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Chester butler
Post Sat May 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Posted by jools on Sat May 18, 2019 2:03 pm
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Rumours abound we are interested in this player- with some saying he’s already signed.
Grandson of Colin Dixon-the RU and RL international- although he died before Chester was born.
He can be seen in action at the summer bash alongside our Scott Grix at 8pm on sky tonight.
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Re: Chester butler
Post Sat May 18, 2019 4:41 pm
Posted by GIANTSRL on Sat May 18, 2019 4:41 pm
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rather watch holmes for featherstone, least he is a giants player currently!

we could do with a half back to partner gaskell
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Re: Chester butler
Post Sat May 18, 2019 5:19 pm
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GIANTSRL wrote:
rather watch holmes for featherstone, least he is a giants player currently!

we could do with a half back to partner gaskell


I’m watching him as well. Not really standing out so far. Being overshadowed massively by Chisholm. One of these days you’ll surprise your self and reply with a positive comment.
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Re: Chester butler
Post Sun May 19, 2019 9:28 am
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Re: Chester butler
Post Sun May 19, 2019 11:04 pm
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Re: Chester butler
Post Mon May 20, 2019 7:10 am
Posted by GiantJake1988 on Mon May 20, 2019 7:10 am
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3 year deal. And sounds like he chose us over St Helens which is definitely the right decision for him. Im quite optimistic about the Butler signing as he came to the sport very late so has likely got more improvement in him than say a James Bentley or Joe Batchelor who both went to Saints recently and have both struggled to push into the Saints team. Bentley is OOC this year and might find himself struggling for a new deal at Saints. So where it might be appealing to go to a club like Saints, it might not be what best for your career. Butler will certainly get his chance here.
Re: Chester butler
Post Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 am
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GiantJake1988 wrote:
3 year deal. And sounds like he chose us over St Helens which is definitely the right decision for him. Im quite optimistic about the Butler signing as he came to the sport very late so has likely got more improvement in him than say a James Bentley or Joe Batchelor who both went to Saints recently and have both struggled to push into the Saints team. Bentley is OOC this year and might find himself struggling for a new deal at Saints. So where it might be appealing to go to a club like Saints, it might not be what best for your career. Butler will certainly get his chance here.


Indeed. He’s just down the road from us- perhaps he doesn’t fancy driving down the m62 carpark, sorry motorway, on a regular basis - speaking from current experience - I don’t blame him!
He’s more likely to get game time with us. And will not command a large salary.
Wardle and taai first choice in the second row- for me next season - Hopefully the money saved will go towards the salary of a couple of bigger props
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Re: Chester butler
Post Mon May 20, 2019 1:30 pm
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see how he goes next season with a full pre season under his belt could be anything
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Re: Chester butler
Post Mon May 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Posted by Halifax1989 on Mon May 20, 2019 2:12 pm
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Will do great, definitely deserves a shot in SL. Can play SR but most effective as centre. A strong runner who often breaks tackles, imagine young Martin Gleeson. Good luck to him
Re: Chester butler
Post Mon May 20, 2019 4:06 pm
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Gleeson's main trait was actually his footwork, even as a young lad he could beat defenders from a standing start with great footwork and lateral movement. Please say he's got that, all our centres are strong runners who can't sidestep for toffee, although Cudjoe does a nice jogging on the spot impression.
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