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Kalamafoni what a player.!!!

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Topic: Kalamafoni what a player.!!!
Posted By: 157cb
Subject: Kalamafoni what a player.!!!
Date Posted: 01 October 2021 at 11:42pm

  I thought in my lifetime I would never see a player at 8 come close to the Amazing Scott Quinnell. Now I have Sione Kalamafoni!!! What a rugby player!!! Sam Costelow what a talent!!! 



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Posted By: Tony Clifton
Date Posted: 02 October 2021 at 12:56am
Couldn’t ask for anything more out of Big Kal, what a player he is. I can only hope Carwyn is learning everything he can from him, what a player to develop alongside.


Posted By: Tim Opolis
Date Posted: 02 October 2021 at 5:05pm
An outstanding player. One of our best ever signings.Clap


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Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 02 October 2021 at 6:07pm
What a player, still wish we had Cassiem here to back him up. He took some monster hits from their forwards, i was worried he’d get injured with his style of play, but hes hard as nails. 


Posted By: Grammar School Boy
Date Posted: 02 October 2021 at 6:25pm
Originally posted by EJPT EJPT wrote:

What a player, still wish we had Cassiem here to back him up. He took some monster hits from their forwards, i was worried he’d get injured with his style of play, but hes hard as nails. 

Cassiem played alongside him effectively also, a very instinctive player.


Posted By: knutsfordlion
Date Posted: 02 October 2021 at 10:00pm
Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

An outstanding player. One of our best ever signings.Clap
I agree however we cannot expect him to play every game with that level of physicality and need others to take on the workload.


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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 03 October 2021 at 4:18am
Our best #8s since the mid 90s:
Scott Quinnell
Sione Kalamfoni
David Lyons
Ben Morgan
(in that order)


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Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 03 October 2021 at 9:55am
‘Out and out 8’s’ yes but who could forget we won the league with John Barclay at 8 


Posted By: Dic Penderyn
Date Posted: 03 October 2021 at 10:12am
There's only one as far as I'm concerned-Chris Hala'ufiah-the best I never saw.


Posted By: thommo
Date Posted: 03 October 2021 at 10:39am
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Our best #8s since the mid 90s:
Scott Quinnell
Sione Kalamfoni
David Lyons
Ben Morgan
(in that order)
You forgot Popham. 


Posted By: Tony Clifton
Date Posted: 03 October 2021 at 2:15pm
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Our best #8s since the mid 90s:
Scott Quinnell
Sione Kalamfoni
David Lyons
Ben Morgan
(in that order)
Uzair after his first season worth a shout somewhere on the list.


Posted By: PritchyTheScarlet
Date Posted: 03 October 2021 at 2:55pm
Originally posted by Tony Clifton Tony Clifton wrote:

Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Our best #8s since the mid 90s:
Scott Quinnell
Sione Kalamfoni
David Lyons
Ben Morgan
(in that order)
Uzair after his first season worth a shout somewhere on the list.

Meh. Not so sure. He was good for a period, but wasn't as consistent and didn't start games regularly like every player on that list did.


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Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 03 October 2021 at 6:57pm
Another player who never had a bad game at 8 was Dai Hodges, never had a poor game in any position asked of him.


Posted By: Dic Penderyn
Date Posted: 03 October 2021 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Another player who never had a bad game at 8 was Dai Hodges, never had a poor game in any position asked of him.

Yes-a fantastic forward.


Posted By: ap sior
Date Posted: 03 October 2021 at 7:31pm
Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

Another player who never had a bad game at 8 was Dai Hodges, never had a poor game in any position asked of him.

Hear Hear. I remember he was outstanding in one match at Welford Road. So good, we barely missed SQ.

Poor call by ref when he called a knock on by us when in fact Lewis Moody (?) knocked the ball backwards.


Posted By: PE SA
Date Posted: 04 October 2021 at 9:45am
Kalamafoni has come in and shown serious class and durability - And big credit to those involved in bringing him to Parc Y Scarlets.

His class is evident in his hard running, big defensive shifts as well as being a a rock at the base of the scrum. That last bit we have not had since Lyons. We have seen players show glimpses of it, but Lyons did it so well in a retreating pack a lot of the times. Kalamafoni has done it as well every time our scrum is under pressure.

One of the best signings we have ever made in the pro game in my opinion.


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 04 October 2021 at 9:49am
An excellent signing. I have been a huge critic of Delaney but he must have had a lot to do with getting Sione here with their previous relationship so well done Glenn.


Posted By: Hophog
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 4:47am
An interesting article about Sione, for those that haven't seen it (perhaps one of his 8 siblings can help fix our second row dilemma!):

https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/58807455" rel="nofollow - https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/58807455


Posted By: Micro Duck
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 8:31am
I wonder if there's an online shop somewhere selling Kalamafoni t shirts?

Hmmmm.......


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Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 9:37am
Yes talking about him and Scarlets fans but in a photo wearing a bloody Tigers Jersey! He’s been with us 2 years!! Lazy BBC journalist! 😡

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Posted By: scarletpimp
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 12:01pm
Agree with all that's been said about him on the thread.
Not long before he came to us, suffered really bad injury, so it's the mark  of the man , that he has come here and made such an impact.
In recent times,he is there with Barclay & Beirne, as one of our best signings!
Dwaine is I am sure as we all are, that he has to be looked after.
We do not have many heavy duty " ball carriers", so making. sure Kal,is used well is a priority. 
Wonderful story on BBC Sport describing his background,,growing up with a large family, and an 'extended  family"



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Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 1:29pm
Originally posted by scarletpimp scarletpimp wrote:

Dwaine is I am sure as we all are, that he has to be looked after.

We do not have many heavy duty " ball carriers", so making. sure Kal,is used well is a priority. 

Wonderful story on BBC Sport describing his background,,growing up with a large family, and an 'extended  family"


it's an interesting article - i did like this comment at the end!

"...carrying is one of the things that I pride myself on.

"I get my hands on the ball more than a few of the other boys. I wouldn't say I enjoy being hit, but I enjoy winning!"


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Posted By: Sosban89
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 2:29pm
I think it's a rarity to get an 8 who not only carries hard, but tackles hard for a full 80. You often get guys who excel at one, but he does both to a high level. 

When does his contract run until?


Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 4:00pm
Carwyn who I assume is his trainee 8 needs to step up in some of our games as Sione can’t keep going every game. He still need another 8 as well as it’s an attritional position 

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Posted By: Sant
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 6:35pm
Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Carwyn who I assume is his trainee 8 needs to step up in some of our games as Sione can’t keep going every game. He still need another 8 as well as it’s an attritional position 

I belive that Blade can also play 8


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Posted By: London Scarlet
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 8:17pm
They singing “oh kalamafoni” to the tune of seven nation army in the south stands yet?


Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 8:26pm


  Lezana also covers 8, he should be available for Leinster.


Posted By: turkishrebel
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 8:55pm
Good news that mark

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Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 08 October 2021 at 10:33am
He is a top player best nwq signing in many a year



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