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  1. Naumaifooty
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    Naumaifooty U20's Player

    Would be a shame if thats the case could see him making a similiar impact to latrell mitchell and tom trbojevic his core skills are probably better than both.
    S.K should guarantee him a starting spot
    surely that would entice him to stay.
     

  2. fizurg
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    There's a pretty good chance we will lose him to rugby. That's just how it goes sometimes sadly.
     
  3. snake77
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    Is this the kid that had the article about him a few months back that said he had a contract with the Warriors but he may play union and the contract isn't binding cause of his age or something?

    It could just be they think they can still sway him and selecting him would help their case. In this country if you are a youngster the NRL under 20's has some sway as you are on TV often but if you are one of the true superstars than union with their history of success would be hard to turn down.
     
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  4. WarriorBall
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    I asked the question a month ago and no one seemed to know but yes there is a clause in contracts for players under 18 to change their mind.
     
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  5. jonno
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    And you'd have to imagine this boys parents would have an opinion in where he goes while he's still a minor...
     
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  6. Mr Frank White
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    Not quite, minors cant sign legal contracts, hence they arent binding.
     
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  7. Deranged
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    Deranged Warriors Bench Player

    This is incorrect. A minor signing a contract of service (employment contract) is legally binding on both parties, as long as minor is at least 16. So any "get out" clause would have to be part of the contract.
     
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    This could also be the case, they could well have broken their rule to convince him to stay. Does seem very strange though considering past snubs from the squad like Papalii.
     
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    I read somewhere on here a while back that Nanai was considering revoking his contract with the Warriors next year (as others have since reiterated).

    Be a shame...looks like a legit talent. Don't blame the other code for going all out to try make him stay put...

    Sucks because there's an abudance of Union talent in this country, surely that could let the boy stick to his guns. They're blessed with the probability of another Nanai coming through their doors tomorrow...where our code struggle to develop our own talent as it is.

    That's more a blip on Leagues part that Union...still doesn't mean we can't be salty about it.
     
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  10. WarriorBall
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    Hiku confirmed by the NZ Herald.

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    NRL: Peta Hiku joins the Warriors
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    Peta Hiku has joined the Warriors.

    The Kiwis utility has inked a contract with the Auckland club, after gaining a release from UK Super League club Warrington.

    As reported in the Herald on Sunday, his signing will add competition among the outside back positions at Mt Smart, while the former Warriors junior is also expected to be the first choice deputy to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck in the No1 jersey.

    The 24-year-old has agreed a three year deal.

    He joins Tohu Harris, Leivaha Pulu and Gerard Beale as new Warriors signings for next season, while Adam Blair has yet to be officially confirmed.

    His return to Mt Smart completes an unlikely circumnavigation, as for a long time, Hiku was seen as the one that got away.

    He was the Warriors junior player of the year in 2012, but the club delayed on offering him a deal for the following season.

    By the time they eventually put something on the table, the Sea Eagles had lined up Hiku and the Kiwi eventually opted for the Sydney club.

    Hiku averaged almost a try every two games in three seasons at Brookvale, and was effective at either wing, centre or fullback, before moving to the Panthers at the end of the 2015 season after Trent Barrett took over at Manly.

    He had a spectacular start to his career at Penrith - crossing for tries in each of his first four games in 2016 - but his time at the foot of the Blue Mountains was blighted by injuries, before he moved to the Northern hemisphere earlier this year.

    To date, his best international performances came during the 2014 Four Nations tournament, when he was outstanding in the No1 jersey after Tuivasa-Sheck was withdrawn from the tournament by the Roosters.
     
