when you're a kiwi, the IRB rankings are all that you've got.Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Mar 6 2005, 08:18 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Mar 6 2005, 08:18 AM)</div>8 v 6 studs -- as SaintsFan said, it's all down to personal choice.I only use 8 on a heavy pitch, as they provide more traction, but on a firmish pitch I prefer 6, just because they are lighter and I feel I can run and change direction quicker in them. All comes down to personal choice really though. [/b]Originally posted by Canadian_Rugby_Guy@Mar 5 2005, 07:13 PM
I was wondering what was the difference between 8 studs and six studs? It seems to me 8 would be good for everyone because of the extra grip it gives you on the field.
The forwards I've played against (as a centre, if I got tackled on the crash ball back inside I had a great view of their boots. Over, and over, and over ...) anyway, they've all used 8 studs, no matter what the pitch actually.
But as a back, I've always favored 6. I like the idea of what O'Gara does, but an 8.5 sounds way too small. I'm a UK 10 as well and I think a 9 would just be about tolerable.
IRB rankings are all that counts.
Oh wait, I see a trophy with some dust, dates back 13 years into the 20th century . . .