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In Topic: England hookers - four into two spots?

26 July 2015 - 01:23 PM

Not seem Hidgson play this year but he didn't stand out when he was in SL.
Looking at it. Higher way I would not lose any sleep if I any of the following were wearing 9 - Roby. McIllorum Hodgson (on others recommendations) Clark Houghton Lunt - we are spoilt. McIllorrum is also Wane's favourite and many Wigan fans (some good judges as well) consider him the best hooker we have had in modern times.

You need to see Hodgson in the NRL. Stands out very much at that level of intensity. Good enough last year to be headhunted into NRL so not such a shrinking violet but then Sky hardly show the lower teams . Houghton also gets overlooked on that basis.

In Topic: 24 Jul: St Helens v Hull KR KO 8pm (TV)

26 July 2015 - 11:21 AM

Thanks manxie.The 2 are not mutually exclusive. Perhaps Super Academies are the answer creating a pool of "hardened" 20 yr plus players to recruit from but the teams at the top will always be able to make the best recruitment offer . Needs to be an element of draft, off salary cap or RLF funding if we want a level playing field.

In the meantime spotting potential in the reserve NRL remains a good option, just ignore the fools who want to throw insults from their elevated perches. And then take their money when they come sniffing.

In Topic: 24 Jul: St Helens v Hull KR KO 8pm (TV)

26 July 2015 - 09:42 AM

That is absolutely right but not something to be worried about, it is something that a well managed middle team can take advantage of. And Rovers can be proud of their achievements to date whilst still fielding 11 or 12 non NRL players in the team every week.

And it can be a nice little earner when selling to or mugging off Wigan and Saints.

In Topic: 24 Jul: St Helens v Hull KR KO 8pm (TV)

25 July 2015 - 09:58 PM

Your concern makes me feel so humble. But please I don't deserve it, and certainly wouldn't want you to lose any sleep. Think for yourself not me.

In Topic: 24 Jul: St Helens v Hull KR KO 8pm (TV)

25 July 2015 - 07:09 PM

Who are the 4? Or did Dixon have a spell in the NRL too?

The original quote referred to the "team" not purely NRL players, suspect the NRL bit was thrown in because of his myopic view that Rovers are the only team to recruit NRL players. Funny how several of our has beens shine so much that the big (head) clubs seem to want to recruit them from HKR....Burns Green McDonnell Paea ....Patterson Dobson.Who wouldn't sign up Kelly Blair Sio Mantellato now if they were available?

Seem to think we operate within the quota and salary cap so these are the rules of the competition. The rules also exclude an A team comp which is the only way to blood the odd youth unless you have the luxury of a top 4 spot in the bag. Still keep having your fun ridiculing the Robins, we still have Wembley in our sights, unlike 8 other top teams, and a middle 8 sequel to enjoy. Oh and a good home and away loyal....win or lose...support unlike many others. And our friends in west hull to give us a bit of comfort...and a good laugh now and again. Win or lose next week we will keep bobbing along cos we enjoy being in the mix. Success is not the only criteria there is more to the game.Thought it was a good game last night, what could we expect with nowt at stake.