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Jack Hetherington heading to Canberra Raiders

Post by dubby » August 6, 2019, 6:57 am

So Paul Kent writes that we have signed Jack Hetherington from the Panthers:

"So Waqa Blake was released mid-season to Parramatta. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak released to Canterbury.
Jack Hetherington will be off to Canberra. Maloney gone to France. Campbell-Gillard being shopped around."

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Position: Prop
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 107 kg
Age: 23
Date of Birth: 08 June 1996
Birthplace: Canberra, ACT
Nickname: Hethro
Debut Club: Penrith Panthers
Opposition: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Date: 22 April 2018
Round: 7
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The grandson of Roosters legend Bill Mullins, son of former Raiders prop Brett, and nephew of former Raiders fullback Brett Mullins, Hetherington joined the Panthers junior ranks in 2016 and was a leading performer for the NYC side. He stepped up to the ISP side in 2017 and was a member of the Panthers squad that won the premiership and the State Championship title that season. Hetherington made an immediate impact following his NRL debut in 2018 and he was rewarded with the club's Ben Alexander Rookie of the Year Award.

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Post by julian87 » August 6, 2019, 7:30 am

**** I’m very happy with that if true. He looked very good last year, is probably minimum wage, and has a familial history with the club.

I’ve posted before on here that I think he’s someone we should sign.

Hope it’s true.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by kiwi raider » August 6, 2019, 7:37 am

Yea a few rough edges but definitely has potential, would be a good addition to the squad

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Post by TongueFTW » August 6, 2019, 7:48 am

Hetherington would be a really astute signing.

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Post by Ronny P » August 6, 2019, 7:48 am

He is nothing but trouble off the field. Just what we need, another back rower!


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Post by julian87 » August 6, 2019, 8:13 am

Looks more a lock/front rower from what I saw.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by kiwi raider » August 6, 2019, 8:19 am

julian87 wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:13 am
Looks more a lock/front rower from what I saw.
yea definitely a middle, listed on the panthers website as a Prop, Probably replaces someone like Royce Hunt or Luke Bateman in the squad

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Post by simo » August 6, 2019, 8:32 am

kiwi raider wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:19 am
julian87 wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:13 am
Looks more a lock/front rower from what I saw.
yea definitely a middle, listed on the panthers website as a Prop, Probably replaces someone like Royce Hunt or Luke Bateman in the squad
Yep. Fills a 20 minute, high defensive intensity bench spot. Will comoete well with young and Horsburgh
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Post by dubby » August 6, 2019, 8:37 am

Straight swap for L Bateman I guess

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Post by Billy Walker » August 6, 2019, 9:55 am

simo wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:32 am
kiwi raider wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:19 am
julian87 wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:13 am
Looks more a lock/front rower from what I saw.
yea definitely a middle, listed on the panthers website as a Prop, Probably replaces someone like Royce Hunt or Luke Bateman in the squad
Yep. Fills a 20 minute, high defensive intensity bench spot. Will comoete well with young and Horsburgh
Isn’t comoete the first line of the Haka? Guessing he’s a kiwi :roflmao

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Post by PigRickman » August 6, 2019, 10:02 am

Cant remember ever really seeing him play, but it looks like the right people who do know are very happy with this, so count me in.
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Post by Matt » August 6, 2019, 10:03 am

Has some disciplinary things to sort out on, and possibly off the field, but a solid signing IMO. Was pretty solid for the Panthers last year. Will add to our good depth. Decent young middle forward.

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Post by Matt » August 6, 2019, 10:05 am

Billy Walker wrote:
August 6, 2019, 9:55 am
simo wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:32 am
kiwi raider wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:19 am
julian87 wrote:
August 6, 2019, 8:13 am
Looks more a lock/front rower from what I saw.
yea definitely a middle, listed on the panthers website as a Prop, Probably replaces someone like Royce Hunt or Luke Bateman in the squad
Yep. Fills a 20 minute, high defensive intensity bench spot. Will comoete well with young and Horsburgh
Isn’t comoete the first line of the Haka? Guessing he’s a kiwi :roflmao
Its Kamake, but you could blame auto correct :lol:

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Post by T_R » August 6, 2019, 10:05 am

If he was a race horse, you'd buy him entirely on his bloodlines.

I guess prop is about the only place we have space for a young forward. He could do well.
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Ronny P wrote:
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Post by julian87 » August 6, 2019, 10:31 am

He’s a bit of a liability discipline wise. But I don’t think you’re going to get a better fit potential/talent/age compared to cost.

His on field issues, from memory, remind me a bit of a young Mitch Barnett. Has an error or several penalties in him but maybe that can be ironed out with age/good culture. Because lord knows there wasn’t a good culture at Penrith even with success.

I’m not attributing Penrith’s mild success in 2018 to him but from memory he came into the team when they were in a rut and they improved when he was in the side. An injury riddled 2019 and it looks like Cleary probably thought Penrith rushed into and signed him on overs. That’s not gospel, just what it looks like to me. From memory Cleary prefers a safer style of forward too which might be part of what’s happened.

He’s not a world beater but he 100% fits the current forward pack mound Stuart has built. Very good defender and aggressive but fit young middle forward. Actually a pretty similar style of player to Horsburgh but maybe a touch more athletic with ball in hand.

