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Tom Briscoe to NRL?

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Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson says the club will do everything they can to keep winger Tom Briscoe.

The 22-year-old scored 17 tries in the 2012 Super League campaign but is out of contract at the end of next season.

"We need to talk to Tom really early in the new year because he has an ambition to play in Australia," Pearson told BBC Radio Humberside.

"We're going to offer him a long contract on huge money but that might not be enough."

He added: "Tom is a great, highly-respected player and we'd love to keep him."

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Think he'd do well down under. Would love to see him give the NRL a crack.

I wouldn't - Thankyou! ;)

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After Adam Pearson stopped talking about Rovers :P he mentioned that they'd be offering Briscoe a big contract. Although I don't really know what a big contract in SL is any more.

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I would like to see him make the move, he is at the right age.

Not many Super League backs have moved to the NRL and the ones that have struggled in recent years, Brian Carney being the one exception.

Wing is a tough spot to get a first grade place, as NRL Clubs will always move surplus skilled Fullbacks or Centres to the Wing even at Club level.

I hope he backs himself.

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Good move for Tom briscoe and England IMO, the more English players playing in the NRL the better our chance of beating the Aussies and now the kiwis who are more than a match for the Aussies.

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He only has to llok at how well the likes of Graham & Burgess are going to see that the NRL is the best place for him to go if he's to make that next step up.

I hope he goes and makes a real success of it !

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don't think he is good enough, the likes of ryan hall and josh charnley would make it in the NRL but i don't think briscoe would.

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don't think he is good enough, the likes of ryan hall and josh charnley would make it in the NRL but i don't think briscoe would.

I tend to agree. I think Briscoe is an excellent player but I think he would need to improve to get a regular first grade spot. Granted I've not seen him loads and loads and he seems like a wonderful runner when he's in the mood, but I've also seen him hesitate when going for the corner on at least a couple of occasions.

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I know people have opinions, but josh over Tom. Not on your nelly..... One can tackle, burst tackles, create and score..... The other one makes the occasional good break and falls over the line...... No comparison at all

But that's my opinion..... I'd have Tom everytime over Josh....everytime

This would make a great poll who'd you rather have.

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don't think he is good enough, the likes of ryan hall and josh charnley would make it in the NRL but i don't think briscoe would.

Disagree completely I think the NRL would be the making of the kid. Alot of things that Tom does well comes too easily for him in Super League and he is never really tested beyond his ability if you know what I mean! His raw potential has not been fully realised at Hull.

Having to perform every week in an intense environment I think would help the overall game of a clearly talented player.

We have all seen his clinical finishing abilities, strong defence and excellent ball carry in patches which is all very well in Super League but to go to the next level the NRL seems the logical choice.

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Disagree completely I think the NRL would be the making of the kid. Alot of things that Tom does well comes too easily for him in Super League and he is never really tested beyond his ability if you know what I mean! His raw potential has not been fully realised at Hull.

Having to perform every week in an intense environment I think would help the overall game of a clearly talented player.

We have all seen his clinical finishing abilities, strong defence and excellent ball carry in patches which is all very well in Super League but to go to the next level the NRL seems the logical choice.

Spot on IMO.

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I'd take Tom Briscoe over Ryan Hall and Josh Charnley all day long!.. I think Tom has gone a bit stale at FC over the last couple of years, but still has bags more potential than either Hall or Charnley.

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I'd take Tom Briscoe over Ryan Hall and Josh Charnley all day long!.. I think Tom has gone a bit stale at FC over the last couple of years, but still has bags more potential than either Hall or Charnley.

But Ryan's nickname is WBW......

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I would be very sad to see Tom go but it would be great to see him tested in the NRL. Tom has to virtually make all his own trys at Hull due to us having not had a decent halfback since Cookie left, other wingers get a lot more of there trys handed on a platter.If the Prince nd Holdsworth combination comes off don't be surprised to see him at the top of the try scorers list next year.

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After Adam Pearson stopped talking about Rovers :P

Was that about the same time the Rovers' fans stopped phoning in pretending to be Hull FC fans? :P

I'm torn over the Briscoe situation. My heart says sign him up for life but I'd also love to see him have a go in the NRL.

He is simply the most exciting young player I've ever seen at Hull and that's a big rap from me.

I've never seen a player with such an ability to create tries from nowt, from anywhere on the park.

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Tom Briscoe's try against Leeds last season - when he shredded half the Rhinos team from long distance - was astoundingly good and one that I find it difficult to imagine either Hall, for all his achievements and current status, or Charnley come close to emulating.

The odd thing is, I saw Tom Lineham in just a couple of games last season and thought that, in terms of raw potential, he would be my pick over the likes of Hall and Charnley...

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Tom Briscoe's try against Leeds last season - when he shredded half the Rhinos team from long distance - was astoundingly good and one that I find it difficult to imagine either Hall, for all his achievements and current status, or Charnley come close to emulating.

The odd thing is, I saw Tom Lineham in just a couple of games last season and thought that, in terms of raw potential, he would be my pick over the likes of Hall and Charnley...

That Try was scored against some of the worst defence you will ever see, four tacklers fell off him at the same time and then he out paced a couple of cover defenders that looked like they couldn't be arsed.

It looked like a first grader against a Park team.

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Hall is better than Briscoe though it must be said.

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Hall is better than Briscoe though it must be said.

Of course, he's the WBW after all... :rolleyes:

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That Try was scored against some of the worst defence you will ever see, four tacklers fell off him at the same time and then he out paced a couple of cover defenders that looked like they couldn't be arsed.

It looked like a first grader against a Park team.

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Thanks for posting the clip. It's as good as I remember it.

When you write that "four players fell off him at the same time" do you mean that they did it because they all suffered a group fainting fit and that Briscoe's talent and determination contributed nothing to the scoring of the try? For a player to beat a tackler means, by definition, that a tackle has to have been missed...

Add the "four" above to the "couple of players" who "couldn't be arsed" and it's a wonder that Leeds did as well as they did - Super League champions, World Club challenge winners over Manly and Challenge Cup finalists.

Does Jamie Peacock, one of the players beaten by Briscoe, have a reputation Down Under as a player who just can't "be arsed?"

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The strength and balance let alone the speed he shows make that one of the best trys iv seen. I think him and Hall are our best wingers and a move to the NRL would show that he is one of the best in the world.

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my only criticism of Briscoe is that he rely's on his strength and brute force too much. it works over here to a degree, but wont work so well over in the NRL, he'll have to develop a bit more guile and evasiveness to make an impact and succeed over there.

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Thanks for posting the clip. It's as good as I remember it.

When you write that "four players fell off him at the same time" do you mean that they did it because they all suffered a group fainting fit and that Briscoe's talent and determination contributed nothing to the scoring of the try? For a player to beat a tackler means, by definition, that a tackle has to have been missed...

Add the "four" above to the "couple of players" who "couldn't be arsed" and it's a wonder that Leeds did as well as they did - Super League champions, World Club challenge winners over Manly and Challenge Cup finalists.

Does Jamie Peacock, one of the players beaten by Briscoe, have a reputation Down Under as a player who just can't "be arsed?"

Peacock was good years ago, his time has passed some while ago to be honest, he does not have that much of a reputation down under to be honest, most in Oz have forgotten his short stint at the Wollongong University team.

It is indeed a wonder Leeds have done as well as they have when they let a player score a try like that, Briscoe did well, the Leeds players helped him look better than he should of, maybe they were tired or saving themselves for the big games later in the season :-)

Then again they were no where near the best team all year were they?

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