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Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:46 pm  
Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly)
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https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/ru ... a-24839864

How the squad could line-up for next season if in Super League
1. Gareth O'Brien (Rumour only)
2. Blake Ferguson
3. Ed Chamberlain
4. Nene McDonald/Ricky Leutele
5. Josh Charnley
6. Lachlan Lam
7. Joe Mellor
8. Tom Amone
9. Edwin Ipape
10. Robbie Mulhern
11. Joe Wardle
12. Jack Hughes
13. John Asiata (2 contracts offered)
14. Matt Davies
15. Tom Briscoe (Rumour only)
16. Scott Taylor (Rumour only)
17. Ben Nakubuwei (Possible contract offer)
18. Keenan Brand
19. Ben Reynolds
20. Adam Sidlow (possible retention)

Possibly leaving the club
Caleb Aekins (return to Aus or NZ)
Kai O'Donnell (return to Aus)
Sam Stone (linked to Melbourne Storm)
Mark Ioane
Chris Green (future unknown - injured until 2023)
Luis Roberts
Jacob Jones
Krisnan Inu (Possible retirement)
Tom Nisbet (Currently on Loan)
Aaron Smith (Currently on Loan)
Jy Hitchcox
Keiron Dixon

Sad to see many of these names leaving the club, but I am sure this season will be a springboard for future success.
https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/ru ... a-24839864

How the squad could line-up for next season if in Super League
1. Gareth O'Brien (Rumour only)
2. Blake Ferguson
3. Ed Chamberlain
4. Nene McDonald/Ricky Leutele
5. Josh Charnley
6. Lachlan Lam
7. Joe Mellor
8. Tom Amone
9. Edwin Ipape
10. Robbie Mulhern
11. Joe Wardle
12. Jack Hughes
13. John Asiata (2 contracts offered)
14. Matt Davies
15. Tom Briscoe (Rumour only)
16. Scott Taylor (Rumour only)
17. Ben Nakubuwei (Possible contract offer)
18. Keenan Brand
19. Ben Reynolds
20. Adam Sidlow (possible retention)

Possibly leaving the club
Caleb Aekins (return to Aus or NZ)
Kai O'Donnell (return to Aus)
Sam Stone (linked to Melbourne Storm)
Mark Ioane
Chris Green (future unknown - injured until 2023)
Luis Roberts
Jacob Jones
Krisnan Inu (Possible retirement)
Tom Nisbet (Currently on Loan)
Aaron Smith (Currently on Loan)
Jy Hitchcox
Keiron Dixon

Sad to see many of these names leaving the club, but I am sure this season will be a springboard for future success.
Re: Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:36 pm  
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Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:36 pm  

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When did Aaron Smith go out on loan?

Leutele possibly out for the season - should we be rushing into that?
Re: Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:38 pm  
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Septimius Severus wrote:
https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/leigh-centurions-overseas-quota-dilemma-24839864

How the squad could line-up for next season if in Super League
1. Gareth O'Brien (Rumour only)
2. Blake Ferguson
3. Ed Chamberlain
4. Nene McDonald/Ricky Leutele
5. Josh Charnley
6. Lachlan Lam
7. Joe Mellor
8. Tom Amone
9. Edwin Ipape
10. Robbie Mulhern
11. Joe Wardle
12. Jack Hughes
13. John Asiata (2 contracts offered)
14. Matt Davies
15. Tom Briscoe (Rumour only)
16. Scott Taylor (Rumour only)
17. Ben Nakubuwei (Possible contract offer)
18. Keenan Brand
19. Ben Reynolds
20. Adam Sidlow (possible retention)

Possibly leaving the club
Caleb Aekins (return to Aus or NZ)
Kai O'Donnell (return to Aus)
Sam Stone (linked to Melbourne Storm)
Mark Ioane
Chris Green (future unknown - injured until 2023)
Luis Roberts
Jacob Jones
Krisnan Inu (Possible retirement)
Tom Nisbet (Currently on Loan)
Aaron Smith (Currently on Loan)
Jy Hitchcox
Keiron Dixon

Sad to see many of these names leaving the club, but I am sure this season will be a springboard for future success.


