Curtis Scott signs with Canberra Raiders to end 2023

All the news on the Canberra Raiders NRL team, all in one place

Moderator: GH Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 128221
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Curtis Scott signs with Canberra Raiders to end 2023

Post by greeneyed » November 16, 2019, 5:08 pm

Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

The Raiders are on the verge of pulling off a major off-season coup by signing Curtis Scott. The Sunday Telegraph can reveal the strike Storm centre is poised to be granted a release from the final two years of his contract with Melbourne to link with Ricky Stuart and Canberra.

“There’s still some water flow yet,” coach Ricky Stuart said. “But the club had an in-depth meeting with Curtis and his manager about moving to the Raiders last week.

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... b30c95ce34

Curtis Scott on the verge of offseason move from Melbourne Storm to Canberra Raiders: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 9ca5757fb9

Canberra Raiders move on Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

The Canberra Raiders have moved to bolster their outside backs with coach Ricky Stuart meeting Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott.

"My job is to keep strengthening our squad and when I found out Curtis Scott was a chance of leaving Melbourne I was straight on the phone to his manager. I need to strengthen our outside backs."

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239

Canberra Raiders reportedly set to sign Melbourne Storm star Curtis Scott: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/canberra-r ... 3a24de8068
Image

julian87
Laurie Daley
Posts: 11595
Joined: October 20, 2005, 3:35 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by julian87 » November 16, 2019, 5:10 pm

Christ I hope not
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

User avatar
greeneyed
Don Furner
Posts: 128221
Joined: January 7, 2005, 4:21 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by greeneyed » November 16, 2019, 5:12 pm

Managed by Sam Ayoub... Storm won't stand in his way if he reaches agreement with Canberra... Raiders looking to bolster the backline with the departure of Jordan Rapana. Stuart wants to keep improving and wants competition for spots.
Image

Danaman137
Alan Tongue
Posts: 662
Joined: February 29, 2016, 8:09 pm
Favourite Player: Clinton Schifcofske
Location: Canberra

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Danaman137 » November 16, 2019, 5:13 pm

Happy with this but I hope it’s not a leilua replacement...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Peter
Jason Croker
Posts: 4804
Joined: January 17, 2005, 3:26 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Peter » November 16, 2019, 5:43 pm

The bloke reportedly has attitude problems but it’s not like Stuart hasn’t fixed that in players before.

Got some mongrel about him. He’d be a great addition to the team.

User avatar
Beejay
John Ferguson
Posts: 2375
Joined: April 4, 2007, 4:47 pm
Location: Shellharbour

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Beejay » November 16, 2019, 5:44 pm

This is great, if only that it’s clear we are not content to just roll out a similar top20 players and collect the trophy.

Curtis Scott is a very good centre with a high ceiling. It all comes down to value on the cap, but he would be a good acquisition.

User avatar
edwahu
Laurie Daley
Posts: 19184
Joined: January 13, 2005, 5:22 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by edwahu » November 16, 2019, 5:46 pm

The good thing about this signing is its for depth or at least not for a guaranteed starting spot. In years past it would've been a signing we hoped turned our fortunes around.

I also can't really question Mulholland and Stuart's scouting at this point.

User avatar
Northern Raider
Mal Meninga
Posts: 23613
Joined: June 19, 2007, 8:17 am
Favourite Player: Dean Lance
Location: Greener pastures

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Northern Raider » November 16, 2019, 5:48 pm

Not sure where I stand with him. He's shown flashes of high class play. Struggles to back it up on a weekly basis. Also seems a bit of a loose unit.

If we sign him I hope he goes great. If not then so be it.
* The author assumes no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of information provided.

User avatar
GreenMachine
Simon Woolford
Posts: 492
Joined: April 13, 2005, 2:22 pm
Favourite Player: Laurie Daley

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by GreenMachine » November 16, 2019, 6:00 pm

Great signing in my opinion.
We future proof ourselves in the centre position should BJ decide to leave.

