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    Suaalii Sticking with the Union Deal

    Suaalii cost rugby $5m but hes already worth $50m to the code, says McLennan

    Danny Weidler
    November 26, 2023 5.30am


    Joseph Suaalii has shown considerable class by contacting fallen rugby figures Hamish McLennan and Eddie Jones to thank them for their support and assure them he will be honouring his deal with Rugby Australia.
    Ive been playing phone tennis with him all week, Jones said. I know what he wants to say because he spoke to Hamish and I appreciate it. His actions in calling up says it all about the sort of kid he is. He is quality. He will be right when it comes to his deal. Hes fine.

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    Curious as to what metric McLennan uses to claim he's worth $50 million to the code. Suaali isn't an established NRL star like Folau, or even Sailor, Rogers or Tuqiri were when they jumped to Rugby.

    Do I assume it's another arbitrary figure pulled out his atse? Maybe it's verbal agreement he made with someone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    Curious as to what metric McLennan uses to claim he's worth $50 million to the code. Suaali isn't an established NRL star like Folau, or even Sailor, Rogers or Tuqiri were when they jumped to Rugby.

    Do I assume it's another arbitrary figure pulled out his atse? Maybe it's verbal agreement he made with someone?
    McLennan seems to follow the same metric as Eddie Jones in "value to the code" I think Every time you Piss V'Landy's off they count it as 5 Million

    That's how they can believe that Eddie Jones AND Suaalii are both value investments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    McLennan seems to follow the same metric as Eddie Jones in "value to the code" I think Every time you Piss V'Landy's off they count it as 5 Million

    That's how they can believe that Eddie Jones AND Suaalii are both value investments.
    The obvious flaw in such a strategy is that PVL (& others like Nick Politis etc) have been in the salary cap/contracting game a long time. They don't bluff often & they often know when they are holding the aces and the other bloke is bullshitting. The only confusing thing is seeing a bloke of McLennan's experience has behaved like such a novice.

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    I'm not a big fan of PVL but if he gets into a pissing contest with Rugby Australia he's probably going to win it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    I'm not a big fan of PVL but if he gets into a pissing contest with Rugby Australia he's probably going to win it.
    If a brick gets in a pissing contest with Rugby Australia it'll win it (and bricks can't piss)

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    They'd probably give it a bloody good headbutting though, through sheer force of habit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    ( bricks can't piss)
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    I was as interested in the players intent, a good sign for the future.
    His withdrawal would have all sorts of negative implications for the Code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
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    I guess I stand corrected.It took me ages to come up with something that was a guaranteed loser in a pissing contest. Thanks for buggering that work mate 👍

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    Brick didn't piss, he made you piss...

    (Said in the same spirit of "I don't get strokes muthafucca, I give 'em!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdB9qsN7UTI

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