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5 minutes ago, Lowdesert said:

i don’t  think Chris Satae played much 1st grade, but he is now becoming a handful in SL.

Sometimes these lads just don’t improve that extra percent to warrant a regular place.  These are the bargains SL can pick up, with a little vetting and effort.

What we never ever say and it does happen more often than not and that is for those who settle and make the effort they do become better players.

But then again giving SL any credit and not repeating NRL is best is a bit like a brick in the wind.

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People fret about Super League producing its own players, I wouldn`t worry too much, there`s oodles of talent in the southern hemisphere that can`t crack the top grades, young, old and in between. EPL made up of 70% foreign born players, doesn`t seem to affect that competitions popularity, and its the popularity amongst the wider populace that is the important issue, broadcast deals, sponsorships and participation will follow.

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37 minutes ago, The Future is League said:

For the record this bloke has only played 8 times for the Storm in 3 years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/54925640

That's all some of these lads need - a run of games to improve and show what they have got.

On the other hand big name NRL players like Widdop and Burgess have not handled SL at all, others were very average- Trent Merrin and some were a hopeless- Remember Greg Eastwood.... hundreds of NRL games and was terrible in SL.

Give this lad a chance and see how he goes.

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Vete made 6 Storm appearances this year, so he has appeared in 25% of the games of the world's best club team.

He is also only 27 so just coming into his prime as a prop.

That doesn't sound an unreasonable standard signing for the bottom team in SL (no offence Hull KR).

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53 minutes ago, Scubby said:

Melbourne fringe player = SL standard player

We have got to face reality based on the money we are prepared to pay. This guy will have been earning £100k sat on the sidelines for 3 years.

Spot on, players who are just short of making first Grade in the NRL will get a contract in SL, but a key reason why we can't beat the Australians when the chips are down.

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Generally speaking an nrl 'squad' player I.e someone that can't make a match day nrl 17 and only really plays when there's injuries or suspensions - are going to be decent quality SL players.

These players are dropping down a standard of rugby.

Same with SL to Championship. An below average SL player will generally be one of the better or best players in championship.

It's common sense really.

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2 hours ago, Lowdesert said:

i don’t  think Chris Satae played much 1st grade, but he is now becoming a handful in SL.

Sometimes these lads just don’t improve that extra percent to warrant a regular place.  These are the bargains SL can pick up, with a little vetting and effort.

Agree. This my issue with the quota rule. We could really add to the qaulity of SL if they abolished it as there are so many fringe nrl players that could do a great job in SL and add to the product.

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4 hours ago, AB90 said:

Agree. This my issue with the quota rule. We could really add to the qaulity of SL if they abolished it as there are so many fringe nrl players that could do a great job in SL and add to the product.

Thought we were trying to get young British talent through the ranks - for years we have said average Aussies have held back British talent so not sure why it's now changed.

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25 minutes ago, Mr Frisky said:

Thought we were trying to get young British talent through the ranks - for years we have said average Aussies have held back British talent so not sure why it's now changed.

Young 'good' British talent will always come through. Cream always rises to the top.

If a talented British player has their place taken by a bang average Aussie then I would question how 'talented' they really are.

Almost 50% of the nrl is made up of Kiwis and Pacific Islanders. I don't see the 15 Australian clubs demanding a 'quota' on foreign players to enable more Aussie talent to come through!

Get as much talent into the league as possible.

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34 minutes ago, Mr Frisky said:

Thought we were trying to get young British talent through the ranks - for years we have said average Aussies have held back British talent so not sure why it's now changed.

Clubs are busy looking after themselves, trying to win games and (in normal seasons) avoid relegation. They also want to pay peanuts - it is not a really great combination for excellence.

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8 hours ago, The Future is League said:

For the record this bloke has only played 8 times for the Storm in 3 years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/54925640

If he was playing week in week out at Melbourne he wouldn’t be moving to Hull kr would he. Super League is a step down in standard from the NRL, it makes complete sense someone struggling to get a game in the NRL would move to Super League. He has however played over 50 NRL games in the last 6 years and potentially has his best years in front of him.

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I dont know anything about him whatsoever. But its amazing how often NRL forward signings go completely the opposite way that you expect. Almost every year big name NRL forwards come over, get knocked around a bit and go home with their tails between their legs. Whilst unknown and unheralded ones excel and make a career for themselves over here.

I suspect he will probably go ok.

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22 hours ago, AB90 said:

Agree. This my issue with the quota rule. We could really add to the qaulity of SL if they abolished it as there are so many fringe nrl players that could do a great job in SL and add to the product.

