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4 hours ago, Newguy said:

In fairness, he has hardly played that much rugby union in the last few years due to injury, it was a huge risk on TWP's part.

He was playing for the All Blacks in the World Cup a couple of weeks before he signed for Toronto 

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6 hours ago, Quolls2020 said:

Not exciting, but at least it is recent.

 

Toronto rugby team including wearable tracking in re-opening plans

https://canoe.com/news/local-news/toronto-rugby-team-including-wearable-tracking-in-re-opening-plans

Just another example of the Wolfpack being on the leading edge of sports technology...SL has alot to learn and emulate from the Wolfpack.

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13 hours ago, Davo5 said:

How can you prepare to play rugby league whilst still playing top class rugby union.

At any other club your best paid player is usually the one who is and has been playing at a high level,not one who is 35 and hasn’t played the sport for 5yrs.

Unless I'm mistaken back in the day when Union converts played RL in some numbers the high profile converts were among the best paid players at their clubs from day 1.  Maybe someone like Grubrats would know more about that though.

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1 minute ago, Big Picture said:

Unless I'm mistaken back in the day when Union converts played RL in some numbers the high profile converts were among the best paid players at their clubs from day 1.  Maybe someone like @Grubrats would know more about that though.

In completely different times in order to attract them to the sport and give up their supposed amateur status. It was also a bone of contention for many years with famous players like Alex Murphy speaking out against it. It also needs to be remembered that it was not a competitive market like now. RL players were stuck in Rugby League and couldn't go to Union and pre Bosman were tied to their clubs even when out of contract. Clubs could get away with treating RL players poorly and paying them less.

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20 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Just another example of the Wolfpack being on the leading edge of sports technology...SL has alot to learn and emulate from the Wolfpack.

🤣 You do know this article was from a month before TWP led the way and walked out of SL?

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3 minutes ago, Dave T said:

🤣 You do know this article was from a month before TWP led the way and walked out of SL?

Nobody walked anywhere...we were chopped down and cut off at the knees (from behind nonetheless)....get us back in there, we are ready to go!  Let us at 'em!~

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1 minute ago, Kayakman said:

Nobody walked anywhere...we were chopped down and cut off at the knees (from behind nonetheless)....get us back in there, we are ready to go!  Let us at 'em!~

Aye.... course you were

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48 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

Unless I'm mistaken back in the day when Union converts played RL in some numbers the high profile converts were among the best paid players at their clubs from day 1.  Maybe someone like Grubrats would know more about that though.

Back in them days we had a large proportion of players who were not full time pro’s

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38 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Nobody walked anywhere...we were chopped down and cut off at the knees (from behind nonetheless)....get us back in there, we are ready to go!  Let us at 'em!~

Yes all those many unpaid bills and the like,but let’s blame COVID eh?

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I can’t be ar5ed to trawl back through the last 25 pages of people saying the same things and nobody changing their polarised opinion, so apologies if it’s been said before but does anyone know when SL are due to revisit and make a decision on this? 

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Just now, Eddie said:

I can’t be ar5ed to trawl back through the last 25 pages of people saying the same things and nobody changing their polarised opinion, so apologies if it’s been said before but does anyone know when SL are due to revisit and make a decision on this? 

Meeting of some form scheduled for Friday. No idea if it’s the meeting where a decision is made or not. 

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7 minutes ago, Hela Wigmen said:

Meeting of some form scheduled for Friday. No idea if it’s the meeting where a decision is made or not. 

Elstone just doesn't know what to do, Elstone just doesn't know what to do, Elstone just doesn't know what to do.

He is like Chicken Little with the sky falling down.

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Just now, Kayakman said:

Elstone just doesn't know what to do, Elstone just doesn't know what to do, Elstone just doesn't know what to do.

He is like Chicken Little with the sky falling down.

Not his decision though is it? 

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1 hour ago, Kayakman said:

Just another example of the Wolfpack being on the leading edge of sports technology...SL has alot to learn and emulate from the Wolfpack.

True, but shame they haven't been on the leading edge of paying people on time throughout their time, before Covid-19 hit.  Or repaying fans for tickets when TWP have already got the customers' money from Ticketmaster. 

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31 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Not his decision though is it? 

This is creating even more stress on the poor wee fella!

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10 minutes ago, PhilCarrington said:

True, but shame they haven't been on the leading edge of paying people on time throughout their time, before Covid-19 hit.  Or repaying fans for tickets when TWP have already got the customers' money from Ticketmaster. 

It will all get cleared up Phil once we are allowed back in....don't worry your little head about it...it will all work out in the end.

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1 hour ago, briggyq said:

Yes all those many unpaid bills and the like,but let’s blame COVID eh?

It's called the straw that broke the camel's back.

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31 minutes ago, PhilCarrington said:

True, but shame they haven't been on the leading edge of paying people on time throughout their time, before Covid-19 hit.  Or repaying fans for tickets when TWP have already got the customers' money from Ticketmaster. 

Come the end of the season there'll probably be several teams struggling to pay their bills (and not just SBW).

And as far as unpaid bills does anyone actually know who these older creditors are? Have any gone public and said TWP owes us this much since 20xx? 

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2 hours ago, Kayakman said:

Nobody walked anywhere...we were chopped down and cut off at the knees (from behind nonetheless)....get us back in there, we are ready to go!  Let us at 'em!~

This guy is delusional.

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7 minutes ago, TIWIT said:

Come the end of the season there'll probably be several teams struggling to pay their bills (and not just SBW).

And as far as unpaid bills does anyone actually know who these older creditors are? Have any gone public and said TWP owes us this much since 20xx? 

Many clubs will be in trouble at the end of the season if not already...we wish them all well and hope for the best.  Of course, it will all get twisted and the focus will be on TWP and how the 'foreigner' caused all of this trouble.

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2 minutes ago, binosh said:

This guy is delusional.

Folks, like yourself, said the same when I predicted the Wolfpack would easily defeat the Rhinos on their first clash and then guess what happened?

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12 minutes ago, TIWIT said:

And as far as unpaid bills does anyone actually know who these older creditors are? Have any gone public and said TWP owes us this much since 20xx? 

LiVolsi has said that he is owed money, players, staff, Salford (unless that has been settled) the two Canadian broadcast companies that have taken legal action,

LiVolsi said more were claiming every week.

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14 hours ago, Kayakman said:

I think everyone would agree that Sonny Bill knows League.

He knows League inside out and the old SBW would've been fine, at TWP he's there for very different reasons. roles and resposibilities. He was on the pitch far too long for his level of effectiveness now. He's one of the few athletes yawn didn't have a detrimental effect on but then again it would never have helped. Those that like both sports seem to understand the difference the differences make hardly at all.


"If songs were lines/In a conversation/The situation would be fine."

 

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1 hour ago, Kayakman said:

Elstone just doesn't know what to do, Elstone just doesn't know what to do, Elstone just doesn't know what to do.

He is like Chicken Little with the sky falling down.

I think you're wrong. I think Elstone knows exactly what to do. He may need some others to make it happen

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2 hours ago, Kayakman said:

Elstone just doesn't know what to do, Elstone just doesn't know what to do, Elstone just doesn't know what to do.

He is like Chicken Little with the sky falling down.

So how do we pick him out from all the posters on threads ?

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