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Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:13 am
by yourhero
yourhero wrote:Cronk is now equal 10th. If Cronk avoids injury, he should finish second on that list - around the 365 mark. If he decides to play on after next year, it could be more - however I think that is unlikely.


Cronk now into 6th position on the all-time most games played list.

Games Played
375 Cameron Smith
355 Darren Lockyer
350 Terry Lamb
349 Steve Menzies
347 Corey Parker
340 Cooper Cronk
336 Brad Fittler
332 Cliff Lyons
330 Nathan Hindmarsh
328 Andrew Ettingshausen
325 Geoff Gerard
324 Chris Heighington

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:34 am
by TC
Nice to see Kurt Mann get a shot at 5/8 for the Dragons.
Solid game, nothing spectacular but came up with a try assist and some good positional play. Would expect to see him there until Widdop returns.

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:06 pm
by Scooter
According to The Mole Kirisome Auva'a has retired due to a back injury.

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:19 am
by yourhero
Yeah, sad news. Seeing a number of our guys play 300+ games, you can forget how brutal the game can be on your body. Best of luck in retirement.

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Parramatta Eels centre Kirisome Auva'a retires from NRL at 26

Parramatta centre Kirisome Auva'a has today retired from football - at just 26 years of age.

A nagging back injury has resulted in Auva’a’s premature retirement from the game and the shattered Samoan international told teammates of his decision this morning.

"My back has been bad for several years and even after surgery a couple of years ago, I’ve had problem after problem," Auva'a told Wide World of Sports.

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:29 am
by yourhero
Widdop back this week for the Dragqueens. Apparently needs a shoulder reconstruction but is putting it off until after the finals. I wonder just how right it is to go? Expect the Broncos to send big bodies at him all night long...

See if he can make a difference to the team. Their forwards have been underperforming and Hunt has been polaying... well, like Hunt.

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:38 am
by Scooter
Ex-Storm under 20s player Matt McGahan has signed with Queensland Reds in Super Rugby.

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:14 am
by sallymay
Ben cross is joining south Sydney as an assistant coach

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:02 am
by Mattpoet
South Sydney Storm

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:04 am
by Lucas
Widdop to head home?

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:07 am
by yourhero
Lucas wrote:Widdop to head home?


"Home sick"... after 14 years and almost half of his life :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:31 pm
by glennb
Is this real? His wife is from Melbourne and if his parents still live in Altona wouldn't he be homesick for Melbourne. He has not been in England since he was a young teen.

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:11 pm
by sallymay
Seem stupid if you ask me

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:08 pm
by yourhero
Kurt Mann finally signs with the Knights

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:45 am
by yourhero
https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/dragons/widdop-expected-to-stir-bidding-war-as-super-league-departure-looms/news-story/efb62ef19ade2f2e9cd67a7316fafa15

Widdop expected to stir bidding war as Super League departure looms
Laine Clark, AAP
December 27, 2018


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English Super League teams are lining up to make an offer to Gareth Widdop, with the Dragons star set to leave the NRL after the 2019 season.

A tug of war over St George Illawarra playmaker Gareth Widdop is set to begin in the UK Super League despite the England international committing to the 2019 NRL season.

The cashed up Huddersfield Giants are believed to still be interested in Widdop signing for 2020 despite speculation building that Super League rivals Warrington Wolves are set to announce a two-year deal for the Dragons X-factor.

Newly re-signed Wolves coach and ex-Dragons mentor Steve Price is believed to be the major bargaining chip for the Wolves in their bid to lure Widdop to the UK club in 2020.

But the Giants — supported by millionaire owner Ken Davy — are still backing themselves in a bidding war over Widdop’s signature.

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford last week sounded the Giants’ intentions by declaring: “We can pay him what he is worth... We will be making a move at the appropriate time.”

Widdop last month moved quickly to shut down speculation he had asked for a 2019 release but made no guarantees he would see out the other two years of this Dragons contract.
The 29-year-old has made no secret of his desire to return to England after eight NRL seasons.

The Wolves are still considered front-runners for securing a 2020 deal for Widdop after re-signing Price for another two seasons.

Price, who was axed by the Dragons in 2014, left his position of Cronulla assistant to take charge of the Wolves from the start of the 2018 season.

He led the club to the Challenge Cup final and Super League grand final, beaten by Catalans Dragons and Wigan respectively.

If Warrington are successful, Widdop would form a formidable Wolves halves partnership with ex-Canberra star Blake Austin.

Former Raiders playmaker Austin begins his Wolves stint in 2019 but is already the bookies’ favourite to claim next year’s Man of Steel award — Super League’s equivalent of the Dally M Medal.

Re: Ex Storm Players 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:49 am
by yourhero
Widdop has confirmed 2019 will be his last year in the NRL. He has signed with the Wolves.