User avatar
GreenMachine
Simon Woolford
Posts: 492
Joined: April 13, 2005, 2:22 pm
Favourite Player: Laurie Daley

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by GreenMachine » November 16, 2019, 6:03 pm

Beejay wrote:
November 16, 2019, 5:44 pm
This is great, if only that it’s clear we are not content to just roll out a similar top20 players and collect the trophy.

Curtis Scott is a very good centre with a high ceiling. It all comes down to value on the cap, but he would be a good acquisition.
100% correct.
Value for money with high ceiling. Almost similar to when we first signed BJ from Newcastle.

gergreg
Steve Walters
Posts: 7422
Joined: June 24, 2008, 4:22 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by gergreg » November 16, 2019, 6:09 pm

julian87 wrote:Christ I hope not
Why? I often agree with your opinion on players but I think Scott would be a pretty good signing. Instantly improves our chances against Manly because he WILL shutdown Walker.

Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk

Shoving it in your face since 2017

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30770
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by -TW- » November 16, 2019, 6:22 pm

I'd be happy with that

Ricky is a good judge of character

Sent from my ELE-L29 using Tapatalk


User avatar
Botman
Mal Meninga
Posts: 26230
Joined: June 18, 2013, 4:31 pm
Favourite Player: Nick Cotric

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Botman » November 16, 2019, 6:31 pm

Woah. I remember posting about this a few months ago saying this is the sort of player we should take a punt on IF we lost Beej... there is a lot of moving parts here and if this comes off you'd have to think Beej is out

But this could be a masterstroke or an absolute **** disaster. I always bet on upside. I like it.
CREATE PROCEDURE BotMan_Post AS
SELECT * FROM Previous_Post
EXEC quote_post
WHERE UserName = 'Aknalkfgnaa' OR 'Yeah Raiders' OR 'Billy B'
EXEC RAND(good_grief; cheak_notes; uh82cit;)

GO;

User avatar
Azza
Gary Belcher
Posts: 6703
Joined: February 16, 2005, 10:12 am

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Azza » November 16, 2019, 6:59 pm

Botman wrote:
November 16, 2019, 6:31 pm
Woah. I remember posting about this a few months ago saying this is the sort of player we should take a punt on IF we lost Beej... there is a lot of moving parts here and if this comes off you'd have to think Beej is out

But this could be a masterstroke or an absolute **** disaster. I always bet on upside. I like it.
Always bet on black.

User avatar
RTW
David Furner
Posts: 3500
Joined: July 29, 2008, 7:05 pm
Favourite Player: Laurie Daley
Location: Brisbane

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by RTW » November 16, 2019, 7:08 pm

No doubt Scott has potential but I am concerned that the Storm are willing to let him go in the same off season that they moved on from Chambers.

I struggle to think of a single player who has improved since moving on from the Storm. (Inglis Doesn’t count)


Sent from my iPhone using The Greenhouse mobile app powered by Tapatalk

IBG
Ruben Wiki
Posts: 5864
Joined: January 8, 2005, 1:25 pm
Favourite Player: CNK, Papa
Location: Sydney

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by IBG » November 16, 2019, 7:17 pm

My first initial reaction is that it's unlikely BJ will be here in 2021, so if Scott performs like his ceiling suggests, would anyone disagree with

2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Scott
5. Simonsson

14. Leilua

BJ is big enough to play as a roving forward/runner. Imagine bringing him on with 20 to go in a tight game. Could win it for us (or lose it for us)...

I'm not neccessarily saying this should happen but if Scott's form is good enough and the writing is on the wall for BJ, having Scott in the centres long term makes a bit of sense.

