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Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by greeneyed » January 2, 2018, 3:50 am

League Express in the UK apparently suggests the Raiders were interested in Giants second rower Oliver Roberts... but he’s signing a five year deal with the Giants.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Roberts

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by El_Capitano » January 19, 2018, 10:28 am

Dave Mutha Flippin Taylor?
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Post by LP Raider » January 19, 2018, 10:40 am

El_Capitano wrote:Dave Mutha Flippin Taylor?
Only Ricky can help this guy, for Daves mental state he needs to head home to the Raiders were he can get the necessary help he needs.

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Post by Nadruku » January 19, 2018, 10:42 am

We probably don’t have any space in our cap ☹️


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Post by cat » January 19, 2018, 11:20 am

if we can get him registered on min wage then there is a chance I would think

but there is a huge BUT the NRL would have to agree to it, and register his contract but given he has done something over there I'm guessing thats a perfect reason to say No

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by BJ » January 19, 2018, 11:45 am

LP Raider wrote:
El_Capitano wrote:Dave Mutha Flippin Taylor?
Only Ricky can help this guy, for Daves mental state he needs to head home to the Raiders were he can get the necessary help he needs.
Ricky needs to be focused on the rest of the team, not babysitting the likes of David Taylor.

Big Dave needs to finally place responsibility on his own shoulders, not rely on someone else to keep him on the straight and narrow.

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Post by LP Raider » January 19, 2018, 5:28 pm

I think Dave has shown under the right structures he can fulfil his potential.

I expect Don to do his job and give Dave's manager a call, he was definitely a shining light in what was a pretty miserable year.

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Post by dubby » January 19, 2018, 5:59 pm

cat wrote:if we can get him registered on min wage then there is a chance I would think

but there is a huge BUT the NRL would have to agree to it, and register his contract but given he has done something over there I'm guessing thats a perfect reason to say No
The NRL just registered Matt Lodge.



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Post by cat » January 19, 2018, 6:09 pm

To the broncos , carl williams could sign with the broncos

We would have trouble getting mother Theresa over the line


On a side not junior had to sit out a suspension when he signed with us , does lodge?

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Post by LP Raider » January 19, 2018, 6:51 pm

Its a no brainer for the Raiders management, get on the phone and show some initiative like every other club does.

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Post by Matt » January 21, 2018, 12:53 pm

Id be ok if we got on the phone to Taylor for another life line. He would be top 17 material almost immediately. He was just coming good when he left

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Post by Wiki Special » January 31, 2018, 7:31 pm

Grant Garvey released by the Roosters - I don't know much about him. Would he be worth a shot while Hodgson is injured if we can get him cheap while he gets FG exposure to push for a contract with us or another club in 2019?

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Post by greeneyed » January 31, 2018, 7:34 pm

Is he related to Craig?
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Post by Nadruku » February 1, 2018, 10:03 am

Yep younger brother


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Post by Matt » February 2, 2018, 8:25 am

Hell, sub him in for Craig. He is crook ATM

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Post by edwahu » February 2, 2018, 9:18 am

Not really a signing but I noticed Ravalawa is included in the first grade squad on the Raiders website. So seems he got promoted up from train and trial. Probably inevitable given he was the only back. Makatoa as well but I think he was confirmed already.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by greeneyed » February 2, 2018, 9:32 am

Not yet...

The Raiders still have four spots left up for grabs, but there are six players currently on train-and-trial contracts trying to impress coach Ricky Stuart in the pre-season.

Bill Cullen, Jarrett Boland, Zac Masters, Fabian Paletua-Kiri, Mikaele Ravalawa and Josh Saunders are competing for the four contracts, while the Raiders have also signed four of their six development players.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-l ... 0r0pp.html
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by zim » February 2, 2018, 9:54 am

I believe it's spelled JOSH SAUNDERS.

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Post by edwahu » February 2, 2018, 10:17 am

greeneyed wrote:Not yet...

The Raiders still have four spots left up for grabs, but there are six players currently on train-and-trial contracts trying to impress coach Ricky Stuart in the pre-season.

