Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF



  • Noticed a bit of niggle emanating from Barrett the youngest. An errant shoulder and such

    Quite like it ( till he gives away a penalty in black) 🙂



  • @siam said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    Noticed a bit of niggle emanating from Barrett the youngest. An errant shoulder and such

    Quite like it ( till he gives away a penalty in black) 🙂

    wait, i thought the narrative was a bit of niggle was a dead giveaway for a bad attitude meaning that said player will never amount to anything at the higher level?



  • @mariner4life said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @siam said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    Noticed a bit of niggle emanating from Barrett the youngest. An errant shoulder and such

    Quite like it ( till he gives away a penalty in black) 🙂

    wait, i thought the narrative was a bit of niggle was a dead giveaway for a bad attitude meaning that said player will never amount to anything at the higher level?

    Only when it's Akira.

    Not when it's Coles, Retallick, Cane etc



  • @kiwimurph said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @mariner4life said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @siam said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    Noticed a bit of niggle emanating from Barrett the youngest. An errant shoulder and such

    Quite like it ( till he gives away a penalty in black) 🙂

    wait, i thought the narrative was a bit of niggle was a dead giveaway for a bad attitude meaning that said player will never amount to anything at the higher level?

    Only when it's Akira.

    Not when it's Coles, Retallick, Cane etc

    RACISM!!!



  • @mariner4life said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @kiwimurph said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @mariner4life said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @siam said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    Noticed a bit of niggle emanating from Barrett the youngest. An errant shoulder and such

    Quite like it ( till he gives away a penalty in black) 🙂

    wait, i thought the narrative was a bit of niggle was a dead giveaway for a bad attitude meaning that said player will never amount to anything at the higher level?

    Only when it's Akira.

    Not when it's Coles, Retallick, Cane etc

    RACISM!!!

    If only Tana was AB coach aye



  • @shark said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    Maybe it's B Barretts' career confusing me, but has J Barrett any background at 10? I can't recall. Kind of in the Leon MacDonald mould, if you can play fullback and 12 (and Jordie did make a good fist of 12 in his debut NPC season for Canterbury), I tend to think you should be able to play 10.

    I think there's a bit of a spectrum with overlapping skills, but the requirements in each of those positions are different - so different strengths are more important and different weaknesses can be exploited for each of those positions.

    In my opinion, first five is a highly specialized position - sure you can chuck Jordie in there and he'll probably be better than SBW or Nonu, for example, as a first five (neither of whom I'd ever want at first five or fullback) - but, he's unlikely to be as good as Beauden, Mo'unga or DMac. I just can't see how a guy with levers that long can have the necessary quickness and deftness to be as good as the smaller guys. I will frankly be amazed if he has any sort of serious career at 10.

    I don't really see why the fans would be arguing to shift him to midfield either except as idle speculation.

    Even Leon who was shorter and had quite a bit of youthful history as a first five was only a stopgap option for the ABs.

    As time went on in his career, I thought Danny-Boy became less effective as a second five as the opponents he was required to mark grew bigger.



  • @act-crusader said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @mariner4life said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @kiwimurph said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @mariner4life said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @siam said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    Noticed a bit of niggle emanating from Barrett the youngest. An errant shoulder and such

    Quite like it ( till he gives away a penalty in black) 🙂

    wait, i thought the narrative was a bit of niggle was a dead giveaway for a bad attitude meaning that said player will never amount to anything at the higher level?

    Only when it's Akira.

    Not when it's Coles, Retallick, Cane etc

    RACISM!!!

    If only Tana was AB coach aye

    well, Rancid might get his wish, with JB shoe horned in to 12.



  • @chris-b said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    @shark said in Crusaders v Hurricanes - SF:

    Maybe it's B Barretts' career confusing me, but has J Barrett any background at 10? I can't recall. Kind of in the Leon MacDonald mould, if you can play fullback and 12 (and Jordie did make a good fist of 12 in his debut NPC season for Canterbury), I tend to think you should be able to play 10.

    I think there's a bit of a spectrum with overlapping skills, but the requirements in each of those positions are different - so different strengths are more important and different weaknesses can be exploited for each of those positions.

    In my opinion, first five is a highly specialized position - sure you can chuck Jordie in there and he'll probably be better than SBW or Nonu, for example, as a first five (neither of whom I'd ever want at first five or fullback) - but, he's unlikely to be as good as Beauden, Mo'unga or DMac. I just can't see how a guy with levers that long can have the necessary quickness and deftness to be as good as the smaller guys. I will frankly be amazed if he has any sort of serious career at 10.

    I don't really see why the fans would be arguing to shift him to midfield either except as idle speculation.

    Even Leon who was shorter and had quite a bit of youthful history as a first five was only a stopgap option for the ABs.

    As time went on in his career, I thought Danny-Boy became less effective as a second five as the opponents he was required to mark grew bigger.

    Who? Matt Giteau?



  • @mn5 He mainly played there for the Crusaders, so I'm more thinking about Nonu and SBW - among others.



  • Leon MacDonald was a good #10 in my opinion, except he had a fullback's kick -- too slow, and hence prone to charge downs, and lacking a bit in variety. At the time it made sense to play him though.


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