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Poll: Pick your own England team


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Poll: Pick your own England team (93 member(s) have cast votes)

Who would you pick at full-back?

  1. Sam Tomkins (New Zealand Warriors) (60 votes [64.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.52%

  2. Zak Hardaker (Leeds Rhinos) (28 votes [30.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.11%

  3. Jonny Lomax (St Helens) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Jamie Shaul (Hull FC) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Matty Russell (Warrington Wolves) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  6. Jordan Tansey (Castleford Tigers) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  7. Scott Grix (Huddersfield Giants) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Ben Cockayne (Hull KR) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  9. Richie Mathers (Wakefield Wildcats) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Someone else (please specify below) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Which wingers would you pick? (select two)

  1. Jack Owens (Widnes Vikings) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  2. Kirk Dixon (Castleford Tigers) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  3. Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) (4 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  4. Jodie Broughton (Huddersfield Giants) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  5. Jason Crookes (Hull FC) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Paddy Flynn (Widnes Vikings) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Ade Gardner (Hull KR/St Helens) (2 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  8. Ben Cockayne (Hull KR) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) (87 votes [46.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.77%

  10. Tom Briscoe (Leeds Rhinos) (18 votes [9.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  11. Ben Jones-Bishop (Leeds Rhinos) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  12. Kieran Dixon (London Broncos) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Greg Johnson (Salford Red Devils) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  14. Tom Makinson (St Helens) (19 votes [10.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.22%

  15. Adam Swift (St Helens) (2 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  16. Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) (17 votes [9.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.14%

  17. Gene Ormsby (Warrington Wolves) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  18. Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) (30 votes [16.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.13%

  19. Someone else (please specify below) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

Which centres would you pick? (select two)

  1. Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers) (32 votes [17.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.11%

  2. Leon Pryce (Catalan Dragons) (2 votes [1.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  3. Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield Giants) (13 votes [6.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.95%

  4. Joe Wardle (Huddersfield Giants) (5 votes [2.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.67%

  5. Ben Crooks (Hull FC) (1 votes [0.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  6. Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Kris Welham (Hull KR) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) (72 votes [38.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.50%

  9. Mason Caton-Brown (London Broncos) (2 votes [1.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  10. Martin Gleeson (Salford Red Devils) (2 votes [1.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  11. Jordan Turner (St Helens) (1 votes [0.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  12. Josh Jones (St Helens) (1 votes [0.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  13. Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) (2 votes [1.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  14. Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves) (2 votes [1.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  15. Stefan Marsh (Widnes Vikings) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Dan Sarginson (Wigan Warriors) (4 votes [2.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  17. Iain Thornley (Wigan Warriors) (1 votes [0.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  18. Jack Reed (Brisbane Broncos) (28 votes [14.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.97%

  19. Zak Hardaker (LeedsRhinos) (18 votes [9.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.63%

  20. Someone else (please specify below) (1 votes [0.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

Who would you pick at stand-off?

  1. Lee Gaskell (Bradford Bulls) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Leon Pryce (Catalan Dragons) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) (3 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  4. Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) (7 votes [7.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.53%

  5. Richard Horne (Hull FC) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  7. Danny McGuire (Leeds Rhinos) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. James Cunningham (London Broncos) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Gary Wheeler (St Helens) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Paul Sykes (Wakefield Wildcats) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  11. Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) (3 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  12. Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings) (4 votes [4.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.30%

  13. Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Gareth Widdop (St George-Illawarra Dragons) (69 votes [74.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 74.19%

  15. Rangi Chase (Salford Red Devils) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Sam Tomkins (New Zealand Warriors) (4 votes [4.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.30%

  17. Someone else (please specify below) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

Who would you pick at scrum-half?

