- Nov 15, 2013
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I was for this until a fairy tap took Keary out for 6 weeks..
You say this all the time. Has he ever even played back row?? His defence on the edge would be a nightmareIf we need to let Luke Thompson go, it is only because of his salary package.
The more sensible thing we need to do, is to recruit some front row forwards,
so Luke can play his best position, which is in the back row.
He lost out on about a mill from the Dragons sacking so maybe he’s tryna make up for it idk but the ESL offers are probably way better than what he could get out here. Spewing he’s leaving.Vaughan has been close to our best forward all year, I still cannot believe not one NRL club picked him up for next year and he's going to England.
And we all know that the only clubs who get looked after in medically retire someone are the rabbits and roosters.Can't see Keary playing for much longer, tbh. He's a very smart bloke and is already concerned about his concussion history. Even if he did want to sign for us, there would always be the risk he was just that one head knock away from retirement.
We're spending that cap space on LK next season anyway so it's just an extra season. If Keary gets seriously injured again next season then medically retire him.I'd be very reluctant to invest that much cap space for another 2 years for Keary who is 30, coming off a torn acl and has struggled massively with repeated concussions.. He's a good player who would improve us a lot but it'd be a huge risk for those reasons.
This guy gets it.It’s actually a smart way to avoid having to pay another club to take Thompson & without it affecting our cap as Keary will most likely be medically retired soon
The point of the trade is not having to pay anything of LT salary.2 year deal for an experienced quality half, even with the injury concerns I'd do it. I think it could have a similar effect to when we signed Kimmorley. The biggest problems going to be paying close to 50% of Thompson's wages for 1 year.
I think Thompson will be moved on either way.. Keary would have to agree to a medical retirement, which isn't always easy as the player often wants to keep playing..We're spending that cap space on LK next season anyway so it's just an extra season. If Keary gets seriously injured again next season then medically retire him.