Other Sports rugby XV



  • from the Set Piece facebook page.

    I would have put little kane at ten

    Cricket World Cup XV

    1-Rohit Sharma- big, slow and loves a pre game curry. Helps with his prolific runs
    2-Aaron Finch- low centre of gravity, swings from the hips. Chews through more metres than he does gum
    3-Lasith Malinga- Has put on formidable size over recent years, still as quick and reliable as ever
    4- Jason Holder- expert in the lineouts, must be managed well as can suffer from white line fever
    5 Mitch Starc- built like a beanpole
    6- Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor- proven gene pool
    7 Ben Stokes- fiery customer who defends his line as well as he does gays
    8 Sheldon Cottrel- a big unit. Rumour has it that he is the OG mudbone
    9-Virat Kohli- annoying fluffybunny, talks to much, steps up on the big stage
    10- Shakib al Hassan (c)- cool calm and collected. Very tactical player, strong all round game
    11- Trent Boult- classy finisher and a talent with ball in hand, can’t tackle to save himself
    12- Marcus Stonis- the Incredible Hulk, fuck tackling the hulk
    13- Carlos Braithwaite- runs great lines, speed to burn but sometimes trips out
    14 Pat Cummins- lean mean running machine. Good hands in the field too. Also has a hot Mrs
    15-Rashid Khan - has great experience under the mid field bomb, not afraid to return fire

    Coach: Mickey Arthur- has thrown games in the past but has matured as a coach, ready for war
    Justin Langer- backs coach, got best and fairest for the Illawarra ibis u12’s

    Physiotherapist: Laura Mcgoldrick (Guppy hasn’t been putting out obviously)

    Honorouable mentions:
    Chris Gayle- Refused to take compulsory drug test
    David Warner, Faf Du Pleisis, Steve Smith, Mohammad Amir- too many red cards for hands in the ruck
    Alex Hales- caught smacking too many rails
    Lockie girl
    Blackcaps vs. England Streaker - a great New Zealander
    Keith Cameron



  • Dhoni at fullback?



  • Andre Russell and the Neesh in the midfield.



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  • A Theological XV:

    Loose Head Prop: Tertullian. A formidable, hardnosed scrummager. Handy to keep both opposition and errant team mates inline. Gives no quarter, but inclined to give away the odd penalty.
    Hooker: Martin Luther.A wide-ranging player who has redefined the way the game is played. Fearless in his opposition, he always quick to play “second referee” with an innovative line in both physical and verbal intimidation. Feared by his opposition yet admired for his skill. Great for leading scatological rugby songs at the after match.
    Tight Head Prop: John Calvin. Unyielding, stern prop who seems destined to be the corner stone ofthe scrum for years to come. Plays an extremely ordered, disciplined game with a great knowledge of the laws of the game- and how they can be amended.
    Lock: Augustine. After an early flirtation with league has become a tower of strength in this side. A visionary jumper, he works extremely hard in the tight. One of the largest players int he game, has also written a well-received autobiography. Versatile back-up kicker.
    Lock: Thomas Aquinas. Leader of the forward pack, an excellent scrummager and surprisingly wide-ranging on defence. The player others tend to build their game around.
    Open side Flanker: Nikolai Berdyaev. Little known but highly impressive Russian flanker. Can be counted on to cover a lot of ground with an instinctive nose for where the ball is going. Often fringes on the verge of being offside, but a good on-the ground scrambler and surprisingly elusive runner.
    Blind side flanker: Reinhold Neibhur. Stern and unyeilding tackler but very ethical player noted for dislike of dirty play. Works well with Barth. Quick to shut down opposition forays down his flank. (Younger brother an up and coming player of potential).
    No.8: Karl Barth. A Player with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the game who epitomises how defence can be a form of offence. Immensely strong and mor nimble than appears, is known for his disdain for other codes. Incessant tackler.
    Halfback: Gustavo Gutierrez. This Peruvian player has benefited from several seasons spent in Europe. Nimble assessor of own team and opposition weaknesses, if occasionally inclined to run too far without support. Huge hands mean a great pass.
    First Five Eight: St Paul. Visionary player, great organiser of the backline with an unerring boot off either foot. The pivot of the team, if occasionally inclined to cockiness. Quick to correct the mistakes of opposition teams. Has many imitators.
    Second Five Eight: Emil Brunner A solid, orthodox player who works well in tandem with Paul. Perhaps doesn’t play his natural game often enough, but extremely dependable. Very good at cutting back to the forward pack to set up second phase ball. Same club team as Barth but recent rift has possibility of disrupting team cohesion.
    Centre: Rudolf Bultmann. Has the merits of all good centres in that he provides overlaps and opportunities for the more elusive wings to run off. Extremely good ability to disassemble opposition game plans and very good at straightening up play.
    Left winger: Friedrich Schliermacher. Has stuck with the game despite early opposition. Able to weave a veil around his opposite number. A very instinctive player who often appears to teeter on the edge of self-destruction. Works very well with Bultmann.
    Rightwing: Teilhard de Chardin. A fast running wing who was out of the selectors favour for some time but is now acknowledged as having a lot to contribute.
    Fullback: Jesus. Enough said.



