RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
22 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:07 pm  
REDWHITEANDBLUE User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2003 8:31 pm
Posts: 4068
It's not for PNG passport Control to get their finger out as you put it.

The fact is the applicant provides the grounds to prove heritage and if successful it's processed through the Govt Agency and a passport allocated or denied. PNG without being disrespectful will not be eifficient in processing passports compared to the likes of the UK but even here such a process would take some time.
[IMG]//i50.tinypic.com/a59ff5.gif[/IMG]
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:18 pm  
fanstanningley User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2002 6:11 pm
Posts: 10713
Location: Pudsey
DonnyTheRhino wrote:
So with us not wasting cap or quota space on an utility back has anyone got a clue which Aussie we might be in for? when PNG passport control pull their finger out!!

I don't know too much about the NRL so i've no idea who would be much kop or more to the point available. FWIW I'd like a Shannon Boyd style big horrible thing in lieu of a 13 and we could go with Cuthbo this season and use his quota spot to bring in a 13 next.
I hope Smith is given the chance to prove he can be our 13 for years to come
I'm not a pheasant plucker, i'm a pheasant pluckers son and i'm only plucking pheasants till the pheasant plucker comes.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:03 pm  

DonnyTheRhino Stevo's Armpit

Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Posts: 3
fanstanningley wrote:
I hope Smith is given the chance to prove he can be our 13 for years to come


I think this would be best for the club in the long run but i just don't know if he's up to the job (hope i'm wrong) granted he's never had a run at any position let alone his supposed best.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:20 pm  

Fallon wrote:
Fallon Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:01 pm
Posts: 2093
fanstanningley wrote:
I hope Smith is given the chance to prove he can be our 13 for years to come

Is ward no longer considered our 13?
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:32 pm  

Lprhino wrote:
Lprhino Stevo's Armpit

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:38 pm
Posts: 94
Fallon wrote:
Is ward no longer considered our 13?


If he didn’t have the injury history then I think 13 would be best position for Ward. However, I wonder if we now see him a slightly wider running second row with good hands. I think he will look good next to Gale as they are both smart players. If you play Ward in the middle I wonder if you just increase his workload and raise the possibility of him getting injured.

In terms of Smith I think he should be our 13 and I think if he gets a good run he will get more confidence and fitness. The only problem I can see is if you go with Smith at 13 and Ward/Martin second row then a lot of pressure on props to do big yards and not sure we have that at the moment.

In terms of brining in another player I am not sure anybody suitable is available and I would rather we waited and got the correct player longer term. Boyd looks great on paper but questionable attitude, questionable fitness and not sure he really wants to come to the UK. Could be with us a season and then back to Aus which isn’t what we need.

On balance stay in the market and if somebody comes up take them, if not start looking for next year and line up a really high quality addition.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:50 pm  

Fallon wrote:
Fallon Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:01 pm
Posts: 2093
Lprhino wrote:
If he didn’t have the injury history then I think 13 would be best position for Ward. However, I wonder if we now see him a slightly wider running second row with good hands. I think he will look good next to Gale as they are both smart players. If you play Ward in the middle I wonder if you just increase his workload and raise the possibility of him getting injured.

In terms of Smith I think he should be our 13 and I think if he gets a good run he will get more confidence and fitness. The only problem I can see is if you go with Smith at 13 and Ward/Martin second row then a lot of pressure on props to do big yards and not sure we have that at the moment.

In terms of brining in another player I am not sure anybody suitable is available and I would rather we waited and got the correct player longer term. Boyd looks great on paper but questionable attitude, questionable fitness and not sure he really wants to come to the UK. Could be with us a season and then back to Aus which isn’t what we need.

On balance stay in the market and if somebody comes up take them, if not start looking for next year and line up a really high quality addition.


Totally agree regarding recruitment. We need the right player and if that means waiting so be it.