User avatar
Botman
Mal Meninga
Posts: 26230
Joined: June 18, 2013, 4:31 pm
Favourite Player: Nick Cotric

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Botman » November 16, 2019, 7:27 pm

I cant imagine we'd be bringing Curtis Scott here to play for Mounties. He can definitely get starting opportunties in the NRL elsewhere.
Im a gambler and a bad one at that, but if we signed Curtis Scott, i'd bet against Beej being at the Raiders in 2020.
CREATE PROCEDURE BotMan_Post AS
SELECT * FROM Previous_Post
EXEC quote_post
WHERE UserName = 'Aknalkfgnaa' OR 'Yeah Raiders' OR 'Billy B'
EXEC RAND(good_grief; cheak_notes; uh82cit;)

GO;

julian87
Laurie Daley
Posts: 11595
Joined: October 20, 2005, 3:35 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by julian87 » November 16, 2019, 7:28 pm

IBG wrote:
November 16, 2019, 7:17 pm
My first initial reaction is that it's unlikely BJ will be here in 2021, so if Scott performs like his ceiling suggests, would anyone disagree with

2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Scott
5. Simonsson

14. Leilua

BJ is big enough to play as a roving forward/runner. Imagine bringing him on with 20 to go in a tight game. Could win it for us (or lose it for us)...

I'm not neccessarily saying this should happen but if Scott's form is good enough and the writing is on the wall for BJ, having Scott in the centres long term makes a bit of sense.
Leilua is a top tier centre. Well and truly a rung above Croker and Scott.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

User avatar
BadnMean
John Ferguson
Posts: 2981
Joined: May 13, 2013, 5:30 pm
Favourite Player: chicka

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by BadnMean » November 16, 2019, 7:44 pm

I think it's either BJ going or Scott will be at #14 in the Simonsen type role.

BJ is better than Scott. But if we lose BJ, Scott is a much better pickup than Zac Lomax to strengthen our outside backs

julian87
Laurie Daley
Posts: 11595
Joined: October 20, 2005, 3:35 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by julian87 » November 16, 2019, 7:58 pm

gergreg wrote:
November 16, 2019, 6:09 pm
julian87 wrote:Christ I hope not
Why? I often agree with your opinion on players but I think Scott would be a pretty good signing. Instantly improves our chances against Manly because he WILL shutdown Walker.

Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk
It's not just one reason but a few different things which makes me really not like it. I think he's a good player, but like most young Storm players, very over rated early in his career.

- Centre has definitely become the least important position in rugby league. You still want good players there but I think it's pretty clear you don't want to spend an excessive amount of salary cap there. I think it was more coincidence that the 2 grand finalists this year had the 2 best centre combos. The forward packs and certain aspects of each teams' spine made them 1 and 2 primarily IMO.

- Leilua to Scott is a definite downgrade for mine. If it is also a significant downgrade cap wise that's a fair trade off, if not then it's risky.

- Cotric had an up and down season. But I think he is a better player than Scott and although his time at right centre this year seemed patchy I think it is his best position down the track. Scott seems a rigid centre and with Croker, (Leilua) and Cotric (plus Kris and Oldfield as reserves) we don't need that IMO. I feel like this move could hem Cotric in as winger when it's time for him to move to the centres full time.

- I doubt Curtis Scott would be breaking away from Melbourne to take unders at Canberra. If he is go for it but he'd command decent dollars elsewhere. I simply think salary cap wise it would make more sense for a cheaper roll of the dice to fill the outside back quota and filter cap money elsewhere in the squad.

- This is a gross generalisation but signing players from Melbourne has generally produced let down after let down. They pretty much keep who they want. Blair, White, King, Hoffman, Proctor, Widdop to an extent, Glasby, Jacks and probably plenty of others have ended up as overpaid salary cap problems for their new clubs. Inglis and Cronk are exceptions but they're possible future immortals so I don't know if you count that. If they want Scott gone there'd be a pretty good reason for it considering they're losing Chambers as well.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

julian87
Laurie Daley
Posts: 11595
Joined: October 20, 2005, 3:35 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by julian87 » November 16, 2019, 7:59 pm

BadnMean wrote:
November 16, 2019, 7:44 pm
I think it's either BJ going or Scott will be at #14 in the Simonsen type role.

