What to do with Sione?

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  1. krustykraz

    krustykraz Steve Linnane

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    Sione named at centre in the team of the week.
     
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  2. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Shhhh. He’s the worst footballer in Rugby League history.
     
  3. Joel

    Joel Touche...

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    Next year I'd put Sione in place of Buhrer on the bench. Way more impact and shorter minutes will be great for his game. No way Buhrer scores the barge over try Sione did on the weekend.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That makes a good deal of sense. But carrying Levi and a utility seems wasteful
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Funny to see Levi and Sione pull out their go to move from under 20s against Parra.
    In under 20s, and 18s and 16s - if you were within 10 of the line, all you needed to do was get the ball to Sione at speed and no one was going to stop him.
    Bargeover tries generally don't work in firstgrade, but Levi and Sione gave it a go and Sione got over the line twice for 1 try and held up once.
     
  6. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Probably the best suggestion for him I've heard.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    I'm pretty sure that was supposed to be his role this year when they were talking about reducing his fatigue levels & workload in the off-season. Brown made it pretty clear that moving him to centre was a last resort if they couldn't find anyone before the season started. Now that Buhrer's place in the team is slipping away, Sione should take his role in 2019.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He could be decent there if he plays 50-60 minutes running hard, just have to make sure he doesn't assume he needs to do bell ringers in defence and leave our line wide open.
     
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    Wobbles Mike McLean

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    With only 4 games last round that skews the odds a bit (only 8 centres to choose from).
    Considering how poor the Eels were, that cuts it down to 6, or a 1 in 3 chance.

    Either way, it was a much better performance and it'll do his confidence no harm at all :thumbsup:
     
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    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Peter Johnston

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    Give him a 10 year contract
     
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  11. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Sack him! What about that Ferguson try? I know it was on the other side of the field but that’s all on Sione.
     
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    krustykraz Steve Linnane

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    it was also Siones fault that Watson n Skd slapped Mitchel instead of tackling him.
     
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    krustykraz Steve Linnane

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    Apparently his contract is pretty much done. I think we should give him a long contract because we will probably get him pretty cheap at the moment. 4yrs at 200k a year sounds good to me.
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    No way he only gets 200k a year. Pat Mata’utia would probably demand 200k a year.
     
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    kurtsux Marc Glanville

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    Turns out all he had to do to be an ok centre is not defend at centre

    Who would’ve thunk
     
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    krustykraz Steve Linnane

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    Pat? Lets give a reserve grade becnh player 200k a season, thats good cap managment.
    I like Sione and have stuck up for him numerous times on here. He got 450k a season as a current Australian rep, on his form this year hes not worth that imo. Thats why i believe 200k a year for 4 years is a good deal for the knights and i dont think he will get a contract like that else where. He is on the improve the last 3 weeks which is great.
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    200k is a great deal for the Knights but it won’t happen. He’ll be getting 300-350 at least.
     
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    That was a contract signed several years ago, inflation etc makes it irrelevant, he is worth whatever a decent centre is worth, what ever that be, what are Moga and Ramien being paid.
     
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    nunnsy Brett Grogan

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    I could be wrong but i thought we signed moga for around $275000 a season
     
  20. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Todd Bates

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    Give him 300k, will make a decent depth signing next year. But won't be a first grade Centre unless things go badly for us again.

    He went well today.
     

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