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    Quote Originally Posted by Div View Post
    I'm not sure O'Loughlin, as good as he has been, should still be getting selected? He's barely fit these days.
    Agree. If it was say a World Cup swansong then maybe, but we should be looking down the line now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superblue View Post
    Just an aside but this GB announcement brings back memories of the 1988 GB tour down under I was on.
    We’re any of you guys on that?
    No, but I was on the 1992.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Div View Post
    No, but I was on the 1992.
    Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    Me too.
    Really? You've never said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Div View Post
    I'm not sure O'Loughlin, as good as he has been, should still be getting selected? He's barely fit these days.

    Might be unfashionable but I think Matty Ashurst has been really unlucky to be uncapped in recent seasons.
    I agree, he's been Wakefield's player of the year a few times, I think he might be out for the season at present though. Would have been a good servant at Saints and better than some of the imports we've had

    Not blowing my own trumpet or anything but there's a post on this forum from about 10 years or go (might be longer) where I picked out Ashurst as one with potential after seeing him in an academy GF

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    The squad needs to be reduced to 25 and still has the NRL contingent to be added.

    I expect S. Burgess, Graham, T. Burgess, Bateman, Whitehead, Widdop and potentially Eaun Aitken to come in. That would mean 11 drop out.

    For me;

    Shaul, Ward, Handley, Jones, Lyne, Philbin, Tomkins, Trueman, Taylor, O’Loughlin and Charnley to drop out. Austin/Coote could drop out too dependant on injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reliable sauce View Post
    The squad needs to be reduced to 25 and still has the NRL contingent to be added.

    I expect S. Burgess, Graham, T. Burgess, Bateman, Whitehead, Widdop and potentially Eaun Aitken to come in. That would mean 11 drop out.

    For me;

    Shaul, Ward, Handley, Jones, Lyne, Philbin, Tomkins, Trueman, Taylor, O’Loughlin and Charnley to drop out. Austin/Coote could drop out too dependant on injury.
    Josh Hodgson will almost certainly be in the squad, he was Bennetts first choice hooker when available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    Josh Hodgson will almost certainly be in the squad, he was Bennetts first choice hooker when available.
    Yes he will, forgot about him.
    That may mean Roby/Clarke drop out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reliable sauce View Post
    Yes he will, forgot about him.
    That may mean Roby/Clarke drop out.
    I'd prefer Roby to retire from international rugby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    I'd prefer Roby to retire from international rugby.
    I agree, although generally performing to a high level by the leagues standards he is starting to show some signs of age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    I agree, although generally performing to a high level by the leagues standards he is starting to show some signs of age.

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    I actually think next year will be his last to all intents and purposes. I know he has two years left after this but I think his last year might be more of a case of using him sparingly like we did with Wellens who did more coaching than playing

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    Had to abandon their base in NZ due to a fire.

    Good excuse if we lose.

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    Looks like Coote and Thompson will be starting on Saturday with Walmsley and Lomax on the bench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yellow Giraffe View Post
    Looks like Coote and Thompson will be starting on Saturday with Walmsley and Lomax on the bench.
    I've heard the team is:

    Coote, McGilvray, Hardaker, Gildart, Hall, Widdop, Hastings, Hill, Hodgson, Thompson, Bateman, Whitehead, Graham.
    Subs: Lomax, Walmsley, Jones, T. Burgess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    I've heard the team is:

    Coote, McGilvray, Hardaker, Gildart, Hall, Widdop, Hastings, Hill, Hodgson, Thompson, Bateman, Whitehead, Graham.
    Subs: Lomax, Walmsley, Jones, T. Burgess.
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    Lomax is very unlucky to not be starting at 6 after the season he's had. Widdop has done nothing all season in the NRL (I know he's been injured)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintJon View Post
    Lomax is very unlucky to not be starting at 6 after the season he's had. Widdop has done nothing all season in the NRL (I know he's been injured)
    Indeed. Looks like Percival won't ever be given a chance again either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Indeed. Looks like Percival won't ever be given a chance again either.
    Percival is injured and was ruled out of the International games.
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    Zak Hardaker is as much a centre as i am, what was Bennett smoking when he picked this team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsepho View Post
    Zak Hardaker is as much a centre as i am, what was Bennett smoking when he picked this team?
    2,3 and 4 look weak as international 3/4s. I don't know where Ryan Hall is up to nowadays, he was obviously international class in his day, but not heard much since he moved to Aus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    2,3 and 4 look weak as international 3/4s. I don't know where Ryan Hall is up to nowadays, he was obviously international class in his day, but not heard much since he moved to Aus.
    At least McGilvary and Gildart play those positions for their clubs, they may not be international class, but at least know the position, Hardaker is a full back and based on last season a pretty average one, he is playing a position he has played a handful of times at best. Ryan Halls record speaks for itself, unless he has dropped off a cliff in terms of performance i dont mind him in the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Percival is injured and was ruled out of the International games.
    Apologies, my error
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintJon View Post
    Lomax is very unlucky to not be starting at 6 after the season he's had. Widdop has done nothing all season in the NRL (I know he's been injured)
    Yes but he's played in the NRL so is quite clearly better that Lomax, even after being injured all season, not being that good to start with, being binned by his club and picked up by some mickey mouse team in an inferior competition.

    I know most don't agree with this but I don't want any Saints players there, either getting hurt or putting themselves in the shop window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    2,3 and 4 look weak as international 3/4s. I don't know where Ryan Hall is up to nowadays, he was obviously international class in his day, but not heard much since he moved to Aus.
    He looked about 25 stone last time I seen him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    He looked about 25 stone last time I seen him.

    He looked 20 stone when he was at his peak
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