Latham vs Cullen

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by wadec, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. wadec

    wadec Guest

    Who do you guys think was a better fullback? (both in prime)
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  3. candybum

    candybum Guest

    Really? You serious? Wtf kind of question is that!! (assuming you mean Christian Cullen) lol

    Ok Don't get me wrong, Latham is a great player and is probably one of the best FB's out there at the mo, but Cullen (in his prime as you said) will take Latham (in his prime too) to school all day everyday. FACT'a'MUNDO

    Cullen > Latham

    Still trying to get my head around as to why this question is being asked.
  4. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    You should get a strong backhand for asking such a stupid question.

    Obviously Cullen because he IS the greatest FB of all time.
  5. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    eh thats a bit more debatable now Serge Blanco lays a very strong claim to THAT title
  6. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    Hmmmm sounds like a good thread to start actually......
  7. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    It's gota be Cullen the way he was always in support of his fellow players and his individual brilliance was only contested at the time with Lomu's power & pace.

    Latham is a awesome player too but he hasn't really made the same impact as what Cullen did. Cullen scored 4 tries on debut and managed to back it up the next week scoring another 3 which I'm not too sure has ever been done before.

    Anyways Cullens my pick for this one
  8. soumik16

    soumik16 Guest

    cullen by a mile
  9. Nidhogg

    Nidhogg Guest

    Cullen. Not by a country mile, it's a close enough call, but there can be no confusion as to who is the more legendary player.
  10. munross

    munross Guest

    I would say Cullen.Much faster than Latham,but Latham might have the upper hand in defence???maybe!
  11. candybum

    candybum Guest

    Positional wise yes and yes Nidhogg Cullen is better by not a country mile but by 50 country miles
  12. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    so obviously cullen then hmmm??? not much of a debate going on.

    i would start it by saying good stuff about latham, but then i dont beleive it.

    cullen no question!!!!!!!!
  13. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Cullen for me too, although there's three things I'll give Latham over Cullen.

    1. Redistribution. Cullen could be greedy at times. Latham was/is extremely good at moving the ball to other players.

    2. Kicking game. When the game sometimes called for it, Cullen was occasionally found wanting.

    3. I'd give Latham a narrow victory (by a couple of percent) on defensive positional play. Once again Cullen could be occasionally found wanting, mostly due to him being so prominent on attack.
  14. Percy Montgomery is better than both of them :)

    Just kidding around guys ... chill!
  15. candybum

    candybum Guest

    You nearly just got shot by drive by!!!! haha
  16. crookedson

    crookedson Guest

    f*** Sergo Blanco, Cullen is the best Full Back of all time.
  17. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    Not all too subtle are we now?

    However, I do agree. Cullen is the greatest fullback of all time, probably because I have seen him play full games basically since the start of his career. I am only reduced to highlights and archives of Blanco, although I am convinced Cullen was the better player purely going by his record alone.
  18. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Blanco being from the NH, has 0% to do with it!

    The man was a positional genius, gifted with the best high-ball taking abilities of his era. Turnovers were near impossible to get off this man (not so Cullen).

    Serge may not have been better than Cullen overall. To say it's not a contest, well, it's sheer and utter, undiluted SH arrogance. We must give credit to the NH greats when they are surely there!

    How did it feel for other teams to almost never get the ball back from a speculative kick? How did it feel to have your attacking kick run back at you and split your mid-field wide open? How did it feel to know a man had 4-5 options and any one of them would work?

    The above paragraph speaks of Blanco. Find tapes, watch genius! Not always, but was Cullen?

  19. therock67

    therock67 Guest

    At his peak Cullen was untouchable. Latham has been brilliant but don't think he's in that class.
  20. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Next week's debate : Colin Meads vs Todd Blackadder.
  21. Campo

    Campo Guest

    Latham, then Burke, then Cullen.
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