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Raiders sign Jarryd Hayne's cousin

Post by -GD- » January 8, 2019, 11:17 am

Raiders sign Jarryd Hayne's cousin
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The Raiders have signed the first cousin of former Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne. Josh Thompson, a rampaging 114 kilo front-rower who is still growing at 18 years of age, joined the Raiders last week. He was signed to a scholarship by the Knights at just 16 years of age two years ago, but got homesick and the deal fell through.

“He is still young and raw but the ability is there and he is a great kid,” Peter Mulholland said.

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Post by greeneyed » January 8, 2019, 11:31 am

Looks promising. Hopefully, he likes Canberra and doesn't get homesick!
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Post by LimeGreenMachine » January 8, 2019, 11:40 am

Big lump of a lad. Time will tell if he develops into a NRL player

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Post by Pigman » January 8, 2019, 11:46 am

Signing some oversize 18 year old giant worked out pretty well for us so far with Emre Guler, so yeah, why not take a shot
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Post by Brew » January 8, 2019, 11:50 am

Are we supposed to be impressed about another no name signing by saying he is Haynes’ Cousin?


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Post by zim » January 8, 2019, 12:08 pm

Brew wrote:
January 8, 2019, 11:50 am
Are we supposed to be impressed about another no name signing by saying he is Haynes’ Cousin?
It's possible The Mole has different motivations.

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Post by Matt » January 8, 2019, 12:47 pm

Pigman wrote:
January 8, 2019, 11:46 am
Signing some oversize 18 year old giant worked out pretty well for us so far with Emre Guler, so yeah, why not take a shot
Ill have what he's having

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Post by LP Raider » January 8, 2019, 12:56 pm

All our talent scouts must live in Newcastle is all I'm saying.

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Post by Yap » January 8, 2019, 1:10 pm

Wonder what his "dream" is

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Post by cat » January 8, 2019, 2:42 pm

It's the mole, it may not be true

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Post by Coastalraider » January 8, 2019, 3:35 pm

Pigman wrote:
January 8, 2019, 11:46 am
Signing some oversize 18 year old giant worked out pretty well for us so far with Emre Guler, so yeah, why not take a shot
My sentiments exactly.

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Post by Coastalraider » January 8, 2019, 3:36 pm

LP Raider wrote:
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All our talent scouts must live in Newcastle is all I'm saying.
But they must not get access to first grade training. :roflmao

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Post by greeneyed » January 8, 2019, 3:57 pm

There's a quote from Peter Mulholland announcing it, so it'll be on the money.
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Post by Green eyed Mick » January 8, 2019, 4:01 pm

Thompson was identified by former NRL and club official Alex McKinnon and Knights list manager Troy Pezet during a seven-day talent scouting trip made to Fiji last year.

“I recall two things. One, how respectful and eager he was to learn. Two, how physically he moved so well for a big teenager,” McKinnon told Daily Telegraph.

http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/11/21/fijian ... s-knights/

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Post by greeneyed » January 8, 2019, 5:06 pm

Meet rugby league's next big thing: Jarryd Hayne's 114kg, 18-year-old cousin signs an NRL contract – and he's still growing

Jarryd Hayne's giant 18-year-old cousin is set to follow in his famous relative's footsteps and make his own mark in the National Rugby League. Josh Thompson has signed a contract with the Canberra Raiders for the 2019 season. The teenager already weighs a whopping 114kg - and he's still growing, meaning he will add some serious size to the Raiders forward pack.

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Post by bonehead » January 8, 2019, 5:12 pm

troy pezet, good operator

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Post by Matt » January 8, 2019, 5:17 pm

Im sure he will be compared to guys like Haas and Guler, same age an body type. There will be speculation that he will be the next NAS or Burgi Twin, or maybe a Kikau due to his Fiji heritage. However, right now, Id take a more athletic Dane Tilse. I mean that with no disrespect, as Im just happy with an avg solid FG prop, preferably post his droppsies.

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Post by gangrenous » January 8, 2019, 7:26 pm

If he’s his cousin then they should share about 12.5% of genes. Any chance he got all the football talent and none of the knobhead?

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Post by Ruben Daley » January 8, 2019, 8:29 pm

Do we know how tall he is?

