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  1. No brainer, knowles starting 13, Radley on the bench with 2 props and a hooker. Would be great to have depth like that.
  2. Gutted with the result but got to give credit to Huddersfield and Ian Watson, every time i watch them they look brilliantly coached. They could win the comp this year,but if not, think they will be one of the teams to beat for the forseable future.
  3. Lloyd McEwan Peters is in the Leeds Rhinos Scholorship, in his 2nd year, captains the team, also been in Wales RU u18 camps. Quality player from the Guisley Rangers community club
  4. I would love to if i was more local, im 3hrs drive away, struggle to get to many Leeds games these days with Work and the distance. Was planning to go to your Worky away game last week but work ruined them plans. Pleased to hear Levis playing so well..Errrm poorly. Cheers.
  5. Cheers I bet he was, you happy with his performances since he joined you?
  6. Some really good results you are putting together. Looking forward to watching tye highlights. How did Levi go? Any try involvments?
  7. Sorry in advance for asking this all season, but...How did Levi play?
  8. Gary H will be raging, he cant announce JJB as permanent on monday now.
  9. Edwards is one of the best talents to come through our system in years, he's been earmarked as something special since he was 14. Always been a backrow through his community clubs and our scholarship but centres probably a better bet at his age against men. Pleased he's had a good start with you.
  10. I would have to agree, think we lack somthing mentally. The semi last year, whilst it was going to be a tough task regardless, we were beat before we took the field imo
  11. The centre pairing of Tom Briscoe and Liam Suttcliffe fill me with dread, not opposition i know, but terrifying all the same.
  12. Excellent young player, was in the same stanningley team as hulls Nick Staveley, they joined warrington scholarship at the same time and now together again at hull.
  13. Matty English is 24, i capped my selections at 23 and under. Wilson hasnt kicked on as id hoped so far, Ebon Scurr was my last prop selected, he's impressed me more than Wilson from what iv seen, but again, i wont of seen as much of Wilson as you.
  14. Whilst your right that im a Leeds fan, that its just my opinion and that it certainly means nothing in regards to how each club will fare over the coming years as SKS suggests, i certainly havnt picked Leeds players because they play for Leeds, all the players iv mentioned are in there on merit in comprison to there peers in that age group imo. The only one who i could see why people would think he's there because he's Leeds is Corey Johnson, but he is an exceptional talent at 9, all the other Leeds players have played well in SL and most are in international reckoning, be that Knights or full England, they're getting there recognition off more important judges than me. Saints have no doubt got plenty of excellent young players in there system, but if i havt seen them or know of them, i cant include them. I know you were replying to SKS comparing clubs, but hopefully this thread dosnt decend into a my club vs your club debate, we should all be excited about the talent coming through at all the British clubs.
  15. No you cant, you can have that opinion and i hope your right. I tend to agree with you, he looks excellent, but i like to see how they transition to mens rugby before proclaiming them better than x,y and z. Too many have failed to make that transition in the past unfortunately.
  16. Yeah louis, should of been clearer. Too early to say Murphys better than Innes Senior, he's got loads of potential but barley played a first team game. Innes was also a very highly rated teenager once, like murphy is now, probably more highly rated than Murphy, if you think he's totally hopeless at 21 playing SL, then thats all the caution needed before proclaiming a teenager with no first team pedigree as better than someone with 40 SL games, who's still very young and learning his trade himself. Kershaw, i like.
