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    Posted: 18 August 2017 at 9:20am
Originally posted by super7 super7 wrote:

there was mention on here the last 2 weeks about a kiwi or Aussie no.8 joining.

has anyone heard anymore?

Think that was a wind up!!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2017 at 9:01am
there was mention on here the last 2 weeks about a kiwi or Aussie no.8 joining.

has anyone heard anymore?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2017 at 5:31pm
Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

Originally posted by najbritcol najbritcol wrote:

Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Tom Prydie has signed for us.


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Hopefully the same one that told him Halfpenny was coming. Wink



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2017 at 9:08pm
Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

Originally posted by najbritcol najbritcol wrote:

Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Tom Prydie has signed for us.


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Hopefully the same one that told him Halfpenny was coming. Wink



Leigh Halfpenny is coming to us.




I thank you.....


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2017 at 8:51pm
Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

Originally posted by najbritcol najbritcol wrote:

Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Tom Prydie has signed for us.


Source?


Hopefully the same one that told him Halfpenny was coming. Wink



Leigh Halfpenny is coming to us.




I thank you.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2017 at 10:03am
Originally posted by Ffidel Bennett Ffidel Bennett wrote:

I won't argue with the above statistics but my impression is the opposite -that he looks more solidly built than McLeod, although McLeod is probably  faster. Still, Aled occupied the Wales U20 spot for most of last season and still qualifies next season. I like both players and unless Condy comes through strongly and injury free next season we probably have need of both.

He certainly looks a very interesting prospect Ffidel at only 19. A lot depends on how Condy goes this season. He has the attributes to be a top no 8 but his body has to be up to it. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2017 at 7:10pm
I won't argue with the above statistics but my impression is the opposite -that he looks more solidly built than McLeod, although McLeod is probably  faster. Still, Aled occupied the Wales U20 spot for most of last season and still qualifies next season. I like both players and unless Condy comes through strongly and injury free next season we probably have need of both.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2017 at 4:59pm
Cardiff RFC's site says Aled Ward is 189 cms tall (6-2 in old money) exactly the same as Josh Mccloud but at 95 kgs, he is 15 kgs less than Josh. He would have a lot of bulking up to do as Josh is on the small side for a no. 8. And that is the problem. We all want a big no. 8 with good speed and workrate but they cost big money. So we have built a playing style around a fast high-workrate back row where size is not critical. Would Ward add to that?  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2017 at 3:53pm
Originally posted by Ffidel Bennett Ffidel Bennett wrote:

Rumours going round Cardiff recently that the Blues, for some reason, are not keeping Aled Ward the current Wales U20 no8 who even has another year left at this level, and who was already showing promise, intelligence and maturity in the position last year. I've always been impressed with him and found him a courageous player, with good hands who gives 100% and although he may not yet be in the Nick Williams class as a ball-carrier, he will surely bulk up as he progresses. If he is actually available I think the Scarlets should make every effort to sign this excellent prospect. 
He could even share lifts with fellow former Glantaf player Patchell or several other Cardiff based Scarlets!

That may prove to be the hook to get him here assuming we want him and he us.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2017 at 3:02pm
Rumours going round Cardiff recently that the Blues, for some reason, are not keeping Aled Ward the current Wales U20 no8 who even has another year left at this level, and who was already showing promise, intelligence and maturity in the position last year. I've always been impressed with him and found him a courageous player, with good hands who gives 100% and although he may not yet be in the Nick Williams class as a ball-carrier, he will surely bulk up as he progresses. If he is actually available I think the Scarlets should make every effort to sign this excellent prospect. 
He could even share lifts with fellow former Glantaf player Patchell or several other Cardiff based Scarlets!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2017 at 2:41pm
Originally posted by Ffidel Bennett Ffidel Bennett wrote:

Halfpenny doesn't strike me as a very imaginative or innovative player and I believe that the superb rugby that we've been playing lately demands players capable of doing the unexpected and creating chaos for the opposition to try to deal with. His goal-kicking would be useful but not at the sort of money he's been holding out for.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2017 at 2:48pm
Halfpenny doesn't strike me as a very imaginative or innovative player and I believe that the superb rugby that we've been playing lately demands players capable of doing the unexpected and creating chaos for the opposition to try to deal with. His goal-kicking would be useful but not at the sort of money he's been holding out for.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2017 at 1:35pm
Originally posted by turkishrebel turkishrebel wrote:

think he will be with the blues next year....but you never know
For that to happen, they'd need to come up with lots more money, as they'll have spent their budget. Agree with those saying Aviva is more likely destination.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2017 at 1:32pm
think he will be with the blues next year....but you never know
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2017 at 9:38am
I can see him back at the Blues
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2017 at 9:28am
The Leigh Halfpenny who broke into the Blues team as a teenager playing on the wing would be a wonderful addition. I firmly believe that that player is still in there but he needs encouraging to play with vision & no fear. He has, for years, been told to play safety first for Wales & kick his points. He has performed this admirably for Toulon, Wales & the Lions. If he now genuinely wants to fight for his 15 shirt then there is no better club in Britain to play for than the Scarlets with their attacking/width philosophy. We also need to bear in mind that he may well struggle to be one of Gatlands picks if he plays outside Wales. This is also true of course with Liam. 
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