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Cumbria viking
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Rumours and it was rumours before announced by Whitehaven he's taken an offer up elsewhere that he's widnes bound ....Australian born Welsh international Centre..do remember kear speaking highly of him prior to the Whitehaven game and after ...obviously his coach for Wales...other than that can't say know much about him 

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Topic starter Posted : 22/09/2022 6:20 pm
geoffw
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He would be an excellent signing if we could sign him. 

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Posted : 22/09/2022 10:26 pm
sandgroper
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Posted by: @cumbria-viking

Rumours and it was rumours before announced by Whitehaven he's taken an offer up elsewhere that he's widnes bound ....Australian born Welsh international Centre..do remember kear speaking highly of him prior to the Whitehaven game and after ...obviously his coach for Wales...other than that can't say know much about him 

Can't decide if this says he has signed for us or not!

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Posted : 22/09/2022 10:27 pm
sunny
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@sandgroper 

Just looked at the Whitehaven club site which confirmed he was leaving the club. One poster on their unofficial fans forum wrote he had heard Evans was joining us - no more than that.

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Posted : 22/09/2022 10:59 pm
Cumbria viking
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@sandgroper as I know it I had two separate people I know..one a haven fan last week  say he was rumoured to be heading to widnes ..took it with a pinch of salt as nothing had been said from haven to suggest he was leaving as they did with king and Williams...then today haven have confirmed he's taken another opportunity elsewhere...as say don't know too much about him other than kear mention him ..yes only a rumour .yes maybe coincidence..but could very well be true

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Topic starter Posted : 22/09/2022 11:16 pm
Cumbria viking
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Has also been mentioned by haven fans ...both in their forum and on their fb post that he's heading our way 

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Topic starter Posted : 22/09/2022 11:24 pm
Blue Viking
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he really is one to watch got massive potential still young but good pedigree from Australia and got better and better towards the end of the year scoring against us too good signing this

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Posted : 22/09/2022 11:57 pm
Mckviking
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I watched a game he scored in and looks like he’s going to be an improvement from this season’s squad so that can only be a positive, hope with a good preseason he’ll progress and be a standout next season 

On a side note good to see deon cross get selected for the knights 

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Posted : 23/09/2022 3:12 am
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sandgroper
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@mckviking 

Maybe another two year deal! Looks like the big centre we need - mind goes back to Harry Wells!!!!!!(just have to find a Gasnier!!!)

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Posted : 23/09/2022 6:57 am
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Posted by: @sandgroper

@mckviking 

Maybe another two year deal! Looks like the big centre we need - mind goes back to Harry Wells!!!!!!(just have to find a Gasnier!!!)

I like your optimism. I wonder why our "overseas network" never seems to pick up this type of player, with potential, whilst Whitehaven can?

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Posted : 23/09/2022 11:00 am
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I like your optimism. I wonder why our "overseas network" never seems to pick up this type of player, with potential, whilst Whitehaven can?

I agree, I feel we were too insular with our recruitment policies: before anyone argues about cost, if Whitehaven or Sheffield can get players from Australia or PNG, there is no reason why we can't.

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Posted : 23/09/2022 12:05 pm
sandgroper
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@cj91 

Where was he employed? The Cumbrian area has good jobs in the Nuclear industry and in a part time situation that matters.

Our supply of large employers who used to assist has disappeared.

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Posted : 23/09/2022 12:32 pm
CJ91
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@sandgroper 

True, that could be a factor, but it slightly baffles me that there are two big cities easily commutable to and we wouldn't be able to find something for someone there if they couldn't sort something in Widnes.

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Posted : 23/09/2022 12:36 pm
Cumbria viking
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@sandgroper believe he was coaching within the clubs development squad so was probably earning more through that

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Topic starter Posted : 23/09/2022 1:30 pm
sandgroper
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@cumbria-viking 

And we are doing something similar with Craven & Owens, giving them skills for after RL. Our staffing levels are still low and gives us some flexibility I suppose.

Don't know what JJ's circumstances are but there should be ways and means even for small businesses to help out for sponsorship.

My memory is playing tricks on me (old age!!) but I can accurately remember that Harry Wells was 14.5 stone! My dad's comment was that he was as big as a second row - and he was!!! They played inside (Wells) and outside (Gasnier) centres on that tour. Wells took the tackles and Gasnier scored the tries. Happy days!!!

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Posted : 23/09/2022 2:41 pm
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