  1. Luke Gale (Bradford Bulls) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  2. Liam Finn (Castleford Tigers) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Luke Robinson (Huddersfield Giants) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  4. Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos) (6 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  5. Richard Myler (Warrington Wolves) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  6. Joe Mellor (Widnes Vikings) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  7. Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) (28 votes [30.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.11%

  8. Trent Hodkinson (Canterbury Bulldogs) (8 votes [8.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.60%

  9. Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) (33 votes [35.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.48%

  10. Danny McGuire (Leeds Rhinos) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  11. Someone else (please specify below) (10 votes [10.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.75%

Which props would you pick? (select two)

  1. James Graham (Canterbury Bulldogs) (84 votes [45.16%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 45.16%

  2. George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs) (59 votes [31.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.72%

  3. Luke Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs) (3 votes [1.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.61%

  4. Tom Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  5. Adam Sidlow (Bradford Bulls) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  6. Craig Huby (Castleford Tigers) (5 votes [2.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.69%

  7. Andy Lynch (Castleford Tigers) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  8. Eorl Crabtree (Huddersfield Giants) (3 votes [1.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.61%

  9. Garreth Carvell (Hull FC) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Adam Walker (Hull KR) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  11. Jonathan Walker (Hull KR) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  12. Kyle Amor (St Helens) (3 votes [1.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.61%

  13. Alex Walmsley (St Helens) (2 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  14. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (St Helens) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  15. Nick Scruton (Wakefield Wildcats) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  16. Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) (16 votes [8.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.60%

  17. Phil Joseph (Widnes Vikings) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  18. Scott Taylor (Wigan Warriors) (4 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  19. Someone else (please specify below) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Which hooker would you select?

  1. Matt Diskin (Bradford Bulls) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  2. Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers) (25 votes [26.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.88%

  3. Shaun Lunt (Huddersfield Giants) (5 votes [5.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.38%

  4. Danny Houghton (Hull FC) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  5. Josh Hodgson (Hull KR) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  6. Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Scott Moore (London Broncos) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Logan Tomkins (Salford Red Devils/Wigan Warriors) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. James Roby (St Helens) (40 votes [43.01%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.01%

  10. Paul McShane (Wakefield Wildcats) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Micky Higham (Warrington Wolves) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  12. Jon Clarke (Widnes Vikings) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Michael McIlorum (Wigan Warriors) (15 votes [16.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.13%

  14. Someone else (please specify below) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

Who would your second-rowers be? (please select two)

  1. Dale Ferguson (Bradford Bulls) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Oliver Holmes (Castleford Tigers) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  3. Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons) (14 votes [7.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.53%

  4. Brett Ferres (Huddersfield Giants) (53 votes [28.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.49%

  5. Graeme Horne (Hull KR) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Carl Ablett (Leeds Rhinos) (4 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  7. Chris Clarkson (Leeds Rhinos) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Matt Cook (London Broncos) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  9. Gareth Hock (Salford Red Devils) (6 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  10. Jon Wilkin (St Helens) (3 votes [1.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.61%

  11. Larne Patrick (Huddersfield Giants) (3 votes [1.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.61%

  12. Danny Washbrook (Wakefield Wildcats) (1 votes [0.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.54%

  13. Danny Kirmond (Wakefield Wildcats) (9 votes [4.84%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

  14. Ben Westwood (Warrington Wolves) (32 votes [17.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.20%

  15. Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. John Bateman (Wigan Warriors) (32 votes [17.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.20%

  17. Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors) (14 votes [7.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.53%

  18. Lee Mossop (Parramatta Eels) (8 votes [4.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.30%

  19. Mike Cooper (St George-Illawarra Dragons) (3 votes [1.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.61%

  20. Someone else (please specify below) (2 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

Who would you pick at loose forward?

  1. James Donaldson (Bradford Bulls) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Chris Bailey (Huddersfield Giants) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Joe Westerman (Hull FC) (6 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  4. Jamie Langley (Hull KR) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) (13 votes [13.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.98%

  6. Stevie Ward (Leeds Rhinos) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Alex Foster (London Broncos) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Danny Washbrook (Wakefield Wildcats) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  9. Simon Grix (Warrington Wolves) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Ben Harrison (Warrington Wolves) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  11. Sean O'Loughlin (Wigan Warriors) (66 votes [70.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 70.97%

  12. Larne Patrick (Huddersfield Giants) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (St Helens) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  14. Chris Clarkson (Leeds Rhinos) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  15. Jon Wilkin (St Helens) (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  16. Someone else (please specify below) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Finally, if it was up to you, who would be England coach?