  • 1- Glen ‘Baby Shaq’ Davis
    2- Vinnie ‘Microwave’ Johnson
    3- Shaquille O’Neal
    4- Wilt “the Stilt” Chamberlain
    5- Bill Russell
    6- Denis Rodman
    7- Lebron James
    8- Karl Malone
    9- John Stockton
    10- Magic Johnson
    11- Michael Jordan
    12- Reggie Miller
    13- Kawhi Leonard
    14- Kobe Bryant
    15- Klay Thompson

    Two best scorers on the wings. Best passer at halfback and an 8/9 combo for the ages.

    A steady hand at 1st 5 - can pass, attack and a great general on the field.

    Lineout ball won’t be an issue with those locks.

    Resident pyscho at blindside and quickness, power at openiside.

    Defensive stopper at centre and an attacking smooth operator at 2nd 5.

    The front row, well the better player is always at tight head 😉

    Fullback was the hardest but went with a long range bomber that won’t let you down defensively.



  • @ACT-Crusader The token white guy at halfback.



  • @mikedogz said in Other Sports rugby XV:

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    No Eastwood, Schwarzenegger, Norris, Jackman, Bale....I can see why this post has 0 upvotes



  • @Wally said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    A Theological XV:

    Loose Head Prop: Tertullian. A formidable, hardnosed scrummager. Handy to keep both opposition and errant team mates inline. Gives no quarter, but inclined to give away the odd penalty.
    Hooker: Martin Luther.A wide-ranging player who has redefined the way the game is played. Fearless in his opposition, he always quick to play “second referee” with an innovative line in both physical and verbal intimidation. Feared by his opposition yet admired for his skill. Great for leading scatological rugby songs at the after match.
    Tight Head Prop: John Calvin. Unyielding, stern prop who seems destined to be the corner stone ofthe scrum for years to come. Plays an extremely ordered, disciplined game with a great knowledge of the laws of the game- and how they can be amended.
    Lock: Augustine. After an early flirtation with league has become a tower of strength in this side. A visionary jumper, he works extremely hard in the tight. One of the largest players int he game, has also written a well-received autobiography. Versatile back-up kicker.
    Lock: Thomas Aquinas. Leader of the forward pack, an excellent scrummager and surprisingly wide-ranging on defence. The player others tend to build their game around.
    Open side Flanker: Nikolai Berdyaev. Little known but highly impressive Russian flanker. Can be counted on to cover a lot of ground with an instinctive nose for where the ball is going. Often fringes on the verge of being offside, but a good on-the ground scrambler and surprisingly elusive runner.
    Blind side flanker: Reinhold Neibhur. Stern and unyeilding tackler but very ethical player noted for dislike of dirty play. Works well with Barth. Quick to shut down opposition forays down his flank. (Younger brother an up and coming player of potential).
    No.8: Karl Barth. A Player with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the game who epitomises how defence can be a form of offence. Immensely strong and mor nimble than appears, is known for his disdain for other codes. Incessant tackler.
    Halfback: Gustavo Gutierrez. This Peruvian player has benefited from several seasons spent in Europe. Nimble assessor of own team and opposition weaknesses, if occasionally inclined to run too far without support. Huge hands mean a great pass.
    First Five Eight: St Paul. Visionary player, great organiser of the backline with an unerring boot off either foot. The pivot of the team, if occasionally inclined to cockiness. Quick to correct the mistakes of opposition teams. Has many imitators.
    Second Five Eight: Emil Brunner A solid, orthodox player who works well in tandem with Paul. Perhaps doesn’t play his natural game often enough, but extremely dependable. Very good at cutting back to the forward pack to set up second phase ball. Same club team as Barth but recent rift has possibility of disrupting team cohesion.
    Centre: Rudolf Bultmann. Has the merits of all good centres in that he provides overlaps and opportunities for the more elusive wings to run off. Extremely good ability to disassemble opposition game plans and very good at straightening up play.
    Left winger: Friedrich Schliermacher. Has stuck with the game despite early opposition. Able to weave a veil around his opposite number. A very instinctive player who often appears to teeter on the edge of self-destruction. Works very well with Bultmann.
    Rightwing: Teilhard de Chardin. A fast running wing who was out of the selectors favour for some time but is now acknowledged as having a lot to contribute.
    Fullback: Jesus. Enough said.

