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    Default Dual Registration with Leigh

    https://www.rlnews.co.uk/leigh-renew...p-with-saints/

    It seemed to work well for Saints last year so heres hoping the benefits continue.

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    Also leigh players can play in our academy

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    Seemed to work quite well last year despite Richardson saying he didn’t know where he was playing week from week.

    It seemed to do a lot of good for Josh Simm especially. I’m not sure how well Batchelor and Costello went there but not everyone will be a success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos Cervezas View Post
    Seemed to work quite well last year despite Richardson saying he didn’t know where he was playing week from week.

    It seemed to do a lot of good for Josh Simm especially. I’m not sure how well Batchelor and Costello went there but not everyone will be a success.
    Seems a win-win situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos Cervezas View Post
    Seemed to work quite well last year despite Richardson saying he didn’t know where he was playing week from week.

    It seemed to do a lot of good for Josh Simm especially. I’m not sure how well Batchelor and Costello went there but not everyone will be a success.
    Richardson is a moaning little shit.

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    It seems to be the dual use of the second team that is the big gain.

    Leigh seemed to prefer using their own players near the end of last year.

    I suspect that Joe Bachelor could find himself shipped out to Leigh but the rest of our fringe players will play in the A team.
    I could agree with you but then we would both be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel Cleal View Post
    It seems to be the dual use of the second team that is the big gain.

    Leigh seemed to prefer using their own players near the end of last year.

    I suspect that Joe Bachelor could find himself shipped out to Leigh but the rest of our fringe players will play in the A team.
    Really? I haven’t seen a reserve game and am happy to read otherwise, but I would suspect Leigh v Widnes in the Championship is of a higher standard than Saints Reserves v Widnes Reserves and players like Costello, Batchelor and Simm, who have experience under their belts at SL and Championship level would be better suited to playing for Leigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Richardson is a moaning little shit.
    Spot on Dave. Correlation with Savellio as well in other areas.

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    Madness.

    Dual-Reg just contradicts the entire point of having Reserve-Grade

    Utter, utter stupidity. Dual-Reg should be banned.
    I f*cking hate wi*an.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    Madness.

    Dual-Reg just contradicts the entire point of having Reserve-Grade

    Utter, utter stupidity. Dual-Reg should be banned.
    A lot of people will have different opinions on this.
    I was against Dual Reg last year, as I thought we needed reserves. However though we now have a reserves comp, it is partly made of players from amateur clubs, and is not as strong as it should be. Years ago when the reserves were called the A team, just about every player was better than any player in the amateurs. I think it will take a few years of players graduating from the under 18's and playing reserves to strengthen that competition to a good level.
    Until then I am happy to have a few fringe players playing at a higher level with Leigh while they can strengthen our reserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    A lot of people will have different opinions on this.
    I was against Dual Reg last year, as I thought we needed reserves. However though we now have a reserves comp, it is partly made of players from amateur clubs, and is not as strong as it should be. Years ago when the reserves were called the A team, just about every player was better than any player in the amateurs. I think it will take a few years of players graduating from the under 18's and playing reserves to strengthen that competition to a good level.
    Until then I am happy to have a few fringe players playing at a higher level with Leigh while they can strengthen our reserves.
    You're probably spot on there, we need a bit of transition and Leigh were a good fit last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    A lot of people will have different opinions on this.
    I was against Dual Reg last year, as I thought we needed reserves. However though we now have a reserves comp, it is partly made of players from amateur clubs, and is not as strong as it should be. Years ago when the reserves were called the A team, just about every player was better than any player in the amateurs. I think it will take a few years of players graduating from the under 18's and playing reserves to strengthen that competition to a good level.
    Until then I am happy to have a few fringe players playing at a higher level with Leigh while they can strengthen our reserves.
    Some teams can't afford to spend upto the cap on a full first team let alone field a reserve team. While it is something I wish to see going forward I can't see how it is sustainable??

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    Some teams can't afford to spend upto the cap on a full first team let alone field a reserve team. While it is something I wish to see going forward I can't see how it is sustainable??

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    Someone on here last year quoted Mike Rush as saying it would cost 40k PA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    Someone on here last year quoted Mike Rush as saying it would cost 40k PA.
    I heard similar from press releases when it was discussed a couple of years ago but is that spent on players??

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    I heard similar from press releases when it was discussed a couple of years ago but is that spent on players??

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    I thought it was total cost but don't really know if that is correct.

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    It's good for our Leigh players who aren't in the 18 man squad, at least (if selected) can play some decent standard rugby, rather than just doing 'not a lot' on a weekend.
    But I noticed than one SL reserve team, can't remember who, but they had around 6 or 7 championship players in their team, from 2 clubs they have loan/dual reg arrangements with.
    I guess the 'Reserve League' results will be very unpredictable this season.

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