Northampton Sign Yet Another...

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Saint N Sinner, Dec 21, 2005.

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  2. mark_shaw

    mark_shaw Guest

    150 grand f***ing hell..thats why i got my uk passport yesterday
     
  3. robbinho

    robbinho Guest

    Doing their bit for developing youth talent in England. Well done.
     
  4. We have some promising talents coming through but, if everyone decided to go for the home talents then there wouldn't be as much spark and excitement in the game.

    World-wide skills and talents coming together itsn't a bad thing but, I think we do like our Kiwi's very much.
     
  5. Steve Thompson
    Jon Clarke
    Ben Cohen
    Rhodri Davies
    Darren Fox
    Jonny Howard (used to be promising once upon a time)
    + numerous others have all come up through the Saints youth system.


    Unfortunately we currently have an injury crisis, and due to the perilous position we are in, can't afford to throw a young unknown in at the deep end.
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Erm... Davies is Welsh...



    But, you didn't say;

    Andy Vilk,
    Luke Myring,
    Ben Patston,
    Paul Diggin,
    Adam Barnard
    Julian Bishop,
    Charlie Beech,
    Matt Grove
    Dylan Hartley
    Mark Hopley
    Tom Laws
    Tom Powell
    Alex Rae
    Jamie Supple
    Ashley Maggs.



    Yeah.... No english youth there rob... [​IMG]
     
  7. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    yes davies is welsh, and by far the best player in the saints backline
     
  8. I know. I was trying to illustrate British talent generally.
     
  9. robbinho

    robbinho Guest

    Just when I was beginning to forget how annoying and truly welsh you are..... there you are!
     
  10. Do you even know who he is?


    Come on, you don't even make your fishing attempts subtle.
     
  11. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Your a f***ing idiot.

    Davies is Welsh, yes, and he bloody good, also yes, but he's nothing compared to Spencer, Reihana, Robinson, Clarke, Patston, Lamont or Andy Vilk.
     
  12. mark_shaw

    mark_shaw Guest

    where abouts in england is nothhampton? and whats their school rugby like?/acadmy rugby?(teh mite)
     
  13. St. Jamez

    St. Jamez Guest

    Just to put things right...

    70% of our squad are English
    Over 90% are English qualified

    Our Academy is huge and regarded as one of the best in the country. We have two layers: Full time and part time each with their own coaches. We have many feeder clubs which we have good relations with us (Northampton Old Scouts being one example) and many make it to the very top as previously stated (Cohen, Thompson, Dawson).
    And while all this Saints bashing goes on, we are not afraid to picks our home grown boys ahead of our Kiwis.

    As regards to where we are: We about a an hours drive from london NNW.
     
  14. I love going to watch the Wanderer's playing on a nice cold monday night.

    You get to see what the youths can do, and you get some entertaining running rugby aswell.
     
  15. As St. Jamez posted, the academy system is very highly regarded.

    As for school rugby, the one I'm at is the best for rugby within the town, but there are a number of others in the surrounding area which have strong links with the club.
     
  16. mark_shaw

    mark_shaw Guest

    im there then..sign me up
     
  17. ALLBLACKS

    ALLBLACKS Guest

    All about the money Mark Shaw Aye ?? Well Id rather play my Rugby in the Southern Hemisphere.
     
  18. mark_shaw

    mark_shaw Guest

    it is about money when i dont have any good qualifactions man!
     
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