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Given TWP need more players, does anyone else think they may look at Elite 1 to find another player or two as there is talent there and the salary required will not be high? 

Gigot hopefully back in SL would be good for SL as he is a interesting player and hopefully TWP can get a win in the next game or so as otherwise it will be tough for them as statistically if a team looses its first 5 games it will be hard to stay up. 

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2 minutes ago, Neutralfan7 said:

It may not count on the cap as such but he wont be playing for free will he 😂 can see a points deduction coming for Toronto next season!

It's a live cap. Surely it would come this season?


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8 minutes ago, Southerner80 said:

Given TWP need more players, does anyone else think they may look at Elite 1 to find another player or two as there is talent there and the salary required will not be high? 

Gigot hopefully back in SL would be good for SL as he is a interesting player and hopefully TWP can get a win in the next game or so as otherwise it will be tough for them as statistically if a team looses its first 5 games it will be hard to stay up. 

The issue is that they need to pay high salaries to convince people to do the traveling. 

The SL fixture listed has shafted TWP a bit. They've had an incredibly difficult start to the season, playing all five play off teams in the first 5 fixtures away from home (I know the away from home part is their choice for 3 of the games, but still).

Why would they give a new club such a tough opening 5 games? It's pulling the rug from beneath them before they've even begun.

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3 minutes ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

It's a live cap. Surely it would come this season?

 

You'd think so but no - they are not that quick in the RFL.

They wouldn't have signed this off though if it wasn't legit - no way this takes you over the cap. I'd imagine the trial doesn't count (as you said) and then you are hoping something happens over the next 4 weeks that means you can fit his salary for the rest of the season under the cap as normal.

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8 minutes ago, Southerner80 said:

Given TWP need more players, does anyone else think they may look at Elite 1 to find another player or two as there is talent there and the salary required will not be high? 

Gigot hopefully back in SL would be good for SL as he is a interesting player and hopefully TWP can get a win in the next game or so as otherwise it will be tough for them as statistically if a team looses its first 5 games it will be hard to stay up. 

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.

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Perhaps being able to sign french players not currently contracted to an RFL club would be a good compromise. 

Sadly there is unlikely to be any sort of compromise while self-interest rules the roost. 

Super League is fast undoing the great start to the season and is looking almost certainly like taking what should be a great, positive year and over-shadowing it with a story of failure. 

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26 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Its a trial so it don't count on the cap.

Yes it does. But given it is only a months salary then the club will likely have enough wiggle room. If he was to sign permanently after 4 weeks then his whole annual salary would then count which may be more of a problem if someone doesn’t move on.  

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10 minutes ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

The issue is that they need to pay high salaries to convince people to do the traveling. 

The SL fixture listed has shafted TWP a bit. They've had an incredibly difficult start to the season, playing all five play off teams in the first 5 fixtures away from home (I know the away from home part is their choice for 3 of the games, but still).

Why would they give a new club such a tough opening 5 games? It's pulling the rug from beneath them before they've even begun.

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

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18 minutes ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

The issue is that they need to pay high salaries to convince people to do the traveling. 

The SL fixture listed has shafted TWP a bit. They've had an incredibly difficult start to the season, playing all five play off teams in the first 5 fixtures away from home (I know the away from home part is their choice for 3 of the games, but still).

Why would they give a new club such a tough opening 5 games? It's pulling the rug from beneath them before they've even begun.

Don't all clubs get a say in their fixture list though?

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that was the case.

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3 minutes 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.

Which is a shame.

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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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