The Greatest Player You've Ever Seen

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by timmyhoran, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. timmyhoran

    timmyhoran Guest

    The five best players I've ever seen play live in no particular order (sorry NH's but I've a SH bias).

    1. Christian Cullen - Best ball runner I've ever seen Gease lightening and balanced.

    2. Tim Horan - Strong, fast, skillful, awesome defence and try scoring machine.

    3. Michael Jones Saw him play live. He was a freak. 10 years ahead of his time

    4. Mark Ella - He was the greatest exponent of running rugby. Could make the opposition defence to what ever he wanted them to. He retired before he was 25, he could have been even better.

    5. Martin Johnson - I hate England but he was awesome. Big, aggressive intimadating. I don't thinks its a coincedence England have slid down the rankings since he left.
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  3. candybum

    candybum Guest

    Christian Cullen
  4. tarswelder

    tarswelder Guest

    Naas Botha, David Campese, John Kirwan for the SH, Serge Blanco, Jeremy Guscott, Gareth Edwards for the North
  5. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    Christian Cullen, Jonah Lomu, Caucau
  6. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    Jonah Lomu, Christian Cullen, Tana Umaga, Carlos Spencer and Andrew Mehrtens.
  7. kbourke88

    kbourke88 Guest

    Cullen - slippery
    Caucau - sheer pace and power
    Lomu - umm Mike Catt... ummm entire French backline...
    Campo - footwork to beat the best defender...
    All could run the ball and beat anyone on their day...
  8. paco1

    paco1 Guest

    Seen them with my own eyes in tests vs Pumas:

    1 Serge Blanco
    2 Hugo Porta
    3 Marc Cecillion
    4 (Cristhian Cullen (NZ u-21´s in 1995, Southern Hemisphere Tournament)
    5 Zinzan Brooke
    6 Andre Joubert

    I can name others , like Phillipe Sella o Van der Westheuizen,or Richard Loe because South African 1993 team and France in the 87, or NZ 1991 were impressive teams
  9. Hamster

    Hamster Guest

    Growing up liked David Wilson, John Eales, Tim Horan, Ben Tune, Matt Burke, Toitai Kefu watching the 99 wc when I was 7. And after than when we won the tri nations and BC for a few years after. Theseadays fav player is probably Chris Latham.
  10. I'll probably see HERNANDEZ :bleh!: and I've seen Mike CLAMP, a NZ winger 1986-1988.
  11. ospreys1987

    ospreys1987 Guest

    1. Gavin Henson
    2. Brian O'Driscoll
    3. Shane Williams
    4. James Hook
    5. Jason Robinson
  12. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    carlos spencer and lomu
  13. tarswelder

    tarswelder Guest

    Who can make a dream team ? Do you remember the bests prop of all time ?
  14. Mine would have to be Campo - having seen him play at club level to international level, he did so many things on the field which would make your heart leap into your mouth. Some bad, but on the whole totally magical.
  15. rugby_roots

    rugby_roots Guest

    I would have to say The Legendary, The Maestro, The King of Sevens, The Master, The Magician, The Wizard, The Michael Jordan of Sevens rugby......"Waisale Tikoisolomoni Serevi".

    Serevi has captivated the world with his skills, balance and reading of the game that combine to lend him that crucial extra second in which to weave his intoxicating magic.

    He has the ability to go from his own line, the ability to beat anyone from anywhere at anytime,†enthused Mark Thomas.

    “He was so unpredictable to play against and with such staggering pace.†Say no more..

    He has also represented Fiji in three Rugby World Cups in the 15-man game.

    Serevi retired from International rugby after the 2003 Rugby World Cup, but was persuaded by Fiji to return for the 2005 Sevens World Cup. He placed an exclamation point on his career by leading Fiji to the title, making Fiji the first nation to win two Sevens World Cups. After this win, he was named player-coach of the national sevens side. As a coach who continues to play semi-regularly, he lifted the 2006 World Sevens Series championship trophy.

    (Born 20 May 1968 in Suva, Fiji) is a Fijian rugby union footballer, noted for his skills in rugby sevens. However, he has also been capped 39 times for his country in the 15-man game.

  16. oihu_egin

    oihu_egin Guest

    Serge Blanco,Patrice Lagisquet,Philippe Sella, Shane Williams
  17. melon

    melon Guest

    Nice copy and paste from :p
  18. rugby_roots

    rugby_roots Guest

    Nice copy and paste from :p

    why you gotta call me out like like that...

    It was the easiest way to get my point across I didnt copy and paste everything just some bits of it.

    But I have a lot of video footage on Serevi from back in the 80's and early 90s when he was just amazing....i can do most of his moves in a real 15's game...It freezes the defense and distracts the other defenders...than I just pass and its try time.
  19. Karthago

    Karthago Guest

    absolutely Serge Blanco
  20. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    For those players who I have watched live, it has to be those from the NPC or Super 12 tournaments:

    1. Rupeni Caucau

    2. Carlos Spencer

    3. Joeli Vidiri

    4. Jonah Lomu

    5. Christian Cullen
  21. bapt

    bapt Guest

    1. Spencer

    2. Horan

    3. O'Driscoll

    4. Cullen

    5. Wood
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