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#1 windogs

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:13 AM

Confirmed his crosscode switch to union this morning! Massive loss for Rugby League.

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#2 buford t justice

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:35 AM

Cant blame him. Money talks, must be a hell of an offer to leave the Sydney lifestyle behind.
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#3 Piggy's mate

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:52 AM

He wants to play in the RU world cup too.

Now where did I leave that pointy thing that bloke Damocles gave me, I've work to do!


 

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#4 Ramite

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:32 AM

Cant blame him. Money talks, must be a hell of an offer to leave the Sydney lifestyle behind.

If the rumors are true 700k a year.
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#5 grumpyoldram

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:08 AM

Confirmed his crosscode switch to union this morning! Massive loss for Rugby League.

Thoughts?

Sam is a brilliant league player, but I can't for the life of me see where they are going to play him. Wrong build for a union prop, not really tall enough for second or back row, and not quick enough for centre. Andy Farrell was one of the league greats, but was pretty ordinary when he switched codes - can see it being a brief encounter. If they had offered the same money to Sam Tomkins, I reckon he would have taken it, and been a better bet.



#6 Blind side johnny

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:07 PM

Cant blame him. Money talks, must be a hell of an offer to leave the Sydney lifestyle behind.

 

He was on a massive contract at Souths and in line for more as the money rolls in to the NRL. the only attraction is to feature more in the fawning UK media and to rub shoulders with a much nicer class of people.

 

RL nurtured him, Souths and Russell Crowe cossetted him, but he still wants the shiny toys on offer - forget him (just like Eastmond, Farrell, Ford, Tomkins etc.), he's gone to the other side and lost for good.


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#7 phildog

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:05 PM

Disgusted to be honest. What's he going to do, swap back for next RL World Cup?



#8 Keep The Faith

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:48 PM

Disgusted to be honest. What's he going to do, swap back for next RL World Cup?

Why are you?
Because the lad wants to try something new and play in another wc and then come back to league? Good on the lad doing our area proud with his other brothers i'm sure mark will be proud on them all

#9 cally

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

good luck to sam in his new venture but personally I don,t think he will enjoy the dark side as much as league. as he quite simply won,t see the ball anywhere near what he is used to



#10 windogs

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:51 PM

Why are you?
Because the lad wants to try something new and play in another wc and then come back to league? Good on the lad doing our area proud with his other brothers i'm sure mark will be proud on them all


If he's just gone to play in the World Cup (which is next year) then why the 3 year deal? Those 3 years he'll be in his prime.

#11 London Dick

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:35 PM

I'm struggling to work out how big a loss he will be. He's been playing in Australia since 2010 which is only seen on Premier Sport and has made 13 appearances in last 5 years for England and has often been missing with injury for internationals. I can't remember beating the Aussies with him playing.

He might be in his prime now but what you don't have you can't miss. It's still not going make me want to cheer for England in Union.
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#12 grumpyoldram

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:29 AM

I'm struggling to work out how big a loss he will be. He's been playing in Australia since 2010 which is only seen on Premier Sport and has made 13 appearances in last 5 years for England and has often been missing with injury for internationals. I can't remember beating the Aussies with him playing.

He might be in his prime now but what you don't have you can't miss. It's still not going make me want to cheer for England in Union.

Seems to be a common feeling amongst many league followers that Dick. Personally, I can't stand football, but when they put an England shirt on I'm still rooting for the players big style - but then I do  put my love of my country above personal prejudice. ;)