Wilkinson or Patterson?

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by dreyfuss, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. dreyfuss

    dreyfuss Guest

    Who is the best kicker in RWC? John Wilkinson or Chris Patterson?
     
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Blatently Patterson.

    He's also a far superior player in every other aspect of the game.
     
  4. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    All of that sadly wasted because he never ever plays in position.

    All of that sadly wasted because he never ever plays in position.
     
  5. nGXV

    nGXV Guest

    Patterson is kicking better, but it's the only aspect of the game that he beats johnny in... Kepp underestimating wilko... I can't belioeve that...
     
  6. AllezWasps

    AllezWasps Guest

    Wilkinson has a kick, half way line, to the right, wet windy day. He kicks for the posts misses. 0%



    Patterson has the same kick. Line out.

    Stats lie.
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    So, in other words Wilkinson takes on an overly difficult kicks, misses and throws a chance away. Patterson gains teritory and creates a scoring opportunity.

    Again, who's the better player?
     
  8. cant believe you slaging off paterson for not attempting kicks wilko would - part of being a good kicker is knowing your limits, and knowing when kicking to touch is the favourible option for you team! whats the point attempting a 50 yard kick and missing, if you could kick to touch and get an attacking line-out?
     
  9. tom1611

    tom1611 Guest

    I think it's an unfair comparison - what annoys me is people critiscising Scotland for kicking their way to victory over Italy. Ultimately, if Aus or NZ had a kicker of Paterson's percentage on the field, then they could have reversed their results.



    At the moment, Paterson is a better place kicker, but Jonny is better at getting his team the win in close games. Both are matchwinners - in completely different cases.
     
  10. stormmaster1

    stormmaster1 Guest



    Nail on head. Both are great kickers. Paterson has a better percentage, but less range on boot. Wilkinson may miss more, but he gets the ones that matter.
     
  11. Hoodo

    Hoodo Guest

    Wrong.

    Scotland has a kick, half way line, to the right, wet windy day. PARKS kicks for the posts. Gets It. 100 %

    Paterson takes the shorter kicks, whereas we have the sheer power of parks to supplement it.
     
  12. random_man

    random_man Guest

    I'd go for Wilikinsons experience and general kicking ability
     
  13. Wrong.

    Scotland has a kick, half way line, to the right, wet windy day. PARKS kicks for the posts. Gets It. 100 %

    Paterson takes the shorter kicks, whereas we have the sheer power of parks to supplement it.
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    well said that man!



    and as for poeple complaining about scotland kicking to victory over Italy - did these people watch the last world cup? Scotland may have had to rely on the boot of peterson, but we will be the first to admit Italy are probably just as good as us. England, however, seem to believe they are much better than any other team in existence. if this is the case, how come they have to rely on wilko for points?
     
  14. I wonder how good england would be without jonny?
     
  15. Lardinho

    Lardinho Guest

    Die Hard, I would reckon without Jonny, they are probably 36 points worse than South Africa =P
     
  16. jew76

    jew76 Guest

    Patterson is better this year
     
  17. AllezWasps

    AllezWasps Guest

    Well, if Wilkinson gets 3 of those harder ones, while Scotland lose their lineouts, and England win by 3 penalties, Wilko.

    Plus, did anybody watch Scotland vs NZ? Patterson was great.
     
  18. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    Patterson better kicking at goal and running with ball in hand. About the same passing ability. Wilkinson better at everything else.
     
  19. stormmaster1

    stormmaster1 Guest

    It's a bit difficult to really compare them well because they are such different players, have completely different roles within their side and never seem to compete on an equal footing. The only easy comparison is their goal kicking where PAterson wins at the moment.
     
  20. Paterson is the best goal kicker in the world, stats don't like.

    Wilkinson is the better kicker from hand and defensive player.

    They both get the backline moving well and are excellent commanders and leaders and both have handling and service.


    Really, the each have their strong points and weak points.
     
  21. Well, if Wilkinson gets 3 of those harder ones, while Scotland lose their lineouts, and England win by 3 penalties, Wilko.

    Plus, did anybody watch Scotland vs NZ? Patterson was great.
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    aye, but scotland win said line-outs and potentially you could be looking at 21-9 ;)



    and as for NZ game, Parks is our best tactical kicker!
     
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