hunsletgreenandgold

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  1. hunsletgreenandgold

    Luther Burrell (Merged Threads)

    Isn’t there salary cap around triple ours Yes - so almost certainly taking a pay cut to join Wire.
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    Luther Burrell (Merged Threads)

    Not a chance he'll come to league before the age of 31.
  3. hunsletgreenandgold

    Hastings and Morris

    I'm not going to contest that the Ozzies have selected players born outside Aus in the past, but the links as to why they end up playing for them are always a lot stronger than the tenuous ones England go after. Yes, they technical can play for England under the rules but that doesn't mean they should.
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    WCC v All Stars Game

    What on earth has led you to draw that conclusion?
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    Hastings and Morris

    If the only way to beat Australia is to pick Australians then internationals really are dead. And people wonder why we can't get them to buy into the international game......
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    Luther Burrell (Merged Threads)

    Ah okay, that makes sense then, because yeah I agree that is the easiest position to play cross code. But no, Burrell is a centre - he was the one who, despite losing his own shirt in the team because of him, helped Sam Burgess out when he was playing centre in the England fold at the last RU World Cup.
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    Luther Burrell (Merged Threads)

    Not sure that is true. Centres in RU play a role quite different to how they do in RL. I'd say winger is just about the most transferable position between the two codes.
  8. Seems a bit baseless considering Leeds were the hardest opposition Salford have had so far and got well beaten. I like Salford and hope they build on the otherwise good start they've had to the season, but it does seem there was some misplaced confidence in how well they would do against a Leeds side that yes, aren't at their top of game at the moment, but in reality by next week will have played the 3 best sides in the comp in Saints, Wigan and Wire. Edit: all away from home I should add.
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    Luther Burrell (Merged Threads)

    Yep I stand corrected on that - I assumed he stopped playing for Pats when he moved down south.
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    Luther Burrell (Merged Threads)

    You may be right on that - I'm just tying his age in with starting to play union based on when I know he moved down south, after Andy signed for Saracens.
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    Luther Burrell (Merged Threads)

    Not in a million years - Owen Farrell is literally at the pinnacle of his Union international career. He's also not even 2 years in to a five year contract worth over £4 million, that's before you even consider the extremely lucrative sponsorship deals he has. Also, and being slightly pedantic I know, but Farrell wouldn't be coming 'back' - he didn't play league after he was about 12 years old.
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    Brits in the NRL

    I mean he literally says if he could play for England and still be selected for Origin he'd do it in a heartbeat, so we're not assuming - that's what he actually said. My point was when push comes to shove he wants to play for NSW, which as Scubby has said is understandable as it's more prestigious than a handful of internationals currently and may be default mean he does turn out for the Kangaroos.
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    Brits in the NRL

    No but you're missing my point - his priority is 100% geared towards Origin and he's happy to forgo any international desires he may have to do that. So whilst I agree the rules are the problem, Radley is making clear where he wants to play rep footie and knows the consequences of that. If the rules change maybe he'll get to do both but i'm under no illusions that if/when it comes to it he'll always pick the blues over the three lions
  14. If anybody has a spare half hour or so this is well worth a listen. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p070y01x The first half hour is Cooper Cronk and SOL talking about the WCC, their careers etc. At around 18.20 Tanya Arnold asks Cronk what he thinks about the level of SL - I've no reason to doubt what he goes on to say and to hear comments like that from a player of his stature is a brilliant! He speaks really well about our comp and shows a level of respect which sometimes feels lacking from our southern hemisphere friends.
  15. hunsletgreenandgold

    Brits in the NRL

    All I can hear is him making abundantly clear he wants to play for NSW and good on him for that. He is a best speaking hypothetically - certainly no commitment to play for England in future. The Declan Rice of RL this kid.