Wigan squads for Derby double-header

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EagleEyePie wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:36 pm
Firestarter wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:51 pm So go on whos gonna play hooker? My moneys on Keighran.Not seen the new lad yet but believe hes a loose forward.I think our forwards should murder theirs but im also betting mbaye gets the ban dropped later tonight
Keighran has prior experience but I'd be very nervous about having such a young right edge with Eckersley, Farrimond and Nsemba alongside each other. Ideally you'd have experience alongside young players. Farrimond was targeted at times against Leigh and while Eckersley is a strong defender physically, there were times when he was caught out in terms of positioning and decision making. I think Keighran makes that side a bit stronger.

Since a back row forward has been brought into the squad it could be Farrell. The benefit of having Farrell play 9 is that he's one of our best defenders and it allows him to move across the field and cover all areas. He's got good hands and should have the fitness levels to play the hardest working position on the field. The negatives would be whether it would stunt our attack. Being a decent ball player and playing number 9 are very different things, as we found when Joe Shorrocks was played there.
Farrell is a very interesting choice.Defo got the running ability but not sure about his passing.Cant see us playing hampshire as we probably wont like him and farrimond defending the middle.Its also worth considering the nsemba farrimond eckersley right edge thing as stated also.Maybe its a good shout to start faz and swap him for keighran later on? Whichever way we go its very interesting and im sure super matty will have his plan.I just hope mbye doesnt get off now or it will really nark me if im honest
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The second appeal on the Mbye ban has failed so justice has been done. Roll on Friday.
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southportcdm wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:21 pm The second appeal on the Mbye ban has failed so justice has been done. Roll on Friday.
Surely there is the European Court for Human Rights.
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Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:15 pm
southportcdm wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:21 pm The second appeal on the Mbye ban has failed so justice has been done. Roll on Friday.
Surely there is the European Court for Human Rights.
Saints have failed in their second attempt so hes still banned.Unless they try for the hatrick attempt
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Firestarter wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:40 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:15 pm
southportcdm wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:21 pm The second appeal on the Mbye ban has failed so justice has been done. Roll on Friday.
Surely there is the European Court for Human Rights.
Saints have failed in their second attempt so hes still banned.Unless they try for the hatrick attempt
Surely they're into frivolous appeal territory unless they had new evidence on both appeals 1 and 2?

I'd play Hampshire at hooker with the option to move keighran there and overload his side with forwards if it's not working out. Could Faz bend over that much in a game at his age? :P
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Mike wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:03 pm
Firestarter wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:40 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:15 pm

Surely there is the European Court for Human Rights.
Saints have failed in their second attempt so hes still banned.Unless they try for the hatrick attempt
Surely they're into frivolous appeal territory unless they had new evidence on both appeals 1 and 2?

I'd play Hampshire at hooker with the option to move keighran there and overload his side with forwards if it's not working out. Could Faz bend over that much in a game at his age? :P
Sorry southport.I read this then typed after.Brainfart moment
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Firestarter wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:40 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:15 pm
southportcdm wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:21 pm The second appeal on the Mbye ban has failed so justice has been done. Roll on Friday.
Surely there is the European Court for Human Rights.
Saints have failed in their second attempt so hes still banned.Unless they try for the hatrick attempt
Hear they may be a third appeal and then one at half time on Friday after lotto :)
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In the space of 3 weeks all 3 hookers are unavailable. Think we will struggle but will make a pulling if a victory sweeter.
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I wonder if we will pick an extra forward as 9 for defensive purposes but in attack use one of French, Farrimond and Smith?

Don’t particularly like the idea as we would struggle getting the ball out wide.

I think the most likely is Hampshire coming in.
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nathan_rugby wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:33 am I wonder if we will pick an extra forward as 9 for defensive purposes but in attack use one of French, Farrimond and Smith?

Don’t particularly like the idea as we would struggle getting the ball out wide.

I think the most likely is Hampshire coming in.
I doubt it ,he isnt a great defender
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