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So Reuben Cotter isn't good enough? Or not enough trust? I guess we haven't seen enough and probably won't, to find out.
 

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Cool, Cool, Cool:facepalm:



Gavin Cooper to get one more season at the Cowboys

He turns 34 next week and it's fair to say his best football is behind him - but Gavin Cooper has earned one final season at the Cowboys.
Club management was thinking of tapping Cooper on the shoulder after the club's disappointing season and bringing in some young blood.
But the Cowboys have lost bucketloads of experience over the past two years with the likes of Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott hanging up the boots and as a result, Cooper will get another season in the far north in a leadership role on and off the field.

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/list/the-nrl-lurker-alex-glenn-close-to-signing-new-broncos-deal/1agy6yrucbnzt1g2co2ky41kq2/2
 

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Cowboys sign Junior Kangaroo
Junior Kangaroos hooker Reece Robson has agreed to a four-year deal with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys beginning in 2020 and running through the end of the 2023 season.....................
“We believe Reece Robson is one of the best young hookers in the competition,” Cowboys Director of Football Peter Parr said.
“Strong dummy half play is crucial to any side and Reece’s signing gives us significant depth in an extremely important position.”
https://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2019/08/12/cowboys-sign-junior-kangaroo/
That's why we re-signed Grannville long term...... Anyone read an article last week online, maybe SportsNews (average journalism) that Green wanted Jake to play more robotic, lessen his running game? Some one at the club leaking info? Anyway, feel little sorry for Baptiste. He's an average toiler, hopefully a club will pick him up.
 

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Cool, Cool, Cool:facepalm:



Gavin Cooper to get one more season at the Cowboys

He turns 34 next week and it's fair to say his best football is behind him - but Gavin Cooper has earned one final season at the Cowboys.
Club management was thinking of tapping Cooper on the shoulder after the club's disappointing season and bringing in some young blood.
But the Cowboys have lost bucketloads of experience over the past two years with the likes of Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott hanging up the boots and as a result, Cooper will get another season in the far north in a leadership role on and off the field.

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/list/the-nrl-lurker-alex-glenn-close-to-signing-new-broncos-deal/1agy6yrucbnzt1g2co2ky41kq2/2
As long as its minimum wage
NRL.com: Inside the NRL - is reporting that Jesse Ramien will meet with Cowboy officials this week.
Would he seriously consider moving here. Doesn't he have a daughter he want to be close to? Maybe he's trying to pump up the other offers.
What about the supposed war chest for Holmes, are they resigned to that not happening now?

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Cool, Cool, Cool:facepalm:



Gavin Cooper to get one more season at the Cowboys

He turns 34 next week and it's fair to say his best football is behind him - but Gavin Cooper has earned one final season at the Cowboys.
Club management was thinking of tapping Cooper on the shoulder after the club's disappointing season and bringing in some young blood.
But the Cowboys have lost bucketloads of experience over the past two years with the likes of Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott hanging up the boots and as a result, Cooper will get another season in the far north in a leadership role on and off the field.

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/list/the-nrl-lurker-alex-glenn-close-to-signing-new-broncos-deal/1agy6yrucbnzt1g2co2ky41kq2/2
Personally, I find that terrible news.

Coops will always feature in 'All-Time Cowboy Teams' but his time is done. Thanks Gavin you have been one of our best, but it is time to move on.

In all honesty what does he bring to the current side? I can't think of anything. Please don't say experience, we have Moose, Lolo, McLean and Granville in forwards.
This may be harsh but I'm actually p!ssed off if we re-sign Coops - and I love the guy.
 

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I don't think Sporting News is a credible enough source to get frothy at the mouth over.

Triple M is just as bad, and it's managed to send this thread into apoplectic fits.
 

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Parr must be feeling the pressure. Our legends are all coming to the end of their careers at once and he has to somehow create off field positions for all of them. Yikes...