  1. Steve McNamara (Sydney Roosters assistant) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  2. Brian McDermott (Leeds Rhinos) (12 votes [12.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  3. Shaun Wane (Wigan Warriors) (44 votes [47.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.31%

  4. Iestyn Harris (Salford Red Devils) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Brian Noble (unattached) (3 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  6. Paul Anderson (Huddersfield Giants) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Lee Radford (Hull FC) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  8. Francis Cummins (Bradford Bulls) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  9. Richard Agar (Wakefield Wildcats) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Daryl Powell (Castleford Tigers) (21 votes [22.58%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.58%

  11. Denis Betts (Widnes Vikings) (3 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  12. Ellery Hanley (unattached) (6 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  13. Someone else (please specify below) (1 votes [1.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

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#1 Joe Whitley

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 12:22 PM

Debate has been raging recently on who Steve McNamara should pick for England's Four Nations squad later this year, with several young players making a big case for inclusion after strong starts to the season. We picked a team earlier this month and, in his League Express column this week, so did former GB star Garry Schofield.

 

We realise everyone has their own opinion and very rarely will agreements be reached. Therefore, we have set up a poll that allows you to pick your own team. We're going to leave this live on the site for a week and will reveal the results, which should provide us with the best England team we have available, next Wednesday.

 

Feel free to explain your decisions below, and please be as objective as possible.

 

:: Please note, I have tried my best to include everyone who is both a] playing well enough to be considered in a selection like this and b] eligible for an England call-up.

I have not included Jamie Peacock, Gareth Ellis or Sam Burgess due to international retirement and Burgess' move to rugby union. Please also note I had a 20-player limit on every category and therefore had to leave out some players. Add anyone you feel deserves inclusion below.


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#2 MrPosh

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

That's better.

 

Prop is difficult, though because of the variation of workhorses and barnstormers (very technical terms, there). On form, the best two are Graham and Amor, but I'd have them down as the former - so to create a mix I've gone for Burgess (G), but I'd want all three and probably one more big lad in the 17.


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#3 Mumby Magic

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:30 PM

Zak Hardaker centre


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#4 RSN

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:01 PM

I'd begin a team towards the 2017 RLWC.

Full back I'd go Sam Tomkins. Best full back we have IMO slightly ahead of Hardaker but there isn't much in it. The best part of Tomkins game is getting the ball to his three quarters which I think he is the best in the world at. We should have centres to do damage and with Tomkins being the perfect link between the half backs and them I would choose him ahead of Hardaker.

Wingers I'd go for Ryan Hall and Joe Burgess. Ryan Hall is a definite with his proven record at international level aswell as being on form for Leeds at present. I've gone for Joe Burgess as I think he has the most potential out of any English winger. He always looks for work and makes plenty of metres. His acceleration and pace is absolutely immense and he is a good finisher also. I think he has no real flaws in his game. Briscoe is to inconsistent. Makinson has a huge shout but I just prefer Burgess as he is slightly quicker and taller.

Centres I went for Kallum Watkins and Michael Shenton. Kallum Watkins is the best centre we have there isn't any doubt about that. Shenton deserves his place on merit IMO. Now at Castleford he is flourishing in a side who actually get the ball out to their centres. (Saints do now but when Shenton was there they rarely did due to not having an out and out 7 to give them direction) Percival has the most potential but doesn't have enough games under his belt to warrant a place. In a few years maybe.

Stand off and scrum half I would have Widdop and Sneyd. Both young and will be in their prime come 2017. They both have complete games in passing, kicking, organisation and running. I feel they could run a top side and both are exceptional at putting people through gaps. Smith is another shout but doesn't offer the threat Sneyd does with ball in hand IMO.

Props if we were picking 4 I would go Graham, George Burgess, Hill and Walmsley. I think we would need two forwards who will bust tackles and knock people over. We do not have second rowers the size of Aus and the Kiwis so I would have two props in Burgess and Walmsley. Walmsley has a lot to learn but is only into his second season of professional full time RL. Once he stops making as many errors he's averaging about 1 a game for knock ons and penalties combined he will be one of the best props in the world. Hill and Graham are obvious picks along with G Burgess. If S Burgess returns for 2017 I would put him in second row if Walmsley has developed enough to be a definite at prop or if not I'd start him at prop alongside Graham. Amor and Taylor are good players but I don't think they offer enough punch and impact especially when we have back rowers who do a similar level of graft. Peacock is too slow for international level regardless of his form.