    I’m far too thick to even google why this is funny



  • @Bovidae said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    @ACT-Crusader The token white guy at halfback.

    Like the token Maori...



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  • @mikedogz said in Other Sports rugby XV:

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    So only one lock jumping at lineout time....



  • @Wally

    I would have picked Paul Tillich as Openside as a modernist he would keep up to date with all the rule changes. His idea of God above God was clearly a prediction of McCaw.

    William of Ockham (with his razor) is a nasty brute of a hooker but can switch to prop if neeeded.



  • Star Wars XV: The Millennium Falcons

    Prop: Jek Porkins – This bloke isn’t notable at all, but he’s one of the few Star Wars characters who has a sweet prop body.
    Hooker: Ewok – Shorter than the two props, valiant warriors, throw spears and stones well
    Prop: Jabba the Hut – Not expecting much from him work rate wise but should be solid in a scrum
    Lock: Chewbacca – Huge powerful ball carrier and excellent height for jumping in the lineout.
    Lock: Mace Windu – Competent with the force, the Jedi bring a bit of balance to a pack.
    Blind Side Flanker: Kylo Ren – Fairly young, but has immense talent. Nice to have a Grandad/Grandson partnership in the back-row
    Openside Flanker: Darth Maul – A master of the dark arts, he’d be crucial at the breakdown. Also, he was the best thing about the prequels.
    Number Eight: Darth Vadar - Dreams of being Brian Lochore.
    Half Back: Yoda – A diminutive playmaker who’ll run the show from start to finish.
    First Five: Luke Shywalker - The obvious choice for goal kicker after a stellar 100% kicking performance at destroying the death star
    Wing: Obi-wan Kenobi – Good pace and the master of the counter-attack
    Second Five: Han Solo – May have been killed off. But we’re backing him to put in a BOD like display for our XV.
    Centre: Po Dameron – The young upstart of the team. Doesn’t get a lot of game-time in his first appearance but made a big contribution late on.
    Wing: Lando Calrissian – A pretty boy, Lando is a flair winger, leaving the dog work to the likes of Han. Dreams of being a centre.
    Fullback: Boba Fett - His jetpack helps him under the high ball.



  • @sparky Lock - General Grievous, think of the contesting opposition throws



  • @Wally Moses and Aaron were the ultimate five-eight combo. A few angry words from Moses. Aaron struck his mighty rod on the ground. And the Red Sea rush defence parted.



  • @mikedogz I'd always pick a Kiwi at 7 if one was available.



  • @sparky

    Excellent!



  • @sparky said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    Star Wars XV: The Millennium Falcons

    Prop: Jek Porkins – This bloke isn’t notable at all, but he’s one of the few Star Wars characters who has a sweet prop body.
    Hooker: Ewok – Shorter than the two props, valiant warriors, throw spears and stones well
    Prop: Jabba the Hut – Not expecting much from him work rate wise but should be solid in a scrum
    Lock: Chewbacca – Huge powerful ball carrier and excellent height for jumping in the lineout.
    Lock: Mace Windu – Competent with the force, the Jedi bring a bit of balance to a pack.
    Blind Side Flanker: Kylo Ren – Fairly young, but has immense talent. Nice to have a Grandad/Grandson partnership in the back-row
    Openside Flanker: Darth Maul – A master of the dark arts, he’d be crucial at the breakdown. Also, he was the best thing about the prequels.
    Number Eight: Darth Vadar - Dreams of being Brian Lochore.
    Half Back: Yoda – A diminutive playmaker who’ll run the show from start to finish.
    First Five: Luke Shywalker - The obvious choice for goal kicker after a stellar 100% kicking performance at destroying the death star
    Wing: Obi-wan Kenobi – Good pace and the master of the counter-attack
    Second Five: Han Solo – May have been killed off. But we’re backing him to put in a BOD like display for our XV.
    Centre: Po Dameron – The young upstart of the team. Doesn’t get a lot of game-time in his first appearance but made a big contribution late on.
    Wing: Lando Calrissian – A pretty boy, Lando is a flair winger, leaving the dog work to the likes of Han. Dreams of being a centre.
    Fullback: Boba Fett - His jetpack helps him under the high ball.