There's no way we should be re-signing Coops. He is so done. I paid extra attention to him in the Broncos game and I just don't believe he's physically up to it anymore. This warhorse has fought his last battle I'm afraid. Struggled to make any sort of impact in attack or defence all night. Missed a vital tackle in the final couple of minutes which led to the Broncos marching down the field for the winning try. It's funny, out of the "big 3" (our fossils in Coops, Bolts and Scott) I actually think Matt Scott is the least done in terms of their performances when they're on the field - and he's the only one confirmed to retire.

If our attitude is that we're in need of experience, I think we're pretty much shot ducks next year as well. It sure as hell hasn't worked for us this year.
 

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Triple M is fine if it’s Brent Read reporting something on air. That Campbell-Gillard rumour was from their anonymous source Lurker/Mole guy.
 

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Ramien's manager on record here confirming we are in talks with him

https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/cowboys/cowboys-set-to-chase-disgruntled-knights-star-jesse-ramien/news-story/8bd93f3958017f38c92defa4c5fb478f?fbclid=IwAR2FXxgbWtnl5vKM3IvR_510Ss6CwAXw4KnzalwAS55F7aP5cOeSTIVRiRE

Cowboys set to chase disgruntled Knights star Jesse Ramien
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Struggling North Queensland are targeting tackle-busting former Knights star Jesse Ramien in a $1 million bid to bring some attacking spark to the Cowboys’ ailing backline.

The Courier-Mail can reveal the Cowboys have Ramien on their hit-list alongside Valentine Holmes and are keen to lure the NSW Origin hopeful to Townsville in the wake of his bitter fallout with Newcastle coach Nathan Brown.

Despite being one of the NRL’s most destructive players – Ramien is in the top-three tackle busters with James Tedesco and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck – the 22-year-old has been shown the door by the Knights.

Jesse Ramien in action for the Knights against the Titans earlier this season. Picture: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Jesse Ramien in action for the Knights against the Titans earlier this season. Picture: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images
Ramien would have faced North Queensland in Saturday’s Knights-Cowboys clash in Newcastle, but instead finds himself on the sidelines after being sensationally shown the door by Brown.

The former Junior Kangaroos sensation clashed with Brown over Newcastle’s style of play and was told last week he could find a new home for 2020.

Jesse Ramien during a NSW Emerging Blues training session. Picture: Phil Hillyard

Jesse Ramien during a NSW Emerging Blues training session. Picture: Phil Hillyard

Several clubs are lining up to secure the services of Ramien, including the Bulldogs, Sharks, Eels and Roosters, but the Cowboys have the salary-cap space to be a serious contender for one of the code’s most promising centres.

Ramien has a whopping 85 tackle busts from 17 games this season, placing the 98kg hulk alongside Tedesco (113) and Tuivasa-Sheck (105) as the top-three hardest players to tackle in the NRL.

NSW coach Brad Fittler seriously considered handing Ramien his Origin debut for Game One this season before opting for the experience of Josh Morris.

North Queensland’s backline has been decimated by injury this season and coach Paul Green is keen to inject a strike weapon to his threequarters.

It is understood Ramien is seeking a three or four-year deal worth in excess of $300,000 annually. He will finalise his future this week, with his management confirming North Queensland are in the hunt for the powerhouse centre.

“Jesse is considering all of his options, with the Cowboys being one of them,” PSM’s Chris Orr said.


Ramien in action for the Sharks last season. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Ramien in action for the Sharks last season. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

“It will come down to which team offers him the best football program as this decision is all about what’s best for his football career.

“Jesse was in Origin contention this year and despite leaving the Knights, he is still among the leading tackle-breakers in the competition.

“The club needs to play a style of football which suits and complements Jesse’s style of football.”

● INSIDE STORY: Why Ramien and Brown fell out at the Knights

Cowboys centre Tom Opacic has proved a handy recruit from the Broncos, scoring seven tries from 15 games this season, but he lacks the power and ferocious hard-running of Ramien.

Cowboys football operations chief Peter Parr said the club’s priority is to retain their rising stars but revealed North Queensland has money to spend as they eye off Ramien and NFL aspirant Valentine Holmes.

“The first thing we are trying to do is retain our young talent,” Parr said.

“We have great young kids coming through, including young Peter Hola (who made his NRL debut last week against the Broncos).

