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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by simo » September 6, 2015, 10:09 pm

El_Capitano wrote:
simo wrote:Nope, hes a lousi player. Best not to get at all
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by CJ42 » September 7, 2015, 7:45 am

With Tolman and Vaughan starting, we would only need joys on the bench to freshen up Vaughan :lol:
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by thedevilingreen » September 7, 2015, 8:56 am

Tolman would be a great buy for the team.... If go as far to say would prefer him over tamou.
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by thedevilingreen » September 7, 2015, 8:58 am

simo wrote:
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simo wrote:Nope, hes a lousi player. Best not to get at all
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by Kermit » September 7, 2015, 9:11 am

Raiders to hook Garvey

The Raiders picked up one of the signings of the season this year in English hooker Josh Hodgson.
But the club is looking to bolster its hooking depth and is in talks with Dragons hooker Craig Garvey.
The Dragons are keen to retain Garvey but he is yet to put pen to paper.

He would be a handy addition to the Raiders and is a talented number nine who works hard in defence but can also get the team going forward from dummy half.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by simo » September 7, 2015, 9:46 am

Wouldnt be a bad pickup

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by Raidersrawesome » September 7, 2015, 9:55 am

Behind Hodgson and Baptiste
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Post by simo » September 7, 2015, 9:57 am

Would be fighting with Baptiste. One or both would be at mounties. Competition is key and injury cover is vital

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by Matt » September 7, 2015, 10:56 am

Garvey plays lock in NSW Cup doesn't he??? If so, I he is one of those utility guys, a-la Hinchcliffe, MM, and even Aubusson.
He would be 3rd of 4th string hooker though.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by kiwi raider » September 7, 2015, 11:39 am

if he can play back row I reckon he'll be a good chance of getting the bench spot ahead of Baptiste, would certainly be the end of Buttriss Raiders career

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by simo » September 7, 2015, 11:42 am

Hes very similar to paul carter

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by simo » September 7, 2015, 11:42 am

On and off the field

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by zim » September 7, 2015, 11:49 am

That's a bit of a worry haha.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by CJ42 » September 7, 2015, 12:04 pm

simo wrote:On and off the field
:lol: good bloke I'm guessing?
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by Kermit » September 7, 2015, 12:31 pm

Any source on the Tolman rumours? Or just mates of mates??

Would be better than Tamou if it happens! :)
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by Matt » September 7, 2015, 4:28 pm

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A Hull KR player NOT linked to us...HUH?!?!?
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by Raidersrawesome » September 7, 2015, 4:32 pm

Maybe they are ****** at who we gave to them
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Matt wrote:http://www.skysports.com/rugby-league/n ... to-the-nrl

A Hull KR player NOT linked to us...HUH?!?!?
What happened to our 'if you scratch our back, we will scratch yours' Hull KR???

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by BadnMean » September 7, 2015, 6:08 pm

kiwi raider wrote:if he can play back row I reckon he'll be a good chance of getting the bench spot ahead of Baptiste, would certainly be the end of Buttriss Raiders career
He would give Rick more options re his bench use.

With reduced interchange and the likelihood Hodgo will become a 70-80 minute hooker in most matches then Baptiste on the bench just to play 10 mins makes less sense.

A hooker/lock who can do stints at both and cover Hodgeson in injury emergency might be a better choice. Baptiste has had some great touches but has been inconsistent enough not make himself undroppable.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by simo » September 7, 2015, 6:10 pm

BadnMean wrote:
kiwi raider wrote:if he can play back row I reckon he'll be a good chance of getting the bench spot ahead of Baptiste, would certainly be the end of Buttriss Raiders career
He would give Rick more options re his bench use.

With reduced interchange and the likelihood Hodgo will become a 70-80 minute hooker in most matches then Baptiste on the bench just to play 10 mins makes less sense.

A hooker/lock who can do stints at both and cover Hodgeson in injury emergency might be a better choice. Baptiste has had some great touches but has been inconsistent enough not make himself undroppable.
100%. A hooker/lock gives a lot more options

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Post by FROG » September 7, 2015, 6:44 pm

Dean Pay coached him in 2013 under 20s origin. So presumably there is some connection there. At 174cm cant see him having a lot of impact in the back row. That said we definitely need another hooking option given buttriss and mccrone arent likely to be here in 2016.. if hodgson gets injured there is no way baptist plays 80 mins..

