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.




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    This is his youngest brother (Logan)  at 13. He is 6,9. insane!!




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    This is his youngest brother (Logan)  at 13. He is 6,9. insane!!

    Not sure I trust your measurements C4L. I'd have him 6 4 at best.



  • Im only going from the twitter post mate.



  • Not sure I trust your measurements C4L. I'd have him 6 4 at best.

    Nah, there was another photo of him doing the rounds a year or two back, next to Waratahs play Tala Grey (I think). Grey is 6'4" and Logan towered over him.



  • Don't worry MN5 I got the joke.



  • Don't worry MN5 I got the joke.

    I got it. Your talking about the time I said Ardie was 6 ft 2 and MN5 tried to be funny by calling him a midget when infact he actually is 6 ft 2 so i'm not really sure how that is funny.



  • I got it. Your talking about the time I said Ardie was 6 ft 2 and MN5 tried to be funny by calling him a midget when infact he actually is 6 ft 2 so i'm not really sure how that is funny.

    I think other people laughed too.
     
    If he's 6 foot 2 I'm definitely 6 foot 5 so everyone wins.



  • I got it. Your talking about the time I said Ardie was 6 ft 2 and MN5 tried to be funny made a hilarious dad joke by calling him a midget when infact he actually is 6 ft 2 so i'm not really sure how that is funny.



  • I got it. Your talking about the time I said Ardie was 6 ft 2 and MN5 tried to be funny made a hilarious dad joke by calling him a midget when infact he actually is 6 ft 2 so i'm not really sure how that is funny.

    NQ would know, I'm picking he was a humour free zone until his wee one was born then BAM.....joke city !



  • As soon as you become a Dad you become a comedian. It's part of the process.





  • I think other people laughed too.
     
    If he's 6 foot 2 I'm definitely 6 foot 5 so everyone wins.

    Maybe you should stop watching rugby on your 30 inch T.V and them maybe you may come to realize that Ardie is actually 6 ft 2. I met the guy in person the other day when he was taking photos with fans outside Adidas in Wellington city. I'm 6 ft 2 bordering on 6 ft 3 and he is probably taller than me by a small stretch minus his hairdo.
     
    Even the All Blacks have him at 1.90m so I think I believe them over you.  :yes:



  • i think we need to re look at the average height. Because anecdotally, every mother fucker in NZ is 6'2, so how can the average height be 4 inches shorter?



  • Maybe you should stop watching rugby on your 30 inch T.V and them maybe you may come to realize that Ardie is actually 6 ft 2. I met the guy in person the other day when he was taking photos with fans outside Adidas in Wellington city. I'm 6 ft 2 bordering on 6 ft 3 and he is probably taller than me by a small stretch minus his hairdo.
     
    Even the All Blacks have him at 1.90m so I think I believe them over you.  :yes:

    Even a "small stretch" is significant, so basically he's 6 foot 4 now ? someone contact Guiness Book of Records, at this rate Ardie will be taking Robert Wadlows mantle by this time next year.



  • I don't understand how some people are measured when I see them in real life and then what's on their stats. At the Melbourne Test I got a photo with Benn Robinson while we were drinking in the pub and he's reportedly 6'1", which would make me now the tallest I've ever been in my life considering I look taller than him in the photo.



  • I don't understand how some people are measured when I see them in real life and then what's on their stats. At the Melbourne Test I got a photo with Benn Robinson while we were drinking in the pub and he's reportedly 6'1", which would make me now the tallest I've ever been in my life considering I look taller than him in the photo.

    In Rugby boots on a dry, flat surface by the looks of things.



  • Does it matter how tall he is when hes the best open side in NZ. 😃



  • Does it matter how tall he is when hes the best open side in NZ. :biggrin:

    good call, Cane is in Fiji isnt he? 🙂



  • Does it matter how tall he is when hes the best open side in NZ. 😃
    No it wouldn't. Exactly why there's so much debate.
    Don't see anyone questioning Cane's or Todd's height...



  • good call, Cane is in Fiji isnt he? 🙂

    Nice I didn't think anyone would catch that!!


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