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Joel Tomkins

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How good was he as a league player? Have watched him a few times for Sarries and he looks ok, but not great, and he is not a regular first team starter

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I'll go first, a bloody good player, fast and not a centre.... He ain't a union type player, but his brother is

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Great athlete, strong, quick, aggressive. Didn't have great natural rugby skills but could have become an absolute top class second rower. Nice guy as well unless you cross him or his kin on the pitch.

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Great athlete, strong, quick, aggressive. Didn't have great natural rugby skills but could have become an absolute top class second rower. Nice guy as well unless you cross him or his kin on the pitch.

Doesn't Richie Myler know that

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How good was he as a league player? Have watched him a few times for Sarries and he looks ok, but not great, and he is not a regular first team starter

Your first post, what a surprise.

Try putting this question on the "Cross code forum" and you might get a reasonable debate.

Otherwise people might, with some justification, think you're a troll.

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Your first post, what a surprise.

Try putting this question on the "Cross code forum" and you might get a reasonable debate.

Otherwise people might, with some justification, think you're a troll.

I think you need a certain number of posts before you can use the cross code forum.

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I think you need a certain number of posts before you can use the cross code forum.

That rule was probably brought in with some justification, as this thread seems to point out.

It's here for the OP.

If they can't see it from the link, your explanation will tell them why.

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I guess tigersfan doesn't support Castleford, then.

And yes, you do need to establish a reputation before you can use the Cross Code Forum.

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Your first post, what a surprise.

Try putting this question on the "Cross code forum" and you might get a reasonable debate.

Otherwise people might, with some justification, think you're a troll.

Trolls live in hull or Gateshead

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Be nice about league and don't use the word FACT (capital letters essential) then you'll be fine, whether you're Cas, Leicester, Wests or Cincinnati Bengals.

And yes, I'd welcome Tomkins, Eastmond, Adamson, Farrell, Ashton, Sa and even Myler back to the game. Anymore?!

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Leicester.

Can't seem to get into that forum, so how long does it take to establish a 'reputation'? Will the fact that I prefer union count against me?

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Leicester.

Can't seem to get into that forum, so how long does it take to establish a 'reputation'? Will the fact that I prefer union count against me?

No, but the content of your posting might.

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Leicester.

Can't seem to get into that forum, so how long does it take to establish a 'reputation'? Will the fact that I prefer union count against me?

A fair few posts. As long as you're not slagging us off, this is a league forum after all, then you'll be fine. Post on AOB if need be!

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He was a second row forward at Wigan, pressed into playing centre when we had no be to play there. He is a top player, shame he moved to union when he did, too early, he still learning as a player. Watched him play for Sarries sat, played well, commentators thought so as well. He will play rah rah for England, he has bags of potential. Watch more closely, he is very skillful for a big guy.

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Nothing.

league fans are twatsssss and the Yorkshire ones are the worst..... Honest..... You've asked a good and honest question.

It's not as though you've asked what is the difference between east ridings, humberside or east 'ull

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league fans are twatsssss and the Yorkshire ones are the worst..... Honest..... You've asked a good and honest question.

It's not as though you've asked what is the difference between east ridings, humberside or east 'ull

Lick anymore boots tonight and you'll go down with cherry blossom poisoning.

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I thought he was ok, couple of spilled passes, good defence. To me, he looks more like a flanker, but that takes ages to learn

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league fans are twatsssss and the Yorkshire ones are the worst..... Honest..... You've asked a good and honest question.

It's not as though you've asked what is the difference between east ridings, humberside or east 'ull

Grow up.

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Lick anymore boots tonight and you'll go down with cherry blossom poisoning.

It's a genuine question as Joel has been called up for the six nations

Grow up.

Wrong forum

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Be nice about league and don't use the word FACT (capital letters essential) then you'll be fine, whether you're Cas, Leicester, Wests or Cincinnati Bengals.

And yes, I'd welcome Tomkins, Eastmond, Adamson, Farrell, Ashton, Sa and even Myler back to the game. Anymore?!

I'm not absolutely certain, but I understand George Ford is better than any of these - I'm sure tigersfan can tell us.

Like Farrell, not really a question of coming back to our game, but definitely a loss to it.

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Most league players who go to Union have to do well or they will be classed as poor. I remember after watching Sam Tomkins play against the Aussies for Barbarians the guy who works for Sky and speaks about Union on Sky Sports News (don't know his name) was asked if Joel Tomkins will do well in Union at which he made a little dig at Sam for playing poorly against the Barbarians. From what I saw in the game Sam had nothing to do, the Aussies dominated up front and Sam barely got any of the ball, yet as he didn't play well the assumption came that he was poor. Even though he scored the one chance he was given. I've never heard a Union fan state that a league player has done 'average' or 'okay' without putting a negative after it.

Joel was always a second rower in my eyes when he was here, similar to Luke Lewis although obviously not in the same class. Feel he was forced to play centre due to injuries but didn't do terrible and scored a brilliant try at Wembley against the Rhinos, he's still fairly young and adapting so give him time. He definitely has the attributes to be a quality Union player wherever his position may be.

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