Jack Wighton signs four-year extension with Canberra Raiders

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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by gergreg » November 13, 2019, 8:28 pm

Maybe I'm being gullible but I don't see the Raiders or Bulldogs poaching each other's players. Pay and Stuart have been mates for years, haven't they?

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Post by Botman » November 13, 2019, 8:34 pm

wouldnt shock me if they did have some kind of gentleman’s agreement

I’ve seen it said the raiders and Penrith had/have one regarding each other’s juniors?
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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2019, 8:34 pm

I don't think it is a matter of poaching... more finding an outcome that benefits both clubs.
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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by gergreg » November 13, 2019, 8:50 pm

Based on Stuart's opinion and comments relating to Jack I can't see him ever agreeing to any arrangement where he goes to the Bulldogs. Stuart has been heavily involved in Jack's development.

Pig - I think Panthers also had an agreement with the Roosters about raiding juniors, at least while Gus was in charge there.

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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2019, 10:04 pm

greeneyed wrote:
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I don't think it is a matter of poaching... more finding an outcome that benefits both clubs.
My comment is in relation to the possibility of Aidan Sezer heading to the Bulldogs. To be clear.
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Post by Seiffert82 » November 13, 2019, 11:19 pm

That Foran story has got a long way to go.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » November 14, 2019, 6:13 am

gergreg wrote:Maybe I'm being gullible but I don't see the Raiders or Bulldogs poaching each other's players. Pay and Stuart have been mates for years, haven't they?

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Post by Seiffert82 » November 14, 2019, 6:51 am

I'd be gobsmacked if Wighton signs for anyone else.

I'd also be gobsmacked if a club suddenly made him the comp's highest paid player at 20% above the next highest. Every club still has a salary cap to manage and Jack Wighton isn't single handedly making a **** club a contender.

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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by Botman » November 14, 2019, 7:29 am

He's not going anywhere and nor is John Bateman.
They're both getting the upgrades they want and in Jack's case, if that ends up at or over 1m, then so be it. Us fans can talk/debate/argue about that all we like, but Jack's not going anywhere
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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by zim » November 14, 2019, 10:17 am

Seiffert82 wrote:
November 14, 2019, 6:51 am
I'd be gobsmacked if Wighton signs for anyone else.

I'd also be gobsmacked if a club suddenly made him the comp's highest paid player at 20% above the next highest. Every club still has a salary cap to manage and Jack Wighton isn't single handedly making a **** club a contender.
Isn't Ben Hunt already on 1.2?

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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by Seiffert82 » November 14, 2019, 2:45 pm

zim wrote:
November 14, 2019, 10:17 am
Seiffert82 wrote:
November 14, 2019, 6:51 am
I'd be gobsmacked if Wighton signs for anyone else.

I'd also be gobsmacked if a club suddenly made him the comp's highest paid player at 20% above the next highest. Every club still has a salary cap to manage and Jack Wighton isn't single handedly making a **** club a contender.
Isn't Ben Hunt already on 1.2?
Probably. :lol: The Dragons are stupid enough to do something like that. Good example of the risks involved for a lowly placed team.

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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by gangrenous » November 15, 2019, 6:15 am

Thought I saw something about 1.3 for Cherry-Evans in one of the SBW articles.

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Post by edwahu » November 15, 2019, 7:06 am

DCE is supposedly on a fixed 16% of Manly's cap.

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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by BJ » November 15, 2019, 8:05 am

edwahu wrote:DCE is supposedly on a fixed 16% of Manly's cap.
Roosters players combined are on 142% of their salary cap.

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Post by Northern Raider » November 15, 2019, 8:48 am

BJ wrote:
November 15, 2019, 8:05 am
edwahu wrote:DCE is supposedly on a fixed 16% of Manly's cap.
Roosters players combined are on 142% of their salary cap.
When did they all agree to a pay cut? :shock:
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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by BJ » November 15, 2019, 9:46 am

Northern Raider wrote:
BJ wrote:
November 15, 2019, 8:05 am
edwahu wrote:DCE is supposedly on a fixed 16% of Manly's cap.
Roosters players combined are on 142% of their salary cap.
When did they all agree to a pay cut? :shock:
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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by gangrenous » November 15, 2019, 7:38 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
BJ wrote:
November 15, 2019, 8:05 am
edwahu wrote:DCE is supposedly on a fixed 16% of Manly's cap.
Roosters players combined are on 142% of their salary cap.
When did they all agree to a pay cut? :shock:
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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by nacho » December 4, 2019, 6:05 pm

When did we expect an answer on this?

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Post by Seiffert82 » December 4, 2019, 11:05 pm

Probably when he signs his new contract.

