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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    Dunedin warrior 1st Grade Fringe

    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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    flying coconut 1st Grade Fringe

    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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    YeahNah 4020 Warriors Bench Player

    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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    Dunedin warrior 1st Grade Fringe

    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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    Stalefish540 1st Grade Fringe

    #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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