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Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:54 am
Posted by Trinity18 on Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:54 am
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I've seen a lot of speculation about Kirmond calling it a day at the end of the season at 32, whether that's on his Trinity, SL or RL career I do not know but are there any other players we are likely to see depart over the next season or so?

Liam Finn 34
Scott Grix 33
Anthony England 31
Craig Huby 31
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Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:42 pm
Posted by Adam_Harrison9 on Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:42 pm
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Trinity18 wrote:
I've seen a lot of speculation about Kirmond calling it a day at the end of the season at 32, whether that's on his Trinity, SL or RL career I do not know but are there any other players we are likely to see depart over the next season or so?

Liam Finn 34
Scott Grix 33
Anthony England 31
Craig Huby 31


Can't see England and Huby calling it a day. They are both still playing to a high standard. Anthony has probably started this season the best he has any.
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Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:46 pm
Posted by Willzay on Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:46 pm
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Well someone gave Grix a new deal to 2019 so can't see him calling it a day.
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Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Posted by homme vaste on Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:49 pm
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Adam_Harrison9 wrote:
Can't see England and Huby calling it a day. They are both still playing to a high standard. Anthony has probably started this season the best he has any.


Yep, at 31 a prop is usually just coming into his prime and generally can go on to 35/36 in most cases.

Grix will be 34 next month, but still has another year on contract! His body seems to be holding up well. Hopefully in Jowitt we have a ready made replacement and hopefully we can mould Ryan into Finnys replacement with little disruption, he seems to be good enough from what i have seen of him. It`s up to Chester and his staff to manage this transition period in those pivotal positions.
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Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Posted by wakefield1990 on Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:06 pm
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Finn potentially, onto the coaching staff? A real reason why we need to stick it out with Hampshire at 7.
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Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:19 pm
Posted by financialtimes on Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:19 pm
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Finn potentially, onto the coaching staff? A real reason why we need to stick it out with Hampshire at 7.

He already does a fair bit of coaching with the reserves and 19's :thumb:
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Post Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:14 pm
Posted by Upanunder on Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:14 pm
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I think Grix is feeling the mileage.
That's not to say he has nothing to offer, far from it, but I think its getting tougher and tougher for him to roll with the punches.
Plenty of players like that in SL of course but its a brutal sport and it takes its toll.
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Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:18 am
Posted by Eastern Wildcat on Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:18 am
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Think this could well be Finns last season to be honest, especially if Miller and Hampshire continue to gel well together. I did say at the end of last year that following the World Cup, and pretty much playing every game since signing, that I wasn’t certain that he would have enough gas left in the tank.

I think Grix has maybe 2 more seasons left in him.

I also expect Huby and England to have a few years left yet, barring injuries.
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Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:31 am
Posted by homme vaste on Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:31 am
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Think this could well be Finns last season to be honest, especially if Miller and Hampshire continue to gel well together. I did say at the end of last year that following the World Cup, and pretty much playing every game since signing, that I wasn’t certain that he would have enough gas left in the tank.

I think Grix has maybe 2 more seasons left in him.

I also expect Huby and England to have a few years left yet, barring injuries.


Two more seasons after this season?! I cant see him going beyond his current deal which is up at the end of next season. I think Grixy would make a good coach as well but the club cant employ every ex player unfortunately.
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Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:39 am
Posted by Slugger McBatt on Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:39 am
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Only the players know how they feel, but I can imagine Kirmond ending up at Featherstone. Local lad and will get him an extra couple of years of rugby, if he wants it.
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