If the best players played 7's...

Discussion in 'IRB Sevens, World Cup & Premiership 7s' started by rugbywriter, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. rugbywriter

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    What would some of your SAF, NZ and Aus teams be?

    SAF:

    Schalk Burger
    Ryan Kankowski (His style greatly suits 7s)
    Pierre Spies
    Fourie du Preez
    Bryan Habana
    Jaques Fourie
    Jean de Villers

    NZ:

    Richie McCaw
    Victor Vito
    Hosea Gear
    Ma'a Nonu
    Cory Jane
    Conrad Smith
    Joe Rockococo

    Aus:
    Rocky Elsom
    David Pockock
    Will Genia
    Quade Cooper
    Drew Mitchell
    Digby Ioane
    Adam Ashley-Cooper
     
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    stephen ferris
    tomas o'leary
    luke fitzgerald


    full international sevens would be awesome!

    no carter?? i know its sevens but i thought having a distrubuter would still be important???
     
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    Wow, rugbywriter, this is a good idea for a topic, I'm impressed!

    All Blacks
    Victor Vito
    Richie McCaw
    Ma'a Nonu
    Dan Carter (play maker)
    Cory Jane
    Hosea Gear
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    Wales-
    Shane Williams/Will Harries (Harries was in the Wales 7s side until he got the call up to the full team.)
    James Hook
    Aled Brew
    Richie Rees
    Rob McCusker (Fastest forward in Wales. Makes sense.)
    Bradley Davies
    Jamie Roberts (Bigger than most 7s forwards.)

    Scotland-
    Sean Lamont
    Max Evans
    Phil Godman
    Chris Cusiter
    Johnnie Beattie
    John Barcley
    Kelly Brown

    I'd do Ireland & England, but I a). Can't be bothered b). Know someone else has/will do a betterjob.
     
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    1)Richie McCaw
    2)Ma'a Nonu
    3)Victor Vito
    4)Dan Carter
    5)Sherwin Stowers
    6)Hosea Gear
    7)Rene Ranger
     
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    I'd say BOD would be too slow and would be dead on his feet in sevens.
     
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    btw why don't Ireland have a sevens team yet teams like Scotland etc do? No offense to the Scots etc, i'm just surprised where a country is pretty strong in rugby they don't have a competitive sevens team.
     
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    The SRU has more money. Part of this must be down to not having to supply as much to grass-root clubs, part to players getting lower wages, ect., and can afford both a 7s and A side. Wales and ireland don't have that luxioury- Wales went for 7s, Ireland plumped for an A team.
     
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    Thats debatable ...

    Wales disbanded both the 7s and A side because they could not afford it. Having to pay monstrous wages to some of the top dogs within the WRU was to blame. Steve Lewis the WRU chief executive at the time of the 7s coming back that he hoped for the A-Side to resume. But it has never came back because at the time there was not enough players to make it viable and now in more recent times apparently £250,000 cannot be afford by the WRU to have an A-Side. Why? Paying people silly money again. When Ruddock was in charge he was seen as a cheap option because he did not command a massive wage as Henry and Hansen did. The 7s is also a lot cheaper to run because of the less amount of players involved but also the amount of sponsorship involved to cover the cost of travelling. Also there is a bit of money involved for doing well in competitions which also help to pay for wages and trips.
     
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    ah ok, that's unfortunate. thanks for the info.
     
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    sevens is odd though you cant really jave test match sevens it has to be these tournaments which may be good but you cant showcase itthe same way as a international test so abey it isnt economical viable for teams like ireland to have a sevens team
     
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    Wow, rugbywriter, this is a good idea for a topic, I'm impressed!
     
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    We concentrate on the real stuff, instead of that sevens crap :p

    Ireland

    Stephen Ferris
    Tommy Bowe
    Jamie Heaslip
    Tomas O leary
    Keith Earles
    Rob Kearney
    BOD
     
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    Who's the "we" in that sentence?
     
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    I like your NZ team, still Carter can be included I think

    Otherwise 7s is very specific to play I think, and I have seen how Moldova team suffered Wales 7s in Tbilisi 7s tour, I mean this game demands "cognition on arena" in a bit different way than big rugby, so not always needed to have mega-stars in a team
     
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    Really like most of the teams altho when it comes to SA I would only pick Burger or Spies. Might add the Beast to it if he gets his papers sorted.
     
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    You put props in your sevens teams?
     
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    yeah, beast for 7s???? I know which channel I'd tell my team to punch into then! lol...

    If I were to pick a 7s team it would be these:

    NZ:

    DJ Forbes
    Victor Vito
    Piri Weepu
    Dan Carter
    McCaw
    Israel Dagg

    SA
    Pierre Spies
    Francois Steyn
    Habana
    Fabian Juries
    Gio Aplon
    Ruan Pienaar
    Zane Kirschner

    OZ
    Pocock
    Genia
    Digby
    Giteau
    Quade Cooper
    Drew Mitchell
    Rocky Elsom
     
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