    I'm quite triggered a legend like Han is being compared to a dickwad like BOD.

    Han never whinged about nearly dying.



  • @MN5 said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    @sparky said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    Star Wars XV: The Millennium Falcons

    Prop: Jek Porkins – This bloke isn’t notable at all, but he’s one of the few Star Wars characters who has a sweet prop body.
    Hooker: Ewok – Shorter than the two props, valiant warriors, throw spears and stones well
    Prop: Jabba the Hut – Not expecting much from him work rate wise but should be solid in a scrum
    Lock: Chewbacca – Huge powerful ball carrier and excellent height for jumping in the lineout.
    Lock: Mace Windu – Competent with the force, the Jedi bring a bit of balance to a pack.
    Blind Side Flanker: Kylo Ren – Fairly young, but has immense talent. Nice to have a Grandad/Grandson partnership in the back-row
    Openside Flanker: Darth Maul – A master of the dark arts, he’d be crucial at the breakdown. Also, he was the best thing about the prequels.
    Number Eight: Darth Vadar - Dreams of being Brian Lochore.
    Half Back: Yoda – A diminutive playmaker who’ll run the show from start to finish.
    First Five: Luke Shywalker - The obvious choice for goal kicker after a stellar 100% kicking performance at destroying the death star
    Wing: Obi-wan Kenobi – Good pace and the master of the counter-attack
    Second Five: Han Solo – May have been killed off. But we’re backing him to put in a BOD like display for our XV.
    Centre: Po Dameron – The young upstart of the team. Doesn’t get a lot of game-time in his first appearance but made a big contribution late on.
    Wing: Lando Calrissian – A pretty boy, Lando is a flair winger, leaving the dog work to the likes of Han. Dreams of being a centre.
    Fullback: Boba Fett - His jetpack helps him under the high ball.

    I'm quite triggered a legend like Han is being compared to a dickwad like BOD.

    Han never whinged about nearly dying.

    I'm more triggered by Po Dameron being there. Centre has to be smart and focused. Po is an idiot. He'd take the wrong man every single time.

    Wedge should be there. Dooku also at lock. Mace isn't tall enough.



  • Palpatine should be at openside because when he puts the cloak on he becomes a greater more dangerous player.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    @MN5 said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    @sparky said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    Star Wars XV: The Millennium Falcons

    Prop: Jek Porkins – This bloke isn’t notable at all, but he’s one of the few Star Wars characters who has a sweet prop body.
    Hooker: Ewok – Shorter than the two props, valiant warriors, throw spears and stones well
    Prop: Jabba the Hut – Not expecting much from him work rate wise but should be solid in a scrum
    Lock: Chewbacca – Huge powerful ball carrier and excellent height for jumping in the lineout.
    Lock: Mace Windu – Competent with the force, the Jedi bring a bit of balance to a pack.
    Blind Side Flanker: Kylo Ren – Fairly young, but has immense talent. Nice to have a Grandad/Grandson partnership in the back-row
    Openside Flanker: Darth Maul – A master of the dark arts, he’d be crucial at the breakdown. Also, he was the best thing about the prequels.
    Number Eight: Darth Vadar - Dreams of being Brian Lochore.
    Half Back: Yoda – A diminutive playmaker who’ll run the show from start to finish.
    First Five: Luke Shywalker - The obvious choice for goal kicker after a stellar 100% kicking performance at destroying the death star
    Wing: Obi-wan Kenobi – Good pace and the master of the counter-attack
    Second Five: Han Solo – May have been killed off. But we’re backing him to put in a BOD like display for our XV.
    Centre: Po Dameron – The young upstart of the team. Doesn’t get a lot of game-time in his first appearance but made a big contribution late on.
    Wing: Lando Calrissian – A pretty boy, Lando is a flair winger, leaving the dog work to the likes of Han. Dreams of being a centre.
    Fullback: Boba Fett - His jetpack helps him under the high ball.

