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01/03/13 - St Helens v Leeds Rhinos - KO 8pm (Sky Sports)


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Poll: Who will win? (19 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. St Helens (10 votes [52.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.63%

  2. Leeds Rhinos (8 votes [42.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.11%

  3. Draw (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

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#61 chuffer

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

Shame that young widnes lad mark percival ended up at saints......another one that slipped through the net

#62 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

Percival is a great prospect.
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#63 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

Stevo is gonna buy Mark Percival a Tissot.

Edited by hindle xiii, 01 March 2013 - 09:43 PM.

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#64 back to the future

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

Eddie said saints are missing 4/5 regulars who are they?

#65 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:44 PM

3 tries apeice! Ha. Swing low...

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#66 RSN

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:45 PM

Eddie said saints are missing 4/5 regulars who are they?


Players who arnt playing for Saints I can see are:

Makinson, Gaskell, Flanagan, Perry, Wellens and Hohaia.

#67 chuffer

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

Players who arnt playing for Saints I can see are:

Makinson, Gaskell, Flanagan, Perry, Wellens and Hohaia.


I'd only miss makinson and gaskell from that list

#68 giwildgo

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

The only question mark about Percival was whether he was too small for SL, he was electric at academy level and I guess he's proved any doubters wrong today. Just hope that Saints conditioners don't ruin him with too much weight training too young like they have with Jones, Maggenis, Wheeler, etc. Great centre play is more about vision, footwork, finesse and quickness rather than just size - we've lost sight of that over the years with second rowers masquerading as centres.

#69 Johnoco

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

Doing well on Stevo bingo here! Terra firma ticked!

Hope you got the 'for any youngsters watching'....

#70 chuffer

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:50 PM

With lomax, makinson, soliola, percival, gaskell saints backs look pretty decent......if only brown would pick them all at the same time

#71 back to the future

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:53 PM

I'd only miss makinson and gaskell from that list

two prospects but of the other 3 missing,wellens is passed it,Perry and Hohihia must be up there as the worst overseas signings in SL history

#72 giwildgo

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

With lomax, makinson, soliola, percival, gaskell saints backs look pretty decent......if only brown would pick them all at the same time

Need to put Wellens out to pasture, release the dud Hohaia and drop the useless Turner, then build for the future. They are a scrum half short, as I still think Lomax is a full back in the Tomkins mold.

#73 MrFussy

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:55 PM

Ah well, not too disheartened with that. 3 tries apiece is respectable even though Leeds' dominance for the majority of the game can't be overlooked.

Percival has put a big smile on my face with that performance. Hopefully Wheeler will recover quickly, it really is such a pity that this keeps happening :(

I wish Eddie would stop talking about our comeback ability. I can't remember an exciting comeback since Castleford in late 2010. I also hope that McManus is actively looking for a half back as our kicking game and organisation need to improve if we're going to compete for trophies again.

Anyway, well done Leeds on a deserved win.

Edited by MrFussy, 01 March 2013 - 10:12 PM.


#74 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

It was the first game this season proper that actually had a whiff of a friendly about it.

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#75 chuffer

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:58 PM

Need to put Wellens out to pasture, release the dud Hohaia and drop the useless Turner, then build for the future. They are a scrum half short, as I still think Lomax is a full back in the Tomkins mold.


Totally agree.....lomax looks good at full back......no need for wilkin at SH.....gaskell is decent at SO (who played SO tonight btw????)

#76 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:00 PM

Totally agree.....lomax looks good at full back......no need for wilkin at SH.....gaskell is decent at SO (who played SO tonight btw????)

Wheeler initially I think.

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#77 giwildgo

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

It was the first game this season proper that actually had a whiff of a friendly about it.

I had the same impression with the strange decisions of Sinfield taking the two twice early on when they had Saints on the rack. Thought the intensity improved as the game went on, but Percival, Puletua and Lomax aside, Saints looked pretty clueless in attack. Still far too reliant on Roby scoots with teams dulling its affect by collapsing the interior defence to swallow him up and prevent a second phase. He still gets plenty cheap yards, but fewer breaks and half breaks as a consequence.

#78 Saintslass

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:34 PM

Don't you love an optimist

You see. I know my team. Except that Leeds didn't aim for Meli very much.

#79 Saintslass

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:36 PM

Need to put Wellens out to pasture, release the dud Hohaia and drop the useless Turner, then build for the future. They are a scrum half short, as I still think Lomax is a full back in the Tomkins mold.

Hohaia is a very good fullback. He's just naff in the halves.

We will not work with Lomax and Gaskell in the halves but we need to, until either they develop or we find another halfback from somewhere. No good looking for quick fixes as with young players there aren't any.

#80 back to the future

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

Hohaia is a very good fullback. He's just naff in the halves.



Sorry but Hohaia is NOT very good at anything,certainly not a valued overseas quota spot and not for 4 years