“That’s our plan. But we are always happy to look at the market and we think there are a couple of guys available who could potentially help us.”
 

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There's no way we should be re-signing Coops. He is so done.
Gavin Cooper Stats 2013-2019*
SeasonMMinsRunsMetresAvePCMTBOLTT%ErrPenPTB Ave
2013​
22​
59.9 9.7
83.7​
8.61​
36.0​
1.3​
0.5​
28.7​
91.9%​
0.32​
0.32​
-
2014​
17​
70.1 15.1
88.5​
5.86​
36.8​
1.4​
0.4​
29.9​
92.7%​
0.12​
0.41​
-
2015​
27​
79.4 13.8
120.2​
8.72​
54.9​
1.9​
0.5​
30.9​
91.0%​
0.37​
0.44​
-
2016​
26​
80.2 11.6
92.8​
8.03​
33.1​
1.2​
0.4​
30.6​
91.6%​
0.72​
0.40​
3.57​
2017​
25​
77.5 9.8
83.2​
8.53​
35.1​
1.3​
0.2​
30.4​
89.7%​
0.63​
0.38​
3.66​
2018​
23​
77.8 9.3
72.6​
7.80​
27.5​
1.7​
0.4​
29.7​
90.7%​
1.00​
0.57​
3.77​
2019​
20​
79.3 10.2
79.3​
7.77​
28.3​
0.4​
0.7​
35.7​
89.4%​
0.35​
0.45​
3.65​
Average 75.3 11.3
89.6​
7.94​
36.5​
1.3​
0.4​
30.8​
90.9%​
0.52​
0.42​
3.66​
* NRL.com only provides detailed stats from 2013 to present.

Notes:
* Runs and run metres are down against average for 2013-present but up against 2018
* Tackle breaks are very low in 2019
* Offloads are at a high point
* Career high in tackles per game
* Error and penalty rates down on 2018
* Overall, Cooper has dropped off marginally in attack and increased in defensive workload.
 

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Furiously signing and re-signing our way out of trouble.

Forget development, just sign up anything that moves.
backs, i can kinda see why they’re doing it (but i agree, this action shows they’ve neglected nurturing some kids in the outside backs). Forwards on the other hand, i just shake my head.
 

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Gavin Cooper Stats 2013-2019*
SeasonMMinsRunsMetresAvePCMTBOLTT%ErrPenPTB Ave
2013​
22​
59.9 9.7
83.7​
8.61​
36.0​
1.3​
0.5​
28.7​
91.9%​
0.32​
0.32​
-
2014​
17​
70.1 15.1
88.5​
5.86​
36.8​
1.4​
0.4​
29.9​
92.7%​
0.12​
0.41​
-
2015​
27​
79.4 13.8
120.2​
8.72​
54.9​
1.9​
0.5​
30.9​
91.0%​
0.37​
0.44​
-
2016​
26​
80.2 11.6
92.8​
8.03​
33.1​
1.2​
0.4​
30.6​
91.6%​
0.72​
0.40​
3.57​
2017​
25​
77.5 9.8
83.2​
8.53​
35.1​
1.3​
0.2​
30.4​
89.7%​
0.63​
0.38​
3.66​
2018​
23​
77.8 9.3
72.6​
7.80​
27.5​
1.7​
0.4​
29.7​
90.7%​
1.00​
0.57​
3.77​
2019​
20​
79.3 10.2
79.3​
7.77​
28.3​
0.4​
0.7​
35.7​
89.4%​
0.35​
0.45​
3.65​
Average 75.3 11.3
89.6​
7.94​
36.5​
1.3​
0.4​
30.8​
90.9%​
0.52​
0.42​
3.66​
* NRL.com only provides detailed stats from 2013 to present.

Notes:
* Runs and run metres are down against average for 2013-present but up against 2018
* Tackle breaks are very low in 2019
* Offloads are at a high point
* Career high in tackles per game
* Error and penalty rates down on 2018
* Overall, Cooper has dropped off marginally in attack and increased in defensive workload.

Definitely has dropped off a fair bit in attack the last couple of years. Post contact metres down quite a bit. Had a beast of a year in 2015 as you'd expect. I don't think the stats tell the complete story but he's definitely nowhere near the player he was imo.
 

