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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:04 am
Posted by Tricky Dicky on Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:04 am
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I think the question was who is reserve fullback if there's no Sarginson or Escare. I reckon Burgess would be OK there, think he's played there before?


Bevan French.

The deal is done.
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:38 am
Posted by dh13 on Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:38 am
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Tricky Dicky wrote:
Bevan French.

The deal is done.


I would be very happy about this if the deal is done. Said a week or so ago I didn’t think this would happen in a million years as it really doesn’t seem the kind of signing our club would make but if it comes off I really think we could be in for some excitement!
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Posted by MattyB on Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:19 pm
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Tricky Dicky wrote:
Bevan French.

The deal is done.


Surely this means Escare's days at Wigan are numbered?
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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Posted by Father Ted on Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:40 pm
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We have Hardaker for full back on a 4 year deal so I'd deduce French is going to play somewhere else.
Lam isn't going to play Escare so sadly he may as well leave.
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Posted by MadDogg on Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:46 pm
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MattyB wrote:
Surely this means Escare's days at Wigan are numbered?


Not if he's happy to sit on the sidelines and take his pay packet. I had assumed he was OOC but he has another year to go yet.
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Posted by CobraCraig on Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:04 pm
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MattyB wrote:
Surely this means Escare's days at Wigan are numbered?


From what people are saying we are actively trying to get rid but he’s on a healthy wage here that won’t be matched elsewhere so it’s proving understandably difficult.
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Posted by JWarriors on Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:21 pm
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dh13 wrote:
I would be very happy about this if the deal is done. Said a week or so ago I didn’t think this would happen in a million years as it really doesn’t seem the kind of signing our club would make but if it comes off I really think we could be in for some excitement!


I haven’t watched French play since his debut season, but I’m informed by my friend who moved to Australia a couple of years ago that he is basically the Aussie Escare.
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Posted by sergeant pepper on Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:28 pm
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I'm really not sure about the French signing.

Our back three is top notch imo and I'd rather see an out and out HB brought in.

I just can't see it as a prudent use of cap.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Posted by jonh on Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:09 pm
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I think we are looking to add significant strike in the halves and that is the idea behind French.

Nearly everything goes through Hastings at Salford. He pretty much controls both sides in attack, hence why I think they were happy to let Lui join Leeds.

I think he will totally dominate our creative/organisation just as he does at Salford and we will use French to add pace and strike in the middle of the park.
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Re: Rumours and signings v9
Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Posted by Pieman on Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:44 pm
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jonh wrote:
I think we are looking to add significant strike in the halves and that is the idea behind French.

Nearly everything goes through Hastings at Salford. He pretty much controls both sides in attack, hence why I think they were happy to let Lui join Leeds.

I think he will totally dominate our creative/organisation just as he does at Salford and we will use French to add pace and strike in the middle of the park.


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