All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC



  • @MN5 said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    @Bones said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    @MN5 said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    @rotated said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    @shark said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    I made the point that the ABs these days predominantly select 2m + guys. If it were true that jumping ability trumps height, then surely we wouldn't see them go for as many guys at 2m or taller.

    Since 2002, off the top of my head:

    To be fair the lock selection in the past 16 years can be broadly catagorized as:

    2004-2011 - Literally who is not injured.
    2012-2019 - Rettalick/Whitelock.

    The only time in that period where they had a serious choice between the two groups was in 2011 where to be fair they were content with one 2 metre+ lock in Whitelock and paired him with Thorn while attempting to see if they could catch lightning in a bottle with Hoeata.

    Having a quality third option in Read consistently in the side for the past 12 years has been a major part of the lineout equation too.

    Jack was a good player and Boric woulda been better if he didn't retire hurt.

    No mention of Chresten Davis?

    Only played Blindside for the ABs.

    Fuck bro, sometimes I wonder if you even watch Rugby.

    Blindsided Caleb Ralph, that's for sure. HAR HAR HAR



  • @Bones said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    @MN5 said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    @Bones said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    @MN5 said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    @rotated said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    @shark said in All Blacks locking stocks post 2019 RWC:

    I made the point that the ABs these days predominantly select 2m + guys. If it were true that jumping ability trumps height, then surely we wouldn't see them go for as many guys at 2m or taller.

    Since 2002, off the top of my head:

    To be fair the lock selection in the past 16 years can be broadly catagorized as:

    2004-2011 - Literally who is not injured.
    2012-2019 - Rettalick/Whitelock.

    The only time in that period where they had a serious choice between the two groups was in 2011 where to be fair they were content with one 2 metre+ lock in Whitelock and paired him with Thorn while attempting to see if they could catch lightning in a bottle with Hoeata.

    Having a quality third option in Read consistently in the side for the past 12 years has been a major part of the lineout equation too.

    Jack was a good player and Boric woulda been better if he didn't retire hurt.

    No mention of Chresten Davis?

    Only played Blindside for the ABs.

    Fuck bro, sometimes I wonder if you even watch Rugby.

    Blindsided Caleb Ralph, that's for sure. HAR HAR HAR

    Stop posting right now.

    You will NEVER do another one this good.


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