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Roosters star ​Latrell Mitchell is considering a shock switch to rugby after his advisers sounded out Rugby Australia about the prospect of joining the 15-man game.


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Would be a great start to rebuilding the Wallabies. Might even secure the Foxtel deal.


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Genuinely, who? Didn't he get dropped during SOO?

Must have improved since then, why can't he lock down a NRL club though - asking too much?

The savior of Australian rugby SHOULD be Jordan Petaia. That kid is Fee-nom-arrrr-nal.


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why can't he lock down a NRL club though - asking too much?


He's trying to play them off against each other to boost his price and they are all getting the shits with him.

The Bulldogs offered 11 millions for 10 seasons which they have since taken off the table. There is absolutely nothing between his ears.


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why can't he lock down a NRL club though - asking too much?


He's trying to play them off against each other to boost his price and they are all getting the shits with him.

The Bulldogs offered 11 millions for 10 seasons which they have since taken off the table. There is absolutely nothing between his ears.


Yeah, which means he's probably not a great buy for rugby union. We've had our quota of prima donnas and money-grabbing mungo converts.

Having said that, the guy is a very good football player.

... despite Naki never having heard of him. No, nay, never! ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:48 am 
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Yeah his manager is playing the game....yet he would be a potentially good fit for the Wallabies if schooled correctly land lost his mungoness.
Could be a good ambassador for indigenous players as Beale fades off the first XV lists.


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he recently had some major onfield issue which made news, can't remember what but is LOIG, its never good..usually i assume he put a finger in someone's bum.. as is the loig way..


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he recently had some major onfield issue which made news, can't remember what but is LOIG, its never good..usually i assume he put a finger in someone's bum.. as is the loig way..

Yeah they all do, I dont think RA have the money anyway every cent is going to the anti zealot fund right now.


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Genuinely, who? Didn't he get dropped during SOO?

Must have improved since then, why can't he lock down a NRL club though - asking too much?

The savior of Australian rugby SHOULD be Jordan Petaia. That kid is Fee-nom-arrrr-nal.


I'm not keen on putting that much pressure on young shoulders but any money saved on not signing him should be used to secured our young talent.


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kiap wrote:
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naki wrote:
why can't he lock down a NRL club though - asking too much?


He's trying to play them off against each other to boost his price and they are all getting the shits with him.

The Bulldogs offered 11 millions for 10 seasons which they have since taken off the table. There is absolutely nothing between his ears.


Yeah, which means he's probably not a great buy for rugby union. We've had our quota of prima donnas and money-grabbing mungo converts.

Having said that, the guy is a very good football player.

... despite Naki never having heard of him. No, nay, never! ;)


I hadn’t. Had to google him, though I had vaguely remembered a story about him during SOO. Who are the household names now that would really shake up the NRL if they were to defect? Tedesco? Cronk, even at 40 or however old he is?


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should have tried to get Valentine Holmes once his NFL club dropped him, now thats a talent i can get behind.. wing/fullback, ridiculously fast, good udner high ball, score tries for fun and can kick goals....shame he singed for an NRL club..


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Who are the household names now that would really shake up the NRL if they were to defect? Tedesco? Cronk, even at 40 or however old he is?


David Fafita and Kalyn Ponga are two guys I'd through a blank chequebook at. Ponga is like a ball playing Christian Cullen.


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You gotta think about publicity and attracting crowds. You put Mitchell at the Reds ir Tahs it's a blockbuster guaranteed sell out first game atleast. Also many stars are gone so we need it.


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Yeah, nah. The best league concert we’ve had is suing us for $14m. Bogans are shitc*nts.


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J Man wrote:
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Who are the household names now that would really shake up the NRL if they were to defect? Tedesco? Cronk, even at 40 or however old he is?


David Fafita and Kalyn Ponga are two guys I'd through a blank chequebook at. Ponga is like a ball playing Christian Cullen.


fifita punched a security guard in Indonesia from the bike he was sitting on, union doesn't need more arseholes, one is already giving RA a headache


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Roosters star ​Latrell Mitchell is considering a shock switch to rugby after his advisers sounded out Rugby Australia about the prospect of joining the 15-man game.


https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/inter ... 5Xp37eVN4Y

Would be a great start to rebuilding the Wallabies. Might even secure the Foxtel deal.


