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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:08 pm
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ArcticGorilla wrote:
https://twitter.com/LeagueWeekly/status/1186011680918179840

Any one know who League Weekly are referring to here - 'Warrior set for DW exit'


Probably Tom Davies, there was an article on RL News about Leeds eyeing him up.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Posted by The Phantom Horseman on Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:27 pm
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ArcticGorilla wrote:
https://twitter.com/LeagueWeekly/status/1186011680918179840

Any one know who League Weekly are referring to here - 'Warrior set for DW exit'


As well as Davies mentioned above, there were also two separate articles in League Weekly linking Sammut with Featherstone. One (which suggested he would be also on the coaching staff at Fev) was by Nosey Parker and is thus easy to ignore, but the other was by John Davidson, who has been in Sydney over the last week or two - isn't that where Sammut has been lately playing for Malta?
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Posted by The Whiffy Kipper on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:33 pm
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Anybody know who the player going to Catalans is, Supposed to be getting announced tomorrow
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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:45 pm
Posted by MattyB on Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:45 pm
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The Whiffy Kipper wrote:
Anybody know who the player going to Catalans is, Supposed to be getting announced tomorrow


Escare or Navarette would make sense.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Posted by Last Son of Wigan on Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:47 pm
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jonh wrote:
I’m not sure what I’d old school going into a season with 1 recognised pivot on the field.

I know if I coached or played against a team with only one pivot I’d be over the moon.

This isn’t kids rugby. Hastings is a very good half but as a defender the thought if only having him calling things and directing the team would be a massive mistake and basically put a massive Red Cross on his head as a target.

It’s not like we have a creative full back either.

Giving the opposition one man to target as a play maker would make us so predictable.

I agree I like the look of French in open play but for me he needs to be on the wing.

ZH is a fullback, no reason to shift him.

Bibby is a centre.

No point reinventing the wheel and making players play out of position to accommodate a player who clearly isn’t a half.

On the face of it it does seem a strange use of cap space but given we have gone down that route I’d be looking to shift Burgess and one of Davies/Marshall in the hope we can use that cap space to recruit a half, assuming we are already looking to move in Sammutt and Escare.


Still 2 pivots. 6 just plays off the 7. 7 closer to the ruck with the 6 outside of him. Then the 6 and 7 actually play together on the same side of the field in attack as a creative 2. One more controlling the other more running.
It’s more old school as that’s how it used to be as an evolutionary step from union where their 12 plays off their 10.

Salford did play with a dominant half in Hastings with Lui then Lolo playing more off him.
Canberra also let Sezer play the 7 using Wrighton as a running 6.

I don’t see French as a play making half, but I’d like to see him running off Hastings outside the 7 with the 3rd quarter line outside of the 6.
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:47 pm
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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:12 am
Posted by jonh on Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:12 am
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ZH lining up in the centres for GB vs Tonga, interesting one to watch out for.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:25 am
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jonh wrote:
ZH lining up in the centres for GB vs Tonga, interesting one to watch out for.


Played there for England as well (when Ratchford was preferred at FB) Also played there for Panthers; I think he'll go well.
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:59 am
Posted by jonh on Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:59 am
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Last Son of Wigan wrote:
Played there for England as well (when Ratchford was preferred at FB) Also played there for Panthers; I think he'll go well.



He started out as a wing/centre and played the early part of him Leeds career at Centre replacing Senior in the squad number 4 shirt.

I think it was only injury to Webb that saw him move to full back.

He played wing/centre at Penrith but didn’t look overly comfortable as a centre.

For me he has been a 1 since 2014 and I just don’t see him moving back to the centre for club or country but then again i’m Not going to argue with Wayne Bennett so looking forward to see how he goes.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:17 pm
Posted by 100% Warrior on Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:17 pm
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jonh wrote:
ZH lining up in the centres for GB vs Tonga, interesting one to watch out for.


Thought the same but based on attacking flair from 2020 you can’t look past Coote for FB IMO.
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