John Bateman



  • 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?

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/england-and-wigan-warriors-star-john-bateman-eyes-move-to-nrl/news-story/69b7ef10f8493a8c64b196035ae4e6e2


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    Yeah sure…why not…

    I’m surprised it hasn’t been announced already,



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    Yeah sure…why not…

    I’m surprised it hasn’t been announced already,

    Oh well that settles it, sign him up



  • 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.



  • 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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    Yeah sure…why not…

    I’m surprised it hasn’t been announced already,

    Slow down… I haven’t seen his YouTube highlights yet…



  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Taking pot shots at Liam Fulton should be a crime


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