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Hull chasing RU winger Tom Biggs from Bath

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According to HDM Hull are in negotiations with Bath to sign winger Tom Biggs as a replacement for Briscoe. With Powell moving to Wigan is RL seen as an attractive option for RU players again.

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Er, I don't know if it is for the top string. Powell is definitely a fading star and whilst I think he can do a job for wigan over the next couple of years, I think he might have done it more for the challenge of something new. Tom Biggs never set the world on fire in union from what I see on Wiki. Solid enough for Bath when I saw him play though.

 

I think there are always going to be guys playing Union who are better suited to League and vice versa. Both codes can recognise it, and rather than every cross-code signing being a sign of something, it might just be some realignment to the code better suited to your skills.

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Is he the one with really long blonde hair? If not, who's that?

Yes that's him he does come from Hull so I could see it coming off.

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has tom briscoe decided where he's going yet? cronulla?,salford?,wigan?,leeds?...

I would say Leeds are favourites but its not been announced yet.

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has tom briscoe decided where he's going yet? cronulla?,salford?,wigan?,leeds?...

As long as he stays in rugby league I don't really care, but from an England perspective it would be good if he tried hs hand at the NRL.

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Er, I don't know if it is for the top string. Powell is definitely a fading star and whilst I think he can do a job for wigan over the next couple of years, I think he might have done it more for the challenge of something new. Tom Biggs never set the world on fire in union from what I see on Wiki. Solid enough for Bath when I saw him play though.

 

I think there are always going to be guys playing Union who are better suited to League and vice versa. Both codes can recognise it, and rather than every cross-code signing being a sign of something, it might just be some realignment to the code better suited to your skills.

Spot on. No need for any fuss, unless a top, current star makes the switch.

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I think there are always going to be guys playing Union who are better suited to League and vice versa. Both codes can recognise it, and rather than every cross-code signing being a sign of something, it might just be some realignment to the code better suited to your skills.

Great post. It can only do the game good if there's a free gangway between the codes in which professional players are going both ways. The less Union and League are isolated from each other the better for us IMHO.

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Yes that's him he does come from Hull so I could see it coming off.

Just seen the 'FC to bring Biggs home' headline on the back page of today's Hull Daily Mail.

 

My initial reaction was 'Blimey, is he still in Brazil?'

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I would say Leeds are favourites but its not been announced yet.

5 year deal done apparently.

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Just seen the 'FC to bring Biggs home' headline on the back page of today's Hull Daily Mail.

 

My initial reaction was 'Blimey, is he still in Brazil?'

:D 

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Presumably he has a league background if he comes from Hull?

If so its no surprise that he's switching codes?

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Presumably he has a league background if he comes from Hull?

If so its no surprise that he's switching codes?

Went to Hymers so probably all union, but is a big Hull fan so you'd expect him to know the game fairly well even if he's not played much before.

Just heard on Humberside that Bath's coach has called it rubbish and it's just paper talk.

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It would seem an odd move from Hull to sign a 29 year old, non-international union winger who they'd presumably expect to be a key player if Briscoe is going.

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You mean to tell me Hull are looking to sign someone who's not from Cas? Blimey!

Well we're giving you Lynch back.

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If they are going for Biggs then what does the future hold for Jason Crookes .

Either a back up or starter in a lower table club.

Personally I think he's not good enough.

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It would seem an odd move from Hull to sign a 29 year old, non-international union winger

And an alleged five year contract too.

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Either a back up or starter in a lower table club.

Personally I think he's not good enough.

Agreed he has not impressed me either.

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I think there are a few decent RU players who would make the grade and are affordable.

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has tom briscoe decided where he's going yet? cronulla?,salford?,wigan?,leeds?...

 

Suprised nobody has mentioned it but in the interview with Mike Ford at Bath he said the rumours are because Hull are losing Tom Briscoe "who is going to Castleford Tigers"

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Suprised nobody has mentioned it but in the interview with Mike Ford at Bath he said the rumours are because Hull are losing Tom Briscoe "who is going to Castleford Tigers"

Surely nonsense.

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Went to Hymers so probably all union.

Definitely all union at Hymers. It's compulsory for boys to play it at the school.

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