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    Posted: 28 October 2011 at 11:29pm
Originally posted by Snedds Snedds wrote:

I'll say this, his burst of acceleration, draw and then give vs Leinster is on probably on par with anything our backs have offered this season.
But would you pick him on the wing, be honest
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Totally agree albert.i like Mad monks posts .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Albert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2011 at 10:47pm
Gary Jones was never an option on the wing. Boys you have short memories, or are you all very
young ( on the other hand, I may be getting on a bit!).
Doesn't anyone remember Roy Mathias?  He was a very, very good wing forward for Llanelli before he was switched to the wing.  He was capped against France in 1970 before joining St Helen's. He played for both Wales and Great Britain Rugby League sides.  He was a cracking player who used to thrill the enclosure boys under the South stand at Stradey with barnstorming, try scoring runs. He was very strong and abrasive and he could really shift too.
Boys, don't [beep] Rasputin for thinking out of the box.  He's prompted one or two interesting posts.
However, I can't say that I agree with him about Shingler, even though he has all the raw materials.
Shingler could be a fantastic No 6., if we are patient enough to develop him.


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Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by Sant Sant wrote:

Didn't we play Gary Jones on the wing for a while? This is going back some 20 years though.
 
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Boomer was an outstanding player who waited too long to get capped on that ill-fated tour to NZ in the late 80s. He won his first cap the same day as Nigel Davies.
I can't ever remember him playing on the wing though.
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Starting Shingler with 11 or 14 on his back is ridiculous, but his strength is running with ball in hand in wide open spaces, so while he's on the pitch (at 6 I would suggest), the Scarlets game plan should be to try him in wide channels when there's a forward marking him in defence, to try and exploit a slower defender marking him (to try and repeat his try in the cup final a few years ago). 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snedds Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2011 at 4:42pm
I'll say this, his burst of acceleration, draw and then give vs Leinster is on probably on par with anything our backs have offered this season.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lofty evans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2011 at 2:19pm
Originally posted by Sant Sant wrote:

Didn't we play Gary Jones on the wing for a while? This is going back some 20 years though.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2011 at 1:20pm
Didn't we play Gary Jones on the wing for a while? This is going back some 20 years though.
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hes playing second row(not wing) for the semi pros tomorrow really dont understsand this decision one of our best second rows and were sending him to play for a semi pro team ridiculous unless were trying to get used to life without for next months Dubai 7s
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Its a worry for Shingler that he hasn't yet tied down a regular position. There is a strong possibility that he will only ever be a utility forward like Jonathon Thomas unless he can either
 
a. put on more weight and be an athletic lock or
b. find his best position in the back row and develop into a top class player in that position.
 
I think he is a fantastic player but I always think that players suffer if they show ability to play in too many positions - just like backs. He and the region need to make a definite decision on his future and work flat out to develop him in that position. I think they want this to be lock, but I can't see him ever being heavy enough personally.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2011 at 10:27am
Originally posted by Mike Mike wrote:

Originally posted by omri jones omri jones wrote:

Let's compromise and play him at wing forward, (openside) to make use of his speed and long reach to win penalties against those not releasing. I suggested this ages ago and was ignored. At least you're being ridiculed. 
 
Agreed.
 
Worth a look now, particularly with Josh's injury.


I've said for a while that Aaron should look to develop into a Tom Croft-style no. 6 - quick and useful in the lineout. No problem with the idea of trying him as a 7, though - especially now. (this shows again that what we really lack is a couple of strong, bulky second rows).

As has been said - Shingler would be no worse in the backs than Banahan, but we have a lot of talent in the centre and on the wings already, so I don't see that being tried unless we have a disastrous run of injuries!
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I can understand the logic personally however I would be more inclined to play Pugh on the wing (as I believe the Ospreys did). This gives the advantage of having a specialist scavenging forward amongst the outside backs - meaning you should not lose posession as frequently out wide. He is quicker than Shingler and could do a job.
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absolutely bonkers mun ! nearlly as daft as trying phillips as centre !
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We are short of forwards and somebody then suggests moving one of the better ones on to the wing. Bonkers idea as far as i'm concerned!
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