Sione Mata'utia re-signs with the Knights

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  1. krustykraz

    krustykraz Anthony Quinn

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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.
     
  2. mozza

    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.
     
  3. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Adam Woolnough

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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.
     
  4. nunnsy

    nunnsy Jason Hoogerworf

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

    Kurriboy Sean Rudder

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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.
     
  6. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Geez throw a guy 300k to play reserve grade.....

    The minimum wage for a fringe nrl player is 104k.
    So either Sione is a fringe player worth between 104-150k
    Or sione is a young talented player that could get 150-250k on a hope he'll become a great player.
    This was the contract Sione is coming off this year but at 400ish k

    So now Sione is either a top line nrl player with 80+ nrl games in which case he should get at least 400k
    Or he is still a development player in which case he should get around a 300k offer.

    In short, Sione is probably only worth 300k to us which is fair though id expect a 300k player to be in the 17
     
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  7. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    As it currently stands I think he’ll be in our 17 next year. There’s no guarantees with Moga and if push came to shove I think Brown would prefer Sione to Sio or Ross on the wing. He could also play a role off the bench if needed.

    I know there’s a few on here who don’t rate him but I’m pretty sure Brown and the rest of our coaching staff do.
     
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  8. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    3 years $1m
     
  9. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Adam Woolnough

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    He is worth as much as Moga considering fitness and likely future, Moga knees, Sione concusion, if Moga can play as good as Sione did and he continues his improved form then with Ramien we are looking ok at centre and Denniss will get better.
     
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    Defender1 Steve Simpson

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    Gee. It's not like a Knights fan to over inflate a players salary... Or over guess anyway.
     
  11. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Soine would get bites on the market for around 300k
    So he's definitely worth at least 300k.
    The problem is where do we play him next year on a 300k+ salary?
    Backrow id doubt he'll get a spot.
    Centre would also be tough with a healthy Moga plus Raimian and Denniss only getting better.
    He could be our Mr fix it off the bench? Though with Watson and Griffin already in the side we have players in the starting 13 that can shift to multiple positions with minimal fuss to the side even more so if Levi is in the 17.

    So imo Sione could get a 300k a year contract though is it worth it for us to give him that amount knowing he mite not make the 17?
     
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    Frank McWilliams Adam Woolnough

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    If everyone is fit, especially Moga, I more see Sione playing of the bench replacing Buhrer and covering 2-5 and 11-12 with two props and Levi/Griff on bench.
     
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    That try and the line break he made were tough runs/lines like a back rower... I think next year back row off the bench, he can be our jamie.
     
  14. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So atm our 2019 side could be.
    1 Ponga
    2 Sio/Ross/Denniss/Nadan
    3 Ramian/Sione
    4 Moga/Denniss/Nadan
    5 SKD
    6 Watson
    7 Pearce
    8 Ese'ese
    9 Griffin
    10 D Saifiti
    11 Fitzgibbon
    12 Guerra/Barnett
    13 Glasby/Guerra

    14 Levi/Sione
    15 Barnett/Glasby
    16 J Saifiti
    17 King/Grant ?? Or some other signing we get
     
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    Frank McWilliams Adam Woolnough

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    Based on that plenty of cover but for 6 and 7 no Cogger or possibly Lamb will need 1-2 in that position as back up
     
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    So atm my 2019 side could be.
    1 Ponga
    2 Denniss
    3 Moga
    4 Ramian
    5 SKD
    6 Watson
    7 Pearce
    8 Ese'ese
    9 Griffin
    10 Glasby
    11 Fitzgibbon
    12 Barnett
    13 Guerra

    14 Grant
    15 Sione
    16 J Saifiti
    17 King/ Saulo
     
  17. Lefty

    Lefty Shane O'Grady

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    Did you forget D Saifiti?


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  18. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Only change I'd make would be Sione to 17, and drop King/Grant.
     
  19. Ethan

    Ethan Steve Simpson

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    Haha I sure did lol
     
  20. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And if we dont sign Grant?
     

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