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1 minute ago, Dave T said:

I agree with this. Warrington seemed to be really keen to make a big name RU signing, with all the chasing of Eastmond coming to nothing. I think it may be a Moran thing tbh.

He looks a big unit and he has been brought up on league so not that big of a gamble. 

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Just now, ELBOWSEYE said:

He looks a big unit and he has been brought up on league so not that big of a gamble. 

I wonder if he will be used as a back-row and centre utility. I see Union centres like him more as 2nd rowers in RL, and maybe this is a sign that Currie is still a risk, Westwood is older, as are Atkins and Goodwin. 

Be interesting to see how he goes, haven't seen anywhere near enough of him recently to know whether it is a good signing or not.

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6 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

So you think the RFL are partly behind it? I can’t see it as they haven’t got a pot to p!ss in. 

I wish Burrell well but I’d be amazed if he ever plays for England 

I wouldn’t be surprised at all TBH. Think that will be his target 

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You'd have thought there'd have been a thread about this already...

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Just now, ELBOWSEYE said:

He looks a big unit and he has been brought up on league so not that big of a gamble. 

We know of plenty that have had their skill set blunted out of them by a spell in the dark side and he’s been there longer than most. 

Ill be a fascinated observer but it wouldn’t surprise if he struggled. Not in attack but defensively. If I was the opposition, I would be throwing a lot of shape down his side. Centre is a hard position in RL to master 

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no wonder we don't get any where, one min we are watching a 30 something brett morris (league forever union never) make a mockery of our champions the next min we are signing a 30 something un proven ,loafing, lumbering lump from ru in to the sl

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2 minutes ago, Dave T said:

I wonder if he will be used as a back-row and centre utility. I see Union centres like him more as 2nd rowers in RL, and maybe this is a sign that Currie is still a risk, Westwood is older, as are Atkins and Goodwin. 

Be interesting to see how he goes, haven't seen anywhere near enough of him recently to know whether it is a good signing or not.

Could be, hadn’t thought of that. An easier transition in my opinion. They need to decide what they do with Toby King. I think he’s a real talent and hope he doesn’t get pushed out. I’m not sure Wire know what his best position is

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IF he can have some kind of impact hopefully it could encourage others to follow suite like Owen Farrell who would be an ideal replacement for SOL when he retires and to see whether he can live up to the legacy of his father at Wigan.. Not to forget others like Kyle Eastmond, Ben Te'o, Cooper Vuna, Chris Ashton and for ambitious clubs Radradra, SBW, Folau or even someone like George Ford but I think priorities should be on keeping talented youngsters from leaving in the first place.

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8 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

Could be, hadn’t thought of that. An easier transition in my opinion. They need to decide what they do with Toby King. I think he’s a real talent and hope he doesn’t get pushed out. I’m not sure Wire know what his best position is

I'm not King's biggest fan, but I thought he looked excellent in the back row vs Leeds.

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I don't know how Burrell will go but he is a fairly big name and has played for England RU. The signing will certainly make a few headlines and adds a little excitement so fair play to Warrington.

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2 hours ago, longboard said:

Today's not very interesting fact. Luther and Toby went to the same high school - both part of the legendary Huddersfield Rugby/RU player factory... ? 

The same school as me. All Saints' High School was lucky to have a number of teachers who were heavily involved in Junior RL locally.

Andy Raleigh is another alumnus.

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just watched his highlights on youtube - luther van DROSS


the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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4 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

just watched his highlights on youtube - luther van DROSS

Don't know what they've paid for him but it's Never Too Much.

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Shaun Edwards is more or less expected to bring some with him to Wigan. Toronto’s onion-loving owner seems keen on pulling off a coup. 

Doubt it will be many as not many clubs can afford them but it’s good to see some ambition.

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Historically we depended on them, lets not forget some of our greatest ever players played Union across the UK before they played League. It’s good to see that pathway opening up again.

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He is big and strong and pretty fast & skillful with it. Add to this the fact he has played League before and I could see him being a success.

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53 minutes ago, c0c0nutz said:

encourage others to follow suite like Owen Farrell who would be an ideal replacement for SOL when he retires and to see whether he can live up to the legacy of his father at Wigan.

Not a chance he'll come to league before the age of 31. 

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"its not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog".

It all depends on whether he's coming to play, or just to collect his wages.

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We went looking for them instead of growing our own. I don't mind them signing great players from other sports as long as we don't neglect to feed and nurture the grass roots too.

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1 hour ago, thehullram said:

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great to see someone coming the other way. Just need SBW, Owen farrell and Falou to follow and it’ll make a real impact on everyone! 

Many years ago Farrell n Ford played league as kids v Hemel Stags juniors. Think when there dad's came over to union.

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There will be a few more come over with Edwards, he will be scouting through to the RUWC and then well see. 

With the marquee players allowed now and the RU allowance on players switching codes into SL I suspect a handful of clubs may be tempted to get players as much to get more bums on seats and a higher profile than anything else.

If they attract extra people through the gates they may well pay for themselves and a competitive England RL side may be something some of them want a go at for the 2021 RLWC as well.

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How many games did he play for Sale?   Maybe the idea is to generate a bit of interest in the club from their fans once the Union season finishes.   Expensive experiment I would have thought if that were the case.   I guess his perfect position would be second row.

Seems he is a mate of Jermaine McG, I think personally I would have pushed the boat out to sign him instead though! ?

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