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  1. Except he apparently is not moving home, he is moving to Canada to sign with the Wolfpack. Compassionate grounds my a***
  2. Nobody is criticising him for going home - why not, there is no NRL and clearly it is terrible situation for his father and his family. But to quit his contract altogether after just 8 matches is pathetic. Why not just take a break, go home and return to the Titans when the season is ready to start again.
  3. I get his Dad is sick, but he could have taken a leave of absence and come back to us when he is ready to. I agree with the earlier post - this is just a convenient out. Once again, an English outside back fails in the NRL. He could have stuck it out and reached the level required, but he is mentally weak like so many before him and run home to the comfort and ease of the SL. No wonder the Eng/GB national team has mental weaknesses in this area.
  4. I noticed Chris Ashton has been released by Sale RU. Should a SL club try and recruit him? I’d love to see him back in our game. I was disappointed all those years ago when Brian Noble effectively chased him out of Wigan.
  5. Why not get something different and play an international up North, rather than in the major lowland cities? How about playing a match in Inverness or Aberdeen? Perhaps the highlanders will be more receptive i also never understood why when a Scotland played Australia in the 4Nations in 2016 they didn’t play it at Easter Road. They could have capitalised on the loads of Aussies in Edinburgh.
  6. Unfortunately while the Catalans Dragons were brought into SL to improve the French National team, they have failed to deliver any improvement to the National team. I agree that England /GB need to play France mid-season every year. Results will go GB’s way initially- but Aus used to be miles better than NZ but they still played annually and it has helped NZ get better. GB need to play France regularly to see them get better. France also need a marquee coach. We have seen the improvement in England, NZ etc. with a top-class coach. I’m sure they could attract one from Aus (Trent Robinson would be ideal). France have some great players. But they need to be playing for the National team and have a coach that can bring it all together
  7. And give teams not named Wigan, Saints or Leeds even less chance to win a trophy?
  8. I think its a nothing story, but it would be good if we can get a couple of Saints players to make the move accross int he coming years.
  9. I was gonna ask about Shaun Ainscough. Another who seemed destined for greatness and dropped away
  10. A few years ago this guy was a gun winger, won a Grand Final and seemed destined to be a mainstay for England. I see now he is playing at lowly Workington Town. How did he end up there? Was it injuries, poor club choices, loss of form? Amazing how far a guy has fallen who could have done anything.
  11. Maguire would have to give up being coach. Perhaps replaced by Robbie Hunter-Paul ?
  12. I’ve worked out you can name an entire NZ test 17 with hyphenated names: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad Malakai Watene-Zelezniak Michael Chee-Kam Shaun Kenny-Dowall Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Chanel Harris-Tevita Nelson Asofa-Solomona Jeremy Marshall-King Jared Warea-Hargreaves Corey Harawira-Naera Raymond Faitala-Mariner James Fisher-Harris Henry Lealuga-Puhotau Adding Fonua-Blake Braden Hamlin-Uele
  13. Yes, because King Arthur was real......
  14. In the 90’s, most clubs departed from a traditional coat of arms style badge and went for the American-style mascot badge. But it seems nowadays more clubs are reverting back to traditional style badges. We’ve seen Wigan, Hull FC, Wakefield and Salford revert back to an old-style badge (and Hull KR always kept theirs as is). While in the lower tiers the likes of Halifax, Fev, Oldham, Hunslet, Workington Town and Doncaster have moved back to a classic badge after briefly having a ‘modern badge’. i think this is a great move and I hope more clubs adopt this. Most of our traditional Northern clubs are 120+ years old. The history in the badge should be enough of a selling point. Why trade that in for a cheap cartoon Rhino or Tiger? Sure, the expansion clubs can’t invent history, so I’ve no issue with them having American-style moniker. But I think our traditional clubs should market themselves on their history.
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