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Canberra Raiders linked to Sydney Roosters Ryan Matterson

Post by UncleDrew » September 4, 2018, 9:32 am

Mole linking us to Ryan Matterson this morning... thoughts?

Canberra Raiders one of four clubs interested in snaring Sydney Roosters back rower Ryan Matterson

The Canberra Raiders are one of four clubs looking at lanky Roosters back-rower Ryan Matterson for 2019. Despite some strong showings for the Roosters this year, Matterson has been told he is free to explore his options for next season even though he is still under contract. The Rabbitohs, Tigers, Sharks and Raiders are all believed to be interested.

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Post by edwahu » September 4, 2018, 10:20 am

UncleDrew wrote:
September 4, 2018, 9:32 am
Mole linking us to Ryan Matterson this morning... thoughts?
Decent signing at this point. As a 5/8th he won't be the most creative option but he will bring stability and solid defense.

I'd be surprised if we can get him ahead of Souths though.
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Post by Coastalraider » September 4, 2018, 10:25 am

edwahu wrote:
September 4, 2018, 10:20 am
UncleDrew wrote:
September 4, 2018, 9:32 am
Mole linking us to Ryan Matterson this morning... thoughts?
Decent signing at this point. As a 5/8th he won't be the most creative option but he will bring stability and solid defense.
And it would free up money in the Roosters cap for them to sign Taupau.

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Post by julian87 » September 4, 2018, 10:34 am

**** it would be a typical Stuart squad to have Whitehead, Papalii, Bateman, Tapine and Matterson.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by Sid » September 4, 2018, 10:44 am

has matterson mostly been playing centres/bench for roosters this year?
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2018

Post by edwahu » September 4, 2018, 10:54 am

Sid wrote:
September 4, 2018, 10:44 am
has matterson mostly been playing centres/bench for roosters this year?
Mostly starting second row with a few games at 5/8th.

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Post by kiwi raider » September 4, 2018, 11:04 am

He played a lot of halves coming through though right? I see he played halfback for the junior kangaroos in 2014(Munster and Hastings were on the bench)

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Post by kiwi raider » September 4, 2018, 11:08 am

I suppose he does what Wighton would do at 5/8 whilst being able to keep jack at fullback(defend, run, limited Kicking etc)
Not the worst option in the world but I’m not sure it really moves the needle on our premiership hopes

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Post by SeeBee101 » September 4, 2018, 11:11 am

Matterson was on fire until he got injured mid season. Would be an awesome pickup although as someone said, there is a giant Crighton sized hole at South's that needs filling

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Post by Matt » September 4, 2018, 11:41 am

edwahu wrote:
September 4, 2018, 10:54 am
Sid wrote:
September 4, 2018, 10:44 am
has matterson mostly been playing centres/bench for roosters this year?
Mostly starting second row with a few games at 5/8th.
To start the yr is was mostly backrow.
Then the concussions issues happened.
When he returned there was a bit of 5/8.
Finished the yr off the bench playing edge and/ or lock.

Can play centre too. So it would be a very versatile buy. Not really the kind of player we need, BUT, he would make his tackles at 6, that's for sure.

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Post by luke » September 4, 2018, 12:01 pm

I reckon we are the afterthought/paragraph filler in that Matterson thing


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Re: Canberra Raiders linked to Sydney Roosters Ryan Matterson

Post by Coastalraider » September 4, 2018, 12:24 pm

greeneyed wrote:
September 4, 2018, 12:17 pm
Nine of 57 NRL games in the halves: http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/match ... 0tLS0tLS0t

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Matterson
Do you think that wold be a similar statistic to Austin when we signed him?? I recall him playing most of his time as a bench utility...

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Post by -TW- » September 4, 2018, 12:30 pm

The early games he played in the halves he was a jet

I don't remember much from him recently

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Post by Green Hornet » September 4, 2018, 12:54 pm

Off course the Sharks are linked!!!

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Post by Timbo » September 4, 2018, 1:46 pm

My Roosters supporting mates say that as a defensive 5/8 he's outstanding, but doesn't offer anything in way of creativity.

If Sezer and Hodgson do the playmaking, this could be a shrewd call.
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Re: Canberra Raiders linked to Sydney Roosters Ryan Matterson

Post by greeneyed » September 4, 2018, 2:35 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
September 4, 2018, 12:24 pm
greeneyed wrote:
September 4, 2018, 12:17 pm
Nine of 57 NRL games in the halves: http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/match ... 0tLS0tLS0t

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Matterson
Do you think that wold be a similar statistic to Austin when we signed him?? I recall him playing most of his time as a bench utility...
Here's the answer: http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/match ... 0tLS0tLS0t
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Post by bonehead » September 4, 2018, 2:36 pm

Timbo wrote:My Roosters supporting mates say that as a defensive 5/8 he's outstanding, but doesn't offer anything in way of creativity.

If Sezer and Hodgson do the playmaking, this could be a shrewd call.
co-worker said he's the guy he's happy to lose as a chooks fan, doesn't do enough at 6 or in the pack to justify starting

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Post by -PJ- » September 4, 2018, 3:45 pm

bonehead wrote:
September 4, 2018, 2:36 pm
Timbo wrote:My Roosters supporting mates say that as a defensive 5/8 he's outstanding, but doesn't offer anything in way of creativity.

If Sezer and Hodgson do the playmaking, this could be a shrewd call.
co-worker said he's the guy he's happy to lose as a chooks fan, doesn't do enough at 6 or in the pack to justify starting

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Post by Blues87 » September 4, 2018, 4:25 pm

Geez scraping the bottom of the barrel. May as well throw the kitchen sink at Aiden Tolman while were at it.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » September 4, 2018, 4:26 pm

Any connection to Terry Matterson?


