Past prop forward recruitment

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by doc » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:06 pm

Lazy J wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Bit harsh that, Paul Prescott was a good front rower before his back injury, Lee Mossop was good in his breakthrough seasons
Sorry, forgot them.

But as you can see, far more brought in than developed whereas we have brought through numerous backrow forwards.

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Barney841 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:27 pm

Prescott very underrated. Did a lot of the donkey work but he did it well.
Hamlin would of been better as second row, quick and strong but didn’t have the size. Think role like Farrells would of suited him, think he would of done a good job as well

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Wiganer Ted » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:27 pm

There were some very sniffy comments made when we signed Andy Coley from Salford. He turned out to be a very good signing. Prescott came through in spite of our academy structure not because of it.
We now have had a good academy for years and the young guys coming through like Havard, Oli P, Byrne, Kilner have the makings of top class props. Plus Bullock and Singleton could go for a few seasons yet.
Props might have been a problem in the past but it doesn't look like it will be for some years to come.

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Gerrumonside » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:49 pm

Think they should dust off and wheel out Platt Skerrett & Cowie - they’d probably stilll sort a few opposition out!!! :lol:

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Charriots Offiah » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:54 pm

medlocke wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Get Kurt Sorenson in, He'll sort us some good props out :D
Along with Kevin Tamati

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Nezza Faz » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:53 pm

Charriots Offiah wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:54 pm
medlocke wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Get Kurt Sorenson in, He'll sort us some good props out :D
Along with Kevin Tamati
Nowt on Les Boyd :evil:
And to think those two played in the same side !

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Mike » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:29 pm

Not always true, but props tend to come into their own later into their careers than other positions. Its tricky to bring them through straight from the academy without several years of development when they are at first team age. This is where the reserves and dual reg would really help i think.

Its easier to recruit someone like Bullock who's had time to develop after coming out of the academy.

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Wintergreen » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:17 am

Nezza Faz wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:53 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:54 pm
medlocke wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Get Kurt Sorenson in, He'll sort us some good props out :D
Along with Kevin Tamati
Nowt on Les Boyd :evil:
And to think those two played in the same side !
Nah Les Boyd was just dirty. Sorensen was properly tough.

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Charriots Offiah » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:08 pm

Gerrumonside wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Think they should dust off and wheel out Platt Skerrett & Cowie - they’d probably stilll sort a few opposition out!!! :lol:
Add Ian Roberts to them.

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Charriots Offiah » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:16 pm

Wintergreen wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:17 am
Nezza Faz wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:53 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:54 pm


Along with Kevin Tamati
Nowt on Les Boyd :evil:
And to think those two played in the same side !
Nah Les Boyd was just dirty. Sorensen was properly tough.
I remember seeing Sorensen, Tamati, Clark and Grima arriving at Central Park in the 1980s to watch a reserve game, they arrived in a Ford Escort. You couldn’t have got a cig paper in with them!!!!! When they got out, which was a struggle, the car went up about two feet 😀

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