RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Rumours and signings v9
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:46 pm  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:46 pm  

User avatarNickyKiss wrote:
NickyKiss User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:38 am
Posts: 27525
Location: WIGAN
Member for 18 years
TheWarringtonWolve69 wrote:
My point is that Warrington will stunt his development. Had he stayed he would reach his potential


They would with many but I think this lad is good enough to overcome the hurdles he’ll face (demanding fan base, high pressure, a coach who will drop young players at the first sign of trouble and so on). If this kid can’t crack it at Warrington, there really is no hope for them in terms of developing young players because he’s pretty much there in terms of being ready for first team rugby.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:27 pm  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:27 pm  

Levrier wrote:
Levrier Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:28 am
Posts: 1426
Member for 9 years
I can understand that he wants to be promoted and that at Wigan the second rows are likely to be set for at least two years. I like that a youngster might be confident enough in their own ability to push for a place but we all know that the best at this age will not always make it and need careful handling and support. We have had plenty of good young players who have taken their own course and nothing is certain. We just have to hope that the production line is still working and that N'semba or one of the others is ready to step up.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:23 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:23 am  

Zig wrote:
Zig Eddie Hemmings's Wig
Eddie Hemmings's Wig

Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:44 am
Posts: 249
Member for L 0 years
Itchy Arsenal wrote:
I agree 100% with your last paragraph NK but I'm still bitterly disappointed with the loss of such potential.
Rushton, Nicholson and it sounds like KPP from 2024 for me, are huge losses to the club.
Not sure how we stem this in the future re losses to the NRL but to lose a potential "special one" to a nearby foe is even more disappointing.
I remember saying to my lads at Spurs that there were a few young lads joining in the celebrations at the end but I couldn't see Nicholson but that may have been due to my ale goggles rather than him not being there.

Looking at 2024 without any new signings potentially our starting backrow will be Farrell, Bateman plus Shorrocks or Smithies. For me this too lighweight and backups will be Nsemba and maybe McDonnell assuming that Isa and KPP will exit.
I know that Nsemba is rated very highly within the club but when I've seen him (primarily on Wigan TV) his seems to lack that little bit of a dog that most top rated players have. McDonnell was the "fringe" player that I expected to kick on this year but that hasn't occurred and I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that he may be leaving at the end of his current contract.
Obviously Peet has time to bring in fresh faces and I'm quite sure he will bring in the right players but there are no guarantees on any future signings.

Harrison is very entertaining but for all the wrong reasons on his podcast appearances.


Stopping players moving to the NRL is almost impossible. But it should be possible to soften the blow by inserting realistic compensation deals into the arrangement. Unfortunately, It would need international agreement and I don’t see the Australian’s signing up to it. Likewise, the RFL could raise the level of compensation so that it would far better reflect the time and effort a club puts into developing a player. I would like to see amateur clubs receive payments for players who sign professional terms and in the case of academy players, who transfer to another club, a realistic level of compensation should be paid. We have got to get to the point where all SL clubs have a thriving academy set-up if the game is to flourish. This should have been the number one priority with regard to Framing the Future.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:49 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:49 am  

User avatarlister wrote:
lister User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member


Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:04 pm
Posts: 5849
Location: Warrington
Member for 21 years
Sweaty Betty's wrote:
But he will only be going into the Wire squad in 2023 which, suggests one of two things: they are operating at the cap level or they are bringing another player in this season. If it is the former, they are going to have to shift a lot of players if their proposed recruitment is to come off.


Very likely that Widdop, Hughes, Davis, Doro, Mulhern will be leaving on top of those who have already left (Butler, Robson, Magoulias, Charnley) and due to leave Cooper and Jason Clark.

Also Toby King’s loan could turn into a permanent move.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:19 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:19 am  
Sweaty Betty's User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:13 pm
Posts: 1592
Member for 11 years
lister wrote:
Very likely that Widdop, Hughes, Davis, Doro, Mulhern will be leaving on top of those who have already left (Butler, Robson, Magoulias, Charnley) and due to leave Cooper and Jason Clark.

