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An adaption from a great thread on twitter by Gav Wilson, I thought Id put together my Bradford did they really play XIII

FB Phil Howlett

RW Andy Hodgson

RC Willie Tonga

LC Toa Kohe Love

LW Patrick ah Van

SO Ivan Henjak

SH Matt Orford

P Michael Hogue

H Micky Higham 

P E.Lauaki/Jamal Fakir

SR Harry Pinner

SR Adrian Morley

LF Brad Mackay


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This is tricky! I'll try Saints from the Super League era

FB - Adam Quinlan
W - Gray Viane
C - Darren Smith
C - Damien Smith
W - Dom Feanuti
SO - Darrell 'Tricky' Trindall
SH - Gareth O'Brien
P - Michael Smith
H - Stuart Howarth
P - Brett Goldspink (honorable mention to Lama Tasi)
SR - Heath Cruckshank
SR - Bryan Henare
LF - Adam Walker


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58 minutes ago, Mumby Magic said:

An adaption from a great thread on twitter by Gav Wilson, I thought Id put together my Bradford did they really play XIII

FB Phil Howlett

RW Andy Hodgson

RC Willie Tonga

LC Toa Kohe Love

LW Patrick ah Van

SO Ivan Henjak

SH Matt Orford

P Michael Hogue

H Micky Higham 

P E.Lauaki/Jamal Fakir

SR Harry Pinner

SR Adrian Morley

LF Brad Mackay

You missed off Mario Fenech.

 

 


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I went for 2 squads for Leigh, one of permanent signings to make it more challenging and one for loans/DR. The halfback position had a load of options I couldn't fit suck as Dennis Moran, Rangi Chase, Danny Richardson..

 

1. Scott Grix / Matty Russell

2. Alex Brown / Adam Swift

3. Chris Hankinson / Matty Blythe

4. Toa Kohe-Love / James Bentley

5. Mathais Pala / Richard Owen

6. Samisoni Langi / Travis Burns

7. Bobby Goulding / Kevin Brown

8. Joe Bullock / Scott Taylor

9. Kurt Baptiste / Jonah Cunningham

10. Ryan Bailey / Greg Burke

11. Macgraff Leuluai / Tyrone McCarthy

12. Larne Patrick / Jack Hughes

13. Kyle Lovatt / Bryn Hargreaves

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1 hour ago, Blind side johnny said:

You missed off Mario Fenech.

And Nick Zisti.


"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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Here's my attempt for Wigan from the Super League era;

FB - Michael Withers

W - Jon Whittle

C - Nathan McAvoy

C - Liam Botham

W - Dwayne West

SO - Julian O'Neil

SH - Willie Peters

P - Ben Cross

H - Shane Millard

P - Wayne McDonald

SR - Tim Jonkers

SR - Oliver Wilkes

LF -  Andy Powell (former Wales RU international)

 

Bench:

Danny Hill

Larne Patrick

Jordan James

Mark Reber

18th Man : Shem Tatupu

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For Fax:-

1. Steve Hampson

2. John Scales

3. Greg Florimo

4. Jim Naylor

5. David Hodgson

6. Toa Ropati

7. Brad Davis

8. Craig Kopczak 

9. Mickey Higham

10. Gill Dudson

11. Ridge Holland

12. Mark Flanigan

13. Stanley Gene

Honourable mentions:-

Peter Fox

Ian Watson

Chris Morley

Danny Arnold

Karle Hammond

Marvin Golden

Kelvin Skerrett

Paul Anderson

Emosi Koloto

Mark Elia

Mark Brooke Cowden

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44 minutes ago, latchford albion said:

Did anyone actually see Dallas Mead play for Wire?

 

I did, twice. 

 

The pre season game v Salford where he did his knee. And his comeback v Sheffield at the don valley,

 

Also one for the eagles fans, this was the night Steve mccurrie was announced as signing for them from rah rah.

 

Never pulled a shirt on iirc

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Around 1979, Hull FC signed a prop forward named Alan Bancroft. Due to injuries to our forwards, he was put straight in the team for an away game at Cas one Friday night. He had quite a good game and a late drop goal from Brian Hancock saw us nick a point in a 14-14 draw.

Alan Bancroft never played for Hull FC or any other professional RL club again.


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7 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Around 1979, Hull FC signed a prop forward named Alan Bancroft. Due to injuries to our forwards, he was put straight in the team for an away game at Cas one Friday night. He had quite a good game and a late drop goal from Brian Hancock saw us nick a point in a 14-14 draw.

Alan Bancroft never played for Hull FC or any other professional RL club again.

Perhaps he took his boots off and called it a draw.

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I suppose for Leeds we could say James Segeyaro but considering he singlehandedly kept us up in 2016 I don't think that's fair. His predecessor, Beau Falloon, however must have only played a few minutes in Rhinos colours.

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8 hours ago, EagleEyePie said:

Here's my attempt for Wigan from the Super League era;

FB - Michael Withers

W - Jon Whittle

C - Nathan McAvoy

C - Liam Botham

W - Dwayne West

SO - Julian O'Neil

SH - Willie Peters

P - Ben Cross

H - Shane Millard

P - Wayne McDonald

SR - Tim Jonkers

SR - Oliver Wilkes

LF -  Andy Powell (former Wales RU international)

 

Bench:

Danny Hill

Larne Patrick

Jordan James

Mark Reber

18th Man : Shem Tatupu

A lot of those were only ever intended to be short term desperation signings so I think it would be more fitting to include someone like Luke Davico at Prop.

