Discussion in 'International' started by The Partisan, Nov 17, 2018.
Thanks again TC ! Look forward to seeing the game on YouTube at some stage.
Wow, what a dominant display by England.
Some absolute quality in that team, and theres plenty more to follow them. They should tour Australia next season.
A great win and series victory, some very bright signs for England rl in the next few years. Hopefully they keep developing as they move up int SL.
Standouts for me in a very impressive England team display were Harry Newman, Corey Johnson and Morgan smithies.
Who got the man of the match?
Also don’t they name a man of the series too? Seem to remember Oliver gildart getting it a few years back?
Would like to give a special mention to the England #1 Wellsby (?). Not only a class player but first to shake hands with the Aussie boys after the game.
Looks like a future star for sure but you can never be too certain. Welsby, Newman, Smith, Johnson, havard and holyroyd are standouts at this level.
This might sound controversial or upset some English based RL fans but I’d love to see some of those English lads sign for NRL clubs tomorrow and be brought through the system down under.
I’d love to see an English system that developed them to nrl standard!
Me too but we are were we are and the NRL is the stronger competition with better facilities and coaches than super league.
I must say it was quite amusing reading comments after Australia won the first tour match against a college team half made up of Union players and amateurs. Several were saying that English RL is dead and how hopeless the game is. Not sure what they’re thinking now.
By the way, you can still view 3 games from St Helens under 16 tour to Australia from last year where Jack Welsby & Josh Simm absolutely carved up the Aussie teams. Welsby is a rare talent and one that I’d love an NRL club to pick up. He could start off in SG Ball then progress from there.
Would be bad for super league but great for England.
I wouldn’t disagree Walter. It wouldn’t be good for SL but if England want to compete with Australia on a regular basis we need more young players in the NRL system finishing school. Even if they only stay a couple of years I’m sure the experience gained would be invaluable to them when they returned home.
I’m not so sure such a thing would be bad for super league in the long term as it could force clubs to focus more on unearthing more English/British talent from areas outside of the “heartlands” like north/South Wales, London, Coventry and Manchester with the rangers etc.
You got a link young fellow?
This is one of 3 games you can view. Welsby is playing five eighth but wearing #21
Other games are v Rabbitohs & Roosters
Or we could put some emphasis on SL clubs actually having quality Jnr development programs! Losing the best talent to NRL might help the national team in the short term but the damage to the domestic comp would eventually be far more significant. Its ludicrous SL clubs dont have to have an academy program or a reserve grade.
If I could name one player who is the most ready first grader in either team it is Harry Newman
Definitely needs to be getting some game time in the rhinos 1st 17 this coming season. Maybe a dozen or so league and cup. Pre-season games too.
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