Knights sign Joe Wardle on a 3 year deal, Jake Mamo Released

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  1. Aidos

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    Knights snap up Wardle

    By Rocco Luca
    June 30, 2016


    THE EMBATTLED Newcastle Knights have signed talented Scotland international forward Joe Wardle.

    The former World Cup forward has close ties with Knights coach Nathan Brown, who coached him at his current club Huddersfield.

    A good edge runner, Wardle is the latest English player who wants to come to Australia to test himself in the NRL.

    But the rugged forward won’t join the Knights until 2018 unless he can get an early release.

    He is contracted to the Giants for another 12 months but is keen to get out of his deal and join the Knights ASAP — and his chances may be improved by the fact the club sacked coach Paul Anderson two weeks ago.

    With Tariq Sims having left the club to join the Dragons and warhorse Jeremy Smith retiring at season’s end, the Knights are keen to get the 24-year-old on their books next season to lead their young pack.

    Wardle has played more than 100 top-grade games and six Tests for Scotland and has the experience to get the Knights on the front foot in the forward battles.


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  2. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    So we've signed some player I've never heard of for the year after next? Surely we're premiership favourites.
     
  3. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It very much sounds like they are a club in turmoil and will want to clear out a few players, so they'll probably release him for next year, but being an ESL club, they'll probably hang out for a transfer fee.
     
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    Let's wait till he gets here playing before you judge a guy you've probably never seen play before...
     
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    Brown identified Hodgson and Whitehead and recommended them to the Raiders. Based on that alone, I'm prepared to give Wardle a shot and hold my judgement for now... I have no doubt he'll be here before 2018.

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    It's one tick off Browny's hit list as well...
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    I obviously haven't seen him play it was outlined in the statement you quoted. I was being facetious. 2018 is that far away, I could be dead by then.
     
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    Hope not Mozza. We'll miss ya around here :shock:
     
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    roger88 Tim Maddison

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    He's played loose forward which is lock forward. Looks like a good replacement for smith. We need a quality fullback, and an experienced prop-Second Rower to add to the bench.
     
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    danknights Steve Simpson

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    From what I've seen he loses his cool quite a bit.....
     
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    Jesus. Was there really a need to sign him? We're clubs snapping at his heals or what's the story? Unless they are confident they will get him out of this deal. But if he's not here until 2018 it's a little premature.
     
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    danknights Steve Simpson

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    He must be another one of these salary cap friendly signings as Brown says. Forwards seem to do alright over here. I won't write him off just yet. I'll give him 1 game hahahahaha.

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    So what we have 11 players now on the books for 2018?
     
  12. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    On one of the English forums someone said he sold out of a business (a lolly shop) last week. That doesn't sound like he is hanging around till 2018.
     
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    Mmmm lollies. Hope he opens one out here :D
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    cogger
    matauita x 3
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    hodko
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'd say its the latter bro ditto the other pommey.
     
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    danknights Steve Simpson

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    And lamb.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Lamb only 2017
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    After that Beef or Chicken?

    Close thread now its done BOOM!
     
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    Hah ha ha ha.................. NO JUST NO.
     
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