Best Second Rows Ever?

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by SecondRow04, Feb 5, 2007.

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Best Second Row Ever

  1. Martin Johnson (England)

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  2. John Eales (Australia)

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  3. Mark Andrews (South Africa)

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  4. Willie-John McBride (Ireland)

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  5. Brent Cockbain (Wales)

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  6. Abdelatif Benazzi (France)

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  7. Robin Brooke (New Zealand)

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  8. Scott Murray (Scotland)

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  9. Marco Bortolami (Italy)

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  10. Other (please leave comment saying who)

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  1. SecondRow04

    SecondRow04 Guest

    just wondering, out of this small selection, who you lot think the best second rower is

    Thanks

    Aaron
     
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  3. LOL at Brent Cockbain being in that list.

    Are we talking just the best second row, or the best player who played in the second row?

    Johnson was an immense player, but I wouldn't have said he was technically as good a second row player as Eales. Probably have to go for either him or Mcbride from that list.
     
  4. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    hahaha brent cockbain!!
     
  5. SecondRow04

    SecondRow04 Guest

     
  6. PeeJay

    PeeJay Guest

    I went for McBride. Monster of a player, he was.
     
  7. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    i also went for mcbride!
     
  8. Bally

    Bally Guest

    Colin Meads and Frik du Preez are worth a mention, I'd go for Johnson, closely followed by Meads and Eales.
     
  9. melon

    melon Guest

    The people who don't vote Eales should be ashamed.
     
  10. Why?

    The likes of Mcbride, Johnson and Meads are hardly ones to write off.
     
  11. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    I am going for Danny Grewcock ;)

    We all know he is the greatest!!!
     
  12. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Nobody's perfect
     
  13. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Since Colin Meads & Frik Du Preez are not on the list, then I vote for Abdelatif Benazzi.
     
  14. I voted for eales, but paul o'connell might deserve to be up there.
     
  15. SecondRow04

    SecondRow04 Guest

    I think if there could be alot more suggestions then i can make a bigger and better one soon :)

    :cheers:
     
  16. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    McBride and Meads, that would have been some second row alright
     
  17. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    why is meads not on that list?
     
  18. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    Suggested additions: Colin Meads(NZ), Frik Du Preez(SA), Olivier Merle(Fra) and Gordon Brown(Scot). Certainly all 4 of those should be ahead of Cockbain. Best ever? Pick one of McBride, Meads or Du Preez from the amateur ear, and Eales and Johnson (possibly Ian Jones as a 3rd option) from the modern era.
     
  19. SecondRow04

    SecondRow04 Guest

    ok thanks for the suggestions ill make a new one shortly
    is there anybody else who has been forgotten?

    any great welsh second rowers? from amateur or moden era?
     
  20. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    Nah, you look at our legends: -

    JPR Williams
    Gareth Edwards
    Barry John
    Phil Bennet
    Mervyn Davies

    etc. etc.

    And most of them are backs, we've got a few great back rowers as well :)
     
  21. SecondRow04

    SecondRow04 Guest

    Should i add the new ones to the existing ones and take out cockbain?? or in the new one replace some people?
     
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