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Leigh Halfpenny would be perfect for us at the moment.
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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Leigh Halfpenny would be perfect for us at the moment.


He's certainly be a decent back up kicker for when Hadleigh covers 10, 😉
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Once a monkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2017 at 7:58am
Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

I wasn't too fussed on him as a player personally.

Have too agree lots of hype for a player who was fairly ordinary for us. One good game up in Belfast was all i can think of.
Saying that he is playing good stuff for the blues and if comes back to us as an improved player he will be welcomed back.
yep, always thought he was a decent player, but no JMc and a bit one paced. Sounds like he has kicked on since he left though
 
Given how well our academy does in terms of backs, does anyone else feel a little awkward about the possibility of fielding 2 New Zealanders in our starting back 3 in RCC games, assuming he played 15 and JM on the wing?


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Michael is decent squad cover. He's WQ, experienced and covers a number of positions.

For me, he wouldn't be a first XV player - but our back three depth is terrible now.

Imagine Steff or Johnny get injured. 
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Collins would be an excellent signing. Jonny is equally at home on the wing lets remember. A first choice back 3 of Collins, Jonny & Steff would suit me well with Tom, Prydie, Corey & Ryan complementing. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Collins would be an excellent signing. Jonny is equally at home on the wing lets remember. A first choice back 3 of Collins, Jonny & Steff would suit me well with Tom, Prydie, Corey & Ryan complementing. 

This.

Plus he's also WQ and I wouldn't imagine he'd cost a fortune.

Fond memories of his time here too - seems like he'd be keen to come back.
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Oh come on guys. You're just desperate for us to sign anyone. Collins was bang average here, and the Blues fans are saying exactly the same about him. Infact they're up in arms right now that he has been selected for the Lions game. Look on Planet rugby if you don't believe me.

We need more ambition than that, especially now that we've won the league and have a good seeding for Europe. We need to be making the most of this huge opportunity to turn the region around.
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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Leigh Halfpenny would be perfect for us at the moment.

Oh for Gods sake. Desperate. He'd be an awful fit for us.
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Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Leigh Halfpenny would be perfect for us at the moment.

Oh for Gods sake. Desperate. He'd be an awful fit for us.

Well you have criticised two options for FB so far. I would be very interested in who you believe we should go for to improve our back 3. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Leigh Halfpenny would be perfect for us at the moment.

Oh for Gods sake. Desperate. He'd be an awful fit for us.

Well you have criticised two options for FB so far. I would be very interested in who you believe we should go for to improve our back 3. 

Steff Evans, Johnny Mcnichol, Hadleigh Parks, Gareth Owen etc etc.

We have plenty of quality options for 15 within our current squad, and developing new back three players from within our region is our absolute speciality.

Everyone here is always obsessed with signing new backs, when it's up front that we have been notoriously weak. Thankfully, we have even developed depth in that area too, but we are still very weak with regards to close contact ball carriers. Yes we'd love to be slinging the ball around every game, but we know that that is not always possible and we come unstuck badly. We need the players to enact a plan B.

A Big name signing at 8 and perhaps lock too would be hugely positive for next season. A big name back 3 player would make little difference.
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Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Leigh Halfpenny would be perfect for us at the moment.

Oh for Gods sake. Desperate. He'd be an awful fit for us.

Well you have criticised two options for FB so far. I would be very interested in who you believe we should go for to improve our back 3. 

Steff Evans, Johnny Mcnichol, Hadleigh Parks, Gareth Owen etc etc.

We have plenty of quality options for 15 within our current squad, and developing new back three players from within our region is our absolute speciality.

Everyone here is always obsessed with signing new backs, when it's up front that we have been notoriously weak. Thankfully, we have even developed depth in that area too, but we are still very weak with regards to close contact ball carriers. Yes we'd love to be slinging the ball around every game, but we know that that is not always possible and we come unstuck badly. We need the players to enact a plan B.

A Big name signing at 8 and perhaps lock too would be hugely positive for next season. A big name back 3 player would make little difference.
if you move steff to full back we are short of quality on the wing for the pace of game we are playing.
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Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Leigh Halfpenny would be perfect for us at the moment.

