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Canberra Raiders sign Zane Dunford

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According to PSM have signed Zane Dunford (Sea Eagles SG Ball '21) to an NRL contract.

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ALX22 wrote:According to PSM have signed Zane Dunford (Sea Eagles SG Ball '21) to an NRL contract.

second rower, son of Matt Dunford

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Zane Dunford was captain of the Sea Eagles SG Ball team in 2021, the son of former Sea Eagles forward Matt Dunford (1990-1996, 81 games, hooker, second row, lock), has also played junior rugby union at Manly. Not a lot of other information out there. My guess is he’s at least Jersey Flegg eligible, if not SG Ball, listed as playing 2020 and 2021 SG Ball.
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Versatile and apparent ability. Sounds promising
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3 years is a big commitment. We must rate him highly
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This on top of the Morkos signing from the Dragons shows that we are being pretty aggressive in recruiting young players who have stood out at the SG Ball level at other clubs. I like it.
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paying overs for gun juniors is a solid approach, it's all a numbers game to rattle out the best kids into your top side

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Not sure if this deal is from 2023 as named in the Sea Eagles Jersey Flegg side. Or ???
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ALX22 wrote: March 8, 2022, 8:03 pm Not sure if this deal is from 2023 as named in the Sea Eagles Jersey Flegg side. Or ???
He's not in our lists... for this year anyway. Maybe something's gone awry.

He must be good. He is the only forward starting, apart from the hooker.

https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/jersey-fl ... -panthers/
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I spoke too soon. 2023 confirmed.

Raiders poach Sea Eagles young gun

Manly has lost one of its most promising young forwards to Canberra for 2023. Zane Dunford, whose dad Matt played nearly 100 games for the Sea Eagles in the 1990s, captained the club's SG Ball side last year and Manly were keen to keep him.

But the lure of a fulltime contract proved the difference as the 20-year-old edge back-rower signed a three-year deal with the Raiders.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/the-mole-t ... 3f92d82a72
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Scooped The Mole!
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greeneyed wrote:
ALX22 wrote: March 8, 2022, 8:03 pm Not sure if this deal is from 2023 as named in the Sea Eagles Jersey Flegg side. Or ???
He's not in our lists... for this year anyway. Maybe something's gone awry.

He must be good. He is the only forward starting, apart from the hooker.

https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/jersey-fl ... -panthers/
Pretty poor showing from the sea eagles, feel bad for the guy named as reserve with so many empty spots not taken Image

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Sid wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
ALX22 wrote: March 8, 2022, 8:03 pm Not sure if this deal is from 2023 as named in the Sea Eagles Jersey Flegg side. Or ???
He's not in our lists... for this year anyway. Maybe something's gone awry.

He must be good. He is the only forward starting, apart from the hooker.

https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/jersey-fl ... -panthers/
Pretty poor showing from the sea eagles, feel bad for the guy named as reserve with so many empty spots not taken Image

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Last gun Manly rugby junior we snared was Ben Kennedy
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