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Bulls sign Frank Winterstein

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Initial 1yr deal from Widnes.

 

Happy with that.  A big unit with skills to play on the edge or at centre.

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Initial 1yr deal from Widnes.

 

Happy with that.  A big unit with skills to play on the edge or at centre.

 

This is a terrible signing.  Well done Widnes.

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This is a terrible signing.  Well done Widnes.

How come like?

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Can't say I'm too fussed, on one hand he's not exactly been devastating but then he's put in a few decent shifts and occasionally looked good

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frank could be a superb player if he just bent his back once in a while and did some graft, for a man of his size he is actually quite ineffective, had some good games for widnes but they were few and far between.

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I was hoping we would sign the (Samoan) full back myself..

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When this rumoured kicked up on RLFans weeks ago I was so annoyed I jokingly threatened to punch the poster in the face who brought it to the table!

 

I couldn't see any rhyme or reason in it. And now I'm accepting of the idea, he's purely back-up, but still I can't help think he has a lot to do to make me come round to this signing as it shunts another young lad down the pecking order.

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Add in last weeks signing of Adam Henry who could be anything; but I fear he's another Anthony Gelling or Willie Isa.

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We desperately need at least one centre.

 

It might be World Cup fever, but I'd love us to get Rhys Williams, who is a free agent.

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We desperately need at least one centre.

 

It might be World Cup fever, but I'd love us to get Rhys Williams, who is a free agent.

I think he's a winger and a pretty rubbish one by all accounts too.

 

I'd give somebody elses right arm for us to sign Jean Philippe-Baile. He's out of contract from what I read online (the mega-thread on RLFans).

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Nothing against Bradford whatsoever, but this is a poor, poor signing. I've never seen him do anything of note. Just the sort of mediocre overseas journeyman that genuinely IS holding a young British player back by being over here.

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Rhys also plays centre and has averaged a try every two games throughout his career.

 

He's only 23, a powerful runner and a pretty good tackler. I think he'd be a better centre because, from what I've seen, his main weakness seems to be getting outjumped at high kicks. He's always played well when I've seen him.

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Add in last weeks signing of Adam Henry who could be anything; but I fear he's another Anthony Gelling or Willie Isa.

why not have the first willie isa instead...................PLEASE!!

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He's got huge potential but lacks the motivation and heart when the tough gets going.

 

 

When this rumoured kicked up on RLFans weeks ago I was so annoyed I jokingly threatened to punch the poster in the face who brought it to the table!

 

I couldn't see any rhyme or reason in it. And now I'm accepting of the idea, he's purely back-up, but still I can't help think he has a lot to do to make me come round to this signing as it shunts another young lad down the pecking order.

 

Maybe he's not had the benefit of being at a club like Bradford before, and that'll bring out the best in him.  Anyhoo, it's a 12mth deal so nothing lost if he turns out to be a lazy so and so.  However, I think that we have found out the hard way that a small squad just can't cope.

 

We've had problems for a number of years in the centres.  As it looks today we'll have Adam Henry and Frank Winterstein probably playing inside Foster and one of Kear/George/Purtell.  Both big skillful players that I for one am looking forward to seeing in the RAB.  I'd still like to see another strike centre added (Winterstein/Blyth/Walker are all dual centre second row and Sam Wood is still emerging), Kirk Yeaman was mentioned but I don't know how likely that is, but reasonably happy with how the backline is shaping up.  One thing's for sure, we're not going to be lacking in size out wide.

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We are still due another player, who was to be announced when the RFL ratified the ownership change.

 

They got it ratified last week ....

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don't expect too much of frank, he is a great under achiever who could be a superb player if he had the inclination...plays his best rugby with magraff leuleuai and willie isa, perhaps the bulls should sign them as well.................PLEASE!!!

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Frank Winterstein probably playing inside Foster...........(Winterstein/Blyth/Walker are all dual centre second row

 

I'd be surprised if he plays much for you at centre, he didn't at Widnes anyway

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Decent signing I reckon.Used properly and played to his strengths he can be a powerful wide player running at a retreating defence.Just needs a coach to persevere with him and get the best from him..Not an 80 minute forward but an ideal interchange player.Scores plenty of tries too.

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denis persevered with him for two years and still frank didn't raise the bar.

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don't expect too much of frank, he is a great under achiever who could be a superb player if he had the inclination...

You make him sound like a slightly shorter version of Karl Pryce..

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nail on the head bulliac........

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You make him sound like a slightly shorter version of Karl Pryce..

I was content today until I read that name.

 

Now I'm annoyed, I've finally managed to put away the flag I waved for him for the last decade.

 

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