Kaufusi Gooone! Signs with London Harlequins

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  1. adam.forbes1

    adam.forbes1 Cameron Ciraldo

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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    It didn't real take him all that long to settle in, but Bennett didn't have the patience. A shame that he's lost to the NRL, really. I thought he was the man in 2006ish.

    Good luck to him!
     
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    Disappointing loss. I too thought he could return to the form that got him an Australian. I dont see Adam Cuthbertson as an upgrade at all.
     
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    Would have liked to see him stay!! Been in good form this year!!
     
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    knights22 Adam Woolnough

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    That's just disappointing, he's been on fire the last few weeks
     
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    Pieguyfly Sean Rudder

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    I will miss him.

    But the thread title makes him sound like he's a rug in a perpetually closing down warehouse.
     
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    Was kind of hoping he would hang around next year...

    Good luck to him!
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Sammyyy, you sorta stole my line there.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Aaahh well, woulda been nice if he stayed, but Bennett makes the decisions these days.
     
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    Sammyyy Knights 2013

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    Well thats awkward...:shock:
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Err ... let's just move on and pretend this never happened. haha
     
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    Not a big loss for the fact that our other props are finally aiming up, but I reckon he still has a lot to offer and would have liked to kept him, for sure.

    All the best Antonio!
     
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    I'm a fan of Tolar, but i don't see how Kaufusi was released before him?
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Kaufusi would no doubt be on substantially more money.
     
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    The next 3+ weeks will determine whether the right decision was made or not.
     
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    NF_47 GoHard|GoKnights|GoProud

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    I don't know about that. Before he signed with us, he struggled to make FG and was stuck playing QLD cup, can't imagine him being on a great deal. Then again we payed an absolute nuffie in Patterson 300k+ a season so it wouldn't suprise me at all if Kaufusi was getting payed well above his skill level. Who knows?
     
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    TheRedAfro Rod Shoesmith

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    Bit unfortunate given his recent form - It looks as though when given the right motivation and focus, he still has what it takes.

    Wouldve loved to see him stay and try prove Bennett wrong, but o well.

    Good luck to him overseas.
     
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    Supposedly as a back-ended deal he was going to be on $250k next year which prob means he was cheap on his first year with some support from the Cowboys and a bit more this year with little or no support from the Cowboys if he was contracted. It was probably a reasonable offer at the time, but now that we can keep juniors and entice other players, maybe it's a better move hat he's gone?

    For all we know Kaufusi could be playing like early this year form when he starts with the 'Quins making 30m a game!
     
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    Regardless of whether Kaufusi was temporarily in Queensland Cup, I'd have thought it was pretty obvious he'd always be paid a lot more than Tolar?! Tolar has played 100 games and been in and out of first grade the whole time, Kaufusi has proven he can play to a very high level, Queensland and Australia, was just out of favour at the Cowboys, would have had a few clubs after him and we were struggling to attract players at the time.

    Completely different kettles of fish.
     
  20. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yep.
     

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