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T-Rex Addresses Newcastle Rumours!

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foxsports.com.au is reporting that Bulldogs Tony Williams has been linked to the struggling Newcastle Knights.


The massive Canterbury forward has hosed down the connection as just “rumours”.

“I heard it from other people — not from my manager or coach,” Williams told fox sports.com.au.

“People think they know everything.

“I love it here [Bulldogs] and hopefully I can pay them back and do my best this year.”



Tony Williams playing Origin Photo: Getty Images

The former Eels and Sea Eagles player is one of the biggest forwards in the game, but has struggled to regain the damaging form that saw him play for NSW and Australia in 2011 and 2012.

With 147 NRL games under his belt, the 27-year-old would be a handy asset to the struggling Newcastle club.
 

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He's third overall in metres run so far - James Graham being the only forward who has run more metres

https://www.nrl.com/Stats/TelstraPr.../PlayerList/tabid/10833/clubid/3/Default.aspx

He noticeably ran straighter and harder in game 1, less so in game 2. Hopefully round 1 form continues.

Mbye needs to start putting him into gaps. Our structures aren't flattering to any of our second rowers. The Roosters of the past few years have shown how to put back rowers into gaps - but less so this year
 

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He is doing fine right now, add to that he plays the 80 minutes. Would prefer he was on a little less coin for what he does, but if he puts in a good year he might convince the Dogs to hang onto him for less coin. Lichaa and Mbye are good for him, they give him more time and space. So long as he does 100+ metres a game, and breaks 3+ tackles, he is a weapon on the left edge, and will create space and opportunity out there.

A team like Newcastle would be crazy to pick up Williams on big coin. He isn't a leader, he needs good structures and smart players and leaders around him. He is NOT going to play better at Newcastle than he is at the Bulldogs.
 

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I used to think trex was just lazy and apathetic on purpose but I think he just can't help it..some people take longer than others to fit in...
I think he'll come good this year
 

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I used to think trex was just lazy and apathetic on purpose but I think he just can't help it..some people take longer than others to fit in...
I think he'll come good this year
Its just the fact that as of next year he is unemployed, he is just looking to secure his future
 

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He is doing fine right now, add to that he plays the 80 minutes. Would prefer he was on a little less coin for what he does, but if he puts in a good year he might convince the Dogs to hang onto him for less coin. Lichaa and Mbye are good for him, they give him more time and space. So long as he does 100+ metres a game, and breaks 3+ tackles, he is a weapon on the left edge, and will create space and opportunity out there.

A team like Newcastle would be crazy to pick up Williams on big coin. He isn't a leader, he needs good structures and smart players and leaders around him. He is NOT going to play better at Newcastle than he is at the Bulldogs.
He is also at his best when you get him one on one with a smaller defender. Saw glimpses of it in the first 2 rounds. Hopefully continues this week.
 

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Its just the fact that as of next year he is unemployed, he is just looking to secure his future
He isn't going to be unemployed next year. There are plenty of teams that would take an AUS/NSW rep edge forward of his size that can play 80 minutes. A new contract is not in question, he will get one, even if its in England.

The real question is, does he want to keep playing for the Dogs. If he does want to, he will have a big season.
 

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He isn't going to be unemployed next year. There are plenty of teams that would take an AUS/NSW rep edge forward of his size that can play 80 minutes. A new contract is not in question, he will get one, even if its in England.

The real question is, does he want to keep playing for the Dogs. If he does want to, he will have a big season.
Bro thats what i meant, i know some other team will pick him up, i just hope its not the dogs, even if he kills it.

P.s he most likely will kill it and probably have his career best season too.
But i still dont want him at the dogs
 

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I never heard a rumour he was linked to knights tbh.
 

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Pay us back?
I'd like to see that.
In all honesty a move to Newcastle would be a good decision for Williams' career. He'll fit in well there with their optional defending and lacklustre mental approach to matches.
 

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Pay us back?
I'd like to see that.
In all honesty a move to Newcastle would be a good decision for Williams' career. He'll fit in well there with their optional defending and lacklustre mental approach to matches.
To be fair he hasnt been that way this year so far
 

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So far this year he's been okay. I think with his major pec and ankle injury, he's had to learn to trust his body again.

TRex's issues I reckon are/were more psychological barriers than anything.
 

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So far this year he's been okay. I think with his major pec and ankle injury, he's had to learn to trust his body again.

TRex's issues I reckon are/were more psychological barriers than anything.
They looked it.
 

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I won't be surprised if Des re-signs him. If we lose one of our up and coming players in the lower grades to keep this guy I'll be very disappointed.
 

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Pay us back?
I'd like to see that.
In all honesty a move to Newcastle would be a good decision for Williams' career. He'll fit in well there with their optional defending and lacklustre mental approach to matches.
Stupid Statement, would rather Tony running with us not against us.
 

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I used to think trex was just lazy and apathetic on purpose but I think he just can't help it..some people take longer than others to fit in...
I think he'll come good this year
If only I could find a job that pays me over half a million a year for 3 years to just fit in and then actually do what I'm payed for in the 4th year!

He's living my dream right now....
 

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just keep signing him on 1 year deals and he will be a star...simple!
 
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