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8 minutes ago, arcticchris said:

A lot of those were only ever intended to be short term desperation signings so I think it would be more fitting to include someone like Luke Davico at Prop.

Sean Long's stints at Wigan (and Widnes) were pretty short. But there's a sortable list here: http://wigan.rlfans.com/fusion_pages/index.php?page_id=1735 - including Gary Hetherington's single appearance in Cherry & White.

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"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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Here's mine for Leeds. I'll stick to more recent times and exclude WW2 where we had a huge number of guest players including the likes of Johnny Lawrenson (Wigan) and Alan Edwards (Salford) who both won Challenge Cups - Edwards only played 2 games in total and for Lawrenson his one and only game was a Challenge Cup Final:

1 - Steve Pilgrim - RU fullback played 1 game 1992-93

2 - Ikram Butt - one game for Leeds off the bench but did pretty well elsewhere

3 - Nathan McAvoy - one game between playing for other clubs.

4 - Paul Bell - 4 games 2000 from the Storm before injury ended his career

5 - Steve Ford - Welsh RU trialist played 2 games - 'outed' by some public school kid, court case forced RU ban to end 

6 - Mark Wilkes - worst stand off I've ever seen played once

7 - Gary Stephens - one game

8 - Kyle Amor (3 games)

9 - Phil Cantillon - 3 games 1997

10 - Neil James - 5 games over 3 seasons

11 - Kevin James - 1 sub game 1983

12 - Gareth Morton

13 - Alan Rathbone - probably shortest Leeds career ever at 35 minutes before breaking his jaw on debut.

From SL era only I'd go with:

Lee Maher, Gareth Raynor, Paul Bell, Chris Chapman, Nathan McAvoy, Scott Murrell, David Hulme, Kyle Amor, Phil Cantillon, Garreth Carvell, Eric Anselme, Dane Manning, Jason Netherton, Gareth Morton

I don't know what its like for other clubs, but well over a third of all players to have ever played for Leeds played less than 10 games.

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7 hours ago, BrisbaneRhino said:

Here's mine for Leeds. I'll stick to more recent times and exclude WW2 where we had a huge number of guest players including the likes of Johnny Lawrenson (Wigan) and Alan Edwards (Salford) who both won Challenge Cups - Edwards only played 2 games in total and for Lawrenson his one and only game was a Challenge Cup Final:

1 - Steve Pilgrim - RU fullback played 1 game 1992-93

2 - Ikram Butt - one game for Leeds off the bench but did pretty well elsewhere

3 - Nathan McAvoy - one game between playing for other clubs.

4 - Paul Bell - 4 games 2000 from the Storm before injury ended his career

5 - Steve Ford - Welsh RU trialist played 2 games - 'outed' by some public school kid, court case forced RU ban to end 

6 - Mark Wilkes - worst stand off I've ever seen played once

7 - Gary Stephens - one game

8 - Kyle Amor (3 games)

9 - Phil Cantillon - 3 games 1997

10 - Neil James - 5 games over 3 seasons

11 - Kevin James - 1 sub game 1983

12 - Gareth Morton

13 - Alan Rathbone - probably shortest Leeds career ever at 35 minutes before breaking his jaw on debut.

From SL era only I'd go with:

Lee Maher, Gareth Raynor, Paul Bell, Chris Chapman, Nathan McAvoy, Scott Murrell, David Hulme, Kyle Amor, Phil Cantillon, Garreth Carvell, Eric Anselme, Dane Manning, Jason Netherton, Gareth Morton

I don't know what its like for other clubs, but well over a third of all players to have ever played for Leeds played less than 10 games.

You learn something new every day. I didn't know Eric Anselme played for Leeds. I remember him coming to Fax with 2 others in the 90's at some point but don't think any of them played 1st team for us. Did Ben Kaye start out at Leeds or am I imagining that?

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22 hours ago, Mumby Magic said:

An adaption from a great thread on twitter by Gav Wilson, I thought Id put together my Bradford did they really play XIII

FB Phil Howlett

RW Andy Hodgson

RC Willie Tonga

LC Toa Kohe Love

LW Patrick ah Van

SO Ivan Henjak

SH Matt Orford

P Michael Hogue

H Micky Higham 

P E.Lauaki/Jamal Fakir

SR Harry Pinner

SR Adrian Morley

LF Brad Mackay

Geoff Tovey as coach?

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22 hours ago, Mumby Magic said:

An adaption from a great thread on twitter by Gav Wilson, I thought Id put together my Bradford did they really play XIII

FB Phil Howlett

RW Andy Hodgson

RC Willie Tonga

LC Toa Kohe Love

LW Patrick ah Van

SO Ivan Henjak

SH Matt Orford

P Michael Hogue

H Micky Higham 

P E.Lauaki/Jamal Fakir

SR Harry Pinner

SR Adrian Morley

LF Brad Mackay

I know Shaun Edwards was in the Twitter thread.

I'd take Brad Mackay out. I still have fond memories of him - he was immense for one season.

Perhaps we could bring in Harvey Howard or Ryan Hudson?

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Tommy Hodgkinson made a second Saints debut twelve years after his last appearance for us against Catalans a week before the 2006 Cup Final in what was, Hodgkinson aside, a young team.

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