    I'm quite triggered a legend like Han is being compared to a dickwad like BOD.

    Han never whinged about nearly dying.

    I'm more triggered by Po Dameron being there. Centre has to be smart and focused. Po is an idiot. He'd take the wrong man every single time.

    Wedge should be there. Dooku also at lock. Mace isn't tall enough.

    I’d imagine General Grievous would be hard to stop off the back of the scrum.

    Your points about Poe are spot on.

    I also have grave concerns about Jabba. His scrummaging would be monstrous but his mobility and skills would be non existent.



  • @MN5 said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    @MN5 said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    @sparky said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    Star Wars XV: The Millennium Falcons

    Prop: Jek Porkins – This bloke isn’t notable at all, but he’s one of the few Star Wars characters who has a sweet prop body.
    Hooker: Ewok – Shorter than the two props, valiant warriors, throw spears and stones well
    Prop: Jabba the Hut – Not expecting much from him work rate wise but should be solid in a scrum
    Lock: Chewbacca – Huge powerful ball carrier and excellent height for jumping in the lineout.
    Lock: Mace Windu – Competent with the force, the Jedi bring a bit of balance to a pack.
    Blind Side Flanker: Kylo Ren – Fairly young, but has immense talent. Nice to have a Grandad/Grandson partnership in the back-row
    Openside Flanker: Darth Maul – A master of the dark arts, he’d be crucial at the breakdown. Also, he was the best thing about the prequels.
    Number Eight: Darth Vadar - Dreams of being Brian Lochore.
    Half Back: Yoda – A diminutive playmaker who’ll run the show from start to finish.
    First Five: Luke Shywalker - The obvious choice for goal kicker after a stellar 100% kicking performance at destroying the death star
    Wing: Obi-wan Kenobi – Good pace and the master of the counter-attack
    Second Five: Han Solo – May have been killed off. But we’re backing him to put in a BOD like display for our XV.
    Centre: Po Dameron – The young upstart of the team. Doesn’t get a lot of game-time in his first appearance but made a big contribution late on.
    Wing: Lando Calrissian – A pretty boy, Lando is a flair winger, leaving the dog work to the likes of Han. Dreams of being a centre.
    Fullback: Boba Fett - His jetpack helps him under the high ball.

    I'm quite triggered a legend like Han is being compared to a dickwad like BOD.

    Han never whinged about nearly dying.

    I'm more triggered by Po Dameron being there. Centre has to be smart and focused. Po is an idiot. He'd take the wrong man every single time.

    Wedge should be there. Dooku also at lock. Mace isn't tall enough.

    I’d imagine General Grievous would be hard to stop off the back of the scrum.

    Your points about Poe are spot on.

    I also have grave concerns about Jabba. His scrummaging would be monstrous but his mobility and skills would be non existent.

    Yep. Zero mobility and would be a passenger most of the game. He's a shit character but that Dex (guy who owned the diner) would be a great prop. No problems slipping the bind and a massive bastard.

    Grevious would be a beast although that horrible cough makes me wonder about his stamina. Would he need to be recharged at halftime?



  • Golfers XV

    1 Ian Woosman
    Stout but solid.

    2 John Daly
    Stout, some accusations of dirty play, frequently seen in the club bar after games

    3 Craig Stadler
    The Walrus

    4 Phil Blackmar
    Tall American.

    5 Robert Karlson
    Tall Swede.

    6 Dustin Johnson
    Parties hard.

    7 Tiger Woods
    Parties hard too.

    8 Greg Norman
    Great White Shark. Can drop the ball under pressure

    9 Rory Mcilroy
    Short, but busy Ulsterman. Shades of Peter Stringer. Aim can be wayward.

    10 Ryan Fox
    He must have acquired some of his Dad's First-Five genes

    11 Phil Mickelson
    Great lefty. Lots of titles.

    12 Seve Ballesteros
    A visionary, full of flair, great partnership with Olazabal.

    13 Jose Maria Olazabal
    Has a great partnership with Ballesteros that has been compared to Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith.

