Nathan Peats

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  1. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The Eels are looking to offload Peats atm,
    He is a gun hooker imo! Really good middle man for line speed and controlling the ruck.
    Something we need in dump truck loads.

    Thoughts?
    Preferably without the crap.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Not sure we could afford him tbh
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Neither am i, though if we could and he was willing to come here! Would we take him? Thats the question.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    I like Nathan as a player so yes I would but being realistic I don't see him coming here
     
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    Excellent player but expensive and injury prone. Maybe at the right price.
     
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    Going to the Titans if he leaves. Not sure why Parra would get rid of him over a number of other players they have.
     
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    Bout to hit his best footy over the next few years... Deff the type of player we need here...young, fast, good attack nd deffence, high work rate..but can be a lil injury prone for someone so young... My opinion sign him to a similar deal as hodkinson,
     
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    Good defensive player but his service has a lot of question marks about it.
     
  9. knights4premiers

    knights4premiers Uate

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    Lets remember Levi was 18/19th man for NZ last week.
     
  10. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    NZ only have 4 hookers to choose from and 1-2 were in doubt.
    Levi has much to learn over the next 3 seasons and then most likely will go to a bigger club anyway.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And he has been pretty injury prone last season and this. Has played what...one or two games only?
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Nathan Peats Games per Year

    2011 - 20
    2012 - 18
    2013 - 17
    2014 - 10
    2015 - 19
    2016 - 6
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    The contenders for Nathan Peats signature as Parramatta Eels fire sale looms


    • 12 MINUTES AGO
    • BY DAN WALSH
    • FOX SPORTS

    THE Eels have discussed moving Nathan Peats to another club in their bid to get back under the salary cap in time for Friday’s showdown with Peats’ former club South Sydney.

    Foxsports.com.au understands that if Peats is forced to leave, he has a strong preference to remain in Sydney.

    So which club needs his services, bearing in mind they’ll come at a bargain price with the Eels already paying half his 2016 salary?

    And who has the salary cap room?

    We take a look at the potential contenders for Peats’ signature in 2016 and beyond.

    TITANS

    The Gold Coast are one of few clubs with the cap space right here, right now to pick Peats up at full market value if needed.

    That they could get him at half price would undoubtedly ***** up their ears.

    The prospect of picking up any Parramatta castaways already has, and contact has been made by the Eels.

    Foxsports.com.au understands Titans officials have met to discuss the possibility of securing Peats, though Neil Henry is yet to determine whether he fits with his longterm strategy for the club.

    Current hooker and co-captain Nathan Friend is off-contract and has had talks with the Titans about playing on next year but at 35, is not a longterm option, and isn’t chewing through too much cash in any case.

    Deputy Kierran Moseley is off-contract too, as is utility Daniel Mortimer.

    Moseley has been invested in by the club for a few years now but remains a work in progress with only two games this year.

    The Titans loom as a likely candidate but a move north of the border is a significant stumbling block to any deal.

    DRAGONS

    St. George Illawarra have been linked to plenty of off-contract playmakers of late, due to their faulty attack.

    Parramatta have since made contact with the Dragons about potentially picking up Peats and a player of his calibre could offer the spark they so sorely need.

    The club is well served at No.9 by local junior Mitch Rein but contract talks between he and the club have dragged on and he remains unsigned beyond 2016.

    Benji Marshall’s future is also clouded after he knocked back a $300,000 offer from the Red V.

    With Peats’ market value beginning at around $500,000 a year, an offer from any club would need to start at this figure once 2016 is done and dusted.

    The recent departure of Peter Mata’utia to the Knights is believed to have given them room to move this season.

    The Dragons have had cap trouble in recent years but there is potential there for Peats to be picked out of the bargain bin this season, then paid his true worth in following years.

    That scenario would require Rein and probably Marshall being shuffled on, while also affecting any bid for a replacement No. 7.

    PANTHERS

    Their hooking situation is by no means sorted beyond 2016, with James Segeyaro and Peter Wallace both off-contract at the end of the year.

    A shift further west would also offer less disruption for Peats, though a complicating factor is the fact leading agent Sam Ayoub manages both Segeyaro and Peats.