:lol: lol at all these leaguies thinking they can walk into the Wallabies. I can't imagine he would be any better than Timana Tahu at making the switch.


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mitchell would walk into the wallabies. no doubt whatsoever.


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Never heard of this mungo...if he's any good, he can join a super rugby and let's see if he actually has a rugby brain and then we can look at having him in Wallabies.


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WTF kind of name is Latrell?


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WTF kind of name is Latrell?


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WTF kind of name is Latrell?

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WTF kind of name is Latrell?

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It's a plague.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:27 pm 
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WTF kind of name is Latrell?


It sounds a bit adjacent.

Anyways, it's just his manager trying to generate more $ in the bogan code.

If he wanted to play real rugby, he already would be.


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Over the past thirty or so years, with vast migration across the Tasman flowing first in one direction from NZ to Aus, and often over to WA, but coming back again now to NZ, settling also in big numbers in the Sydney to Gold Coast / Brisbane corridor you have now a deep second generation of this NZ often part-Maori talent. Combined with the movement of Pacific Islanders and the mixing that is going on there to a degree too, both codes are going to completely overwhelmed with a wave of backline talent richer than anything seen anywhere. The ARU and NZRU should have a joint plan on how to get and keep this talent, share it out (most of these guys will be duel eligibility) because the real threat is of course 1/ League but 2/ the NH with France and a future British and Irish league. The talent of these guys will be the key feature in any Super Rugby future configuration and Bledisloe contests and the ability of both international teams to retain a competitive edge. The talent conveyer belt is orders of magnitude higher in producing these types of guys than anywhere else. Good natural advantage. Both countries should work together not to cannibalise each other. There are bigger enemies elsewhere.


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Queensland is probably the hot spot for the emergence of these talents though. That's where the breeding has been going on to create these super athletes.


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
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Roosters star ​Latrell Mitchell is considering a shock switch to rugby after his advisers sounded out Rugby Australia about the prospect of joining the 15-man game.


https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/inter ... 5Xp37eVN4Y

Would be a great start to rebuilding the Wallabies. Might even secure the Foxtel deal.


:lol: lol at all these leaguies thinking they can walk into the Wallabies. I can't imagine he would be any better than Timana Tahu at making the switch.

Actually he would walk into the side easy. Would be a great signing tbh.


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CrazyIslander wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
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Roosters star ​Latrell Mitchell is considering a shock switch to rugby after his advisers sounded out Rugby Australia about the prospect of joining the 15-man game.


https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/inter ... 5Xp37eVN4Y

Would be a great start to rebuilding the Wallabies. Might even secure the Foxtel deal.


:lol: lol at all these leaguies thinking they can walk into the Wallabies. I can't imagine he would be any better than Timana Tahu at making the switch.

Actually he would walk into the side easy. Would be a great signing tbh.


No he won't. Leaguies with far bigger names have struggle to impress in rugby.


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TranceNRG wrote:
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Roosters star ​Latrell Mitchell is considering a shock switch to rugby after his advisers sounded out Rugby Australia about the prospect of joining the 15-man game.


https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/inter ... 5Xp37eVN4Y

Would be a great start to rebuilding the Wallabies. Might even secure the Foxtel deal.


:lol: lol at all these leaguies thinking they can walk into the Wallabies. I can't imagine he would be any better than Timana Tahu at making the switch.

Actually he would walk into the side easy. Would be a great signing tbh.


No he won't. Leaguies with far bigger names have struggle to impress in rugby.

Like who? This guy is star player.


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This guy would be as good as SBW. Could be better.


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WTF kind of name is Latrell?



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This guy would be as good as SBW. Could be better.


Not out of the question.


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CrazyIslander wrote:
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Actually he would walk into the side easy. Would be a great signing tbh.


No he won't. Leaguies with far bigger names have struggle to impress in rugby.

Like who? This guy is star player.


Most of the mungo converts in the past (the ones who didn't grow up playing rugby)


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TranceNRG wrote:
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Actually he would walk into the side easy. Would be a great signing tbh.


No he won't. Leaguies with far bigger names have struggle to impress in rugby.

Like who? This guy is star player.


Most of the mungo converts in the past (the ones who didn't grow up playing rugby)


I wouldn't say Tuqiri, Rogers and Sailor struggled to impress. Folau obviously didn't. Ryan Cross was decent too (not amazing, but of a similar level to his play in league) though I understand he played junior rugby. TBH, I think the ARU has done ok with league converts.


