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Re: Six Nations Week 3

Postby fuzzylogic » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:19 pm

Foley was the last big powerful ball carrier we had at 8 unfortunately.
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Re: Six Nations Week 3

Postby Shan » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:36 am

fuzzylogic wrote:Foley was the last big powerful ball carrier we had at 8 unfortunately.





The pack in that match you referenced was a world away from what we have now.

Claw v McGrath = McGrath is good and will be better but Claw was an animal

Wood v Best = No contest even if Best is very good in his own right.

Hayes v Ross = The much maligned Hayes can more than match Ross, even if Ross is a bit better in the scrum

Galwey v Ryan / McCarthy = Galwey would eat them for breakfast.

O'Kelly v Toner = O'Kelly more talented, even taking some ruck inspecting into the equation I'd take O'Kelly any day.

Miller v Stander = Miller even if he was a bit of a dirty fecker who enjoyed kicking a fella in his bag.

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Wallace v VDF(or anyone else available or not) = No contest. Only Ferris could be considered in Wally's league.

Foley v Heaslip = Heaslip at his best is better overall but Foley certainly was more of a ball carrier although Heaslip was well able to do that in his younger years.
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Re: Six Nations Week 3

Postby Russ » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:58 am

And it had pace Shan
The game is much better at pace
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Re: Six Nations Week 3

Postby fuzzylogic » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:23 pm

Unread postby Shan » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:36 am

Hayes v Ross = The much maligned Hayes can more than match Ross, even if Ross is a bit better in the scrum


I never had an issue with Hayes, he maybe played on at international level a year or two longer than he was really fit for, but as usual, there was no one else to replace him at that stage.
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Re: Six Nations Week 3

Postby againstthehead » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:30 pm

Unfair comparison when you consider who is missing from Ireland. Healy, Henderson, POM and SOB would be a completely different proposition if all fit. Probably our 4 best carriers.
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