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Ikavalu 2019 was very ordinary but looked much improved 2020, I couldn't spend my cash on him over current prospects at the club

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Ikuvalu is 28 next year. Plodder status - definitely not a prospect. Tuipulotu is 20 with potential. They're in two different categories...
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Raiders_Pat wrote: November 25, 2020, 11:09 am Ikuvalu is 28 next year. Plodder status - definitely not a prospect. Tuipulotu is 20 with potential. They're in two different categories...
There you go. I had no idea he was 28. Looked OK from what I saw in that game.
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greeneyed wrote: November 24, 2020, 3:12 pm
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
julian87 wrote: November 23, 2020, 8:40 pm Just fwiw the Broncos have picked up the biggest upside train and trial in a while in Albert Kelly.
:lol: Go Kevvy!

Who was that Australian player in Super League that everyone always wanted to sign for the Raiders again?
John Folau?
It was a half. Australian playing in England. Every year it was we should get ... went on for years.


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FROG wrote: November 25, 2020, 6:48 pm He is apparently going to manly

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Botman wrote: November 24, 2020, 6:52 pm Im fairly certain it was Henry, i remember it as it if was yesterday, because EVERY god damn year i got excited about the idea of it... i actually rated Henry Paul pretty highly and we had such a **** show in the halves for so long... i believe the rumours began because he was coached by Matt Elliott at the Bulls, and they were said to be close.

From memory Henry was a classic running 5/8th and Robbie was a stocky, solid hooker. But i dont think Elliot ever coached Robbie
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Had an electric, elusive running game, though. He was well suited to SL and might have struggled in the NRL.
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Yeah its a shame for us here in Aus (and great for the ESL) that Henry Paul never tested himself in the NRL. I think he would have more than held his own and been better appreciated for the player he was.
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Botman wrote:Yeah its a shame for us here in Aus (and great for the ESL) that Henry Paul never tested himself in the NRL. I think he would have more than held his own and been better appreciated for the player he was.
Robbie was better
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Does anyone know what John Folau is up to?
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CallSole wrote:Does anyone know what John Folau is up to?
no, hope that helps

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John Folau signed a one year deal with Blacktown Sea Eagles (the affiliate, not the Manly Sea Eagles) for 2020: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/john-f ... 4f6723a5e7

So, nothing by the looks.

These guys aren’t doing anything either... though Benji apparently has an offer to go to England.

The homeless 23: The best NRL players still searching for a contract

1 Jordan Kahu - $220,000
2 Tautau Moga - $160,000
3 Tim Lafai - $200,000
4 Ricky Leutele - $200,000
5. Brendan Elliot - $150,000
6 Tyrone Roberts - $100,000
7 Benji Marshall - $280,000
8 John Asiata - $250,000
9 Issac Luke - $150,000
10 Tom Amone - $120,000
11 Scott Sorensen - $140,000
12 Brad Takairangi - $180,000
13 Leivaha Pulu - $100,000

14 Danny Levi - $200,000
15 Jamil Hopoate - $110,000
16 Jack Cogger - $130,000
17 Nathan Peats - $170,000

18. Sandor Earl - $120,000
19. Albert Hopoate - $130,000
20. Dale Copley - $120,000
21. Marion Seve - $100,000
22. Tyrone Roberts-Davis - $90,000
23. Malakai Watene-Zelekniak - $100,000

