Best scrum-half of all time?

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  1. bushytop

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    Yeah, he’s adamant that he met Snipes on two separate occasions while hanging around Dai’s Llanrumney home (he was ‘mates’ with Bish’s daughter) back around a decade ago.

    I really don’t know what to make of it as it is just ‘such’ a strange combination of facets that, how the hell would you even come up with it if it didn’t happen?
     
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    Of course rugby didn’t exist before the modern era, but if if did, Dickie Jeeps from the 50s / 60s would be in the equation of England’s greatest.

    In a time when they played far fewer tests he racked up 24 caps, including a grand slam and 13 as captain. He was a test Lion before making his England debut and remains the 2nd most capped test Lion with 13, only behind Willie John.

    Former RFU president and, like Dawson a Northampton player.
     
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    {q/}Yeah, he’s adamant that he met Snipes on two separate occasions while hanging around Dai’s Llanrumney home (he was ‘mates’ with Bish’s daughter) back around a decade ago.

    I really don’t know what to make of it as it is just ‘such’ a strange combination of facets that, how the hell would you even come up with it if it didn’t happen?{/q}

    I'm a Llanrumney boy too, went to St. Cadocs and St. Illtyds couple of school years after Bish. He was a childhood hero {of kind} for me in both rugby and baseball..
    Hard as nails, not too much self-control though. Shame really.
     
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    New nomination - George Ford
     
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    best NZ halfback Graeme Bachop
     
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    Gareth Edwards, without question. It's pretty stupid to say: "we can't compare eras" then in the same breath claim: "if modern players were magically transported to the past, they'd be unstoppable because athleticism."

    It is incredibly hard to compare players from different eras, but all you can do is a like-for-like analogy, which amounts to how much better they were/are than their peers. It's a qualitative judgement, something some people apparently struggle with.
     
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    If the rugby ball was a players boot, he would be the GOAT.
     
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    If the criteria for being the GOAT was to throw passes that exposed your Fly half to rib breaking tackles he would be the no.1 candidate.
     
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