NRL player exodus to ESL

Discussion in 'NRL / Southern Hemisphere' started by melon, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. melon

    melon Guest

    2007 has been the year of 19 players signing to play in the ESL. The reasons have ranged from retirement cheques, to the need for a change in scenery, to being forced out of their clubs as a result of salary cap restrictions. Regardless of the reason for leaving the NRL, I want to thank each and every one of them for making rugby league the great game it is. Following are miniature player profiles with the club they have signed to play the 2008 season with.

    Name: Shaun Berrigan
    Ingoing: Hull (ESL)
    Outgoing: Brisbane Broncos (NRL)
    Position: Hooker, Centre, Halfback
    Rep Honors: Australia (12 Tests), QLD (12 Origins)
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    Name: Dane Carlaw
    Ingoing: Catalans (ESL)
    Outgoing: Brisbane Broncos (NRL)
    Position: Second Row, Prop
    Rep Honors: Australia (6 Tests), QLD (12 Origins)
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    Name: Adam Dykes
    Ingoing: Hull (ESL)
    Outgoing: Cronulla Sharks (NRL)
    Position: Five-Eighth, Half-Back
    Rep Honors: City (1 Game)
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    Name: Josh Hannay
    Ingoing: Celtic Crusaders
    Outgoing: Cronulla Sharks (NRL)
    Position: Centre
    Rep Honors: QLD (2 Origins)
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    Name: Craig Stapleton
    Ingoing: Salford (ESL)
    Outgoing: Cronulla Sharks (NRL)
    Position: Prop
    Rep Honors: City (4 Games)
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    Name: Jake Webster
    Ingoing: Hull KR (ESL)
    Outgoing: Gold Coast Titans (NRL)
    Position: Centre, Wing
    Rep Honors: New Zealand
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    Name: Michael Monaghan
    Ingoing: Warrington (ESL)
    Outgoing: Manly Sea Eagles (NRL)
    Position: Half-Back, Hooker
    Rep Honors: Nil
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    Name: Chris Hicks
    Ingoing: Warrington (ESL)
    Outgoing: Manly Sea Eagles (NRL)
    Position: Wing
    Rep Honors: Nil
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    Name:
    Matt King
    Ingoing: Warrington (ESL)
    Outgoing: Melbourne Storm (NRL)
    Position: Wing, Centre
    Rep Honors: Australia (9 Tests), NSW (9 Origins), Country (2 Games)
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    Name: Rod Jensen
    Ingoing: Huddersfield (ESL)
    Outgoing: Queensland Cowboys (NRL)
    Position: Centre, Wing
    Rep Honors: Nil
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    Name: Mathew Head
    Ingoing: Hull (ESL)
    Outgoing: St George Illawarra Dragons (NRL)
    Position: Half-Back
    Rep Honors: Nil
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    Name: Chris Flannery
    Ingoing: St Helens (ESL)
    Outgoing: Sydney Roosters (NRL)
    Position: Lock, Five-Eighth, Second Row
    Rep Honors: QLD (10 Origins)
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    Name: Louis Anderson
    Ingoing: Warrington (ESL)
    Outgoing: New Zealand Warriors (NRL)
    Position: Second Row
    Rep Honors: New Zealand (13 Tests)
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    Name: George Gatis
    Ingoing: Huddersfield (ESL)
    Outgoing: New Zealand Warrios (NRL)
    Position: Hooker
    Rep Honors: R Greece (2 Tests)
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    Name: Tony Martin
    Ingoing: Wakefield (ESL)
    Outgoing: New Zealand Warriors (NRL)
    Position: Centre
    Rep Honors: Nil
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    Name: Paul Whatuira
    Ingoing: Huddersfield (ESL)
    Outgoing: Wests Tigers (NRL)
    Position: Centre
    Rep Honors: New Zealand (10 Tests)
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    Name: Daniel Fitzhenry
    Ingoing: Hull KR (ESL)
    Outgoing: Wests Tigers (ESL)
    Position: Centre, Wing, Full-Back
    Rep Honors: Nil
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    Name: Ben Galea
    Ingoing: Hull KR (ESL)
    Outgoing: Wests Tigers (NRL)
    Position: Lock, Second Row
    Rep Honors: City (1 Game)
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    Name: Clint Newton
    Ingoing: Hull KR (ESL)
    Outgoing: Melbourne Storm (NRL)
    Position: Prop, Second Row
    Rep Honors: Nil
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  3. mahz

    mahz Guest

    Very sad to see louis anderson go!damn da warriors...let go some good players!!!
     
  4. Glad to see you don't think any are going because they want a payday! It's great for me to see people like Matt King, at the prime of his career, coming over here. God, he is awesome. I wish we were signing him, he would be untouchable at Saints.

    He still looks like Trey Parker.
     
  5. Dikon

    Dikon Guest

    Looking forward to seeing Fattz and Gatis at the Giants.
     
  6. ballackahn

    ballackahn Guest

    going to miss Berrigan...Broncos are one strong team.
     
  7. Thats the result of the salary cap...

    Gallop is pathetic...
     
  8. melon

    melon Guest

    Why is Gallop pathetic? Because he is smart enough to realise that at this point in time the NRL would not be able to function properly if the salary cap even doubled let alone disappeared?
     
  9. Only two from Cowboys thank god.
     
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