luke to name just a few.

I would love to see Rapana stay but we're also going to need to find $$$ to upgrade CNK and somethings going to have to give.

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Sydney_Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm
Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.
I remember it.
Some members of the GH, who shall remain nameless even mocked him and called him "**** fingers"
And Rickman and I were absolutely disgusted by it.
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Post by Northern Raider » July 8, 2019, 2:25 pm

PigRickman wrote:
July 8, 2019, 2:15 pm
Sydney_Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm
Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.
I remember it.
Some members of the GH, who shall remain nameless even mocked him and called him "**** fingers"
And Rickman and I were absolutely disgusted by it.
Yeah I remember those guys. From memory they were called. The Nickman and Pigman. Jerks.

Pretty sure they were both Lucy anyway.
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It was around the same time they RRAn another poster out of here. Jerks.
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Post by Neeeegz » July 8, 2019, 4:11 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
PigRickman wrote:
July 8, 2019, 2:15 pm
Sydney_Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm
Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.
I remember it.
Some members of the GH, who shall remain nameless even mocked him and called him "**** fingers"
And Rickman and I were absolutely disgusted by it.
Yeah I remember those guys. From memory they were called. The Nickman and Pigman. Jerks.

Pretty sure they were both Lucy anyway.
That's what I thought. The alto ego bros

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Post by gangrenous » July 8, 2019, 6:15 pm

I think Rapanas handling issues were overblown. Always been a boss in lime green.

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Post by Botman » July 8, 2019, 6:45 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 2:25 pm
PigRickman wrote:
July 8, 2019, 2:15 pm
Sydney_Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm
Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.
I remember it.
Some members of the GH, who shall remain nameless even mocked him and called him "**** fingers"
And Rickman and I were absolutely disgusted by it.
Yeah I remember those guys. From memory they were called. The Nickman and Pigman. Jerks.

Pretty sure they were both Lucy anyway.
God, i remember those guys
just the WORST
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Post by Sid » July 8, 2019, 6:56 pm

PigRickman wrote:
Northern Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 2:25 pm
PigRickman wrote:
July 8, 2019, 2:15 pm
Sydney_Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm
Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.
I remember it.
Some members of the GH, who shall remain nameless even mocked him and called him "**** fingers"
And Rickman and I were absolutely disgusted by it.
Yeah I remember those guys. From memory they were called. The Nickman and Pigman. Jerks.

Pretty sure they were both Lucy anyway.
God, i remember those guys
just the WORST

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Post by BadnMean » July 8, 2019, 7:54 pm

Sydney_Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm
Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.
He's just finding his range between keeping it tight so as not to let anyone down but also being able to display and use the skill set he has- which coming from rugby 7s is probably broader than just - ruck out, tackle.

One of the gorgeously refreshing things about Jordy Raps was his "rugby mindset" where he knew when advantage was being played and would take a risk-free punt on an outrageous play. Plus his ability to kick creatively at full pace, throw great passes etc etc. He had more strings to his bow than the run of the mill NRL winger. I think Simonsen has more than he's shown us but like Rapana it might take a season or so to dial it in.

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Post by Ruben Daley » July 8, 2019, 8:50 pm

BadnMean wrote:
July 8, 2019, 7:54 pm
Sydney_Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm
Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.
He's just finding his range between keeping it tight so as not to let anyone down but also being able to display and use the skill set he has- which coming from rugby 7s is probably broader than just - ruck out, tackle.

One of the gorgeously refreshing things about Jordy Raps was his "rugby mindset" where he knew when advantage was being played and would take a risk-free punt on an outrageous play. Plus his ability to kick creatively at full pace, throw great passes etc etc. He had more strings to his bow than the run of the mill NRL winger. I think Simonsen has more than he's shown us but like Rapana it might take a season or so to dial it in.
Already using past tense for Rapa, BnM?

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Post by BadnMean » July 9, 2019, 7:58 am

Ruben Daley wrote:
July 8, 2019, 8:50 pm
BadnMean wrote:
July 8, 2019, 7:54 pm
Sydney_Raider wrote:
July 8, 2019, 1:08 pm
Remember when he has some of the worst hands in the NRL. He certainly turned that around (he needed to). Sad if he moves elsewhere but I can understand the reasoning. Simmonson has been a pleasant surprise although I saw signs against Parra he may be getting a little over confident. We also have guys like Niko and Satini at Mounties.
He's just finding his range between keeping it tight so as not to let anyone down but also being able to display and use the skill set he has- which coming from rugby 7s is probably broader than just - ruck out, tackle.

One of the gorgeously refreshing things about Jordy Raps was his "rugby mindset" where he knew when advantage was being played and would take a risk-free punt on an outrageous play. Plus his ability to kick creatively at full pace, throw great passes etc etc. He had more strings to his bow than the run of the mill NRL winger. I think Simonsen has more than he's shown us but like Rapana it might take a season or so to dial it in.
Already using past tense for Rapa, BnM?
Good catch. I'd love him to stay but I think there might be clubs who get nearer to his asking price than we can. And it's his last big contract. So I'd love him to stay but not confident. Preparing for him to go mentally.

It'll be a nice surprise for me if he and Joey go around for us again next year.

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How do you think Rapana would look in red?

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Post by Botman » July 9, 2019, 8:38 am

T_R wrote:
July 9, 2019, 8:32 am
How do you think Rapana would look in red?

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Assuming you mean the Dragons, it seems right. They love picking up our discards.
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Re: Canberra Raiders looking to re-sign Jordan Rapana

Post by simo » July 9, 2019, 8:42 am

T_R wrote:
July 9, 2019, 8:32 am
How do you think Rapana would look in red?

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Code switch hey?
Dont delete this GE

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