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    Posted: 14 December 2004 at 12:10pm
Gavin has been quietly building into an influential player for the Scarlets IMO. He has been consistent for a number of games now, with a hugh work rate. And his effort last week against Glasgow was superb. He's starting to get back to the Gav of Bath, when he was a pain in the ar*e no7. Pain for the opposition that is. 
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 he's becoming hell of a dark horse

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had a fantastic season so far. hope he reads this stuff. him and powell showing some real guts. impressed with phil john too, and of course mr consistent dwayne "consistent" peel.
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DJ, AP and GT looking like a good back row for next season.
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Originally posted by yedarts yedarts wrote:

DJ, AP and GT looking like a good back row for next season.
Only if the rumours are true of course.

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 powell another one hard&very phisical,ruck muals espicaly 
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Agree with other posters - Gavin Thomas has often been my 'man of the match', and is not afraid to get on the floor and scrap for the ball. He always seems to give 100% The only thing he lacks is just a bit more weight/power;  Martyn Williams has the same problem.
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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Agree with other posters - Gavin Thomas has often been my 'man of the match', and is not afraid to get on the floor and scrap for the ball. He always seems to give 100% The only thing he lacks is just a bit more weight/power;  Martyn Williams has the same problem.
but would his game stay the same if he was bigger,does'nt always work. there are a few big ones played like fairys(derwyn jones)for one.
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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Agree with other posters - Gavin Thomas has often been my 'man of the match', and is not afraid to get on the floor and scrap for the ball. He always seems to give 100% The only thing he lacks is just a bit more weight/power;  Martyn Williams has the same problem.


There's still a role in modern game for smaller 7s. Just depends on how the team are planning on playing. Johnny O'Connor and Richie Pugh are two youngsters to watch out for in this position.
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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Agree with other posters - Gavin Thomas has often been my 'man of the match', and is not afraid to get on the floor and scrap for the ball. He always seems to give 100% The only thing he lacks is just a bit more weight/power;  Martyn Williams has the same problem.

Trust me, he's no small bloke.  He doesn't need to bulk up at all.  He's built like a brick and uses the power that he has to great effect.  Having a cracking season so far, long may it continue.

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Gavin also made some great breaks using his pace, and his passing from turn over ball has been great.
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Gavin has been outstanding so far, If anyone can make something of a back row player its Gareth Jenkins. Apart from Andy Powell Gavin is by far the best signing this season.

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Originally posted by Pan handle Pan handle wrote:

Gavin has been outstanding so far, If anyone can make something of a back row player its Gareth Jenkins. Apart from Andy Powell Gavin is by far the best signing this season.



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Gavin cant be that small as 2seasons ago he was given a start in the number8 shirt for Wales against England!
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Gavin is an excellent player, as I wrote before (probably even when some of you were still ***ging him off!). I know he's not exactly 'small', BUT there are times when he gets bounced backwards from rucks, or slips off the odd tackle, just because of that slight lack in weight/power compared to some of the big boys out there (much as I hate to say it, England seem to have back rowers who are big AND fast at present - and what about that All-Black who played the Baa-baas?).

I rate Gavin at least as highly as Martyn williams on present form, and would be happy to see him in the Wales squad.
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Originally posted by connor boy connor boy wrote:

 he's becoming hell of a dark horse

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