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Canberra Raiders sign Wigan Warriors half George Williams on three year deal

Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 25, 2019, 7:39 am

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Believe George Williams' NRL move could come in 2020, and it would see him link up with John Bateman and Ryan Sutton at Canberra Raiders. @leagueexpress for full details.

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Post by edwahu » February 25, 2019, 7:42 am

Yes please. The best realistic option for us.

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Post by Timbo » February 25, 2019, 7:48 am

LimeGreenMachine wrote:
February 25, 2019, 7:39 am

Believe George Williams' NRL move could come in 2020, and it would see him link up with John Bateman and Ryan Sutton at Canberra Raiders. @leagueexpress for full details.
This would be amazing, therefore, I do not believe it.
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Post by julian87 » February 25, 2019, 7:49 am

That I’d be happy with.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by LP Raider » February 25, 2019, 8:45 am

Expect the NRL to change the rules and only allow a certain number of players from the old dart.

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Post by Rickmando » February 25, 2019, 10:33 am

LimeGreenMachine wrote:
February 25, 2019, 7:39 am

Believe George Williams' NRL move could come in 2020, and it would see him link up with John Bateman and Ryan Sutton at Canberra Raiders. @leagueexpress for full details.
Except we will have no money to sign him because we panic-bought Chad “The Chad” Townsend in 2019...

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Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly offer Wigan half George Williams three year deal

Post by greeneyed » February 25, 2019, 11:04 am

Could English half George Williams be set to join the journey from Wigan to Canberra in 2020?

Rugby Leaguer and League Express magazine is reporting that the Canberra Raiders is set to offer Wigan half George Williams a three year deal from 2020.

The UK magazine says that their sources suggest the 24 year has held discussions with the Raiders and Williams would be likely prepared to leave Wigan early - but a deal would require a transfer fee to be agreed by the Wigan Warriors. Williams is contracted to the Warriors for a further two seasons.

Williams has previously said that if there was a serious opportunity to move to the NRL he would like to pursue that.

The Warriors turned down a £400,000 transfer offer for Williams in 2017, when he then also had two years left on his contract.

League Express magazine says that a Canberra spokesman had “cooled” speculation a deal had already be done.
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Post by Northern Raider » February 25, 2019, 11:04 am

LP Raider wrote:
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Expect the NRL to change the rules and only allow a certain number of players from the old dart.
Unless your name is Burgess
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Post by -PJ- » February 25, 2019, 11:05 am

"Reportedly" :lol:

Who makes this up ?
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Post by edwahu » February 25, 2019, 11:11 am

-PJ- wrote:
February 25, 2019, 11:05 am
"Reportedly" :lol:

Who makes this up ?
I think these guys are a good source for UK stuff. I might be wrong but I think they had the Sutton and Bateman moves early.

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Post by -PJ- » February 25, 2019, 11:14 am

edwahu wrote:
February 25, 2019, 11:11 am
-PJ- wrote:
February 25, 2019, 11:05 am
"Reportedly" :lol:

Who makes this up ?
I think these guys are a good source for UK stuff.
Well let's wait for someone at our club to confirm of deny.
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Post by -PJ- » February 25, 2019, 11:16 am

Hey Don,

I'm hearing the club is set to offer Wigan half George Williams a 3 year deal starting 2020.

Get back mate.

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Post by edwahu » February 25, 2019, 11:17 am

I am a big fan of milking the UK angle for as long as possible before everyone else starts too.

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Post by -PJ- » February 25, 2019, 11:22 am

This guy is a current ENG test half..
But..

Is he any good ?

We'll end up with a side full of ENG players the way we're heading.
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Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly set to offer Wigan half George Williams three year deal

Post by Matt » February 25, 2019, 11:22 am

Wigan Raiders

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Post by -PJ- » February 25, 2019, 11:25 am

Matt wrote:
February 25, 2019, 11:22 am
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » February 25, 2019, 11:32 am

So if the deal is from 2020, the intention would be to get him to sign, and come over a year early yeah?
Surely he’d be getting homesick for Canberra or something?


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Post by Raiders_Pat » February 25, 2019, 11:32 am

If this is true then I hope it's to replace Sezer rather than shifting Wighton back to fullback. I'm of the view that if we're gonna do this Wighton to 5/8 thing, then we need to follow through with it rather than just doing it as a stop gap.

