Ashton backs Tait.....for fullback?!

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Prestwick, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

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  3. Mr Bean

    Mr Bean Guest

    He must have realised after he woke up next to him :rolleyes:
     
  4. DC

    DC Guest

    tait at fullback...

    its not a hard equation.. josh lewsey = full back, matt tait = center

    ian balshaw is a piece of ****
     
  5. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    I'm waiting for some more 'innovation' from Ashton.

    Andy Sherridan on the wing? Shaun Perry as a prop?
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Give the bloke a chance before writing him off, he hasn't had a game in charge yet.
     
  7. Imagine playing a fast, elusive, inventive and experienced 7's player with a good boot at fullback.

    Oh the horror. :rolleyes:
     
  8. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    It will be interesting to see how he plays there. I personally think it won't work, but who knows. If he struggles at fullback, I won't be surprised if the try him at scrum half (providing he hasn't played there already).
     
  9. DC

    DC Guest

    yea shaun perry another big boy in the half back pairing (goode/perry=caucau) wheres good ole dawes when you need him?
     
  10. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    I'm not writing him off, I'm just a little surprised really. Especially when we're not exactly overflowing with talented centres at the momment, syphoning them off (no matter how good they are at Full Back) wouldn't be my idea of fun.
     
  11. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Tait shouldn't be a centre for England anyway; Bosh and JSD should have those 2 slots.

    Dancing on primetime TV for the BBC.
     
  12. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    OK, if Tait`s going into fullback, what exactly is Jason Robinson doing back in the mix?

    Seems like the whole world is going mad, SA had centres at wing, locks at openside and the odd flyhalf on the wing during the Nov internationals, Aus had a centre at scrumhalf, a fullback at flyhalf and a flyhalf at centre, France had a centre at flyhalf, and both Eng and SA had 2 tightheads on the field during the last test- isn`t Ashton simply following the new international trend? Heck, even NZ have their best fullback running out at outside centre. If you can`t beat the madness, might as well join in I suppose.
     
  13. mates.. if i was a coach.. i'd like to see versatility in my squad.. I really do.. I want my fullback to be able to play flanker... that kind of thing... :p
     
  14. DC

    DC Guest

    Dancing on primetime TV for the BBC.
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    It should be bosh and tait, JSD if fit i think he may be a better fit for the wing.. cueto and jsd wouldnt be a bad wing pairing. Too bad Varndell can't tackle or he'd be a star.
     
  15. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Even if he could tackle he still wouldn't be any use; Dopey c*** can't pass or catch. Give it 3 years and he'll lose all his pace and get dumped into the murky depths of ND1.

    (IMO) The best possible backline England could have right now is;

    9. Perry/Richards
    10. Wilkinson
    11. Cohen
    12. Bosh/Allen
    13. JSD (Bosh at 13 if Allen plays)
    14. Cueto
    15. Wizz
     
  16. DC

    DC Guest

    he's big and fast, but he doesnt have any skills

    shame
     
  17. actually, that's really not a bad point bokmagic. The game is getting to a point where every player needs to know how to do everything, a back despite his specialties, needs to know how to ruck and maul at least quasi efficiently, and a forward needs to know a bit how to run the ball and pass it with some degree of skill. Why not mix backs up around the backline and forwards around the pack developing their all-around skills? if anything, it just adds the excitement of learning how to play a new position.
     
  18. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Another product of Leicesters "fantastic" academy. Creators of such great players like Lewis Moody and Harry Ellis!!! :lol:
     
  19. DC

    DC Guest

    haha, but lewis moody is decent

    whereas harry ellis is a thug
     
  20. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    For stupid comments like that, you're off.

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    Next thing I'll hear, someone will say Martin Corry made a decent international captain...
     
  21. My Point exactly! I'd even put tait as a prop! :bana:
     
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