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SL Player Production Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:33 pm  
Mick Amos 9 WTW Cheeky half-back
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When you look at positions in SL It's interesting looking at whether they are home grown or from abroad. A theme seems to be we produce quality wingers and hookers but not so much half backs. The majority of half backs are from abroad. A big question for the game in England is are we producing them and they aren't being picked or are they not coming through at junior level so we spend the money on them from Aus?
I'm sure it will at some point divert to our club but the questions I pose are game wide as you can see from the players below
I've listed the players in these positions (Not all players as I will certainly of missed a few) and I'm aware some can play multiple positions, but I'm sure you get the drift.

Wire
(Half) Widdop / Austin (Wing) Charnley / Lineham

Catalans
(Half) Maloney / Drinkwater (Wing) Tierney / Yaha

Wigan
(Half) Hastings / French / Leuluia (Wing) Marshall, Manfredi, Burgess

Saints
(Half) Lomax / Fages (Wing) Makinson / Grace

Leeds
(Half) Gale / Lui (Wing) Handley / Briscoe

Huddersfield
(Half) Sezer / Gaskell (Wing) McGillivray / McIntosh

Castleford
(Half) Trueman / Richardson (Wing) Eden / Olpherts

Hull FC
(Half) Sneyd / Connor / Kelly (Wing)Feraimao / Fonua

Salford
(Half) Lolohea / Brown (Wing) Williams / Kear

Hull KR
(Half) Abdull / Ellis (Wing) Crooks / Minekin

Wakefield
(Half) Bailey / Miller / Hampshire / (Wing) Johnstone / BJB / Kay / Kershaw

Hookers - I won't name them all but
Wood, Roby, Clarke, Houghton, Mcshane, Leaming, Parcell, Ackers, O'brien
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Re: SL Player Production Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:48 pm  
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Yes we do seem to have a lack of quality at that moment in the halves.

Unfortunately, and Stevo mentioned this several years ago, how many halves these days gets switched between say 1 and 6. Rocky and Max are our own examples, but there are others. There has also been instances when a players switch from 13 to 6, Farrell, Sinfield, Sculthorpe and Cooke have been examples.

I ask sometimes is it lack of quality in the halves, or are their natural skills being coached out of them
Re: SL Player Production Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:24 am  
Mick Amos 9 WTW Cheeky half-back
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Travelling Wilbury wrote:
Yes we do seem to have a lack of quality at that moment in the halves.

Unfortunately, and Stevo mentioned this several years ago, how many halves these days gets switched between say 1 and 6. Rocky and Max are our own examples, but there are others. There has also been instances when a players switch from 13 to 6, Farrell, Sinfield, Sculthorpe and Cooke have been examples.

I ask sometimes is it lack of quality in the halves, or are their natural skills being coached out of them


I think you may be right with halves switching at FB. Tomkins, Ratchford etc have all done it.
From watching in the 80/90s there seemed to be more dropped balls so if a half tried something and surrendered possession you'd probably get it back quick. In the modern game you can get easily punished. I've been bored of football for years as structure has overtaken enjoyment for me. RL doesn't want to continue down its structured path unless it will go the same way. We've already lost the biff to a great extent, we don't want to lose all the mavericks.
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Re: SL Player Production Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:53 am  
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Couldn't agree more there, and also with the football.

Although I do like football, I do struggle to watch a whole game, and only tend to watch highlights these days
Re: SL Player Production Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:26 pm  

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Yep....currently got Spurs v Newcastle on in the background but only because it's either that or Socially-distanced, Eco-friendly, Black lives Matter, Celebrity Knitting on the other 242 available channels !!! :WALL: :WALL:
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Re: SL Player Production Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:16 pm  

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FIL wrote:
Yep....currently got Spurs v Newcastle on in the background but only because it's either that or Socially-distanced, Eco-friendly, Black lives Matter, Celebrity Knitting on the other 242 available channels !!! :WALL: :WALL:

:lol: :lol: :CLAP:
Re: SL Player Production Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:54 pm  

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*** Update to the above...we recorded the Rabbitohs v Roosters match on Friday so have just watched that instead and OMG that is one of the best games of rugby we have ever seen !!!!!!
For those that haven't seen it yet I won't spoil the result, but for true rugby league fans out there, this is an all-time classic and has to be seen to be believed :BOW: :BOW: :BOW: :BOW:
Go watch !!

PS...sorry for hijacking your thread, Mick :oops: :oops:
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Re: SL Player Production Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:42 pm  

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FIL wrote:
*** Update to the above...we recorded the Rabbitohs v Roosters match on Friday so have just watched that instead and OMG that is one of the best games of rugby we have ever seen !!!!!!
For those that haven't seen it yet I won't spoil the result, but for true rugby league fans out there, this is an all-time classic and has to be seen to be believed :BOW: :BOW: :BOW: :BOW:
Go watch !!

PS...sorry for hijacking your thread, Mick :oops: :oops:

Yes FIL, didn’t see that one coming after the first 15, like you say a great game, the Tigers v Parramatta was one to watch as well.
Re: SL Player Production Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:10 pm  
Mick Amos 9 WTW Cheeky half-back
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FIL wrote:
*** Update to the above...we recorded the Rabbitohs v Roosters match on Friday so have just watched that instead and OMG that is one of the best games of rugby we have ever seen !!!!!!
For those that haven't seen it yet I won't spoil the result, but for true rugby league fans out there, this is an all-time classic and has to be seen to be believed :BOW: :BOW: :BOW: :BOW:
Go watch !!

PS...sorry for hijacking your thread, Mick :oops: :oops:


Don't worry mate, you've brought some life too it lol. Wasn't going anywhere :lol: I wrote it before my date night with the wife. Sister came early so we could get ready and wife spent an hour doing her stuff. So I shut bathroom door for some peace and spent 50 minutes in bath writing and looking at crap and 5 minutes getting ready.
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Re: SL Player Production Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:20 pm  

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We seem to produce a fair amount of back rowers too, but can be a bit weak in the centres.
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