Who will get the starting No.9 jersey for the AB's

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by tommowins, Mar 1, 2009.


Scrum Half

  1. Jimmy Cowan

    0 vote(s)
  2. Brendon Leonard

    0 vote(s)
  3. Piri Weepu

  4. Andy Ellis

    0 vote(s)
  1. tommowins

    tommowins Guest

    This has bugged me for a while now. With Jimmy Cowan playing well last season and Brendon Leonard coming back from injury after looking hot in 2007. As well as Weepu not in bad form and Henry's obsession with Andy Ellis. I am really trying to think who will get the starting jersey.

    What do you think?
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  3. candybum

    candybum Guest

    Leonard to me is looking very good. But i think the AB's see him more as a impact player off the bench likewise with Mathewson if he is picked. I still hope Jimmy cowan will be the starting 9, but will vote later in the season!
  4. jimbook

    jimbook Guest

    Brendon leonard Should get the spot but i think they will stick with Cowan.
  5. Ickon

    Ickon Guest

    If selection is done by form, then Leonard should win by a country mile.
  6. dundeesmiffy

    dundeesmiffy Guest

    I like Weepu personally.

    I think he's a good minder for the 9 shirt until one of the younger guys is ready to step up.
  7. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    Never understood why Weepu hasn't been shoed in for 9 since Kelleher went North. Class act, much better than Cowan and Ellis. Haven't seen anything of Ellis.
  8. melon

    melon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (gingergenius @ Mar 30 2009, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    If you haven't seen anything of Ellis, how do you know Weepu is much better than him?
  9. ChiefsFan

    ChiefsFan Guest

    Back in 07, Leonard was the incumbent halfback, with him and Ellis being taken to the world cup. I think now that he's back, consistently playing great rugby (his worst game of the season was agaist the Reds), and has already been seen by the selectors as a great halbakc, I think he'll be given a good run. I definitely think he's got the ability to be the best halfback in the world come 2011.
  10. Ickon

    Ickon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ChiefsFan @ Mar 30 2009, 03:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    From what I've seen from him this year I'm inclined to back you up on that statement! Even though I can't stand the Chiefs (It's my brothers team, now that there finally realising there potential, I can't shut my brother up). :p
  11. William18

    William18 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ChiefsFan @ Mar 30 2009, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I agree. If the number one player in any posistion comes back from injury they should immeadiately be picked. Leonard is in form and is a great half back. Weepu is a bit of an idiot. For one thing, he always does his kicks from the back of the ruck about 20 times a game and they never work. Our depth at halfback is very promising with other guys like Matthewson coming through who could be ready within a few years.
  12. tommowins

    tommowins Guest

    I should have added Mathewson to the poll. I think Leonard and Mathewson share an explosive game of rugby and are always looking for a quick dart past the ruck. They are pretty strong too.
  13. Flux

    Flux Guest

    I actually think Alby Mathewson has looked very good this year, and that's saying a lot seeing as I thought he didn't deserve the black jersey a year ago. However, he is a bit hot and cold (much like the Hurricanes) at the moment, and might need a year or two before he turns into a complete class act, which I actually think he will now.

    In saying that, the Hurricanes' comeback against the Lions was down to Weepu being shifted into halfback when Ripia came on in my opinion. I think that had more to do with Ripia playing at first five than Mathewson being off the field, however.
  14. ChiefsFan

    ChiefsFan Guest

    Who picked Ellis in the poll?

    I'm assuming an Australian...
  15. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Andy Ellis. Lol!
  16. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (melon @ Mar 30 2009, 03:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    If you haven't seen anything of Ellis, how do you know Weepu is much better than him?

    sorry that was meant to say Leonard. I've seen plenty of Ellis and Cowan playing for the ABs
  17. Flux

    Flux Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (gingergenius @ Mar 31 2009, 07:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think it's best you catch a bit of Leonard before making that call. Leonard's a better halfback than Weepu in most people's books.

    Ellis, on the other hand, is rubbish.
  18. tommowins

    tommowins Guest

    However last year Graeme Henry had some wierd facination with him. I put him as a poll option to see if it was just me who didn't like him.
  19. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    I'll tell you what seeing as I'm a nice guy, the All Blacks can have Luke Burgees and we will take Leonard or Cowen, how's that?
  20. tommowins

    tommowins Guest

    Lol Australia with a shortage of scrum-halves! Although I have heard Josh Valentine has been playing alright inside Giteau. Maybe he is an alternative to Burgess.
  21. bobilycious

    bobilycious Guest

    Will Genia looks like he could be a good future Wallaby halfback.

    For NZ, Jimmy Cowan is solid and is probably the best defensive halfback in the world. Consistently saves tries at Super 14 and International level. Weepu offers something different in the second half and can cover first-five well. It is a shame Leonard is injured again :(
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