Gold Stars V Silver Stars

Discussion in 'Rugby Video Games & Apps' started by BigTen, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. BigTen

    BigTen Guest

    EA's inclusion of impact players could be improved even more by inclusion of recognition for players that excel at club or provincial level but not at international levels. A perfect example of this would be someone like Chris Latham for the Reds - he is an impact player for that team but not for his country. There are loads of other players like this as well.

    Gold Star impact players would make an impact at all levels (club and international) and Silver Star players would just make an impact at club level.
     
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  3. Cain

    Cain Guest

    Yeah great idea , its just that Latham does make an impact at International Level


    I think silver stars should be awarded to Upcoming Star Players.


    players who perform great but doesnt get picked for international sides yet.


    I think that should work better , but great idea non the less


    Cheers
     
  4. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Latham is a star at any level.......... worlds best fullback by a country mile........full stop.
     
  5. gallopaway

    gallopaway Guest

    Percy Montgomery will give him a good go!!!
     
  6. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Yeah he would, if he could do anything other than kick :blink:

    Latham has everything a fullback requires...... a great kicking game,unmatched under the high ball, brilliant defence and great stepping ,speed and power when running with the ball.

    Anyway back on topic, i think a better example of what Bigten is talking about is Peter Hewat........ Hewat is a star in the super14 (last years leading points scorer including 10 tries) but he will never get a chance at international level.
     
  7. paddyknight

    paddyknight Guest

    unmatched under the high ball ...i think matt perry deserves some recogntion...certainly before he started getting crippling injuries every other day he was insanely good. Before being attacking became a necessity for full backs (since jason robinson) he was the best full back in the world in my opinion.


    i know this is mildly irrelevant these days but heyho
     
  8. spearman

    spearman Guest

    In my opinion it's a close one between Matt Perry and Nicola Brusque - both are superb under the high ball.
     
  9. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    yeah and u can give HEWAT a silver star

    the most devasting player of the 2005 season.........best player for the tahs by a country mile.........but doesnt get a international selection thus EA wont give him any stars

    i like the silver v gold idea...would work great in hewats case
     
  10. BigTen

    BigTen Guest

    I agree Hewat is a better example than Latham when using the silver stars case. Although one could argue that Latham is more influential for his team than Hewitt is.

    I think posters have moved away from the point that I was trying to piut across.

    Silver stars would be given to players that have an influence over their club teams but at international level are not as influential.

    There are loads of examples of players that would fit this definition. I would argue that Gregan now fits into this. His influence with the Brumbies is great whereas his influence with the Wallabies isn't what it used to be and therefore he would have gotten a silver from me. Whereas Larkham is clearly a gold star.

    I have always rated Latham fairly highly but to say that he is the best fullback in the world is a stretch. There are many others that are better. His influence with the Reds is huge and therefore gets a silver star but clearly no gold.

    And Percy does what the gameplan calls for. Deep, accurate kicks that place the oppposition under pressure - what more can the Springboks ask for?
     
  11. bluesfan

    bluesfan Guest

    Pretty good idea, but then what becomes of the players with no stars at all? Do they get bronze stars? EA should just do away with stars above their heads, and make them play rugby just like they do in real life. Then the impact players would be noticable whilst playing, and you wouldn't need stars, you'd just get to know who has what strengths.
     
  12. Good idea, could work very well.

    The likes of Bruce Reihana, David Lemi, Steve Hanley etc, could all benefit from silver star in the Guiness Prem.
     
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