Who are the players to watch? i.e. rookies, up and comers etc.
Posts made by mofitzy_
RE: George Moala
I haven't seen Piutau turn in a performance anywhere near his pay packet in any of the Bristol games I have watched. Luatua has been awesome for them, with his work rate and determination often the difference or inspiration.
I don't see Piutau as anywhere near the loss as Luatua. The Blues would certainly be a better unit with him in it.
And perhaps the 2019 ABs too.
RE: George Moala
@mofitzy_ Toeava... McAlister...
On paper I would disagree with Parkes but it seems he's aged like wine.
On the subject of residency poaches, Payne, Aki, Gibson-Park and Lowe all left in their primes.
RE: Crusaders 2020
Spoke to a good friend who is close to Scott Robertson last night , apparently Robertson said the process was a complete waste of his time, he got the impression the NZRFU had already well and truly made their minds up.
One particular comment to a question got Scott Robertson’s back up big time and quite frankly I thought as an organisation we were a lot better than this..
He was asked a question in and around his philosophy and the processes he would bring to the All Black coaching role ..after explaining what he would bring to the table, Graham Henry barked across the table in a patronising voice ,“well that’s a real Crusaders way of doing things..!.
Are you bloody kidding me..?, the smug former All Black coach who should never have been on this panel shows his true colours ..I thought we had moved on from this sort of behaviour..
Well Mr Henry the Crusaders way of doing things seemed to work really well under Robertson’s watch 3 x years in a row and he did not have the luxury of having McCaw and Carter..
Just rather confirms to me once again how farcical this process has been..
Can you imagine how stupid they are going to look if Robertson leads the Saders to another title and Foster has a shocker in his first dig..!
Sounds like a conspiracy theory.
RE: NH club rugby
In the team of the decade for the Prem and Pro14 you have 2 kiwis in the prem and 3 in the Pro14. Compare that to the 1 saffa in the each, or the 1 Fijian in each (but yes, no aussies).
Of course, I am counting Nacewa, Waldrom and Aki as kiwis. Nacewa and Waldrom are already back and I would bet Aki will be back eventually.