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Which Welsh player would you miss the most once he retires? 

Which Welsh player would you miss the most once he retires?
Dan Biggar 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Luke Charteris 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Alex Cuthbert 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Bradley Davies 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jonathan Davies (Foxy) 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Taulupe Faletau 36%  36%  [ 7 ]
Leigh Halfpenny 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Paul James 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Gethin Jenkins 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Alun Wyn Jones 26%  26%  [ 5 ]
Dan Lydiate 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
George North 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Rhys Priestland 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Jamie Roberts 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Justin Tipuric 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Sam Warburton 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lloyd Williams 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Scott Williams 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Any other (please state) 10%  10%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 19

Which Welsh player would you miss the most once he retires? 
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Figaro wrote:
From the perspective of the national side I think it's safe to say we have already seen the last of Hook, Paul James and Lloyd Williams, and possibly also Priestland and Lydiate. I am also not sure how much longer Roberts, Bradley Davies and Luke Charteris will remain in the coaches' plans.

Jenkins avoids that list because whilst he could fully retire tomorrow, or carry on for another year. He is already past the age you'd expect him to retire, but his form before his recent injury showed he still has something to offer and would have been involved in the 6N and summer tour if it weren't for the injury.
He seems to be on a year-by-year contract with the Blues and I think if he was going to end his career this summer he would have done it by now. This will probably year may well be his last for both region and country though.


Yes, Jenkins is near retirement and has been a great player. Assuming he can still play to the standard needed he is one of those players that you want in the team. Although, finding the replacement and giving game time is the key.

Although a number of players on that list will be missed, I think the key is position. We don't have loads of players in every position but prop, certainly 3. And centre seem to be our weak areas in terms of identifying decent players to replace.


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Not one of those is going to leave a lasting legacy.

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Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:26 pm
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Not one of those is going to leave a lasting legacy.


Sam is heading that way.

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Lions Captain.

He's already a Hall of Famer in waiting.


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Bouch wrote:
Thegrimriper wrote:
Not one of those is going to leave a lasting legacy.


Sam is heading that way.

Regional Captain
Wales Captain
Lions Captain.

He's already a Hall of Famer in waiting.


I don't think he will be remembered in the samw way as Shane, Jonathan Davies, Quinnell, Gareth Edwards, JPR or Barry John and other 70s players. Just a few people I can think of but worth ocnsidering forwards don't seem to get the se glory.


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Cymru am byth wrote:
Bouch wrote:
Thegrimriper wrote:
Not one of those is going to leave a lasting legacy.


Sam is heading that way.

Regional Captain
Wales Captain
Lions Captain.

He's already a Hall of Famer in waiting.


I don't think he will be remembered in the samw way as Shane, Jonathan Davies, Quinnell, Gareth Edwards, JPR or Barry John and other 70s players. Just a few people I can think of but worth ocnsidering forwards don't seem to get the se glory.


Merv the Swerve, Quinnel, John Taylor, Dai who were 9 upside down, Clem Thomas, the Pontypool front row ......,


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Bouch wrote:
Cymru am byth wrote:
Bouch wrote:
Thegrimriper wrote:
Not one of those is going to leave a lasting legacy.


Sam is heading that way.

Regional Captain
Wales Captain
Lions Captain.

He's already a Hall of Famer in waiting.


I don't think he will be remembered in the samw way as Shane, Jonathan Davies, Quinnell, Gareth Edwards, JPR or Barry John and other 70s players. Just a few people I can think of but worth ocnsidering forwards don't seem to get the se glory.


Merv the Swerve, Quinnel, John Taylor, Dai who were 9 upside down, Clem Thomas, the Pontypool front row ......,


I agree there were numerous forwards but asl.most people of the best players ever and the list is dominated by backs. E.g. Adam Jones was our most important player at one point but his 'best bits' on highlights are not as fun as even an average back.


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I agree there were numerous forwards but asl.most people of the best players ever and the list is dominated by backs. E.g. Adam Jones was our most important player at one point but his 'best bits' on highlights are not as fun as even an average back.


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Thegrimriper wrote:
Not one of those is going to leave a lasting legacy.

No? :dontknow:

Sam, AWJ and Gethin will Imo

North could have but for what ever reason (knocks to the head, coaching, attitude?) he hasn't really progressed and seems to have stagnated.


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North might be the biggest of all actually, not so much for what he has/will achieve on the pitch, but because of where he's from. There have been other good players from the North but he is a real household name and they love him up in North Wales, particularly the north west; his rise has definitely been a boost for Rugby in the area in the way that wouldn't happen with another star player from e.g. the valleys or West Wales.


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I am bemused by the whole concept. Why there is a statue for Gareth o Edwards lord only knows ... except that 'The Players' must have had a say in it? To Laud one above all other's is quite strange ..especially when they pick a Fisherman.

Anyway, for what it's worth I chose The WaterBoy, unseen but vital in keeping the squad on its feet!

Few tips too on times.

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Sadly none of them! I suppose I grew up when players were gods...like Edwards, Bennett and John.


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Sadly none of them! I suppose I grew up when players were gods...like Edwards, Bennett and John.



Imagine if your wife had to be like the pretty gal in school?

Such numptyness is not only antisocial but defunct in potential.

As a, get this, representative of Rigel 6, I find you Earthlings quite humorous in your suckling off of past 'memories'.

A Photon lives forever and does what but bounce , reflect, get absorbed or get emitted.

What sort of life is that?

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LLanrumneyOik wrote:
SimplyRed wrote:
Sadly none of them! I suppose I grew up when players were gods...like Edwards, Bennett and John.



Imagine if your wife had to be like the pretty gal in school?

Such numptyness is not only antisocial but defunct in potential.

As a, get this, representative of Rigel 6, I find you Earthlings quite humorous in your suckling off of past 'memories'.

A Photon lives forever and does what but bounce , reflect, get absorbed or get emitted.

What sort of life is that?

The Rigelian Earth Corp is dedicated to the helpful development of Confident Species.

One can be a God one's self.

One need not take down another to be so.


Wtf Bri?!


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poetry


Look Dude I am into my boots on a load of shit today so I am avoiding conflict and making folk's think instead of reacting is all.


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