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Re: New Prop

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Charriots Offiah wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:21 pm
EagleEyePie wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:34 pm I don't think you can blame anyone for being pessimistic when it comes to us signing props. People are probably expecting the worst given some of our previous signings.

Still, with Clubb (hopefully), Bullock and Clark leaving at the end of the season we'll need signings at prop rather than just bringing in one player.

On the one hand this has a bit of a Mitch Clark feel. He had a decent game against us and ran the ball strongly but didn't exactly look too impressive at Huddersfield or London previously in Super League. He's a big player and maybe has some room to improve but he'll be 28 when he starts playing for us and that's usually when a forward is hitting their peak. On the other hand one of our issues is our pack getting dominated and not making strong carries and even if Mason is 4th choice prop if he gives some improvement in that regard then he could be a useful signing.

If we sign him then I'll reserve judgement until he's at least played a few more games this season and then we might see how he fits into our pack.
Sidlow did far more damage.
I reckon Sidlow could do a decent job for us if we signed another big prop.
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Re: New Prop

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widdenoldboy wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:04 am
Charriots Offiah wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:21 pm
EagleEyePie wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:34 pm I don't think you can blame anyone for being pessimistic when it comes to us signing props. People are probably expecting the worst given some of our previous signings.

Still, with Clubb (hopefully), Bullock and Clark leaving at the end of the season we'll need signings at prop rather than just bringing in one player.

On the one hand this has a bit of a Mitch Clark feel. He had a decent game against us and ran the ball strongly but didn't exactly look too impressive at Huddersfield or London previously in Super League. He's a big player and maybe has some room to improve but he'll be 28 when he starts playing for us and that's usually when a forward is hitting their peak. On the other hand one of our issues is our pack getting dominated and not making strong carries and even if Mason is 4th choice prop if he gives some improvement in that regard then he could be a useful signing.

If we sign him then I'll reserve judgement until he's at least played a few more games this season and then we might see how he fits into our pack.
Sidlow did far more damage.
I reckon Sidlow could do a decent job for us if we signed another big prop.
The downside is he misses quite a few tackles and so does Mason.
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Re: New Prop

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Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:17 am
widdenoldboy wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:04 am
Charriots Offiah wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:21 pm

Sidlow did far more damage.
I reckon Sidlow could do a decent job for us if we signed another big prop.
The downside is he misses quite a few tackles and so does Mason.
So does bullock
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Re: New Prop

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widdenoldboy wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:58 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:37 pm
Mike wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:55 pm Some of our most successful prop signings came from even lower levels than Mason. Bullock himself for example.
In what context do you view Bullock as being successful?
Some decent performances in a small pack, anyway Wire liked what they saw.
They also liked kibula....
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George Burgess speaking to NRL clubs 🤔
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Dan2266 wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:35 am George Burgess speaking to NRL clubs 🤔
I’ve posted it on the General page!

Comes here with a dodgy hip gets it done here (probably on the NHS!) then buggers off back to the NRL 🤨
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Re: New Prop

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pedro wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:35 am
widdenoldboy wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:58 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:37 pm

In what context do you view Bullock as being successful?
Some decent performances in a small pack, anyway Wire liked what they saw.
They also liked kibula....
Kibula didn't have a good performance at SL level
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Re: New Prop

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josie andrews wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:46 am
Dan2266 wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:35 am George Burgess speaking to NRL clubs 🤔
I’ve posted it on the General page!

Comes here with a dodgy hip gets it done here (probably on the NHS!) then buggers off back to the NRL 🤨
I caunt speyke :o
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Re: New Prop

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pedro wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:34 am
Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:17 am
widdenoldboy wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:04 am

I reckon Sidlow could do a decent job for us if we signed another big prop.
The downside is he misses quite a few tackles and so does Mason.
So does bullock
I agree. I don’t think Bullock has been the success he should have been, but signing like for like may not prove to be wise.
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Re: New Prop

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Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:56 pm
pedro wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:34 am
Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:17 am

The downside is he misses quite a few tackles and so does Mason.
So does bullock
I agree. I don’t think Bullock has been the success he should have been, but signing like for like may not prove to be wise.
Bullock for me has been flat average had high hopes for him but I don’t know he just hasn’t pushed on
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