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#21 Viking Warrior

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

I don't agree with it full stop Viking. But if its going to happen which it is then yes you are spot on this is how it should be used.


exactly, youngsters with potential need a higher standard than the academies to develop them further, i can see tom gilmore, adam lawton and grant gore going up to cumbria as well, all potentially stars of the future..............
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#22 Derwent

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

Wood has also been named in the Warrington squad so who knows where he's playing ? Seems bizarre to name him in both squads.

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#23 Derwent

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

exactly, youngsters with potential need a higher standard than the academies to develop them further, i can see tom gilmore, adam lawton and grant gore going up to cumbria as well, all potentially stars of the future..............


None of those have been offered to us this week, Widnes have made Hulme, Ben Davies and Ben Kavanagh available if we want them.

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#24 Viking Warrior

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

hopefull the partnerships will also work in reverse, i like the look of brett phillips at workington, very good prospect.
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#25 Keith T

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

It should be interesting seeing Wood and McCarthy up against Dowes, Thackray and Lupton for Town (all Town players). We have one DR player from Widnes playing - Declan Hulme - at present time from the 3 players offered.

The thing about the Wood and McCarthy listed in the Swinton squad is that there is at least another 5 Warrington players named in their 19 man squad, so it will be interesting to see which 5 dual reg and/or loan players they play. They can't play them all.

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#26 eclecticsheep

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

Pity about the regulars signed by the Lions pre season who will miss out on winning pay you might have well have signed all the a teams in NL1 at least that would have given more games in the season!
This arrangement just doesn`t seem fair!

#27 Derwent

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Pity about the regulars signed by the Lions pre season who will miss out on winning pay you might have well have signed all the a teams in NL1 at least that would have given more games in the season!
This arrangement just doesn`t seem fair!


Swinton are reliant on DR players as they have only signed 17 of their own. One injury and they could not put out a team without DR.

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#28 duffymoon

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

You can't blame Swinton! Just playing the rules.The RFL have not thought this through,the agreement should have been restricted to players with limited first team experience.


#29 eclecticsheep

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

I can just picture the scene now...Opposition running away with game, Swinton got say 4 dual reg in side...regular Lions players heads down, let the supa dupa league wealthies do the work...I just cannot see this daft idea being good for team morale!

#30 duffymoon

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

It should be interesting seeing Wood and McCarthy up against Dowes, Thackray and Lupton for Town (all Town players). We have one DR player from Widnes playing - Declan Hulme - at present time from the 3 players offered.

The thing about the Wood and McCarthy listed in the Swinton squad is that there is at least another 5 Warrington players named in their 19 man squad, so it will be interesting to see which 5 dual reg and/or loan players they play. They can't play them all.

Veteran Warrington prop Paul Wood will line up for Swinton against Workington at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday 3pm.
He's joined by Super League team-mates Tyrone McCarthy and JamesLaithwaite as three dual registration players in the Lions 19-man squad for the opening game in the Championship.
It will be Wood’s first competitive game after surgery on an injury he got in Warrington’s Grand Final defeat to Leeds Rhinos in October.
He returned to action in Warrington's friendly against Widnes on Boxing Day.
Loose forward McCarthy, 25, has spent three seasons with the Wolves which has included spells with Wakefield and Leigh.
Back-rower Laithwaite, 21, came through the Warrington academy and spent most of last season on dual registration at Leigh.
The squad includes nine new signings and seven players returning from last season.

Swinton’s 19-man squad to face Workington (with squad numbers).
1 Richie Hawkyard
2 Andy Ballard
3 Martin Ainscough
7 Ian Watson
8 David Mills
9 Mark Smith
10 Neil Holland
12 Darren Hawkyard
13 Josh Barlow
14 Liam Hulme
17 Ryan Shaw
18 Jack Morrison
19 James Mendieka
20 Danny Bridge
21 Glenn Riley
22 Gene Ormsby
Paul Wood
James Laithwaite
Tyrone McCarthy


#31 keighley

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

In my opinion it's totally unfair to the teams who are not in one of these arrangements and have to find all their own players and pay them.

Keighley, for instance, might get relegated and Swinton spared because Swinton are playing with half a SL team most of the time, whereas, otherwise, they would be favourites for the drop. The same goes for York and Hunslet. It's not a level playig field.

Edited by keighley, 01 February 2013 - 06:24 PM.


#32 duffymoon

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

This would suggest that Swinton are only Infact fielding 3 DRs and that the remainder of Wire players are all signed on permanent deals.

#33 eclecticsheep

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

This "new" arrangement will end in tears!
And it will not be Superleague or the RFL who sheds them!

#34 Dave T

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

In my opinion it's totally unfair to the teams who are not in one of these arrangements and have to find all their own players and pay them.

Keighley, for instance, might get relegated and Swinton spared because Swinton are playing with half a SL team most of the time, whereas, otherwise, they would be favourites for the drop. The same goes for York and Hunslet. It's not a level playig field.

will the salary cap help to control this?

#35 Keith T

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

The six Warrington players all signed "apparently" as DR players earlier in the close season now appear to all be fully registered Swinton players now allowing them to bring in other players as DR players.

There can only be one reason for this and that is a deliberate ploy to get round the system. No doubt come the end of the season the six players will all go back to being Warrington players again.

The DR system is now in disarray in many fans opinions and needs sorting if it is to mean anything.

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#36 scrumhalf

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

personally I think wire have dropped a bollack allowing wood to play for swinton :D

#37 Derwent

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Warrington Guardian reports that Wood has been named in both Warrington & Swinton squads for this weekend......

http://www.warringto...ames_on_Sunday/

If that's the case then the rules must have changed again, because last season if a player was named in a SL squad he could not play for the DR team even if he didn't play in the SL game.

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#38 Les Tonks Sidestep

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

will the salary cap help to control this?


Not as much as it should. A SL player being paid £60-100k pa can play in all 26 league games for a CC side and only count as £26k on the cap.

#39 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

So six Warrington players have been given Swinton squad numbers. What's going on? Is this how the system was intended to be? Swinton can now field 11 Wariington players, not the limit of five as intended.
It appears to me that neither club has any respect for the integrity of the Championship.

Edited by Terry Mullaney, 01 February 2013 - 07:15 PM.

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#40 eclecticsheep

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

Damn Right Terry!




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