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  11. Mr Frank White
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    Employment contracts, and contracts for necessities are the only exemptions to contract law. At least in Aus
     
  12. mt.wellington
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    mt.wellington ABOVE THE LINE

    The article that everyone is quoting as fact was a rubbish speculative piece that everyone took as gospel. No quotes from anyone other than the opinion of the writer. Article was posted in Etene Nanai's thread here...

    http://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/etene-nanai.51653/page-3#post-653795
     
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    mt.wellington ABOVE THE LINE

    Has Bodene Thompson been officially released? The following headline re his gold digger rootbag would suggest so. First two words...

    Former Warrior and Kiwis star Bodene Thompson breaks silence on stripper allegations

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  14. WarriorBall
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    "Former Warriors forward"

    To be fair he was on shaky ground the minute we signed Pulu.
     
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  15. tajhay
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    Most likely lazy journalism. Just like the reports stating he was a 'NRL star'.
     
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    Bodene Thompson unlikely to remain at Warriors in 2018
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    Bodene Thompson is likely on his way out of Mt Smart, after turning down a new deal earlier this season. Photo / photosport.nz

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    Football and rugby league writer for the Herald on Sunday.

    A Daily Telegraph report allege Thompson and some of his Tigers teammates engaged in group sex with Medlyn during the 2014 season.

    Medlyn told the Telegraph that it was her belief NRL players used group sex sessions as a form of team bonding.

    The newspaper said Thompson - who joined the Warriors at the start of the 2015 season - had arranged for Medlyn to come to his hotel room the night before the Warriors' last game of the 2015 season, even though he shared the room with a teammate, who was not involved in the activity.

    The Warriors lost narrowly to the Bulldogs the following day - they had led with less than three minutes to play before a late James Graham try - for their eighth successive defeat. In that game Thompson registered 12 runs for 100 metres, with 19 tackles. He made two errors and had two missed tackles.

    The Warriors were made aware of the 2015 incident earlier this year, and Thompson was disciplined at the time for breaching team protocol.

    The NRL Intergrity Unit were also notified about the matter but it's understood the unit is not actively investigating it.

    The Warriors are satisfied there are no other issues to be addressed, as there is no suggestion that the activity between Medlyn and Thompson was anything other than consensual and Thompson is currently up to date with his child support payments, which Warriors chief executive Cameron George said had been confirmed by Thompson's lawyer and verified by documentation from the Department of Human Services in Australia.

    George added it was a personal matter which was being handled by Thompson, his ex-partner and their respective lawyers.

    But the episode does raise questions over whether Thompson fits the culture the club is trying to build.

    The 29-year-old was also involved with the sleeping pills and energy drinks incident after the round eight loss to the Storm last year, which was a black mark against his name.

    It resulted in six players (Ben Matulino, Manu Vatuvei, Sam Lisone, Albert Vete and Konrad Hurrell were the others) being stood down from the following game.

    Thompson has been a decent performer at the Warriors since he arrived in 2015, though his output over the last two seasons hasn't matched his impressive debut year.

    He averaged 7.7 carries and 54 running metres this year, a decrease from 9.9 and 85 respectively last year. His defensive statistics were also down.

    It was always possible that Thompson would get squeezed out of the roster in 2018 and beyond, especially after the signings of back rowers Tohu Harris (Storm) and Leivaha Pulu (Titans), but the off field incidents haven't helped his cause.

    The club offered Thompson a new contract early this season, which the former Kiwis squad member chose not to take up, and there is no current offer on the table.

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    They believe he isn't being re-signed. I'd say it's the right call, performance and "culture" wise.
     
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  17. Tragic
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    dont care about the incident but dont really care that we let him go
    would give him the same advice i gave a mate a long time ago who had a similar experience, when you come tell me about a threesome you had make sure there were 2 girls in the room not 2 guys.
     
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    The Devils threeway
     
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    Just curious..... Not in the watching my mates have a threeway kind of way either. BUT, when do contracts officially end.? After the Grand Final or when your team is out of contention for finals? Any random time?
     
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  20. Diesel
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    NRL financial year starts on 1 November so I'd assume any contact ends on 31 October yet the club may let them leave before that date
     
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