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Here we go again! Referee for The Doncaster match is a Mr. J. Cobb. Doncaster have some useful DR players, a guess at the probable team would be:

Micheal Butterfield

Stewart Sanderson

Danny Cowling - DR Wakefield

Liam Kaye - DR Wakefield

Dennis Tuffour

Paul Cooke

Craig Fawcett

Brett Waller

Kyle Kesik

Mark Castle

Michael Kelly

Chris Spur

Kyle Trout - DR Wakefield

Mike Emmett Second Row Forward/Hooker

Matt Carbutt Prop Forward

Adam Scott Prop Forward

Grant Edwards Loose Forward

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donny is another tough game but one we should be winning at home. 28-18 my prediction

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Emmett will probably rotate at Hooker with Kesik , we also have Waterman pushing for a recall plus Robinson , Edwards ,C Hughes & Brooke Broughton.

It is always tough travelling up & playing in Cumbria.

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Emmett will probably rotate at Hooker with Kesik , we also have Waterman pushing for a recall plus Robinson , Edwards ,C Hughes & Brooke Broughton.

It is always tough travelling up & playing in Cumbria.

I just seen that Parramatta Eels Taulima Tautai has signed for the Wildcats until the end of the 2014 campaign and will join the club on Wednesday. Does that release another Wakefield prop for DR?

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They haven't overhauled their side to much from last year which is commendable . Cowling impressed down here , remember he ran right through Mossop and was a real handful before I think he went off with a dislocated finger ? Watermans always a standout in this league to . Looking forward to it , closing Cooke down as ever is a key

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You couldn't have been given a worse person to referee. I'm not sure if you have had this kid before but BEWARE I have never seen a referee so far up his own ###### than this lad. Thack's better keep his mouth shut or he will be in for an early bath :pickeat:

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its a game we HAVE to win and stop them getting a bonus point. we should be too strong for them at home and i expect us to win with a bit to spare. town 38 donny 18

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We have had him , he looks very young . He did however ref Cumbria to the nines glory at Leeds !! We are on a bit of a roll and confidence is growing so we should be winning . I just want to see us produce a more holistic performance and not play for 20 here and there in between sloppy spells . When we do that there's no worries for us with our squad - we're beating teams in 40 or 50 minutes so far . Keep up the standard we can show and do show in spells and we can match anyone . Can we do it , hope so . Town to win and keep chugging upwards !

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Tough test this, I would be happy with a win even if they get a bp, you just don't know which Doncaster you will see, sometimes very good and sometimes very average.

Home advantage to sneak it by 8 pts

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I'm intrigued by that Tautai story . I've seen him play centre but most of the time I've seen him he's been on the wing !!

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I'm intrigued by that Tautai story . I've seen him play centre but most of the time I've seen him he's been on the wing !!

Correct, super knowledge David. He is predominantly a prop but started his career as a back and has plenty of experience playing both on the wing and centre position before converting himself into a barnstorming forward.

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He sticks in my mind from Laurie Daley on commentary calling him Talima Toytown !! Certainly a winger in his Sharks and early Eels days , but these Polonesians are so massive there's no difference between wingers and props !!! They're physically set up to play anywhere ! 25 to so nice acquisition , plenty to come in his peak. These guys are looking to play regular footy for the WC.

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Reference the referee. I remember him now, he was the referee for the game against South Wales that we won 50 - 10. A young official that is thought to have a bright future in the game. Just noticed he was the referee in London on Sunday for the Whitehaven match.

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He was , and we can see him sometime being a touchie in SL

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I predict a town win by 28 points to 6

And my team would be

Carter

Miller

Mossop

Connor

Calderwood

Forber

Phillips

Dowes

Matty

Coward

Walne

Stack

Lupton

Olstrom

Thackray

Acton if fit

Morris

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You'd think Acton would have been put away for this one . Hopefully anyway as he gives tremendous muscle and momentum off the bench . Teams flagging after the initial exchanges struggle holding him .

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Back to your Medical update idea David, it would be nice to know if he is back in training and if Phillips has started light training yet.

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Not what I think they'll do but just me ...maybe

Carter , Miller , Hulme , Morris , Calderwood , Lupton , Phillips , Thackray , Mattinson , Coward , Stack , Walne , Olstrum.

Connor , Acton , Shackley , Leuluai. Gee , tough one . Coaches welcome to it !!

I understand the Forber shout and I wouldn't give anyone to much of an argument but I'd really like to have a look at Peter & Callum . Peters been not to far off our best this year and I just think that's a good mix ... Youth n experience ,thoughtful string pulling and natural spontaneity , kicking and running .And theyre our two best half options at bringing players around and outside them into the game with their skills .Connor can give utility in the middle off the bench , and when he's on they must use his kicking game . Even if he's in the centres they must position him on last tackle to use his bomb, it is an ace weapon.

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my team would be

carter

miller

connor

morris

calders

forber

phillips

thacks

matty

coward

stack

walne

olstrum

subs

lupton

acton(if fit,if not dowes)

leuleuai

shacks.

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Great debate . Leaving players out from strength . This is the position you want to be in and we rarely have been .

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What about keeping miller at fullback?

nah, you have to have carter in your team, hes been in great form and his positional play is better than elliots. plus we need pace out wide and a proper winger and only miller and calders fit that bill.

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If we are picking a team based on heart rather than head, then after last weeks performance Forber should be included otherwise the philosophy of playing for your place means nothing! I also feel that the firmest Prop Forward position is when we rotate Thackray, Coward, Acton and Dowes, to leave any out is to weaken the team.

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I feel Dowes has to step up in the second half of the season. There's only so long you can can hold on due to reputation and past performances .

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If we are picking a team based on heart rather than head, then after last weeks performance Forber should be included otherwise the philosophy of playing for your place means nothing! I also feel that the firmest Prop Forward position is when we rotate Thackray, Coward, Acton and Dowes, to leave any out is to weaken the team.

i dont think you can pick off performances and include dowes, hes done very little in a town shirt, and the likes of walne and leuluai looked really good last week. this all depends on actons return.

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