Bill Cullen, Jarrett Boland, Zac Masters, Fabian Paletua-Kiri, Mikaele Ravalawa and Josh Saunders are competing for the four contracts, while the Raiders have also signed four of their six development players.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-l ... 0r0pp.html
Oh ok. I reckon he is a sure thing anyway since the rest are all middle forwards and we have like 15 of those already.

So I guess that means Stefano Hala and Roache are just going to be under 20s at mounties? Or maybe take the last two development spots.

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Post by Manchild » February 5, 2018, 6:54 pm

Rumours going around that Nathan Cleary might be on the move. We would be mad not to be making enquiries.

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Post by T_R » February 5, 2018, 7:06 pm

He wont be coming here.

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Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by Sid » February 5, 2018, 7:12 pm

Sea Eagles would seem most likely if he moves
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Post by T_R » February 5, 2018, 8:05 pm

Surely he'll go play with his Dad if he goes

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Post by Sid » February 5, 2018, 9:22 pm

True

That'd be a bad move career-wise
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Post by Manchild » February 5, 2018, 11:10 pm

He almost left Penrith originally because his dad was the coach.

Why do you say he wouldn't come to the Raiders?

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Post by T_R » February 6, 2018, 5:54 am

Because Penrith are reportedly clearing the decks to offer $1 million plus, so if he leaves it won't be for money. His father is on record as saying that they'd like to 'play together again', so I guess that's an inventive to go with him. Cant imagine what Canberra could possibly offer to compete.

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Post by -PJ- » February 6, 2018, 6:00 am

T_R wrote:
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Because Penrith are reportedly clearing the decks to offer $1 million plus, so if he leaves it won't be for money. His father is on record as saying that they'd like to 'play together again', so I guess that's an inventive to go with him. Cant imagine what Canberra could possibly offer to compete.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2017

Post by Manbush » February 6, 2018, 9:11 am

cat wrote:
January 19, 2018, 6:09 pm


We would have trouble getting mother Theresa over the line
Not a great example Cat :lol:
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Post by BadnMean » February 6, 2018, 11:00 am

Mother Theresa's career has been dead for years. Besides, we need more mongrel in our pack.

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Post by Manbush » February 6, 2018, 11:28 am

BadnMean wrote:
February 6, 2018, 11:00 am
Mother Theresa's career has been dead for years. Besides, we need more mongrel in our pack.
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Post by Sid » February 6, 2018, 2:20 pm

Just came across this stat


Canberra Raiders are the only team to not have a player in their squad that has won a premiership

Every winning team going back to 2005 except 2008 Manly (Tigers, Broncos, Storm, Dragons, Manly, Roosters, Rabbitohs, Cowboys and Sharks) still have a player from their premiership team still in their squad. Titans have Proctor, Warriors have Harris, Parramatta have Scott, Panthers have Tamou, Bulldogs have Foran and Knights have Pearce. The closest Canberra have to a premiership winning player is Michael Oldfield, who played for Manly in 2011 but didn't get selected in their grand final team.


BJ Leilua is the only one to have played in a grand final I think (not counting Superleague)
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Post by Northern Raider » February 6, 2018, 5:46 pm

Pretty useless stat really.

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Post by -PJ- » February 7, 2018, 6:08 am

Sid wrote:
February 6, 2018, 2:20 pm
Just came across this stat


Canberra Raiders are the only team to not have a player in their squad that has won a premiership

Every winning team going back to 2005 except 2008 Manly (Tigers, Broncos, Storm, Dragons, Manly, Roosters, Rabbitohs, Cowboys and Sharks) still have a player from their premiership team still in their squad. Titans have Proctor, Warriors have Harris, Parramatta have Scott, Panthers have Tamou, Bulldogs have Foran and Knights have Pearce. The closest Canberra have to a premiership winning player is Michael Oldfield, who played for Manly in 2011 but didn't get selected in their grand final team.


BJ Leilua is the only one to have played in a grand final I think (not counting Superleague)
Another interesting stat..

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Post by gangrenous » February 7, 2018, 6:56 am

I liked your stat Sid...

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:clap:
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