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esoj
28-09-05, 10:53 PM
Looks like Lomu could be playing up north in england. would be massive for europe as they love him up there and if he stays healthy should draw large crowds.

from tvnz.co.nz


Lomu talking to English clubs

Former All Black winger Jonah Lomu has revealed he is in talks with two English clubs over a possible move.

Lomu says with the season in New Zealand ending soon he's looking for regular rugby in the off-season and he's been talking to a couple of English clubs.

woosaah
29-09-05, 12:37 AM
then will he be coming back after that to play in nz again?

i think he is past it anyway

esoj
29-09-05, 01:05 AM
yeah I think the plan is to play in europe in the off season and then come back for the npc. Lomu would like a super 14 contract but that seems unlikely since he hasn't played in the npc he would need special depsenation.

woosaah
29-09-05, 03:34 AM
yea i don't think he would make it in the super 14 at this stage, he would have had to play some pretty good rugby to get in. and i dont see him getting in there with the current blues backs

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
29-09-05, 03:50 AM
i dont see him in the super14 at all with all the wingers nowadays

hopefully he can pull a rabbit outta his big thighs and suprise us

SaintsFan_Webby
29-09-05, 07:20 AM
I really don't know who would take the risk in signing him, but I'm preying Saints aren't one of the clubs interested.

Ripper
29-09-05, 07:22 AM
70 Year Old Jonah > Whatever wings you lot have (Cohen still sucking harder then ever in Saints Colors?)

SaintsFan_Webby
29-09-05, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by Ripper@Sep 29 2005, 07:22 AM
70 Year Old Jonah > Whatever wings you lot have (Cohen still sucking harder then ever in Saints Colors?)
Cohen getting back to form + Lamont, Scottish international winger + Rudd, nicknamed 'Rhino' for good reason + Diggin, home-grown pocket rocket.

I would rather have any of those than Lomu in his current state.

At his peak he was the best in the world, but now he would be too much of a risk to sign.

Bullitt
29-09-05, 07:35 AM
Signing Lomu would be like bringing Zin Zan Brooke out of retirement.

i.e. Worth f*** all, except for the celebrity status.

loratadine
29-09-05, 09:03 AM
how can you possibly say that, we havent seen him play for two years.

kaftka
29-09-05, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by loratadine@Sep 29 2005, 08:03 PM
how can you possibly say that, we havent seen him play for two years.
Exactly. You haven't seen Zinzan play for years either.

cavan
29-09-05, 11:04 AM
rumour has it that it is Sarries and Irish that he is talking to..

SaintsFan_Webby
29-09-05, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Sep 29 2005, 09:03 AM
how can you possibly say that, we havent seen him play for two years.
That's the whole point. He hasn't played for two years. With salary caps the way they are, I don't see what club in their club in their right mind is going to splash out a big money contract on a man with whom there is such a big risk of injury, or just not being anywhere near as good as he used to.

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
29-09-05, 01:54 PM
we have seen him play in the last two years dummy

and that was once and it wasnt a very gud performance....hes gettin too old for this..shud focus on his family and his health..i mean hes been divorced more times then me????...

sarries fan
29-09-05, 04:14 PM
Sarries apparently firm favourites, to be honest wouldnt really want him at the club. but suppose it would up the attendances.

sarries to land lomu (http://www.sportinglife.com/rugbyunion/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=betting/05/09/29/manual_133327.html)

Bullitt
29-09-05, 05:50 PM
Farrell and Lomu?

Sarries will be f***ed! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

loratadine
29-09-05, 06:00 PM
dont write of lomu he could own anyone in the world still.

robbinho
29-09-05, 06:03 PM
Got to think that age, health and ring-rust are notgoing to be on his side. He played, what, half a testimonial game in two years, and got injured in that. He&#39;ll still be a big name draw, because he&#39;s basically rugby union&#39;s first global superstar, but to think he&#39;ll make a real contribution to nay team is a bit short-sighted in my opinion.

Bullitt
29-09-05, 06:04 PM
********; Kick the ball over his head and he&#39;s more f***ed than a chav in a biker bar.

loratadine
29-09-05, 06:08 PM
thats crap teh mite you havent seen him play so you cant say if hes still got it, for all you know he could be better.

