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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

He's 32 today actually ( penblwydd hapus).

I'm a fan of having healthy competition in every shirt from 1-15...Rhys would present that to Rhys Patch, where maybe Dan is a shade lower in comparison ( might well come through though).

Having said that I'm also not a great fan of 'going back to your roots' either...in many cases the axis of the decision is often warped by sentiment (both player and club) or a sort of siege mentality that distorts it from being the right decision.



Yes, going back doesn't normally seem to work out.

He should go and enjoy himself behind a massive pack in France whilst earning some big bucks.
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Yes, I think we know how you feel.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ap sior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2019 at 3:13pm
Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

He's 32 today actually ( penblwydd hapus).

I'm a fan of having healthy competition in every shirt from 1-15...Rhys would present that to Rhys Patch, where maybe Dan is a shade lower in comparison ( might well come through though).

Having said that I'm also not a great fan of 'going back to your roots' either...in many cases the axis of the decision is often warped by sentiment (both player and club) or a sort of siege mentality that distorts it from being the right decision.



Yes, going back doesn't normally seem to work out.

He should go and enjoy himself behind a massive pack in France whilst earning some big bucks.

Worked for Foxy, Stevo, SQ, Dai Hodges. There may be others that I can't think of at present.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2019 at 4:42pm
Yep. Not sure we got their best years 2nd time around though?
And that's my point really.
Would they have had the same chance, remuneration etc at another club at that point in their career?

...I'm always concerned when I read the tag 'he's one of ours--bring him home sort of thing'...no such phrase should be uttered in a pro sport board room.

Putting any sentiment aside, looking at our 10 profile (and 15 cover) too, all in all I think Rhys, with the right terms, is a real value add for us.

The guy is a class operator.
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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Yep. Not sure we got their best years 2nd time around though?
And that's my point really.
Would they have had the same chance, remuneration etc at another club at that point in their career?

...I'm always concerned when I read the tag 'he's one of ours--bring him home sort of thing'...no such phrase should be uttered in a pro sport board room.

Putting any sentiment aside, looking at our 10 profile (and 15 cover) too, all in all I think Rhys, with the right terms, is a real value add for us.

The guy is a class operator.

I'd say yes with SQ and Dai Hodges. SQ was very young when he left for Wigan.

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He would be a great solid squad operator at 10 and 15 with no Wales distractions as well. If any combination of Jonny Mc and/or Dan leave and heaven forbid Leigh is off long term, then the case for a Rhys  is pretty compelling I think.
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Good player been injured a lot this year mind.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cofi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2019 at 6:22pm
Would love to see Rhys back playing at PYS.
Is there a possibility of some sort of agreement towards joining the coaching team in the future?
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I think he will command a big wage, if so, at 32 will not be money well spent. A younger 10 would be a better option long term, and obviovously the pack needs reinforcing.
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Having both Rhys’s here would be some coup. However, I can’t see either of them being second fiddle to the other or even having equal game time on rotation at this stage of their careers.
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Originally posted by Sandman Sandman wrote:

Having both Rhys’s here would be some coup. However, I can’t see either of them being second fiddle to the other or even having equal game time on rotation at this stage of their careers.


I'm a big fan if both but Rhys junior has now moved comfortably ahead of Rhys Snr in my opinion. Rhys would know he'd be back here as 2nd choice and I think he'd be happy with that and to come back on a salary that wouldn't be that big and less than he'd get elsewhere.

Be great to have him back
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