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    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.

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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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