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Les Tonks Sidestep

Member Since 05 Sep 2003
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In Topic: How to end a game

Yesterday, 12:36 PM

I believe that the only things that would cause the game to continue would be the scoring of a try or an award of a penalty, neither of which would result from your scenario.

 

 

Still, in years to come, the "lucky few" will be able to say "I was there................."

 

But it could, if the ref was pedantic he could award a penalty for playing 'contrary to the true spirit of the game'


In Topic: Baldwinson

Yesterday, 12:24 PM

He's an admirable player who has become very popular with the Featherstone fans because of his excellent effort and attitude and his consistency.

 

For me, he's not a SL prop yet though. I think he will be in time, but he's still only 20 and you'd think there is still plenty of filling out and strengthening to do, he's built more like a second row than a prop at the moment. He runs in hard every time but he's not punching huge holes in Championship defences or creating havoc with offloads - he's just been very solid, and at this stage of his career I don't think he'd trouble SL defences (think he's only scored one try despite numerous carries close to the line, not his fault, he just doesn't have that bulk yet). But the potential is obviously there, he can also sidestep and pass the ball and it's not difficult to imagine him being a really complete forward in a couple of years' time, especially with his fine attitude. I'd say another year at a Championship club with high-class weights and training facilities would be ideal :-)

 

Baldy needs some good advice about what might be best for him.
It's very tough to break into the Leeds first team and you need a bit of luck to get the opportunity at the right time. My brother was a big money signing for them in the late 70's but after initial success suffered a long injury and on his return his path was blocked so he moved on. It happened with many others around that time, notably Chris Burton, and I get the impression nothing much has changed.
If Jordan is a dyed in the wool Rhino with ambitions to play in major finals for them he might be better advised as a prop to gain his experience at a not so wealthy club while he matures into the finished article I'm sure he will become. He could then move to Rhinos and still be young enough to give them a good 10 year of service. He's very young for a prop, but they tend to go on longer, so he's got bags of time.

 

 

He's an admirable player who has become very popular with the Featherstone fans because of his excellent effort and attitude and his consistency.

 

For me, he's not a SL prop yet though. I think he will be in time, but he's still only 20 and you'd think there is still plenty of filling out and strengthening to do, he's built more like a second row than a prop at the moment. He runs in hard every time but he's not punching huge holes in Championship defences or creating havoc with offloads - he's just been very solid, and at this stage of his career I don't think he'd trouble SL defences (think he's only scored one try despite numerous carries close to the line, not his fault, he just doesn't have that bulk yet). But the potential is obviously there, he can also sidestep and pass the ball and it's not difficult to imagine him being a really complete forward in a couple of years' time, especially with his fine attitude. I'd say another year at a Championship club with high-class weights and training facilities would be ideal :-)

 

 

Couldn't agree more with both of you about his effort and attitude, although even at Championship level he still lacks the bulk/strength to be an outstanding prop who opposing teams 'fear'. He's by far and away been the best value of the 'Leeds bunch'.

 

Without wishing to put a dampener on his career, I hope that he could develop into a 'Peacock' type player in the years to come.


In Topic: Relegation zone looming

31 August 2015 - 09:33 PM

Ouch! That's a low one.

 

Sorry :derisive:


In Topic: Relegation zone looming

31 August 2015 - 09:20 PM

Couldn't you bring a 'ringer' in - worked last season ;)


In Topic: Fev vs Batley - Great value afternoon!

31 August 2015 - 09:17 PM

As the thread title says: it was ;)