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Six Nations player of the championship

Discussion in '2017 RBS Six Nations' started by monkeypigeon, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    The final shortlist has been anounced, selected by former players (one from each of the participating nations) and the winner is based on a vote on the RBS Six Nations website.

    Shortlist:
    Sergio Parisse
    Brian O'Driscoll
    Lee Byrne
    Paul O'Connell
    Delon Armitage
    Jamie Heaslip
     
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  3. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    I'd probably go with Lee Byrne myself. In thoery hes had the most competition from other full backs in the competition and he's consistently performed well.

    Parisse would be a close second.
     
  4. chingnow

    chingnow Guest

    parisse byrne or armitage
    i think they have all performed well in the six nations this year
     
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    It has to be Byrne, his Italy performance alone must be enough to seal the deal.
     
  6. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    O'driscoll or parisse. O'Driscoll though. Add in Ferris to the shortlist and you've got a whole bunch of players who definitely deserve it.
     
  7. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    Has to be Sergio Parisse. He has just been incredible in a team that has been playing crap. His few man-of-the-match titles also proves he is the best.
     
  8. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    really is a devalued award now though since they've started making it a public vote, should be the expert panel who decided on the nominations that make the final decision, either that or have the coaches involved in the process as well.
     
  9. Imanol Harinordoquy has been the tournament's best player in my opinion. The fact that he's not even on the shortlist is a joke.
     
  10. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (snoopy snoopy dog dog @ Mar 18 2009, 02:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think his first half performance at Twickenham saw to that
     
  11. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    I'm sorry but only ONE player has been consistent in his performance this tournament and that has been Sergio Parrise.

    The bottom line is that if he held a British or Irish passport, no other number eight would get a look in for the Lions tour. Why would they want to waste a space on bringing a second number eight when Parrise can do the job of two?!
     
  12. danny

    danny Guest

    Has to be Parrise by a mile. Perhaps Worsley is unlucky not to be at least short listed after putting in some heroic defensive performances.
     
  13. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Parisse definitely stands out for me.

    Then Byrne, O'Driscoll and Heaslip all tied at second place.
    I think Harinoduquy should be on the list. Pre-England game he was fantastic.
     
  14. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Mar 19 2009, 02:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    If he was able to go on tour with the Lions he would have to be captain. The other nation's captains are nothing compared to young Sergio.
     
  15. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    seriously stop demeaning this by saying that Byrne is just behind Parisse, Wyn Jones up till the Italy game was the standout Welsh player for me, Byrne hasn't even been the best Welsh back in this tournament.
     
  16. Meh

    Meh Guest

    Byrne gets in for being excellent in the first two games but I agree. Shanklin should be there instead.

    I'd vote Parisse.
     
  17. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Meh @ Mar 18 2009, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    well then you can make a case for probably half a dozen more players on top of that if that's the case. For me though Heaslip has been the standout player of that group, even Parisse had a poor game against Ireland.
     
  18. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Parisse the best, Ferris is very hard done by not to make the list.
     
  19. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Mar 18 2009, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    well then you can make a case for probably half a dozen more players on top of that if that's the case. For me though Heaslip has been the standout player of that group, even Parisse had a poor game against Ireland.
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    Sorry but that is seriously misleading. Parisse having a "poor game" only means that is he "absolutely gutsy and defiant" rather than "incredible" or "absolutely brilliant."

    This is like saying GOD (i.e. Richard Hill, the King of Kings and the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be) had a "poor game" against the Ospreys in 2007 on account of him only having one leg and only pwning the Ospreys back row 99.5% of the time.

    Its alright, you want your guy in green to get the nod for the first number 8 spot on the plane to South Africa, I can understand that. And as Parisse isn't British or Irish Heaslip will rightfully get that spot.

    But if Parisse was in the reckoning, nobody would have a chance and he'd be first choice and Captain.

    Parisse: 100% record through this tournament, 100% commitment through this tournament, most MOM awards this tournament and thats the bottom line.

    Vote Parisse! For a brighter tomorrow (and his Mum does a great anti-pasti!)
     
  20. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    Sergio Parisse for me. He rarely has a poor game, and whenever you watch Italy he is their go-to man and he leads them fantastically. He even scored a drop goal, a la Zinzan. Perhaps you could argue he looks great in a poor team, but he definitely adds the most to his team.
     
  21. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Mar 18 2009, 09:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    well then you can make a case for probably half a dozen more players on top of that if that's the case. For me though Heaslip has been the standout player of that group, even Parisse had a poor game against Ireland.
    [/b][/quote]

    Sorry but that is seriously misleading. Parisse having a "poor game" only means that is he "absolutely gutsy and defiant" rather than "incredible" or "absolutely brilliant."

    This is like saying GOD (i.e. Richard Hill, the King of Kings and the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be) had a "poor game" against the Ospreys in 2007 on account of him only having one leg and only pwning the Ospreys back row 99.5% of the time.

    Its alright, you want your guy in green to get the nod for the first number 8 spot on the plane to South Africa, I can understand that. And as Parisse isn't British or Irish Heaslip will rightfully get that spot.

    [/b][/quote]

    It's nothing to do with that, I think it's safe to say that I don't always have green tinted glasses on when making my posts, I don't give a **** how many of the Lions are Irish or not, it's about winning a series in South Africa.

    Against Ireland Parisse was not nearly as effective as he has been in terms of ball carrying, imposing himself on the game, was even missing tackles, certainly not his finest performance and no coincidence that Italy's poorest performance came when Parisse had his least impact on the match.

    I know Heaslip didn't have his finest game compared to the other 3 against England but his performance was still of a high standard.
     
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