BJ is better than Scott. But if we lose BJ, Scott is a much better pickup than Zac Lomax to strengthen our outside backs
That entirely depends on how much you'd be paying them. If you could have Lomax for 230k but need to spend 600 for Scott I'd take Lomax every day of the week.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

User avatar
BadnMean
John Ferguson
Posts: 2981
Joined: May 13, 2013, 5:30 pm
Favourite Player: chicka

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by BadnMean » November 16, 2019, 8:19 pm

julian87 wrote:
November 16, 2019, 7:59 pm
BadnMean wrote:
November 16, 2019, 7:44 pm
I think it's either BJ going or Scott will be at #14 in the Simonsen type role.

BJ is better than Scott. But if we lose BJ, Scott is a much better pickup than Zac Lomax to strengthen our outside backs
That entirely depends on how much you'd be paying them. If you could have Lomax for 230k but need to spend 600 for Scott I'd take Lomax every day of the week.
True

User avatar
Botman
Mal Meninga
Posts: 26230
Joined: June 18, 2013, 4:31 pm
Favourite Player: Nick Cotric

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Botman » November 16, 2019, 8:21 pm

julian87 wrote:
November 16, 2019, 7:58 pm
I feel like this move could hem Cotric in as winger when it's time for him to move to the centres full time.

I pushed this about a year or so ago but i've gone 180 on it now. Why do you think it's time for Cotric to move to centre fulltime?
He's one of the best wingers in the game, compliments Croker extremely well defensively. Is playing for his state and country at as a winger and as a centre only FLASHED the ability to be as good a centre as he is a winger.

To me, i think Cotric would benefit greatly from just focusing soley on being the best damn winger he can be, which is of far greater importance, position wise, than centre these days.

Cotric is a fantastic winger, good enough to play for NSW and Aus... at centre, with time he might one day be good enough... to play for NSW and Aus?
I dunno, maybe keep him on the wing.

*unrelated to Curtis Scott, just my thoughts on trying to get Cotric to centre.
CREATE PROCEDURE BotMan_Post AS
SELECT * FROM Previous_Post
EXEC quote_post
WHERE UserName = 'Aknalkfgnaa' OR 'Yeah Raiders' OR 'Billy B'
EXEC RAND(good_grief; cheak_notes; uh82cit;)

GO;

Wiki Special
Alan Tongue
Posts: 628
Joined: August 11, 2016, 8:16 am
Favourite Player: Josh Hodgson

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Wiki Special » November 16, 2019, 8:35 pm

I like Curtis Scott as a player but am unsure where he fits into our squad, especially with Leilua still appearing to be staying in 2020.

User avatar
BadnMean
John Ferguson
Posts: 2981
Joined: May 13, 2013, 5:30 pm
Favourite Player: chicka

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by BadnMean » November 16, 2019, 8:37 pm

Botman wrote:
November 16, 2019, 8:21 pm
julian87 wrote:
November 16, 2019, 7:58 pm
I feel like this move could hem Cotric in as winger when it's time for him to move to the centres full time.

I pushed this about a year or so ago but i've gone 180 on it now. Why do you think it's time for Cotric to move to centre fulltime?
He's one of the best wingers in the game, compliments Croker extremely well defensively. Is playing for his state and country at as a winger and as a centre only FLASHED the ability to be as good a centre as he is a winger.

To me, i think Cotric would benefit greatly from just focusing soley on being the best damn winger he can be, which is of far greater importance, position wise, than centre these days.

Cotric is a fantastic winger, good enough to play for NSW and Aus... at centre, with time he might one day be good enough... to play for NSW and Aus?
I dunno, maybe keep him on the wing.

*unrelated to Curtis Scott, just my thoughts on trying to get Cotric to centre.
Cotric is still 2 years younger than Scott. There's no rush on this.

