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Andy Powell - back to RU?


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#41 Middleton Bull

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:24 PM

I don't think he should be criticised if he goes - at least he had the guts to give it a go.  If he stays then I hope he gets to grips with the increased demands and develops into a decent player.



#42 Wolford6

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

 He certainly wouldn't look out of place in that awful Welsh RLWC squad.

 

1. He's just had a neck operation.

 

2. There's nothing wrong with the front five Welsh forwards. It's the halfbacks that were abysmal in the World Cup.


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#43 foozler

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:47 PM

Think Wigan fly out to Florida today don't they? Guess we'll know if he's on the flight or not.

 

Did he make the flight?



#44 7723

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:14 AM

No he didn't.



#45 foozler

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:26 PM

http://www.totalrl.c...ted-coach-year/

 

Seems like Powell is indeed on his way from Wigan, but yet to be confirmed that he is leaving RL. Interestingly I have seen nothing mentioned in the RU journals about his imminent return to RU. Watch this space I guess.



#46 John Rhino

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:11 PM

Which ever way you see it he shouldn't have been thrown straight to the top side right away and should have had many games at reserve grade to get his gaming and fitness right. The same would have happen to a superleague forward in rugby union without spending time in the lower grade. He certainly wouldn't look out of place in that awful Welsh RLWC squad.


Do Rugby forwards actually go to union in the UK?

Our backs seem to go straight into the national side.

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#47 Futtocks

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:45 AM

Do Rugby forwards actually go to union in the UK?

Our backs seem to go straight into the national side.

Andy Farrell, although he went from forward in Rugby League to back in Rugby Union, so maybe that doesn't quite count.


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#48 zorquif

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

I think most forwards in RL would go into the backs at RU. SBW for example. Oh, Brad Thorn went to RU as a forward, didn't he?



#49 marklaspalmas

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:34 AM

Perhaps Im being a tad harsh on AP but there really is no place for highly paid players from outside the sport towards the end of their careers spending 12, 18, 24 months "learning" how to be a half decent squad player.

 

30 years ago clubs did it with aging welsh internationals for the column inches and brief crowd blips (Terry Holmes, etc etc ).

 

Nowadays, why?


 

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