Offical: Manly Sign Uate for 2 years

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by relicorange94, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. cheese

    cheese George Carmont

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    Anyone else read in todays Telegrah that we're in very early negotiations with manly about a player swap involving Uate and an unnamed ex representative player. I'm guessing possibly Buhrer considering Brown tried to get him earlier this year.
     
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    Have you got a link you could throw up? I'm just trying to find the article on line.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Just the thought that Buhrer played a game for NSW still makes me chuckle. He's been okay for Manly this year, and is being talked as a possible captain for them next year alongside Jake Trbojevic so don't see him as an option for us. Wouldn't hurt if we didn't get him anyway as he is solid at best.
     
  4. josh2010

    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    wouldnt mind Buhrer at all tbh!

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    Lawrence is the player i have heard tho! And Penn said yesterday on Radio he wont pay more then 100k for Uate, So id say no thanks to that!
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    AKUILA UATE to Manly is just about a done deal for next season.

    The Knights’ cult hero is no longer a favourite son in the eyes of club officials at Newcastle after the club’s year from hell – so much so that the Knights will pay around half of Uate’s $500,000 salary next season just to see the back of him.

    Uate, the Knights greatest-ever try-scorer, was twice offered the chance to switch codes and move to rugby, with offers arriving from Japan and France.

    The former Test star has also attracted interest from Super League clubs, but is said to be reluctant in moving his family overseas.


    http://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/uate-nose-off-manly/
     
  6. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    Well who is right. Penn is probably just talking it up, negotiation by media. Kind of like our ex board member saying Wests won't be paying 10 million for the Knights.

    I'm guessing half would be fair. 250k would bring another player here most likely, and it's only for 1 year that we would be paying him. He has been great for the club in the past, a shame he couldn't continue his form, but at this point we can't afford to have a 500k reserve grader who does not appear to have any interest in improving his form and returning to 1st grade.
     
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    cowboyman Ben Kennedy

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    Geez Uate and Taufua on the wings. The very definition or rocks or diamonds as a wing pairing. Just as likely as 10 errors between them as scoring 5 tries between them on a game.
     
  8. relicorange94

    relicorange94 Shane O'Grady

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    Just read Barry Toohey's article today that a possible trade between Akuila to the Sea Eagles and Jamie Buher to the Knights is looking more and more likely with Buher visiting Newcastle during the week to meet with club officials and is understood to have been impressed with his leadership qualities.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We were impressed with Tariq and Randell's leadership qualities as well. Nek minit.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not another under performing co-captain Browny please!
     
  11. mozza

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    We're definitely getting the better of that trade.
     
  12. Beatell

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    Not sure how this fixes our go forward or outside backs, need some big men and classy backs.


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    We also lack depth in 2rf! Buhrer would be a great signing imo, Would go straight into our starting 13.
     
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    danknights Ben Kennedy

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    Have him at lock even. Will they push Korbin to lock?
     
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    Worst case scenario is that it's only for a year and Uate isn't taking up a roster spot.
     
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    Tma1990 Peter Malcolm

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    I'd rather get bird Vaughan and lolohea before buhrer , but if the price is right and we miss any of that lot I'd take him
     
  17. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    buhrer is a great defender and also carries the ball strongly.

    will make 40tks and close to 100m a game, nothing amazing but for uder 300k u wont find much better if any better.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Korbim to lock as the current trend is a front rower to lock to be used in the middle. Such as Klemmer, Tuamavalo, Parker, Eastwood etc. Burhrer is too little and be better out wider.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    ive been wanting korbs at lock since 2014, its the best position for him!
     
  20. Beatell

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    He's proven he's not going to be the one providing us go forward so not a bad option.


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