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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Big-al » Thu May 03, 2018 11:07 pm

Marcell makes Van Der Flier look like a small boy!!!!

What a brute of a man.

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Spiffsson » Fri May 04, 2018 2:37 am

Big-al wrote:Marcell makes Van Der Flier look like a small boy!!!!

What a brute of a man.
Ironically, Marcell himself was a much better player about 4-5 seasons ago, before he bulked up, and was a more traditional, fast, athletic flanker for the Boks. He was world class at the time. His game (and injury profile) has changed entirely. Bigger is not always better.

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Russ » Fri May 04, 2018 6:21 am

Spiffsson wrote:
Big-al wrote:Marcell makes Van Der Flier look like a small boy!!!!

What a brute of a man.
Ironically, Marcell himself was a much better player about 4-5 seasons ago, before he bulked up, and was a more traditional, fast, athletic flanker for the Boks. He was world class at the time. His game (and injury profile) has changed entirely. Bigger is not always better.
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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Big-al » Fri May 04, 2018 7:30 am

He looked impressive enough whenever he played for Ulster, barely played in 2 years though.

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Jackie Brown » Fri May 04, 2018 9:14 am

Russ wrote:
Spiffsson wrote:
Big-al wrote:Marcell makes Van Der Flier look like a small boy!!!!

What a brute of a man.
Ironically, Marcell himself was a much better player about 4-5 seasons ago, before he bulked up, and was a more traditional, fast, athletic flanker for the Boks. He was world class at the time. His game (and injury profile) has changed entirely. Bigger is not always better.
The sean obrien conundrum

Mccaw never bulked

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Snipe Watson » Fri May 04, 2018 2:03 pm

The guys who turn themselves into monsters always break and often as not it's joint issues. Too much muscle mass and power for the joints and supporting structures.

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Cornerfleg » Fri May 04, 2018 2:06 pm

Treaders sees all this Snipe and both he and Rodders have turned themselves into blancmange to decrease the risk of damaging anything. Wise men.
Always ask yourself, "What would Big Rodney do"... And every time the answer is... "Eat It"

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Post by Tender » Fri May 04, 2018 2:23 pm

I’ve had blancmange which was harder to get through than Rodders.
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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by ColinM » Fri May 04, 2018 3:08 pm

Tender wrote:I’ve had blancmange which was harder to get through than Rodders.
You can run through a blancmange. Try and run through Rodders and you'll never see the light of day again

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Cornerfleg » Fri May 04, 2018 3:11 pm

Unless you're raw chicken ... that'll run right through even Rodders.....
Always ask yourself, "What would Big Rodney do"... And every time the answer is... "Eat It"

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Snipe Watson » Fri May 04, 2018 4:43 pm

Cornerfleg wrote:Treaders sees all this Snipe and both he and Rodders have turned themselves into blancmange to decrease the risk of damaging anything. Wise men.
They must read The Times as well then.

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Spiffsson » Fri May 04, 2018 5:53 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:The guys who turn themselves into monsters always break and often as not it's joint issues. Too much muscle mass and power for the joints and supporting structures.
It was interestig

It was interesting to hear the Leinster coaches talk about how Robbie Henshaw had actually "de-bulked" during his recent long rehab period and is recording his best ever fitness and speed stats. He certainly looked leaner and sharper and performed the better for it in his first game back in the Champions Cup semi final. He's still a big bloke anyway. I am hoping his mate Ringrose can maintain his current fighting weight too - he's slim but powerful enough and will not gain from becoming a plodder.

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by jean valjean » Fri May 04, 2018 6:23 pm

Spiffsson wrote:
Snipe Watson wrote:The guys who turn themselves into monsters always break and often as not it's joint issues. Too much muscle mass and power for the joints and supporting structures.
It was interestig

It was interesting to hear the Leinster coaches talk about how Robbie Henshaw had actually "de-bulked" during his recent long rehab period and is recording his best ever fitness and speed stats. He certainly looked leaner and sharper and performed the better for it in his first game back in the Champions Cup semi final. He's still a big bloke anyway. I am hoping his mate Ringrose can maintain his current fighting weight too - he's slim but powerful enough and will not gain from becoming a plodder.
Most of Leinsters injury prone players have debulked. Healy, and pretty Rob being the 2 most obvious ones. They are following the all black format of leaner, quicker forwards to get around the pitch to hit rucks. I'd say toner had dropped a few kilos this year as well.

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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Dave » Fri May 04, 2018 6:50 pm

Toner took off a few inches in height as well.
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Re: Marcell Coetzee

Post by Snipe Watson » Fri May 04, 2018 6:52 pm

jean valjean wrote:
Spiffsson wrote:
Snipe Watson wrote:The guys who turn themselves into monsters always break and often as not it's joint issues. Too much muscle mass and power for the joints and supporting structures.
It was interestig

It was interesting to hear the Leinster coaches talk about how Robbie Henshaw had actually "de-bulked" during his recent long rehab period and is recording his best ever fitness and speed stats. He certainly looked leaner and sharper and performed the better for it in his first game back in the Champions Cup semi final. He's still a big bloke anyway. I am hoping his mate Ringrose can maintain his current fighting weight too - he's slim but powerful enough and will not gain from becoming a plodder.
Most of Leinsters injury prone players have debulked. Healy, and pretty Rob being the 2 most obvious ones. They are following the all black format of leaner, quicker forwards to get around the pitch to hit rucks. I'd say toner had dropped a few kilos this year as well.

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Healy was on the decline, his ankles were giving him no end of trouble and he had them heavily strapped when he played. He trims down and ankles seem to be OK again. No heavy ankle support in sight.

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