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Tom Lillycrop

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Looks like Glenn has decided to release Tom.

According to radio leeds during in the after match interview yesterday Glenn said he released a player this week.

In league weekly Sheffield and doncaster are vying for his services apparently he's been told he's surplus to requirements.

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Looks like Glenn has decided to release Tom.

According to radio leeds during in the after match interview yesterday Glenn said he released a player this week.

In league weekly Sheffield and doncaster are vying for his services apparently he's been told he's surplus to requirements.

Has the air of familiarity about it doesn't it ? - not everybody in the one for all and all for one camp then. Looking at the props yesterday only reinforced my belief that the only one capable of scattering defences is still Aizue. Even against amateurs, both Nash and Haggerty ran the ball in without aggression or conviction - do their share of tackling and donkey work, but blockbusters they ain't.

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Dewsbury Rams have today confirmed that prop forward Tom Lillycrop has been released from his contract in a mutual agreement and is now free to move to another club.

Tom and Ram’s Coach Glenn Morrison had been working hard together to improve the player’s overall game but both felt that he (Tom Lillycrop) had just not kicked on from last season as he had hoped he would in spite of putting a lot of hard work into it. Unfortunately he had also fallen down the pecking order during the close season and through the pre-season friendlies. Ram’s Coach Glenn Morrison paid tribute to Tom Lillycrop “He is a good kid who has worked hard to improve things but it was just not happening for him. He needs to be playing regular rugby at his age which is something I couldn’t guarantee him. We sat down together and I agreed we would release him from his contract so that he could find another club and get back playing regularly again. I would like to wish him all the best in the future and to thank him for all his efforts and the hard work he has put in during his time at the Rams”.

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Has the air of familiarity about it doesn't it ? - not everybody in the one for all and all for one camp then. Looking at the props yesterday only reinforced my belief that the only one capable of scattering defences is still Aizue. Even against amateurs, both Nash and Haggerty ran the ball in without aggression or conviction - do their share of tackling and donkey work, but blockbusters they ain't.

Dont know what he's done wrong really, but guessing his face didnt fit.  If he does go i wish him luck. 

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All the best Tom. You can rediscover your mojo in CC1 maybe?

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Dont know what he's done wrong really, but guessing his face didnt fit.  If he does go i wish him luck. 

 

 

Too slow on defensive cover Nick - decent going forward but not so going back. He'll do OK somewhere that he can get a regular game.

 

Tommy G did alright yesterday didn't he GOR?

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To be fair I'm sorry to see him leave,but you can't hold him back it looked to me he was way off the 1st team with the other props in front of him & now we've recruited Dowes who I think will be a good signing for us! I've not seen Tom around the club since the Castleford friendly anyway

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Will be interesting to see if Mr Farrell

Gets a run out in our next game

We will see if the teams picked on merit or face fitting

;)

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Don't be surprised to see him at

Sheffield

Shortly ;)

All the best Tom

You never let me down when playing :)

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Sad to see him go, always gave 100% , says on twitter that the Eagles are announcing a signing tomorrow morning at eight, I wonder who that can be??

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Will be interesting to see if Mr Farrell

Gets a run out in our next game

We will see if the teams picked on merit or face fitting

;)

If its on merit then Farrell has to play...

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Farrell has gotta be in with a chance after yesterday's performance he was immense.

 

Although still against amateurs. Lets' not build him up too high before he has had a proper chance to prove himself against stronger sides.

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Sorry to see Tom leave he's a good lad it'll probably do him good to another club and get his form & confidence back. To be honest what I saw back end of last season & the pre season friendlys he didn't seem like the same player! In fact I don't think I've seen him around the club since the cas game.

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Yeah, eagles press release says they've "snared lillycrop from championship rivals".

Never knew you could snare a released player!

Good luck, Tom.

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Although still against amateurs. Lets' not build him up too high before he has had a proper chance to prove himself against stronger sides.

Ditto Tommy G eh BSJ ? The problem with veteran players - especially props, is that you have to rotate them more often, which cuts down your options.

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Yeah, eagles press release says they've "snared lillycrop from championship rivals".

Never knew you could snare a released player!

Good luck, Tom.

Best of luck Tom, I for one rated you. Can't see how you could have improved without playing. Reckon you'll come back to haunt us.

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Ditto Tommy G eh BSJ ? The problem with veteran players - especially props, is that you have to rotate them more often, which cuts down your options.

 

 

Too true and one reason not to read too much into individual performances in Sunday's game. One thing I noticed (if I'm correct that is) was that Farrell played the full 80 minutes - if I am right then that is some performance.

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That's the only downside to having a big squad & not running a 2nd team,trying to keep players happy!! To me Tom is too good a player to be sat up in the stands,and the same apply' s to Wright,Farrell & Buchanan it's going to be tough this week when picking your 17!!!

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Although still against amateurs. Lets' not build him up too high before he has had a proper chance to prove himself against stronger sides.

Whoa BSJ.  Your sensible and pragmatic approach to all things posted on here is to be admired, but!!! Were not the whole team playing against the same amateurs?  The superstar known to you as Walshaw and indeed all of the team were playing against the same oppo and we all saw who stood out.  That said I fully expect him to miss out on Sunday. One thing I have learned over my forty years watching the mighty rams is if ever I rate somebody the coach doesnt.  Its painful and frustating, but having this forum to vent my spleen has made it almost bearable. I also concede that I dont know who I would srop to put him in the team.

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It is worth noting that GM hasn't just come across Tom in the past couple of years but has been involved in his coaching for quite some time beforehand so was well aware of his potential and if he seemed to be improving or going backwards over the last year.

 

As GF rightly says the lack of a second team is a major drawback for many clubs. Unfortunately it costs money to run such a team, which is difficult for all under the current circumstances.

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Whoa BSJ.  Your sensible and pragmatic approach to all things posted on here is to be admired, but!!! Were not the whole team playing against the same amateurs?  The superstar known to you as Walshaw and indeed all of the team were playing against the same oppo and we all saw who stood out.  That said I fully expect him to miss out on Sunday. One thing I have learned over my forty years watching the mighty rams is if ever I rate somebody the coach doesnt.  Its painful and frustating, but having this forum to vent my spleen has made it almost bearable. I also concede that I dont know who I would srop to put him in the team.

Don't think either Tonks or Hales have kicked on any more than Lillicrop has TBH - they'd be my choice for "resting".

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