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Team of the year so far.

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Nearly half through the season so what would your team of the season so far be?

I'll go:

Brett Kearney

Tom Lineham

Joe Wardle

Ben Crooks

Keiron Dixon

Jarrud Sammut

Danny Brough

Jamie Peacock

Paul Aiton

Alex Walmsley

Sia Soliola

Liam Farrell

Jason Baitieri

What does everyone else think?

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Tomkins

Monoghan

Lineham

Moon

Hall

Brough

Myler

Crabtree

Lunt

Peacock

Soliola

Farrell

Ferres (I know he's a 2nd rower but these days it's almost the same thing and he's better than the other options at 13 this year so far)

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Tomkins

Lynham

Collis

Moon

Cockayne

Green

Brough

Crabtree

Lunt

Crosby

Farrell

Soliola

O'Loughlin

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hanbury is garbage and doesn't deserve to be in anyones team.........................lol

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hanbury is garbage and doesn't deserve to be in anyones team.........................lol

 

Where would you play him on current form?

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hanbury is garbage and doesn't deserve to be in anyones team.........................lol

Do you ever post anything constructive? At least give your reasons for why you think he is a better full back than Tomkins and Kearney on this season's form so we can discuss them. How can you expect someone to reply to that? I considered Hanbury but chose Kearney ahead of him and would also put Tomkins ahead of him. I'd have Hanbury third choice if that matters to you.

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it is a joke old lad, have you had a humour bypass,

the less people raving about rhys means we have a better chance of keeping hold of him!!

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how on earth can everyone leave out cory paterson? the guy has been a revelation this season and is streets ahead of soliola.

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Patterson's been good but Soliola has been great in a poor team. Not much in them though.

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Second row berths are between Paterson, Soliola, Farrell and Ferres. But not necessarily in that order.

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Nearly half through the season so what would your team of the season so far be?

I'll go:

Brett Kearney

Tom Lineham

Joe Wardle

Ben Crooks

Keiron Dixon

Jarrud Sammut

Danny Brough

Jamie Peacock

Paul Aiton

Alex Walmsley

Sia Soliola

Liam Farrell

Jason Baitieri

What does everyone else think?

I think this is the problem with picking a team based on 'form' - which is all people ask for when it comes to Internationals.

 

Give me this team:

 

Tomkins

Monaghan

Watkins

Atkins

Hall

Sinfield

Myler

Griffin

Monaghan

Crabtree

Hock

Grix

O'Loughlin

 

over your team any day. No apologies for any Wire bias, it's the team I have seen most this year. This isn;t my form team selection.

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Tomkins

Hall

Watkins

Moon

Charnley

Sinny

Brough

Peacock

McIllorum

Perry

Faz

Patterson

Soliola

Off the top of my head, but v conscious I have seen far too little of most teams (inc Wire, have they been on TV less than usual?).

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I think this is the problem with picking a team based on 'form' - which is all people ask for when it comes to Internationals.

Give me this team:

Tomkins

Monaghan

Watkins

Atkins

Hall

Sinfield

Myler

Griffin

Monaghan

Crabtree

Hock

Grix

O'Loughlin

over your team any day. No apologies for any Wire bias, it's the team I have seen most this year. This isn;t my form team selection.

Oh I agree your side would beat mine. But team of the season should be based on the form from that season. Form for one season doesn't decide how good a player is. Internationals should be chosen on form over the last 1 - 3 years IMO, not 13 games like my side has.

If I was picking my strongest SL side I'd go;

Tomkins

Hall

Watkins

Hardaker

Monaghan

Briers

Brough

Crabtree

Roby

Mossop

Westwood

Hock

Ellis

Would that side deserve to be in the team of the season at the half way stage? Probably not, do most of those players warrant international selection, yes.

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Keiron Dixon? Oh deary me, possibly the worst defender in the league.

I remember the cognoscenti saying the same about a certain M Offiah...

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I remember the cognoscenti saying the same about a certain M Offiah...

 

If he had the same kind of class that Martin Offiah had then I think I'd find room to forgive him.  Offiah was a phenomenon with the football, he was incredible.  Is there an outside back that is so poor at positional play in defence as Dixon?

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If he had the same kind of class that Martin Offiah had then I think I'd find room to forgive him.  Offiah was a phenomenon with the football, he was incredible.  Is there an outside back that is so poor at positional play in defence as Dixon?

There was a rumour thread a couple of weeks back on Southstander that Leeds were interested in him. This didn't go down too well. I can't actually remember any Leeds fan saying they would want him. It was also in the lead up to a Leeds/London game and after the rest saw Dixon's 1 on 1 efforts against Kallum Watkins I cant imagine any Leeds fan would ever like to see him wear the Blue and Amber. It's not just his lack of defensive ability, he is tiny! Any average winger with a bit of size to them will run over the top of him. Brown at Hull KR springs to mind.

Yes, he has speed, but he isnt even as good as Penny from what I have seen and look what happened to him. There is no room for any player who can't defend in SL these days. They get found out and dont last very long.

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If he had the same kind of class that Martin Offiah had then I think I'd find room to forgive him. Offiah was a phenomenon with the football, he was incredible. Is there an outside back that is so poor at positional play in defence as Dixon?

Exactly the same mould as Kev Penny. Needs working with closely to fulfil potential

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I think it is a bit of a myth that Cory Paterson is an amazing player having an amazing season, apart from a couple of games he hasn't done much at all. 

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Patterson's been good but Soliola has been great in a poor team. Not much in them though.

Yeah, I mean Hull KR are really playing fantastically this season aren't they? Sorry about the sarcasm but you did ask for it.

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Without making a list:

The North Wales Crusaders squad.

 

Won all of their Northern Rail Cup games (4 from 4)

Won all of their Chapionship 1 league games (4 from 4)

Won one (West Hull) and lost one (Hull FC) Challenge cup games 91 from 2).

 

That to me is a success rate most would have taken at the start of the season!

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Tomkins

Monoghan

Lineham

Moon

Hall

Brough

Myler

Crabtree

Lunt

Peacock

Soliola

Farrell

Ferres (I know he's a 2nd rower but these days it's almost the same thing and he's better than the other options at 13 this year so far)

Lineham at centre?!

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my team of the season so far is:

tomkins

charnley

dean

watkins

hall

sinfield

mellor

crabtree

lunt

crosby

paterson

farrell

o'loughlin

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