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by julian87 » September 7, 2015, 7:11 pm

I don't mind us exploring options like Garvey because I don't think we push much further forward with Baptiste in first grade.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by Pigman » September 7, 2015, 7:31 pm

I dont mind the idea of upgrading that utility spot, i like Baptiste and think he's played some really good footy for us, but agree there is a limit to what you can hope to get from him, that being said I think Baptiste has shown more at FG level than Garvey.

Hodgson looks to be transitioning to an 80 minute hooker too, so maybe our #14 needs not to be a hooker first and foremost and instead look at a Lewis Brown type player who can fill in at hooker only if we needed but can play other positions and contribute
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Post by julian87 » September 7, 2015, 8:04 pm

If we make no more signings than a prop I'd pick Williams there. Can play hooker if need be at a stretch and come into the halves if we're chasing points. Stuart won't be able to use the bench effectively anyway.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by Brew » September 7, 2015, 8:18 pm

Garvey? Might as well buy Farah for $200K [emoji6]
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by Jose Mourinho » September 7, 2015, 8:19 pm

I'm a fan of baptiste. Great impact off the bench.

Either tolman or tamou would be great pick ups. Happy with either. Tolman would probably be cheaper. I find it funny that tamou's wife and children live in canberra but he apparently has no interest on moving to canberra.

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Post by zim » September 7, 2015, 11:50 pm

Jose Mourinho wrote:I'm a fan of baptiste. Great impact off the bench.

Either tolman or tamou would be great pick ups. Happy with either. Tolman would probably be cheaper. I find it funny that tamou's wife and children live in canberra but he apparently has no interest on moving to canberra.
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Post by Pigman » September 8, 2015, 6:40 am

julian87 wrote:If we make no more signings than a prop I'd pick Williams there. Can play hooker if need be at a stretch and come into the halves if we're chasing points. Stuart won't be able to use the bench effectively anyway.
I know you enjoy floating really out the box suggestions but that's one of the worst ones yet

I don't see anything to suggest Williams can play hooker, defensively it would be too much, and he's a ball player and kicker, can't run the ball a lick. What sort of impact would you hope to get from him off the bench?

That's a real "ooooof" moment
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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by simo » September 8, 2015, 6:51 am

Agree pigles. People on this forum have the tendancy to just assume players can play other positions. Ive never once seen edwards line up at prop. Plays most of his time on an edge from what ive seen. Yet people just assume hes a mobile prop

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Post by edwahu » September 8, 2015, 8:20 am

simo wrote:Agree pigles. People on this forum have the tendancy to just assume players can play other positions. Ive never once seen edwards line up at prop. Plays most of his time on an edge from what ive seen. Yet people just assume hes a mobile prop
Played lock the last three games last year in the middle and played there for mounties.

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Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2015

Post by simo » September 8, 2015, 8:34 am

Played prop? Or lock?

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Post by Matt » September 8, 2015, 8:36 am

Edwards has been at lock.
As far as I can tell, no time at prop.

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Post by edwahu » September 8, 2015, 8:50 am

simo wrote:Played prop? Or lock?
Lock

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Post by The Nickman » September 8, 2015, 9:51 am

Pigman wrote:
julian87 wrote:If we make no more signings than a prop I'd pick Williams there. Can play hooker if need be at a stretch and come into the halves if we're chasing points. Stuart won't be able to use the bench effectively anyway.
I know you enjoy floating really out the box suggestions but that's one of the worst ones yet

I don't see anything to suggest Williams can play hooker, defensively it would be too much, and he's a ball player and kicker, can't run the ball a lick. What sort of impact would you hope to get from him off the bench?

That's a real "ooooof" moment
Even I have to agree with Pigface here. Williams isn't your "impact type" guy, I mean he's not going to come on and set up a bunch of tries or anything. He's more your general organiser type of half, which is the roll Sezer will be playing.

And I can't see him defending in the middle either.
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Post by chris83 » September 8, 2015, 10:00 am

The tolman rumour was by a guy who "had inside knowledge of the bulldogs", he said we had signed tolman but then covered himself by saying that "things change all the time in rugby league, so who knows if it will pan out".
Also ive read worse ideas than moving williams to bench hooker, a guy on facebook thinks he should play centre.
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