No thanks,the one good thing to come out of this year is the number of young players who have been given their chance in first grade and haven’t looked out of place,we don’t need even more NRL rejects blocking that development.

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42 minutes ago, Exiled Wiganer said:

Catalans are a perfect example of the need for a quota. They are pretty much a complete waste of time as a club in terms of producing French players, precisely because they have an unlimited quota. 

Unlimited quota......really?

The RFL has an agreement with clubs in all three professional leagues to publish the following information regarding which members of their squads are categorised as overseas quota players. In the case of Super League clubs, this also includes players who are not classed as Federation-trained.

 

SUPER LEAGUE

Castleford Tigers

Overseas Players – 5: Cheyse Blair, Peter Mata'utia, Grant Millington, Jordan Rankin, Jesses Sene-Lefao

NFT Players – 7: Cheyse Blair, Sosaia Feki, Peter Mata'utia, Grant Millington, Junior Moors, Jordan Rankin, Jesses Sene-Lefao

Catalans Dragons

Overseas Players – 4: Israel Folau, Samisoni Langi, James Maloney, David Mead

NFT Players – 7: Joshua Drinkwater, Israel Folau, Sam Kasiano, Samisoni Langi, James Maloney, David Mead, Sam Moa

Huddersfield Giants

Overseas Players – 4: Kenny Edwards, Suaia Matagi. Aidan Sezer, Akuila Uate

NFT Players – 6: Kenny Edwards, James Gavat, Suaia Matagi, Aidan Sezer, Ukuma Ta'ai, Akuila Uate

Hull FC

Overseas Players – 5; Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua, Albert Kelly, Sonatane Ma'u, Carlos Tuimavave

NFT Players – 7: Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua, Albert Kelly, Sonatane Ma'u, Ratu Naulogo (*New Talent Pool - exempt), Tevita Satae, Ligi Sao, Carlos Tuimavave

Hull KR

Overseas Players – 5: Mitch Garbutt, Weller Hauraki, Shaun Kenny-Dowell, Matt Parcell, Adam Quinlan

NFT Players – 7: Mitch Garbutt, Weller Hauraki, Shaun Kenny-Dowell, Kane Linnett, Mose Masoe, Matt Parcell, Adam Quinlan

Leeds Rhinos

Overseas Players – 5: Adam Cuthbertson, Robert Lui, Rhyse Martin, Matt Prior, Ava Seumanufagai

NFT Players – 6: Adam Cuthbertson, Konileti Hurrell, Robert Lui, Rhyse Martin, Matt Prior, Ava Seumanufagai

Salford Red Devils

Overseas Players – 4: Sebastine Ikahihifo, Joey Lussick, Ken Sio, Luke Yates

NFT Players – 7: Sebastine Ikahihifo, Connor Jones, Tuimoala Lolohea, Joey Lussick, Nouata Pauli Pauli, Ken Sio, Luke Yates, Krisnan Inu (*Ex-Widnes – exempt)

St Helens

Overseas Players – 3: Lachlan Coote, Kevin Naiqama, Joseph Paulo

NFT Players – 5: Lachlan Coote, Kevin Naiqama, Dominique Peyroux, Joseph Paulo, Zeb Taia

Toronto Wolfpack

Overseas Players – 5: Darcy Lussick, Josh McCrone, Bodene Thompson, Blake Wallace, Sonny Bill Williams

NFT Players – 6: Ricky Leutele, Darcy Lussick, Josh McCrone, Bodene Thompson, Blake Wallace, Sonny Bill Williams

Wakefield Trinity

Overseas Players – 3: Jacob Miller, Kelepi Tanginoa, Bill (Pio) Tupou, Adam Tangata (*Ex-Widnes – on loan from Halifax – exempt)

NFT Players – 5: Tinirau Arona, David Fifita, Jacob Miller, Kelepi Tanginoa, Bill (Pio) Tupou, Adam Tangata (*Ex-Widnes – on loan from Halifax – exempt)

Warrington Wolves

Overseas Players – 4: Sitaleki Akauola, Blake Austin, Jason Clark, Jake Mamo

NFT Players – 7: Sitaleki Akauola, Blake Austin, Luther Burrell (*New Talent Pool - exempt), Jason Clark, Anthony Gelling, Leilani Latu, Jake Mamo, Ben Murdoch-Masila

Wigan Warriors

Overseas Players – 3: Bevan French, Jackson Hastings, Thomas Leuluai

NFT Players – 4: Mitch Clark, Bevan French, Jackson Hastings, William Isa, Thomas Leuluai (*Historic exemption)

 

 

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2 hours ago, burnleywelsh said:

Unlimited quota......really?

