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Toomua

Post by amazing tiger » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:27 pm

Just seen on Twitter that toomua has asked to be immediately released and we have refused. Not sure if this is true but if it is this is bad

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Re: Toomua

Post by jgriffin » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:27 pm

Chance it's bollo from that source
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Re: Toomua

Post by sam16111986 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:41 pm

Would be surprised if true. He's only got about a month left. He won't get the same money back in Aus he's getting here so should be banking these last few pay cheques. Be nice if he also felt he owed the fans something before leaving as well.

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Re: Toomua

Post by Stephen18 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:54 pm

Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s worrying about not making the World Cup squad with his form, Copper is the form Australian 10 currently, and both Kerevi and Kuridrani back and up there in the carries and line break stats, along with Foley, Beale and Hayley-petty. He could struggle he’ll only have half a season once ours has finished and he’s never trained with them.

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Re: Toomua

Post by Traveller » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:13 pm

Toomua released himself in September. The worst 'marquee' signing in premiership history. Not his talent. His commitment t to the cause. Shameless.

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Re: Toomua

Post by ourla » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:40 am

Traveller wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Toomua released himself in September. The worst 'marquee' signing in premiership history. Not his talent. His commitment t to the cause. Shameless.
I think to be fair to him he's been probably not been impressed with how we've conducted ourselves in terms of coaching, recruitment, performance. Maybe he is part of the problem I don't know or maybe not. Just trying to look at this objectively.
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Re: Toomua

Post by johnthegriff » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am

If true maybe the abuse he received on twitter from moronic so called Tiger's fans played a part.

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Re: Toomua

Post by Scuttle » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:35 am

johnthegriff wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am
If true maybe the abuse he received on twitter from moronic so called Tiger's fans played a part.
I agree and really, who could blame him. If players use social media they can expect some constructive criticism, but not abuse.
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Re: Toomua

Post by BengalTiger » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:01 pm

The Toomua saga shows no one in a good light but let us not lay all the blame at his door, we have suffered for having our good players away with England and the loss of form or injury of a most of the rest.
We have not had a settled squad the whole season, so we are doubly disadvantaged.

Newcastle for has suffered without their key man Wilson, Exeter have a very good squad depth through long term pragmatism they are getting a few capped players now but have not prioritised supporting the England team over club stability.
Saracens have a huge squad of low paid internationals, though how that is possible is anyone’s guess!

As for Toomua I think he will look back on this whole saga and regret being part of it as it leaves a bad stain on his character, IMHO

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Re: Toomua

Post by teds » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:15 pm

Traveller wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Toomua released himself in September. The worst 'marquee' signing in premiership history. Not his talent. His commitment t to the cause. Shameless.
In premiership history? Seriously? He is not even the worst marquee signing in his position at his club.
Have you forgotten the highly forgettable DeVilliers?

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Re: Toomua

Post by Scott1 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:36 pm

Or Matfield?!!!

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Re: Toomua

Post by northerntiger » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:40 pm

It calls into question the whole point of having highly paid foreign internationals. Off the top of my head, I can't recall that many who have been that great, not in modern times anyway

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Re: Toomua

Post by CitizenSmiff » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:53 pm

northerntiger wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:40 pm
It calls into question the whole point of having highly paid foreign internationals. Off the top of my head, I can't recall that many who have been that great, not in modern times anyway
Not losing them to international duty tends to be the main advantage, which we missed the boat on with Toomua. We tend to have better luck turning relative unknowns into star players, though that well has run pretty dry of late.

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Re: Toomua

Post by BFG » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:57 pm

No one player is immune from accountability.
Toomua can't do it on his own just as Ford can't do it on his own and I'd point more to the loss of Veainu who had the ability to score points that just shouldn't be scored, and Tait and Smith who were two rocks that haven't been replaced in my opinion.
Tait in particular came to the rescue in several positions when needed, pure class.
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Re: Toomua

Post by Scott1 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:39 pm

Tait was having an Indian summer too,arguably in the form of his life

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