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Raiders on the move?

By Thumper - 18 July 2006 10

We all know that Captain Clinton is off to the Reds to see if he can break into the Wallabies at some stage, and I wish him luck because the Australian Rugby League selectores would not have been making a mistake by selecting Clinton.

However, I’ve learned thast outside back Nathan Smith is off to Penrith as well.

Given that the Raiderettes are also losing Jason Smith to the Bunnies, Drought proof Woolford to St George, and Adam ‘Gimme a chance and I’ll show you’ Mogg to the Froggies, who else are we likely to lose?

And more to the point, who are we going to get to replace them?

I thought last season we lost so many players that we were dead set certs to come last, well, according to everyone in Sydney that is. (Get that up ya, you vile anti Canberra, Rooster supporting, Bulldog rooting, troglodites).

So, if we lose all these players, surely we have to fulfill the prophecy and come last next season?

What’s Your opinion?


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Raiders on the move?
Thumper 8:51 am 19 Jul 06

Geez, if Finch comes back to Canberra I will start supporting the Rooters….

Please, no……

Heavs 9:17 pm 18 Jul 06

i was thinking m0re as an outside back than half. Agreed on Finch though!!

Growling Ferret 5:15 pm 18 Jul 06

Titans looks strong on paper but have plenty of blokes who are injury prone (Bailey/ Hodgson)/been overseas for a couple of years (Swain, Meyers).

A 26 week season is a long time. The have done well getting guys like Scott Prince, Campbell, Carney, Turner, Laffranchi and Jake Webster though.

Heavs – Jimmy Evans isn’t the answer. And if Brett Finch comes back, I’m quitting rugby league forever.

Heavs 5:09 pm 18 Jul 06

James Evans is coming back from UK is he not?

Swaggie 4:28 pm 18 Jul 06

I do wonder about Choc though – I reckon he’s shot himself in the foot moving north – betcha any money you like he quits as soon as his contract is up – Union peaked about 5 years ago and has been slowly steadily boring everyone to death since the last World Cup.

Ralph 3:38 pm 18 Jul 06

I think Titans will finish in top 8 or very close. Aren’t these guys at their salary cap yet? Gee they are making me wonder with the players they are signing.

Thumper 2:19 pm 18 Jul 06

I agree on the Smith issue. Another year wouldn’t hurt. In fact it would proably help Carney immensely.

BTW, is Phil Graham still injured?

However, I forsee Souths coming last again, and the Titans having a surprisingly good first up year.

Growling Ferret 2:13 pm 18 Jul 06

Mick Hodgson has gone to Gold Coast. Nathan Smith is a dud with bad attitude.

But the Raiders need a hooker and a top quality half back or 5/8.

The pack for next year should be right with Thompson, Miller (remember him?), Weyman, Tilse, Kahler, Learoyd Lahrs, Thurling etc- lots of big and tough kids.

Its the creative spots where the green men will struggle – although I would like to see Mogg stay (and that is not 100% confirmed he’s gone yet). There are some quality kids coming through, but even keeping Jason Smith for one more year of leadership will reap long term rewards.

They were meant to finish last this year – I see them not finishing last next year (the Titans will)…

Thumper 2:01 pm 18 Jul 06

Yeah Ralph,

Everytime I listen to the radio to hear them play all I ever seem to hear is ex Raiders playing for other clubs.

Didn’t Souths have a couple at least?

Ralph 1:22 pm 18 Jul 06

Not to worry Thumper, the Raiders have a ‘junior talent development program’. So successful it has been in the past we now see former Raiders juniors such as the Monaghans, Brett Finch, Michael Robertson and Brent Kite now playing for Sydney glamour clubs. So that policy will continue to see us good and well into the future………………

Oh, last week they signed Tony Pamatangi from the Eels premier league side. Tony who?

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