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14 hours ago, myview said:

Didn't go to the Swinton game but it seems from the bare facts that we lost on goal kicks. For a recognised goal kicker to have a conversion rate of 33% or less, is worrying. It would be interesting to know the conversion rate for the whole season if anybody has it, and whether it has fallen as the season as progressed. If Glover is having a difficult time scoring tries then he might have more success kicking goals. Give him the chance. Hallett could also be given a chance in the second row after some coaching. After all he has the physique and is possible fast enough for this position. His defence would have to improve though.!

I didn't go to the Swinton game either so I can't comment. So you you reckon with Glover having a difficult time scoring tries by giving him the goalkicking would change that? Macaulay Hallett is suspended so that's a no no.

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16 hours ago, myview said:

Didn't go to the Swinton game but it seems from the bare facts that we lost on goal kicks. For a recognised goal kicker to have a conversion rate of 33% or less, is worrying. It would be interesting to know the conversion rate for the whole season if anybody has it, and whether it has fallen as the season as progressed. If Glover is having a difficult time scoring tries then he might have more success kicking goals. Give him the chance. Hallett could also be given a chance in the second row after some coaching. After all he has the physique and is possible fast enough for this position. His defence would have to improve though.!

We followed our usual preference of scoring most of our tries 2m in from touch, meaning that every conversion attempt was difficult; one hit the post and came out - had it gone the other way then we might have won. Sykes has been an outstanding kicker for us and to suggest that a change would improve results and performances is, in my view, wide of the mark (geddit?).

There are a number of reasons that Glover is having problems scoring tries.

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On 7/1/2018 at 7:39 PM, scally said:

I think people like Sykesy and Michael Knowles would rightly take offence to comments like that

Yeh but them experience players should of at least gone for drop goals in last few minutes 

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