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16 minutes ago, manu266 said:

President Bernard Guasch said recently that no new French player has the level to play in SL, but why not. Elite 1 is somewhere between League One and Championship, so it could be better that Rochdale options.

While I will agree there are not 20 players out there in France who could right now play SL , I do feel there has to be at least 5 of them who could do a solid job at this level. Hopefully some get a chance. 

 

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Just now, Lowdesert said:

Anyone know what Pellisier is doing these days.  If he’s fit, he could fit right in at TWP.

Playing and scoring for London 

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Just now, Lowdesert said:

Anyone know what Pellisier is doing these days.  If he’s fit, he could fit right in at TWP.

He's been playing with the Broncos for awhile now - He has just returned from 8 months out with injury to make an appearance against Widnes, where he also scored a try.

Would be interesting for ANOTHER hooker to leave London for Toronto.

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4 minutes ago, Click said:

He's been playing with the Broncos for awhile now - He has just returned from 8 months out with injury to make an appearance against Widnes, where he also scored a try.

Would be interesting for ANOTHER hooker to leave London for Toronto.

Yes indeed.

Didn’t know he was at LB.  Easy commute for him as well.

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Officially confirmed by the Wolfpack via twitter.  Hope to see him Friday! (What's the squad announcement deadline again?)

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14 minutes ago, TboneFromTO said:

Officially confirmed by the Wolfpack via twitter.  Hope to see him Friday! (What's the squad announcement deadline again?)

Will be interesting to see how fit he is.  

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On 17/02/2020 at 03:59, aj1908 said:

toronto dont actually pay these costs out of their pocket do they?  air transat do the flights for free.  and i think i read they got the accomodation for free.

even if the travelling clubs didnt like the sandiwches they got

I don't think how TWP got those costs covered really matters, it's that the fact that it's been put on them. If they didn't have that sponsorship, would the other clubs suddenly be offering to pay their own way? I don't think so. 

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12 minutes ago, Lowdesert said:

Will be interesting to see how fit he is.  

Indeed. However, his kicking game alone will be much better than what we've seen so far.

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8 hours ago, Treize Hombres said:

But which Toronto player will get the chop???

Ewe and i will have to wait and see, but I don't think it will be Baadene Thompson, or Anthony Woollally. ?

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2 hours ago, Chris Taylor said:

I think it's fair to say Super League clubs don't particular like the fact Toronto are in Super League.

It is what it is.

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Quote from Toronto, "Tony has a superb track record in Super League over the years". If So why is he on a "4 week Trial ".

Either you know he is good enough or you are not too sure. Sounds a bit of a dodgy situation to me.

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6 minutes ago, fairfolly said:

Quote from Toronto, "Tony has a superb track record in Super League over the years". If So why is he on a "4 week Trial ".

Either you know he is good enough or you are not too sure. Sounds a bit of a dodgy situation to me.

I'd say it was fairly obvious - money and the salary cap.

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Update: Gareth Walker has asked the RFL and they have confirmed that he has registered as an amateur while he trials at the club and as such will not be paid to play.

Can amateur players play in Super League?

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Just now, LR23 said:

Update: Gareth Walker has asked the RFL and they have confirmed that he has registered as an amateur while he trials at the club and as such will not be paid to play.

Ah, the Radlinski method :kolobok_biggrin:

I assume this is while the discussions are ongoing around further dispensation. Was interesting to see in football that Barcelona were given dispensation to make a signing out of the transfer window due to injuries this week. It had all sorts of caveats. I think signing players not contracted elsewhere is a reasonable caveat.

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2 minutes ago, LR23 said:

Update: Gareth Walker has asked the RFL and they have confirmed that he has registered as an amateur while he trials at the club and as such will not be paid to play.

Can amateur players play in Super League?

Reserve grade only...

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Just now, Gav Wilson said:

Reserve grade only...

The circus continues then! He's in the 21 man squad for their game this week.

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56 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

It is what it is.

It's what happens when the governing body is subordinate to the naked self interest of club owners. As Orwell says "all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others"

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4 minutes ago, RobertAM said:

It's what happens when the governing body is subordinate to the naked self interest of club owners. As Orwell says "all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others"

Martyn Sadlers column on RL's management model and Elstone's role as CEO sums up the situation perfectly.

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15 hours ago, SL17 said:

Then how can union players being brought in on exemption not count on the cap in two years time?

Because there’s a specific rule allowing it. 

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7 minutes ago, bobbruce said:

Because there’s a specific rule allowing it. 

Union players who have never played league professionally can sign for a Club with no impact on the cap for the first season and then 50% in the second season from what i recall reading followed by 100% on the cap in the third season. This was to try and allow for clubs to take a punt on a union player.

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TWP sign Gigot as an amateur. They must know the rules regarding his signing.

No doubt the supporters will whine if a points deduction or fine is imposed for fielding an ineligible player.

 

 

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Thank you for your valuable contribution.

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