Rumour AFB & JT

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I think he’s worth it if cowboys are subsidising part of his contract.
I think the Cowboys are desperate to keep Dearden and that will require offloading someone like Taumalolo even if it means paying some freight… JT @ $700K a season is a great pick up. Adding AFB in his prime would be the icing on the cake.
 

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Sorry guys to be negative but taumalolo is on a massive decline, he reached his peak a while ago, for the coin he is on we need to keep clear....
AFB we do need asap..
Cowboy would contribute. He's worth a gamble at 600-700k. I don't think Cowboy use him properly, too much ball playing. My preference would be both AFB and/or May before him tho.
 

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Love this. I’d be more inclined for may and afb though if it was jt that made afb happen I’d be all for it. Afb is a must.
 

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I think the Cowboys are desperate to keep Dearden and that will require offloading someone like Taumalolo even if it means paying some freight… JT @ $700K a season is a great pick up. Adding AFB in his prime would be the icing on the cake.
Agree. And JT could transition to the bench or play reduced minutes when some of the younger forwards come through. It just depends how far away Gus thinks they are. I don’t think we’ll blood any props this year unfortunately.
 

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Someone associated with the ticket that originally ousted Anderson has seemingly alluded to a possibility of the following

Taumolo as an almost definite to be in Dogs colours with AFB alongside him not as definite but still a chance

Understand these rumours face been floating around but at this point I thought it was one or the other. It now seems it may be both.

Huge if it comes off.
Good on ya for not speaking in riddles or alluding to know something. Think we all expect us to be all in for afb and the jt rumour was raised by someone else. Be interesting but would of thought sst would be on their friendships if any truth to that theory.
 

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As much as I'd like this rumour to be true, I don't see it.

Our club needs props, rumours are to be expected at the dogs.

He's contracted till when, 2027?

Why would he leave NQ?

We would have to be upgrading his contract, for him to join us?

Is he getting a pub? :tearsofjoy:
 

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As much as I'd like this rumour to be true, I don't see it.

Our club needs props, rumours are to be expected at the dogs.

He's contracted till when, 2027?

Why would he leave NQ?

We would have to be upgrading his contract, for him to join us?

Is he getting a pub? :tearsofjoy:
They need to clear minimum 300-500k per year

Simple as that
 

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Agree. And JT could transition to the bench or play reduced minutes when some of the younger forwards come through. It just depends how far away Gus thinks they are. I don’t think we’ll blood any props this year unfortunately.
The only middle we could potentially blood is Matalavae-Booth but I also have high hopes for Hughes, he’s a big unit too, if he can channel some aggression, he could be a regular for us.
 

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As much as I'd like this rumour to be true, I don't see it.

Our club needs props, rumours are to be expected at the dogs.

He's contracted till when, 2027?

Why would he leave NQ?

We would have to be upgrading his contract, for him to join us?

Is he getting a pub? :tearsofjoy:
Payten would be saying, look, you can spend the remaining 3yrs of your contract on the bench/playing cup - or you can be a starter at the Dogs… + there’s more chance of a 1yr extension down there. There’s also probably more commercial opportunities in Sydney thereafter his playing career
 

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I got Taumalolo on PSN, I'll hit him up and show him alm the supportive messages.
Hey Jason we would love you at the dogs please sign. P.S don’t sign we will run you to the ground having to play 80 minutes since we don’t have any other props whilst completing intense wrestling sessions apart from that yeah we’re a pretty good club.
 

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As much as I'd like this rumour to be true, I don't see it.

Our club needs props, rumours are to be expected at the dogs.

He's contracted till when, 2027?

Why would he leave NQ?

We would have to be upgrading his contract, for him to join us?

Is he getting a pub? :tearsofjoy:
Cowboy would have to push him out (is a player that's on overs/bad value at current contract) and there's a chance they'd do that for funds to keep other younger and important players, e.g. Dearden.
 

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The only middle we could potentially blood is Matalavae-Booth but I also have high hopes for Hughes, he’s a big unit too, if he can channel some aggression, he could be a regular for us.
I hope IMB has a good year too but he had a nasty injury last year and missed a heap of football so he’s probably 6-9 months behind where we’d like him to be development wise.

Hughes was good at the start of the year in limited minutes but never really nailed down a first grade spot. Hopefully comes back bigger and stronger in 2024.
 

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Journos have been alluding to a certain club banging down NQs door willing to take on Taumalolo contract in full all season.

It was always us.

Cowboys want to but also don’t want the PR nightmare that will come with it so they’re hesitant but with the amount of young gun forwards they have something will give.
 
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