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Post by RTW » September 4, 2018, 4:31 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Any connection to Terry Matterson?


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Post by Green eyed Mick » September 4, 2018, 5:17 pm

He was at the Eels in NYC when Sticky was in charge so they'd probably know each other.

At the moment I am reasonably optimistic Williams, Wighton, Hodgo and Sezer can provide the opportunities for our edges. It's our middle where we were really let down this year and that's where we need to be spending what ever money we have left.

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Post by Jason » September 4, 2018, 5:48 pm

I’d take him as 5/8, all he really needs to do offer early ball and actually defend his spot. Sezer and Hodgo can kick and Jack has a big boot. We won’t miss Austin’s kicking game.


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Post by FROG » September 4, 2018, 6:59 pm

He was my worst supercoach signing ever. Was a stud for the first 10 weeks (ton of base stats from tackles, hit ups etc). I took my medicine and purchased him for top dollar for him to be knocked out within 10 mins from friendly fire. Didn't play another game for about 10 rounds despite being named for most weeks. I heard rumours about behavioural issues contributing here but I think it was just speculation. I remember he killed it a 5/8 for city after playing about 5 first grade games... For what it's worth I reckon he would be a good signing. Good ball runner (not Austin good) and solid defender (not Austin bad).. Which is what we need to improve on. That said, not a player to break the bank for. He'd need to be coming for the opportunity not the dollars

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Post by -PJ- » September 4, 2018, 7:12 pm

I just rang Don...he strongly denies interest.
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Post by yeh raiders » September 4, 2018, 8:00 pm

I think he’d be a handy pickup - he’s a big body and seems to defend pretty well. Plenty of talent there and has many years of first grade footy ahead of him

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Post by Pigman » September 4, 2018, 8:03 pm

worth a throw at the dart board.
If he can defend well as a half, that'll make a pretty significant impact on the team. Our season is over right now primarily because Blake Austin and Sam Williams cant defend to an NRL standard.
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Post by edwahu » September 4, 2018, 8:06 pm

I'd think he would cost us in the 500k range. At least it might mean we have a bit of cash.

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Post by Pigman » September 4, 2018, 8:17 pm

500k?
**** if thats what his market is, ill take my chances elsewhere.
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Post by edwahu » September 4, 2018, 9:00 pm

Pigman wrote:
September 4, 2018, 8:17 pm
500k?
**** if thats what his market is, ill take my chances elsewhere.
I reckon there's a 30% Raiders tax for recruiting any player in demand at the moment.

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Post by Johno » September 4, 2018, 10:11 pm

We are in the market for a fringe utility first grader with past concussion issues from the Roosters, yes we have signed others but not big names.

The Roosters sign:

Ryan Hall, English international,
Crichton from Souths
Brett Morris seasoned SOO and International in twilight but goes well still

Re sign Victor Radley, Boyd Cordner, Jake Friend, Luke Keary, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Latrell Mitchell.

This year signed Cooper Cronk and Tedesco.

Its wrong and the $ should be more public so there is NO WAY the cap can be manipulated, no TPA's.

Its killing the game and the passion of many fans

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Post by greeneyed » September 4, 2018, 10:12 pm

Johno wrote:
September 4, 2018, 10:11 pm
We are in the market for a fringe utility first grader with past concussion issues from the Roosters, yes we have signed others but not big names.

The Roosters sign:

Ryan Hall, English international,
Crichton from Souths
Brett Morris seasoned SOO and International in twilight but goes well still

Re sign Victor Radley, Boyd Cordner, Jake Friend, Luke Keary, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Latrell Mitchell.

This year signed Cooper Cronk and Tedesco.

Its wrong and the $ should be more public so there is NO WAY the cap can be manipulated, no TPA's.

Its killing the game and the passion of many fans
Salaries MUST be made public.
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Post by TongueFTW » September 5, 2018, 8:56 am

Pigman wrote:
September 4, 2018, 8:03 pm
worth a throw at the dart board.
If he can defend well as a half, that'll make a pretty significant impact on the team. Our season is over right now primarily because Blake Austin and Sam Williams cant defend to an NRL standard.
I sort of agree but also think that our defensive issues go far deeper than one player. We struggle in every facet of defence - we either have zero control of the ruck or give away silly penalties for obvious holding. Our line speed is often non existent. The opposition then gets a roll on, and that puts huge pressure on our edge defenders. I have never seen a side require their halves and second rowers to make as many one on one tackles as we do (I remember a stat somewhere that said Whitehead had made the most one on one tackles in the league).

Unless we can control the ruck better and improve our line speed, bringing in a big body like Matterson will only help so much.

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Post by Timbo » September 5, 2018, 10:30 am

greeneyed wrote:
September 4, 2018, 10:12 pm
Johno wrote:
September 4, 2018, 10:11 pm
We are in the market for a fringe utility first grader with past concussion issues from the Roosters, yes we have signed others but not big names.

The Roosters sign:

Ryan Hall, English international,
Crichton from Souths
Brett Morris seasoned SOO and International in twilight but goes well still

Re sign Victor Radley, Boyd Cordner, Jake Friend, Luke Keary, Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Latrell Mitchell.

This year signed Cooper Cronk and Tedesco.

Its wrong and the $ should be more public so there is NO WAY the cap can be manipulated, no TPA's.

Its killing the game and the passion of many fans
Salaries MUST be made public.
What's the difference? They'll just lie.

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