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ESL V NRL - English selection trial


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#1 jim_57

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:49 AM

With all the recent movement of English players to the NRL it gave me a thought of a potential selection trial for England. Super League based players Vs NRL based players. Obviously there aren't enough numbers yet to make a full NRL based team so any gaps could be filled with Super League based players under the age of 21.

Here's the potential teams for 2014:

Super League XVII
1 Z Hardacre
2 R Hall
3 K Watkins
4 L Cudjoe
5 J Charnley
6 K Sinfield
7 D Brough
8 E Crabtree
9 J Roby
10 B Westwood
11 G Ellis
12 L Farrell
13 S O'Loughlin
14 J Lomax
15 R Bailey
16 A Morley
17 J Jones-Buchanan
18 D Houghton

NRL XVII
1 S Tomkins (Rumoured)
2 T Briscoe (Rumoured)
3 J Reed
4 J Jones (U21)
5 M Russell
6 G Widdop
7 R Chase (Rumoured)
8 J Graham
9 D Clark (U21)
10 L Mossop
11 G Hock
12 M Cooper
13 S Burgess
14 S Moore
15 G Burgess
16 L Burgess
17 J Bateman (U21)
18 D Addy (U21)

Would be a fairly even matchup IMO and gives more English players a good buyout compared to the current Exiles concept.

Thoughts?

#2 BBR

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:22 AM

Interesting idea but would it be wise to potentially injure your team mates before the big tournament

#3 MrPosh

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:35 AM

May be difficult logistically, but nice idea.

Also, and much more generally, we do need to be careful about a them and us divide with the Australian based players.

Briscoe is confirmation with Cronulla, isn't he?
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#4 roughyedspud

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:47 AM

a few months ago i came up with the idea of having a 'England exiles' team based in the NRL having some 'Team england' training camps/get togethers during the NRL season....as well as the possibility of the England Exiles team playing games against the likes of PNG,fiji etc....

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#5 RoytonRoughyed

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

You missed Chris Heighinton out

#6 statties

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

a few months ago i came up with the idea of having a 'England exiles' team based in the NRL having some 'Team england' training camps/get togethers during the NRL season....as well as the possibility of the England Exiles team playing games against the likes of PNG,fiji etc....

 

firstly, the NRL clubs will not be pleased with risking players for an Eng v Eng match.

 

I do like your idea R'spud of an England exiles team playing against an islander nation over next years southern "representative weekend".

 

In fact i think it is great!



#7 leagueworld

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:04 AM

With the potential development of the 'rep weekend' here in Australia - eg. Anzac Test/City V Country, Tonga V Samoa there is no reason you could not have a England Exiles V PNG or someone else in the region. Even V Lebanon in Sydney (which would pull a crowd)

 

Would be great opportunity to bring together the English players in Australia (draw some others that are eligible as well out) plus have a good game V PNG. Win/Win.



#8 roughyedspud

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:39 AM

and theres enough ex-pats in sydney to draw a decent attendance....its defo something the RFL should look at...which means we won't :lol:

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#9 Pottsy

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

Why not just call it 'England' bolster the side with some UK-based players and take on PNG?

It'd be a welcome addition to the rep weekend

#10 roughyedspud

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:16 PM

ww might have to call it the full england team anyway and make it a official test to ensure the NRL clubs release the players...they have too under RLIF LAW..

and i don't think we need to bolster it with uk players as theres enough englishman un the aussie game,or will be next year,to put together a 20man squad...

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#11 Pottsy

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:59 AM

ww might have to call it the full england team anyway and make it a official test to ensure the NRL clubs release the players...they have too under RLIF LAW..

and i don't think we need to bolster it with uk players as theres enough englishman un the aussie game,or will be next year,to put together a 20man squad...


So they should all be picked by default? What happens if there are injuries? Do we start scouring NSW Group 18 for English backpackers?

#12 roughyedspud

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

yep pick them all...

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#13 nec

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:46 AM

Why not just call it 'England' bolster the side with some UK-based players and take on PNG?

It'd be a welcome addition to the rep weekend

Thank you. Stop making up rep sides and play intermationals
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

#14 Pottsy

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

Thank you. Stop making up rep sides and play intermationals


Thank you. Not sure why we're always trying to reinvent the wheel!