Trialist

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Trialist

Post by heritage1926 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:25 am

https://castlefordtigers.com/article.php?id=7226
Castleford Tigers welcome former Harlequins Rugby Union scrum-half Lloyd Wheeldon on a one-month trial.
A serving Lance Corporal in 3 Para, Wheeldon began his trial period with the club at the start of January and has been involved in the start of the 2021 pre-season after being granted a temporary release from active service.

The 24-year-old has featured for the British Army's Senior XV before joining Quins in 2019 and is now looking to pursue opportunities in rugby league.

Wheeldon commented: “This is my eighth year in the army, I played army rugby union First Team, so I’ve always been a union-dominant player. I've played in high-end games like Army vs. Navy and obviously got poached for Harlequins from there.

“I’ve always wanted to try playing rugby league and I got quite friendly with Sean Long when he was down there. I got chatting to him about it and then put the feelers out there through my agent, and then an opportunity came up for a trial with Cas after Daryl (Powell) showed interest.

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Re: Trialist

Post by MrRugby123 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:46 am

Good luck to him, if he’s anything like Ratu naulagu who came from the army it would be nice.

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Re: Trialist

Post by stevieblunder » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:51 am

A WIN /WIN situation for the club.

Powell likes to have a trialist / Work in progress on the go.

Not all of them work out, I'm sure he has a plan.
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Tigersbarmy
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Re: Trialist

Post by Tigersbarmy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:05 am

I mean Ratu was a winger this guy is a fly half . Huddersfield signing quality players and we’re signing up lads from the army

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Re: Trialist

Post by gateman » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:20 am

Tigersbarmy wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:05 am
I mean Ratu was a winger this guy is a fly half . Huddersfield signing quality players and we’re signing up lads from the army
HO for a millionaire with loads of money he does not want

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Re: Trialist

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:37 am

We've all ready made are main signings there's also a number of good young prospects in the squad for the coming season
We've just taken this kid on trial good luck to him
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Re: Trialist

Post by Tigers1926 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:46 am

Good luck to the lad, and being a serviceman I'm sure his head will be screwed on rate.

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Re: Trialist

Post by old cas lass » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:01 pm

Tigersbarmy wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:05 am
I mean Ratu was a winger this guy is a fly half . Huddersfield signing quality players and we’re signing up lads from the army
Just because hudds have spent spent spent don’t mean nothing.
Look at Warrington.
Austin and widdop was gonna be the best thing since sliced bread.

As for us I still think we are a prop short.

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Re: Trialist

Post by FIat Capper » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:25 pm

It'll be interesting to see how he goes but what happens if he's deemed good enough to sign on a full-time contract, can he just leave the army or put his career on hold?

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Re: Trialist

Post by heritage1926 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:41 pm

Tigersbarmy wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:05 am
I mean Ratu was a winger this guy is a fly half . Huddersfield signing quality players and we’re signing up lads from the army
I hate posts like this.

There's a huge difference in agenda's between us and Huddersfield right now, TigersBarmy. They've stagnated the last few years and HAD to make quality signings. We have the nucleus of a very good squad, that just needed a few tweeks, which we have!

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Re: Trialist

Post by Tigersbarmy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:35 pm

We’ve got a good squad? We won 2 games post lockdown and come 3rd bottom . Must be some squad we’ve got 😂. Be same again long old season ahead .

9th Cas
10hull kr
11 wakey
12 Leigh

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Re: Trialist

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:51 pm

Or..before lockdown we looked the best team in the comp and have strengthend the team quite a bit
Depends which way you look at it I suppose...
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Re: Trialist

Post by heritage1926 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Tigersbarmy wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:35 pm
We’ve got a good squad? We won 2 games post lockdown and come 3rd bottom . Must be some squad we’ve got 😂. Be same again long old season ahead .

9th Cas
10hull kr
11 wakey
12 Leigh
For consecutive weeks, we had at least 12 players out at any time. Take that from any team and they are in the exact same boat as we were.

What's your defence for being 2nd before lockdown?

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Re: Trialist

Post by Burratha » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:19 pm

zero on the salary cap, should we end up taking him on...

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Re: Trialist

Post by MrRugby123 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:20 pm

heritage1926 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:00 pm
Tigersbarmy wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:35 pm
We’ve got a good squad? We won 2 games post lockdown and come 3rd bottom . Must be some squad we’ve got 😂. Be same again long old season ahead .

9th Cas
10hull kr
11 wakey
12 Leigh
For consecutive weeks, we had at least 12 players out at any time. Take that from any team and they are in the exact same boat as we were.

What's your defence for being 2nd before lockdown?
And made some great additions with players coming back from injury, let people moan, he’ll be the first to pop up when they start winning again.

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