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Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in signing Matt Frawley

Matt Frawley is closing in on an NRL return after leaving Huddersfield Giants. League Express understands the halfback is in talks with NRL Grand Finalists Canberra Raiders after returning down under... with talks continuing over the weekend.

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O... Ok.
Feels a little redundant with Sam Williams on the books. I assume this would be a mounties contract?
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Given there are 29 on the books, you’d think so.
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Who is better? Williams or Frawley?
Frawley was actually ok for Dogs a couple of yrs ago. No clue how he went in ESL.
We already know Williams is ok.

So, bet on Frawley's youth?

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Hingano replacement?
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It'd be good to have 2 established halves at Mounties

They struggled hard when Williams was out

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Northern Raider wrote:
December 9, 2019, 9:57 am
Hingano replacement?
He has been given a development contract. So he will still be here another yr.

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That would be a confusing signing. With Sam and Hingano already on the books, and Donny saying our recruitment is done. Do we really need more halves depth?
I guess it'd only be min wage. We're not really lacking for depth anywhere really.

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zim wrote:
December 9, 2019, 10:05 am
That would be a confusing signing. With Sam and Hingano already on the books, and Donny saying our recruitment is done. Do we really need more halves depth?
I guess it'd only be min wage. We're not really lacking for depth anywhere really.
I suppose the Q is, is he better than what we have?
Right now, I think he is better than Hingano.
Sammy, probably not, BUT, is 4-5yrs his junior.

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Is he better than Craig Frawley?

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Makaveli wrote:
December 9, 2019, 10:21 am
Is he better than Craig Frawley?
I think so, but both are avg players at best by NRL standards

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He's not better than Williams. Well, I wouldn't pick him over Williams. If your criteria is simply who is the better defender for 1 game he might get picked. But if we're looking at someone to come in to play a proper role it'd be Williams every day.

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zim wrote:
December 9, 2019, 10:24 am
He's not better than Williams. Well, I wouldn't pick him over Williams. If your criteria is simply who is the better defender for 1 game he might get picked. But if we're looking at someone to come in to play a proper role it'd be Williams every day.
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Matt wrote:
Makaveli wrote:
December 9, 2019, 10:21 am
Is he better than Craig Frawley?
I think so, but both are avg players at best by NRL standards
would Matt Elliott play him in the backrow?

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Matt Elliott would play Tom Starling in the back row

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Northern Raider wrote:Hingano replacement?
Different positions. Hingano is our depth Hooker/Winger
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
December 9, 2019, 11:25 am
Northern Raider wrote:Hingano replacement?
Different positions. Hingano is our depth Hooker/Winger
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bonehead wrote:
December 9, 2019, 10:48 am
Matt wrote:
Makaveli wrote:
December 9, 2019, 10:21 am
Is he better than Craig Frawley?
I think so, but both are avg players at best by NRL standards
would Matt Elliott play him in the backrow?

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December 9, 2019, 11:08 am
Matt Elliott would play Tom Starling in the back row

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
December 9, 2019, 11:25 am
Northern Raider wrote:Hingano replacement?
Different positions. Hingano is our depth Hooker/Winger
Point well made
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
December 9, 2019, 11:25 am
Northern Raider wrote:Hingano replacement?
Different positions. Hingano is our depth Hooker/Winger
Hahaha. But winger before hooker.

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Obviously wants to come home.

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Makaveli wrote:
December 9, 2019, 10:21 am
Is he better than Craig Frawley?
I had flashbacks to when he was our big of season signing. Dire times they were.

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Competition for spots across the board, can’t be a bad thing. How times have changed...

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Matt wrote:
December 9, 2019, 9:53 am
Who is better? Williams or Frawley?
Frawley was actually ok for Dogs a couple of yrs ago. No clue how he went in ESL.
We already know Williams is ok.

So, bet on Frawley's youth?
He made Jordan Turner look good by comparison.

