Gerard Beale

  1. flying coconut
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    flying coconut 1st Grade Fringe

    So how much was Beale getting paid at Sharks? how do you know how much other clubs were offering him?
     
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    For a centre/winger who wouldn't be in the top 15 in either position I would say we are paying him overs. Sharks only offered him one year so they are not as convinced of his talent as Coach Kearney is.
     
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    It is all relative, Sharks aren't in desperate need of a centre that can defend and set up their winger. We are.
     
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    Let's face it we have to pay overs

    Our team sux
    We are in a different country
    Our coach sux
    Our culture sux

    Who in their right mind would come over unless we make a better offer
     
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    Yup that's right man
    Gotta settle the backline with some D
    Then start playing
     
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    Auckland sux would have been easier to write, and more truthful
     
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    I agree, but the Sharks have bought Dugan so a centre who can defend and set up a winger obviously isn't a priority for them. I'm not convinced that Beale is a great defender as he is being made out to be. He has made 92 tackles and missed 21 this season.
     
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    On face value, that number seems high for me TBH. Would say his worth is more $250-$300, being an experienced young player with international experience... Add Warriors/NZ factor + Warriors shit form and not likely to win anything rates, I guess he would be on $350ish..

    Aysh would probably be on half that, and TBH I would prefer him at this stage.. Maybe he could go to the forwards, he's bigger than Bodene.

    Dugan would be the most expensive centre, on $800k + next season.
     
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    This guy is the goods IMO.

    Hopefully he recovers from his injury sooner than expected.

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    Love the fonz ayeeeee
     
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    #trusttheprocess fark me days they still carrying on with that kaka
     
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    Good article on Beale and his recovery.
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    Good to see he is making progress. He is aiming for the start of the season. Obviously players want to get on the field as soon as possible but hopefully he isn't rushed; Johnson still seems to have some after affects from his leg injury.
     
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    The Anthony Gelling article at the bottom of the page looked promising.
    But stoked to hear Beale is happy
     
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    He's the toughest back I've seen come to the Warriors in a while.

    Seeing him break his leg in a try saving tackle them run around for two minutes before the bones and the leg gave way is horrific.

    Reading that he is healing ultra fast is a reminder that skilled surgeons and rehab staff can get a freak of nature functioning faster than any other Warrior leg break I can recall.

    Wot a machine. I'd be giving that man a jersey.

    Shiet he's more durable than our forwards
     
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    NRL NEWS

    Broken leg won't extend Beale's six-year Warriors wait
    Dan Walsh
    Wed 31 Jan 2018, 09:00 AM
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    Gerard Beale's arrival in Warriors colours will come almost six years after the club first chased his services, but the Kiwi international is hopeful a double leg fracture won't delay him from lining up in next month's season opener.

    As one of four New Zealand Test stars arriving at the Warriors alongside Adam Blair, Tohu Harris, Peta Hiku and also ex-Manly five-eighth Blake Green, Beale has spent his off-season recovering from the broken tibia and fibula that ended his World Cup after barely one half of football.


    A broken left leg, which he played on for a few minutes against Samoa in New Zealand's first game of the tournament, had Beale facing up to six months on the sidelines.

    But with the 27-year-old expected to resume running again at training next week, a four month turnaround between the injury on October 28 and round one is on the cards, with Beale pushing to be fit for the Perth double-header when the Warriors will face South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    "The rehab's coming along great, it's been almost 14 weeks," Beale told NRL.com from Perth as he performed promotional duties for the historic March 10 fixture.

    "This has been the hardest part, letting it heal and taking it easy. From next week it ramps up and it should put me in good stead for round one and if not, a week or two after."

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    Warriors recruit Gerard Beale.©warriors.kiwi

    Beale's signing from heavyweights Cronulla rounds out several homecomings among the Warriors recent recruits.

    Blair and Hiku have both long been viewed as the ones that got away for the Warriors, with the club making multiple approaches to the pair as they rose to representative honours at Melbourne and Manly respectively.

    Unlike New Zealand-based juniors Blair and Hiku, Beale learned his craft in Australia, but still followed the Kiwi franchise as a kid and almost joined them in 2012 when leaving Brisbane.

    "When I was at the Broncos and went to the Dragons, it was between the Dragons and the Warriors," Beale said.

    "They were keen at that point and that stuck with me this whole time.

    "I'm still happy with the path I've taken, I don't regret anything, but the chance to finally be involved with the Warriors really excited me. I love a challenge and there is a big one here."

    After eight seasons, 164 games and 11 Tests, Beale's move from recent premiers Cronulla to a club that hasn't played finals since 2011 raised eyebrows.

    But Beale rightly points out that the Sharks were in possession of a wooden spoon and reeling from the ASADA scandal when he joined them just two years before their maiden title in 2016.

