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  1. I got a couple wrong because of spelling mistakes, one was the quiz answered Jenna Welsby and I’m pretty sure her name is Jenny. I put Katie Hepworth, quiz answer was Katherine.
  2. This looks likely to be called off which is a massive shame, for Lewis Dodd, Umyla Hanley, Josh Thewliss etc to test themselves against the Aussie boys was one of the things I was looking forward to most in 2020.
  3. Farnworth is an outstanding prospect, he is athletic, skilful, fast and has a great work ethic. His agility is second to none and he is the fittest player at the Broncos. Look out Tommy Makinson & Tom Johnstone etc because I think Herbie will be in the World Cup squad next year if he stays fit.
  4. Bit of a shame Watkins is at the Titans, imagine playing outside a bunch of z graders in Taylor, Roberts & Cartwright fed by Peats and Rein. Those guys haven’t got a clue how to create space or put someone through a gap.
  5. Farnworth didn’t get many minutes but he was really solid, the thing that impressed me most was when he saved a try and then on the next tackle he saved another try in the corner.
  6. Last year Saints had a great run in terms of not too many injuries but already they have had Coote, Percy & Grace out and now Bentley plus Smith suspended. Over such a long season it’s almost survival of the fittest and who can keep key players on the field. I agree that this season is wide open and it may not be for another 6 weeks til we see the top teams emerge.
  7. Sad news but hopefully time away is good for and and he misses Rugby League. I believe he would be an ideal prospect for any NRL under 20’s team.
  8. The problem is with the Titans is their halves are so bad they always take the wrong option. Watkins rarely gets the ball early and the only player who passes to Watkins is Cartwright.
  9. When Mellor comes back in they need to get rid of McCrone and Wilkin needs to go as well. The 2 Wigan youngsters on loan are good players and will add some size.
  10. Agree, it looked clear that the players weren’t putting in for him. Bad sign.
  11. Despite the appalling conditions Wigan v Hull KR was a tough physical game. Wigan again put out a strong team and at times KR matched them. Just can’t wait for it to dry up so we can see more open footy.
  12. There’s some top players in the squad, the big 3 being Dodd, Hanley & Thewlis. i still think there is a few players who missed out who should be in, mainly Sam Hall & Will Tate but also a few others. The Aussies are after revenge and in my opinion this England squad’s biggest weakness is in the front row and these games are won up front. Hopefully a prop or two will emerge like Sam Hall has who made his SL debut last week. Matty Nicholson is only 16 but is the most complete backrower I have seen for a while so good to see him in there. A lot can change but if I was to pick a 17 as of now I would go Hanley Tindall Ferreira Hall Stephens Thewliss Dodd Pye Dugdale Rowley Rushton Baxter Nicholson res: Stevens Appleby Wrench Roby.
  13. Sorry it’s time to move on, Lockers is struggling to even play at SL standard and James Graham is another who shouldn’t be picked.
  14. I’ve watched Wigan v Widnes & Hull Fc v Bradford. Wigans forward pack was better than some SL forward packs. It was big & powerful. Widnes had a young squad as did Bulls. the standard has been ok but I expect it to improve over the season. Is is great to see the reserves back, example: 17 yo kids playing alongside Albert Kelly & Mahe Fonua whIch is good for their development, when the Academy season starts they should go back with confidence.
  15. McMeeken has that big, athletic physique that NRL clubs love, I think he would be suited to the NRL
  16. No and he was never Tim Sheens' assistant at Wests Tigers, he was their stats man. Sheens' assistants were Royce Simmons and then Steve Georgallis.
  17. The England coach said that SL clubs should be looking to give an opportunity to these Welsh kids.
  18. England should pick 6 props in the WC squad James Graham Chris Hill Eorl Crabtree George B Tom B Luke B or Alex Walmsley
  19. Good news, i look forward to seeing him play, there is enough time for him to push for a World Cup spot
  20. How does everyone access each English qualified players chances ? Sam Tomkins - definite Darrell Goulding - probably Martin Gleeson - probably Paul Deacon - with Eastmond out, he could be an outsider given his good kicking and passing game. Sean O'Loughlin - definite Joel Tomkins - definite Liam Farrell - not just yet but one for the future. Stuart Fielden - definite Mick McIllorum - just misses out, wouldn't let anyone down. Andy Coley - is worthy of a place, one of the form props. Paul Prescott - just misses out, much improved.
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