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Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

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Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Surprised Scotland have picked him given his lack of game time. If he does get into the wc squad and the 6 nations squad, we will have had next to no game time from him for 2 seasons
 
Good player but value for money has to be questioned
He was always going to get picked. A player who can play lock, 6 and 8 at his level is invaluable in a World Cup squad. Means they don't have to take risks at in the front-row and half-back.

You say he can play lock but I have to question that. He is no bigger than Aaron & I would never dream of selecting Aaron at lock for the Scarlets let alone Wales. He can play across the back row admittedly but so can Barclay.
He's played lock at Super Rugby level.

That doesn't change my view one iota. 
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Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

blade is an essential part of the scarlets jigsaw....obviously his health comes first. But if healthy and fit he looks a major prospect for our missing link at 8. I wouldnt write off cassiem either he improved as the season wore on...IF we could somehow get these 2 fit and ed kennedy back to his original self...Allied to shingler and cubby and macelod. You have the semblance of a quality back row. Crazy to think most of these have been out for large parts of this injury ravaged season.

Completely agree with your comments here - our back row has been decimated by injuries this season. Cassiem got a lot better as the season wore on, so I'm hoping he'll kick on now. Macleod is an outstanding young player. Shingler is top class, and how we missed him in the lineouts. Most of all, having been turnover kings with Cubby, Beirne and Barclay, we were without all of them for nearly all the season, and the replacements had different skill sets.
Would you start Ball?

If you're asking me - Ball definitely starts, if fit. He's our best carrier, along with Ken - and he's bigger.
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Surprised Scotland have picked him given his lack of game time. If he does get into the wc squad and the 6 nations squad, we will have had next to no game time from him for 2 seasons
 
Good player but value for money has to be questioned
He was always going to get picked. A player who can play lock, 6 and 8 at his level is invaluable in a World Cup squad. Means they don't have to take risks at in the front-row and half-back.

You say he can play lock but I have to question that. He is no bigger than Aaron & I would never dream of selecting Aaron at lock for the Scarlets let alone Wales. He can play across the back row admittedly but so can Barclay.
He's played lock at Super Rugby level.

That doesn't change my view one iota. 

Aaron has played lock for the Scarlets on occasion, though more recently he's been in the back row. Rawlins - who looks to me about the same shape and size as Aaron - has played lock quite often. Having said that, I also feel they are a little light for the position, and prefer to see both at 6.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2019 at 11:58am
As Blade has suffered so much with his head injury, I thought I’d post this article here.

It’s an eloquent piece and well worth reading from the GB Women’s Hockey captain who comes from out Wil Chips’s base.

Any offence taken on board is only a literate/cy consequence. Every attempt at humour is just that. No personal insult intended. Standards lowered for trolls.
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