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Post by -PJ- » February 25, 2019, 11:38 am

Maybe we can lure the Golden Boot winner as well !
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Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly set to offer Wigan half George Williams three year deal

Post by greeneyed » February 25, 2019, 11:39 am

This is what he said last year about a move to the NRL.

England playmaker keen to live out his NRL dream

England playmaker George Williams has confirmed his desire to play in the NRL.

"It is something I have always dreamt to do so I definitely want to give it a go if there is a chance. Wigan would have to agree but if the NRL was an opportunity for me I would love to move to Australia to take that up."

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/08/10/eng ... nrl-dream/
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Post by edwahu » February 25, 2019, 11:49 am

What happens if Jack carves it up at 5/8th? This becomes a Sezer upgrade?

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Post by julian87 » February 25, 2019, 11:52 am

This bloke is a genuine 6 if you get that at all these days not a 7. Him and Wighton would be disastrous
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by simo » February 25, 2019, 11:53 am

edwahu wrote:
February 25, 2019, 11:49 am
What happens if Jack carves it up at 5/8th? This becomes a Sezer upgrade?
Yep. Nothing wrongwith that either
Dont delete this GE

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Post by Woodgers » February 25, 2019, 11:54 am

I'm sceptical that this article is a few years old and someone has just done a simple find/replace function on a word doc looking for the word Sam and replace it with George.
We continue to **** about with blokes that are part of some fraternity. It's infuriating.

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Post by Matt » February 25, 2019, 12:01 pm

-PJ- wrote:
February 25, 2019, 11:25 am
Matt wrote:
February 25, 2019, 11:22 am
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No disruption during Origin when we have Poms, Kiwis, Samoans, Tongans, Fijians etc...
Yep.
Just funny that we keep going to the Wigan well

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Post by kiwi raider » February 25, 2019, 12:07 pm

julian87 wrote:
February 25, 2019, 11:52 am
This bloke is a genuine 6 if you get that at all these days not a 7. Him and Wighton would be disastrous
Yea problem is Sezer is really more of a 6 too, A lot of people reckon he was a 7 at The titans But Even Sezer himself has recently stated he was always a 5/8 there and has had trouble being the halfback at Canberra
Complicating matters is that Sezer himself is unsure where his best spot is – at No.7 or No.6.

"I'm not too sure, you know. All my younger grades, and my first four years in first grade, were at five-eighth," he said.
https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/05/hal ... e-raiders/

What about
6. G Williams
7. Townsend :hmmm

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yeah count me in on this.
Might work, probably wont. Worth a shot.
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Post by AUSTEZER » February 25, 2019, 12:20 pm

So are G Williams and Sezer halves in 2020 doesn't say much about wighton move to 6

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Post by Sezer's Palace » February 25, 2019, 12:25 pm

If the plan is to pair him with Sezer or another half in 2020 then I'm not sure I really understand moving Wighton to the halves for this season?
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Post by zim » February 25, 2019, 12:35 pm

So we write off a year? Don't do everything we can to try and make the 8?
Signing someone for 2020 should have zero impact on what we do for round 1 2019.

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Post by Sezer's Palace » February 25, 2019, 12:45 pm

Not what I'm suggesting in the slightest.

What I mean is, if we are committed to making Wighton a 5/8, we should be looking to sign a fullback for 2020 rather than another half. If Wighton to 5/8 is a stop gap move, I think we would've been better off playing S. Williams/Hingano and Sezer as our halves for this season.
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Post by Ginga » February 25, 2019, 12:45 pm

-PJ- wrote:This guy is a current ENG test half..
But..

Is he any good ?

We'll end up with a side full of ENG players the way we're heading.
Which will coincide with the NRL pushing for England to play a 5 test series against France starting in October and a clubs refusal to release players is met with fines or suspensions

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Post by w3b3d1g1 » February 25, 2019, 12:49 pm

So we will end up with Townsend and Williams? Seeya Sezer...

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Post by zim » February 25, 2019, 1:00 pm

Sezer's Palace wrote:
February 25, 2019, 12:45 pm
Not what I'm suggesting in the slightest.

What I mean is, if we are committed to making Wighton a 5/8, we should be looking to sign a fullback for 2020 rather than another half. If Wighton to 5/8 is a stop gap move, I think we would've been better off playing S. Williams/Hingano and Sezer as our halves for this season.
Which is not putting your strongest foot forward ie not doing everything you can to make the 8.

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Post by greeneyed » February 25, 2019, 1:05 pm

When The Mole was asked if this was on... he said...

@9_Moley

No - they were looking at him but out of their price range.

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