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Originally posted by Sosban89 Sosban89 wrote:

For some reason I have this perception that todays athletes are a calibre above those from 10-20 years ago. However when you actually go back and watch, some of the skill on show then was immense. Guys like Regan/Peel/Jones would stroll into any squad these days. 


Dayfdd James also knew his way to the line, he was in the top 3 Euro try scorers for years.
Gavin Thomas and Alix Popham were none too shabby either, they certainly contributed to our fast game. Not to forget Smiler and Iestyn in the front row, they were class forwards, it all starts there.

Possibly one of the most under-rated players we've ever had. The guy was a beast for a few years - I appreciated he had a couple of Welsh caps - but he was consistently brilliant and was a joy to watch. 

Back to the game - the ease at which we played when we were down is, on reflection, pretty spectacular too. Nothing is forced, we're in control and we played our game. What a magical game.

It's probably complete hyperbole, but Stephen Jones encompasses everything about being a Scarlet. Doesn't matter if you don't win, just give it you're all, 100% hwyl and see what magic happens. 
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Originally posted by PearlJam PearlJam wrote:

It's probably complete hyperbole, but Stephen Jones encompasses everything about being a Scarlet. Doesn't matter if you don't win, just give it you're all, 100% hwyl and see what magic happens. 


I watched a bit of the 2010 Wal v Sco game that was on s4c on Saturday. Two things struck me about Stevo -

1) His utter determination to keep his head and keep Wales in the game.
2) His passing. His distribution was fast and accurate - so much so that it was noticeable that Wales were able to launch quick attacks and had that 1 or 2 seconds more to scan what was ahead and make choices. Such an underrated part of his game.
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Brought a tear to the eye that. Magnificent.
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Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

Originally posted by PearlJam PearlJam wrote:

It's probably complete hyperbole, but Stephen Jones encompasses everything about being a Scarlet. Doesn't matter if you don't win, just give it you're all, 100% hwyl and see what magic happens. 


I watched a bit of the 2010 Wal v Sco game that was on s4c on Saturday. Two things struck me about Stevo -

1) His utter determination to keep his head and keep Wales in the game.
2) His passing. His distribution was fast and accurate - so much so that it was noticeable that Wales were able to launch quick attacks and had that 1 or 2 seconds more to scan what was ahead and make choices. Such an underrated part of his game.

Absolutely, but I equally liked it when he didn't keep his head (momentarily at least) - and afforded himself the opportunity to threaten to smash the brains out of Ronan O'Gara in the 2007 QF in Stradey - before returning to that ocean of calm. 

I know there's a GIF for that somewhere... Wink


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Originally posted by PearlJam PearlJam wrote:

Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

Originally posted by PearlJam PearlJam wrote:

It's probably complete hyperbole, but Stephen Jones encompasses everything about being a Scarlet. Doesn't matter if you don't win, just give it you're all, 100% hwyl and see what magic happens. 


I watched a bit of the 2010 Wal v Sco game that was on s4c on Saturday. Two things struck me about Stevo -

1) His utter determination to keep his head and keep Wales in the game.
2) His passing. His distribution was fast and accurate - so much so that it was noticeable that Wales were able to launch quick attacks and had that 1 or 2 seconds more to scan what was ahead and make choices. Such an underrated part of his game.


Absolutely, but I equally liked it when he didn't keep his head (momentarily at least) - and afforded himself the opportunity to threaten to smash the brains out of Ronan O'Gara in the 2007 QF in Stradey - before returning to that ocean of calm. 

I know there's a GIF for that somewhere... Wink




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 He fought every inch for us did  Stephen. His value to us was imesurable. O 'Gara was lucky Stephen didn't lamp him one he'd been a gonner. 
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