The RFL has an agreement with clubs in all three professional leagues to publish the following information regarding which members of their squads are categorised as overseas quota players. In the case of Super League clubs, this also includes players who are not classed as Federation-trained.

 

SUPER LEAGUE

Castleford Tigers

Overseas Players – 5: Cheyse Blair, Peter Mata'utia, Grant Millington, Jordan Rankin, Jesses Sene-Lefao

NFT Players – 7: Cheyse Blair, Sosaia Feki, Peter Mata'utia, Grant Millington, Junior Moors, Jordan Rankin, Jesses Sene-Lefao

Catalans Dragons

Overseas Players – 4: Israel Folau, Samisoni Langi, James Maloney, David Mead

NFT Players – 7: Joshua Drinkwater, Israel Folau, Sam Kasiano, Samisoni Langi, James Maloney, David Mead, Sam Moa

Huddersfield Giants

Overseas Players – 4: Kenny Edwards, Suaia Matagi. Aidan Sezer, Akuila Uate

NFT Players – 6: Kenny Edwards, James Gavat, Suaia Matagi, Aidan Sezer, Ukuma Ta'ai, Akuila Uate

Hull FC

Overseas Players – 5; Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua, Albert Kelly, Sonatane Ma'u, Carlos Tuimavave

NFT Players – 7: Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua, Albert Kelly, Sonatane Ma'u, Ratu Naulogo (*New Talent Pool - exempt), Tevita Satae, Ligi Sao, Carlos Tuimavave

Hull KR

Overseas Players – 5: Mitch Garbutt, Weller Hauraki, Shaun Kenny-Dowell, Matt Parcell, Adam Quinlan

NFT Players – 7: Mitch Garbutt, Weller Hauraki, Shaun Kenny-Dowell, Kane Linnett, Mose Masoe, Matt Parcell, Adam Quinlan

Leeds Rhinos

Overseas Players – 5: Adam Cuthbertson, Robert Lui, Rhyse Martin, Matt Prior, Ava Seumanufagai

NFT Players – 6: Adam Cuthbertson, Konileti Hurrell, Robert Lui, Rhyse Martin, Matt Prior, Ava Seumanufagai

Salford Red Devils

Overseas Players – 4: Sebastine Ikahihifo, Joey Lussick, Ken Sio, Luke Yates

NFT Players – 7: Sebastine Ikahihifo, Connor Jones, Tuimoala Lolohea, Joey Lussick, Nouata Pauli Pauli, Ken Sio, Luke Yates, Krisnan Inu (*Ex-Widnes – exempt)

St Helens

Overseas Players – 3: Lachlan Coote, Kevin Naiqama, Joseph Paulo

NFT Players – 5: Lachlan Coote, Kevin Naiqama, Dominique Peyroux, Joseph Paulo, Zeb Taia

Toronto Wolfpack

Overseas Players – 5: Darcy Lussick, Josh McCrone, Bodene Thompson, Blake Wallace, Sonny Bill Williams

NFT Players – 6: Ricky Leutele, Darcy Lussick, Josh McCrone, Bodene Thompson, Blake Wallace, Sonny Bill Williams

Wakefield Trinity

Overseas Players – 3: Jacob Miller, Kelepi Tanginoa, Bill (Pio) Tupou, Adam Tangata (*Ex-Widnes – on loan from Halifax – exempt)

NFT Players – 5: Tinirau Arona, David Fifita, Jacob Miller, Kelepi Tanginoa, Bill (Pio) Tupou, Adam Tangata (*Ex-Widnes – on loan from Halifax – exempt)

Warrington Wolves

Overseas Players – 4: Sitaleki Akauola, Blake Austin, Jason Clark, Jake Mamo

NFT Players – 7: Sitaleki Akauola, Blake Austin, Luther Burrell (*New Talent Pool - exempt), Jason Clark, Anthony Gelling, Leilani Latu, Jake Mamo, Ben Murdoch-Masila

Wigan Warriors

Overseas Players – 3: Bevan French, Jackson Hastings, Thomas Leuluai

NFT Players – 4: Mitch Clark, Bevan French, Jackson Hastings, William Isa, Thomas Leuluai (*Historic exemption)

 

 

Don’t bring facts into this 

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