Vainikolo?

Discussion in 'Aviva Premiership / LV Cup' started by leigh06, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. leigh06

    leigh06 Guest

    I've read about Lesley Vainikolo and that he can possibly play for several different countries, England being one of them. Is this true and does anyone know whether this would be likely?

    There have been bookmakers saying he could play by the 6N?
     
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    I shopuldn't be too supprised if during the 6 Nations, the 2 England wingers are Vinarolacola and Chris Ashton.

    The league boys will be so proud!
     
  4. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Well you were Right on One Aspect... A True Visionary!
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Remember Ashton is also in the Saxons, so could well get a call up yet! ;)
     
  6. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Sooo Very True!
     
  7. jeffb

    jeffb Guest



    We are, pity you have to poach our players though :bleh!:



    Jeff
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Well, they must be moving across for a reason... A superior game perhaps?? :bleh!:

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  9. jeffb

    jeffb Guest

    Yawn.

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    You are joking aren't you!! :p , seriously my arse a superior game :bleh!:



    Jeff
     
  10. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    £££££££££££££££££ ;)
     
  11. stormmaster1

    stormmaster1 Guest

    more chance for international glory??
     
  12. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Perhaps... although I'm not sure how much 'international glory' is likely to come his way or for how long. Very telling though that he's had more media coverage since his move to Union than in all the time he's been here.
    He's a fantastic player and he was a fantastic player and great ambassador for Bradford & Rugby League and I just hope that the likes of Stephen (******) Jones, Assclown (Inverdale) and Mr Smug c*** of the Century (Guscott) don't try their usual trick of whitewashing history when it comes to a former League player making a successful transition to Union.
    I wish him the best of luck in his new career and if he pulls on the England shirt I will be cheering him on like the rest of the England fans.
     
  13. stormmaster1

    stormmaster1 Guest

    Perhaps... although I'm not sure how much 'international glory' is likely to come his way or for how long. Very telling though that he's had more media coverage since his move to Union than in all the time he's been here.
    He's a fantastic player and he was a fantastic player and great ambassador for Bradford & Rugby League and I just hope that the likes of Stephen (******) Jones, Assclown (Inverdale) and Mr Smug c*** of the Century (Guscott) don't try their usual trick of whitewashing history when it comes to a former League player making a successful transition to Union.
    I wish him the best of luck in his new career and if he pulls on the England shirt I will be cheering him on like the rest of the England fans.


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    I think it's the chance for glory. It's not guaranteed, but the Union international scene is more competitive with more teams than in League. Plus it draws more in terms of fame and fortune.
     
  14. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Perhaps... although I'm not sure how much 'international glory' is likely to come his way or for how long. Very telling though that he's had more media coverage since his move to Union than in all the time he's been here.
    He's a fantastic player and he was a fantastic player and great ambassador for Bradford & Rugby League and I just hope that the likes of Stephen (******) Jones, Assclown (Inverdale) and Mr Smug c*** of the Century (Guscott) don't try their usual trick of whitewashing history when it comes to a former League player making a successful transition to Union.
    I wish him the best of luck in his new career and if he pulls on the England shirt I will be cheering him on like the rest of the England fans.


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    I think it's the chance for glory. It's not guaranteed, but the Union international scene is more competitive with more teams than in League. Plus it draws more in terms of fame and fortune.
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    Oh, I agree with you there. Like I said... I wish him (and his knees ;) ) well. He's well capable of scattering defenders even at international level although sadly he always seemed to be unavailable due to injuries for the Kiwis.
     
  15. Nat

    Nat Guest

    Personally I think Vainokolo should play for Tonga, England has plenty of Pro players, Tonga doesn't. England should concentrate on build a game plan that doesn't revolve one player: John Wilko. Playing a slow forwards game is boring and uneventful. The 6N England vs Wales game showed England that they must play for 80mins and not rely on pens and the boot of Johnny W.
     
  16. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Same could have been said for Lomu and New Zealand...
     
  17. Brodizzle

    Brodizzle Guest

    Same could have been said for Lomu and New Zealand...
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    Lomu was born and trained in New Zealand, Vainokolo was born in Tonga and trained in NZ and Australia before eventually moving to the UK....I don't see the parallel?
     
  18. Matpel

    Matpel Guest

    sure vanikolo should play for Tonga
     
  19. Crackdown

    Crackdown Guest

    Vanikolo shouldn't be in the England squad because he isn't up to it yet - plain and simple. It's another Farrel situation...
     
  20. I disagree. The similarities between a Union and League winger are huge. Union wingers need to be able to kick better, but I'm sure if Vainikolo learns the right place to put his foot through the ball it will go a fair distance.

    Farrell, on the other hand, was played in a position where knowledge of Union's subtleties and nuances is vital. That's why he was found out having been thrown into international rugby well before he was ready for it.
     
  21. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Why oh why didn't we follow Alan Gaffney's advice and make him a flanker?
     
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