Juan Martin Hernandez...

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Stillknox, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Stillknox

    Stillknox Guest


    Don't know how this player is perceived all around the world, but in France, he is recognized as one of the best. Former frenchs players like Denis Charvet or Serge Blanco himself even claims that is simply the best player in the world ! Or at least, the best fullback. And commentators always emphasize on the fact that this is a real chance to have him in our "Top 14".

    At the dawn of the world cup, where Argentina can make an upset in the pool of death, what do you think of him ? True genius, talented player but not so much, overated… ? Better at 10 or 15 ?

    A few clips for those who don't know him…

    His famous try/save against Leicester in this year H-Cup

    A short vignette by French Television. (in French, sorry)
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  3. Marco Polo

    Marco Polo Guest

    I must agree with those sentiments he is the best No. 15 in the world for me. Haven't seen much of him at 10 but I am sure he is very capable in that position also.
  4. He's definately one of my favourite players at the moment, but I don't he's yet done enough to displace Latham as the best fullback in world rugby.

    Saw the guy come on against Northampton though, and he looked a cut above everyone on the pitch playing at 13. Frightening to think what he could do if he was to be used properly.
  5. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Is this the same guy that wants to join Leicester so he can get more game time at No.10??
  6. Stillknox

    Stillknox Guest

    Yes he is.

    Apparently, he will finally stay with le Stade Français... wich is a little surprising, Leicester's offer was big and moreover, there are two others internationals n°10 in Paris, Skrela and Beauxis so I don't see him play at this position so often.
  7. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    What is surprising is that most notable former players (Blanco being a fullback himself) has touted him to be one of the best in that position, BUT why does he insist on switching to 5/8??

    I watched the Youtube video and did some googling, he could be the worlds best come RWC time. He's got the speed, strength, defence, kicking game & the flair to shine for the Argies. His time in the Top 14 has greatly develop his skills...
  8. RC

    RC Guest

    He is an absolute joy to watch.
    I mean, who can forget this hit: -

    <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/0wZArJ0IaJo"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0wZArJ0IaJo" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>
  9. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    Lateral hits are always impressive you don't have to be too strong to make it impressive actually.
  10. i would place him as n°15 for paris and n° 10 for argies. just seen him this year in h-cup and he's been huge at fullback. but for the argies he would be much more competitiv as n°10 as he has an enormous kick (prob the best power together with traille and beauxis in the top 14) and as the argies don't have a big n°10 (on contrary to paris). he's defenetly been one of top 14 best players this year.
  11. RC

    RC Guest

    Lateral hits are always impressive you don't have to be too strong to make it impressive actually.


    Shut up.
    Is it not a joy to watch?

    I rest my case.
  12. grubber15

    grubber15 Guest

    Wow, what a hit. Always heard a lot about him but have never seen him play. By the clips appears to live up to the hype. Will be interesting to see how he goes come world cup time.
  13. Karmabass

    Karmabass Guest

    Whatnow? Feilpe Contepomi is amazing.
  14. shtove

    shtove Guest

    He and Latham are great players. But Hernandez at #10 against France or Ireland? He's not proven in that position - so, either Hernandez or the nutty professor, Conti, at the helm will be ... interesting.
  15. paco1

    paco1 Guest

    He won´t play at 10. Here my prediction for Pumas backs:

    9 Pichot
    10 Todeschini
    11 Corleto
    12 Contepomi
    13 Tiesi
    14 Nunez Piosez or Borges
    15 Hernandez

    And, yes. Hernandez it a t trully class player with the talent to be among the greatests.
  16. totocalcio

    totocalcio Guest

    I'm agree with you Paquirri.

    I Think that Fullback is the best position for Hernandez. In this case, I think he's the best back player in the world.
  17. bapt

    bapt Guest

    His best position is fullback. He isn't good enough on kicking to play nr. 10.
    But he's a great player with a very good flair.
  18. g05r1436

    g05r1436 Guest

    Hernandez is awesome.. Haven't seen him enough on the international stage (as goes for most argentinian players thanks to the idiots at SANZAR), but from what i have seen he is very talented. His tackle on Tuialigi was incredible - what a try saver.. Hope he has a fantastic world cup
  19. superjb64

    superjb64 Guest

    I think hernandez is the best fullback in the world.
    He want to play fly half but for me it is not this place because he need many space and in the semi final of top14 betsen close him. At the end all journalist say hernandez don't do a great match..
    It is my opinion
  20. fab132

    fab132 Guest

    juan hernandez is a best player in rugby world. He has a big kick, his inspiration is very developed. And is a genie
  21. Now that he has played two matches, i can say that he is one of the best players of the tournament, and all the people that said they hadnt seen him enough will agree that he is a great player, top class, even though you havent seen him as a fullback.
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