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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by h's dad » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:29 pm

voice of the crumbie wrote:
Noddy555 wrote:I take issue with the fact that Manu is a world class player, He might have been 3 years ago, but his game never developed to maintain that status. All world class rugby players are world class because they develop a good rugby brain. They are quick to assess situations and make instant decisions, the majority of which have to be correct. To me Manu always had a one track mind, always break the gain line, as we all know even the very best players are lucky to do this 30% of the time.
With the greatest of respect Noddy I am inclined to trust the opinions of those who have played at the highest level. For example those expressed here:

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Rugby ... story.html

To quote from the article "Jonny said: "Manu is a world-class player.

"He would be a great addition to any team in the world."
A little less experienced but Henry Slade described Manu as his toughest opponent in Rugby World.
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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by L Smith » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:15 pm

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Noddy555 wrote:I take issue with the fact that Manu is a world class player, He might have been 3 years ago, but his game never developed to maintain that status. All world class rugby players are world class because they develop a good rugby brain. They are quick to assess situations and make instant decisions, the majority of which have to be correct. To me Manu always had a one track mind, always break the gain line, as we all know even the very best players are lucky to do this 30% of the time.
Are you saying that he's a worse player than he was three years ago?
I don't think anyone is qualified to make that judgment. The only possible answer is, "We don't know".
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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by Noddy555 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:06 pm

YES smithy I am. To me his best performance came in the all blacks match in November 2012. Since then the road has been decidedly downhill.
Let's hope that he has used the time his injury has given him wisely to
study the world's greatest centre pairing Roberts and Davies, if he can match even 80% of their performance he will do well.

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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by Doghashadhisday » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:52 pm

Noddy555 wrote:YES smithy I am. To me his best performance came in the all blacks match in November 2012. Since then the road has been decidedly downhill.
Let's hope that he has used the time his injury has given him wisely to
study the world's greatest centre pairing Roberts and Davies, if he can match even 80% of their performance he will do well.
Is it not a bit unfair asking him to match 80% of 2 players performance

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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by darganj » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:06 pm

Noddy555 wrote:YES smithy I am. To me his best performance came in the all blacks match in November 2012. Since then the road has been decidedly downhill.
Let's hope that he has used the time his injury has given him wisely to
study the world's greatest centre pairing Roberts and Davies, if he can match even 80% of their performance he will do well.
World's greatest centre pairing?! Think Nonu/Smith or SBW/Smith or Nonu/SBW would have something to say about that.

Roberts is more of a one trick pony than Manu and Davies has had limited to negligible form since Lions 2013

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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by L Smith » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:59 pm

Noddy555 wrote:YES smithy I am. To me his best performance came in the all blacks match in November 2012. Since then the road has been decidedly downhill.
Let's hope that he has used the time his injury has given him wisely to
study the world's greatest centre pairing Roberts and Davies, if he can match even 80% of their performance he will do well.
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
Where to start?!
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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by Cagey Tiger » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:01 pm

Doghashadhisday wrote:
Noddy555 wrote:YES smithy I am. To me his best performance came in the all blacks match in November 2012. Since then the road has been decidedly downhill.
Let's hope that he has used the time his injury has given him wisely to
study the world's greatest centre pairing Roberts and Davies, if he can match even 80% of their performance he will do well.
Is it not a bit unfair asking him to match 80% of 2 players performance
I would have thought that was the minimum requirement to be called world class on this forum :smt002

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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by L Smith » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:17 pm

Noddy555 wrote:YES smithy I am. To me his best performance came in the all blacks match in November 2012. Since then the road has been decidedly downhill.
Let's hope that he has used the time his injury has given him wisely to
study the world's greatest centre pairing Roberts and Davies, if he can match even 80% of their performance he will do well.
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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by drc_007 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:59 am

L Smith wrote:
Noddy555 wrote:YES smithy I am. To me his best performance came in the all blacks match in November 2012. Since then the road has been decidedly downhill.
Let's hope that he has used the time his injury has given him wisely to
study the world's greatest centre pairing Roberts and Davies, if he can match even 80% of their performance he will do well.
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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by tigercaspian » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:46 pm

Manu now off to Toulouse per previous comments ??

http://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/features ... a-dilemma/

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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:22 pm

tigercaspian wrote:Manu now off to Toulouse per previous comments ??

http://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/features ... a-dilemma/
That like 2 weeks old, rugby paper usually put up articles 2 weeks after there are release in there paper.

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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by fortysix » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:00 pm

Twin Pete is going to have to sell one of his helicopters to keep Manu..

Freddie doesnt mess about where money , bigggggggggggggggggg money is concerned.!!!!!

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Re: Manu Tuilagi to Saracens!

Post by Big Dai » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:59 pm

Noddy555 wrote:YES smithy I am. To me his best performance came in the all blacks match in November 2012. Since then the road has been decidedly downhill.
Let's hope that he has used the time his injury has given him wisely to
study the world's greatest centre pairing Roberts and Davies, if he can match even 80% of their performance he will do well.
Mesnel and Sella could run rings round these jugger-naughts! Oh for a game of guile and craft. leave the bash crash to the forwards!
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