Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

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Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by josie andrews » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:48 am

SAINTS coach Justin Holbrook could be set to give Theo Fages the nod at scrum half for the mouth-watering Super League opener against champions Wigan next Thursday.

Holbrook explained that the French half back has worked hard in the off season to stake a claim after having limited opportunities last season.

He also explained that Danny Richardson, last year’s Dream Team number seven, had a disrupted pre-season following the groin injury picked up on the last day of the season.

Holbrook said: “Danny picked up a groin injury in that last game and he started the pre-season slowly.

“There is no reason to not pick him for round one – he is right to go now.

“Theo has been training really hard and was disappointed with how his season was last year and the opportunities he did not get.

“He brings different strengths to our team to what Danny does and is likely to get a nod for round one.

“Theo and Danny are two different styles of players, but the way we play does not really change. There will be just be the odd little differences of play that will come into play depending on which direction we go.

“Either way I am comfortable with either of them starting. It will be a big decision for round one.

“Overall Danny had a great season in 2018 – and although has still got to work on all aspects of his game, he is only young and he will get there. This is a good learning curve.”

In other early team news Holbrook explained that Mark Percival, who hurt his arm in the friendly will be fine for round one.

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Re: Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:43 pm

Richardson will play.
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Re: Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by Nezza Faz » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:49 pm

Bring it on, can't wait for some top class Derby RL.
Whether we win , or lose, this match won't determine 2019 SL, but a W away there would be the perfect script.

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Re: Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:00 am

Nezza Faz wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Bring it on, can't wait for some top class Derby RL.
Whether we win , or lose, this match won't determine 2019 SL, but a W away there would be the perfect script.
It would also help ticket sales.
Winning is down to 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration - Shaun Edwards

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Re: Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by fozzieskem » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:44 am

shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:00 am
Nezza Faz wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Bring it on, can't wait for some top class Derby RL.
Whether we win , or lose, this match won't determine 2019 SL, but a W away there would be the perfect script.
It would also help ticket sales.
I wonder how well sales for this one are doing,you’d think well given both teams went well last season.

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Re: Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by Nezza Faz » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:08 pm

https://www.saintsrlfc.com/2019/01/21/w ... s-limited/

Looks a virtual sell out in their sections, not sure how our sales have gone ?

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Re: Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by josie andrews » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:24 pm

I just hope the stewards do their job better than they did on Good Friday! 😡

Loads of empty space at the sides but allowed loads to stand on the steps & at the front! Couldn’t get out to go to the toilet & in the end had to get a “steward” to get me out!

Health & Safety out of the window!!
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Re: Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by josie andrews » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:25 am

shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:43 pm
Richardson will play.
He didn’t & they didn’t need him ;)

In actual fact, I’ve heard he’s been offered to Castleford! Not sure how true it is though.
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Re: Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by fozzieskem » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:02 pm

shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:43 pm
Richardson will play.
You got that wrong😄 though in fairness I agreed with you when you wrote it,but they looked a better team without him on the night.

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Re: Holbrook weighs up scrum half options for Saints v Wigan clash

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:30 pm

I did and I agree with you both. I would have preferred him to play as he is a turnstile.
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