Can anyone comment on the news that Dewsbury's Tom Lillycrop is one of a number of players that NRL clubs are chasing. Maybe the news is wrong as the article also says that Dewsbury is a Super League club!!
My query is would he be good enough for NRL (the Burgess brothers are). Is he worth a punt?
The others named are Dom Crosby (Wigan) and Colton Roche (Sheffield) and Sam Tomkins (Wigan). The last is an obvious target as 2012 man of Steel.
i don't know anything about this particular case but Aussie coaching connections have been quoted as saying that they may well take a punt with a number of English players. Given the massive level of sponsorship presently in their game combined with a very favourable exchange rate it was said that they could offer a young player a £25K p.a. plus accomodation contract which would be very attractive to many of them, but relative peanuts to the clubs. Although most would not make the grade one or two might, which would be a major result for the individual clubs involved. Those players who didn't make the cut would still have had one or two years living in an attractive environement and learning in the best RL culture in the world.