    With a three-year Warriors deal on the table and a chance to tie down a centre position that the signings of Josh Dugan and Aaron Gray by Cronulla had jeopardised, Beale has found himself at his fourth club and eyeing off another slice of NRL history.

    "There was a number of reasons for the move, it was tough to leave the Sharks and I could've stayed, but I felt like a change was needed for me," he said.

    "The Warriors came on board and being a Kiwi, a lot of us boys feel for the Warriors at heart, I always followed them as a kid.

    "And there is the chance to possibly do what I did at Cronulla and be involved in the club's first premiership winning team, that'd be crazy.

    "To think how the whole community at Cronulla got behind it and the whole Shire went crazy, for the Warriors to have success over here would be great thing to be a part of and it was a big attraction.

    "The Warriors have always had talented teams, they've just been missing that final ingredient.

    "There's been a lot of honesty within the group and hard work put in so far this pre-season.

    "… It's early days but I do see a few similarities with where the Sharks and the Warriors were coming from and hopefully that'll translate into our games."

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    Whenever Beale was picked for the Kiwis I would wonder how he made it.

    Obviously he does things for the team that don't show up on the stats sheet, because he kept getting picked.

    I can't see him in the starting team right now but it's a long season and injuries are going to come at some point.
     
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    i was very surprised the warriors even bought Beale, im hoping he was pretty cheap

    but the more depth the better, im thinking along the same lines, impact player of the bench, replace 5 minute man Gelling
     
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    At the time they hadn't yet signed Hiku or Gelling.
     
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    Yep, Beale will be on the bench when he returns. Great to have plenty of depth.
     
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    Bump

    Beales name keeps cropping up in the injury thread, people are keen to talk about his iminenent return.

    Interesting re watching Beales 2016 highlights clip with the benefit of knowing what the 2018 side plays like.

    Beale opening up the left corridor at center would be very exciting for whoever locks down that wing, and it would be a mouth watering prospect to see Green paired with a Classy ball player ( class is the word Green used to describe Beale, not me, but I'm happy to go with that).

    I'd be interested to hear from posters who were against the signing way back when they pointed out how poor the whole picture was 1) our coach looked not up to it 2) our backline apart from Fus looked ordinary 3) the recruits we had signed didn't look capable of lifting the team...therefore Beale would be the type of plain footballer that would suffer here.

    All of those concerns were 100% legit when posted.

    How things have changed with people now defending Kata and Ken (deserved, good on those two players, they are developing slowly but surely).

    Kata passing that ball after doing a Clinton Toopi with his opposite...is a game changer.

    Will Beale add something ?

    Debatable, I rate his defence when he's got good players with him. Gerrards ball playing
    is the singular asset he has that looks as good as anyone else going around.

    He looked in really good shape for New Zealand until his leg was broken...he pulled of a couple of try savers, dude has always had pride in the Jersey.

    I think it's a bit harsh to rate him as a good depth player, Utility sure, but depth...what a waste of a player that's been in the biggest games, done a job marking up against the best players in the world.
    At the moment the Warriors set plays on the right are approaching perfection. Hiku and Tohu have taken what Aysford and Thompson offered...to a new Level. Hiku came here on past reputation, a forgotten man, behind even Beale in the order of their worth on paper ( NRL marketability versus having to go to the ESL to try your luck).

    Having a specialist center on the Right has seen the good structure maintained ( the block runners and out the back injection of RTS, the skip pass) but Hiku means they have been able to go beyond that, we are seeing new stuff, heads up add lib plays, some direct running strike at center (Ayshford lacked that) early ball to Fusitua on tackle four to get us sweeping down field-Johnson - Tohu - Hiku - Fus.

    Compare that to the left They have Blake Green who is no running threat, he is geared for a assist role and is very much an architect of organized structures.

    One can only imagine What Green could do with someone like Beale helping him use all the numbers on the left.

    Where is Greens option to give early ball to his Center when the opposition are caught short on the left ? Well it magically appeared on Saturday with an early ball to Kata who ran a perfect line to get his markers inside shoulder...then go like a top center and put Ken away....that was bloody awesome, that should be tried at least once a half.

    Admittedly Beale doesn't necessarily beat that marker, which is why it is crucial the Warriors help Kata develop...and maybe the threat of Beale ( bloody big threat if you ask me) will help Kata focus.

    The other thing a left Center must be capable of, is passing back in field. Beales strong both ways, so in all scenarios, he keeps the players inside him ( most of the players in a dangerous NRL team) live.

    I recon after years of lacking a Left Center with some ball playing, Beales been bought for his strengths in this area.

    Certainly it would help our Left Winger develop the finer skills of wing play....having a Wing play with them.
     
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