RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - 2023 squad (players who are on contracts for next year)
Reboot Member for 1 year


Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:33 am
Posts: 29
Deadcowboys1 wrote:
Agreed Crash, let's hope for an upgrade at halfback & kicker.


If we want top 6 we need to add 2 experienced half backs, 2 centres (sorry Dalton), and more depth in pack.
Smithers99 Member for 1 year
Eddie Hemmings's Wig


Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:52 pm
Posts: 173
The big advantage of the apparent signings to date is that recruitment can focus on quality over quantity. I get the impression last season it was a desperation to get enough numbers in and the hit rate on Championship level players wasn't great.

I guess Australia may be the source of a couple of key players, but the combination of part-time and London may be an issue (London probably a selling point to an Australian of course).

There is no returning player I'm unhappy to see back. Not all should be in the match day first choice 17 though.

From what I can tell, Will Blakemore was released from his two year contract after the Workington defeat.
Smithers99 Member for 1 year
Eddie Hemmings's Wig


Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:52 pm
Posts: 173
Reboot wrote:
If we want top 6 we need to add 2 experienced half backs, 2 centres (sorry Dalton), and more depth in pack.

Very reasonable summary of the needs. Re Dalton. As an aside what a nice, articulate guy he is. I wasn't aware until reading the press release that he is also a winger. So as a back-up to the centre and wing spots that's useful. He was obviously injured early season but after a slow (understandable) start has done a solid job and I'm not adverse to him covering for injured first choice players. Centre was probably the weakest part of the team last year, I wan't at all impressed with Ferreira. Thought Dalton was the better of those two.
BigTime Member for 1 year
Free-scoring winger



Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Posts: 1123
Smithers99 wrote:
The big advantage of the apparent signings to date is that recruitment can focus on quality over quantity. I get the impression last season it was a desperation to get enough numbers in and the hit rate on Championship level players wasn't great.

I guess Australia may be the source of a couple of key players, but the combination of part-time and London may be an issue (London probably a selling point to an Australian of course).

There is no returning player I'm unhappy to see back. Not all should be in the match day first choice 17 though.

From what I can tell, Will Blakemore was released from his two year contract after the Workington defeat.

Blakemore wasn’t the worst player but not sure what next steps were for him. I think he’s at Chinnor RU club (is that right?) so that’s probably a decent move to home - perhaps nearer home as well. Good luck to him.
BigTime Member for 1 year
Free-scoring winger



Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Posts: 1123
Smithers99 wrote:
Very reasonable summary of the needs. Re Dalton. As an aside what a nice, articulate guy he is. I wasn't aware until reading the press release that he is also a winger. So as a back-up to the centre and wing spots that's useful. He was obviously injured early season but after a slow (understandable) start has done a solid job and I'm not adverse to him covering for injured first choice players. Centre was probably the weakest part of the team last year, I wan't at all impressed with Ferreira. Thought Dalton was the better of those two.

Yes he does seem to be a likeable guy. I didn’t think much of his early form but if he was carrying a knock that may explain it. Also, let’s be fair, we were all over the shop. Players played out of position etc. Agreed it would be good to have real competition in his position.
BigTime Member for 1 year
Free-scoring winger



Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Posts: 1123
[quote="Smithers99"]

I guess Australia may be the source of a couple of key players, but the combination of part-time and London may be an issue (London probably a selling point to an Australian of course).

On this I would have thought that any 2nd tier player from Aus/Nz would have a good old look at London before Batley, Halifax, Keighley etc. Whether that’s a good model to pursue I’m not sure but you have to use the advantage that you have so I tend to think the additional quality may come from the Southern Hemisphere but there are a few hardy souls willing to risk the £7 pints and kudos to them. Most sectors in London have a good sprinkling of people from other parts of the country it would be a shame if RL can’t attract a few down south.
Deadcowboys1 Member for 12 years
Free-scoring winger


Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:10 pm
Posts: 1357
[quote="BigTime"]

Attracting northern players down south has never been too much of a problem. The problem is a lot can't hack living in a big city & rarely stay long. They miss their: mums, girlfriends, mates & being a big fish in a small pond (delete as appropriate). You might think the North was thousands of miles away not just a few hours up the motorway.

What makes it stranger, is Union, Cricket & Football don't seem to have the same issues with their players.
Bent&Bongser Member for 7 years
Bronze RLFANS Member
User avatar


Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:10 am
Posts: 2792
Location: Here (But Only for the Beer)
...and those sports offer full time contracts, DC1. This Northern Monkey only endured black bogeys for a few months at a time if he was getting a good rub from it.
Deadcowboys1 Member for 12 years
Free-scoring winger


Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:10 pm
Posts: 1357
Would remind you Bongser we offered full time contracts up until this season & still no northerners show Rob Purdham's commitment to London or anything like it.

There are quite a few northerners playing p/t non league football & Union in & around South East so my point still stands.
jbuzza Member for 21 years
User avatar


Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 10:48 am
Posts: 4722
Location: Twickenham
Deadcowboys1 wrote:
Would remind you Bongser we offered full time contracts up until this season & still no northerners show Rob Purdham's commitment to London or anything like it.


I imagine Purdham was on a much better contract than anything we've offered in recent years.
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 90 guests

REPLY

Subject: 
Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.
Use the FULL EDITOR to better format content or upload images, be notified of replies etc...

