Cameron Skelton



  • So it has been 2 years since he signed with the Chiefs.  What is happening with this big unit?



  • Who?



  • Cameron Skelton.  In topic heading.



  • again, who?



  • again, who?

    CAMERON SKELTON
     
    ...you know



  • Is that fat Will's fatter little brother?



  • Bigger little brother apparently



  • I believe he was named in one of the Counties Manukau training squads, recently. Someone posted that he wasn't wanted in Waikato, so he moved over there.



  • yea, that's what i said. 
     
    Mates in Hamilton club rugby land say he wasn't even getting picked for Melville



  • I saw him up close at Ruakura once - he is farkin' huge.  Like his big bro, I wouldn't want to be lifting him in the lineout.  Skelton started at Marist before moving to Melville in club rugby but never seemed to live up to the hype.  Still very young though so it will be interesting to see how he goes with C-M.



  • Mates in Hamilton club rugby land say he wasn't even getting picked for MelvilleProbably because they already have goal posts



  • He should get into American Football. Huge Units who look scary but can't walk up a flight of stairs without needing oxygen excel in that sport.



  • He should get into American Football. Huge Units who look scary but can't walk up a flight of stairs without needing oxygen excel in that sport.

    Have you played American Football?  Those suckers are fit, just not running fit.  It's the repeated effort that they sustain



  • Have you played American Football?  Those suckers are fit, just not running fit.  It's the repeated effort that they sustain

    No, not if you don't count lunchtime games at school.
     
    Enormous, powerful, explosive yes, "fit" for what they do......but I would NOT call them "fit".



  • No, not if you don't count lunchtime games at school.
     
    Enormous, powerful, explosive yes, "fit" for what they do......but I would NOT call them "fit".

    We'll agree to disagree then, but I suspect if you need a big bastard to explode up a flight of four steps, and do it a hundred times with a short rest in between, then they'll smash the 'running fit' people.
     
    Disclaimer: I am neither lineman fit, nor running fit.  I'm not here, though



  • We'll agree to disagree then, but I suspect if you need a big bastard to explode up a flight of four steps, and do it a hundred times with a short rest in between, then they'll smash the 'running fit' people.
     
    Disclaimer: I am neither lineman fit, nor running fit.  I'm not here, though

    A gratuitous Star Wars reference will always get a "like" from me....
     
    I'm not a huge football fan but I thought those guys had big long rests in between. They can lift weights that would embarrass Owen Franks but in terms of repeated efforts that's where they fall over hence the need for oxygen on the sideline as the offensive and defensive teams switch over.
     
    It's a pretty pointless argument in one sense though cos whilst Hamish Carter and Nick Willis ( haha ) might be incredibly "fit" they'd get fucken smashed the moment they went into, or made, a tackle in any contact sport code.



  • A gratuitous Star Wars reference

    It wasn't gratuitous your honour, it was in a legitimate thread on Cameron Who Skelton



  • It wasn't gratuitous your honour, it was in a legitimate thread on Cameron Who Skelton

    Jabba's probably more mobile.



  • Jabba's probably more mobile.



  • From what I've seen and read ( not much admittedly ) it sounds like Will Skelton could do with dropping 15-20kg to be a better, more effective player. It obviously runs in the family ( although looks like no one "runs" in that family #subliminaldadjoke ) NTA will explain it better as someone who watches him much more closely but he seems a real "highlights" reel player, Bill Cavubati was pretty handy at that too and he is hardly revered as even half decent at NPC level let alone International.