Bullitt
29-09-05, 06:26 PM
When he&#39;s had 3/4 of a game in 2 years? You really can be a thick c*** at times.

loratadine
29-09-05, 06:56 PM
so can you f**k face - how the hell do you know how good he&#39;ll be now - prat

SaintsFan_Webby
29-09-05, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Sep 29 2005, 06:08 PM
thats crap teh mite you havent seen him play so you cant say if hes still got it, for all you know he could be better.
There is no chance in hell Lomu is going to be better than he was at his peak. Hence it being his peak.

The game has moved on since his last played a competitive game, defenses are far tighter and able to deal with strong ball carriers much more effectively.

And you have to keep coming back to the fact that he hasn&#39;t played properly for 2 years! That&#39;s a damn long time to be away from professional sport, and with his heightened risk of injury I just don&#39;t see him being much use any more.

In his day he was undoubtedly the best winger in the world, arguably the the best ever seen, certainly the most destructive. He won&#39;t possibly be anywhere near as good as he used to be, however nice it would be to see him make a full recovery.

loratadine
29-09-05, 07:04 PM
well according to lomu he never felt right, hes actually said he feels physically fitter and stronger now than any time in his carear.

SaintsFan_Webby
29-09-05, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Sep 29 2005, 07:04 PM
well according to lomu he never felt right, hes actually said he feels physically fitter and stronger now than any time in his carear.
He can say what he likes, it doesn&#39;t mean he&#39;s going to have anywhere near the same impact on the pitch as he did during his time in the spotlight.

I&#39;d love to see him back in action, attacking like he used to and striking fear into opposition defenses. But the game has moved on, and there is no way he&#39;ll be anywhere near the world beater he used to be.

Boy
29-09-05, 07:53 PM
I&#39;d think it will be Sarries and Saints (possibly Quins). Everyone else has either got too much sense or too little money.

captainamerica
29-09-05, 08:26 PM
Lora - he&#39;s been saying he&#39;s feeling &#39;better than ever&#39; for years after every surgery/operation/yada yada yada.

If he&#39;s going to England, he should be making a base salary at best until he proves himself in matches. The club that signs him should tell him, "Lomu, we&#39;ll pay for your hostel and we&#39;ll pay for your steak & kidney pie until you get on the pitch. Do well in the match, and you can have chips."

Otherwise it&#39;s ri-god-damn-diculous to sign him.

The dream is over. Let be.

loratadine
29-09-05, 08:32 PM
every one needs dreams, and i think people are beign a bit too rash to write him off, what happens if he scores 4 tries and stampedes all over his opposition in his first match back - then you would all have egg on your face.

SaintsFan_Webby
29-09-05, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by Boy@Sep 29 2005, 07:53 PM
I&#39;d think it will be Sarries and Saints (possibly Quins). Everyone else has either got too much sense or too little money.
When have Saints ever made any ridiculous high-risk signings?

Saracens possibly, look at the gamble they&#39;ve taken with Farrell, but I&#39;m hoping Barwell + Co steer well clear of Lomu.

captainamerica
29-09-05, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Sep 30 2005, 07:32 AM
every one needs dreams, and i think people are beign a bit too rash to write him off, what happens if he scores 4 tries and stampedes all over his opposition in his first match back - then you would all have egg on your face.
Mmmm. Egg.

Loratadine, I hope I&#39;m wrong, but there have just been way too many almosts and potential comebacks for him. The man should no longer make news unless he&#39;s on a pitch and producing results, or promoting a charitable cause.

kaftka
29-09-05, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by loratadine@Sep 30 2005, 07:32 AM
every one needs dreams, and i think people are beign a bit too rash to write him off, what happens if he scores 4 tries and stampedes all over his opposition in his first match back - then you would all have egg on your face.
Not really. I&#39;m sure everone wants him back to his best, thus no one will have egg on their face.
But realistically speaking, it&#39;s just not going to happen.

I too, hope I&#39;m wrong.

loratadine
29-09-05, 09:53 PM
so do i - lomu was the first professional superstar of rugby

Gay-Guy
30-09-05, 06:24 AM
Originally posted by loratadine@Sep 30 2005, 06:04 AM
well according to lomu he never felt right, hes actually said he feels physically fitter and stronger now than any time in his carear.
Thats what John Kirwan said before they dropped him from the All Blacks. Said he was running the quickest times of his career. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif




I think Lomus talks with these clubs are about how much he can pay them to get into their teams. The clubs are consideringn how much money would be worth a loss with tries conceded on Jonahs wing.




