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Imagine Saint Helens gets picked up and moved to the Gold Coast (the World of Glass and everything) 

How would they get on? 

Incredible speed and organisation in defence. World class forwards, pivots coach etc

I think they'd be top half

How about when they play Roosters? If it's in England I'm definitley going this year... I think they could do it

 

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Different comp, different conditions, different refs, they would struggle as all our teams would.

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That grand final definitely matched the NRL for quality and intensity. St Helens played a great game, and have been consistently outstanding all year. There's no reason they wouldn't be in the 8, and pushing for a top 4 spot. 

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They have the best chance in years to win the WCC by beating a real top NRL team in the Roosters.

That's probably all you can say at this stage until Feb 2020.

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4 minutes ago, ghost crayfish said:

That grand final definitely matched the NRL for quality and intensity. St Helens played a great game, and have been consistently outstanding all year. There's no reason they wouldn't be in the 8, and pushing for a top 4 spot. 

The game against the roosters is going to be tasty

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1 hour ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Imagine Saint Helens gets picked up and moved to the Gold Coast (the World of Glass and everything) 

How would they get on? 

Incredible speed and organisation in defence. World class forwards, pivots coach etc

I think they'd be top half

How about when they play Roosters? If it's in England I'm definitley going this year... I think they could do it

 

Think we would likely come 4th - 8th in the NRL. Lacking a top scrum half and our second rowers are good but not great.

I expect we will struggle against the Roosters, though I give us a chance given Cronk's retirement.

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12 minutes ago, FearTheVee said:

We would struggle in the NrL and will struggle against the Roosters.

id be very surprised if they didn’t beat us comfortably in the WCC.

Wigan gave the roosters a good game this year, and they're not even close to St Helens

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3 minutes ago, ghost crayfish said:

Wigan gave the roosters a good game this year, and they're not even close to St Helens

If this Saints team play at 100% - (as they can do and have done at times this season) and the Roosters play at 80% then Saints will win - they are that good.

If Roosters bring their A game they will win.

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As they stand they would struggle but I don’t think they finish bottom. Now if you also gave them the extra £3m to spend on players to match the rest of the league then I think they’d do ok. 

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Their last few efforts against NRL opposition didn't go to well,if they have home advantage against the Roosters next year they might be able to get within 2 scores,if it's in Sydney getting within 20 would be a good result.

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1 hour ago, ghost crayfish said:

Wigan gave the roosters a good game this year, and they're not even close to St Helens

Wigan had two league games I think , and Roosters were still in preseason and came away and won comfy really 

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Decent chance against the Roosters at home. If played in Sydney with the travel, time zones, heat, short turn around from the previous week etc probably lose by 30 + imo.

If you have a combined 17 of saints and roosters, how many saints would make it? I'd say Thompson, Roby, Makinson starting. Knowles and Walsmy on the bench. 

Thoughts?

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8 minutes ago, AB90 said:

Decent chance against the Roosters at home. If played in Sydney with the travel, time zones, heat, short turn around from the previous week etc probably lose by 30 + imo.

If you have a combined 17 of saints and roosters, how many saints would make it? I'd say Thompson, Roby, Makinson starting. Knowles and Walsmy on the bench. 

Thoughts?

Outside chance against  a Roosters side who won't have played a competative game.

Thompson & Roby would be the only ones to get in.

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3 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

Outside chance against  a Roosters side who won't have played a competative game.

Thompson & Roby would be the only ones to get in.

Think you being a bit harsh! I would take Makinson over Brett Morris any day if the week. Walmsley is better than Tetevano. Imo Knowles would there or there abouts on the bench

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1 hour ago, ghost crayfish said:

Wigan gave the roosters a good game this year, and they're not even close to St Helens

A much weakened Wigan team too compared to the one that had won the Grand Final.

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3 hours ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Imagine Saint Helens gets picked up and moved to the Gold Coast

They will once he sees his transfer budget.

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Roosters just got outplayed by a team with an English core, saints will go well against them. 

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Blimey, 22 posts in and no Allora? He should have been on this subject like a flash, informing us that even the Titans reserve team would put 50 points on Saints every time.

Is he okay?

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12 minutes ago, dkw said:

Roosters just got outplayed by a team with an English core, saints will go well against them. 

An outstanding Canberra who at times outplayed them but only scored 1 try.Saints would have to get them at home before they have a competitive game to get close.

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