Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by InsaneAsylum, Jul 21, 2006.
Ifg you don't write your own article instead of C+P articles from the web, you have no chance.
Would we be even close to considering him had he not been involved that accident?
Very sad and all, but hardly an on-field legend of the game.
ok so i sent off the 3 tokens from the back of the coco-pops packet and they've told me that my masters in literature is in the mail.
Ben was far from electrifying on the field but then again, can you name any prop who is? He's a hero who bowed out of the game well before his time and he's a hero for what he's putting back into australian rugby and out community
na i dont think he should be in the trf HOF, sorry!
as for props there are plenty out there that would deserve a HOF mention anyway. Though i only know of new zealand props as it was all i was exposed to when i was growing up i would say that craig dowd, and maybe olo brown. but i am sure there are some big props around from their day and b4 that deserve a mention
Stan Pilecki should be in the hall of fame for most cigarettes consumed on tour
No. Just No.
And have they run out of Invisible Pens? When I was last in Melbourne it was 3 tokens and you got an invisible pen.
wasn't exactly world class prop. he was ok but nothiing special. I think for aussie props the likes of omar hasan and glen panhoe would be considered before darwin. or even better pick phil kearns although not a prop proabbly one of the best front rowers to play for aus
Kees Meeuws should be the one being suggested for the hall of fame. If that were me and I heard Ben Darwin calling out neck, neck, neck I would have driven right through him.
Ben Darwin was a low standard international prop who would have struggled to make any side other than Australia.
The only reason that he was able to get so many international caps is because there is hardly any competition in Australia.
Maybe we could set up an Australian Hall of Fame and you could just nominate hacks for that and everybody else on The Rugby Forum can actually suggest players that are deserving to be in the hall of fame.
Soon my worse fear will be realised and someone will suggest Chris Whittaker be nominated.
Ben Darwin was not a massive prop on the field. There are plenty of front rowers that deserve being considered prio to him. So as far as I am concerned, this is a No.
While i agree that Ben Darwin should definately not be inducted, he was certainly no hack.
With all the great Wallabies of the past i'm surprised you didn't pick one of the more obvious Aussies to induct.
Like one of these 'hacks'...
But the one that diserves it most is:
Chris Whittaker :unsure:
chris whittaker for pm
i bet bigten owns one of those t-shirts that say "i support new zealand and any other country playing australia"
...open your mind, there are more colours in the world other than black
black isnt a colour
don't get technical with me mister
Sweet - I betcha AUD100 that I don't own one of those t-shirts! Easy money!
"...Open my mind!?" You what!?
I could say the same for you - I know my rugby well enough to know that Ben Darwin rates very, very low in the list of best international props.
There is no way in hell that he should even be considered for the hall of fame.
Maybe you should do a bit more research and maybe even write your own article rather than just copying and pasting.
The list that the_truth gave is fair enough - all of those players are good enough to at least be suggested for the hall of fame with maybe the exceptions of George Gregan and Steve Larkham as they are still currently playing.
We should really wait until a player has retired before they get nominated.
ben darwin? oh this discussion had nothing to do with ben darwin a long time ago
a simple 'no' would have sufficed, however once again you take the opportunity to be a n00b basher and a wallaby basher, you wouldn't know a wallaby if it shat on your foot.
you have great knowledge, limited to new zealand rugby.
i thought that if you said no you had to give a reason.
Keith Wood, Hooker, Ireland 1994 - 2003
Syd Millar, Prop, Ireland 1958 - 1970
Fran Cotton, Prop, England 1971 - 1981
Graham Price, Prop, Wales 1975 - 1983
Nick Popplewell, Prop, Ireland 1989 - 1998
And these are just a few of the props that come to mind that should be inducted before we even start talking about any Australian front-rowers.
InsaneAsylum - and you should notice that none of these are actually New Zealanders.
If you knew your rugby you'd know why Ben Darwin could never be considered in the same company as those that I have mentioned.
And if you think that I am unfairly bashing you - well grab yourself some tissues son you have a lot to learn.
Ben Darwin - pfftttt!
Separate names with a comma.