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BadnMean wrote:
December 9, 2019, 2:33 pm
Makaveli wrote:
December 9, 2019, 10:21 am
Is he better than Craig Frawley?
I had flashbacks to when he was our big of season signing. Dire times they were.
Back in those days the article would include a quote from Matt Elliott bemoaning how hard it is to recruit quality players to Canberra and then some Bull about cattle.

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MrPosh wrote:
Matt wrote:
December 9, 2019, 9:53 am
Who is better? Williams or Frawley?
Frawley was actually ok for Dogs a couple of yrs ago. No clue how he went in ESL.
We already know Williams is ok.

So, bet on Frawley's youth?
He made Jordan Turner look good by comparison.
What's a Jordan Turner?

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-TW- wrote:
December 9, 2019, 8:35 pm
MrPosh wrote:
Matt wrote:
December 9, 2019, 9:53 am
Who is better? Williams or Frawley?
Frawley was actually ok for Dogs a couple of yrs ago. No clue how he went in ESL.
We already know Williams is ok.

So, bet on Frawley's youth?
He made Jordan Turner look good by comparison.
What's a Jordan Turner?

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I think he meant to write Glen Turner.

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-TW- wrote:
MrPosh wrote:
Matt wrote:
December 9, 2019, 9:53 am
Who is better? Williams or Frawley?
Frawley was actually ok for Dogs a couple of yrs ago. No clue how he went in ESL.
We already know Williams is ok.

So, bet on Frawley's youth?
He made Jordan Turner look good by comparison.
What's a Jordan Turner?

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Surely Ricky's trolling afghk here? Sezer gone.... hey let's bring in a second grade half to duke it out with Williams.

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gergreg wrote:Surely Ricky's trolling afghk here? Sezer gone.... hey let's bring in a second grade half to duke it out with Williams.

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It’s the chicken and the egg, gerg.... does aghfjfjtnt really like Williams that much, or did he just really hate Sezer??
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Seiffert82 wrote:
December 9, 2019, 6:06 pm
BadnMean wrote:
December 9, 2019, 2:33 pm
Makaveli wrote:
December 9, 2019, 10:21 am
Is he better than Craig Frawley?
I had flashbacks to when he was our big of season signing. Dire times they were.
Back in those days the article would include a quote from Matt Elliott bemoaning how hard it is to recruit quality players to Canberra and then some Bull about cattle.
Yep. I guess the club learned a valuable lesson about hiring a coach who actually believed in the place from that era. That's not the only ingredient needed, clearly, but I do remember that idiot paying overs for the likes of Tyran Smith as the only "big name" players he could attract.

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And a 85 year old Jason Smith, still smoking 2 packs a day.

At least he was excellent for us in the 2 years he was here

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Yeah, it's not like Stuart is signing superstars to Canberra either. He is taking punts on Pommies, young kids like Tapine, Horsburgh, Simonsson etc and diamonds in the rough like Leilua, Rapana, CNK, Austin, Taylor and Oldfield - but at no stage has he talked about how hard it is to get quality players here.

I'm sure everyone remembers the early days when the likes of Tedesco backflipped, Mansour considered us and stayed with Penrith and Proctor changed his mind - but even then, Stuart didn't blame the City itself. The club just changed tac with its recruiting strategy.

It has been a really exciting thing to watch.

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Ive got a couple of dogs fans in my team. I was trying to gauge whether he could tackle. Incredibly they couldnt remember him which probably says plenty. If he can tackle i reckon there is a good chance we could see him in first grade ahead of s willi. l.. id have preferred a good junior, but there isnt a whole lot to dislike about this

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FROG wrote:Ive got a couple of dogs fans in my team. I was trying to gauge whether he could tackle. Incredibly they couldnt remember him which probably says plenty. If he can tackle i reckon there is a good chance we could see him in first grade ahead of s willi. l.. id have preferred a good junior, but there isnt a whole lot to dislike about this
Frawley is a good step below NRL level. I’m surprised people thought he was good at the Dogs.

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