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    Richard Hardwick

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    Meanwhile, cult hero Richard Hardwick will also leave, with his destination unconfirmed.

    I wonder where he's heading?
    Home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wholetruth View Post
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    Meanwhile, cult hero Richard Hardwick will also leave, with his destination unconfirmed.

    I wonder where he's heading?
    Home?
    From a parochial point of view it would be nice to think so.
    At 29 his best years are arguably behind him given how hard he has treated his body though.
    We haven't a great record on exRebel Backrowers...

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    Meh, not really too keen on this bugger

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibi View Post
    Meh, not really too keen on this bugger
    I wouldn't say no if he decided to come back to Perth, but back-rowers aren't where we should be concentrating our recruitment at the moment. Front-rowers are a much more urgent need.

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    Surely going overseas, our backrow is very full especially if we are signing Will Harris as reported

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    Well he's had a stellar year but has opted for Namibia as he wasn't in Rennie's plans. Time to top up the super I'd reckon.

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    Great player.

    Hopefully off to earn some super and get ready for the World Cup with Namibia.

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    Might be a different story if he hadn’t punched Ian Prior in the face coupla years ago. Didn’t do himself any favours in popularity stakes with SOB fan base or Force HQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valzc View Post
    Might be a different story if he hadn’t punched Ian Prior in the face coupla years ago. Didn’t do himself any favours in popularity stakes with SOB fan base or Force HQ.
    Exactly

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    G&GR news today says Hardwick is off to the Ealing Trailfinders, which sounds like quite a step down for Dickie...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiraag View Post
    G&GR news today says Hardwick is off to the Ealing Trailfinders, which sounds like quite a step down for Dickie...?
    I think Ealing are one of the likely beneficiaries of the Irish etal shemozzle being in line for promotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    I think Ealing are one of the likely beneficiaries of the Irish etal shemozzle being in line for promotion.
    Ealing was where Carlo Tizzano ended up between leaving Sydney & re-joining Force.
    I would agree that it is a bit of a step down for Dickie, even if they do end up getting promoted to the Premiership following Irish's suspension.

    As Doncaster were the only Championship team that the RFU said met the criteria for promotion to the Premiership (and they ultimately finished 6th), I'm not sure Ealing will belucky enough to get promoted though, as even the 2022/23 Championship winners, Jersey Reds, weren't given promotion for next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjs10 View Post
    Ealing was where Carlo Tizzano ended up between leaving Sydney & re-joining Force.
    I would agree that it is a bit of a step down for Dickie, even if they do end up getting promoted to the Premiership following Irish's suspension.

    As Doncaster were the only Championship team that the RFU said met the criteria for promotion to the Premiership (and they ultimately finished 6th), I'm not sure Ealing will belucky enough to get promoted though, as even the 2022/23 Championship winners, Jersey Reds, weren't given promotion for next season.
    I recall reading that the RFU is probably happy to keep the Premiership to 10 franchises for the time being (if 10 can stay solvent that is). In any event, it's a little hard to see Dickie getting much of a super top-up there in the current financial climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    I think Ealing are one of the likely beneficiaries of the Irish etal shemozzle being in line for promotion.
    It seems that's where he has gone.

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    Adam Korczyk is returning to Australia according to the Ealing website.
    I wonder if is a direct swap to Rebels?
    Can't see any destination announcements as yet.

    https://www.ealingtrailfinders.com/n...rt-this-summer

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