2003 Player Movements
To help you keep track with your team, I have put together some player movements. If you have some late breaking news......Email ME !
Many thanks to Simon Williams and Tom Golovodovski for their contributions to this page.

Latest Movements

  • Parramatta has signed Paul Green (released by Roosters)
  • Eels have also signed Penrith back rower Lee Hopkins

Brisbane Broncos
COACH : Wayne Bennett
QLD Feeder Club:
Toowoomba Clydesdales
  • GAINS : Richard Swain (Melbourne), Tonie Carroll (Leeds)
  • RE-SIGNED : Ben Ikin (2yrs), Michael Ryan, Petero Civoniceva (2yrs), Carl Webb (2yrs), Brent Tate (3yrs), Steve Irwin (1yr), Casey McGuire (1yr)
  • OFF CONTRACT : Allan Langer,  Andrew Gee
  • LOSSES : Shane Walker (Souths), Lote Tuquiri (Rugby Union), Chris Walker (Rabbitohs), Ashley Harrison (Rabbitohs), Robert Tanielu (Storm)
Canberra Raiders
COACH : Matthew Elliott
  • GAINS : Matt Rua (Storm) 3 yrs, Ian Hindmarsh (Eels), Brad Drew (Eels), Adam Mogg (Eels) 3yrs
  • RE-SIGNED : Ruben Wiki (2yrs), James Evans, Jason Croker (2 years), Michael Robertson (3yrs)
  • OFF CONTRACT :  Jamaal Lolesi, Rod Jensen, Alan Tongue, Michael Hodgson, Darren Mapp
  • LOSSES : Todd Payton (Roosters), Brett Finch (Roosters), Odell Manuel (moved back to NZ to be with family and try the Bartercard cup to maybe get back in with the Warriors)
  • RETIRED : Ken Nagas
Canterbury Bulldogs
COACH : Steve Folkes [2002]
QLD Feeder Club:
Logan City Scorpians
  • GAINS : Andrew Ryan (Eels)
  • RE-SIGNED : Hazem El Masri (2yrs), Steve Price (2yrs), Jamie Feeney (3yrs), Willie Mason (2 years), Steve Reardon (1 year),  Jonathan Thurston, Matt Utai (2yrs)
  • OFF CONTRACT :  Johnathon Thurston, Glenn Hughes
  • LOSSES : Paul Rauhihi (Cowboys), Michael Meigan (Cowboys)
  • RETIRED : Darren Smith
Melbourne Storm
COACH : Mark Murray
QLD Feeder Club:
Norths Devils
  • GAINS : Robert Tanielu (Broncos), Ryan Hoffman (Tigers), Barry Berrigan (Redcliffe)
  • RE-SIGNED : Junior Langi, Kirk Reynoldson, Cameron Smith
  • OFF CONTRACT : Danny Williams, Matt Rua, Henry Perenara
  • LOSSES : Richard Swain (Broncos), Matt Rua (Raiders) 
Newcastle Knights
COACH - Michael Hagan [2002]
QLD Feeder Club:
Burleigh Bears
  • GAINS :
  • RE-SIGNED : Clint Newton (2yrs), Matt Parsons, Sean Rudder and Kurt Gidley (2years), Adam Woolnough (2yrs), Anthony Quinn (3yrs)
  • OFF CONTRACT : Bill Peden,  Clinton O'Brien
  • LOSSES : John Morris (Eels), James Wynne (Toulouse France)
North Qld. Cowboys
COACH : Graham Murray
  • GAINS : Kevin Campion (Warriors), Michael Meigan (Bulldogs), Paul McNicholas (Souths), Paul Rauhihi (Bulldogs)
  • RE-SIGNED : Simon Phillips (1yr), Nathan Fien (2yrs), John Buttigieg (3yrs), Derricke Watkins (2yrs), Chris Sheppard
  • OFF CONTRACT :  John Doyle, John Manning, Tim Maddison
  • LOSSES : Matt Peterson (Eels)
  • RETIRED : Peter Jones, Tim Brasher, Tarin Bradford, Shaun Valentine, Ken McGuinness
Manly Eagles
COACH : Peter Sharp
  • GAINS : Scott Donald (Eels), Kev McGuinness (Tigers), Sam Harris (NSW Waratahas), Chris Nero (Dragons)
  • RE-SIGNED : Sam Murphy, Mitch Creary (2yrs), Mal Kaufusi (2yrs), John Hopoate (2yrs), Luke Dorn (2yrs), Aaron Cannings, Craig Hayne, Anthony Watmough, Danny Lima, Luke Williamson Chad Randall (2yrs), Jason King(2yrs)
  • OFF CONTRACT : Jamie Goddard, Lenny Beckett
  • LOSSES : Robert Miles (Tigers), Brad Kelly (Toulouse France), Shayne Dunley (Parramatta)
  • RETIRED : Scott Pethybridge
Parramatta Eels
COACH : Brian Smith
QLD Feeder Club:
Central Comets
  • GAINS : Paul Green (Roosters), Lee Hopkins (Panthers), Ben Kusto (Wests - midseason 2002 move), John Morris (Knights),  Shayne Dunley (Eagles), Matt Peterson (Cowboys)
  • RE-SIGNED : Luke Burt (2yrs), Jamie Lyon (4yrs), David Vaealiki (3yrs), David Solomona (2yrs), Dean Widders (1yr), Daniel Heckenberg (1yr), Alex Chan (1yr)
  • OFF CONTRACT : Andrew McFadden
