Rugby 2012 player ratings? Players with 99

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  1. williamt85

    williamt85 Junior Member

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    In madden series there are some players with 99 ratings in all positions. who would be 99 in rugby 2012?
    my provisional list:

    richie mccaw (new zealand & crusaders)
    dan carter (new zealand & crusaders)
    ma'a nonu (new zealand & hurricanes)
    fourie du preez (south africa & bulls)
    pierre spies (south africa & bulls)
    schalk burger (south africa & stormers)
    victor matfield (south africa & bulls)
    yannick jauzion (france & toulouse)
    thierry dusautoir (france & toulouse)
    clement poitrenaud (france & toulouse)
    tommy bowe (ireland & ospreys)
    chris ashton (england & saints)
    rocky elsom (australia & brumbies)
    shane williams (wales & ospreys)
     
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  3. TRF_SelimNiai

    TRF_SelimNiai 'Ark at ee mun!

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    NO player in world rugby is good enough to get a 99 rating
     
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    IMO (which is only opinion) i don't think there should be 99 players. From my knowledge, FIFA does not include any 99 players; the best players circle around 91 - 95 (ish). Agree with the above as some of the best players, their will be more i guess, depending on how many sides there will be in the game. Maybe there shouldn't be so much emphasis on their overall, but more on the lines of position specific stats e.g Wingers - Speed, Agility, Kicking, strength (in some cases with the size of wingers these days) etc etc (all depending on what stat "titles" HB will include. There could be a possibility of specific ratings such as Hand off rating, sidestep rating, spin rating, dummy rating (all of these depending on whether the attacking possibilities are put in the game - hope they do :D :D :D).
     
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    Sorry, but Ed Fairhurst is a perfect 100 :)
     
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    Ed Fairhurst is practically the Messiah. He's got it all. Brains, beauty, rugby skills, financial wherewithall etc. The only reason that he doesn't play for a major team is due to the jealousy he causes in the camp. Unavoidable unfortuantely, despite his warm and humble nature.
     
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    I reckon that Sexton guy from Ireland, just for being so damn sexton
     
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    Daniel Carter.

    That is about it :(
     
  10. waldrosamu

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    Carter probably comes closer than any other: at his best he's a good tackler, excellent kicker, fast, and probably the best tackle-breaker currently wearing a number 10 jersey. But Richie McCaw, while still great, is past his best (more and more I think his main asset on the park is his leadership, and the general confidence boost he seems to give the rest of his team — not sure how you'd represent this in game...), and Ma'a Nonu is explosive, but still flawed.

    Conrad Smith I'd rate as up there in the nineties. He's a rock in defence, and slippery as anything. But even then, he can accelerate well, but he doesn't have the pace of many other backs over longs stretches. And it terms of his kicking game he's far more lacking than Nonu (who cops a fair amount of flak for this (non-)aspect of his game).

    But the key thing, I think, is that players' particular qualities are recognised. Smith's defense, Nonu's ability to break three tackles in a row before spilling the ball, Spies's power and speed, et cetera, et cetera. This has been said with regard to star players already, but one of the weaknesses of Rugby 08 was that certain players (especially Brian O'Driscoll and Tana Umaga) could simply do no wrong.

    Bottom-line: overall stats shouldn't necessarily tell the whole story. It's good to have tactical concerns tied up to different individual skill levels. Do you look for a 10-12 combo with two good kicking options, or opt for a line-breaker in at Inside Centre? A counter-attacking fullback, or a dependable defender with a long boot? Good scrummager or a prop who can actually run? Do you have good all-rounders, or pick players gifted in different specialist areas? It depends on the type of game you want to play and the options you want to have on the field.
     
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    I agree with TVH11, there should be no 99.

    As per the above players, here is what I would rate them (under the FIFA-scale):

    richie mccaw (new zealand & crusaders): 92
    dan carter (new zealand & crusaders): 93
    ma'a nonu (new zealand & hurricanes): 80
    fourie du preez (south africa & bulls): 92
    pierre spies (south africa & bulls): 90
    schalk burger (south africa & stormers): 87
    victor matfield (south africa & bulls): 91
    yannick jauzion (france & toulouse): 84
    thierry dusautoir (france & toulouse): 85
    clement poitrenaud (france & toulouse): 81
    tommy bowe (ireland & ospreys): 80
    chris ashton (england & saints): ?
    rocky elsom (australia & brumbies): 81
    shane williams (wales & ospreys): 83

    This way, when you have a highly rated player (mid 80s-90s) that it actually means something.
     
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    There is no way I'd rate Spies at 90+, 85 sure, but not 90+. He has pace, who doesn't? He has power, who doesn't? Gio Aplon did more than him against France. Spies was driven back constantly and got hammered by Morgan Parra. He doesn't ruck and if he wants to **** about like a back, put a god damn 12 on your back or get the **** off the park, play like an 8, not like a girl who is afraid of getting her nails ruined.

    Chris Asthon 77ish.

    Victor Matfield 89
    Fourie Du Preez 88
    Richie Mccaw 88
    Dan Carter 90
    Morne Steyn 84
    Schalk Burger 86
    John Smit 88
    Ma'a Nonu 83
    Conrad Smith 87
    Jaque Fourie 86
    Bryan Habana 82
    Gio Aplon 81
    Ed Fairhurst 5
    Tommy Bowe 84
     
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    There should be know 85+ players from the northern hemisphere, if realism is wanted, and only the NH's star players should be over 80

    Besides this I agree with Iron Mike's list
     
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    Digby Ioane should get a rating of 110 and should break every tackle, palm off everyone and 10x faster than shane williams.
     
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    ...dumb comment.
     
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    Lord Hope, your a bit of a twat....
     
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    Less of that thankyou.
     
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    I thought you were cool!
     
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    Fail. You're going to make a point you could at least try to not sound like an eejit. Sorry to be pedantic, but come on. Rookie mistake.
     
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    john hayes speed one hundred scrummaging 150 over all 120!
     
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