Also Toby King’s loan could turn into a permanent move.


Fair enough but given that the four players you have mentioned have already left then why can Nicholson go immediately into the squad? It would suggest that they have left to balance the books in 2022. If Wire bring in the players that are rumoured to be signing for 2023 then they will need to move a few more on (in addition to those you have listed). That's without taking into consideration the upgrade in contracts.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:44 pm  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:44 pm  
The Whiffy Kipper User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:40 am
Posts: 1760
Member for 6 years
Luke Thompson
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:08 pm  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:08 pm  

Father Ted wrote:
Father Ted Silver RLFANS Member


Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:04 pm
Posts: 8030
Member for 21 years
The Whiffy Kipper wrote:
Luke Thompson


What about Luke Thompson?
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:22 pm  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:22 pm  

User avatarChrisA wrote:
ChrisA User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:30 pm
Posts: 1776
Location: Oldham.
Member for 17 years
Father Ted wrote:
What about Luke Thompson?


He's probably seen the post saying he's back in the UK for family matters.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:50 pm  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:50 pm  

WWste wrote:
WWste Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:51 am
Posts: 325
Member for 3 years
Ben Kilner has tweeted saying he misses rugby. We reckon he could come back? It sounded like he left due to injury and falling behind in his development but a year out might have helped. He was meant to be the next lad out of the academy before he left
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:15 pm  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:15 pm  

Zig wrote:
Zig Eddie Hemmings's Wig
Eddie Hemmings's Wig

Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:44 am
Posts: 249
Member for L 0 years
WWste wrote:
Ben Kilner has tweeted saying he misses rugby. We reckon he could come back? It sounded like he left due to injury and falling behind in his development but a year out might have helped. He was meant to be the next lad out of the academy before he left


I would imagine that Wigan still hold his registration.
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Azul, Google Feedfetcher, LewCharnock, Pieman, sergeant pepper, WWste and 151 guests

REPLY

Subject: 
Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.
Use the FULL EDITOR to better format content or upload images, be notified of replies etc...

Return to Wigan Warriors


RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
6m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
15273
9m
2023 IN Leon Ruan - Expires 2025
Simmo71
21
9m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
32292
11m
Sam Lisone
imwakefieldt
24
12m
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Simmo71
1669
25m
Half Back problem
rubber ducki
29
26m
The World Cup
REVENUE
63
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
33s
What we currently look like for 2023
Sacred Cow
234
34s
Rumours and signings v9
Pie_Eyter
24416
34s
Half Back problem
rubber ducki
29
42s
Widdop
Hangerman2
1
54s
This Sintellins team
TheWarringto
434
1m
Something for the Weekend
RLFANS News
1
1m
Morgan Smith
PopTart
15
1m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
32292
1m
The World Cup
REVENUE
63
1m
WC tickets for sale
MadDogg
1
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
South stand season tickets
FlyingScotty
1
TODAY
Widdop
Hangerman2
1
TODAY
Morgan Smith
PopTart
15
TODAY
WC tickets for sale
MadDogg
1
TODAY
Trinity TV
Dunkirk Spir
3
TODAY
Sam Lisone
imwakefieldt
24
TODAY
2023 home kit
Hopie
2
TODAY
Something for the Weekend
RLFANS News
1
Random Topics selected.
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORD
19.38Million 1,239 ↓-1879,2539,323
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.

