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Topic: Welcome to Ben Franks
Posted By: BrummieScarlet
Subject: Welcome to Ben Franks
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 5:53pm
New Zealand World Cup winner Ben Franks joining us as scrummaging coach.... Welcome Ben!

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Posted By: PE SA
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 5:56pm
Not too shabby at all. 


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:02pm
Excellent


Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:18pm
 
  Welcome Ben!


Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:22pm
What a CV this guy has, one of the greatest front rowers of all time. 


Posted By: N14
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:23pm
Good news!


Posted By: Grammar School Boy
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:31pm
Should be able to lead by example on several fronts.


Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:33pm
I wonder if this move was part of brads compensation package ? 


Posted By: Mugwuffin
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:37pm
Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

I wonder if this move was part of brads compensation package ? 
Franks wasn’t contracted to the NZRU. He is/was on Northampton’s books as a player. 


Posted By: Mugwuffin
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:50pm
Originally posted by Mugwuffin Mugwuffin wrote:

Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

I wonder if this move was part of brads compensation package ? 
Franks wasn’t contracted to the NZRU. He is/was on Northampton’s books as a player. 
This could be a shrewd signing. Franks was a very solid prop, has stacks of experience at the highest level and has been coached by some of the best in the world. 

A nice quote from his Head Coach at Northampton.

Chris Boyd said: "He's probably the ultimate professional. I don't think I've coached a player that's put more effort into his preparation, his attention to detail. Not a naturally gifted athlete, but he squeezed every bit out of his being.



Posted By: turkishrebel
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:53pm
Sure I have read that Steve hansen said he was the hardest trainer with the all blacks. Always staying later. Sounds a very astute move by us

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Posted By: thommo
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 6:59pm
On paper a fantastic acquisition. 👍👍


Posted By: tannerbankboy
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 9:33pm
Good signing. Hopefully can get Samson back into some kind of form. A tricky first coaching task though.


Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 10:16pm
This could be a great move, a player with 2 World Cup winners medals, has played in one of the best international pack of the professional era and has also played in the English Premiership.  He’s been playing up until lockdown so will up to speed on the latest rules governing the scrum.  The young props coming through the system can only look up to someone like him.
Welcome to the Scarlets Ben.


Posted By: Speedy
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 10:28pm
Originally posted by stradeyscarlet72 stradeyscarlet72 wrote:

I wonder if this move was part of brads compensation package ? 

Nah wait till 22. 50 yrs be up then.....


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Posted By: swissscarlets
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 10:32pm
Welcome to Scarlets

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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 17 May 2020 at 10:59pm
Fantastic appointment. Shame we can’t get a few games out him to!👍


Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 12:47am
I think when Delaney was london irish coach they signed him as a player. I ended up going to the Rfu championship final when Ben Franks got sent off for fighting one of the yorkshire players (who was also sent off) he’ll bring some fire to our front row thats for sure. It ended up one of the most bizarre games of rugby i have ever seen, in an even weirder two leg final format. Final score was 55-48 with 10 or 11 tries being scored and two red cards.


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 6:35am
It's a bit natural for us to seek a down side on any move at times.

I just can't see one. Forget the job title for a minute, players love seeing guys with the proven track record at the highest level in amongst the coaching group. It's not always the case that they turn out to be good coaches of course, but there's a positive impact from just socializing with guys who have been there and done it.

I'm just wondering how Wyn and Rob Evs are looking at a bit of 1 on 1 with Franks, even at 36 :).


Posted By: Mundoscarlet
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 7:12am
Maybe Owen fancies joining him, only 32 still and the sort of tight head would be a fantastic addition 


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 9:30am
An absolute top quality professional which, as someone has already pointed out, will concentrate the minds of our younger guys on what it takes to reach your potential. Delaney continues to show where he thinks we can make big improvements - Kelly lineout operation & pack unity, Franks scrummaging, Kalemafoni heavy duty carrying. Time is coming I think when Sebastian & Elias may make very strong cases for being first choice. 


Posted By: gorau
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 9:34am
Great addition. 2 World Cup wins under his belt. Loads of experience. A great addition I'm sure.

Who'll be defence coach?


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Posted By: Mundoscarlet
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 11:13am
Barclay? 


Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 11:31am
I’ve brought up Barclay previously as a suggestion for a coach. Personally I think he’d be brilliant. The downside is that he hasn’t been coaching previously but he knows the scarlets players well and us highly regarded and respected. 


Posted By: Mundoscarlet
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 12:27pm
I would think John is very much in the Stephen Jones mould, very studious and would make a very good coach


Posted By: stradeyscarlet72
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 12:35pm
Sadly Edinburgh didn’t go well for him at all.  He only played 14 matches. There’s clearly animosity between Glasgow and him.  He left us under excellent terms - so fingers crossed 


Posted By: Speedy
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 10:02pm
I dont know if John would want to uproot his young family again in such a short space of time. But would welcome him back with open arms.

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Posted By: PritchyTheScarlet
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 10:20pm
The playing career he had provides me with a lot of optimism. Of course the challenge will be how effectively he can put his points across, but it's an exciting addition for sure.

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Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 19 May 2020 at 7:07am
When I read this I was delighted....winners inspire......great news 

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