Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Mr. Laxative, Jul 20, 2006.
A retired hero..? Hmmm!
I always thought that Bill Young, like most current Australian front-rowers always flattered to deceive.
BY was never actually that good - he would not have, during the time that he played, got anyway near any of the other big five nations front rowers and benefited from an era in which Australia front-row play was particularly weak.
Whenever I think of him I think of the front row that got smashed and destroyed by England in 2005. Did he play that day? I can't remember!
He fooled the refs for a long, long time and as soon as he got discovered he got destroyed.
It is a shame that injury has forced his retirement - no one likes to see that - and his contribution to Australian rugby should be appreciated.
But a hero? Umm, no!
Maybe not, but to the Brumbies yes....
In 2001 and 2004 he was there and he contributed greatly. Bill Young did not tour with the Wallabies last spring because he was suffering from the injury that eventually forced his retirement.
A big contributor to the Brumbies organisation, he will be sorely missed...
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