When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
RLFANS Match Centre

TABLES:
There are currently no matches to display.
Matches on TV
Sat 15th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
14:30
England-Samoa
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
Australia-Fiji
Sun 16th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
17:00
Jamaica-Ireland
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
New Zealand-Lebanon
WC2022 RND: 1
14:30
Scotland-Italy
Mon 17th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
France-Greece
Tue 18th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
Tonga-Papua NG
Wed 19th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
WALES-Cook Islands
Fri 21st Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
Australia-Scotland
Sat 22nd Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
14:30
Fiji-Italy
WC2022 RND: 2
17:00
England-France
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
New Zealand-Jamaica
Sun 23rd Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
14:30
Lebanon-Ireland
WC2022 RND: 2
17:00
France-Greece
Mon 24th Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
Tonga-WALES
Tue 25th Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
Papua NG-Cook Islands
Fri 28th Oct
WC2022 RND: 3
19:30
New Zealand-Ireland
Sat 29th Oct
WC2022 RND: 3
14:30
England-Greece
WC2022 RND: 3
17:00
Fiji-Scotland
WC2022 RND: 3
19:30
Australia-Italy
Sun 2nd Oct
NRL RND: 29 Penrith28-12Parramatta
L1 RND: 26 Swinton16-10Doncaster
CH RND: 30 Leigh44-12Batley
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2022 ROUND : 27
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Leigh 27 1306 208 1098 52
Featherstone 27 1058 468 590 47
Halifax 27 837 440 397 40
Barrow 27 759 587 172 37
Batley 27 738 551 187 36
York 27 677 596 81 36
 
Sheffield 27 699 660 39 24
Widnes 27 567 679 -112 24
Bradford 27 521 675 -154 22
Whitehaven 27 488 854 -366 19
LondonB 27 548 740 -192 17
Newcastle 27 559 877 -318 15
Dewsbury 27 385 964 -579 7
Workington 27 296 1139 -843 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2022 ROUND : 20
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Keighley 18 843 154 689 36
Crusaders 18 668 332 336 30
Swinton 18 737 281 456 28
Doncaster 18 618 392 226 26
Rochdale 18 646 451 195 24
Hunslet 18 475 462 13 17
 
Oldham 18 535 473 62 15
Midlands 18 458 632 -174 10
LondonS 18 362 705 -343 10
Cornwall 19 274 782 -508 2
West Wales 19 154 1106 -952 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVII ROUND : 27
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 27 674 374 300 42
Wigan 27 818 483 335 38
Huddersfield 27 613 497 116 35
Catalans 27 539 513 26 32
Leeds 27 577 528 49 29
Salford 27 700 602 98 28
 
Castleford 27 544 620 -76 26
Hull KR 27 498 608 -110 24
Hull FC 27 508 675 -167 22
Wakefield 27 497 648 -151 20
Warrington 27 568 664 -96 18
Toulouse 27 421 745 -324 10
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2022 ROUND : 24
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Penrith 23 628 353 275 38
Cronulla 23 535 348 187 34
Melbourne 23 704 388 316 32
NQL Cowboys 23 595 353 242 32
Parramatta 23 586 475 111 30
Sydney 23 611 416 195 28
Souths 23 588 448 140 28
Canberra 23 468 451 17 26
 
Brisbane 23 502 528 -26 26
St.George 23 445 559 -114 22
Manly 23 470 574 -104 18
Canterbury 23 362 555 -193 12
Newcastle 23 356 624 -268 12
NZ Warriors 23 382 673 -291 12
Gold Coast 23 428 634 -206 10
Wests 23 342 623 -281 8
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
6m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
15273
9m
2023 IN Leon Ruan - Expires 2025
Simmo71
21
9m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
32292
11m
Sam Lisone
imwakefieldt
24
12m
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Simmo71
1669
25m
Half Back problem
rubber ducki
29
26m
The World Cup
REVENUE
63
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
33s
What we currently look like for 2023
Sacred Cow
234
34s
Rumours and signings v9
Pie_Eyter
24416
34s
Half Back problem
rubber ducki
29
42s
Widdop
Hangerman2
1
54s
This Sintellins team
TheWarringto
434
1m
Something for the Weekend
RLFANS News
1
1m
Morgan Smith
PopTart
15
1m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
32292
1m
The World Cup
REVENUE
63
1m
WC tickets for sale
MadDogg
1
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
South stand season tickets
FlyingScotty
1
TODAY
Widdop
Hangerman2
1
TODAY
Morgan Smith
PopTart
15
TODAY
WC tickets for sale
MadDogg
1
TODAY
Trinity TV
Dunkirk Spir
3
TODAY
Sam Lisone
imwakefieldt
24
TODAY
2023 home kit
Hopie
2
TODAY
Something for the Weekend
RLFANS News
1
Random Topics selected.


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!