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  1. Cant see anything special in Wakeham TBH. He's getting his shot at the doggies now because of their SC constraints. I suspect they'll be attempting to bring in a top class 7 for next year and Wakeham will be back to reserve grade.
  2. Right concept but should be at a neutral venue, why should Leeds get a home advantage and everybody else not ?
  3. Joel Thompson is replacing Taia. I know Saints were looking at other back row options but probably wont pursue any now as Bentley has signed a contract extension. Having said that if we could offload Paulo then i'd take Whitley as a replacement.
  4. A few years ago he was one of the best 2nd rowers in SL, but the last year or so his form has really dipped and gone from someone who looked like an international to an average club man. Maybe a change of scenery will help him regain his form as he's got the basic talent to push for an international call up.
  5. A short term deal for the rest of this year is probably the best all round, but to be honest i'd have been quite happy if he wanted 1 more year at Saints in 2021. While he can't play 80mins anymore his experience and leadership skills will be a massive bonus for Saints come the season end big games. Roby is a good captain and well respected by all the other players but he's not that vocal on the field, and that's something Saints lack at times.
  6. Cant see Molo coming to SL, he's having a superb season from the Cowboys
  7. True Jammer's not the player he was at his peak but he's still averaging nearly 100m a game while playing only 40 odd minutes. His workrate is still up there with most props and his defence is as good as ever, he's just lost a yard of pace and probably can't manage 80 mins anymore. Jammer & Joel Thompson are much more the kind of players that Woolf likes in the forwards, tough, hard workers who give 100% week in week out
  8. Pretty chuffed with this signing, the last few years he's been in the best form of his career for Manly, really surprised he's left the NRL. Really good replacement for Taia who's retiring at the end of the season. Just a replacement prop to sign now
  9. Difficult decision for Saints on this one. He's OOC on 1st November anyway, so if the SL season resumes end August / early September then Saints would lose him after 2 months of the restart anyway unless they could agree a fee with the Dogs to keep him on for a few extra months to complete the SL season. Given how desperate the doggies are I seriously doubt they would agree to that. If they release him now then Saints get a transfer fee and a big chunk off the SC to bring someone else in when the season resumes.
  10. I think its generally been a good introduction in the NRL and if introduced in SL should see teams cut out a lot of the messing around in the ruck (O'Loughlin might as well retire now ? ) One element I haven't seen used yet is the penalising of the attacking team for milking. The commentators mentioned that this was also an option for the Ref now if they committed an infringement in the ruck in an attempt to milk a penalty (or get 6 more tackles)
  11. Not yet convinced by Bentley, he's struggling to find his true position. He doesn't have the pace or handling to play in the 3/4's and his lack of size often see's him outmuscled when playing in the forwards, particularly when playing 2nd row and having to take plenty of hit-ups. He could make a half-decent ball playing 13 but with Knowles in front of him at Saints I don't think he'll get the opportunity. A move away from Saints could actually be the best thing for his career.
  12. I think Holbrook is going to regret his decision to take the Titans job over the Bulldogs one. The Titans are a complete basket case of a club while the doggies will have their salary cap issues behind them for 2021 and are already building again.
  13. That isn't what I said at if you bothered to read my post properly. I said we should just play league games and crown the league champions as the team who finished top of the league. Then to create extra games and hence the extra income reintroduce the old premiership trophy (which is separate to the league champions). There will still be an Old Trafford final, it just wont be to crown the league champions, it would be for the premiership trophy winners.
  14. That isn't what I said at if you bothered to read my post properly. I said we should just play league games and crown the league champions as the team who finished top of the league. Then to create extra games and hence the extra income reintroduce the old premiership trophy (which is separate to the league champions). There will still be an Old Trafford final, it just wont be to crown the league champions, it would be for the premiership trophy winners.
  15. That isn't what I said at if you bothered to read my post properly. I said we should just play league games and crown the league champions as the team who finished top of the league. Then to create extra games and hence the extra income reintroduce the old premiership trophy (which is separate to the league champions). There will still be an Old Trafford final, it just wont be to crown the league champions, it would be for the premiership trophy winners.
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