Will Peel move to France/England?

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Sir Speedy, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Rumours have spread that Peel may be moving from Llanelli (and out of Wales in general) next season after his contract expires this Summer. The Western Mail in particular have said that he has had links with Saracens and the London Wasps. Although they also pointed out that Peel would prefer a move to France (much like Alfie and Stephen Jones). The newspaper also pointed out that French Champions, Paris, are looking for a World-Class scrum-half after Pichot retired after the World Cup.
    If Peel moved, i think this would benefit his game. Playing with Llanelli at the moment, he's getting nothing from an abysmal pack and the coaching setup (suffering from second-season syndrome) aren't helping either. If he moved to Paris, he would have forwards such as Sergio Parisse, Remy Martin and Scott Murray (Or is that Jason White?) to give him good possession, and ultimately, allow him to perform. Using Stephen and Alfie as examples, they both prove that playing abroad can expand a players game (Also moving them from the dismal Magners League) as Wales won the Grand Slam the year they were in France.
    Peel moving to France will not benefit Llanelli, but it may benefit Welsh rugby as a whole, and since I can't see this new rule (Welsh players must stick to Welsh regions) sticking, he could get back to form over the 2 or more years he stays there.

    What are your thoughts?
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  3. Peel would probably do well to move away from Llanelli. Seems to be a case of 1 step forward and 2 steps backward at the moment. Their pack isn't up to scracth so he's getting poor ball. a Scrum half is only as good as his pack.

    And it's Taylor you think of at Paris, he's struggling to hold down his place mind. Murray plays for Mantauban and White is the Sale captain.
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Word on the terrace is we've got him now Sharky is off to Wasps. But then again, that rumour is fueled by the Rugby Times so it can almost be completely discounted.
  5. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Yeh, I always confuse the three. <_<
  6. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Hes going to Sale. Announced on BBC a few mins ago. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_unio...ale/7189499.stm
  7. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Should be a good move for Peel.
  8. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Awesome! I think he'll do well at Sale, although Wigglesworth playing second to him will not benefit England (then again, Sale's coach is French, so he won't care :D).
  9. Well the rumourmill also says Foden or Wigglesworth will be winging their way down to Northampton to link up with Jim Mallinder. Personally I would be delighted if we stole them both, that way we could definately get rid of Ian Vass.
  10. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    That's funny that he uses the argument I wanted to go to a foreign country when speaking of England... What an adventurous player!
  11. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    The "foreign country" was probably an excuse, his career had gone stagnant at the Scarlets, but he didn't want to upset the fans by saying the region isn't good enough. Saying that, he's played as consistent as the region has been all year, crap. So a move to a better region will do him good.
  12. Sale isn't a region, it's a club. ;)

    We don't 'ave no time for them fancy foreign ideas o'er this side o' the border.
  13. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    I know, I realised what I said after I posted, but couldn't be bothered to edit it. ^.^
  14. RC

    RC Guest

    Does anyone hear many, many notes being counted out on the table?

    I think Peel knows he's not got the no.1 slot for long in Wales and so is gonna try and pull in as much money as he can, coz the lad's not getting any younger.
    Plus scarlets are shite this season.
  15. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    He said (and so did Phil Davies) that he's getting roughly a little more than he got at Llanelli.
    I don't think he's going for money, perhaps to play with a decent pack of forwards and be coached by a decent set-up. Charlie Hodgson won't mind having him around, especially if he distributes well.
  16. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Yeh, because he's just going to give Phillips the nine shirt. <_< :rolleyes:
  17. RC

    RC Guest

    Erm...no, because Peel's not getting younger and he's going off the boil...

    But hey, don't worry, not everyone can spot the obvious.
  18. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Seeing whats coming with Mike Phillips, considering the guy can't even protect the ball from marauding Japanese midgets...I can only see epic fail resulting from Mr Phillips.
  19. RC

    RC Guest

    There's more to Mike Phillips than the display you saw at the world cup.
    I would much prefer Peel than Phillips and i hold my hand up and say that quite happilyand honestly, but let's face the facts, Peel hasn't been good for some time now.

    From what I see, at least Phillips, is making an impact in the places the Peel no longer does.
    Plus, being the next strongest on the Welsh team behind Gethin Jenkins, Phillips is just like a ninth forward. Sometimes a bad thing, but also sometimes a very good thing.
  20. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Yeh, which is why Phillipe Saint Andre has just bought him with a £250,000 (£70,000 more than Phillips' £180,000, might I add) a year contract lasting two years. I guess some people have an eye for potential. :bleh!:

    Since when was a scrum-half being like a forward a good thing? If the eight players in front of him aren't giving Peel the ball properly, then there's no point blaming him when he has a bad game. The only time I've seen him play bad was against Fiji, where his decision-making was abysmal.
    Since Gatland is going to 'toughen up' our forwards, Peel should play better again, and his move to Sale next year is going to benefit his game.
    *Awaits, "Keep dreaming!" reply*.
  21. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    I agree with that Mr Speedy (btw, why have you ditched the Scarlets for the Blues). Peel is the better player, Philips has the potential to be better, but his decision making and that bloody step before passing is letting him down. Peel has been off for some time, but playing behind an abysmal Scarlets and Welsh pack is making it impossible for him.

    But that's exactly where Philips comes into his own, behind a pack going backwards, it's still a tough job, but he handles it better than Peel (due to his size and strength) therefore he should have been ahead of peel lately and if the pack doesn't improve, I'd put him ahead for this six nations.
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