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Konrad Hurrell may well be on the move for next season. Saints being heavily linked. Bit of an odd one, IMHO, with Saints already signing Hopoate and having Percival, although could be interesting if they switch him to 2nd row. 

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45 minutes ago, Waynebennettswinger said:

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Konrad Hurrell may well be on the move for next season. Saints being heavily linked. Bit of an odd one, IMHO, with Saints already signing Hopoate and having Percival, although could be interesting if they switch him to 2nd row. 

Haven't theu lost Coote because they can't afford decent wages? - if Hurrell is coming of marquee wages at Leeds you would think the drop to squad player wages at Saints would be too large a drop.

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17 minutes ago, Mr Frisky said:

Haven't theu lost Coote because they can't afford decent wages? - if Hurrell is coming of marquee wages at Leeds you would think the drop to squad player wages at Saints would be too large a drop.

Leeds aren’t offering him marquee wages after this season. Personally I wouldn’t be offering a contract at all, he’s a defensive liability 

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35 minutes ago, Mr Frisky said:

Haven't theu lost Coote because they can't afford decent wages? - if Hurrell is coming of marquee wages at Leeds you would think the drop to squad player wages at Saints would be too large a drop.

Saints are losing Coote, Naiqama, Thompson, Bentley and more than likely Fages so it looks like some juggling has been done. Two are retiring but Woolf would have liked to have kept the others but Saints just couldn’t (or wouldn’t) match the respective terms they were offered elsewhere. 
2nd row would seem more of a priority as Welsby and Dodd are stepping up and Hopoate has been signed, that is why I wonder if Hurrell is seen as an option there. 
 

Regards the drop in wages…not sure what Hurrell’s options are otherwise. Can’t imagine any of the NRL clubs going for him, wouldn’t say he had justified the marquee wage enough for other SL teams to match those terms, Leeds certainly don’t look like they were offering to maintain that level of pay and not sure anyone would take too much of a gamble in the current financial climate. 

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1 hour ago, DoubleD said:

Leeds aren’t offering him marquee wages after this season. Personally I wouldn’t be offering a contract at all, he’s a defensive liability 

He's a prop forward playing in the centre's. 

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Sadly, we’re linked to Hurrell and Murdoch-Masila to fill the vacant second row spot developing in our side. I’m hoping it’s a combination of agents stirring the pot and lazy journalism just linking any Tongan to the club. 

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10 hours ago, Waynebennettswinger said:

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Konrad Hurrell may well be on the move for next season. Saints being heavily linked. Bit of an odd one, IMHO, with Saints already signing Hopoate and having Percival, although could be interesting if they switch him to 2nd row. 

Castleford have been linked too

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I'd swap him, for Percival.

He's much more of a team player and willing to pass the ball, when it's obviously the right thing to do.

Regan Grace will probably score 10 more tries a season playing outide Hurrell.

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Unless he's being seen as a 2nd row by Woolf there's no reason why Saints would want him. Hopoate & Percival will be 1st choice centres with Josh Simm as back-up

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43 minutes ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Castleford have been linked too

Yeah I have heard mention of Wigan also. 
Not sure what is happening with Rhys Martin as he was linked with Cas but it has all gone quiet since. If Saints are looking at 2nd row then Martin would be worth a look, can kick goals as well. 

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He’s good on his day , he’s a threat when he doesn’t drop it , he’s strong defensively apart from all the times he isn’t and he’s moving like the Queen Mary , he sets up his winger apart from the times he makes a mess of it and he’s a benefit to a team apart from all his errors . Sometimes caviar often cabbage and after he stormed on the scene he always has been IMO , hence why he came here . Saints are / should be better than him 

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58 minutes ago, DavidM said:

He’s good on his day , he’s a threat when he doesn’t drop it , he’s strong defensively apart from all the times he isn’t and he’s moving like the Queen Mary , he sets up his winger apart from the times he makes a mess of it and he’s a benefit to a team apart from all his errors . Sometimes caviar often cabbage and after he stormed on the scene he always has been IMO , hence why he came here . Saints are / should be better than him 

If he can improve his fitness a move to 2nd row could actually benefit Hurrell. He wouldn't get exposed as much defensively as he does at centre. He's actually a really strong tackler but its his poor reads and lack of sideways mobility that often sees opposition centres beat him on the outside.

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1 hour ago, Saint Toppy said:

If he can improve his fitness a move to 2nd row could actually benefit Hurrell. He wouldn't get exposed as much defensively as he does at centre. He's actually a really strong tackler but its his poor reads and lack of sideways mobility that often sees opposition centres beat him on the outside.

I like Hurrell and want him to stay at Leeds but he’s never going to be fit enough to play at SR, he just doesn’t have it in him im afraid.

He is box office though and if you want yo be entertained he’s that type of player. He is however injury prone mainly down to the way he plays the game

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5 minutes ago, Chrispmartha said:

I like Hurrell and want him to stay at Leeds but he’s never going to be fit enough to play at SR, he just doesn’t have it in him im afraid.

He is box office though and if you want yo be entertained he’s that type of player. He is however injury prone mainly down to the way he plays the game

Indeed, and if there was one player I have felt that has benefitted from playing in front of a home crowd again, its him.

Before Hurrell we hadn't had a box office line breaker since Ali Lauititi.

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5 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Indeed, and if there was one player I have felt that has benefitted from playing in front of a home crowd again, its him.

Before Hurrell we hadn't had a box office line breaker since Ali Lauititi.

His form before his latest injury has been good despite what some of our fans say who seem to have found the latest scapegoat in Hurrell

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45 minutes ago, Chrispmartha said:

His form before his latest injury has been good despite what some of our fans say who seem to have found the latest scapegoat in Hurrell

yep, would agree... although even when he first came on the scene with fans over the moon with him he exhibited his defensive weakness and poor agility.  Fans as always see what they want to see depending on their emotions... barn storming runs made him a hero, subsequent poorer form of the team see's his weakness. We are a fickle lot.

Personally I'd keep him and use him from the bench when the opposition are tiring... he can with his barn storming runs lift the team.  If you can stop him jumping the line the rest of the defensive setup/line could cope better. Although he ain't the only at Leeds  prone to jump the line... One thing I admire with saints the confidence and patience they show when the opposition is moving the ball wide and at speed...

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