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Post by zim » January 9, 2019, 10:03 am

Ruben Daley wrote:
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Do we know how tall he is?
"six-foot-five". Hope we can hold onto him. This is him training by himself in 41 degree heat over xmas.
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Hayne’s ‘phenomenal’ cousin towing trees as he chases Raiders NRL dream

Josh Thompson — the 18-year-old first cousin of Jarryd Hayne — has signed with the Canberra Raiders.

“If you look at his Facebook profile picture, you can see him actually towing a tree up a footy field over the Christmas break in Canberra,” Peter Mulholland said. “It was 41 degrees and he found a tree and a piece of rope and decided to do some leg work with that. He’s absolutely phenomenal.”

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Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2019, 10:26 am

That's a hell of a story!
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Post by RedRaider » January 9, 2019, 11:23 am

Matt wrote:
January 8, 2019, 5:17 pm
Im sure he will be compared to guys like Haas and Guler, same age an body type. There will be speculation that he will be the next NAS or Burgi Twin, or maybe a Kikau due to his Fiji heritage. However, right now, Id take a more athletic Dane Tilse. I mean that with no disrespect, as Im just happy with an avg solid FG prop, preferably post his droppsies.
I'd take a Petro Civonoceva type prop any day of the week and twice on Sundays, Matt.

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Post by bonehead » January 9, 2019, 11:45 am

Effectively replaces Hala, hope our staff can get his body right and he has a long career

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Post by BadnMean » January 9, 2019, 12:25 pm

Our medical team is very good these days.

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Post by LimeGreenMachine » January 9, 2019, 1:05 pm

Any doubts I had about him having some ticka is gone in that story. Seems a driven kid. I hope we can develop him , exciting prospect.

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Post by Matt » January 9, 2019, 1:12 pm

RedRaider wrote:
January 9, 2019, 11:23 am
Matt wrote:
January 8, 2019, 5:17 pm
Im sure he will be compared to guys like Haas and Guler, same age an body type. There will be speculation that he will be the next NAS or Burgi Twin, or maybe a Kikau due to his Fiji heritage. However, right now, Id take a more athletic Dane Tilse. I mean that with no disrespect, as Im just happy with an avg solid FG prop, preferably post his droppsies.
I'd take a Petro Civonoceva type prop any day of the week and twice on Sundays, Matt.
Of course you would, me too, but Im happy setting the bar lower than an International, at solid FG prop.

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Post by simo » January 9, 2019, 1:32 pm

Why did he tie himself to a stick?

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Post by -PJ- » January 9, 2019, 1:37 pm

simo wrote:
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Why did he tie himself to a stick?
Mate..the photo is a fake.

That park is over my back fence, it's was July, it was 13C and he was stationary..
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Post by LP Raider » January 9, 2019, 7:31 pm

simo wrote:
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Why did he tie himself to a stick?
I was going to say branch, but stick probably sums it up better.

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Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2019, 8:11 pm

Some people would boo Santa Claus!
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Post by Brew » January 9, 2019, 8:12 pm

My Jack Russell who is 9kgs could carry that ‘tree’ in her mouth.


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Post by RedRaider » January 9, 2019, 8:23 pm

simo wrote:
January 9, 2019, 1:32 pm
Why did he tie himself to a stick?
He was teaching the dog to play fetch??

I'm don't care how they get the fitness levels they need, but if young blokes can improvise with the aim of improving their strength and fitness I am all for it. We have had too many Michelin Men in our Club.

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Post by greeneyed » January 9, 2019, 8:26 pm

RedRaider wrote:
January 9, 2019, 8:23 pm
simo wrote:
January 9, 2019, 1:32 pm
Why did he tie himself to a stick?
He was teaching the dog to play fetch??

I'm don't care how they get the fitness levels they need, but if young blokes can improvise with the aim of improving their strength and fitness I am all for it. We have had too many Michelin Men in our Club.
You just have to look at the bloke to see that whatever he's doing is working! Initiative, determination... what's not to like? Put him in the hands of professional trainers and imagine how good he could be?
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Post by El_Capitano » January 9, 2019, 8:57 pm

Do we know how tall he is?


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