I would say that's a pretty good assessment. Well put together SS. :thumb:
Re: Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:39 pm  
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Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:39 pm  

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Bent&Bongser wrote:
When did Aaron Smith go out on loan?

Leutele possibly out for the season - should we be rushing into that?


Sorry if i missed anything but, Leutele played terneet, and don't know if he got injured to rule him out fer rest of the season. :ASK: .
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Re: Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:43 pm  
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Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:43 pm  

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Bent&Bongser wrote:
When did Aaron Smith go out on loan?

Leutele possibly out for the season - should we be rushing into that?


He means Aaron Smith is on loan to Leigh this year. Leutele has played this evening(scored a try and set one up) and in the last Hudds game(was in team of the week).
Re: Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:53 pm  
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Septimius Severus wrote:
https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/leigh-centurions-overseas-quota-dilemma-24839864

How the squad could line-up for next season if in Super League
1. Gareth O'Brien (Rumour only)
2. Blake Ferguson
3. Ed Chamberlain
4. Nene McDonald/Ricky Leutele
5. Josh Charnley
6. Lachlan Lam
7. Joe Mellor
8. Tom Amone
9. Edwin Ipape
10. Robbie Mulhern
11. Joe Wardle
12. Jack Hughes
13. John Asiata (2 contracts offered)
14. Matt Davies
15. Tom Briscoe (Rumour only)
16. Scott Taylor (Rumour only)
17. Ben Nakubuwei (Possible contract offer)
18. Keenan Brand
19. Ben Reynolds
20. Adam Sidlow (possible retention)

Possibly leaving the club
Caleb Aekins (return to Aus or NZ)
Kai O'Donnell (return to Aus)
Sam Stone (linked to Melbourne Storm)
Mark Ioane
Chris Green (future unknown - injured until 2023)
Luis Roberts
Jacob Jones
Krisnan Inu (Possible retirement)
Tom Nisbet (Currently on Loan)
Aaron Smith (Currently on Loan)
Jy Hitchcox
Keiron Dixon

Sad to see many of these names leaving the club, but I am sure this season will be a springboard for future success.


I hope we give Green another go round next year if the money is right, British props are at a premium currently and he's a decent player. I'd also keep Luis Roberts and Jacob Jones, even if we send them out on loan for most of the year. Both are young and have potential, just need more game time at Championship level. Aaron Smith is out of contract at Saints this year, would hope we put an offer in as he's a great distributor and foil for Ipape's destructive stints. I'd also be looking at Josh Eaves from Newcastle considering their part time switch next year, Eaves did well last year and a 3rd hooker would allow Ipape to switch to halfback or loose forward if we got injuries to Mellor/Lam or Asiata. Tom Nisbet is also out of contract and not being offered a deal by Saints, he would be worth keeping also(thinking squad numbers in the mid 20's) as his attitude around the squad despite barely playing this year has been exemplary and always done a decent job when filling in.

Need a big squad next year of at least 27/28 players, because we won't be able to rely on mid season NRL pick ups if all the quota spots are occupied.
Re: Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Wed Aug 24, 2022 10:13 pm  
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Cokey wrote:
Sorry if i missed anything but, Leutele played terneet, and don't know if he got injured to rule him out fer rest of the season. :ASK: .


Haha! The report was in the side bar of the link Sep posted, Not sure why as on closer inspection it is dated back in June! Trixy Tykes!!
Re: Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:52 am  
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Think there are a few on the poss leaving we need to try to retain. Aaron Smith, would be good to Keep Airkens particularly if he has dispensation for quota. Also maybe Ioane instead of Nakabuwei as Mark is more tried and tested at SL level. Happy with a couple of the rumours. Would keep some of younger players Jacob Jones and Luis Roberts as will need some squad depth as injuries will occur in SL if we make it! fingers crossed.
Re: Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Fri Aug 26, 2022 4:12 pm  
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I’ve heard Sidlow is going to Salford reuniting with Rowley, hope that isn’t true and he re-signs with us. I’d like us to keep as many of this team as possible.

Aaron Smith is one I would be trying to sign aswell

Green, worth another year on the right money.

