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Aye he was superb that season. Time for him to move on but will be missed nonetheless.

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He was absolutely in his prime when he came to WASPs and it was a cruel injury that really robbed him of a crucial season (might even have been his debut game).

I am absolutely convinced he would have shone, with that WASPs team around him.

Although Goode was a fantastic player, any pace he had (not much) had gone, he was a deep sitting string puller (aka kicking fly half).  Jackson offered more at the line and was a better player (at that point).

All the best too him in the future.

Yours, a bit saddened about the news.

aDONis

 

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On 08/05/2020 at 17:05, peasy23 said:

The 2010 win in Dublin is live on the SRU Facebook page tonight. Dan Parks finest hour?

I didn't think he was particularly good in that game (clutch kick from the touchline to win it aside) :)  [In fairness I'm terrible about remembering games in great detail, because the tend to merge in my mind, so I might be talking shite]!

Still fondly remembered by me for the time he scored 21 points in a 21-17 win v South Africa!

Yours

aDONis

 

 

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Callum Gibbins is to leave Glasgow at the end of the season. That's a massive blow tbh.
Aye, sore one. You would hope they can replace him with similar quality and experience, but given how that has gone at Glasgow over the last few years I won't be holding my breath.

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Im not overly fussed he is leaving, Rennie rates him highly but I always thought he was a bit of a show pony who shied away from the hard work. Was never going to get a game for Scotland so would rather his (probably hefty in comparison to some others) wages are spent on elsewhere.

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Tim Swinson retiring at the end of the season, past his best but still a capable performer. Another hole to fill for Glasgow.

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It's 5 years since Niko disgraced himself and the game against Ulster.

Still find it hilarious tbh

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Rugby back on TV this weekend with the first games of Super Rugby Aotearoa. Saturday it’s the Highlanders v Chiefs in front of a full house in Dunedin. Sunday might be another full house at Eden Park for the Blues v Hurticanes. Blues now have Bauden Barrett and Dan Carter has signed a short term contract with them. 

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7 minutes ago, Genuine Hibs Fan said:

Am I right in thinking that's Duhan VdM Scots qualified? 

I think its August or September - im sure the thinking was he would be available for AI's?

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Just now, honestly united said:

I think its August or September - im sure the thinking was he would be available for AI's?

Thank Christ, I've seen some arguments that he'd be found out internationally but I think his game's developed and his numbers speak for themselves.

We don't have a lot (any) depth at wing and also don't have anyone in the backline who's a crash ball or has his physicality. Matt Scott is the only centre close to that mould but he must be 6th or 7th in line at this point. Get him in, Graham on the other side. Maitland can stay as long as he's happy to turn up, a reliable squad player. Kinghorn and Hogg the other back three players in the squad. 

Need to start bringing through more players in those positions though as there's a big drop off after those 5. Seemingly some talent in the 20s though.

Kebble qualifies this year too I see. Goes to show how quickly things can change where before the six nations loosehead was a big problem position and now there's two options you'd be more than happy with.

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van der Merwe played his 1st game for Edinburgh in November 2017 but signed in the summer so might be qualified already. van der Walt also played his 1st game in November 2017 but did not join until November. 

Kebble played his 1st game for Glasgow in September 2017 so depends on when he arrived in Glasgow when he can play (same as van der Walt depends when he finished in South Africa). 

Also Pierre Schoeman should be qualified next summer 

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Van der Merwe looks brilliant ball in hand, but I haven't seen enough of Edinburgh to know whether he is international class defensively or not. No point in having someone scoring tries for fun,but also leaking them at the same rate.

Kebble and Schoeman are welcome additions but I dont think they are the game changers up front that people were hoping for when they originally signed. Definately add depth though which is always good. Also Van der walt will be a useful 3rd choice at 10 also

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On 11/06/2020 at 11:12, honestly united said:

Van der Merwe looks brilliant ball in hand, but I haven't seen enough of Edinburgh to know whether he is international class defensively or not. No point in having someone scoring tries for fun,but also leaking them at the same rate.

Kebble and Schoeman are welcome additions but I dont think they are the game changers up front that people were hoping for when they originally signed. Definately add depth though which is always good. Also Van der walt will be a useful 3rd choice at 10 also

Yeah, I'm not sure about this idea that he just comes in and takes Maitland's spot tbh. Maitland is probably a better all round player. VDM is a different type of player than what we've had for a while though. I can't remember the last time we had a big, quick, George North type option in the backline, I'm quite excited to see how he does.

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