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    Quote Originally Posted by OoOGazOoO View Post
    All the talk of Knowles to prop needs to stop. You don't bring a quality player through the system from 16 years of age, produce him as one of the best loose forwards around, and then stick him at prop.

    His game is all about intensity in defence and that would also drop off if he was taking 1 or 2 carries each set. Let him keep doing what he is doing, and doing very well I may add.
    I don't think anyone's suggesting he'd be moved to prop, more like mentioning he could do a job there if needed to is all. Legitimate point to discuss IMO, don't see the issue, or why people "need to stop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by OoOGazOoO View Post
    You don't bring a quality player through the system from 16 years of age, produce him as one of the best loose forwards around, and then stick him at prop.
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    (although in Knowles's case, I very much agree with you)
    I f*cking hate wi*an.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magic superbeetle View Post
    Im not saying I dont want them to. But, normally, our pattern is winger takes tackle 1, Centre 2, second row/ other winger tackle 3, prop/forward tackle 4, shift play/ play through the halfbacks tackle 5, kick/ last tackle play. Obviously there's variation on this, but the props are realistically only taking the ball in 1/2 tackles a set. I exclude Walmsley because he is (generally) the only prop who might be involved in those halfback plays. This can be seen as Walmsley made over double the metres of Lees. That doesnt mean Lees hasnt been effective in his role, its just that his role isnt around taking the ball up 2/3 times a set, same as Knowles.
    To say we don’t rely on our props for go forward but defensive intensity is nonsense.

    Our props certainly do their bit in defence however we really rely on their strong carries and go forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    Only one friendly game is allowed to count against suspension. Good to see that the best player in Superleague still gets under your skin though.
    Why would Jack Welsby get under our skin???

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    Quote Originally Posted by parky151277 View Post
    Why would Jack Welsby get under our skin???
    I thought he was talking about Morgan Knowles? Or Alex Walmsley?
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    The good thing about the coach he picks players on performance not reputation. Batchelor has taken time to get up to Saints standards but you cannot argue he hasn't justified his place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    Only one friendly game is allowed to count against suspension. Good to see that the best player in Superleague still gets under your skin though.
    The way your lot are going, your derby will be against Wigan St Cuthberts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    I thought he was talking about Morgan Knowles? Or Alex Walmsley?
    I think he is referring to that fullback at Catalans who can't play the ball properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    Only one friendly game is allowed to count against suspension. Good to see that the best player in Superleague still gets under your skin though.
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