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Jonah Lomu wreaking havoc against Australia in 1995

Pretty sure I wasn't comparing Lomu to the likes of Shane but to those of similar size to him. Perhaps I didn't word it correctly.

TBH I think there could be a fair few wingers Lomu's size but rugby has progressed so dramatically in the past 20 years that their limitations would be exposed. Lomu had the turning circle of a tank defensively and was often exposed against jinking runners or the ball being put behind him.

Tuilagi? Yes. Tuigimala? Under 6' but pound for pound phenomenal

2 Weeks, 2 Hours ago

Jonah Lomu wreaking havoc against Australia in 1995

He'd have got in most of the teams I've played in and that includes ousting some quality players but from my experience in NZ their 'big' guys have to work twice as hard on their conditioning. Naturally BIG men. I reckon quite a few potential big names don't make it through lack of motivation

2 Weeks, 9 Hours ago

Jonah Lomu wreaking havoc against Australia in 1995

We'd heard bits about him. The set up back then, 93 I think, was about as unprofessional as you could get (definitely in Wales) but we were told a bit about their team, especially some 'giant winger' who'd be wreaking havoc in their home internationals. Our back line was tiny so when we found out he wasn't playing I think we all let out a sigh of relief. It was academic though, they were to a man far bigger and stronger than any other u18 team we played against. Don't get me wrong I'm far from a small man and (was) pretty damn fit but their strength and conditioning was an eye opener.

2 Weeks, 9 Hours ago

Jonah Lomu wreaking havoc against Australia in 1995

I think trying to compare players similar in size to Lomu is a waste of time. It's like comparing cars, it's what under the hood that counts. Lomu possessed incredible explosive power shackled with the fact he was the first of the, and I say this respectfully, 'freaks' meant at times he was undefendable. 1 on 1 he'd beat his man, 1 on 2+ he created space.
Incidentally I was due to play against him for Wales U18 against NZ U18 (think they were called NZ News for some reason?) he, thankfully didn't play but was replaced by another 6' 4"+, 18+ stone giant. I can't find the program but I think his name was something like 'Kola Elniak'... absolutely destroyed us :( Anyone know of him or what happened to him?

2 Weeks, 12 Hours ago

Heineken Cup 2013/2014 Best Tries - Round 1

I'm not a Scarlets man but I love that backline. With North leaving and excluding JD in the centre they're not exactly the bosh merchants that many teams seem to favour. Let's hope they carry on playing like that, other teams take note and we see a return to skill and not just size!

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Brian O'Driscoll's incredible skill at training - Lions RAW teaser

But I don't like soccer :(

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Brian O'Driscoll's incredible skill at training - Lions RAW teaser

There, my friends, are the ramblings of a drunk Irish man.

TIP: Never log onto rugbydump after a few bevvies on a Friday night

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Brian O'Driscoll's incredible skill at training - Lions RAW teaser

Wish I'd not... it's total nonsense :(

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Matthew Morgan scores 90m solo effort for Ospreys against Edinburgh

Language!

Rugby08 are you a troll? Just read your comments on other posts and they're all very aggressive. There's having a debate and bringing something to the table and there's, well, what you do,

If you think it's reasonable to list one of your own players flaws then fair enough. Glad you're at the Os

10 Months, 4 Days ago

George North sets up great try but Gloucester sneak controversional win

Just read North's article on the beeb saying he needs time to settle in.

God help everyone when he does!

10 Months, 5 Days ago

 
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