RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
22 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Rumours and signings v9
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 8:04 am  

User avatarEgg Chasing wrote:
Egg Chasing User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:14 pm
Posts: 3112
Location: Watching Rugby League
Member for 9 years
[Gareth] wrote:
Id be happy to have in the squad on a 'prove your fit' 1 year deal


Agree.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 8:22 am  

User avatarNickyKiss wrote:
NickyKiss User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:38 am
Posts: 26179
Location: WIGAN
Member for 17 years
If the pieces fall in to place with George Burgess then I’d certainly be happy to take the punt. This is a guy who when fit was one of the best props in the world. He won’t reach that level again but if they do an unbelievably thorough medical and get him on a short term deal on low money then go for it.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 8:39 am  

User avatarjonh wrote:
jonh User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 3:21 pm
Posts: 18337
Location: educating League Freak on all things rugby league
Member for 18 years
NickyKiss wrote:
If the pieces fall in to place with George Burgess then I’d certainly be happy to take the punt. This is a guy who when fit was one of the best props in the world. He won’t reach that level again but if they do an unbelievably thorough medical and get him on a short term deal on low money then go for it.


Agreed.

Under the right circumstances ie both recruitment and medically I’d be comfortable to take a punt on a 1 year deal or maybe 2 year with second in our favour.

Andy Murray may not have the same weight to carry but his recovery at 5 years older than GB in a sport that required significantly more dynamic movement particularly laterally shows what is possible.

It’s all ifs buts and maybes but I wouldn’t be against it assuming our due diligence was bang on this time round and the salary reflected the risk.
Unofficially the most boring poster on Cherry and White.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 8:43 am  
sergeant pepper User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:01 pm
Posts: 2636
Location: In the sky with diamonds
Member for 10 years
jonh wrote:
Agreed.

Under the right circumstances ie both recruitment and medically I’d be comfortable to take a punt on a 1 year deal or maybe 2 year with second in our favour.

Andy Murray may not have the same weight to carry but his recovery at 5 years older than GB in a sport that required significantly more dynamic movement particularly laterally shows what is possible.

It’s all ifs buts and maybes but I wouldn’t be against it assuming our due diligence was bang on this time round and the salary reflected the risk.


Seán O'Brien in RU had a similar operation and he's been in great form. He's also a couple of years older than GB too.

I'd anyone is interested, here's an interview he did about it https://punditarena.com/rugby/eoin-harte/constantly-pain-sean-obrien-hip-injury/ Not set in stone that GB will return, but there's positive stories out there of elite level players coming back.
Last edited by sergeant pepper on Wed May 19, 2021 8:58 am, edited 2 times in total.
20 LEAGUE TITLES
19 CHALLENGE CUPS
3 WORLD TITLES
SAYS IT ALL REALLY
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 8:51 am  
Rogues Gallery User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2002 12:07 pm
Posts: 31904
Member for 19 years
I think Burgess will have "something to prove" to the fans, the club and more importantly to himself. I know it's a big risk but if the terms are correct then it's probably a risk worth taking. However as Jonh has said it has to be alongside probably another two props and at least one centre.
If Isa goes to America with his partner then that should also free up some more cap space. Interesting times ahead, lots of clubs on the lookout for players.
SAINTS THE ORIGINAL AND PERENNIAL CHEATS

For sale full Saints kit (circa 1989). Shirts in pristine condition, but shorts badly soiled.

For 27 - 0 you get a trophy
For 75 - 0 you get sod all.

Wigan had eight in a row
Saints have five in a row
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 9:04 am  

User avatarNickyKiss wrote:
NickyKiss User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:38 am
Posts: 26179
Location: WIGAN
Member for 17 years
Rogues Gallery wrote:
I think Burgess will have "something to prove" to the fans, the club and more importantly to himself. I know it's a big risk but if the terms are correct then it's probably a risk worth taking. However as Jonh has said it has to be alongside probably another two props and at least one centre.
If Isa goes to America with his partner then that should also free up some more cap space. Interesting times ahead, lots of clubs on the lookout for players.


You heard anything on Isa? I must admit when I saw his missus had signed for an American club, I put 2 and 2 together with this new league that’s been set up and presumed he’ll probably end up there but it’s a total guess. I’d like to keep him but with Bateman and Farrell locked down and Smithies, Partington and Shorrocks developing nicely it wouldn’t be the end of the world, especially as it moves KPP and McDonnell up the pecking order and frees up space to readdress the quality/experience balance in the front row.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 9:13 am  
Darwen Warrior User avatar
Eddie Hemmings's Wig
Eddie Hemmings's Wig

Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2003 8:20 pm
Posts: 204
Location: Northwich, Cheshire
Member for 18 years
NickyKiss wrote:
If the pieces fall in to place with George Burgess then I’d certainly be happy to take the punt. This is a guy who when fit was one of the best props in the world. He won’t reach that level again but if they do an unbelievably thorough medical and get him on a short term deal on low money then go for it.


I would agree with that. One year max on affordable wages.

If it were to happen, let’s hope the ‘medical team’ aren’t the same ones who assessed him the first time. Something was seriously wrong there and us fans have never had a transparent explanation as to what actually happened. A fit and firing George Burgess last season and we win the Grand Final. Other than heartache for both George and the supporters, that was the true cost to the club.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 9:23 am  

Wigg'n wrote:
Wigg'n Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Wed May 11, 2011 10:08 am
Posts: 7242
Member for 10 years
Does seem a bit weird that we have (allegedly) one of the best doctors in world rugby that misdiagnosed Burgess' problem, even though it was widely known and publicised by Burgess himself that he had an 'arthritic hip'.