Oh for Gods sake. Desperate. He'd be an awful fit for us.

Well you have criticised two options for FB so far. I would be very interested in who you believe we should go for to improve our back 3. 

Steff Evans, Johnny Mcnichol, Hadleigh Parks, Gareth Owen etc etc.

We have plenty of quality options for 15 within our current squad, and developing new back three players from within our region is our absolute speciality.

Everyone here is always obsessed with signing new backs, when it's up front that we have been notoriously weak. Thankfully, we have even developed depth in that area too, but we are still very weak with regards to close contact ball carriers. Yes we'd love to be slinging the ball around every game, but we know that that is not always possible and we come unstuck badly. We need the players to enact a plan B.

A Big name signing at 8 and perhaps lock too would be hugely positive for next season. A big name back 3 player would make little difference.
I imagine that the highlighted bold is miles wide of the mark. For seasons most have harked on about our shortcoming up front, particularly at 8. However, I agree about your comment regarding our ability to develop from within in the backs and if we have signed Prydie, then I would concentrate on a back 3 pool involving JM, Steff, Tom Williams, Conbeer, Gareth Owen and Prydie (supplemented by HP perhaps for RCC games) and put the money towards an 8.
 
I'm not sure we need locks though and can't see us spending money. We have Jake, Tad, Rawlins, Bullbring and Price. And if we have any ambition of keeping Tad, well, there is the budget for another lock gone in any event to give him an improved deal.
 
We need an 8. But ultimately, recruitment will come down to what the Board are willing to spend and whether our recent success brings greater investment/sponsorship. <y worry is have we already missed the boat for next season.
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Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Leigh Halfpenny would be perfect for us at the moment.


Oh for Gods sake. Desperate. He'd be an awful fit for us.


Well you have criticised two options for FB so far. I would be very interested in who you believe we should go for to improve our back 3. 


Steff Evans, Johnny Mcnichol, Hadleigh Parks, Gareth Owen etc etc.

We have plenty of quality options for 15 within our current squad, and developing new back three players from within our region is our absolute speciality.

Everyone here is always obsessed with signing new backs, when it's up front that we have been notoriously weak. Thankfully, we have even developed depth in that area too, but we are still very weak with regards to close contact ball carriers. Yes we'd love to be slinging the ball around every game, but we know that that is not always possible and we come unstuck badly. We need the players to enact a plan B.

A Big name signing at 8 and perhaps lock too would be hugely positive for next season. A big name back 3 player would make little difference.
The Scarlets are no longer weak up front that's a huge misnomer. Yes there's room for improvement but we have a decent pack
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Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by TheKing TheKing wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Leigh Halfpenny would be perfect for us at the moment.

Oh for Gods sake. Desperate. He'd be an awful fit for us.

Well you have criticised two options for FB so far. I would be very interested in who you believe we should go for to improve our back 3. 

Steff Evans, Johnny Mcnichol, Hadleigh Parks, Gareth Owen etc etc.

We have plenty of quality options for 15 within our current squad, and developing new back three players from within our region is our absolute speciality.

Everyone here is always obsessed with signing new backs, when it's up front that we have been notoriously weak. Thankfully, we have even developed depth in that area too, but we are still very weak with regards to close contact ball carriers. Yes we'd love to be slinging the ball around every game, but we know that that is not always possible and we come unstuck badly. We need the players to enact a plan B.

A Big name signing at 8 and perhaps lock too would be hugely positive for next season. A big name back 3 player would make little difference.
if you move steff to full back we are short of quality on the wing for the pace of game we are playing.

and with all of our "8's" available, what is the quality option for horizontal rain in a mud bath out in Galway?
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It was pissing down in Dublin so much so that a Minster fan said to me on way on to ground that they would squeeze the life out of us and our backs wouldn't see the ball and laughed I couldn't find him after game. What I'm saying in roundabout way is that the conditions don't really matter. Our pack is the strongest I can remember and can stand up to anything thrown at them. Would love a true number 8 but Barclay and Boyde have been nothing short of brilliant for us so not that important as a good finisher on wing.
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Hopefully Condy can overcome his injury niggles and have a breakthrough season to compliment Barclay, Boyde & McLoud.
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