Hastings Replacement.....

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by medlocke » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:04 am

Charriots Offiah wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:57 am
nathan_rugby wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:20 am
medlocke wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:18 am

Hastings Marque place
From a salary cap perspective yes but can the club afford £500k in wages ?
No
Yes

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by bill.inger » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:45 am

Jake Trueman is the latest name rumoured as a repacement. Might be a good choice too if he doesn't want silly money.

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by josie andrews » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:01 am

Harry Smith: Wigan Warriors don't need to sign Jackson Hastings replacement

Harry Smith wants to prove to Wigan they don’t need to look elsewhere for Jackson Hastings’ replacement.

The academy-graduate has signed a new four-year deal with the Warriors.

And Smith, 21, hopes his performances over the coming weeks will convince the Warriors he is ready to become a first-choice starting halfback when Hastings returns to the NRL at the end of this year.

“That’s my aim this year, to get more starting spots and grow into next year,” said Smith.

And if that (halfback) spot is available I can make it mine, with my performances this year and show I’m ready to do that.

“That’s my aim for the rest of this season.”

Hastings’ decision has already sparked discussions among fans about whether Wigan will bring in a replacement halfback, and coach Adrian Lam suggested executive director Kris Radlinski will get a call “every day for the next six months” from agents.

Wigan's other first-choice half, Thomas Leuluai, may hang up the boots although injured Jai Field is on board for 2022 and prefers to play No.6.

Smith says it was an easy decision to sign a new deal, with his previous contract running until the end of this year.

“When I spoke to the coaches, I could see the pathway was available to me,” said the Widnes youngster and ex-Wigan St Judes junior. “There was no hesitation or looking elsewhere. I wanted to get it done so I can focus on getting in the team this year.”

Wigan return to the DW Stadium on Thursday evening to face an in-form Castleford side, in a match which should see Australian livewire Bevan French play his first match of the year.

“He can create something out of nothing, it’ll be a great boost for us having him back,” added Smith.

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by thegimble » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:11 pm

medlocke wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:04 am
Charriots Offiah wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:57 am
nathan_rugby wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:20 am


From a salary cap perspective yes but can the club afford £500k in wages ?
No
Yes
Are you going to fund it

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by Barney841 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:01 pm

Aidan sezer anyone?

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by Charriots Offiah » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:00 pm

Barney841 wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:01 pm
Aidan sezer anyone?
I think he is interested in returning to the NRL at the end of the season.

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by kevbrown1980 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:09 am

Barney841 wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:01 pm
Aidan sezer anyone?
Not after that dive last night!

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by southportcdm » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:43 pm

It would be nice to sign someone who doesn't intend to disappear to the NRL as soon as he has some success. Ironically that makes re-signing George a better option than any aussie.

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by Barney841 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:52 pm

kevbrown1980 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:09 am
Barney841 wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:01 pm
Aidan sezer anyone?
Not after that dive last night!
Think he knew they were desperate. Huddersfield struggled to get off their line at times.
Still think he’s worth looking at if he stays over here and he’s a goal kicker!

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Re: Hastings Replacement.....

Post by The booze hound » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:53 pm

kevbrown1980 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:09 am
Barney841 wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:01 pm
Aidan sezer anyone?
Not after that dive last night!
I was disgusted with it. Everything that's wrong with professional sport. It's not limited to football and it's nothing new in Rugby League. Back in the the day if Alex Murphy did that he'd be called a crafty half easing the pressure on his team.
I don't like it but don't know how it should be dealt with because it's gone on for as long as I can remember.
I don't know what point I'm trying to make :D , other than it's infuriating.

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