Hunslet like Swinton have lost their independance and simply are just a dumping ground for Leeds and Warrington players who either are not good enough for SL or coming back from injury. And is this really helping Swinton and Hunslet, with nobody really knowing if which players they will have from one week to the next. It cant be good for team spirit with players simply being dropped for Bridge, Moore, Achurch etc for no real reason. And maybe a good young lad released at the end of the season by his SL club thinks I wont join Hunslet or Swinton as they just drop their own players so a Leeds/Warrington lad gets a run out. Swinton and Hunslet are still down the bottom even with all the Leeds and Warrington players they have. The original purpose was to offer young Brits the chance to play at a higher standard than the old academy. Instead the BS given out by SL clubs and the RFL is now clear. Championship clubs are slowly being used as a dumping ground. Personally I hope Swinton and Hunslet are relegated as they for me have both made a real joke of the DR system way more than others. Others like Workington for example are doing it properly and using just one or two Young players and not taking Widnes first teamers even though they have been offered
Good post LRL.
Acurch is borderline DR - he was brought over, hasn't come up to scratch, debatable whether he makes the Rhinos 17, so he needs another outlet to develop.
Hello Leeds Reserve team set-up.
Oh no we've ditched it to save some money. So he'll have to go to another team who are clutching at straws for a leg-up the table. Or maybe they are told to take the player.
How does Achurch tie up with the Championship number of overseas players quota, nevermind the salary cap, which 4 weeks into the season has been rendered obsolete.