    14 Jack Nicklaus
    The golden bear. Great rightie. Loads and loads of titles.

    15 Tom Watson
    Mr reliable. Great technique. Shades of Ben Smith. Superb at (kicking) duels in the sun.



    1. Becker - need a bit of bulk up front

    2. Agassi - low centre of gravity

    3. Borg - both him and a young Agassi going around in the front row with their long hair would be cool

    4. Isner - this is a massive locking combo

    5. Karlovic

    6. Connors - need a bit of edge at 6

    7. Hewitt - one of the great pests

    8. Ivanisevic - some height for the lineout and big run off the set piece

    9. McEnroe - always talking

    10. Sampras - safe pair of hands

    11. Chang - quickness

    12. Roddick - all our attack on first phase

    13. Federer - defending or attack he has all bases covered

    14. Rafa - more speed

    15. Djokovic - no one is better on the last line



  • @ACT-Crusader

    Ilie Nastase (known as Nasty) would be perfect at Hooker.

    Agassi, certainly during his mullet toupee/ image is everything phase, would surely be a back.



  • Rock and Pop XV

    1. Elvis Presley
      Big man.

    2. Keith Moon
      Wild man of the Front Row.

    3. Meatloaf
      Big man, he would do anything for the team but he won't do that.

    4. Mick Fleetwood

    5. Ed O'Brien (Radiohead)
      Tall men

    6. Noel Gallagher
      Likes a fight now and then. Borrowed a lot of moves from the team Midfield combination

    7. Liam Gallagher
      Likes a fight now and then too. Including with his brother on the other flank.

    8. Sting
      Very competitive. He can't stand losing.

    9. Prince
      Little man. Dresses in purple.

    10. Freddie Mercury
      Charismatic leader. Don't stop him now. He wants to break free. His team will rock the opposition and become champions of the world.

    11. Elton John
      Rocket Man on the wing.

    12. Paul McCartney

    13. John Lennon
      Legendary combination

    14. Michael Jackson
      Speed Demon

    15 Perry Como
    Can catch a fallin star.



  • Football XV

    1 Paul Gascoigne - 40,000+ fans singing "Who ate all the pies? Who ate all the pies? You fat b##tard, you fat b##tard, you ate all the pies." Had a best mate known as Five Bellies. Some great footwork though.

    2 Wayne Rooney - Educated in the dark arts by a 55 year old Hooker known as Auld Slapper. Angry man with the looks of Anton Oliver, but without the big words.

    3 Benni McCarthy - The South African was dropped from West Ham for being out of shape. He complained in the media that West Ham CEO, Karen Brady, was "the Devil with tits." She replied "at least I'm supposed to have tits".

    4 Peter Crouch -Very tall man.

    5 Jan Kohler -Another tall man.

    6 Patrick Vieira - Shades of Thierry Dussitor. Hard man great footwork. Very big engine.

    7 Andoni Goikoetxeal - The Butcher of Bilbao. Filthy git. Bound to be a natural at Openside.

    8 Eric Cantona - Like many Number 8s, he enjoys fighting.

    9 Diego Maradona -Little man with dazzling footwork, passing and finishing. Now looks like a Prop.

    10 Lionel Messi -Wonderful playmaker.

    11 Ferenc Pukacs - Left-footed. Great scoring record.

    12 Ruud Gullit - Brilliant at finding a gap. Great partnership with Van Basten.

    13 Marco Van Basten - Ghosts through defences like Jerry Guscott or Conrad Smith. Great finisher.

    14 Christian Ronaldo -Dazzling right foot, quick, strong scoring record.

    15 Franz Beckenbauer - Amazing sweeper.



  • @sparky said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    Football XV

    1 Paul Gascoigne - 40,000+ fans singing "Who ate all the pies? Who ate all the pies? You fat b##tard, you fat b##tard, you ate all the pies." Had a best mate known as Five Bellies. Some great footwork though.

    2 Wayne Rooney - Educated in the dark arts by a 55 year old Hooker known as Auld Slapper. Angry man with the looks of Anton Oliver, but without the big words.

    3 Benni McCarthy - The South African wasdropped from West Ham for being out of shape. He complained in the media that West Ham CEO, Karen Brady, was "the Devil with tits." She replied "at least I'm supposed to have tits".

