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Prestwick
11-05-08, 03:21 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_unio...eys/7394609.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/my_club/ospreys/7394609.stm)

Ah well, after an illustrious two years of snubbing Ospreys whenever they needed him most, it is such delicious irony that NZRU have in turn snubbed him when he needs them most :lol:

BLR
11-05-08, 03:37 PM
So much for superior NH rugby. ;)

Bullitt
11-05-08, 03:42 PM
So much for superior NH rugby. ;) [/b]

Don't start, you'll only set ripper off...

Cymro
11-05-08, 03:42 PM
Ha brillaint!

Although hes been good up here TV wise :D

getofmeland
11-05-08, 03:47 PM
Oh Dear nobody loves him, except himself...

O'Rothlain
11-05-08, 04:32 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44645000/jpg/_44645085_justin_marshall_head203.jpg
He looks as if his feelings have been hurt. Like he's just about to get a bit teary and break down.
Ahhh, it's okay Justo...Let's get you a juice box.

Bullitt
11-05-08, 04:37 PM
I thought he looked more like the botox injections went wrong. He's got a pout like Leslie Ash!!!!!

Prestwick
11-05-08, 05:25 PM
So much for superior NH rugby. ;) [/b]

Definitely...not. Ospreys ditching an old has-been because they have home grown stregnth in depth at scrum-half actually ;)

I think it says more about the SH that they don't want to take back an experienced guy to help nurture the next generation...

getofmeland
11-05-08, 05:27 PM
I suspect him to go to Japan to play!!! They like has been's of New Zealand Rugby...

Incredible Schalk
11-05-08, 06:31 PM
I dont watch the Ospreys much but hasnt Marshall been immense this season? i remember how well he played against Glouscester

Sir Speedy
11-05-08, 06:56 PM
hasnt Marshall been immense this season?
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Lol no.

Gavin
11-05-08, 07:56 PM
<div align="left">Wouldn&#39;t be surprised if Marshall believed he was going to be the No.1 scrum-half when he signed for the Ospreys. Then when Philips signed for the Ospreys, he was in trouble. He might be a topclass scrumhalf, but he has lost a bit of pace. Even saying that, I wouldn&#39;t be surprised that he gets a spot on Sky Sports and watches his old team-mates play in the Super14.</div>

Cymro
11-05-08, 09:15 PM
Hes just done an interview on Scrum V and says that he was only going on loan, and the deal was stopped as soon as Mike Phillips got injured!

getofmeland
11-05-08, 09:33 PM
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shtove
11-05-08, 09:48 PM
Marshall is a clever player - spots chances that others wouldn&#39;t even dream about - but not so clever when it comes to contracts.

Thingimubob
13-05-08, 06:13 PM
yeah, the only reason he considered going (not to a Super 14 team, but to Cantebury RFC) was so that could get some rugby as first choice scrum half, and be back in time for the EDF Energy and Heineken Group Stages. No matter what people say about him, he is good player, and the Ospreys are lucky to have 2 world class scrum halves. The guys a funny bloke off-field, he&#39;s usually teh main joker when he&#39;s on the Scrum V Specials. Does get on my nerves a bit as a player, especially if he&#39;s playing the Blues, but tbh, I don&#39;t think he cares that he winds people up, he&#39;s a scrum half, that&#39;s his job!

Camberabero
13-05-08, 09:47 PM
some rumors from Italy:

an unknown italian club is interested in signing JM....

Prestwick
13-05-08, 10:06 PM
Its got to be a club like Viadana or Calvisano..

Incredible Schalk
13-05-08, 11:24 PM
Ahhh, Viadana. That Italian club with the imperious Kaine Robertson as captain ;)

Ripper
14-05-08, 12:13 AM
He spent the last two year&#39;s bitching on about how the NZRFU betrayed him and having a go at anyone connected to the organisation, and now he wonders why they won&#39;t give him a paycheque to sit on the bench for the Canterbury NPC team?


I think it says more about the SH that they don&#39;t want to take back an experienced guy to help nurture the next generation...[/b]

Yeah, because Justin Marshall is the exact sort of player you would want your young future halfbacks to be taken under the wing of, god knows Andy Ellis needs to have that annyoing habit of actually taking less than 15 seconds to bend down and pass the ball from the ruck stamped out.

colonial_boy
13-06-08, 02:57 PM
Strange..nobody in Australia liked him either!