We have shown this year our strength by battering teams down the middle, Kai O’Donnell has been a big reason for that, if he does go I hope we think long and hard about his replacement, Ipape is at his most dangerous off the back of O’Donnell’s barn storming runs.

We also need a good quality fullback, if we can’t get French I hope we go for someone with out and out pace. Maybe someone like Tee Ritson.

Worst case go again with Inu because the man is quality!!

Nisbett/Robert’s and Jones would be squad players but resigned for me.

How long does a player need to live in the UK to qualify as a resident? Iaone has been here a while and there aren’t much better props out there that punch holes like him.
Re: Leigh Squad 2023 (possibly) Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:39 pm  
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Binosh wrote:
I’ve heard Sidlow is going to Salford reuniting with Rowley, hope that isn’t true and he re-signs with us. I’d like us to keep as many of this team as possible.

Aaron Smith is one I would be trying to sign aswell

Green, worth another year on the right money.

We have shown this year our strength by battering teams down the middle, Kai O’Donnell has been a big reason for that, if he does go I hope we think long and hard about his replacement, Ipape is at his most dangerous off the back of O’Donnell’s barn storming runs.

We also need a good quality fullback, if we can’t get French I hope we go for someone with out and out pace. Maybe someone like Tee Ritson.

Worst case go again with Inu because the man is quality!!

Nisbett/Robert’s and Jones would be squad players but resigned for me.

How long does a player need to live in the UK to qualify as a resident? Iaone has been here a while and there aren’t much better props out there that punch holes like him.

Sidlow states that he is ready to go another season, he never says who with - https://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/206 ... enturions/

Aaron Smith out of contract would be a welcome addition, he has been with Leigh for some time now, and may want to stay.

Chris Green, only managed 1 and a bit games, I feel unable to comment either way.

Kai O'Donnell, Leigh's John Bateman would be on the wish list, but if his girlfriend is homesick, not a lot anybody can do to stop him. NRL surely beckons.

Bevan French looks set to go to Newcastle Knights - https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/rl ... land-role/ . It was audacious of Leigh but never really a goer.

Krisnan Inu - is a legend, but he originally signed with FC Lézignan XIII at the start of the season. This suggests a man winding down his career. Always entertaining to watch but I don't see him wanting another season in Super League.

Mark Ioane - How long does a player need to live in the UK to qualify as a resident? not applicable he still counts as non-fed but he could probably play for England in the World Cup.
Binosh wrote:
I’ve heard Sidlow is going to Salford reuniting with Rowley, hope that isn’t true and he re-signs with us. I’d like us to keep as many of this team as possible.

Aaron Smith is one I would be trying to sign aswell

Green, worth another year on the right money.

We have shown this year our strength by battering teams down the middle, Kai O’Donnell has been a big reason for that, if he does go I hope we think long and hard about his replacement, Ipape is at his most dangerous off the back of O’Donnell’s barn storming runs.

We also need a good quality fullback, if we can’t get French I hope we go for someone with out and out pace. Maybe someone like Tee Ritson.

Worst case go again with Inu because the man is quality!!

Nisbett/Robert’s and Jones would be squad players but resigned for me.

How long does a player need to live in the UK to qualify as a resident? Iaone has been here a while and there aren’t much better props out there that punch holes like him.

Sidlow states that he is ready to go another season, he never says who with - https://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/206 ... enturions/

Aaron Smith out of contract would be a welcome addition, he has been with Leigh for some time now, and may want to stay.

Chris Green, only managed 1 and a bit games, I feel unable to comment either way.

Kai O'Donnell, Leigh's John Bateman would be on the wish list, but if his girlfriend is homesick, not a lot anybody can do to stop him. NRL surely beckons.

Bevan French looks set to go to Newcastle Knights - https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/rl ... land-role/ . It was audacious of Leigh but never really a goer.

Krisnan Inu - is a legend, but he originally signed with FC Lézignan XIII at the start of the season. This suggests a man winding down his career. Always entertaining to watch but I don't see him wanting another season in Super League.

Mark Ioane - How long does a player need to live in the UK to qualify as a resident? not applicable he still counts as non-fed but he could probably play for England in the World Cup.
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