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John Bateman

Post by Tacky » Tue 30 Jan, 2018 11:48 am

An English backrower, playing for Wigan that wants to test himself in Australia. Did anyone catch any of his performances in the World Cup? Is it worth trying to get him in the team?

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Post by Geo. » Tue 30 Jan, 2018 11:55 am

Yeah sure..why not..

I'm surprised it hasn't been announced already,,
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Post by Tacky » Tue 30 Jan, 2018 11:59 am

Geo. wrote:
Tue 30 Jan, 2018 11:55 am
Yeah sure..why not..

I'm surprised it hasn't been announced already,,
Oh well that settles it, sign him up
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Post by Russell » Tue 30 Jan, 2018 2:57 pm

Remember him quite well playing in the centre for England at the World Cup.

We have Suli, Masters, Milne, Fonua, Kev and at a pinch Thompson as centres.

Each and everyone of them in my opinion are better than Bateman.

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Post by Chipofftheoldblock » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:36 pm

Bateman is a 2nd rower not a centre. He is not the biggest in size but he is aggressive, has a great work rate, and is very tough player.
He would be a great purchase if the club went in that direction.


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Post by wt00 » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:39 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 30 Jan, 2018 11:55 am
Yeah sure..why not..

I'm surprised it hasn't been announced already,,
Slow down.. I haven't seen his YouTube highlights yet...
The star of the team is the team.

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Post by Tiger Watto » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm

Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
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Post by Geo. » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:48 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
Well you wouldn't want footballers playing football..that be silly...

Crack the 3rd bottle...
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Post by Tiger Watto » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm

Geo. wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:48 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
Well you wouldn't want footballers playing football..that be silly...

Crack the 3rd bottle...
Go the Giraffe
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Post by Needaname » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
I think he is very similar to Matt Gillet.
Who just happens to be considered as one of the best Backrowers in the game.
You could say Wade Graham is more of a footballer too, how does he rank?

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Post by Tiger Watto » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:57 pm

Needaname wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
I think he is very similar to Matt Gillet.
Who just happens to be considered as one of the best Backrowers in the game.
You could say Wade Graham is more of a footballer too, how does he rank?
Gillett has one of the best lung ratings in the NRL... If this bloke was similar, he wouldve been signed by now [considering Matt is considered one of the best backrowers in the game]

Wade is the consistent scenario for backrowers. He is a 5/8 stuck in a slow mans body.

Bateman aint a 5/8, he is more the Paul Carter type
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Post by Harvey » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 10:03 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:57 pm
Needaname wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
I think he is very similar to Matt Gillet.
Who just happens to be considered as one of the best Backrowers in the game.
You could say Wade Graham is more of a footballer too, how does he rank?
Gillett has one of the best lung ratings in the NRL... If this bloke was similar, he wouldve been signed by now [considering Matt is considered one of the best backrowers in the game]

Wade is the consistent scenario for backrowers. He is a 5/8 stuck in a slow mans body.

Bateman aint a 5/8, he is more the Paul Carter type
What, needs to go to Thailand for rehab? Convicted criminal? Annoying houseguest?

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Post by Tiger Watto » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 10:06 pm

Harvey wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 10:03 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:57 pm
Needaname wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
I think he is very similar to Matt Gillet.
Who just happens to be considered as one of the best Backrowers in the game.
You could say Wade Graham is more of a footballer too, how does he rank?
Gillett has one of the best lung ratings in the NRL... If this bloke was similar, he wouldve been signed by now [considering Matt is considered one of the best backrowers in the game]

Wade is the consistent scenario for backrowers. He is a 5/8 stuck in a slow mans body.

Bateman aint a 5/8, he is more the Paul Carter type
What, needs to go to Thailand for rehab? Convicted criminal? Annoying houseguest?
hahaha... No, Carter can play football. He just cant do it at the NRL Level
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Post by Needaname » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 10:25 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:57 pm
Needaname wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
I think he is very similar to Matt Gillet.
Who just happens to be considered as one of the best Backrowers in the game.
You could say Wade Graham is more of a footballer too, how does he rank?
Gillett has one of the best lung ratings in the NRL... If this bloke was similar, he wouldve been signed by now [considering Matt is considered one of the best backrowers in the game]

Wade is the consistent scenario for backrowers. He is a 5/8 stuck in a slow mans body.

Bateman aint a 5/8, he is more the Paul Carter type
That’s interesting about the lung rating. When, what, who measures that? And how do you know about that? Do they have stats for all players?

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 10:33 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
Geo. wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:48 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
Well you wouldn't want footballers playing football..that be silly...

Crack the 3rd bottle...
Go the Giraffe
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Post by Tiger Watto » Fri 02 Feb, 2018 10:41 pm

Needaname wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 10:25 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:57 pm
Needaname wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:44 pm
Bateman is more of a footballer... Not too sure if he would cut it in the NRL.

He aint a Gareth Ellis
I think he is very similar to Matt Gillet.
Who just happens to be considered as one of the best Backrowers in the game.
You could say Wade Graham is more of a footballer too, how does he rank?
Gillett has one of the best lung ratings in the NRL... If this bloke was similar, he wouldve been signed by now [considering Matt is considered one of the best backrowers in the game]

Wade is the consistent scenario for backrowers. He is a 5/8 stuck in a slow mans body.

Bateman aint a 5/8, he is more the Paul Carter type
That’s interesting about the lung rating. When, what, who measures that? And how do you know about that? Do they have stats for all players?
lol... do you have a cryptic crossword to fill?

I was told that info about Gillett by a plodder coach. Well not really a plodder, but an assistant who is well respected.

I asked him about Matt, as I wasnt too sure why he was good as he was and knew he had sessions with him.
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Post by Tigerdon » Sat 03 Feb, 2018 8:45 am

Re: Lung Ratings.
my cousin was a pretty good triathlete and cyclist (top 10 in his class in the Hawaiian Ironman and second level pro cycling teams). I remember when he was young he down at the institute of sport in Canberra where he was on a treadmill and exercise/ spin bike hooked up to a breathing apparatus to measure lung capacity and heart rate. Maybe it's still this type of set up.
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Post by Needaname » Sat 03 Feb, 2018 9:32 am

very interesting guys
Thanks for the info.

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