Second rowers if we had 3 (2 starting 1 on the bench) I'd go Westwood, Bateman and Kirmond. Westwood was very good in the world cup. Bateman is just pure class. He will be in the top 3 back rowers in the world come the 2017 world cup. He has everything an RL player needs. Kirmond if playing for a better side would be starting easily. He is an absolute machine and absolutely fearless. The amount of work he gets through and does is ridiculous. He warrants an international place ahead of Ferres IMO who is good but I feel his form has dipped this year.

Hookers are obvious in Roby and Clarke. Roby starting with Clarke to speed it up even further coming off the bench. Both stand out hookers in the competition. Both great in defence and any gap which opens up in the oppositions defence is punished up the middle. I don't think any other Hookers are playing at the level these two are currently.

Loose forward I'd go Sean O Loughlin. Best player in the position IMO. Has everything an RL player needs. Hopefully injuries don't cause him an early retirement as he is one of the best. If he isn't fit for 2017 then the only player who could replace him and do just as good job would be Sam Burgess.

So my team would be:

1. Sam Tomkins (Hardaker)
2. Joe Burgess (Makinson)
3. Kallum Watkins (Mason Caton Brown)
4. Michael Shenton (Jack Reed)
5. Ryan Hall (Tom Briscoe)
6. Gareth Widdop (Kevin Brown)
7. Marc Sneyd (Matty Smith)
8. James Graham (lee Mossop)
9. James Roby (Shaun Lunt)
10. George Burgess (Scott Taylor)
11. Danny Kirmond (Elliot Whitehead)
12. Ben Westwood (Ben Currie)
13. Sean O Loughlin (Stevie Ward)

14. Daryl Clark (Danny Houghton)
15. Chris Hill (Kyle Amor)
16. Alex Walmsley (Craig Huby)
17. John Bateman (Brett Ferres)

Edit: the brackets are the back up options)

Edited by RSN, 28 May 2014 - 05:01 PM.


#5 RSN

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:03 PM

Zak Hardaker centre


Absolutely no.

Hardaker is class but it's either full back or doesn't play. Ask any Leeds fan on this forum. He isn't half the centre he is full back.

#6 walter sobchak

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:14 PM

Doesn't phil Joseph play for Wales?

#7 ELBOWSEYE

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:25 PM

[quote name="MrPosh" post="2936070" timestamp="1401292039"]That's better.

Prop is difficult, though because of the variation of workhorses and barnstormers (very technical terms, there). On form, the best two are Graham and Amor, but I'd have them down as the former - so to create a mix I've gone for Burgess (G), but I'd want all three and probably one more big lad in the 17.[/quote. ...... I
hill is the best prop over here by a mile and is a must in any squad including. Big Sam or any.

Edited by ELBOWSEYE, 28 May 2014 - 06:26 PM.


#8 snapski

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:31 PM

[quote name="ELBOWSEYE" post="2936128" timestamp="1401301520"][quote name="MrPosh" post="2936070" timestamp="1401292039"]That's better.

Prop is difficult, though because of the variation of workhorses and barnstormers (very technical terms, there). On form, the best two are Graham and Amor, but I'd have them down as the former - so to create a mix I've gone for Burgess (G), but I'd want all three and probably one more big lad in the 17.[/quote. ...... I
hill is the best prop over here by a mile and is a must in any squad including. Big Sam or any.[/quote]

Utter balderdash, every team can say they have the best this that and t'other, but Hill by a mile, not having it.

#9 ELBOWSEYE

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:47 PM

ame="ELBOWSEYE" post="2936128" timestamp="1401301520"]
Utter balderdash, every team can say they have the best this that and t'other,l but Hill by a mile, not having it.

you haven't got a clue and have never played the game. (any mistakes on a mobile for first time)

#10 absentee thoughtlord

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:32 PM

Apparently if I want to name someone else as England coach I can specify here. So, here goes...

 

Ellery Hanley

 

 

Now, while I doff my cap to the coaching talents of Shaun Wane in particular, if you need someone to control a disparate group of blokes who knock seven shades out of one another regular season, Ellery is your man. No one, but no one, will argue with him. He was a supreme player, supreme leader, and he remains one of the most instantly recognisable figures in the game to outside parties.



