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cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
21 November, 2018 18:28
Following the announcement of the re-signings of 3 of last years squad

Connor Parker - last years joint captain

Nye Walker - prop,centre,play anywhere,anytime and perform well


Harry Boots - prop - attend games and support teammates even when injured.

The club has today welcomed Jack O'Brien from the quadruple winning Red Star Belgrade.

Born in south Sydney,Australia,he didn't start playing while in nappies but left it until he was 4!

Anyway,From The Horses Mouth

 
Rogero
Re: Squad News
Rogero (IP Logged)
22 November, 2018 09:26
Thanks CI13

Am I right in saying only 4 of last seasons squad have been re-signed so far?

Snook, Parker, Walker and Boots.

Just keeping the thread at the top of the message board up to date and accurate.

 
cast-Iron13
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cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
22 November, 2018 13:42
Quote:
Rogero
Thanks CI13
Am I right in saying only 4 of last seasons squad have been re-signed so far?

Snook, Parker, Walker and Boots.

Just keeping the thread at the top of the message board up to date and accurate.

Yes,just those 4,so far,from last years squad.


2 are probably/hopefully now resting after helping Wales qualify for the World Cup

and Nye Walker has been representing his country,with others,in the Under Age squad for Wales.

It is shaping up to be a squad of young fellas who could be together for some years - once they bond together.

The future may be bright....

 
jarrad
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jarrad (IP Logged)
22 November, 2018 13:55
Donít be alarmed rogero plenty more just not announced yet all been training from day 1.

 
Rogero
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Rogero (IP Logged)
22 November, 2018 16:24
(Sm42) Thanks both!

 
cast-Iron13
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cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
29 November, 2018 19:25
Squad member 16 announced tonight.


Prop Ross Price

Kim Williams praised him for his efforts during the first month of training.

Pleasing news.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
29 November, 2018 22:35
I can vouch for that Iíve been at every training session and Ross has been incredible will cause teams a lot of problems this year

 
UlsterFan
Re: Squad News
40:20 (IP Logged)
30 November, 2018 12:40
16 ? who are the others?

Just for the record and Rogero's list..

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
30 November, 2018 13:52
Tyler hunt
Robert tuiluita
Elliott Jennings
Dimos
Mickael sabour
Craig fillier
Sam Herron
Jack o Brian
NYE Walker
Connor Parker
Harry boots
Archie snook
Ross price
Ash Bateman
Lewis Reece
Liam rice wilson

 
cast-Iron13
Re: Squad News
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
04 December, 2018 21:03
3 re-signings announced to take the squad to 19.

Morgan Jefferies,who was injured out in Australia,but who attended games to support his teammates,rejoins for 2019.

As does Dalton Desmond-Walker.

As does Rowland Kaye.

Competition for places,certainly.Just need the spine of the side strengthened.

Coming together very nicely.

 
Rogero
Re: Squad News
Rogero (IP Logged)
05 December, 2018 07:15
Good news and added to the sticky list!

 
cast-Iron13
Re: Squad News
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
05 December, 2018 19:01
Wow! When I least expect it - I get a shock.

2 signings to take the squad number to 21.


Dan Maiden,who was with us last year - but didn't appear through injury


Ryan Shallish,an amazing convert from the other code.

Amazing because he represented his country,in Australia,playing for the deaf side.

Bit of a vid - [www.youtube.com]

Press Report - Nice Words From Union Officials On Ryan Shallish.

 
Rogero
Re: Squad News
Rogero (IP Logged)
06 December, 2018 09:36
The squad as it stands...

Tyler Hunt.
Mickael Sabour.
Robert Tuliatu.
Elliott Jennings.
Archie Snook. (re-sign from 2018)
Lewis Reece.
Ashley Bateman.
Craig Fillier.
Dimosthenes Kartsonakis.
Sam Herron.
Connor Parker. (re-sign from 2018)
Nye Walker. (re-sign from 2018)
Harry Boots. (re-sign from 2018)
Jack O'Brien.
Liam Rice-Wilson.
Ross Price.
Morgan Jefferies (re-sign from 2018).
Dalton Desmond-Walker (re-sign from 2018).
Rowland Kaye (re-sign from 2018).
Dan Maiden (re-sign from 2018).
Ryan Shallish.

