Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by Beaumont, Jan 11, 2016.
If we have $300,000 and a player we want is worth $400,000 Maybe $385,000 would be enough .
Very true. I wasn't saying it was useless, better than nothing
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but we have $0 apparently. and not much available for next year unless we lose players.
does the tapine release cost us any cap this year if it is we should have just played him in reserve grade
wont cost us anything. Knights wanted compensation but never got it. Raiders will be taking up his 85k contract so wont count in our cap
Nope. Frees up his money
Contracts run from November 1 to October 31, so we have already paid him around $45k for the 2016 season. That's what it cost.
So we paid him $45,000 to train for the off season GRRR , anyway its done now so who takes his place .
I'm interested to see if Brown drops anyone or not , if he doesn't they will want to start a lot better against the Titans or I reckon he will drop them then ...
I'm not sure if he will drop anyone but I think he will give them the first game to improve , but look out if they don't .
I'd doubt that very much, heaps of losses this off season compared to buys. We're one of the better off clubs in terms of salary space
No, we're not. Before Tapine left we were over the cap in 2017 with the current squad.
For what Raiders are getting him for its a deadset shame we didn't let the little ingrate rot for what his leaving for.
Sincerely hope we never deal with his fles and the bloke thats holding his leash again.
That $85k is important when the cap situation is so bleak. We snagged Pauli Pauli for $130k, better to scratch together enough for a similar signing than punish Tapine for no benefit.
Can we atleast drop Houston?
Well they best be signing lamb up to a good deal. He is one guy I personally don't want to leave.
That doesn't make any sense, we lost over $1.5 million in players, maybe close to $2million, and bought Pauli, hodkinson and paea....
We not over the cap, lol.
Ryan you seem forget we are the Knights and our admin is a laughing stock.
Have a look at who was off contract and who we re-signed not forget we are still paying Tyrone 200k bought Hodko for 550k, people keep forgetting about the re-signings though. Guys like Matautia Bros, Gagai, Snowden and who ever else.
Nathan Brown says club wanted to develop other rookies ahead of Joseph Tapine
February 22, 2016 - 11:14PM
Knights coach Nathan Brown said the desire to develop other rookies outweighed any on-field value Joseph Tapine would have offered, after agreeing on Monday to grant him a release.
Tapine announced last week he had signed a lucrative three-year deal with Canberra, with an option for a fourth season, starting in 2017.
The 21-year-old back-rower was content to play out the season with Newcastle before joining the Raiders, but the Knights felt that would have been counter-productive to their youth policy.
Instead they investigated all options, including the possibility of a player swap with Canberra, before deciding the best outcome for both parties would be to go their separate ways.
Newcastle now have the balance of Tapine's contract that they can potentially use to sign a new recruit, while the Wellington-born tyro is expected to expedite his move to Canberra within a matter of days.
"Look, there's no doubt at all that Joe Tapine would have been playing some footy for the Knights this year," Brown told Fairfax Media.
"Everyone would agree about the talent that we think Joe's got.
"But if you're playing Joe ahead of Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Daniel and Jacob Saifiti, who are home-grown players who are here for much longer term, it doesn't make much sense.
"With Joe, we went through a process and we did try to get a business transaction.
"Joe made a business decision that suited him, and we looked at a number of avenues that might have helped us.
"We have to do the right thing by our club … as a coach hoping to develop young players, you're happy to put the hard work into them if two or three years down the track, you're going to get some rewards."
Brown said it was a different situation with off-contract forwards Robbie Rochow and Tariq Sims, who were both senior players.
"If Tariq Sims or Robbie Rochow decided to move on, they're already done so much of their development, they're good experienced players," Brown said.
"They actually help to mentor the young players, whereas Joe fits into a category of being a young player, and we've got a lot of them at the moment who we hold in high regard.
"You actually need them to be at your club for a number of years to get the value out of them."
Brown said Fitzgibbon, who played one NRL game last year, and the 19-year-old Saifiti twins were all genuine NRL options after the 34-28 trial loss to Canberra last weekend.
"All three of those boys were outstanding on the weekend," Brown said. "They're certainly putting their hands up."
Knights CEO Matt Gidley said threats by Tapine's agent, Jim Banaghan, to launch legal proceedings had no bearing on Newcastle's decision to grant an early release.
Knights release Tapine
Tue 23rd February, 08:44AM
The Newcastle Knights received a request from Joseph Tapine’s management to release him from the final year of his contract on Wednesday.
Club management has been through a process of exploring a range of options in relation to the release of Tapine.
This process in now complete and the Club can confirm Tapine has been released.
As per NRL guidelines, the terms of the release are to remain confidential however the Club is very satisfied with the outcome.
The Club wishes Tapine all the best for the future.
Wonder how bad we got screwed over this?
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