User avatar
Botman
Mal Meninga
Posts: 26230
Joined: June 18, 2013, 4:31 pm
Favourite Player: Nick Cotric

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Botman » November 16, 2019, 8:43 pm

Yep, agreed... i dont discount the idea that Cotric might end up in centre one day... but whilst he's an aussie and nsw rep as a winger, and i dont know where the incentive is from club or player to make a move inside right now.

especially given winger is by far the more important position and the pays are basically on par now, with the wingers starting to trend towards outstripping centres. Mitchell is trying to get out of centre into fullback for good reason.
CREATE PROCEDURE BotMan_Post AS
SELECT * FROM Previous_Post
EXEC quote_post
WHERE UserName = 'Aknalkfgnaa' OR 'Yeah Raiders' OR 'Billy B'
EXEC RAND(good_grief; cheak_notes; uh82cit;)

GO;

User avatar
-TW-
Mal Meninga
Posts: 30770
Joined: July 2, 2007, 11:41 am

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by -TW- » November 16, 2019, 9:44 pm

Wiki Special wrote:I like Curtis Scott as a player but am unsure where he fits into our squad, especially with Leilua still appearing to be staying in 2020.
Probably hinges on what happens with Foran

He gets retired, there's money to sign BJ and a half

Sent from my ELE-L29 using Tapatalk


gergreg
Steve Walters
Posts: 7422
Joined: June 24, 2008, 4:22 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by gergreg » November 16, 2019, 9:46 pm

julian87 wrote:
gergreg wrote:
November 16, 2019, 6:09 pm
julian87 wrote:Christ I hope not
Why? I often agree with your opinion on players but I think Scott would be a pretty good signing. Instantly improves our chances against Manly because he WILL shutdown Walker.

Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk
It's not just one reason but a few different things which makes me really not like it. I think he's a good player, but like most young Storm players, very over rated early in his career.

- Centre has definitely become the least important position in rugby league. You still want good players there but I think it's pretty clear you don't want to spend an excessive amount of salary cap there. I think it was more coincidence that the 2 grand finalists this year had the 2 best centre combos. The forward packs and certain aspects of each teams' spine made them 1 and 2 primarily IMO.

- Leilua to Scott is a definite downgrade for mine. If it is also a significant downgrade cap wise that's a fair trade off, if not then it's risky.

- Cotric had an up and down season. But I think he is a better player than Scott and although his time at right centre this year seemed patchy I think it is his best position down the track. Scott seems a rigid centre and with Croker, (Leilua) and Cotric (plus Kris and Oldfield as reserves) we don't need that IMO. I feel like this move could hem Cotric in as winger when it's time for him to move to the centres full time.

- I doubt Curtis Scott would be breaking away from Melbourne to take unders at Canberra. If he is go for it but he'd command decent dollars elsewhere. I simply think salary cap wise it would make more sense for a cheaper roll of the dice to fill the outside back quota and filter cap money elsewhere in the squad.

- This is a gross generalisation but signing players from Melbourne has generally produced let down after let down. They pretty much keep who they want. Blair, White, King, Hoffman, Proctor, Widdop to an extent, Glasby, Jacks and probably plenty of others have ended up as overpaid salary cap problems for their new clubs. Inglis and Cronk are exceptions but they're possible future immortals so I don't know if you count that. If they want Scott gone there'd be a pretty good reason for it considering they're losing Chambers as well.
Some great points there.

I keep coming back to BJs injury. IMO at the start of last year he was the best centre in the game, and despite the injury he came back strongly. But... he was shopped around and it appears as if there are no takers. Not one club is prepared to take the risk despite his great form.

Scott is the insurance policy, and there is plenty of potential there. I think he had a falling out with Smith more than Bellamy or the club itself.


Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk

Shoving it in your face since 2017

User avatar
I'm Bate Man
Jason Croker
Posts: 4061
Joined: March 9, 2008, 8:22 pm
Favourite Player: Hodgson
Location: Sylvania

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by I'm Bate Man » November 16, 2019, 10:00 pm

Botman wrote:I cant imagine we'd be bringing Curtis Scott here to play for Mounties. He can definitely get starting opportunties in the NRL elsewhere.
Im a gambler and a bad one at that, but if we signed Curtis Scott, i'd bet against Beej being at the Raiders in 2020.
I’d think it’s more BJ not being apart of 2021, I feel the original discussions might have been about 2020 but with the Storm green lighting him to leave have moved things forward.
Member no: RAI-2913997

Dare To Dream, and believe in Green, for 2019.

User avatar
Seiffert82
Mal Meninga
Posts: 22112
Joined: March 17, 2007, 12:24 pm
Favourite Player: Bay56

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Seiffert82 » November 17, 2019, 12:24 am

julian87 wrote:
November 16, 2019, 7:59 pm
BadnMean wrote:
November 16, 2019, 7:44 pm
I think it's either BJ going or Scott will be at #14 in the Simonsen type role.

BJ is better than Scott. But if we lose BJ, Scott is a much better pickup than Zac Lomax to strengthen our outside backs
That entirely depends on how much you'd be paying them. If you could have Lomax for 230k but need to spend 600 for Scott I'd take Lomax every day of the week.
$600k! :shock:

Nobody is paying Curtis Scott $600k a season.

User avatar
EVH
Terry Campese
Posts: 81
Joined: April 5, 2018, 10:34 pm
Favourite Player: Albert Fulavai

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by EVH » November 17, 2019, 2:08 am

The next Blake Ferguson...
Ah, might as well jump (Jump!) Might as well jump Go ahead an' jump (jump!) Go ahead and jump Ow oh, hey you! Who said that?

FROG
Chris O'Sullivan
Posts: 924
Joined: April 7, 2008, 8:14 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by FROG » November 17, 2019, 3:04 am

Ive got to say i was really surprised by the reaction here. I thought this would be a signing that most would support. Like others have said, i reckon this is a sign that bj wont be here next year. Either that or sezers imminent departure has freed up some cap space.

I'll be honest and admit that i havent seen a lot of this kid but from what i have seen he is strikes me as a tough, defensive outside back. He can be loose, like when he king hit walker, which is why i reckon the storm are happy to let him go. But lets face it, discipline is not bjs strong point either. With the clubs renewed defensive focus i think this signing would make a lot of sense.

FROG
Chris O'Sullivan
Posts: 924
Joined: April 7, 2008, 8:14 pm

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by FROG » November 17, 2019, 3:24 am

I think this article explains a lot. Had some mental health issues at the start of the year, i think there is another article which said something about a relationship breakdown with his partner in may 19. It appears he sees this as an opportunity to move closer to home without being in the sydney spotlight.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/i-hit- ... 52zr8.html

User avatar
Coastalraider
John Ferguson
Posts: 2238
Joined: May 31, 2015, 7:25 am
Favourite Player: Dean Lance

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by Coastalraider » November 17, 2019, 6:01 am

I guess now that we are all full up of backrowers we need to start stockpiling a different position.

I fee there is more to this than we know at this point in time. It doesn’t really make sense to be paying x3 starting centres, especially with Cotric, Kris and Oldy who can all fill in there if required. And the 3 starting centres in the books don’t really hold the right skills to push for wing spots either.

But #trustinsticky

User avatar
-PJ-
Laurie Daley
Posts: 18299
Joined: May 8, 2010, 1:58 pm
Favourite Player: Joseph Tapine
Location: 416.9 km from GIO Stadium

Re: Canberra Raiders close in on major signing coup with Melbourne Storm centre Curtis Scott

Post by -PJ- » November 17, 2019, 6:03 am

A Curtis would be nice.

I don't think we've ever had a Curtis.
3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment..Old Faithful
#emptythetank :shock:
I am not an alcoholic, I'm a binge drinker lacking opportunity..

Post Reply