to be honest i havent seen in any of towns games when the dual reg players have stood out above the standard of the championship players. certainly none of the widnes lads have for town, paul wood and mccarthy certainly never. but lee briers could certainly control and win the game on his own on thursday.
your correct Wonky - sometimes DR can work against you - they dont train with the team all week and then are expected to play at SL level. Look at what Worky have had this year off widnes - 3 academy players just coming out of the under20's comp and one playing in a foreign postion and the two other coming back from serious injury and then Davies , again who is a bit part player and Kavanagh who spent 3years in the championship before Widnes came up. You really wouldnt expect them to stand out against seasoned pros. That's why I personally feel for both the parent club and the accepting club a one year loan deal where they train together and are part of the team is a much better way of getting the best out of the player , which only benefits the team.
hence why when everyone talks about Swinton they must realise that they took 19/20 year old lads which wern't given full time contracts at Warrington and gave 6 of them 12month contracts. I have no problem with this BUT seasoned pro's just getting game time after injury above regular Swinton players is wrong and add to that the even more amusing situation where Swinton have then loaned players back tp Warrington & London Bronocs makes a farce of the rules.
However I will say this, Warrington were against the situation and have spent a lot of time and money over the last three/four years developing young lads and these boys are the cream of the crop , even those that wern't given full time contracts . So I commend them for looking after them and I can also see why Swinton would take them, they cost buttons and given time will be playing some suberb rugby for the swinton fans to see.
Edited by wonderofwood, 01 May 2013 - 05:26 PM.