If it’s true and it doesn’t come off we simply have a young bloke in reserve grade rather than a career reserve grader on the same amount of money.
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Post by Matt » August 6, 2019, 11:35 am

julian87 wrote:
August 6, 2019, 10:31 am
He’s a bit of a liability discipline wise. But I don’t think you’re going to get a better fit potential/talent/age compared to cost.

His on field issues, from memory, remind me a bit of a young Mitch Barnett. Has an error or several penalties in him but maybe that can be ironed out with age/good culture. Because lord knows there wasn’t a good culture at Penrith even with success.

I’m not attributing Penrith’s mild success in 2018 to him but from memory he came into the team when they were in a rut and they improved when he was in the side. An injury riddled 2019 and it looks like Cleary probably thought Penrith rushed into and signed him on overs. That’s not gospel, just what it looks like to me. From memory Cleary prefers a safer style of forward too which might be part of what’s happened.

He’s not a world beater but he 100% fits the current forward pack mound Stuart has built. Very good defender and aggressive but fit young middle forward. Actually a pretty similar style of player to Horsburgh but maybe a touch more athletic with ball in hand.

If it’s true and it doesn’t come off we simply have a young bloke in reserve grade rather than a career reserve grader on the same amount of money.
I agree with all of that. Very much a Horseburgh type signing/ player. A mobile aggressive middle with a temper. :D

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Post by woppadingo » August 6, 2019, 11:41 am

Dont want to start a new thread but I think Horse has done well to control his temper on field while maintaining his aggression. Also been great with off loads and cleaning up loose ball. Also tough as nails. Played with a fractured elbow a few weeks back. Very impressed!

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Post by bonehead » August 6, 2019, 11:49 am

he was a bit sloppy in that first game back but has been a lot better last 2 weeks
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Post by Hazza » August 6, 2019, 1:50 pm

According to Paul Kent's article in the Tele on the panthers- 'Jack Hetherington will be off to Canberra'. Seen a bit of him, can play.

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Post by reptar » August 6, 2019, 3:04 pm

How many father/sons would that be for the Raiders?
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Post by Beejay » August 6, 2019, 3:08 pm

From what i know, he is very loose disciplinary wise on the field, and some off. With a lot of raw potential and big raps as a junior.
Good signing as a depth player on minimal coin. Actually really good.

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Post by boydy80 » August 6, 2019, 3:29 pm

Great signing..... I'm sure L. Bateman wished he took the 3yr deal while it was on the table. I'm sure this bloke will take his spot on less money.
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reptar wrote:How many father/sons would that be for the Raiders?
All I know is that tall 2nd gen props always work out great
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The Raiders have said publicly they wish to re-sign Luke Bateman.
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greeneyed wrote:
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The Raiders have said publicly they wish to re-sign Luke Bateman.
I hadn't seen that. Surely, his value to the club has dropped in the interim. Surely even Luke must look at the talent ahead of him in the roster and realise he wont get much more than minimum wage... There would have to be more opportunities for him elsewhere.
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Post by zim » August 6, 2019, 4:26 pm

greeneyed wrote:
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The Raiders have said publicly they wish to re-sign Luke Bateman.
I'd see this as a min wage replacement for Royce Hunt.

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boydy80 wrote:
August 6, 2019, 3:42 pm
greeneyed wrote:
August 6, 2019, 3:39 pm
The Raiders have said publicly they wish to re-sign Luke Bateman.
I hadn't seen that. Surely, his value to the club has dropped in the interim. Surely even Luke must look at the talent ahead of him in the roster and realise he wont get much more than minimum wage... There would have to be more opportunities for him elsewhere.
I'm not sure there would be. Lots of games missed through injury this year, and not named again this week, after one game back.
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Post by reptar » August 6, 2019, 6:44 pm

bonehead wrote:
reptar wrote:How many father/sons would that be for the Raiders?
All I know is that tall 2nd gen props always work out great
Tilse is the only one?
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Post by greeneyed » August 6, 2019, 7:22 pm

Jackson is Ricky's son...
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Post by Wiki Special » August 6, 2019, 7:50 pm

Jack Hetherington has ability, I like the signing. Will put pressure on our bench middles and would not surprise me if he forced his way into our 17. Don't know much about him off field though, hope he fits our current culture.

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reptar wrote:
bonehead wrote:
reptar wrote:How many father/sons would that be for the Raiders?
All I know is that tall 2nd gen props always work out great
Tilse is the only one?
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Post by TongueFTW » August 7, 2019, 7:58 am

Still think it is a good signing. Given Stuart was able to get some pretty good output from Dave Taylor, I am somewhat hopeful he can reign in Hetherington’s poor discipline. I seem to remember he was sin binned twice in the same game for Penrith, but could be wrong.

Plenty of potentially good forwards coming through with Guler, Horsburgh, Young, Murchie and now Hetherington.

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Post by dubby » August 7, 2019, 8:05 am

I seen a few of his games last year, and he had a lot of potential. Plenty to get excited about. The comparison to Mitch Barnett is on the money, but I think JH has more attacking ability by far.

Yes, he is a handful off field but I'm confident Ricky will get the best from him

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