Well at least Jonahs pesistence makes great entertainment. Either a good laugh at another person suffering from too much Michael Jackson type adulation in his heyday or perhaps..................THE FLUKEST RUGBY COMEBACK OF ALL TIME!!!!

loratadine
30-09-05, 07:36 AM
come on - lets have a little bit more respect for the great man.

Boy
30-09-05, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Sep 30 2005, 07:39 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Sep 30 2005, 07:39 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-Boy@Sep 29 2005, 07:53 PM
I&#39;d think it will be Sarries and Saints (possibly Quins). Everyone else has either got too much sense or too little money.
When have Saints ever made any ridiculous high-risk signings?
[/b]
I was mainly just going on the fact that he&#39;s a New Zealander, which seems to automatically mean that Saints are interested these days.

Bullitt
30-09-05, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by Boy+Sep 30 2005, 10:46 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Boy @ Sep 30 2005, 10:46 PM)</div>

Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Sep 30 2005, 07:39 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-Boy@Sep 29 2005, 07:53 PM
I&#39;d think it will be Sarries and Saints (possibly Quins). Everyone else has either got too much sense or too little money.
When have Saints ever made any ridiculous high-risk signings?

I was mainly just going on the fact that he&#39;s a New Zealander, which seems to automatically mean that Saints are interested these days. [/b]
You say it like that&#39;s a bad thing! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

SmokeyMonkey
30-09-05, 09:55 PM
hmmm u guys might wanna check this out http://www.cardiffblues.com/

loratadine
30-09-05, 10:46 PM
brilliant news - im estatic, well done the blues.

DonBilly
01-10-05, 08:38 AM
I&#39;ve read that the contract is for three months only. I wonder what is left of Jonah. I hope he can play again top lervel Rugby although I am dubious he can achieve it.

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
01-10-05, 08:41 AM
jonah and the whale....

read that story and jonah went thru a trying time..only to prevail...

loratadine
01-10-05, 09:32 AM
well said the chiropractor - have faith - jonah will destroy london irish on his first game.

harrison2468
01-10-05, 10:51 AM
Unless he&#39;s injured...

I think most people really want to see the bloke in good health and playing at his best in his last few years, I just hope the Blues haven&#39;t gone overboard dosh wise on signing him. He&#39;s only there for three months to get some playing time.

SaintsFan_Webby
01-10-05, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by loratadine@Oct 1 2005, 09:32 AM
well said the chiropractor - have faith - jonah will destroy london irish on his first game.
Or Mike Catt will embarrass Jonah, and get his own back for RWC &#39;95. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

loratadine
01-10-05, 01:42 PM
o0o0 yeah - catty couldnt stop jonah if jonah was on crutches, the mans a mountain.

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
01-10-05, 03:07 PM
how come st fans webby evry time i see loratadine post sumthing...u post directly after in either an opposing way or in a "your wrong and im rite"..way..

sheit like a lil kid...jus leave him alone for once...


[mods que]delete me[/mods que]

SaintsFan_Webby
01-10-05, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101@Oct 1 2005, 03:07 PM
how come st fans webby evry time i see loratadine post sumthing...u post directly after in either an opposing way or in a "your wrong and im rite"..way..
Because I&#39;m incredibly witty and like to let people know it.

http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif

^
Note the sarcasm. Note it well.

loratadine
01-10-05, 10:34 PM
note - what an idiot ^^^^ note it well

kaftka
02-10-05, 02:18 AM
Originally posted by loratadine@Oct 2 2005, 09:34 AM
note - what an idiot ^^^^ note it well
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif You just did exactly what chiro was talking about.


You&#39;re both as bad as eachother. For shame.

SaintsFan_Webby
02-10-05, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by loratadine@Oct 1 2005, 10:34 PM
note - what an idiot ^^^^ note it well
This is the thing, at no point did I have a go at you or say anything designed to wind you up, but I get crap thrown back at me anyway.

I won&#39;t respond, apparently that makes me a very bad person.

Ripper
02-10-05, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Oct 1 2005, 10:24 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Oct 1 2005, 10:24 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Oct 1 2005, 09:32 AM
well said the chiropractor - have faith - jonah will destroy london irish on his first game.
Or Mike Catt will embarrass Jonah, and get his own back for RWC &#39;95. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif [/b]
lol, and Ben Cohen and Jonny Wilkinson are both going to score Hat Tricks against the All Blacks.

