Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:25 PM
The England first choice RLWC2013 17/whos in contention is quite obvious.
Tomkins - best attacking threat by a long shot, best two full backs in the nrl were playing in the grand final, I'm guessing neither made errors in that game?
Charnley/Briscoe - Either or really, Briscoe probably more potential whilst Charnley more consistent.
Watkins/Atkins/Ratchford - Its there for the taking next year, whoever has the best season will take it.
Reed - I'd pick him as he will be very consistent, nothing special but won't miss many tackles and had decent partnership with hall last year.
Hall - Proven against Aussies to be good enough.
Widdop - Proven good enough at the NRL grand final, then again according to Mcbanana chase would be better somehow.
Brough - Kicking and Organisation and has abit of an attacking threat, best option out of poor bunch.
Luke Burgess - I've watched him play about 5 or 6 times but everytime he's looked arguably the best forward on the pitch, even when sam was playing, another season in the NRL will only help him.
Roby - Best hooker IMO.
Graham - Obvious choice, will add bite to the pack.
Westwood - obvious also
Sam Burgess - Obvious
Gareth Ellis - I think he's good enough ball in hand and defencivley to muscle up as a good defencive 13 and a ball handling one.
Burrow - Something different if it goes wrong.
Crabtree - Adds much size and the Aussies had problems last time. Could change the game.
Hock - Obvious and could have huge impact coming off bench.
Hill/Mossop/Patrick ect - Its up for grabs, next seasons form should decide.
This years tournament is irrelevant, give dixon and broughton a game see how they go. We won't find any answers to our questions.