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Who has been the most exciting debutant so far in Super League this season?


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#1 John Drake

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

League Express Poll: Who has been the most exciting debutant so far in Super League this season?

Greg Burke (Wigan Warriors)
Morgan Escaré (Catalan Dragons)
Theo Fages (Salford City Reds)
Jobe Murphy (Bradford)
Mark Percival (St Helens)
Alex Walmsley (St Helens)

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#2 hindle xiii

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:31 AM

Alex Walmsley. This seasons' Chris Hill, in my opinion, and I don't think I'm the only one.

 

With my Bulls hat on, I think Jobe Murphy has been relatively poor even considering he's a debutant and played around 3 times. But not everyone can start with a bang. I'd maybe even consider putting Alex Brown in the poll ahead of Murphy.


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#3 burke

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

None of the above.

 

It has to be Chris Anakin



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

With my Bulls hat on, I think Jobe Murphy has been relatively poor even considering he's a debutant and played around 3 times. But not everyone can start with a bang. I'd maybe even consider putting Alex Brown in the poll ahead of Murphy.

 

To my shame I couldn't pick him out of a line up, which makes me think they were perhaps struggling for enough genuinely exciting debutants to fill the poll with.


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#5 Saintslass

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

Alex Walmsley for me and even though that may appear biased, it actually isn't.  This guy is only 18 months or so on from playing in the amateur game so his presence, and his consistency, at this level is astounding.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

Two French lads in there. Encouraging.

Pelissier was first ever nomination for young player of the year in 2012 I think.

Bousquet played just once in 2012 & this season comprised with suspension & injury. For me has the potential to go right to the top.
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#7 Emosi Koloto

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:26 AM

Good poll.

 

I think it has to be Alex Walmsley, but Morgan Escare' looks an exciting talent and Greg Burke plays with great maturity.


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#8 RSN

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

I'd say Walmsley aswell he's been outstanding.

#9 OMEGA

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

I'd say anyone who's watched Chris Annakin would say he should be top of that list or near it!



#10 hindle xiii

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

Has he not played first team before this year?


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#11 OMEGA

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

Has he not played first team before this year?

 

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#12 hindle xiii

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

No,

Fairdoosies, I just remember seeing his name around a lot last season. Coolbeans. Be glad to see him on telly in a few weeks.


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#13 EastLondonMike

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

Only seen Walmsley play once, and have to admit to being impressed. Certainly a big human being.. Percival at Saints also deserves a mention.


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#14 Futtocks

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

Not seen a lot of Walmsley, but his mentions on the radio commentary are usually very positive, apart from the fit of his kit.

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#15 Red Willow

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

Fages has had a great debut in a side that has struggled and has been partnered with another youngster in Sneyd for part of the season.

 

It is easier to make an impact in a well drilled side, but this young 18 year old has been assaulted (at Catalan) and still came back for more. He has carried the team for long periods. A lot of pressure for such a kid.

 

Salford have a few that could have been mentioned. Niall Evalds played well on Saturday as well.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

Well, there are some good uns there. The one I have seen most of is Burke, and he really has something about him - he has come into the team and been completely at ease from the word go. He'll go far. Impossible for me to compare him against others I have only had glimpses of, but if they are better then they must have some talent.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:35 PM

From the choice above, Escaré looks like an exciting runner (although relatively slight and small), Percival a composed and mature all-rounder and Walmsley a George Burgess-like "tearaway" as Greg "Brandy" Alexander would describe the latter.

I have seen little or nothing of the others.

#18 petero

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

Walmsley by a mile, he is very impressive.

Although not having even seen Annikin I cannot make any comparison with him at all, in fact I would, embarrasingly, also have to ask; who does he play for?



#19 Just Browny

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:26 AM

Gotta be Walmsley, he's come from absolutely nowhere.

Seriously though, we have lots of big forwards in SL, but we're a bit light on exciting backs who can step off either side and embarrass a fullback. Each time I've seen Escaré he's been class.

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#20 hindle xiii

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:03 AM

Walmsley by a mile, he is very impressive.

Although not having even seen Annikin I cannot make any comparison with him at all, in fact I would, embarrasingly, also have to ask; who does he play for?

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