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Prop Ryan Bevington turns on the gas for outstanding Ospreys try

Is it just me, or is this video the 7s highlights? Did this get changed by accident?

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Italy stun France with another Six Nations upset win in Rome

Watched it online? Pay channel or free feed in the US?

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

Didn't know internet chinese whispers were hand-timed. Especially when run at a huge, almost certainly electronically-timed Texas Relays.
http://www.flotrack.org/article/11741-RESULTS-2012-Texas-Relays

Not sure your point though, since the rest of your post suggests you think he's for real.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

Exactly SpencaH.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

See, I think most of what you say is true, but when you say "lack of handling skills", that makes no sense to me. How do you know he doesn't have those skills or cannot refine/develop them? Everyone wants to be a pundit and predict from one highlight clip whether Isles is the real deal for 7s or 15s, but why?

He's an exciting player, one who people are most likely to watch closely because his speed suggests something could happen each time he touches the ball. I hope he takes this solid start to his rugby career and not only develops himself, but also inspires some other young people to take up rugby.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

If you really wanted to know, Google is your friend. He was one of the top HS running backs in Ohio.
http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/T_m0EljuHk2pgLJBJuQ8TQ/football-fall-07/stats-carlin-isles.htm

Not sure about college, but the kid could play.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

Fair enough. Too bad Howlett's too old now to see them match up.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

You say that now, he's only been playing rugby for 12 weeks. No one here has any idea if "his only attribute is his speed." Why couldn't he be "a great distributor of the ball." He certainly seems to have the ambition and motivation to learn other core skills. He's played American football, so he's taken a few hits.

He very well may be a quality player long term, but your instant dismissal of Isles is unbecoming. He's an intriguing player that hasn't earned his stripes yet, but just the same, you can't just write him off because he's new to the scene.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

I think you're right, he's likely to stay in 7s and become a media star in the US due to the Olympics, no need for him to grind it in 15s. I'm beginning to think that there's real truth to the possibility of the USA getting truly serious about rugby after 2016.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

Howlett was fast, but don't discount the difference between 10.5 and 10.13. Seems tiny but those are the margins that make a difference on the wing.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

 
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