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Warriors new signing..

Started by: i-spy (15034) 

Aussie prop Ben Cross, 32, released by Leeds and signed til end of the season.
Is he any good ? And how does he fit into the quota?

Started: 12th Jul 2011 at 15:48

Posted by: broady (18323) 

When it gets to the "business end of the season " I don't think you can ever have too big a squad.Injuries, tiredness etc take their toll in the last few weeks. Obviously the Coach see's something in him and he has been successful in his decisions so far at Wigan.

Replied: 12th Jul 2011 at 16:15

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

broady

And they've been without Fielden for ages

Replied: 12th Jul 2011 at 16:58

Posted by: broady (18323) 

Correct Kenny. But it may take him a few games to get up to speed. I bet there are some players carrying knocks for quite a few weeks and the bigger the squad the better chance they can have a week off.

Replied: 12th Jul 2011 at 17:10

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

It could have something to do with the absence of Stuart Fielden and not enough beef up front!

Next season, he will be playing for Widnes Vikings.

Replied: 12th Jul 2011 at 17:28
Last edited by ruddy duck: 12th Jul 2011 at 17:40:45

Posted by: aqui aqui (439)

Also George Carmont has sighed for another season. Mcguire knows Ben Cross playing strengths well from thier time together at Canberra. He is a big rough arsed prop who takes no prisoners

Replied: 12th Jul 2011 at 19:40

Posted by: smiling assassin (173)

Rumour is that Fielden has had a setback and could miss the rest of the season which is probably why they have gone for Cross.However if he is not good enough for Leeds is he good enough for Wigan

Replied: 12th Jul 2011 at 20:05

Posted by: aqui aqui (439)

The warriors squad was in Total Fitness gym early on Sunday morning and Fielden was with them and looked ok training with the rest of them. However he may still be having problems with his injury You are probably right, they seem to have gone for Ben Cross as extra cover.

Replied: 12th Jul 2011 at 20:32

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

smiling assassin

From what I understand, Ben Cross left Leeds following a 'altercation' with the Leeds coach, Brian McDermott and has nothing to do with him not being good enough to play for any other club.

Can you blame him with Leeds having two failed coaches like McDermott and Lowes in charge.

Replied: 13th Jul 2011 at 09:39

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

good cover for the end of season run in

But with this 'overseas' lot here are we turning into the 'foreign Latics' : Richards, Carmont, Leuluai, Lima, Finch, Hoffman, Roberts & Cross?????

Replied: 13th Jul 2011 at 10:37

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

true tom - but I think some of those will now be 'Naturalised Poms' due their ‘residency status’ – but still foreigners in my eyes

Replied: 13th Jul 2011 at 11:35

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

not for nothing are Wigan referred to by the rest of the Rugby League fraternity as "Other Nationalities"

Replied: 13th Jul 2011 at 12:06

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

You mean the most sucessful team in history

Replied: 13th Jul 2011 at 15:37

Posted by: stars (432) 

peawapp, is at it again, he is wigan mad,he knows all about wigan.you wigganers have got a secret leigh fanatic

Replied: 13th Jul 2011 at 18:43

Posted by: stevemul (412)

The big one and almost certainly the one that will decide who finishes top of the table....Warrington v Wigan, next to last league match of the season, first weekend in September. I can´t see either side losing a league game between now and that one.

Replied: 13th Jul 2011 at 20:07

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

peawapp

8 foreign players at Hull KR.

Nothing to say about them?

Replied: 14th Jul 2011 at 09:35

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

announced today that second row forward Ryan Hoffman has agreed a return to the NRL with Melbourne Storm at the end of the current season.

Replied: 14th Jul 2011 at 11:22

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

they've offered him a 3 year contract so good luck to him. He wouldnt have got that security at Wigan.

Replied: 14th Jul 2011 at 12:06

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

i-spy

Hoffman was only a short term signing as cover for Hock and only came here because Melbourne could not fit him on their salary cap. Now that the aussie salary cap has been increased, he is returning to them. He never intended to stay here for three years.

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 07:19

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

I know its nowt to do with Wigan really,but,indirectlycould affect them...I read that Leon Price & Vinnie Anderson are going to Catalan,is it true,or what

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 07:43

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

bit off course but did you have a good holiday kenny

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 08:41

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

I did mate thanks,not been to Spain in the middle of summer for a few years,and god was it hot,at least 30 c every day,our apartment wasnt up to much,but we made the most of it,all inc.
On the last day we had the biggest sunday roast I've ever had,at the Yorkshire pride....burp....

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 14:02

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

which part did you go

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 14:08

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

ruddy duck
I have nowt at all to say about H.K.R. as they are my least favourite team ever ,their fans are a load of idiots rivalled only by the idiots from the one eyed town called Featherstone. you can rest assured ruddy that whenever Wigan are playing H.K.R. Peawapp will be supporting Wigan

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 17:17

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

peawapp

Thank you, and whenever I watch Leigh on TV, I am supporting them. Sunday included. p.s. Got your discount ticket for the four nations game at your ground. Just sent for mine before the deadline date of the 22/07/2011.

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 17:41
Last edited by ruddy duck: 15th Jul 2011 at 17:55:57

Posted by: broady (18323) 

peawapp,
Good luck this weekend against Halifax.

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 17:45

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

thank's broady. not got a ticket for the 4 nations but bought two one for our Ryan and one for his mate Lewis. ruddy

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 18:04

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

walshy

Levante complex,near Dalmatas

Sorry folks

Incidentally peawapp Leigh to win by about 30

Replied: 15th Jul 2011 at 19:05

Posted by: broady (18323) 

Looks as though he could be a good signing now that Fielden is out for the season and Prescott has tweaked his hamstring.

Replied: 27th Jul 2011 at 15:34

Posted by: peter g (3120) 

Senior signed for Crusaders now they've resigned from SL can Wigan not sign him for a season.he'll strengthen up the defence a bit.

Replied: 27th Jul 2011 at 15:48

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

does the defence need strenghtening?

Senior has been a great SL player but his best days are well behind him

Replied: 27th Jul 2011 at 16:45

Posted by: peter g (3120) 

Some sections of the threequarters do

Replied: 27th Jul 2011 at 16:48

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

According to reports, Gasnier is retiring from the NRL at the age of 29.

How about him?

Replied: 27th Jul 2011 at 16:49
Last edited by ruddy duck: 27th Jul 2011 at 16:49:37

Posted by: smiling assassin (173)

As good a player as he is Tomkins at centre seems to be the weak link in Wigan's defence so maybe bringing an experienced centre in would help to strengthen the defence up.

Replied: 27th Jul 2011 at 20:47

Posted by: mswigan (inactive)

Ben Cross played OK last week. He took the ball up well.

Replied: 27th Jul 2011 at 22:46

 

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