Wallace or Staunton

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by rugger99, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. rugger99

    rugger99 Guest

    Anyone want to comment on whether Wallace or Staunton will go as backup to O'Gara?
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  3. Ripper

    Ripper Guest


    Haven't really seen either of them, but Staunton is a beast at Fly Half on Rugby 06 so that'll do.
  4. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Neither - just clone ROG, and hope the IRB doesn't inspect the the suspicious bundle under Eddie O'Sullivan's arm.
  5. I'd take Ian Humphreys personally.

    Staunton's a pile of crap, although he kicks just as erratically as Humphreys. At least Humphreys has something of a running game and a decent punt on him.
  6. JimmyCrofton

    JimmyCrofton Guest

    But the highet Humphreys has played at international level was A, so he doesn't have agreat deal of expierence. Staunton for me.
  7. hisokagray

    hisokagray Guest

    It's like choosing between vomit and crap for dinner. Either way we're screwed if ROG is out. If I was EOS I'd be begging David Humphreys to re-consider retirement.
  8. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    Staunton is awful although thankfully he's lost any chance he had after his shameful display in Argentina.

    Wallace is a much better player but not really an international outhalf.
    Bring back The Humph. (the old, good one)
  9. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Wallace will go but I think ROG will play all matches. EOS knows the group could come down to points difference.
  10. Drahcir

    Drahcir Guest

    Wallace definitely, at least he has some sort of kicking game, which is more than can be said for staunton
  11. I wish Shane Geraghty hadn't opted to go with England instead of us. Agreed on bringing back old Humph.
  12. diom

    diom Guest

    yeah Geraghty would be a good option.

    Wallace for me. Staunton was dire. Although maybe we should just go for Gavin Duffy. :p
  13. jovialjonny

    jovialjonny Guest

    definitely wallace.

    Staunton is poor, wallace could learn a lot from the experience, we need to start looking towards the world post ROG and develop these guys
  14. Fitzblado

    Fitzblado Guest

    Has to be Wallace, i think hes goin to be very good in a couple of years, the world cup will be great for him.
  15. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    It has to be Wallace alright, I wasn't overly impressed with him in the PI test match but he did enough to prove he won't screw up in the Namibia or Georgia games.

    ROG is too important a player for us to risk him playing in the first 2 games to Wallace should be more than capable of getting the job done but since we're dealing with EOS he'll probably play some part in both games which is madness.
  16. Marco Polo

    Marco Polo Guest

    Thought his goal kicking was pretty impressive against the PI better than I was expecting, but then again I don't remember any overly difficult kicks. He is a good footballer alright but it is a big step up from there to being an international standard outhalf.

    Staunton is a lame duck now as far as international rugby is concerned. He's blown more chances than I have had hot dinners.

    Haven't seen enough of baby humph really to comment on his claim for a squad place. Seems he isn't on Eddie's radar at the moment in any case.
  17. jsp_clarke

    jsp_clarke Guest

    As long as it doesn't get to him the WC stage should lift Wallace's game. And ROG has to be saved for the big games. We won't win anything if we go back to the old Humph.
  18. vtrucker

    vtrucker Guest

    Wallace for sure. He has a better boot than Staunton by far. He's good enough to give ROG a rest against Namibia and Georgia and as it's been said; the experience of playing in the RWC will be great for him.
  19. Melhor Time

    Melhor Time Guest

    Paddy Wallace without doubt. Staunton was absolutely pathetic against Argentina in June. Wallace on the other hand had a good game. Thats all O'Sullivan would have needed to see.

    Duffy could be in with a place at the expense of Bowe. I think Trimble will definetly make the squad (on the bench) and Carney and Murphy and Duffy / Bowe will be the additional backs in the 30 who miss the match day 22.

    Identical backline from the 2003 World Cup. The only chance is D'Arcy in for Kevin Maggs.
  20. DC

    DC Guest

    staunton is such a douche bag
  21. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Yep. I think we all agree with that one.
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