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Albert Hopoate touring the Raiders facilities
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Raiders666 wrote: November 30, 2020, 6:24 pm Albert Hopoate touring the Raiders facilities
He's been taken off the Sea Eagles website so he's going somewhere. He's big but not real fast, not sure if we need him with Simo, Semi and Elijah Anderson all in the "young winger" category.
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Brendan Elliot would be a good cheap pickup for a club. We don’t need him with us having Rapana. But I think he’s a very decent back up outside back in the Michael Oldfield mould.
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BadnMean wrote: November 30, 2020, 6:52 pm
Raiders666 wrote: November 30, 2020, 6:24 pm Albert Hopoate touring the Raiders facilities
He's been taken off the Sea Eagles website so he's going somewhere. He's big but not real fast, not sure if we need him with Simo, Semi and Elijah Anderson all in the "young winger" category.
I've only seen a little bit of him but if he's $130K and we have the room, I don't think it hurts to have another 19 year-old with a few NRL games under his belt.
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BadnMean wrote: November 30, 2020, 6:52 pm
Raiders666 wrote: November 30, 2020, 6:24 pm Albert Hopoate touring the Raiders facilities
He's been taken off the Sea Eagles website so he's going somewhere. He's big but not real fast, not sure if we need him with Simo, Semi and Elijah Anderson all in the "young winger" category.
The source is “personal sources” of Clarkey’s Column. It could right... but I’d be taking it with a grain of salt.

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If Albert signed then between him, James and Hodgson there's 6 acl injuries.

Thought he looked pretty average in the few games he played. Would rather see HSS, Timoko, BS or even Kris
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I’m all for Hopoate. Has had huge wraps and would be bargain basement.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.
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Yeah im with julian on this. I like kicking the tyres of young, super talented kids
He's got injury history and you'd have to say his odds arent great at panning out right now, but for the minimum salary, it's genuine talent in the outside backs, which we could use.
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Hull FC is the team offering Benji a deal...

According to Fox, the NRL has still not finalised the salary cap for 2021 or squad numbers!

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julian87 wrote: December 1, 2020, 5:33 am I’m all for Hopoate. Has had huge wraps and would be bargain basement.
the wraps were before he did his acl twice. Came back and looks slower than his brother.
Manly tried loaning him off to the warriors even when their backline was completely busted which says to me they don't think much of him.
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Raiders666 wrote: November 30, 2020, 6:24 pm Albert Hopoate touring the Raiders facilities
Poor, pissweak character that we're better off without if he rejects us from here then.
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Why is he a pissweak character? I get all the Hopoate boys confused
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Raiders666 wrote: December 1, 2020, 8:07 pm Why is he a pissweak character? I get all the Hopoate boys confused
Because Mansour once visited our facilities and didn't sign with us. The coward! Some posters still begrudge him the right to ever hypothetically sign with us to this day.

I think that's the reference.
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I'd take Albert Hopoate on near minimum wage for sure
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Belcher#1 wrote: December 1, 2020, 12:53 pm
julian87 wrote: December 1, 2020, 5:33 am I’m all for Hopoate. Has had huge wraps and would be bargain basement.
the wraps were before he did his acl twice. Came back and looks slower than his brother.
Manly tried loaning him off to the warriors even when their backline was completely busted which says to me they don't think much of him.
Apparently, they let him sign with the warriors but then suli got injured and then they changed their mind. Ended playing 5 first grade games for them but i get the feeling he was pretty dirty at how they treated him. As much as his old man grates me, id be happy to sign him on circa 100k. There is a wing spot for the taking
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Hoppa has plenty of competition for a wing spot.

Rapana, Semi, and Old Bailey for starters..
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According to Danny Weidler on Twitter

BREAKING : @NRL_Bulldogs table a 4 year deal for Josh Addo-Carr. Above $2m. @9NewsSyd @NRLonNine

How much did they pay for Cotric again?


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650k :lol:
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Botman wrote: December 3, 2020, 2:58 pm650k :lol:
And they only want to pay Addo-Carr $500,000?
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So $650k for Cotric, $700k for DWZ and $500k for JAC.

That's $1.85mill for three wingers.
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Well..

The Dogs did offload KForan.

Freeing up $3mil.
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Hopoate is coming into the last year of his contract as well, that's a tidy $800-900k a season.
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Who are the Bulldogs halves next season? No point have elite backs if there's no one to deliver the ball to them.
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