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Re: Jonny Lomax Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:28 pm  

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Lomax is massively overrated, I’m not sure what his position is. He was an average fullback and now he’s an average half, albeit making a few good break this year but one swallow doesn’t make a summer.


He’s loving life hanging on the coattails of that Saints front row, much like some of his teammates.

He’s a good player no doubt but he’s certainly not a great one and he’s way behind the likes of Austin. I wouldn’t pick any heritage players for GB mind.
Re: Jonny Lomax Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:21 pm  

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Every sport has its rules on international eligibility and we’re no different. We’re in a time when Superleague is falling miles behind the NRL and we need to attract a new NRL deal. For that reason I’d say it’s reasonable to play any player who is eligible. We need the best players playing the game on TV to attract new sponsors. If they’re eligible then they’re eligible and we should look to pick the strongest side from the players who are eligible for selection, even if it does stick in the throat!!
Re: Jonny Lomax Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:46 pm  

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I can see both sides of the argument really but I think it's true that, as a sport, we need to do whatever we can to make the international game as competitive and interesting to the TV audience as possible. If that means adding qualifying players born elsewhere then I think we should do. After all, the Aussies have never shied away from it and they have a much bigger pool of quality players than we do. Ultimately it's all a matter of balance.
Re: Jonny Lomax Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:20 pm  
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Correct.

Lomax is a good player, but he isn't international class.


Lomax is the current English number 1 half back and as such gets a wage from the rfl.

Austin has never got close to an international shirt

Unlucky
The Leigh and Wakefield fans mentality......

Say something negative about any other team than theirs - Its an opinion

Say something negative about Leigh and Wakefield - TROLL
Re: Jonny Lomax Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:55 am  

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Ruune Rebellion wrote:

Austin has never got close to an international shirt



As have any number of very talented NRL players we could all quote. Which says nothing about the comparison between Lomax and Austin.
Re: Jonny Lomax Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:26 am  
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Ruune Rebellion wrote:

Austin has never got close to an international shirt


He has played for Portugal a few times despite having no Portugese ancestry.
Re: Jonny Lomax Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:50 am  

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Lomax is a quality player, he unfortunately lacks either genuine pace or size which imo will always hold him back particularly at international level
Re: Jonny Lomax Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:09 am  

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He is playing behind a very dominant pack against poor SL defence. Most half decent backs can look great doing that but he wont have that same space and time to do what he is doing in SL when it comes to England and he will look slow and ineffective. International teams need half backs that can create a moment of magic and come up with a game changing play from nothing when the games is at a stalemate for long periods, Lomax cant do that. Hes not fast enough or skillful enough.
Re: Jonny Lomax Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:22 pm  

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Ruune Rebellion wrote:
Lomax is the current English number 1 half back and as such gets a wage from the rfl.

Austin has never got close to an international shirt

Unlucky


Haha no he’s not. Lomax is England’s backup fullback when Widdop is injured. That’s about it.
Re: Jonny Lomax Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:49 pm  

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The_Enforcer wrote:
He is playing behind a very dominant pack against poor SL defence.


Exactly. You can only imagine what better players like Austin, Williams or Hastings would’ve done playing behind Walmsley, Roby and Thompson and under Justin Holbrook.

Lomax is a good superleague player but it ends there.
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