    4 Peter Crouch -Very tall man.

    5 Jan Kohler -Another tall man.

    6 Patrick Vieira - Shades of Thierry Dussitor. Hard man great footwork. Very big engine.

    7 Andoni Goikoetxeal - The Butcher of Bilbao. Filthy git. Bound to be a natural at Openside.

    8 Eric Cantona - Like many Number 8s, he enjoys fighting.

    9 Diego Maradona -Little man with dazzling footwork, passing and finishing. Now looks like a Prop.

    10 Lionel Messi -Wonderful playmaker.

    11 Ferenc Pukacs - Left-footed. Great scoring record.

    12 Ruud Gullit - Brilliant at finding a gap. Great partnership with Van Basten.

    13 Marco Van Basten - Ghosts through defences like Jerry Guscott or Conrad Smith. Great finisher.

    14 Christian Ronaldo -Dazzling right foot, quick, strong scoring record.

    15 Franz Beckenbauer - Amazing sweeper.

    Jaap Stam at lock, Peter Schmeichel at Fullback and Vinnie Jones at blindside.



  • @sparky Cantona wasted at no8. Should be at 1st 5 or fullback with such a great kick on him.



  • No Pele, Lev or Cruyf? Really?



  • A handy Under 85's team

    @ACT-Crusader said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    1. Becker - need a bit of bulk up front

    2. Agassi - low centre of gravity

    3. Borg - both him and a young Agassi going around in the front row with their long hair would be cool

    4. Isner - this is a massive locking combo

    5. Karlovic

    6. Connors - need a bit of edge at 6

    7. Hewitt - one of the great pests

    8. Ivanisevic - some height for the lineout and big run off the set piece

    9. McEnroe - always talking

    10. Sampras - safe pair of hands

    11. Chang - quickness

    12. Roddick - all our attack on first phase

    13. Federer - defending or attack he has all bases covered

    14. Rafa - more speed

    15. Djokovic - no one is better on the last line



  • @MN5 said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    @sparky said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    Football XV

    1 Paul Gascoigne - 40,000+ fans singing "Who ate all the pies? Who ate all the pies? You fat b##tard, you fat b##tard, you ate all the pies." Had a best mate known as Five Bellies. Some great footwork though.

    2 Wayne Rooney - Educated in the dark arts by a 55 year old Hooker known as Auld Slapper. Angry man with the looks of Anton Oliver, but without the big words.

    3 Benni McCarthy - The South African wasdropped from West Ham for being out of shape. He complained in the media that West Ham CEO, Karen Brady, was "the Devil with tits." She replied "at least I'm supposed to have tits".

    4 Peter Crouch -Very tall man.

    5 Jan Kohler -Another tall man.

    6 Patrick Vieira - Shades of Thierry Dussitor. Hard man great footwork. Very big engine.

    7 Andoni Goikoetxeal - The Butcher of Bilbao. Filthy git. Bound to be a natural at Openside.

    8 Eric Cantona - Like many Number 8s, he enjoys fighting.

    9 Diego Maradona -Little man with dazzling footwork, passing and finishing. Now looks like a Prop.

    10 Lionel Messi -Wonderful playmaker.

    11 Ferenc Pukacs - Left-footed. Great scoring record.

    12 Ruud Gullit - Brilliant at finding a gap. Great partnership with Van Basten.

    13 Marco Van Basten - Ghosts through defences like Jerry Guscott or Conrad Smith. Great finisher.

    14 Christian Ronaldo -Dazzling right foot, quick, strong scoring record.

    15 Franz Beckenbauer - Amazing sweeper.

    Jaap Stam at lock, Peter Schmeichel at Fullback and Vinnie Jones at blindside.

    No Baggio or Beckham? They were experts at putting it over the bar.



  • @ACT-Crusader Eric Cantona on the Rugby park would be a cross between Sebastian Chabal and Zinzan Brooke.



  • @SynicBast All before my time. Small men, contenders for the half back position.



  • Ron "chopper" Harris, Billy "the terrier" Bremner and Norman "bites yer legs" Hunter would have made a fine backrow trio.



  • @sparky said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    Football XV

    1 Paul Gascoigne - 40,000+ fans singing "Who ate all the pies? Who ate all the pies? You fat b##tard, you fat b##tard, you ate all the pies." Had a best mate known as Five Bellies. Some great footwork though.

    2 Wayne Rooney - Educated in the dark arts by a 55 year old Hooker known as Auld Slapper. Angry man with the looks of Anton Oliver, but without the big words.

    3 Benni McCarthy - The South African was dropped from West Ham for being out of shape. He complained in the media that West Ham CEO, Karen Brady, was "the Devil with tits." She replied "at least I'm supposed to have tits".

