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Kieran Reid

Post by Chobbsy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:23 am

Now he is one I would love to come to us, as he is retiring from international rugby after the World Cup

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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by Dr H Flashman MBE » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:08 am

Journeyman, over the hill, injury prone, will take the space of a younger academy player.....
I would love him!!
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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by JackFlashJonny » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:25 am

Whilst an all time great player he is past his best and the money he would command wouldn't be worth it imo...Japan is perfect for him :smt023

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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by ellis9 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:30 am

Chobbsy wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:23 am
Now he is one I would love to come to us, as he is retiring from international rugby after the World Cup

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/47466116
No we cannot sign someone who after the World Cup will be 34 years old. People on here say so.

Anyway, he's off to Japan after the World Cup.

Also, I know this is not important but when you've posted the story which shows the name Kieran Read, how have you managed to spell it as Reid in the subject title? :smt017

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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by Chobbsy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:22 pm

ellis9 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:30 am
Chobbsy wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:23 am
Now he is one I would love to come to us, as he is retiring from international rugby after the World Cup

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/47466116
No we cannot sign someone who after the World Cup will be 34 years old. People on here say so.

Anyway, he's off to Japan after the World Cup.

Also, I know this is not important but when you've posted the story which shows the name Kieran Read, how have you managed to spell it as Reid in the subject title? :smt017
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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by Mark62 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:35 pm

Fabulous player but is very much being allowed to play what games he wants up to the World Cup, he hasn’t been in the Crusaders match day squad yet,
After that will be too old and is off to Japan anyway

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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by Dangerous4 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:37 pm

A truly great player, but he seems to want to go to Japan, where the money is good, but above all the physicality will be less stressful on his body, now that he is becoming an old war horse.

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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by northerntiger » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:04 pm

I'd prefer the young and hungry, not the old and tired. He's won everything in the game, can't see the adrenalin flowing for him for club matches. Dan Carter hasn't exactly hit the heights, neither has Nonu. Rugby is a game where you put your body on the line, with the best will in the world that's hard at a new club at the end of your career

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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by WhitecapTiger » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:02 pm

northerntiger wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:04 pm
Rugby is a game where you put your body on the line, with the best will in the world that's hard at a new club at the end of your career
Didn't stop Brad Thorn.... (I understand that some will disagree with that).
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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by Scott1 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:15 pm

Brad Thorn was a one off,look how Matfield did at Stains to ward off any interest in older players. But then I think of George Smith too!

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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by northerntiger » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:31 pm

There's always exceptions to the rule. But Thorne did one season, Matfield blew hot and cold. I wouldn't say either was a long term success

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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by Scott1 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:32 pm

I don't honestly remember Matfield having one half decent game at Saints,he was awful,arguably one of the worse overseas players ever.Still a legend though. Him and Botha was one of the great second row partnerships.

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Re: Kieran Reid

Post by Chobbsy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:33 am

Scott1 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Brad Thorn was a one off,look how Matfield did at Stains to ward off any interest in older players. But then I think of George Smith too!
I really don't believe cruising, playing for the money are in Kieran's DNA
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