As I see it, the problem with our DR 'candidates' is no different to anyone else's.
The coach selecting the team has no crystal ball to tell him whether he will get 100% from a particular player on match day or whether said player will adopt a Big Time Charlie attitude and simply go through the motions.
Given a couple of matches it then becomes transparent.
Ask yourself a question - if you were a second row on the verge of being selected for a Super League side, would you go hammer and tongs for a side you are basically guesting for and risk injury that might rule you out of a big breakthrough at the highest level ? Food for thought...
Does five tries in 2 first team games alter a player's mindset? Honest answer - more than likely !
Put yourself in the coaches shoes - Hull offer you their young prop Wilson for next week. Do you select him ?
Come on, Mark Aston's not daft, listen when he talks about DR... Ask another question -how do the Eagles attract, and then keep, players of the quality of Togagae, Yere and Taulapapa ? How is it done ? Could the Knights do it ?
I'd worry less about DR and start chasing one or two players who may well commit to the cause - a certain young back row forward comes to mind, who is currently playing very well just down the road..
Edited by andyacko, 21 May 2013 - 12:08 PM.