Ex-Wigan Warriors John Bateman and Ryan Sutton to make NRL debuts - but what roles will they play?

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Ex-Wigan Warriors John Bateman and Ryan Sutton to make NRL debuts - but what roles will they play?

Post by josie andrews » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:47 am

John Bateman and Ryan Sutton are poised to make their NRL debuts after being named in the Canberra side for their opener against Gold Coast Titans.

The former Warriors duo, who left at the end of last season, are both in Ricky Stuart's 17-man squad. Bateman has been named at loose forward, while prop Sutton is on the bench. They are two of four Brits in the side, alongside Josh Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead.

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Re: Ex-Wigan Warriors John Bateman and Ryan Sutton to make NRL debuts - but what roles will they play?

Post by moto748 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:33 pm

Just watched the game. JB did 80 mins, playing at 13, and did well. Couldn't make the metres he made in SL, but was a tackling machine as always, Also won an easily kicked pen for his side late on.

Sutton only got the last ten minutes, but did nothing wrong.

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Re: Ex-Wigan Warriors John Bateman and Ryan Sutton to make NRL debuts - but what roles will they play?

Post by fozzieskem » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:34 pm

Bateman looked very comfortable that’s for sure he will be a big star over there

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Re: Ex-Wigan Warriors John Bateman and Ryan Sutton to make NRL debuts - but what roles will they play?

Post by widdenoldboy » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:40 pm

Can this week get any worse, Canberra showed what we are missing...Aussies commentators were heaping praise onto Batman, especially when he ran the old Wigan move coming inside against the grain. Sutton only had 10mins and took a heavy tackle or two.

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Re: Ex-Wigan Warriors John Bateman and Ryan Sutton to make NRL debuts - but what roles will they play?

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:11 am

moto748 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Just watched the game. JB did 80 mins, playing at 13, and did well. Couldn't make the metres he made in SL, but was a tackling machine as always, Also won an easily kicked pen for his side late on.

Sutton only got the last ten minutes, but did nothing wrong.
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Yes he did, he didn't duck out of the way of the high shot ;)
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