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Gavin Cooper Stats 2013-2019*
SeasonMMinsRunsMetresAvePCMTBOLTT%ErrPenPTB Ave
2013​
22​
59.9 9.7
83.7​
8.61​
36.0​
1.3​
0.5​
28.7​
91.9%​
0.32​
0.32​
-
2014​
17​
70.1 15.1
88.5​
5.86​
36.8​
1.4​
0.4​
29.9​
92.7%​
0.12​
0.41​
-
2015​
27​
79.4 13.8
120.2​
8.72​
54.9​
1.9​
0.5​
30.9​
91.0%​
0.37​
0.44​
-
2016​
26​
80.2 11.6
92.8​
8.03​
33.1​
1.2​
0.4​
30.6​
91.6%​
0.72​
0.40​
3.57​
2017​
25​
77.5 9.8
83.2​
8.53​
35.1​
1.3​
0.2​
30.4​
89.7%​
0.63​
0.38​
3.66​
2018​
23​
77.8 9.3
72.6​
7.80​
27.5​
1.7​
0.4​
29.7​
90.7%​
1.00​
0.57​
3.77​
2019​
20​
79.3 10.2
79.3​
7.77​
28.3​
0.4​
0.7​
35.7​
89.4%​
0.35​
0.45​
3.65​
Average 75.3 11.3
89.6​
7.94​
36.5​
1.3​
0.4​
30.8​
90.9%​
0.52​
0.42​
3.66​
* NRL.com only provides detailed stats from 2013 to present.

Notes:
* Runs and run metres are down against average for 2013-present but up against 2018
* Tackle breaks are very low in 2019
* Offloads are at a high point
* Career high in tackles per game
* Error and penalty rates down on 2018
* Overall, Cooper has dropped off marginally in attack and increased in defensive workload.
Thanks for this, interesting read. I definitely expected to see his post contact metres down on last year.

The precipitous drop off in tackle breaks is noted but I wonder how much of that is due to no JT
 

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Coops has all the signs of rugby league contact decline. Just the accumulation of contact over a long period wears most players’ physically ability down and they sharply decline at 30 and above.
 

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Gavin Cooper Stats 2013-2019*
SeasonMMinsRunsMetresAvePCMTBOLTT%ErrPenPTB Ave
2013​
22​
59.9 9.7
83.7​
8.61​
36.0​
1.3​
0.5​
28.7​
91.9%​
0.32​
0.32​
-
2014​
17​
70.1 15.1
88.5​
5.86​
36.8​
1.4​
0.4​
29.9​
92.7%​
0.12​
0.41​
-
2015​
27​
79.4 13.8
120.2​
8.72​
54.9​
1.9​
0.5​
30.9​
91.0%​
0.37​
0.44​
-
2016​
26​
80.2 11.6
92.8​
8.03​
33.1​
1.2​
0.4​
30.6​
91.6%​
0.72​
0.40​
3.57​
2017​
25​
77.5 9.8
83.2​
8.53​
35.1​
1.3​
0.2​
30.4​
89.7%​
0.63​
0.38​
3.66​
2018​
23​
77.8 9.3
72.6​
7.80​
27.5​
1.7​
0.4​
29.7​
90.7%​
1.00​
0.57​
3.77​
2019​
20​
79.3 10.2
79.3​
7.77​
28.3​
0.4​
0.7​
35.7​
89.4%​
0.35​
0.45​
3.65​
Average 75.3 11.3
89.6​
7.94​
36.5​
1.3​
0.4​
30.8​
90.9%​
0.52​
0.42​
3.66​
* NRL.com only provides detailed stats from 2013 to present.

Notes:
* Runs and run metres are down against average for 2013-present but up against 2018
* Tackle breaks are very low in 2019
* Offloads are at a high point
* Career high in tackles per game
* Error and penalty rates down on 2018
* Overall, Cooper has dropped off marginally in attack and increased in defensive workload.
Appreciate the effort, but it's unreadable in Tapatalk

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Here's a screen shot. With stuff like this I use the phone IE and go directly to Stampede.


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