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Fev fans, if you make him feel really welcome, maybe he'll ask his kid brother Luciano to come and join him.

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37 minutes ago, DavidM said:

They’d be Lucky …

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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1 hour ago, The Future is League said:

Perhaps there is a reason why no Super League club has snapped him up that is not public knowledge. Just saying

Glad you said ‘just saying’ at the end. Adds a real element of quality to your otherwise worthless opinion.

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8 hours ago, Archie Gordon said:

This guy is an NRL reserve grader with no NRL suitors, right?

Correct no NRL suitors, clearly a bum who’ll struggle in the championship. 

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Very good signing for the Championship, will be too big and strong for part-timers so even some of his braindead plays will come off. If by some miracle he comes over with the right attitude and actually gets himself fit then the Championship will be in trouble.

Anyone thinking he would be a top SL centre mustn't have watched the NRL for a few years though, there's a reason no one would even get him on a train-and-trial deal in the NRL.

As a sidenote, in a case of rather unfortunate timing he just got Covid.

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1 hour ago, UTK said:

Very good signing for the Championship, will be too big and strong for part-timers so even some of his braindead plays will come off. If by some miracle he comes over with the right attitude and actually gets himself fit then the Championship will be in trouble.

Anyone thinking he would be a top SL centre mustn't have watched the NRL for a few years though, there's a reason no one would even get him on a train-and-trial deal in the NRL.

As a sidenote, in a case of rather unfortunate timing he just got Covid.

Id rather he'd got it in about 2 months 😉

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17 hours ago, UTK said:

Very good signing for the Championship, will be too big and strong for part-timers so even some of his braindead plays will come off. If by some miracle he comes over with the right attitude and actually gets himself fit then the Championship will be in trouble.

Anyone thinking he would be a top SL centre mustn't have watched the NRL for a few years though, there's a reason no one would even get him on a train-and-trial deal in the NRL.

As a sidenote, in a case of rather unfortunate timing he just got Covid.

Nice

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21 hours ago, Tex Evans Thigh said:

Glad you said ‘just saying’ at the end. Adds a real element of quality to your otherwise worthless opinion.

Obviously i have touched a nerve with you when i asked a legitimate question. No real interest from any Super League club and the question is why, and he wont come cheap so that raise's another question as to how a pit village can afford to pay him within the salary cap. Perhaps creative accounting LOL

 

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6 hours ago, The Future is League said:

Obviously i have touched a nerve with you when i asked a legitimate question. No real interest from any Super League club and the question is why, and he wont come cheap so that raise's another question as to how a pit village can afford to pay him within the salary cap. Perhaps creative accounting LOL

 

Wish people would get there fact's right before posting on the forun for a start we have'nt got a pit and secondly were not a village ???? But what we do have and have for the last decade is the best championship team and all from a little so called pit village we must be doing something right YER 

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9 hours ago, The Future is League said:

and he wont come cheap so that raise's another question as to how a pit village can afford to pay him within the salary cap. Perhaps creative accounting LOL

How do you know that he won't come cheap? You are just making an assumption. Only the people inside the club will know the facts. Perhaps he comes cheap because nobody else wants him. Perhaps it's because he wants to relaunch his career with a new challenge like Cameron King, Nu Brown and Makahesi Makatoa and thought to himself "Which English club has a good track record in doing that?"  We as fans will never know unless the club or player decide to reveal the contents of his contract but that is very unlikely to happen so making wild assumptions is the only way fans of other clubs are able to justify why such a high profile player might sign for a Championship club.

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1 hour ago, Damien said:

Well he's turned up and looks thrilled:

 

he can't have been in all the charity shops in fev already can he? c'mon joey there's loads to see and do - its only 90 min trip to the beach (by car)

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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10 minutes ago, Damien said:

Its hard to imagine many Championship centres being able to stop Leilua with a bit of space 10 yards out.

No, he's a big unit. If he has his playing head on I think he's likely to threaten Fev's tries in a game record (6) during the season. 

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3 hours ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

No, he's a big unit. If he has his playing head on I think he's likely to threaten Fev's tries in a game record (6) during the season. 

We played some really good stuff last year and the friendlies so far suggest we'll be just as expansive, giving him plenty of opportunity. I think out of the Australian media bubble he'll relax and will be incredibly difficult to stop. 

Still can't believe a player of his quality, at his stage of his career will be playing in the championship next year. Extraordinary. If the Ryley Jacks and Josh Dugan rumours are true as well, it could be very interesting!

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Hopefully Featherstone aren’t overstretching themselves, I believe they are on £180k in central funding this year, they don’t have a big Super League parachute payment as Leigh do. Joey Leiula must be taking up about half of their central funding on his own and they are reportedly chasing an NRL half back.

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I'm not as sure that Leilua is going to destroy Championship defenses next year as some on here.

When you watch Super League teams take on Championship sides it isn't size that is the main physical difference, it is speed, power and fitness that comes from full time conditioning that is the biggest difference.

If the Joey Leilua at his peak conditioning from the NRL were playing week in week out in the Championship then that would be one thing but with all due respect he will not be at the physical levels of the NRL.  This is a player who has had a tendency to put on weight his whole career and if he 'relaxes' in his new environment then this is simply bound to happen.

Just because he is a big unit, it doesn't mean he is simply going to walk through the Championship defenses.  For comparison, Konrad Hurrell had a better try to game ratio in the NRL than Leilua and would we have expected him to score 6 tries a game in the Championship last year?

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