 
UlsterFan
Re: Squad News
40:20 (IP Logged)
06 December, 2018 19:58
Good luck to all the new signings and those who have been here before too.

 
cast-Iron13
Re: Squad News
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
20 December, 2018 17:44
Bringing the squad up to 22 is second row/centre

Ronny/Ronnie Palumbo,25 yrs

but described by head coach Kim Williams as being able to play in a number of positions.

He must be good as Kim Williams considers him a marquee signing.

As well as playing for clubs in Australia,he has played for Toulouse alongside Kane Bentley.

 
jarrad
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jarrad (IP Logged)
21 December, 2018 10:38
Search him on YouTube a nice 7 min highlight reel looks very good

 
cast-Iron13
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cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
27 December, 2018 19:18
23rd member of the squad announced tonight.

Liam Clark,a full back/winger,has spent 4 years with Wynnum Manly Seagulls after being with Brisbane Broncos development system.

Really pleased with the competition for places - and the ages of our players,even though I can't find the age for Liam.

 
jd1664.
Re: Squad News
jd1664. (IP Logged)
28 December, 2018 10:39
Iím delighted to see the squad taking shape and would humbly suggest it seems to be the most complete pre-season recruitment since the old Crusader days.

Itís interesting that no one - as far as I know - has raised the point that they ďare not Welsh enoughĒ, which was seemingly the mantra since the Scorps/Gnoll days. Were those perhaps born out of financial expediency?

 
cast-Iron13
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cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
28 December, 2018 13:15
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jd1664.
Iím delighted to see the squad taking shape and would humbly suggest it seems to be the most complete pre-season recruitment since the old Crusader days.
Itís interesting that no one - as far as I know - has raised the point that they ďare not Welsh enoughĒ, which was seemingly the mantra since the Scorps/Gnoll days. Were those perhaps born out of financial expediency?


You raise a good point.I just look at Premier League football clubs signing players from overseas who raised the 'professionalism' be it Zola,from Italy at Chelsea,Berghamp and the manager Wenger and French players,and Cantona at Manchester United - all praised for being first to training,last to leave,or just rehydrating correctly,and eating right.

However,more important may be the views of Chairman - Andrew Thorne



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 28/12/2018 13:17 by cast-Iron13.

 
jd1664.
Re: Squad News
jd1664. (IP Logged)
28 December, 2018 16:58
I may have been a bit ambiguous in that I applaud the steps and wasn't pushing for a team of "locals". If they put a Martian in a WWR shirt he would be one of the team - always assuming they can make a shirt with three sleeves!!!

The chairman has made some good points and I see he is clear there is still a pathway there for locals but that, in his view, the locals are not good enough and I am not sure may of us would argue, with perhaps the odd talented exception, after the torrid ride the team has had the last few years.

 
Rogero
Re: Squad News
Rogero (IP Logged)
28 December, 2018 16:59
Some brutal and refreshing honesty from Andrew Thorne there.

Fans are not stupid and when things are not going well it is better to be up front and straight rather than try and fudge issues.

Happy new year all.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
28 December, 2018 18:18
Tonightís new player announcement is Dai Evans who has rejoined us from bedwas.great player with a lot of speed

 
cast-Iron13
Re: Squad News
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
28 December, 2018 19:03
Dai Evans joins our hirsute club,with the added bonus of long hair!

Seems popular.

I just want a half back adding to the squad - or two.

Tyler may be a bit busy,otherwise.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
04 January, 2019 18:42
Kurtis Haile , Sam Baker And Alex King next to sign up for us you will all know Kurtis and Sam from last season, Alex King is a young half back very talented he looks very sharp in training heís a pivot who takes it to the line and has a great kicking game

 
cast-Iron13
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cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
04 January, 2019 19:06
Quote:
jarrad
Kurtis Haile , Sam Baker And Alex King next to sign up for us you will all know Kurtis and Sam from last season, Alex King is a young half back very talented he looks very sharp in training heís a pivot who takes it to the line and has a great kicking game


We never had anyone who took the line on,last year!