Back on our current "middles". Phenomenal performance from our incredibly mobile and skillful forwards on Monday against a truly World Class pack from Leigh:
Clark - 7 carries, 50m, 0 busts, 0 offloads
Singleton - 6 carries, 42m, 2 busts, 0 offloads
Partington - 5 carries, 30m, 0 busts, 0 offloads
Byrne - 9 carries, 62m, 0 busts, 0 offloads
Smithies - 6 carries, 47m, 0 busts, 0 offloads
Havard - 13 carries, 95m, 0 busts, 0 offloads
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 9:47 am  
Rogues Gallery User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2002 12:07 pm
Posts: 31904
Member for 19 years
Wigg'n wrote:
Does seem a bit weird that we have (allegedly) one of the best doctors in world rugby that misdiagnosed Burgess' problem, even though it was widely known and publicised by Burgess himself that he had an 'arthritic hip'.

Back on our current "middles". Phenomenal performance from our incredibly mobile and skillful forwards on Monday against a truly World Class pack from Leigh:
Clark - 7 carries, 50m, 0 busts, 0 offloads
Singleton - 6 carries, 42m, 2 busts, 0 offloads
Partington - 5 carries, 30m, 0 busts, 0 offloads
Byrne - 9 carries, 62m, 0 busts, 0 offloads
Smithies - 6 carries, 47m, 0 busts, 0 offloads
Havard - 13 carries, 95m, 0 busts, 0 offloads


How many metres did the Leigh pack make? What about the contributions from the backs and 2nd row?
SAINTS THE ORIGINAL AND PERENNIAL CHEATS

For sale full Saints kit (circa 1989). Shirts in pristine condition, but shorts badly soiled.

For 27 - 0 you get a trophy
For 75 - 0 you get sod all.

Wigan had eight in a row
Saints have five in a row
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed May 19, 2021 10:04 am  

User avatarNickyKiss wrote:
NickyKiss User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:38 am
Posts: 26179
Location: WIGAN
Member for 17 years
We’re certainly doing things differently to other sides and have done for years. The prop stats look poor but then you had French in excess of 200m, Manfredi, Farrell and Bateman all in excess of 150m and Hardaker on 136m. We also have a halfback in Hastings just shy of 100m.

The worry will always be though that when the games tighten up and get played through the middle, as they usually are in big semi finals and finals, do we have enough on that score? I don’t think we do.
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alectrician, apollosghost, Cruncher, Egg Chasing, exiled Warrior, Father Ted, Fujiman, Grimmy, jonh, Jukesays, MadDogg, Millikenised, NickyKiss, PoppaG, Rogues Gallery, Ruddy Duck, sergeant pepper, tedglen, tugglesf78 and 221 guests

Quick Reply



Subject:
Message:

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

Return to Wigan Warriors


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
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 25
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Melbourne 24 815 316 499 42
Penrith 24 640 280 360 42
Souths 24 775 453 322 40
Manly 24 744 492 252 32
Sydney 24 636 475 161 32
Parramatta 24 566 457 109 30
Newcastle 24 428 571 -143 24
Gold Coast 24 568 553 15 20
 
Cronulla 24 512 556 -44 20
Canberra 24 481 578 -97 20
St.George 24 474 616 -142 16
NZ Warriors 24 453 624 -171 16
Wests 24 500 714 -214 16
Brisbane 24 446 695 -249 14
NQL Cowboys 24 460 748 -288 14
Canterbury 24 340 710 -370 6
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 25
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Catalans 23 688 398 290 38 172.86 82.61
St.Helens 21 548 229 319 32 239.30 76.19
Warrington 21 588 354 234 31 166.10 73.81
Wigan 25 387 385 2 30 100.52 60
Leeds 24 556 440 116 26 126.36 54.17
Hull KR 20 497 458 39 20 108.52 50
 
Castleford 23 439 552 -113 22 79.53 47.83
Hull FC 21 409 476 -67 17 85.92 40.48
Huddersfield 24 460 516 -56 18 89.15 37.50
Wakefield 24 482 548 -66 18 87.96 37.50
Salford 22 402 586 -184 14 68.60 31.82
Leigh 22 356 870 -514 4 40.92 9.09
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 20
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Toulouse 13 616 112 504 26 550 100
Featherstone 19 817 254 563 34 321.65 94.74
Halifax 19 512 323 189 26 158.51 68.42
Bradford 18 483 455 28 24 106.15 66.67
LondonB 18 504 499 5 21 101 63.89
Batley 19 525 370 155 24 141.89 63.16
 
Whitehaven 20 447 496 -49 21 90.12 52.50
York 19 470 455 15 16 103.30 42.11
Widnes 19 458 509 -51 15 89.98 39.47
Newcastle 18 381 521 -140 13 73.13 36.11
Sheffield 18 382 553 -171 13 69.08 36.11
Dewsbury 19 308 570 -262 13 54.04 34.21
Oldham 19 270 691 -421 5 39.07 13.16
Swinton 20 354 719 -365 3 49.24 7.50
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 22
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Barrow 17 596 275 321 27 216.73 79.41
Workington 15 471 310 161 21 151.94 70
Doncaster 18 503 400 103 24 125.75 66.67
Keighley 19 640 399 241 25 160.40 65.79
Crusaders 18 553 438 115 22 126.26 61.11
Hunslet 19 572 466 106 20 122.75 52.63
 
Rochdale 17 505 488 17 17 103.48 50
Coventry 17 407 460 -53 12 88.48 35.29
LondonS 18 292 577 -285 7 50.61 19.44
West Wales 18 208 896 -688 1 23.21 2.78
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Womens Super League 2021 ROUND : 9
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
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
LeedsW 7 364 38 326 14 957.89 100
WakefieldW 7 50 332 -282 0 15.06 0
RLFANS Recent Posts


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!









X
::::::::