I'm yet to be convinced by Smith but in fairness to him he hasn't had a good run in his favoured position.
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:50 pm  
taxi4stevesmith Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:16 pm
Posts: 519
Wrong. Was stated if Merrin goes we have a replacement. In Agars words (we won’t be left short that’s for sure). So are we forgetting once again?
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:08 pm  

Lprhino wrote:
Lprhino Stevo's Armpit

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:38 pm
Posts: 94
taxi4stevesmith wrote:
Wrong. Was stated if Merrin goes we have a replacement. In Agars words (we won’t be left short that’s for sure). So are we forgetting once again?


Course we aren’t forgetting. However, who we had in mind may have had a change of heart. We may have had a change of heart or felt we have enough. We could simply be waiting for a few things to fall into place before we announce something. Lastly and more importantly we may have done some further work on a deal with a player (Boyd for example) and decided it isn’t worth the money.

Last thing on that is a what are you meant to do with Merrin if he wants to go? Say no stay as our captain, in fact we will force you to stay? Doesn’t seem any point to me, need people who want to play And want to be here, if you don’t want to be here then don’t be.

Obviously all the above is just my opinion but as somebody who has decided to post more on the boards after reading for a long time I do wonder why some fans are so into signings signings signings. We got ourselves into a right mess signing the wrong players as they were available, we need to wait for the right player and I don’t mind waiting for that kind of player instead of clogging up the squad with an Aussie forward who isn’t that good. Quality over Quantity for me.

Excluding Boyd name an NRL forward we could realistically sign now for the coming season who would make us significantly better and we wouldn’t need to offer a 3-4 year contract? I can’t think of anybody who immediately springs to mine, can you?
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:04 pm  

User avatarRHINO-MARK wrote:
RHINO-MARK User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:46 pm
Posts: 2315
Amazing how many are saying we should be paitent waiting for the right player despite being promised Merrins replacement had been identified but are happy to see a pointless addition like Evans sign on loan.
I really am rhinoms and haven't stolen his Avatar!
Re: Transfer Talk / Rumour Thread V3 Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:14 pm  

Rhinos1927 wrote:
Rhinos1927 Stevo's Armpit

Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Posts: 35
I can see the benefits of the Evans signing. It provides cover, he may surprise a few and their are no long term commitments.
I was disappointed to see Merrin leave because his quality shone like a beacon last year despite the dour season. It’s that type of quality we need to take the next step forward. Rushing the decision may prove very counter productive. With the sums involved the decision has to be correct
Regarding Smith, I hope he improves this year and is given a fair crack. However, so many of the younger players show promise and then do not deliver. Why?——- I have no idea. Sometimes they simply cannot make that big step from Academy to first team. This is especially the case with those who have the ball handling skills we need so much.
Let’s just hope that we are lucky with injuries in 2020 and take a big step in the recovery process. If we do 2021 may prove very interesting.
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ArthurClues, bdrhino, cheekydiddles, Clearwing, doc-rhino, Douglas Black, fanstanningley, FoxyRhino, jarol, KaeruJim, leedsbarmyarmy, otleyrhino, rugbyleague88, Seth, Swoggy Loiner, The Magic Rat, Whitworth and 284 guests

Quick Reply



Subject:
Message:

   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.

Return to Leeds Rhinos - southstander.com


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDTEAM
5,187,2641,75278,6789,567LOGIN
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
RLFANS Match Centre
Mon 2nd Aug
NRL
LIVE
Canterbury6-34Gold Coast
NRL
LIVE
Cronulla22-40Manly
Sun 1st Aug
NRL RND: 20 St.George14-50Souths
NRL RND: 20 Newcastle34-24Canberra
NRL RND: 20 Melbourne37-10Penrith
CH RND: 15 Dewsbury18-22Swinton
CH RND: 15 Featherstone6-23Toulouse
CH RND: 15 Halifax24-21Bradford
CH RND: 15 Newcastle14-20Whitehaven
CH RND: 15 Oldham20-30LondonB
CH RND: 15 Widnes16-34Batley
L1 RND: 12 Doncaster24-46Hunslet
L1 RND: 12 Crusaders72-4West Wales
L1 RND: 12 Rochdale20-42Keighley
SL RND: 17 Wigan50-6Leigh
SL RND: 17 Leeds26-27Warrington
Sat 31st Jul
L1 RND: 12 LondonS12-14Coventry
Fri 30th Jul
NRL RND: 20 Wests16-18NZ Warriors
NRL RND: 20 Brisbane37-18NQL Cowboys
Thu 29th Jul
NRL RND: 20 Sydney28-0Parramatta
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 20
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Melbourne 19 689 224 465 34
Penrith 19 521 228 293 32
Souths 19 613 382 231 32
Parramatta 19 484 295 189 26
Sydney 19 509 343 166 26
Manly 19 569 400 169 24
Gold Coast 19 460 484 -24 16
Cronulla 19 392 458 -66 16
 