  • LOSSES : Michael Buettner (Tigers), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Adam Mogg (Raiders), Ian Hindmarsh (Canberra), Scott Donald (Eagles),  Brad Drew (Canberra), Trent Robinson (Toulouse France)
Penrith Panthers
COACH : John Lang
  • GAINS : Preston Campbell (Sharks), Ben Ross (Dragons)
  • RE-SIGNED : Garret Crossman (2yrs), Shane Rodney (2yrs), Daniel Russell (2yrs), Frank Pritchard (2yrs), Tony Puletua (3 years), Shane Elford (2yrs), Joe Galuvao (2yrs), Joel Clinton (2yrs), Luke Lewis (3yrs)
  • LOSSES : Lee Hopkins (Parramatta), Ned Catic (Roosters) , Fred Peterson (Roosters)
The Sharks
COACH : Chris Anderson
  • GAINS : Jason Kent (Dragons)
  • OFF CONTRACT : Brett Kimmorley, Paul Gallen, Andrew Pierce, Sam Isemonger, Matt Bickerstaff
  • LOSSES : Preston Campbell (Penrith), Colin Best (Hull), Brett Firman (Dragons), Luke Branighan (Souths), Chris McKenna (Leeds) 2 yrs, Ryan McGoldrick (NSW Waratahs),
Souths Rabitohs
COACH : Craig Coleman
  • GAINS : Shane Walker (Broncos), Ashley Harrison (Broncos), Chris Walker (Broncos), Luke Branighan (Sharks),  Mark Minichiello (Roosters), Lee Hookey (Dragons), Bryan Fletcher (Roosters), Willie Peters (Dragons), Justin Smith (Dragons),  Ahmad Bajouri (Tigers), Steve LaCaze (Broncos/Toowoomba)
  • RE-SIGNED : Beau Mundine (2yrs), Luke Stuart (2yrs), Nathan Merritt (1yr)
  • OFF CONTRACT : Damien Mostyn, Duncan MacGillivray, Anthony Colella, Adam Peek, Blaine Stanley
  • LOSSES : Paul McNicholas (Cowboys)
  • RETIRED : Glenn Grief , Adam Muir
St George-Illawarra Dragons
Coach : Andrew Farrar
  • GAINS : Brett Firman (Cronulla)
  • RE-SIGNED : Luke Bailey, Ian Donnelly, Damien Bower, Dean Byrne, Nathan Tutt, Matthew Head (2yrs), Ben Hornby (2yrs), Shane Laloata, (2yrs), Michael Crockett (2yrs), Dean Young (2yrs), Brett White (2yrs), Mark Christensen (2yrs), Matt Primmer (1yr), Brent Kite (2yrs), Craig Stapleton
  • OFF CONTRACT : Luke Felsch, Keiran Kerr, Shane Millard
  • LOSSES : Lee Hookey (Souths), Jason Hooper (St Helens), Clint Hill (Tigers), Ben Ross (Penrith), Justin Smith (Souths), Willie Peters (Souths), Nathan Blacklock (June 2002 to NSW Waratahs RU), Jason Kent (Sharks) , Chris Nero (Manly)
Sydney Roosters
COACH : Ricky Stuart
QLD Feeder Club:
Redcliffe Dolphins
  • GAINS : Todd Payton (Raiders), Ned Catic (Panthers), Brett Finch (Raiders), Stuart Webb (Wests Magpies), Fred Peterson (Panthers)
  • RE-SIGNED : Chris Flannery (3yrs), Craig Wing (3yrs), Ryan Cross (2yrs), Luke Phillips (2yrs), Andrew Lomu (2 years), Chad Robinson (2 years)
  • OFF CONTRACT : Simon Bonetti, Peter Cusack, Justin Holbrook
  • LOSSES : Paul Green (Parramatta), Mark Minichiello (Souths), Bryan Fletcher (Souths)
  • RETIRED : Brett Mullins
Wests Tigers
COACH : Tim Sheens (3yrs)
  • GAINS : Michael Buettner (Parramatta), Robert Miles (Manly), Clint Hill (Dragons), Brett Kearney (Central Coast Bears)
  • RE-SIGNED : Robert Mears (2yrs), Daniel Fitzhenry (2yrs)
  • OFF CONTRACT : Matt Seers, Lincoln Withers, Hassan Saleh and Ben Jeffries, Trent Runciman
  • LOSSES : Ben Kusto (Eels), Ahmad Bajouri (Souths), Kev McGuinness (Eagles), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), David Mulhall (Toulouse France)
  • RETIRED : Ciriaco Mescia
NZ Warriors
COACH : Daniel Anderson
QLD Feeder Club: Souths Magpies
  • GAINS : Dallas Rennie (Hibiscus Coast), Vinnie Anderson (Mt Albert Lions), Jeremiah Pai (Eastern Tornadoes)
  • RE-SIGNED : Logan Swann (2yrs), Justin Murphy (2years), PJ Marsh (3 years), Stacey Jones (4 years),  Lance Hohaia (2 years), Awen Guttenbeil (2 years),  Ali Lauiti'iti (4yrs), Clinton Toopi, Brent Webb
  • OFF CONTRACT : Ivan Cleary, David Myles, Shontayne Hape, Mark Tookey
  • LOSSES : Kevin Campion (Cowboys), Justin Morgan (France - Player/Coach for Toulouse)

Note : A feeder club is a club that has extensive junior ranks which can be used to source potential players.

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