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DTH Van Der Merwe was also fast. 
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Bowling was quick
jiffy was lightning over 60 meters 
JJ over 100 m was in the frame
gerald was lightning quick
mak jones very quick
Ieuan of course over the first 40 meters was dynamite he was also an absolute genius with his timing into the line and angles of running
Not sure how quick north is compared to these other greats

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Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

Havili the Tongan wing was rapid. 
He was. Shame he couldn’t catch a cold though 

Has its advantages - he wouldn't need to self-isolate or wear a mask!![/QUOTE]
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Im a young fan, but I remember well crazy legs Fenby..
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Luke Evans and Steve Bowling both very swift.
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This century, Kris Phillips, Mark Jones and North.

So hard to gauge players from earlier generations. Modern training, pitch composition and quality, and footwear is worth a yard over 20.
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Colin Stephens over twenty yards was lightening. For a forward Dai Fox was quick
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Kyle Evans also
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Mark Jones
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Again, it depends over what distance you want to measure. Over a dry, firm straight 100m JJ would probably win as he was could maintain a high pace over the whole length. Whether, in rugby terms, this was as useful as Ieuan or Mark Jones who were also able to swerve to beat a man at almost top speed is debatable. From an entertainment point of view I would always sacrifice out and out pace for the likes of Shane Williams who could make fools of a couple of men waiting, almost on top of him and have enough acceleration to leave them standing while he crossed the line. Although it's early days yet, Ryan Conbeer also seems to have some of that rare talent.
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Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

Colin Stephens over twenty yards was lightening. For a forward Dai Fox was quick
dai was a good sevens player apparently marcus thomas quick for a hooker 👍
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Bowling was quick
jiffy was lightning over 60 meters 
JJ over 100 m was in the frame
gerald was lightning quick
mak jones very quick
Ieuan of course over the first 40 meters was dynamite he was also an absolute genius with his timing into the line and angles of running
Not sure how quick north is compared to these other greats

Was in school with Steve Bowling. He was 10 for the Penyrheol A team and I was on the wing. Never forgave him for going to Neath and scoring against us in the cup final LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RR1972 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2020 at 12:36pm
Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Bowling was quick
jiffy was lightning over 60 meters 
JJ over 100 m was in the frame
gerald was lightning quick
mak jones very quick
Ieuan of course over the first 40 meters was dynamite he was also an absolute genius with his timing into the line and angles of running
Not sure how quick north is compared to these other greats

Was in school with Steve Bowling. He was 10 for the Penyrheol A team and I was on the wing. Never forgave him for going to Neath and scoring against us in the cup final LOL
 
Is that the final we lost? he was quick im sure he ended up at bon y maen for a spell didn't he?
 
carwyn davies rip was very fast, one of  my fave ever scarlets
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Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

Depends how these are measured. Acceleration I don't think was Mark Jones highest points but his speed accelerated as he went on. So over the length of the pitch he would certainly be in it. So off the top of my head... 

Mark Jones
Ryan Conbeer
Tomi Lewis
Kristian Phillips
Harry Robinson-quickest in Wales over 40m at one time I believe. 
Steff Evans
Morgan Stoddart

Fact is unless there's some scarlets athletics championships.. We will never know! 

Another Steff Evans, surely? He doesn't strike me as particularly fast. Not in the same league as the others in that list anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Huwbach Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2020 at 12:58pm
When George North was is the academy I think he broke all the records? Fast on the pitch can be misleading. Other fast men in the last years - Jordan, DTH, Conbeer, Dan Evs, Cubby! 😀 
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Terry Davies 60's & 70's...............also played with London Welsh-not the full back- ran in the commonwealth games in 1962 or 1966 I think.

Wyn Oliver--also ran in the commonwealth games 1958

Clive Rees (Fred)

Andy Hill could shift as well.

Those are some of the "oldies"
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Roy Matthias could shift once he got going
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