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Post by Mike » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:45 pm

Off to Canberra before even making his debut apparently. Anyone know how big a loss this is?

https://www.totalrl.com/raiders-renew-i ... youngster/

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Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:10 pm

Harry's a very good player. He played in last years U19s Grand Final when I think he was only 17.
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Post by wall_of_voodoo » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:43 pm

Ethan Havard going too

I can understand this if the club has to make saving, but putting retirements off for certain individuals to compensate is a sure fire way to ruining the club
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Re: Rushton

Post by Barney841 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:21 pm

No doubt IL will say we have first shout on him if he comes back to the UK

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Post by southportcdm » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:09 pm

I find this all a bit soul destroying but don't know what we can do about it so long as the NRL has so much more cash. I can understand the lads wanting to go but think they may have a greater chance of success waiting until their early twenties. I don't suppose we'll get much of a transfer fee for these youngsters so first refusal on their return may be the best we can hope for. Although it shows that the youth system is working I wonder if, we keep losing more players than other clubs, if IL will eventually decide that we're wasting money on development.

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Post by fozzieskem » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:46 pm

Seen him play a few times and he did look like he could press on but I must admit this one for some reason has got me a little down in the dumps..more than star players going, if they're taking the cream of the youth then what's the point? :|

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Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:44 pm

fozzieskem wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:46 pm
Seen him play a few times and he did look like he could press on but I must admit this one for some reason has got me a little down in the dumps..more than star players going, if they're taking the cream of the youth then what's the point? :|
+1. The club are going to have to re-think their strategy if this happens.
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Post by Mike » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:29 pm

We've got good young cover at loose and second row though don't we? You can't keep them all.

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Post by wall_of_voodoo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:17 pm

Mike wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:29 pm
We've got good young cover at loose and second row though don't we? You can't keep them all.
I know you are playing devils advocate but when that "good young cover" itself is also being chased by Australian clubs then you need to ask how can the club continue on with its current strategy

Bateman last year. Smithes and Havard being linked along with possible moves for Gildart and Hastings after this season. Not only are the clubs "better" players going but also those who are the possible replacements, This kid hasn't even played first team yet and he is being picked off

Signing him for Canberra's development squad I mean "come on" how does he even qualify for a work permit and how must their local indigenous players feel about it?

Whilst it is appreciated that Luke Thompson has been poached from saints there has to be the acknowledgement that we are (or soon will be) watching a poorer league by design thanks to the Aussie demands for any players no matter what.
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Post by Mike » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:46 pm

I'm not sure how you combat this trend. They have more money than us. And in the end more money equals better players equals a better comp which generates even more money.

We were able to prize away Welsh RU players whenever we wanted when we had more money, even after they tried everything they could to get them to stay. We're in that boat now.

PS using the term "indigenous" w.r.t Australia needs more care than you gave it IMO.
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