Canberra 19 383 465 -82 16
St.George 19 382 464 -82 16
Newcastle 19 325 472 -147 16
NZ Warriors 19 373 502 -129 12
Wests 19 412 564 -152 12
NQL Cowboys 19 358 584 -226 12
Brisbane 19 331 578 -247 10
Canterbury 19 242 600 -358 4
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 17
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Catalans 15 459 246 213 28 186.59 93.33
St.Helens 12 286 96 190 20 297.92 83.33
Warrington 15 456 247 209 23 184.62 76.67
Wigan 17 305 295 10 22 103.39 64.71
Hull FC 13 298 237 61 15 125.74 57.69
Hull KR 11 271 244 27 12 111.07 54.55
 
Leeds 16 380 290 90 16 131.03 50
Castleford 14 251 354 -103 12 70.90 42.86
Salford 14 237 405 -168 8 58.52 28.57
Huddersfield 15 244 318 -74 8 76.73 26.67
Wakefield 16 279 394 -115 8 70.81 25
Leigh 14 218 558 -340 0 39.07 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 16
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Toulouse 10 456 94 362 20 485.11 100
Featherstone 14 579 189 390 26 306.35 92.86
Halifax 15 422 220 202 22 191.82 73.33
LondonB 14 404 357 47 19 113.17 67.86
Batley 15 404 302 102 20 133.77 66.67
Bradford 14 375 339 36 18 110.62 64.29
 
Whitehaven 15 297 410 -113 13 72.44 43.33
Widnes 14 323 378 -55 11 85.45 39.29
Sheffield 14 313 413 -100 11 75.79 39.29
Newcastle 14 298 420 -122 11 70.95 39.29
York 14 345 327 18 10 105.50 35.71
Dewsbury 14 215 401 -186 9 53.62 32.14
Oldham 14 210 500 -290 4 42 14.29
Swinton 15 256 547 -291 2 46.80 6.67
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 13
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Barrow 11 382 162 220 19 235.80 86.36
Workington 9 334 158 176 15 211.39 83.33
Doncaster 11 348 251 97 15 138.65 68.18
Crusaders 11 350 322 28 12 108.70 54.55
Keighley 12 410 279 131 13 146.95 54.17
Hunslet 12 334 301 33 11 110.96 45.83
 
Coventry 11 258 264 -6 10 97.73 45.45
Rochdale 11 299 322 -23 10 92.86 45.45
LondonS 12 192 350 -158 7 54.86 29.17
West Wales 12 126 586 -460 0 21.50 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Womens Super League 2021 ROUND : 9
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
LeedsW 7 364 38 326 14 957.89 100
St.HelensW 7 370 36 334 12 1,027.78 85.71
WiganW 6 222 64 158 10 346.88 83.33
YorkW 6 186 102 84 8 182.35 66.67
CastlefordW 6 166 96 70 8 172.92 66.67
BradfordW 8 158 264 -106 6 59.85 37.50
 
Hudds W 7 104 288 -184 4 36.11 28.57
Wire W 8 150 334 -184 4 44.91 25
FeatherstoneW 8 122 338 -216 4 36.09 25
WakefieldW 7 50 332 -282 0 15.06 0
RLFANS Recent Posts




X