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Emosi Koloto

English players in Australia 2013

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What about Tom Spencer who went to West Tigers last season.

Jack Spencer, i believe is in talks with Salford & Widnes.

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If Hock goes its probably best for both parties, he's 29 and would benefit from a change of scenery given his history and the declining standards of SL. Wigan on the other hand can give more opportunities to emerging youngsters such as Hughes and Lloyd that have bags of potential. Given the number and caliber of departures in the off season, it is likely that Wigan are heading for a transition phase for a year or two (maybe more, if / when Sam leaves) so I can't blame Hock for not sticking around.

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alex brown has left widnes and has signed for a club down under...........

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surely as suggested on the sky comments a visa would be difficult,would like to see him perform there and at 29 he's in his prime

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lewis palfrey left batley for a club

also jordan grayson has left wakey for another club

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Daniel Smith - 19 yo prop from Leeds Rhinos is going to Wynnum Manly, Qld Cup.

Good player, I think he would've been a good pickup for any Toyota Cup team.

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Steve snitch has gone to play for the team Jason demetriou is going to coach in Australia

Northern Pride, they also play in the Queensland Cup.

Thats a lot of Englishman up there next season.

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So in 2014, we could have nearly a full England team full of NRL players that looks like:

1. Sam Tomkins (forever rumoured)

2. Tom Briscoe (apparently off next year)

3. Jack Reed - Brisbane Broncos

4.

5.

6. Gareth Widdop - Melbourne Storm

7. Rangi Chase (won't be able to get a visa after next year)

8. Luke Burgess - South Sydney Rabbitohs

9. Scott Moore - NQ Cowboys

10. James Graham - Canterbury Bulldogs

11. Gareth Hock (Parra rumoured)

12. Sam Burgess - South Sydney Rabbitohs

13. Chris Heighington - Cronulla Sharks

14. George Burgess - South Sydney Rabbitohs

15. Tom Burgess - South Sydney Rabbitohs

16. Matty Russell - Gold Coast Titans

17.

An English Exiles game in Australia could be a good trial for the boys.

At least if we want mid-season internationals, we won't have to send many players over!

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Where does this "contracts don't mean anything" come from? Of course they do!

Hock is on a five year contract. If Parramatta want him to effectively break his contract they will have to pay compensation to Wigan. Rumoured to be around £200k.

If Hock did not have a contract and was pay as you play then Wigan would not get a penny.

Like wise if he was OOC at some point, Wigan would not get a fee.

Only because Hock has a contract will Wigan get a fee. You bet contracts are meaningful.

£240k for Joel T and perhaps £200k for Hock. £440k is meaningful money in anyone's books!

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An English Exiles game in Australia could be a good trial for the boys.

At least if we want mid-season internationals, we won't have to send many players over!

not a bad idea that actually....

with the number of englishmen in the NRL growing by the year at the very least i reckon we should have a "team england camp" set up down under that would get together during the season.... with a "team england" liaison officer.....someone like a mal reilly

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So in 2014, we could have nearly a full England team full of NRL players that looks like:

1. Sam Tomkins (forever rumoured)

2. Tom Briscoe (apparently off next year)

3. Jack Reed - Brisbane Broncos

4.

5.

6. Gareth Widdop - Melbourne Storm

7. Rangi Chase (won't be able to get a visa after next year)

8. Luke Burgess - South Sydney Rabbitohs

9. Scott Moore - NQ Cowboys

10. James Graham - Canterbury Bulldogs

11. Gareth Hock (Parra rumoured)

12. Sam Burgess - South Sydney Rabbitohs

13. Chris Heighington - Cronulla Sharks

14. George Burgess - South Sydney Rabbitohs

15. Tom Burgess - South Sydney Rabbitohs

16. Matty Russell - Gold Coast Titans

17. James Hasson - Englishman who has been playing for Cronulla Sharks in the Toyota Cup but has just signed for Manly Sea Eagles

An English Exiles game in Australia could be a good trial for the boys.

At least if we want mid-season internationals, we won't have to send many players over!

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i asked james hasson on twitter if hes gonna opt for england or australia at international level......he replied he's not sure yet...but revealed ireland was also a option.

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i asked james hasson on twitter if hes gonna opt for england or australia at international level......he replied he's not sure yet...but revealed ireland was also a option.

:lol:

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and thats funny why?

Pretty presumptuous statement, for a player that's barely on the Radar.

He is not sure who he is going to opt for?

Is he in contention for any of the above?

Will he hold down a first grade spot at Manly this year?

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does'nt stop him having goals does it?

ryhs evans opted for england before he'd even played for warrington....

though hasson has'nt opted for anyone yet..he just knows his options...nowt wrong with that.

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does'nt stop him having goals does it?

ryhs evans opted for england before he'd even played for warrington....

though hasson has'nt opted for anyone yet..he just knows his options...nowt wrong with that.

That's his choice I guess.

I prefer a player that keeps their powder dry and sees if he reaches the possibility of selection.

Has Ryhs Evans done much? choosing between Wales and England is not the same as Oz, England and Wales is it?

A bit like Achurch saying he will opt for England before his has set foot in the Country.

I am not sure if Hasson qualifies for Australia or not as I have never heard of him to be honest.

He is a fringe Junior coming through the ranks, that's it.

Just my opinion mate.

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Shaun Ainscough has apparently been offered a semi-pro contract and a job.

South City Bulls down in Wagga Wagga.

Former Wigan and Widnes player Elliott Davies is playing for Warwick up in Queensland.

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Ex Huddersfield Academy player Perry Whiteley has tweeted that he is heading out to Australia to play for the St George/Illawarra feeder team.

Also ex Wigan Academy halfback Declan McLaughlin is coming out to play in Queensland.

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