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Sia Soliola committed to building Canberra Raiders future

Post by greeneyed » May 8, 2018, 6:14 pm

Sia Soliola committed to building Canberra Raiders future

Canberra Raiders spiritual leader Sia Soliola has reaffirmed his commitment to the Green Machine as the club builds a roster its hopes can end a premiership drought. Soliola has been linked to the Newcastle Knights, but his priority is contract discussions with the Raiders.

"It’s still a work in progress, but I’m pretty confident something will get sorted soon. It’s one of those things. I guess I see why people can see that link but my first and foremost is chats with the Raiders.

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Post by Raiders666 » May 8, 2018, 6:22 pm

God i love this bloke!

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Post by -PJ- » May 8, 2018, 6:29 pm

God loves this bloke..

He's a spiritual leader.
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Post by -GD- » May 8, 2018, 6:48 pm

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Post by The Nickman » May 8, 2018, 6:58 pm

Gee he’s playing well this season, isn’t he? I thought last year he’d gone a season too long and needed to hang up the boots, but boy was I wrong!!

And I’m very, very happy to be wrong too!
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Post by Ilanraiders » May 8, 2018, 7:15 pm

Quality every minute he’s on the field!!
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Post by greeneyed » May 8, 2018, 7:18 pm

Gotta love Sia. He's a very good person, a good leader, loyal. And he's been massive on field for us.
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Post by -TW- » May 8, 2018, 7:26 pm

Sia and Havili are my two favorite players at the moment

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Post by Schifty » May 8, 2018, 7:27 pm

The Nickman wrote:
May 8, 2018, 6:58 pm
Gee he’s playing well this season, isn’t he? I thought last year he’d gone a season too long and needed to hang up the boots, but boy was I wrong!!

And I’m very, very happy to be wrong too!
Apparently getting a six week suspension for knocking out Billy Slater can reinvent a player.

So when do we play Melbourne?

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Post by BadnMean » May 8, 2018, 9:06 pm

Well we was getting played in the edge more last year, where he struggled with lateral movement and not being a devastating ball runner (ala Papa at his best or Tapine with his steps and fends) or clever ball player (ala Whitehead).
And he was honestly off the pace in that spot last year.

But sees just ask him to lead the line, tackle hard, run hard & straight up the middle and he's been very good. Still drops the odd ball but without him we'd be much worse off this year I think. Yep, one more year.

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Post by gergreg » May 8, 2018, 9:16 pm

The Nickman wrote:
May 8, 2018, 6:58 pm
Gee he’s playing well this season, isn’t he? I thought last year he’d gone a season too long and needed to hang up the boots, but boy was I wrong!!

And I’m very, very happy to be wrong too!
Totally agree. He seems to lift the side when he's playing well, a real leader.
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Post by sprintman » May 8, 2018, 9:34 pm

He should be captain

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Post by Matt » May 8, 2018, 9:50 pm

I said it in the scouting thread, but Im loving the way he is playing ATM. His aggression, and leading our D line forward has been awesome. It also cant be understated that him starting has allowed Ricky to split Jr and Boyd (FINALLY). Sad Jr is out long term.

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Post by Canberra Milk » May 8, 2018, 9:50 pm

He is unofficial captain. May as well make it official

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Post by bonehead » May 8, 2018, 10:23 pm

The Nickman wrote:Gee he’s playing well this season, isn’t he? I thought last year he’d gone a season too long and needed to hang up the boots, but boy was I wrong!!

And I’m very, very happy to be wrong too!
agreed, but from rd2 or 3 he's been great

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