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Sabercats Paul Mullen joins Newcastle until January

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4 points · 1 month ago

Love the short contract. Gives him a chance to catch on, earn match time and sign a longer contract. But if not, he can return to MLR and get plenty of action in preparation for the World Cup. Would like to see a few more get contracts like this such as Dolan.

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Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

You probably will see a few go to England and France as medical jokers (I.e place fillers for injured players) once the season starts. If those guys go over and perform well I think it then shows the quality of MLR and might attract new audiences.

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2 points · 1 month ago

Interesting. I thought he had a pretty good engineering job?

Our front 5 has to be the best we have ever had in terms of experience at euro/SR rugby in the history of professional rugby in the world.

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I believe he just got his master's degree. This contract is also just for 4 months (but could be extended) so I wouldn't be surprised to see him back here in Houston by the start of the season.

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Hookers or nothing
3 points · 1 month ago

He just graduated with his Master's degree in May. To my knowledge this wasn't the only dog sniffing around the chicken coop.

I think he will perform well and earn a longer contract. If not he's back for the ARC and will provide the anchor for the SaberCats all season.

level 1

very clever deal

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Glendale Raptors
1 point · 1 month ago

Are there transfer fees? Do the SaberCats profit financially off of this? I suppose I've the same question for the others who have been offered contracts overseas. Are the MLR franchises being compensated at all?

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Mullen is signed for a few months unlike Lasike for 2 years. What imports is their availability for the Eagles games and prep times.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Transfer fees are a rarity in rugby so I highly doubt it. If Mullen ends up coming back to Houston then it would have given him some exposure to a higher standard of training and performance which will make him a better player and he’ll be able to pass that on to team mates. From the sounds of it Mullen will actually be back in MLR next season while I doubt Lasike, Campbell and Landry will be.

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Hookers or nothing
2 points · 1 month ago

At some point there will be. But the FT contracts aren't a lot, so the transfer fee wouldn't be much. So whatever they are, they're probably waived.

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Good on im

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