SaintsFan_Webby
02-10-05, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by Ripper+Oct 2 2005, 11:18 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ripper @ Oct 2 2005, 11:18 AM)</div>

Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Oct 1 2005, 10:24 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Oct 1 2005, 09:32 AM
well said the chiropractor - have faith - jonah will destroy london irish on his first game.
Or Mike Catt will embarrass Jonah, and get his own back for RWC &#39;95. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
lol, and Ben Cohen and Jonny Wilkinson are both going to score Hat Tricks against the All Blacks. [/b]
Joke.

You&#39;re favourite player, Ben Cohen, scored two tries yesterday Ripper, and nearly had a hat-trick. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

I&#39;m happy to have him playing for the Saints instead of England thanks.

Ripper
02-10-05, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Oct 2 2005, 10:20 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Oct 2 2005, 10:20 PM)</div>

Originally posted by Ripper@Oct 2 2005, 11:18 AM

Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Oct 1 2005, 10:24 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Oct 1 2005, 09:32 AM
well said the chiropractor - have faith - jonah will destroy london irish on his first game.
Or Mike Catt will embarrass Jonah, and get his own back for RWC &#39;95. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
lol, and Ben Cohen and Jonny Wilkinson are both going to score Hat Tricks against the All Blacks.
Joke.

You&#39;re favourite player, Ben Cohen, scored two tries yesterday Ripper, and nearly had a hat-trick. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

I&#39;m happy to have him playing for the Saints instead of England thanks. [/b]
Playing those Welsh clubs again?

SaintsFan_Webby
02-10-05, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Ripper+Oct 2 2005, 11:41 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ripper @ Oct 2 2005, 11:41 AM)</div>

Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Oct 2 2005, 10:20 PM

Originally posted by Ripper@Oct 2 2005, 11:18 AM

Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Oct 1 2005, 10:24 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Oct 1 2005, 09:32 AM
well said the chiropractor - have faith - jonah will destroy london irish on his first game.
Or Mike Catt will embarrass Jonah, and get his own back for RWC &#39;95. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
lol, and Ben Cohen and Jonny Wilkinson are both going to score Hat Tricks against the All Blacks.
Joke.

You&#39;re favourite player, Ben Cohen, scored two tries yesterday Ripper, and nearly had a hat-trick. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

I&#39;m happy to have him playing for the Saints instead of England thanks.
Playing those Welsh clubs again? [/b]
Worcester. Away.

kaftka
02-10-05, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Oct 2 2005, 10:20 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Oct 2 2005, 10:20 PM)</div>

Originally posted by Ripper@Oct 2 2005, 11:18 AM

Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Oct 1 2005, 10:24 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Oct 1 2005, 09:32 AM
well said the chiropractor - have faith - jonah will destroy london irish on his first game.
Or Mike Catt will embarrass Jonah, and get his own back for RWC &#39;95. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
lol, and Ben Cohen and Jonny Wilkinson are both going to score Hat Tricks against the All Blacks.
Joke.

You&#39;re favourite player, Ben Cohen, scored two tries yesterday Ripper, and nearly had a hat-trick. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

I&#39;m happy to have him playing for the Saints instead of England thanks. [/b]
Pffft...They were just finishers. Nothing special.

SaintsFan_Webby
02-10-05, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by .:kaftka:.+Oct 2 2005, 08:31 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (.:kaftka:. @ Oct 2 2005, 08:31 PM)</div>

Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Oct 2 2005, 10:20 PM

Originally posted by Ripper@Oct 2 2005, 11:18 AM

Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Oct 1 2005, 10:24 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-loratadine@Oct 1 2005, 09:32 AM
well said the chiropractor - have faith - jonah will destroy london irish on his first game.
Or Mike Catt will embarrass Jonah, and get his own back for RWC &#39;95. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
lol, and Ben Cohen and Jonny Wilkinson are both going to score Hat Tricks against the All Blacks.
Joke.

You&#39;re favourite player, Ben Cohen, scored two tries yesterday Ripper, and nearly had a hat-trick. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

I&#39;m happy to have him playing for the Saints instead of England thanks.
Pffft...They were just finishers. Nothing special. [/b]
One of them was simple, the other needing finishing. Which he did well. Hopefully he&#39;ll now get back to something resembling his 2002/2003 form, and Saints fans can all be glad he was cut from the England squad.

If anyone can spark Cohen into life this season, it&#39;s King Carlos. The man looks dangerous everytime he touches the ball, you never know what to expect. It&#39;s great stuff to watch.