Return to London Broncos


RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
1m
Shaw and Croft
imwakefieldt
19
6m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
35315
7m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
18003
7m
Squad numbers
Prince Buste
80
21m
Pre season
The Hollywoo
129
32m
Langi
Eastern Wild
62
44m
Blake and Nene left whos incoming
The Charlie
15
54m
Shares for sale in Trinity
FIL
71
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
35315
2m
Channel 4
KineticRR
11
2m
What we currently look like for 2023
REDWHITEANDB
912
2m
Contibutors
BackSeatCoac
5
2m
2023 Squad Numbers
Highlander
27
2m
Wane out
RoyBoy29
84
2m
Blake and Nene left whos incoming
The Charlie
15
4m
Oh no not again
Riverside Re
3
4m
Shares for sale in Trinity
FIL
71
4m
Leigh to be a better prospect than Wigan in 1-2 years
ksm1701
21
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Wednesday 7th December EGM Ian Watson
H.G.S.A
1
TODAY
Shaw and Croft
imwakefieldt
19
TODAY
Read this in the latest issue of League Express
glee
1
TODAY
Langi
Eastern Wild
62
TODAY
Football World Cup
SouthStander
2
TODAY
Oh no not again
Riverside Re
3
TODAY
Contibutors
BackSeatCoac
5
TODAY
Read this in League Express
glee
1
TODAY
Jotform
Dunkirk Spir
2
TODAY
Introducing myself
Trinity info
4
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Australia World Champions Agai..
6190
Jillaroos Demolish the Ferns t..
2046
England Beat France in Nail-bi..
3079
New Zealand Ferns Final Bound ..
1854
Australia Power Into Womens Fi..
1965
Samoa Into the Final As Englis..
2031
Australia Squeeze Into The Fin..
4777
Jilleroos Scrape Home Against ..
2272
Cook Islands Sign Off With Vic..
2864
England 19-man squad for RLWC ..
2758
St Helens to face Penrith Pant..
2706
England Top Group A With Big W..
2413
Canada End World Cup With Tigh..
2734
Record Breaking Masterclass fr..
3433
Ferns Win As Cooks Score First..
2745
RLFANS Match Centre
Matches on TV
Thu 16th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Warrington-Leeds
Fri 17th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Leigh-Salford
Sat 18th Feb
SL-M
13:00
Hull KR-Wigan
WCC2023
07:00
Penrith-St.Helens
Thu 23rd Feb
SL-M
20:00
Salford-Hull KR
Fri 24th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Leeds-Hull FC
Sun 26th Feb
SL-M
13:00
Castleford-St.Helens
Thu 2nd Mar
SL-M
20:00
Warrington-Salford
Fri 3rd Mar
SL-M
20:00
St.Helens-Leeds
Thu 9th Mar
SL-M
20:00
Wigan-Catalans
Fri 10th Mar
SL-M
20:00
Huddersfield-Castleford
This is an inplay table and live positions can change.
Mens Betfred Super League XXVIII ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 0 0 0 0 0
Castleford 0 0 0 0 0
Wakefield 0 0 0 0 0
Leeds 0 0 0 0 0
Hull KR 0 0 0 0 0
Warrington 0 0 0 0 0
 
Salford 0 0 0 0 0
Wigan 0 0 0 0 0
Hull FC 0 0 0 0 0
Catalans 0 0 0 0 0
Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0
Leigh 0 0 0 0 0
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
1m
Shaw and Croft
imwakefieldt
19
6m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
35315
7m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
18003
7m
Squad numbers
Prince Buste
80
21m
Pre season
The Hollywoo
129
32m
Langi
Eastern Wild
62
44m
Blake and Nene left whos incoming
The Charlie
15
54m
Shares for sale in Trinity
FIL
71
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
35315
2m
Channel 4
KineticRR
11
2m
What we currently look like for 2023
REDWHITEANDB
912
2m
Contibutors
BackSeatCoac
5
2m
2023 Squad Numbers
Highlander
27
2m
Wane out
RoyBoy29
84
2m
Blake and Nene left whos incoming
The Charlie
15
4m
Oh no not again
Riverside Re
3
4m
Shares for sale in Trinity
FIL
71
4m
Leigh to be a better prospect than Wigan in 1-2 years
ksm1701
21
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Wednesday 7th December EGM Ian Watson
H.G.S.A
1
TODAY
Shaw and Croft
imwakefieldt
19
TODAY
Read this in the latest issue of League Express
glee
1
TODAY
Langi
Eastern Wild
62
TODAY
Football World Cup
SouthStander
2
TODAY
Oh no not again
Riverside Re
3
TODAY
Contibutors
BackSeatCoac
5
TODAY
Read this in League Express
glee
1
TODAY
Jotform
Dunkirk Spir
2
TODAY
Introducing myself
Trinity info
4
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Australia World Champions Agai..
6190
Jillaroos Demolish the Ferns t..
2046
England Beat France in Nail-bi..
3079
New Zealand Ferns Final Bound ..
1854
Australia Power Into Womens Fi..
1965
Samoa Into the Final As Englis..
2031
Australia Squeeze Into The Fin..
4777
Jilleroos Scrape Home Against ..
2272
Cook Islands Sign Off With Vic..
2864
England 19-man squad for RLWC ..
2758
St Helens to face Penrith Pant..
2706
England Top Group A With Big W..
2413
Canada End World Cup With Tigh..
2734
Record Breaking Masterclass fr..
3433
Ferns Win As Cooks Score First..
2745


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!