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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
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TranceNRG wrote:
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Actually he would walk into the side easy. Would be a great signing tbh.


No he won't. Leaguies with far bigger names have struggle to impress in rugby.

Like who? This guy is star player.


Most of the mungo converts in the past (the ones who didn't grow up playing rugby)


I wouldn't say Tuqiri, Rogers and Sailor struggled to impress. Folau obviously didn't. Ryan Cross was decent too (not amazing, but of a similar level to his play in league) though I understand he played junior rugby. TBH, I think the ARU has done ok with league converts.


None of them were great in rugby. Folau I think is probably the best one out of the lot but I wouldn't say he was a great fullback either. His defence and kicking wasn't world class.


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None of them were great in rugby. Folau I think is probably the best one out of the lot but I wouldn't say he was a great fullback either. His defence and kicking wasn't world class.


There's a lot of middle ground between a great and someone who struggled to impress.


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CrazyIslander wrote:
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Roosters star ​Latrell Mitchell is considering a shock switch to rugby after his advisers sounded out Rugby Australia about the prospect of joining the 15-man game.


https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/inter ... 5Xp37eVN4Y

Would be a great start to rebuilding the Wallabies. Might even secure the Foxtel deal.


:lol: lol at all these leaguies thinking they can walk into the Wallabies. I can't imagine he would be any better than Timana Tahu at making the switch.

Actually he would walk into the side easy. Would be a great signing tbh.

No he wouldn't. And even if he would, the last thing rugby needs right now is mungos behaving like mungos.


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I think a pretty good case could be made that diverting dollars to sign league stars erodes the talent pool of the rugby playing kids coming through and doesn’t convert to wins on the field. If we use the signing of Big Dell as the kick-off point, what silverware have we won since then? How much did Dell, Lote and Rogers cost and how much would it have taken to keep Cooper Cronk in rugby, not to mention the dozens of others who were snapped by by the NRL?

League converts are a busted flush in the grand scheme of things, at least for Oz rugby.


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I think a pretty good case could be made that diverting dollars to sign league stars erodes the talent pool of the rugby playing kids coming through and doesn’t convert to wins on the field. If we use the signing of Big Dell as the kick-off point, what silverware have we won since then? How much did Dell, Lote and Rogers cost and how much would it have taken to keep Cooper Cronk in rugby, not to mention the dozens of others who were snapped by by the NRL?

League converts are a busted flush in the grand scheme of things, at least for Oz rugby.


Yes they do SFA to help Australian rugby. Throwing money at them is the wrong move, we've learnt this time and again.


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Over the past thirty or so years, with vast migration across the Tasman flowing first in one direction from NZ to Aus, and often over to WA, but coming back again now to NZ, settling also in big numbers in the Sydney to Gold Coast / Brisbane corridor you have now a deep second generation of this NZ often part-Maori talent. Combined with the movement of Pacific Islanders and the mixing that is going on there to a degree too, both codes are going to completely overwhelmed with a wave of backline talent richer than anything seen anywhere. The ARU and NZRU should have a joint plan on how to get and keep this talent, share it out (most of these guys will be duel eligibility) because the real threat is of course 1/ League but 2/ the NH with France and a future British and Irish league. The talent of these guys will be the key feature in any Super Rugby future configuration and Bledisloe contests and the ability of both international teams to retain a competitive edge. The talent conveyer belt is orders of magnitude higher in producing these types of guys than anywhere else. Good natural advantage. Both countries should work together not to cannibalise each other. There are bigger enemies elsewhere.

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towny wrote:
I think a pretty good case could be made that diverting dollars to sign league stars erodes the talent pool of the rugby playing kids coming through and doesn’t convert to wins on the field. If we use the signing of Big Dell as the kick-off point, what silverware have we won since then? How much did Dell, Lote and Rogers cost and how much would it have taken to keep Cooper Cronk in rugby, not to mention the dozens of others who were snapped by by the NRL?

League converts are a busted flush in the grand scheme of things, at least for Oz rugby.



His name is Cooper Cronk ffs, he was always going to league.


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mitchell would walk into the wallabies. no doubt whatsoever.

He cant even walk into the NSW side in the code he has grown up playing. He's very impressive and might be worth a gamble but he definitely would not just walk straight into the Wallabies.


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