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Rugby League World Issue 402

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Member Since 08 Jan 2006
Offline Last Active Aug 30 2014 06:38 AM

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In Topic: 29/05/2014 - Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

29 May 2014 - 08:27 PM

One game too far for Wigan's squad today, good start but fallen apart. Credit to Hudds.

In Topic: 29/05/2014 - Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

29 May 2014 - 08:18 PM

Great piece of skill from Ferres, but also nice to know tackling a player without the ball is legal today.

In Topic: 29/05/2014 - Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

29 May 2014 - 07:52 PM

Amazing how one terrible call from the officials can change a game. Hudds not in it, until Hicks mistake, Wigan not in it since.

In Topic: England youth.

24 May 2014 - 07:30 AM

Did I see the 'recent top 10 english wingers in super league'? What even is this. I did not see it no, but just because one person has the opinion doesn't mean yours is right.

Lets use some facts in comparing Adam Swift, Jack Owens and Joe Burgess.

Appearances: Swift (25) Owens (31) Burgess (14)
Tries: Swift (25) Owens (14) Burgess (8 )
Tries per game ratio: Swift (1.0) Owens (0.45) Burgess (0.57)

Lets compare stats from 2014.

Appearances: Swift (10) Owens (11) Burgess (12)
Average gain: Swift (9.1m) Owens (7.58) Burgess (11.72)
Tackle busts: Swift (33) Owens (28) Burgess (37)
Try assists: Swift (4) Owens (1) Burgess (4)
Clean breaks: Swift (12) Owens (9) Burgess (18)
Overall metres: Swift (1219) Owens (812) Burgess (1840)

What on earth is Owens better than the other two at? Swift is a try machine 25 tries in 25 games, Burgess is an absolute freak when it comes to making metres. The two most important things when it comes to being a winger IMHO. These are facts check them yourself.

I like Adam Swift's potential - but try scoring stats for wingers can be misleading. Young players like Shaun Ainscough and Kevin Penny once had phenomenal and comparable try returns to Swift, but ultimately it didn't compensate for other flaws in their game. I don't think Swift will end up like them, but if given a choice between Swift and Owens right now - I'd choose Owens.

In Topic: England youth.

24 May 2014 - 07:21 AM

I'd swap Greg Johnson for Adam swift, Ryan Hampshire at 6 and Liam sutcliffe at 13. Other players like mason canton-brown and Ben currie should also get a shout but all in all that's some talented team, very exciting times ahead for England.

Agree with your swaps, plus I'd change Singleton for Crosby, and would have to find a place for George Williams on the bench.