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Canberra keen to add fifth England star

Post by josie andrews » Wed May 08, 2019 9:25 am

Canberra are looking to add a fifth England international to their squad and sign Wigan star George Williams from next NRL season.

The Raiders are negotiating a transfer fee with Wigan to the secure the halfback on a three-year deal.

Williams has played 10 internationals and 160 games for the Warriors, where he is contracted until the end of the 2021 Super League season.

Canberra (6-2) have been the surprise packet this season thanks to their quartet of English internationals; Josh Hodgson, Elliott Whitehead, John Bateman and Ryan Sutton.


Bateman was released with two years to run on his Wigan contract and he cost the Raiders $140,000 per remaining season to sign.

The addition of Williams, 24, means Raiders coach Ricky Stuart will have three first-grade halfbacks on his books, leaving the Englishman to jostle for the role with Sam Williams and Aidan Sezer.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14238
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Re: Canberra keen to add fifth England star

Post by josie andrews » Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 am

We all know George is going to Canberra, but I just don't see the sense in it as Canberra already have plenty halfbacks so it would appear they want George just for the sake of having him IMO!

Bit like the Roosters with Budgie, get the player then not use him!!
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Re: Canberra keen to add fifth England star

Post by ancientnloyal » Wed May 08, 2019 12:11 pm

The article is rubbish as they clearly state they will have “3 first grade halfbacks” when in reality it will still be 2 plus Williams

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Re: Canberra keen to add fifth England star

Post by fozzieskem » Wed May 08, 2019 1:10 pm

I must admit I don’t see him doing much over there,Bateman was always likely too and while Sutton is going well at the moment we shall in regards to him,Williams though I don’t know he goes missing far too often but we shall see how good he is when he’s not here I suppose

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Re: Canberra keen to add fifth England star

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Wed May 08, 2019 1:32 pm

fozzieskem wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:10 pm
I must admit I don’t see him doing much over there,Bateman was always likely too and while Sutton is going well at the moment we shall in regards to him,Williams though I don’t know he goes missing far too often but we shall see how good he is when he’s not here I suppose
I dont think him going missing is his biggest issue i think its the defences over there are far better than here and quite often he has no idea what he is going to do before he does it. Over here you can get away with that but over there he is going to need to know what he plans to do with the ball before he gets it
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Re: Canberra keen to add fifth England star

Post by Mike » Wed May 08, 2019 1:45 pm

Wigan_forever1985 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:32 pm
fozzieskem wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:10 pm
I must admit I don’t see him doing much over there,Bateman was always likely too and while Sutton is going well at the moment we shall in regards to him,Williams though I don’t know he goes missing far too often but we shall see how good he is when he’s not here I suppose
I dont think him going missing is his biggest issue i think its the defences over there are far better than here and quite often he has no idea what he is going to do before he does it. Over here you can get away with that but over there he is going to need to know what he plans to do with the ball before he gets it
TBH I think almost th eexact opposite about George. IMO he knows exactly what he's going to do before he gets the ball and he just does it regardless of whether that's what's needed. I.e. he doesn't read the game well. I think he's improving with that this year though.


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Re: Canberra keen to add fifth England star

Post by ian.birchall » Wed May 08, 2019 2:07 pm

ancientnloyal wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 12:11 pm
The article is rubbish as they clearly state they will have “3 first grade halfbacks” when in reality it will still be 2 plus Williams
Ooo bitch bitch.
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Re: Canberra keen to add fifth England star

Post by moto748 » Thu May 09, 2019 9:45 am

ancientnloyal wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 12:11 pm
The article is rubbish as they clearly state they will have “3 first grade halfbacks” when in reality it will still be 2 plus Williams
They sold their best half to Warrington.

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Re: Canberra keen to add fifth England star

Post by pedro » Thu May 09, 2019 4:37 pm

moto748 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:45 am
ancientnloyal wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 12:11 pm
The article is rubbish as they clearly state they will have “3 first grade halfbacks” when in reality it will still be 2 plus Williams
They sold their best half to Warrington.
he couldnt get in the team, was a bench player for the most of last year
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