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  1. With ncl division 3 kicking off this weekend, are there any fixtures in jeopardy with the amount of rain that's been prevalent these last few days. Post any games that are postponed here, so it's easy to find if wanting to support/ watch any ncl fixtures this weekend, rather than waiting for the BBC to update, that's if they cover the ncl 3 fixtures/results this season!! Good luck to all teams starting out in their respective leagues this season. I'm sure each league will be as competitive as ever.
  2. The draw was always fixed so that the amateur teams drew a semi pro team at round 3 stage, so made it very difficult for the amateurs to progress beyond the 3rd round stage. It is now an open draw, therefore amateur teams can play each other at round 3, therefore being able to progress to round 4 a bit more easily. So it isn't the same stage as before, the amateur teams get to round 4 on merit.
  3. Is it being used for the rochdale players to step up or toronto to step down, the gulf between championship 1 and super league is massive, especially for players that have just come from ncl ranks. If Toronto are relying on this then there'll be a rude awakening for both parties.
  4. Rochdale have a squad of their own, they've heavily recruited from the amateur ranks, now having a squad of 25+ players. They relied on dual registration with st Helens and Warrington in recent years, so probably didn't have as large a squad, and now it's Toronto they're relying on. I do wonder will the fringe players in the rochdale squad be happy not getting regular games, if any at all, now they have a larger squad, plus the addition of Toronto players to swell the numbers by more, and how easy will it be to get released if possible, having signed professional forms. I feel there'll be some players isolated,and kicking their heals weekly in the rochdale squad, but will Toronto, or Rochdale give a hoot about these players.
  5. Gonna be interesting who benefits most, players from Toronto stepping down to play or Rochdale players stepping up to play. When the Toronto players step down, where do the surplus Rochdale players then play?
  6. Any more notable players signed for pro clubs from the community teams?The season is only a few weeks away for ncl and regional leagues, how are teams faring? I've a feeling teams won't be as strong this season, a general decline in the amateur leagues as a host of top end lads have crossed over to the pro teams at championship,championship1 and reserve team level.
  7. So if the best includes heritage players then he'll pick them, a problem some people seem to have with Bennett's selections, ie Hastings and Austin. He hasn't ruled out playing these players, if they're the best option.
  8. Shaun wane has already stated he will pick players who are the best for England, he hasn't ruled out picking heritage players
  9. £100 per player to the community club as compensation for producing the players from an early age, like I said peanuts. That's for championship and championship1 clubs that don't have academy, £100 plus £350 for first first team appearance at super league or championship with academy. A bit more if they make 10 plus appearances too.
  10. Not if they're taken away for free, or peanuts , then there's no progression for the club as sometimes the club is left with minimal or no players
  11. Interesting what the figures are, clubs like Rochdale, Swinton, north Wales etc rely on the production of players from else where, and probably pay minimal amounts to the community clubs that have invested so much into the game by producing the players in the first place.
  12. Plenty players from amateur signing for championship and championship 1 clubs, is this due to the fear that not enough players will be released by super league and those championship clubs that have reserve teams therefore less dual registration players to be relied on. These clubs therefore filling their squads up. The knock on effect is community clubs being stripped of their players, for free and no recompense other than the individual players maybe earning a few bob, probably peanuts in the big scheme of things. Surely the community clubs that produce these players get something back as a reward for the production of players that have probably started their rugby league careers way back at possibly 7,8,9, 10 years of age and have had numerous funds spent on them, maybe not directly, but the costs of running and maintaining the said community clubs is massive.
  13. Still haven't found your selections, too busy having an opinion on others I guess
  14. Golden boot 2018, continued impressive form in 2019, scoring great tries that look impossible to ground, that only world class wingers achieve. Certainly not a joke selection.
  15. NOMINATION LIST FULLBACK 1 - James Tedesco 2 - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 3 - Kalyn Ponga 4 - Lachlan Coote 5 - Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad WINGERS 1 - Tommy Makinson 2 - Josh Addo-Carr 3 - Suliasi Vunivalu 4 - Regan Grace 5 - Maika Sivo CENTRES 1 - Joseph Manu 2 - Latrell Mitchell 3 - Tom Trbojevic 4 - Esan Marsters 5 - Kevin Naiqama STAND-OFF 1 - Cameron Munster 2 - Jonny Lomax 3 - Luke Keary 4 - Benji Marshall 5 - Jack Wighton SCRUM-HALF 1 - Shaun Johnson 2 - Mitchell Moses 3 - Cooper Cronk 4 - Jackson Hastings 5 - Daly Cherry Evans PROPS 1 - Andrew Fifita 2 - Luke Thompson 3 - Josh Papalli 4 - Payne Haas 5 - Sio Siua Taukeiaho HOOKER 1 - James Roby 2 - Damien Cook 3 - Cameron Smith 4 - Daryl Clark 5 - Josh Hodgson SECOND ROWS 1 - John Bateman 2 - David Fifita 3 - Tevita Pangai Jnr 4 - Elliot Whitehead 5 - Boyd Cordner LOOSE FORWARD 1 - Jason Taumalolo 2 - Jake Trbojevic 3 - Cameron Murray 4 - Sam Burgess 5 - James Graham
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