Hooker options

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  • #7734
    James
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    In case you’ve not listened to the latest podcast (listen here), Simon Finnigan reveals Tomkins is likely to be out for at least three months.

    Says the club are actively in the market, but won’t rush to sign someone for the sake of it.

    Any suggestions?

    Tough one at the moment with Super League clubs still not sure where they’re at. Josh Eaves from Saints would have been a great option, but he’s at Leigh on loan now, which is perhaps highlights the lack of available players.

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    Last year we had 4 hookers on the books didn’t we? Hulme and Wood didn’t seem to bad.

    Don’t really understand what happened with Speakman? He had a few years of championship experience, he was a local player and yet only played 2 games.

    #7738
    James
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    Think Speakman’s focus was on his own business, and he wasn’t as available as we’d have liked (bearing in mind we were full-time that year).

    He went back to Dewsbury and think he’s gone to Australia now.

    Agree that neither Hulme or Wood looked bad – think Wood has gone to North Wales, not sure where Hulme has gone.

    #7754
    paull
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    What happened to Dugdale?

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    Dan1
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    I would give Lewis Hulme a go, came in last year and then the season was cut short so didn’t get a proper chance. Worth giving him a run while Logan is out for 3 months, if he’s available.

    Lyons for me is a promising young player, but his game/build doesn’t suit the hooking role.

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    What happened to Dugdale?

    Dugdale looked a decent prospect in the few games he played.

    I think Lewis Else has shown he should be given the chance to grab the hooking role. Not sure that Lyons is the answer for interchange. Maybe need to rely on using Owen or Craven in that role until Tomkins can return, with Lyons in a utility role on the bench to cover for full back or half back.

     

    #7965
    James
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    Dugdale quit rugby league I believe, sure someone said somewhere that he’d joined the Marines.

    Not sure where Hulme is, he isn’t at Widnes.

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