Player of the year to leave!

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  • #4068
    CHILLYVIKING
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    MacGraff Leuluai is leaving at the end of the season!!! Along with Jack Johnson and Liam Cooper the club have just announced.

    #4069
    CHILLYVIKING
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    Shame I quite liked Johnson

    #4070
    Steve McDonald
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    Hard to say Johnson will be a loss really after only a handful of games, that said he did well at Fev and is clearly a good winger at this level.

    mcGraff have good service and was half decent at best, I see he’s returning home.

    cooper never played so can’t comment.

    #4071
    Viking Man
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    Jack scored 5 tries in 7 games!  Easy to say he is a loss, not difficult at all.  Jack is a good player and perfect cover for full back.  I would imagine he’s either had a better offer or we want to spend more of our budget in other areas.

    Say what you want about Macgraff, he’s put in years of hard work and dedication to this club and should be commended for it.  It’s a shame he’s played his last game for the club and the fans can’t show their appreciation, he’s a good bloke who deserved a good send off.

    #4072
    Viking25
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    All the best to Leuluai. Took a lot of stick over the years, but always gave 100% (unlike some in the SL days) and has been a good servant to the club.

    Good luck to him.

    #4074
    sandgroper
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    All the best to Leuluai. Took a lot of stick over the years, but always gave 100% (unlike some in the SL days) and has been a good servant to the club. Good luck to him.

     

    Good luck to him – never short of effort.

    Johnson looked good so its a pity to see him go, maybe something else on the horizon for him – Ottawa maybe?

    #4075
    Glynn
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    Jack scored 5 tries in 7 games! Easy to say he is a loss, not difficult at all. Jack is a good player and perfect cover for full back. I would imagine he’s either had a better offer or we want to spend more of our budget in other areas.

    Say what you want about Macgraff, he’s put in years of hard work and dedication to this club and should be commended for it. It’s a shame he’s played his last game for the club and the fans can’t show their appreciation, he’s a good bloke who deserved a good send off.

    i agree

    #4076
    CJ91
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    2 starting 17 players going, more recruitment coming I suspect!

    Johnson is one of the best wingers in the league, if he has got a full time deal, he deserves one.

    Totally agree about Macgraff, good loyalty and must have done something right to be here for 10 years!

    Cooper I don’t think Sheens ever fancied and I think he was a Finney/Purtill signing anyway.

    Interesting times ahead!

    #4077
    SinbadSinbad
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    All the best to Leuluai but to be fair he’s had a bloody good run.

    #4078
    sandgroper
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    That back injury didn’t help him and he looked less eager to make his trademark hits this season.  Now is probably about right for his retirement.

    Hatton looks pretty quick, and solid, alongside Tyrer could go, or maybe someone else in the wings ?

    #4079
    Farnworth Viking
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    I won’t be sorry to see Lulu go, I think he broke one tackle last season, at Sheffield, not done much for a while now. Johnson looked quite good, but we’ve got lots of good backs. It says Cooper got a injury in training, so it must have been a bad one to mention it. I just hope Sheens has got some good players lined up to replace those leaving.

    #4080
    Blue Viking
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    The way I see it is it leaves sheens with more room and budget for recruitment

    magraff I will be sad to see go always give 100 percent been a great servant however I think the time is right he left

    cooper was a small back rower I don’t think sheens saw much in the lad and I’m sure we can recruit better

    and Johnson I would of loved to of kept an ideal age and a great winger at this level but there will be plenty of wingers floating around I feel we can pick up to be a good enough replacement and to only lose him out of baker, cross, Owens, smith, Tomkins is pretty good going I feel as well as the recruits we have already signed.

    #4081
    MT
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    I’d have like to see Johnson stay and not just because I sponsored him. He’s a very good player  at this level. At least we have plenty of options in the threequarters going forward.

    Didnt see enough of Cooper to have too much of an opinion though it was clear from early on that Sheens didn’t see him as a first choice player.

    Lulu divides opinion doesn’t he! Anyway, he’s played a lot of games for the club and I wish him well.

    #4082
    Mr H
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    As has been said Leuluai has been a good servant and it is a same we were not able to give him a rousing send off!

    #4083
    Mick George
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    The only thing Lulu leaves behind is was responsible for the best after match celebration ever.

    Anyone know what i am rambling on about ?

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