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Re: Canberra Raiders move to lock in Jack Wighton

Post by greeneyed » December 13, 2019, 4:08 pm

Canberra Raiders move to lock in Jack Wighton

The Canberra Raiders plan to meet NSW centre Jack Wighton's manager Matt Rose next week. Raiders chief executive Don Furner hoped he could lock in a number of their off-contract stars before their 2020 season kicks off.

"We want to work on all three of those guys and get them done before kick off - that's Jarrod, Jack and Nick, and some others too. They're all priorities.

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Post by zim » December 13, 2019, 4:32 pm

For something different which 3 clubs do you think would target/benefit most from signing each of these guys?

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Post by bonehead » December 13, 2019, 4:49 pm

Melb have no centres

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Post by dubby » December 13, 2019, 4:50 pm

Matt Rose?

Fair dinkum

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Post by simo » December 13, 2019, 6:05 pm

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Post by -PJ- » December 13, 2019, 6:11 pm

zim wrote:
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For something different which 3 clubs do you think would target/benefit most from signing each of these guys?
Dora Creek Swampies
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Post by FROG » December 13, 2019, 6:44 pm

Good old predicable pj.. the concept of something different just doesnt compute does it mate

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Post by -PJ- » December 13, 2019, 7:46 pm

No.

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Re: Canberra Raiders move to lock in Jack Wighton

Post by zim » December 13, 2019, 8:14 pm

-PJ- wrote:
December 13, 2019, 6:11 pm
zim wrote:
December 13, 2019, 4:32 pm
For something different which 3 clubs do you think would target/benefit most from signing each of these guys?
Dora Creek Swampies
Mallabulla Panthers
Wangi Warriors
You and I both know that my beautiful Wangi is looking to shed as they're over the cap. Low blow.

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Re: Canberra Raiders move to lock in Jack Wighton

Post by bonehead » December 14, 2019, 10:19 am

zim wrote:
-PJ- wrote:
December 13, 2019, 6:11 pm
zim wrote:
December 13, 2019, 4:32 pm
For something different which 3 clubs do you think would target/benefit most from signing each of these guys?
Dora Creek Swampies
Mallabulla Panthers
Wangi Warriors
You and I both know that my beautiful Wangi is looking to shed as they're over the cap. Low blow.
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Post by greeneyed » December 14, 2019, 6:15 pm

Canberra Raiders' Jack Wighton puts 2019 behind him for State of Origin of success

Clive Churchill Medallist Jack Wighton will use the NSW Blues camp to put this year's State of Origin behind him and begin working towards winning the 2020 campaign.

"[The camp is] awesome. It's something that really brings us back together," Wighton said. "It's a long season and I'm really excited to see the boys. It's all about forgetting 2019.

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Post by BJ » December 14, 2019, 8:08 pm

dubby wrote:Matt Rose?

Fair dinkum

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He should be building a reputation as a manager of repute, instead of trying to squeeze out the last buck.

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Re: Canberra Raiders move to lock in Jack Wighton

Post by Botman » December 15, 2019, 7:38 pm

zim wrote:
December 13, 2019, 4:32 pm
For something different which 3 clubs do you think would target/benefit most from signing each of these guys?
Benefit most?
Melboure - Nick Cotric: They need wingers now and he fits in with what Bellemy wants. Tough, smart and does what he's supposed to do defensively.

Knights - Jarrod Croker: They're centres are **** trash, unless this Bradman Best fella kicks on they've got a glaring hole on both edges, and if he does, just one. They need some strike and leadership.

Roosters - Jack Wighton: Like Cotric, it's the sort of player that Robinson would love to have to replace Latrell. Or maybe even in the halves with Keary if Kyle Flanagan doesnt pan out.

Target them? the same usually suspects with a bunch of space and looking to spend money. Titooons, Tigers, Rabbitohs, Eels...
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Re: Canberra Raiders move to lock in Jack Wighton

Post by greeneyed » December 17, 2019, 2:54 pm

Jack Wighton's agent kick starts negotiations with Canberra Raiders

Player agent Matt Rose was in Canberra on Sunday to kick start extension talks between Jack Wighton and the Raiders after meeting with Ricky Stuart and Don Furner for breakfast. Rose said he did not envisage any major delays given he and Canberra have Wighton’s welfare at heart.

“I know how important it is to have good players around the boys [Wighton and Cody Walker],” Rose said. “It is not really about searching, it is about where the boys will be happy.”

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Post by greeneyed » December 17, 2019, 2:55 pm

That actually sounds pretty positive. Saying it is important that there are good players around his clients... wants to do the deal with the Raiders, but if the money isn't right... there are options.
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Post by The Nickman » December 17, 2019, 2:55 pm

Wonder what Ricky and Don ordered for breakfast. Bet Stick is a keto sort of guy but Don went straight for the chocolate pancakes.
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