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#1 Wendall

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:27 PM

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St Helens and England half-back Kyle Eastmond could miss the rest of the season and the Four Nations with an ankle injury, according to coach Mick Potter.

This is the worst news on the injury front after Bridge's injury last week. Eastmond was in fine form early on and just back from injury and now we will be weaker in the halves. Lets hope Myler can get back to fitness and form.





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Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jul 6 2010, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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St Helens and England half-back Kyle Eastmond could miss the rest of the season and the Four Nations with an ankle injury, according to coach Mick Potter.

This is the worst news on the injury front after Bridge's injury last week. Eastmond was in fine form early on and just back from injury and now we will be weaker in the halves. Lets hope Myler can get back to fitness and form.



This season has been bonkers, we have had 1 match with a full side out. I'm amazed we are still in 3rd to be honest. With Dixon and Cunningham out and Pryce dodgy it's going to be some line up at the weekend.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:48 PM

Really sad news. He is a great talent. Sam and McGuire will do a decent job but we'll miss him.
I hope he spends his time off signing a longer contract, as it would be a tragedy to lose him to the Dark Side.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:21 PM

Is Danny Brough worth a shout?

Good player but he seems to have really distrupted the Giants, and has already played for Scotland.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE (hindle xiii @ Jul 6 2010, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is Danny Brough worth a shout?

Good player but he seems to have really distrupted the Giants, and has already played for Scotland.

No, he's awful - good boot on him, that is all.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (giwildgo @ Jul 6 2010, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, he's awful - good boot on him, that is all.

He's down the pecking order, I agree, but with this injury, we're having to look down the pecking order.

If he was fit and in good form I think Horne would still have a lot to offer. Even if he did play for Scotland too.

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#7 giwildgo

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (hindle xiii @ Jul 6 2010, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's down the pecking order, I agree, but with this injury, we're having to look down the pecking order.

If he was fit and in good form I think Horne would still have a lot to offer. Even if he did play for Scotland too.

We might as well give up when we start scraping the barrel so far. sad.gif

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:20 PM

Gutted....

As bewareshadows says it still surprises me that we are 3rd given a horrific season for injuries but the young lads have stood up to the job & I am sure they will again.

Its like emergency ward 10 down KR.....think I shall go offer my services wink.gif ohmy.gif ph34r.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:59 AM

QUOTE (giwildgo @ Jul 6 2010, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
good boot on him, that is all.

He hasn't even had that this season, in the games i've seen him play in his kicking has been pretty average with the exception of a few good short kicks near the try line.

Brough is nowhere near good enough for Internationals. He has a bad attitude on the field, causes disruption in the squad off it, and is nothing special in the skills department. There are at least half a dozen other established players i'd pick ahead of Brough and a similar number of promising youngsters.

#10 Dave T

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:17 AM

Providing everybody remains fit and on form, then you would expect that the main players for the half positions would be Tomkins (at 6 or 7), with McGuire, Myler or Brown taking the other spot.

Then you have Pryce.

Either way, we don't need to go as low as Brough and Horne IMHO.

Whoever does well in the playoffs has the real advantage.

Edited by Dave T, 07 July 2010 - 09:19 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:09 AM

QUOTE (Dave T @ Jul 7 2010, 10:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Providing everybody remains fit and on form, then you would expect that the main players for the half positions would be Tomkins (at 6 or 7), with McGuire, Myler or Brown taking the other spot.

Then you have Pryce.

Either way, we don't need to go as low as Brough and Horne IMHO.

Whoever does well in the playoffs has the real advantage.


I think McNamara will probably go with Tomkins at 6 and Myler at 7.

As backup McGuire and also Widdop can cover 6 too along with Sinfield so there are options.

Brown and Pryce would be wildcards, both are not what you would say as top performers on a consistent basis.



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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (saintsbird @ Jul 6 2010, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gutted....

As bewareshadows says it still surprises me that we are 3rd given a horrific season for injuries but the young lads have stood up to the job & I am sure they will again.

Its like emergency ward 10 down KR.....think I shall go offer my services wink.gif ohmy.gif ph34r.gif biggrin.gif


Surely some mistake, according to Eddie and Stevo, Leeds are the only side to have had injuries this season, everyone else is fully fit.

#13 Dave T

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jul 7 2010, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think McNamara will probably go with Tomkins at 6 and Myler at 7.

As backup McGuire and also Widdop can cover 6 too along with Sinfield so there are options.

Brown and Pryce would be wildcards, both are not what you would say as top performers on a consistent basis.
Can't Brown cover centre as well? Maybe that will get him in the squad.

I think we should stop being worried about putting players in. As we saw last year, Tomkins and Eastmond did a great job, and I'm sure there are a few others out there that would do well given half a chance.

I'm not Brown's biggest fan, but I wouldn't be as upset now if he got in as I would have been 12m ago.


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:20 AM

i'd rather take pryce as utility than brown

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jul 7 2010, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think McNamara will probably go with Tomkins at 6 and Myler at 7.

As backup McGuire and also Widdop can cover 6 too along with Sinfield so there are options.

Brown and Pryce would be wildcards, both are not what you would say as top performers on a consistent basis.

Has Widdop ever played in the halfs first grade or 2nd?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE (roughyedspud @ Jul 7 2010, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i'd rather take pryce as utility than brown
I probably would myself, was just stating that if it did come to Brown being there, I would be hopeful that he could do a good job.


#17 Wendall

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:52 PM

Eastmond injury isn't as bad as first feared..... biggrin.gif

ST HELENS hope their England scrum-half Kyle Eastmond will be fit for the closing stages of the season.

Eastmond, 20, is out for four to six weeks after aggravating an ankle injury in the defeat at Leeds on Saturday that had kept him out for the previous month.

http://www.express.c...n-Kyle-Eastmond



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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:54 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jul 7 2010, 02:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eastmond injury isn't as bad as first feared..... biggrin.gif

ST HELENS hope their England scrum-half Kyle Eastmond will be fit for the closing stages of the season.

Eastmond, 20, is out for four to six weeks after aggravating an ankle injury in the defeat at Leeds on Saturday that had kept him out for the previous month.

http://www.express.c...n-Kyle-Eastmond


Phew!! I do think it would have been a huge blow to the National squad to lose Eastmond. Hope he is fit enough to play in the Gillette 4 Nations this year, even if it's as an interchange.

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#19 Wendall

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Jul 7 2010, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Phew!! I do think it would have been a huge blow to the National squad to lose Eastmond. Hope he is fit enough to play in the Gillette 4 Nations this year, even if it's as an interchange.


He could be fair fresh actually if they are talking six weeks thats end of August. Saints should have him back just before the play offs and then he would barring another injury which he seems to get quite a lot of.



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Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jul 7 2010, 04:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He could be fair fresh actually if they are talking six weeks thats end of August. Saints should have him back just before the play offs and then he would barring another injury which he seems to get quite a lot of.


That's what I was worried about; another injury, if he doesn't rest up enough.
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