  17. He's quality, really good character aswel. Theres not many players his size that can move like he can.
  18. I like o'donovan from Wakey aswel, loads of good players just below the ones mentioned...All of which could overtake others over time. Corey Halls a case in point, at Leeds he was behind Newman and Broadbent who are both quality young centres, then a year or two younger than Corey are Levi Edwards, although i prefer him at Second row, and Max Simpson, a 17 yearold centre who's very good, Leeds have got very high hopes for him, so Hall was behind 2 who Leeds think are better now and had 2 behind him that Leeds think are better prospects. So the move to Wakey was one of them deals thats just a good move for everyone Looking at the start of this season, Hall looks like he's going to play plenty of SL, Broadbent hasnt had a look in, Edwards is available for Duel reg with Fev but hasnt been used yet...So as of now, Hall looks like the one who's getting opportunitys to improve his game at the highest level, Which is what its all about for a young player. This time next year, Hall or josh Simm could be in my possibles team instead of Broadbent, if we continue to pick donkeys like Briscoe and Suttcliffe ahead of him, and Hall and Simm continue to get SL experience. Along with Levi Edwards, Baily Hodgsons the biggest talent not to make my teams imo, i rate Jack Walker highly and think Welsbys better again, but it Wouldn't suprise me if Hodgson ended up being better than both of them, he's that good...But again, the other 2 have done it at SL level, in big games. Not every young scholarship/Academy superstar can make that transition.
  19. Edwards could be as good, if not better, than any of them, at centre or second row. Only 18 though and has to prove it against men before i could put him in either team. He had a good start last season playing for Batley as a 17 yearold, scored 3 or 4 trys in as many games. Was between Edwards and Nicholson for my last bench place in the possibles, Nicholson is absolute quality aswel and doing very well in the championship at the minute.
  20. In old All Blacks style probables vs possibles, age 23 and under... Probables : 1. Welsby - St Helens 2. Young - Newcastle 3. Newman - Leeds 4. Wardle - Huddersfield 5. Farnworth - Brisbane 6. Pryce - Huddersfield 7. Dodd - St Helens 8. Oledzki - Leeds 9. Walker - Warrington 10. Havard - Wigan 11. Pierce Paul - Wigan 12. Gannon - Leeds 13. Smith - Leeds 14. Litten - HKR (Hooker) 15. Holroyd - Leeds (Prop) 16. Byrne - Wigan (prop) 17. Rushton - Canberra (Forward) Versus possibles : 1. Walker - Leeds 2. Senior - Huddersfield 3. Broadbent - Leeds 4. Wrench - Warrington 5. Ashton - Warrington 6. Trueman - Castleford 7. Lewis - HKR 8. Dupree - Widnes 9. Johnson - Leeds 10. Partington - Wigan 11. Storton - HKR 12. Longstaff - Warrington 13. Smithies - Wigan 14. Thewlis - Warrington (Outside Back) 15. Trout - Huddersfield (Prop) 16. Scurr - Bradford (Prop) 17. Nicholson - Wigan (Backrow)
  21. Hows Reece Sumner getting on these days, always thought he looked a quality prospect when ever we played your scholarship/Academy teams
  22. The thing getting missed here is that Leeds academy was extremely poor for a long period of time, we only started to get things together again around the time of the Oledzki, Walker, Smith intake, for years before that our recruitment was awful for the most part, the only 3 in recent memory before that batch, that i was sure would make it big were Watkins, Ward and Goulding...Ward and Watkins were excellent when fit, Goulding didnt kick on, but 2 out of 3 isnt bad... Sky comentators getting excited about someone like Jordan lilley isnt how id determine hype, he, and plenty others, were never going to be good enough. Suttcliffe done better than i thought he would when he got into the first team initially and had a good run at left centre in our 2017 title season, but he's just never had a position, even in the Academy, he'd play fullback one week then loose forward the next then everywhere inbetween, he just lacks certain attributes to play whichever or whatever position at a top class level. From the intake mentioned, Oledzki is already an England international at 22 so he's living up to the hype, Cam Smith is starting go show his quality, England knights player and our starting 13 and Walker was doing very well before his 2 year injury woes. The intake after we had Newman, he's living up to the hype and Tyler Dupree who's the best young prop in the championship as im sure Widnes and Oldham fans would agree, he should be in contention for these young England teams people are posting because he's better than some of the props getting mentioned. Then your own Owen Trout who's played plenty of SL at a young age. The intake after that is the likes of Broadbent and Holroyd who are well on the right track, Broadbents an England knights player at 20 and Holroyds top class if he could ever stay fit, which is the biggest problem a lot of our youngsters have, they're always injured. A lot of the excitement about our current youth are players like Gannon 18, Edwards 18, Sinfield 17, Simpson 17 who are a way too young to be making calls on living up to any hype, right now they're exactly where we'd want them to be, some of the best prospects we'v had in our system for years.
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