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  1. He became a free agent when he was released by Barrow so is available for us to sign after the transfer deadline
  2. I though Dewsbury were extremely unlucky not to get at least a point from yesterday's game. A great game for the neutral. Good luck for the rest of the season.
  3. WR, I posted this in response to a similar question on the Fax forum: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I get where you are coming from, but I don't believe this will be true, especially for the SL sides that already have Reserve sides. Even the ones that don't have reserves already will automatically have 2 years worth of academy players available to them next year, because of the change in age group, going from under 19s to under 18s for academies means that players in their last two years of the academy set up will automatically fill the majority of the player roster in the reserves. On top of this most SL first team squads are in the region of 26-28 players so leaves a significant number of players, about 4-5 (assuming that most clubs are running with 4-6 injuries at any one time) that are not getting game time with the first team. Then given that the reserves, to begin with will mainly be 19/20 year old youngsters, SL clubs will probably look to still utilise DR and loans for these players to get game time in the Championship which will generally be a higher grade of rugby than the reserves. This becomes even more true for sides that already have reserve sides. This partly answers the question Griff asks about where the players are coming from. As an example Castleford have an academy of 24 players from this year, I suspect that that 2/3rds of those will be over age for an under 18s comp next year (if not more), meaning that they will already have a core of 16+ players for the reserves team next year, therefore only need to supplement these with another 7 or so players. Meaning that across the sides without a reserve side currently the SL sides will need to find in the region of 40-60 players rather than 200+ to make up the reserves comp. Beware SL clubs coming to raid Fax/Fev/Keighley/Bulls reserves as well as the armature game for these additional players. Personally I would like to think that your assessment is true and DR will wither on the vine, but somehow I don't doubt it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
  4. Not in my local spoons - £1.75 a pint and not in Last Orders either, but we take the point.
  5. PH, I am sure there will still be lots of loans/DR even with reserves. What I was responding to whether players would leave and join a championship team on a permanent basis like Ormondroyd and Walters. In this case I suspect it will be about the player some will stay for money and some will go for the game time. I suspect more will stay for the money, though they could still be loaned out.
  6. I'm not convinced that this is true, there will always be people that would rather take the higher salary and stay in the reserves in SL rather than join a Championship side.
  7. So it will be mandatory for SL sides (plus Widnes and Bradford) to run a reserves side with the academies becoming under 18s. see link here: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/super-league-hail-return-of-mandatory-reserve-grade-in-2020-1-9882371 There are 5 other applicants to join the reserves, I assume that will include Fev, Fax and Keighley from this years comp + 2 others. However DR and Loans systems to stay unchanged. What do people think is the good for the game or not? Personally I think this is a step in the right direction, though I'd have liked to see it go further and remove DR.
  8. LTS, Thanks for the clarification.
  9. PH, I'd expect the back line to be as you outline above, though it has crossed my mind that we could go Golding, Carey, Walters, Hardcastle, Briscoe. So as to stiffen up our defence.
  10. I'd like to see Richardson given a chance, but suspect that this will be seen as too much of a risk. I'm not convinced by Watson, so I guess that will be someone to come in, on loan at a guess.
  11. So 5 backs, 4 half backs and 10 forwards including hookers King and Maskill. So you have to assume the 5 backs pick themselves unless Teteh is not fit in which case Walters to centre. I assume that 1 half back to miss out (not guaranteed) so given that 3 are on loan/DR then, 2 of which have come in this week that maybe Chisholm or Holmes to miss out. Leaving one forward to miss out, with it being Maskill presumably. which would make the team something like: Turner, Briscoe, Teteh, Hardcastle, Carey Chisholm, Dagger Wheeldon, King, Makatoa Day, Walters, Lockwood bench: McLelland, Davies, Cooper, Ormonroyd
  12. Colin it's here: https://www.featherstonerovers.co.uk/news/carr-names-halifax-19-hcwXu
  13. It did cross my mind that King might be rested for this game with 3 big games coming up against fax, Leigh and WP after the Barrow game. So the team might look like: Golding Turner Sutcliffe Hardcastle Carey Holmes Chisholm Wheeldon Maskill Makatoa Day Walters Lockwood Bench Johnson Cooper Harrison Ormondroyd
  14. Excellent news and well deserved for Josh, who has been playing really well this last couple of months.
  15. Like Davis this is great news and again a 2 year extension which is a good commitment by the club.
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