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    Good move I think. He won't play at all for us next season, he's 25 and needs to be playing at a higher level than reserve rugby. He needs to kick on in his career, he's really stagnated since 2019.

    We have Roby and Lussick as our hookers but Knowles and Bell can also play there if were desperate, so we'll be absolutely fine enxt year.
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    I think we need to see how Lussick gets on. He is no where near a Roby. That may be Smith's problem after having Cunningham and Roby most players would only be a are a pale comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Good move I think. He won't play at all for us next season, he's 25 and needs to be playing at a higher level than reserve rugby. He needs to kick on in his career, he's really stagnated since 2019.

    We have Roby and Lussick as our hookers but Knowles and Bell can also play there if were desperate, so we'll be absolutely fine enxt year.
    My gut feeling is that the Taylor Pemberton transition to hooker might not be quite good enough for superleague and maybe in the medium term we want to keep hold of Smith as a bit of an insurance policy in case Roby and Lussick doesn't achieve the right effects further down the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Despondent Dave
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    I think this is a good idea, frees up a little bit of cap space if we need it and lets a player get near guaranteed game time, if he improves, great, if he doesnt, we havent lost anything. A full season of Championship rugby could be what he needs to toughen up a bit and polish rough areas of his game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    My gut feeling is that the Taylor Pemberton transition to hooker might not be quite good enough for superleague and maybe in the medium term we want to keep hold of Smith as a bit of an insurance policy in case Roby and Lussick doesn't achieve the right effects further down the track.
    So before he’s even made his debut, your feeling is that Pemberton won’t make it??

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    Great move for him in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by magic superbeetle View Post
    So before he’s even made his debut, your feeling is that Pemberton won’t make it??
    Thats correct in respect to being a no 9, I,ve watched him in quite a few games now, think the last game I saw him play was in the Lancashire Acadamey side he was very poor at 9. Prior to moving positions I had him down as one of the brightest propects but that was as a 6 or 13. My gut feeling is that he might not make his debut at 9 but time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert80 View Post
    I think we need to see how Lussick gets on. He is no where near a Roby. That may be Smith's problem after having Cunningham and Roby most players would only be a are a pale comparison.
    I donít think thatís the issue. Whoever replaces Roby isnít going to be nearly as good as he was at his best. The question is whether his replacement is as good as or better than the other top hookers in the league. Lussick I suspect probably is. Smith is nowhere near that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    Thats correct in respect to being a no 9, I,ve watched him in quite a few games now, think the last game I saw him play was in the Lancashire Acadamey side he was very poor at 9. Prior to moving positions I had him down as one of the brightest propects but that was as a 6 or 13. My gut feeling is that he might not make his debut at 9 but time will tell.
    He was very poor in that Lancashire game.

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    He was but it has also got to be said that the Yorkshire lads apart from being good were also big beggars .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    He was very poor in that Lancashire game.
    Our prop Appleby played poorly as well had to take him off after 10 mins, our player Ganson played very well, I was expecting our Pemberton to be taken off but he got injured instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    Our prop Appleby played poorly as well had to take him off after 10 mins, our player Ganson played very well, I was expecting our Pemberton to be taken off but he got injured instead.
    Agreed Ganson was one of the stand outs in a team that was always second best.

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