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News WHY DOGS’ STAR SIGNING WILL KILL IT IN NRL

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  1. djdeep4172

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    St Helens forward Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook has given an insight into the work ethic of Luke Thompson who has signed with Canterbury from next season on a three-year deal.

    “I think he can be a success out there,” McCarthy-Scarsbrook told the Out of Your League podcast.

    “He’s quick, he’s strong, he’s got nearly half of what rugby league is over there.

    “He’s fit as well, he goes a long time and what you don’t see is that he prepares for the game, for a season, for everything tremendously. He’s pinpoint.

    “He’ll eat meals, hydrate, he’s bob on with that and I think over there it’ll only kick him on.

    “I know Saints did everything to keep him. They wanted to keep him because he’s a phenomenal talent, but at the end of the day when someone knocks at you and throws money at you then … it’s a dream isn’t it?”
     
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  2. Psycho Doggie

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    So... the prop forwards version of Cooper Cronk?
     
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    Exciting player by the sounds of all reports, think we got a good one here..!!
     
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    Pretty pumped to see him start.
     
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  5. Moedogg

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    I hope the pressure of all the hype surrounding Thompson doesn't get to him..... Sam Tomkins was hyped up as the "Billy Slater" of Super League and he flopped badly.
     
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    In the past the forwards from the UK have been pretty successful compared to their backs not so much. I think their best back would of been that player who went to the knights from the UK and looks like joey john's a bit lol he played with joey I think a year or two but was home sick?
     
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    WHY IS THIS IN CAPITALS?
     
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  8. Prison Mike

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    Brian Carney ?
     
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    The exact opposite of Kasiano!
     
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    Zak Hardaker was hyped as well.
     
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    That's bit harsh, Hardaker could play, had plenty of skill, handy goal kicker too, but drugs got the better of him. He seems to have got past that, has been playing well for Wigan and earned a recall to the English team last season.

    Go Dogs
     
  12. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

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    Yep Carney. Backed out of his deal with the Titans.

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  13. Prison Mike

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    Yeah they were suppose to have him and Steve Turner on the wings in their inaugural season but they both backed out and they ended up with Matt Petersen and Jordan Atkins from memory
     
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  14. Nate DAWG

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    The best back/player from the UK to play over here Is Ellery Hanley.
     
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    Agree. Hence Baa had to swiftly yet legally take him out in the 1988 GF :-).
     
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    He was until Terry Lamb fixed him up good and proper
    I miss those days when men were men lol
    The game has become extremely soft these days.
     
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  17. Dogggy

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    I’ll never forget seeing him stagger off the field in that GF
    It was literally game over for poor old Balmain
    Great tactical play by the coach
     
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    Yes true,the drugs and the nightclubs,got the better of him,though,and no one back in England wanted him,because of his track record.
     
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    Agree. This was the day I became a dogs fan.
     
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    Smart move :tearsofjoy:
     
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