C A Iversen
13-06-08, 03:25 PM
I suspect him to go to Japan to play!!! They like has been&#39;s of New Zealand Rugby... [/b]

Yet almost no-one wants has-beens of English Rugby, unless an U-12 side doesn&#39;t have a coach.

danny
13-06-08, 03:53 PM
Whether you like him or not the guy was a fantastic scrum half, even this year his performance for the Ospreys against my club Gloucester was superb. He will go down as one of the all time great ALL blacks

nam97
13-06-08, 04:41 PM
<div class='quotemain'> So much for superior NH rugby. ;) [/b]

Definitely...not. Ospreys ditching an old has-been because they have home grown stregnth in depth at scrum-half actually ;)

I think it says more about the SH that they don&#39;t want to take back an experienced guy to help nurture the next generation...
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Why should we take him back? The old git has been talking crap about the SH comps while he&#39;s been prancing around up North.

Bugger that, none of our next generation players would listen to such a fool, he&#39;d only mislead them anyway.



Whether you like him or not the guy was a fantastic scrum half, even this year his performance for the Ospreys against my club Gloucester was superb. He will go down as one of the all time great ALL blacks
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Yes he will but he&#39;s far from being our best. Graeme Bachop for example was MILES better than him but he&#39;ll never get the respect Marshall gets. Just not fair.

DasPadi
14-06-08, 01:59 PM
I can never decide if Marshall has been as good for the Ospreys as people say. Maybe I&#39;ve only watched him in games where he hasn&#39;t performed. Undoubtedly quality though. Ospreys could do with hanging on to him mainly for his experience and what he can teach the youngsters like Rhys Webb (Mike Phillips might not appreciate Marshall teaching him anything)

cyRil
23-06-08, 12:40 PM
Marshall hasn&#39;t been great for us this season, he&#39;s had the odd exceptional game, notably Gloucester in the HEC where he was immense, but other than that he&#39;s been pretty anonymous. In the 1/4s v Sarries he was flipping awful (then again, who wasn&#39;t :angry: ) and by the end of the season you could just see he was getting increasingly frustrated be it with team performances, managerial tactics or insane reffing decisions.
Watching him at the Liberty last year as the season was drawing to a close I was seriously wondering how on earth this guy had managed to get 80+ All Black caps.
That said I&#39;d still want him in the squad next year as after Phillips we only have Rhys Webb (why we let Roberts go to the Turks to keep this clown I&#39;ll never know); and perhaps his hunger for European success will drive him on for one last quality, consistent season.

Steve-o
23-06-08, 01:14 PM
I remember Marshall and van der Westhuizen had some epic battles back in the day, I also remember that Joost would come out tops most of the time

Prestwick
23-06-08, 04:22 PM
Was this the same Joost who became a lazy bugger and fled to Japan to live the high life of only playing between September and December?

EDIT: Now I think of it, I think the Bokke Shogun/lazy fart I&#39;m thinking of played at fly half..?

cyRil
23-06-08, 04:54 PM
Was this the same Joost who became a lazy bugger and fled to Japan to live the high life of only playing between September and December?

EDIT: Now I think of it, I think the Bokke Shogun/lazy fart I&#39;m thinking of played at fly half..?
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Yes that would be Jaco you are referring to. That other one is one of the best South African scrum halves ever.

Steve-o
23-06-08, 08:05 PM
<div class='quotemain'>
Was this the same Joost who became a lazy bugger and fled to Japan to live the high life of only playing between September and December?

EDIT: Now I think of it, I think the Bokke Shogun/lazy fart I&#39;m thinking of played at fly half..?
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Yes that would be Jaco you are referring to. That other one is one of the best South African scrum halves ever.
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THE best South African scrumhalf ever, and one the best international scrumhalves ever ;)

Prestwick
24-06-08, 12:14 AM
Ahhhhhhhh, my apologies then. I hope Joost gives Jaco a kick in the head if he gets back from the land of the rising sun...

Ripper
02-07-08, 03:34 AM
Whether you like him or not the guy was a fantastic scrum half, even this year his performance for the Ospreys against my club Gloucester was superb. He will go down as one of the all time great ALL blacks [/b]

Bull****, he only lasted so long because there was no one else, and he wouldn&#39;t even got a start at his local Rugby Club, let alone for Canterbury and the All Blacks if Bachop hadn&#39;t gone to Japan at the end of 95, there was a reason John Hart preety much got on his hands and knees and preety much begged for him to be allowed to pick Bachop when he first got appointed coach in 96.

Stillknox
02-07-08, 02:47 PM
Well, I did not saw many Ospreys game this year but I can tell you that his old contender Byron Kelleher has been huge for Toulouse. He&#39;s been vital all the season and despite he he was just OK in the H-Cup Final, he was awesome in the Top 14 one. He will probably be crowned player of the year by the way. Certainly not an has been who wants to make some cash before retiring !