Canberra Eyeing Up More Wigan Talent

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fozzieskem
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Re: Canberra Eyeing Up More Wigan Talent

Post by fozzieskem » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:11 am

No straw damn us wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:32 pm
About three years ago I was sent a list of players that were "interesting" to one Australian club.

They came over at the Magic weekend to have a look!!

So this Canberra thing is nothing new, and in reality no different to Wigan signing the likes of Gelling or Hamlin.

WIGAN
- Dom Manfredi – Wing
- Jack Higginson – Centre / Wing (future)

ST HELENS
- Jonny Lomax – Fullback
- Joe Greenwood – 2nd Row
- Danny Richardson – Halfback (future)
- Levi Nzoungou – Prop (future)
- Matty Lees – Prop (future)

WARRINGTON
- Matty Russell – Fullback
- Tom Lineham – Wing
- Ben Currie – 2nd Row
- Darryl Clarke – Hooker
- Morgan Smith – Half (future)
- Harvey Livett Centre / Edge (future)

LEEDS
- Callum Watkins - Centre
- Ashton Golding – Fullback
- Liam Sutcliffe – Five Eighth
- Cameron Smith – Middle

SALFORD
- Josh Griffin – Centre
- Niall Evalds – Fullback

WAKEFIELD
- Tom Johnstone – Wing
- Max Jowitt – Fullback (future)

HULL FC
- Jansin Turgut – Edge
- Scott Taylor – Prop
- Reece Dean – Halfback
- Curtis Naughton – Fullback / OB

HULL KR
- George Lawler – Hooker

WIDNES​
- Brad Walker – Lock (future)

CASTLEFORD
- Mike McMeekan – Edge
- Ryan Hampshire – Halfback
- Gadwin Springer - Prop

HUDDERSFIELD
- Oliver Roberts – Edge
- Joe Wardle – Centre


CATALANS
- Lucas Albert – Halfback
This is the sort of list any scout would have,this story is a page filler nothing more as all good scouts should have lists such as this

Wintergreen
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Re: Canberra Eyeing Up More Wigan Talent

Post by Wintergreen » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:47 am

fozzieskem wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:11 am
No straw damn us wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:32 pm
About three years ago I was sent a list of players that were "interesting" to one Australian club.

They came over at the Magic weekend to have a look!!

So this Canberra thing is nothing new, and in reality no different to Wigan signing the likes of Gelling or Hamlin.

WIGAN
- Dom Manfredi – Wing
- Jack Higginson – Centre / Wing (future)

ST HELENS
- Jonny Lomax – Fullback
- Joe Greenwood – 2nd Row
- Danny Richardson – Halfback (future)
- Levi Nzoungou – Prop (future)
- Matty Lees – Prop (future)

WARRINGTON
- Matty Russell – Fullback
- Tom Lineham – Wing
- Ben Currie – 2nd Row
- Darryl Clarke – Hooker
- Morgan Smith – Half (future)
- Harvey Livett Centre / Edge (future)

LEEDS
- Callum Watkins - Centre
- Ashton Golding – Fullback
- Liam Sutcliffe – Five Eighth
- Cameron Smith – Middle

SALFORD
- Josh Griffin – Centre
- Niall Evalds – Fullback

WAKEFIELD
- Tom Johnstone – Wing
- Max Jowitt – Fullback (future)

HULL FC
- Jansin Turgut – Edge
- Scott Taylor – Prop
- Reece Dean – Halfback
- Curtis Naughton – Fullback / OB

HULL KR
- George Lawler – Hooker

WIDNES​
- Brad Walker – Lock (future)

CASTLEFORD
- Mike McMeekan – Edge
- Ryan Hampshire – Halfback
- Gadwin Springer - Prop

HUDDERSFIELD
- Oliver Roberts – Edge
- Joe Wardle – Centre


CATALANS
- Lucas Albert – Halfback
This is the sort of list any scout would have,this story is a page filler nothing more as all good scouts should have lists such as this
Exactly, and the bigger the club with the most money should have a list longer than the others. No news here.

Big Steve
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Re: Canberra Eyeing Up More Wigan Talent

Post by Big Steve » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:29 pm

Not many aussies want to go to Canberra as it's a pretty dull place to live compared to the east coast.

So Rick Stuart specifically targetted non aussies to widen the pool of choice he has to realistically pick from. Traditionally this would be other southern hemisphere players, but now Stuart has identified UK has great value quality imports.

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Wigan_forever1985
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Re: Canberra Eyeing Up More Wigan Talent

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:34 am

DaveO wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:11 pm
What I don’t get is why does the supposedly best RL league needs junior players off the supposedly inferior SL? Don’t they have a production line of their own?

Do they also not have an overseas quota? What do the young players in Australia think about junior players from overseas coming into their teams?

If we were suggesting we’d import the number of players mentioned by the Raiders coach the RFL would soon have a rule banning it due to it stifling home grown talent.

The article mentions quite a few players including players from Saints and Cas as well as Wigan so hopefully the headline is a bit sensationalist and he was just commenting there was talent SL and not making public his shopping list.
Is it simply they can get better uk youngsters cheaper than the equivalent aussie youngster?

plus a lot of the teams who recruit English talent are the non-glamour clubs i.e Canberra/Newcastle/Warriors/Gold Coast - i suppose the benefit is they can sign a top talent like Batemen or an coming through talent like Williams and they wouldnt be as moved to join a glamour club if they prove themselves decent. The Aussie youngsters coming through are more like to use these teams as stepping stones


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