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Steve Slater

Member Since 22 Apr 2005
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In Topic: ffs DR

Today, 12:38 PM

I think in Kyran's case the dual reg thing is a bit of a red herring. The fact that Sharp recalled Ben Blackmore, who didn't seem part of his long-term plans, for the Shield play-offs last year suggested that he didn't see Kyran as a first-choice wing at this stage and you'd think that if we hadn't signed a DR agreement with a team who clearly had a very useful third-string winger likely to be available bar injury (Handley), we would have made another wing signing elsewhere.
Hopefully Kyran will see that he should get some chances at some stage this season. He's probably next in line not only if Handley/Turner get injured but also if either Hall or Briscoe are unavailable for Leeds. Worth pointing out that Etu Uaisele, Tommy Saxton, Gareth Potts, Jonny Pownall, Elliot Kear, and Alex Brown who are all proven wingers at this level were all not selected by their teams on Sunday. When Bradford have all their wings fit they will have Caro, Clare, Etu, Danny Williams & Johnny Campbell all fighting for 2 places, a few of the other teams such as Halifax have at least four proven experienced wings in their squad so Kyran might still get more playing time as the season progresses than many wings around the league.

He'll also be back for the Challenge Cup because Rhinos won't want any of their players being cup-tied. It might be the same for the 8's too, dependant on what rules will apply on whether they can play in both competitions?

In Topic: ffs DR

08 February 2016 - 08:28 PM

Can you remember how you felt about Penney scoring that try Steve,did you feel it was unjust on the day or took it on the chin ?

I couldn't get past the poor performance by Fev on the day.

I would much rather have no Dual Reg and a fairer distribution of central funding with something like a £50K differential between league positions so the clubs at the bottom end of the table could be more competitive without D/R. I don't blame Rovers by using it as a way of making up the £500K difference between what they and Halifax received.

In Topic: Statement from the club re social media

08 February 2016 - 10:31 AM

pray for kyran  :D
it may be good for him to go to hunslet on DR at least until Leeds call back handley.

It might be better for Kyran to fight for the other wing spot. It's not just D/R players keeping him out of the side, maybe the debate should switch to which two out of the three should get picked on ability alone.

In Topic: ffs DR

07 February 2016 - 11:59 AM

Just imagine the commentary can't you as the final hooter blows
" ...and Shaun Ainscough catches the ball,surely history cannot repeat itself,it may,he's kicked it out to the far side and it's not reached touch "
" What's he doing !! " comes a bark from the dogs fans
" ...and Ash Handley collects the ball 30 meters out,no ones going to catch this kid...and Handley scores under the posts to win it for Rovers "
...the fans forum goes into meltdown from Batley fans.

Back to reality now,all those Rovers fans travelling today to the Bulls have a great day,good luck to the team,I'm sure the lads will give it their all and lets hope for a win.Unfortunately I can't make it.
Gutted !!

I can remember Fev getting beaten by Swinton at Leigh courtesy of a Kevin Penney 80 metre try while he was on Dual Reg from Warrington.

In Topic: ffs DR

07 February 2016 - 11:55 AM

But, if we're only in it to 'save money' why sign the lads who are being left out in the first place if they aren't good enough? Would have saved even more if we hadn't.

Are there any players in the Championship, or Super League even, who would get a wing spot in the Rhinos team?