    4 Peter Crouch -Very tall man.

    5 Jan Kohler -Another tall man.

    6 Patrick Vieira - Shades of Thierry Dussitor. Hard man great footwork. Very big engine.

    7 Andoni Goikoetxeal - The Butcher of Bilbao. Filthy git. Bound to be a natural at Openside.

    8 Eric Cantona - Like many Number 8s, he enjoys fighting.

    9 Diego Maradona -Little man with dazzling footwork, passing and finishing. Now looks like a Prop.

    10 Lionel Messi -Wonderful playmaker.

    11 Ferenc Pukacs - Left-footed. Great scoring record.

    12 Ruud Gullit - Brilliant at finding a gap. Great partnership with Van Basten.

    13 Marco Van Basten - Ghosts through defences like Jerry Guscott or Conrad Smith. Great finisher.

    14 Christian Ronaldo -Dazzling right foot, quick, strong scoring record.

    15 Franz Beckenbauer - Amazing sweeper.

    Missing some speed in Arjen Robben



  • 1- Ford GT: couple of muscleheads with real grunt up front at prop
    2- GMC Sierra: a big motor, a real workhorse
    3- Dodge Challenger

    4- Ford F450: huge but still mobile
    5- Limo: nickname Stretch

    6- Jeep Gladiator: can handle on and off the pitch, extra length good lineout option.
    7- any Ferrari with the twin-turbo V8: best engine
    8- Corvette: speed and style from the base and when ranging wide

    9- 911 GT2 RS: has a 9 in it...fast, small and nimble around the park
    10- RR: it will be rolls royce service from 1st 5
    11- Bugatti: real speed
    12- Aston Martin DBS: smooth operator
    13- BMW M5: reliable, dependable, good all round game
    14- Lambo Aventador: more speed
    15- Volvo XC60: safe as at the back



  • All Blacks in their true position

    1 Sonny Bill Williams: played prop for NZ schools.
    2 Richie McCaw: missed the opportunity of playing for the All Blacks to in his 40s by not switching to Hooker.
    3 Inga Tuigamala: Played Prop in the Wigan-Bath cross-code game in mid -1990s. Looked okay.
    4 Jonah Lomu: played Lock for NZ Schools
    5 Jordie Barrett: more suitable position for the giraffe.
    6 Tana Umaga: Defensive impact could have been deadly at blindside
    7 Eric Rush: played Openside at NPC Level
    8 Carl Hayman: Obviously
    9 Keven Mealamu: Passing was good enough to play Half Back
    10 Israel Dagg: Obviously
    11 Vaea Fifita: Never happier than running down the wing (or inspecting rucks)
    12 Michael Jones: Could have played midfield at International level
    13 Ardie Savea: Could have played midfield at Super Level
    14 Sean Fitzpatrick: Described in 1993 by Stu Wilson as "the best ring-wing in the country"
    15 Zinzan Brooke: Great under the high ball, superb passing and kicking skills too.



  • @sparky said in Other Sports rugby XV:

    All Blacks in their true position

    1 Sonny Bill Williams: played prop for NZ schools.
    2 Richie McCaw: missed the opportunity of playing to the All Blacks in his 40s by not switching to Hooker.
    3 Inga Tuigamala: Played Prop in th Wigan-Bath criss-cross game in mid -1990s. Looked okay.
    4 Jonah Lomu: played Lock for NZ Schools
    5 Jordie Barrett: more suitable position for the giraffe.
    6 Tana Umaga: Defensive impact could have been deadly at blindside
    7 Eric Rush: played Openside at NPC Level
    8 Carl Hayman: Obviously
    9 Keven Mealamu: Passing was good enough to play Half Back
    10 Israel Dagg: Obviously
    11 Vaea Fifita: Never happier than running down the wing (or inspecting rucks)
    12 Michael Jones: Could have played midfield at International level
    13 Ardie Savea: Could have played midfield at Super Level
    14 Sean Fitzpatrick: Described in 1993 by Stu Wilson as "the best ring-wing in the country"
    15 Zinzan Brooke: Great under the high ball, superb passing and kicking skills too.

    A front row of Matthieu Basteraud, Andy Goode and Brendan Laney would not have got a second glance.

    Also you've included, not coincidentally, the two shittest ABs over the weekend in their best positions. I hope they both make the change in time for the World Cup.

    I can't find any Jordie lineout highlights but here's some footage of Fifita on the wing.


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