    Penrith have spent a bit of their cap of late, recruiting Trent Merrin and shoring up the futures of a number of promising youngsters, but they do have room to move if willing to make a play at Peats.

    BULLDOGS

    The Dogs have put plenty into Michael Lichaa, who Ayoub also manages, with the former Sharks rake signed until the end of next year.

    With lucrative long term deals for David Klemmer, Josh Jackson and Moses Mbye being massaged through, there’s little space in Canterbury’s cap this season.

    RABBITOHS

    Souths are full up with two promising young hookers in Damien Cook and Cameron McInnes signed until 2017 but their status as heavy hitters in the recruitment game means they can’t be ruled out.

    Peats, as a La Perouse junior, has plenty of fans at the club and shake-ups to the South roster have been predicted, with Shane Richardson coming back on deck and Michael Maguire’s side battling.

    Souths are believed to have some room to move in their cap but whether there’s enough to secure a return for Peats in short time seems unlikely.

    ROOSTERS

    The Chooks have the salary cap space — with up to a reported $600,000 set aside for a marquee man like Sonny Bill Williams or Jarryd Hayne.

    But they also have club captain Jake Friend filling the No. 9 jumper and locked down until the end of 2018.

    Very unlikely.

    TIGERS

    The Tigers have an abundance of hookers with Robbie Farah, Matt Ballin, Dene Halatau and promising youngster on their books, as well as latest recruit Elijah Taylor.

    They’ve also had cap issues for the past two years and young playmakers Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses off-contract. Won’t be entering the equation.

    SHARKS

    A possibility given it’s believed they have wiggle room as far as salary cap spending goes, especially with veterans Luke Lewis, Paul Gallen, Chris Heighington and Michael Ennis off-contract beyond the end of the year.

    But with Ennis playing the house down and the Sharks looking a genuine title shot, the club and his management are well down the path toward a contract extension for 2017.

    In the interim there’s little room for Peats in 2016, and no need to rock the boat when Cronulla are travelling so well.

    SEA EAGLES

    Recruited Apisai Koroisau and Matt Parcell in the off-season and both are travelling well.

    No need to look at Peats, and not enough cap space to either.

    KNIGHTS

    Could certainly use a player of Peats’ ability but Nathan Bown has big raps on young Newcastle hooker Danny Levi.

    The Knights salary cap would also require some serious rejigging for a bid to be made.

    The Broncos, Cowboys, Storm, Warriors and Raiders don’t seriously enter the equation given these clubs are all flush for long term, top quality hooking options, and are understood to not have enough salary cap space.


    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl...s/news-story/c61b2a259b37ae4c791a8d060e467792

     
  14. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    This. But we have way bigger issues than hooker ATM.

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    Levi will be a Knight for life.
     
  15. knights4premiers

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    Exactly. Brown is gambling that we are building towards having these young guys all peak at the same time. Look at the Cowboys taking payouts to stay successful. If you have the mentality that each player would leave you can shut the door on anyone like Peats coming anywhere near the Hunter then.
     
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    Tma1990 Peter Malcolm

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    If we get saffitis Levi Sione etc here in there prime we ll be a heavy weight , peats would be a lovely pick up but its not worth messing up our long term plan for him
     
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    When we eventually scrape into the semis prob 2018 big name players will come a running... They all want a chance to be contenders and win a gf, biggest issue for us is we can't expoit the tpg like other teams, wouldn't of got Boyd or Scott if tinks didn't own the club.
     
  18. ryan.berger.56

    ryan.berger.56 Todd Bates

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    It's all well and good to see promise in our young guns but we're sitting in last with one win and would be lucky to get another two or three this season. Levi is good but look at it without the red n blue glasses, a non name hooker or a celebrated certain starter, it's a no brainer. But it won't happen
     
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    Anthony01 Michael Reid

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    Out of curiosity if the NRL is allowing the Watmoughs retirement to come off their cap space this year to "help them out" then why won't th NRL allow Snowdens money or even McManus money to come off our cap this year which would allow us to buy some players before June 30 and have a competitive team. Some would argue we are in juat as bad shape as eels are.
     
  20. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    jimmys money doesnt count in the cap this year
    snowden hasn't retired
     

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