#11 absentee thoughtlord

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:35 PM

ame="ELBOWSEYE" post="2936128" timestamp="1401301520"]

Utter balderdash, every team can say they have the best this that and t'other, but Hill by a mile, not having it.

 

Hill's work ethic is first rate, and maybe in a couple of years?

 

But, yes, I agree, there are others more battle-ready on the international scene.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:20 PM

Apparently if I want to name someone else as England coach I can specify here. So, here goes...
 
Ellery Hanley
 
 
Now, while I doff my cap to the coaching talents of Shaun Wane in particular, if you need someone to control a disparate group of blokes who knock seven shades out of one another regular season, Ellery is your man. No one, but no one, will argue with him. He was a supreme player, supreme leader, and he remains one of the most instantly recognisable figures in the game to outside parties.

It's a complete mystery to me how one of the all time greats and living legends of our game isn't more involved in rugby league, when there's a coaching vacancy in super league he'd be my 1st choice every time.

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 09:47 PM

Doesn't phil Joseph play for Wales?


He got about 5 caps a fair few years ago. Has been cast into the abyss ever since. I've a theory he was found out to be not eligible ala Dave Halley and Chris Morley.

FWIW the list contains countless Celtic nation internationals e.g. Russell, Grix, Patrick

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:33 PM

I'd be willing to try Tomkins at 6, Widdop at 7. Second row is an interesting position now. A few players who could have a shot in there. 



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:44 AM

He got about 5 caps a fair few years ago. Has been cast into the abyss ever since. I've a theory he was found out to be not eligible ala Dave Halley and Chris Morley.

FWIW the list contains countless Celtic nation internationals e.g. Russell, Grix, Patrick

 

You are right, it does contain a lot of players who have represented Celtic nations, but all of them are eligible for an England call-up. Remember Rugby League has relaxed rules surrounding internationals! Look at Soliola, Civoniceva etc. Chances are you wouldn't pick most of them in this team anyway, I just wanted to include everyone who would be available for selection.


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#16 Joe Whitley

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:45 AM

Apparently if I want to name someone else as England coach I can specify here. So, here goes...

 

Ellery Hanley

 

 

Now, while I doff my cap to the coaching talents of Shaun Wane in particular, if you need someone to control a disparate group of blokes who knock seven shades out of one another regular season, Ellery is your man. No one, but no one, will argue with him. He was a supreme player, supreme leader, and he remains one of the most instantly recognisable figures in the game to outside parties.

Good point. I'll add his name to the poll and see if he gets any votes. Sure he will.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:21 AM

Here's how the team would look if we turned off the poll right now:

 

1 Sam Tomkins
2 Josh Charnley
3 Kallum Watkins
4 Michael Shenton
5 Ryan Hall
6 Gareth Widdop
7 Marc Sneyd
8 James Graham
9 James Roby
10 George Burgess
11 Brett Ferres
12 John Bateman/Ben Westwood
13 Sean O'Loughlin
 
 
Some interesting selections.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:27 AM

 

Here's how the team would look if we turned off the poll right now:

 

1 Sam Tomkins
2 Josh Charnley
3 Kallum Watkins
4 Michael Shenton
5 Ryan Hall
6 Gareth Widdop
7 Marc Sneyd
8 James Graham
9 James Roby
10 George Burgess
11 Brett Ferres
12 John Bateman/Ben Westwood
13 Sean O'Loughlin
 
 
Some interesting selections.

 

 

That would be a very good team. I would be happy if that was the starting team come the end of the year.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

I'm delighted to see that people are giving Michael Shenton the due recoginition for his outstanding form. When we released him early from his contract in what was surely one of the lowest points of his career I got the feeling that he was far from a spent force. A true professional who's now consistently playing to his best.


Edited by MrFussy, 29 May 2014 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:48 PM

Here's how the team would look if we turned off the poll right now:
 
1 Sam Tomkins
2 Josh Charnley
3 Kallum Watkins
4 Michael Shenton
5 Ryan Hall
6 Gareth Widdop
7 Marc Sneyd
8 James Graham
9 James Roby
10 George Burgess
11 Brett Ferres
12 John Bateman/Ben Westwood
13 Sean O'Loughlin
 
 
Some interesting selections.

How can you pick Charnley or for that matter O'Loughlin both who have hardly played this year so have no form to be judged by.
Selections should be made on current form not past glories




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