Impressed by the 'standouts at training' comment,and even more impressed by the possibility for Alex King to make the starting 17 for Coventry.


I just wonder what that pitch at the Butts Arena will be like in February? It wasn't the best at the height of summer - and other clubs also use it.

Could be very heavy going.

Really pleased with the age of our players.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
04 January, 2019 21:40
Heís very sharp, when he first cane training his hands caught my eye great hands on the ball

 
Penybont Crusader
Re: Squad News
Penybont Crusader (IP Logged)
05 January, 2019 05:45
Lots to be looking forward to here with a proper size squad that has experience in the game.

Iím guessing this is Alex King from Pencoed ex-Wales u16 and IIRC Wales Students player ?

Good to see a number of that strong U16 side from back in 2013 in the squad.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
05 January, 2019 07:36
Thatís correct Stu he was up in Maesteg with regan and the boys

 
Rogero
Re: Squad News
Rogero (IP Logged)
07 January, 2019 08:28
Full squad (sticky) updated at the top of the board.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
07 January, 2019 19:34
Chris Vitalini signs from Coventry Bears.

 
Rogero
Re: Squad News
Rogero (IP Logged)
08 January, 2019 18:13
Welcome home again Big Vit!

 
cast-Iron13
Re: Squad News
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
09 January, 2019 19:06
The 29th player to be announced is former Scorpions forward Mike Connor

who has been playing the other code,where he also coaches.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
09 January, 2019 20:42
Good signing mike is

 
Penybont Crusader
Re: Squad News
Penybont Crusader (IP Logged)
10 January, 2019 16:42
Missed the news on Vits - just seen about Mike.

Both v strong signings and really glad to see how Mike has developed since his last stint.

 
cast-Iron13
Re: Squad News
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 19:48
It has been announced that Ash Bateman will be the captain for 2019.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
13 January, 2019 18:20
Phil Cowburn has re-signed for the upcoming season

 
cast-Iron13
Re: Squad News
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
30 January, 2019 19:17
The 31st member of the squad has been announced and it is the re-signing of

Brad Kislingbury,who,like Phil Cowburn,joined the club last year from

University of Gloucester All Golds.

 
Rogero
Re: Squad News
Rogero (IP Logged)
31 January, 2019 18:02
Connor Farrer? A genuine talent and a player I always liked to watch. What is the position with him. Injured? He has not be listed in the 31..

CI13 do you know?

Hopefully all ok?

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
01 February, 2019 13:19
Roger, Connor is living in Australia now but isnít playing any rugby at the moment he needed a break

 
daiclub
Re: Squad News
daiclub (IP Logged)
01 February, 2019 15:49
What about Steve Parry has he finished as well.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
01 February, 2019 15:56
Yes

 
UlsterFan
Re: Squad News
40:20 (IP Logged)
11 February, 2019 12:09
Good luck to Steve.

Great servant over the years.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
14 February, 2019 07:42
Never say never with people like Steve parry and Morgan Evans . I know Morgan has a really busy few months due to his exams to be a doctor and Steve needed a break. They could well come back as the season goes on

 
cast-Iron13
Re: Squad News
cast-Iron13 (IP Logged)
18 February, 2019 21:37
Jarrad,

Craig Fillier hasn't played and doesn't have a squad number.I take it he has left.

Do you know what the situation is with him?


I ask due to the injury sustained by a Swinton Lions player,Will Hope,on the 4g pitch at Sheffield,and I have just read of an injury to a Doncaster player on the 4g at Newcastle.

We have 2 games on the bounce at Newcastle and I am hoping we stay injury free - and have a big enough squad should we lose a packman or two,for whatever reason.

 
jarrad
Re: Squad News
jarrad (IP Logged)
18 February, 2019 22:23
Yes Craig has left due to work commitments he has to work weekends in his new job unfortunately he was good in training too big shame.

 
Rogero
Re: Squad News
Rogero (IP Logged)
19 February, 2019 08:21
I have updated the squad list Jarrad - thanks for confirming the position.


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