Originally Posted by cbuts
Tell me what Rueben Thorne does that is so good?
People say he is a good tackler - so are you saying Jerry Collins, Troy Flavell cant tackle?
Everything Throne can do Collins, Flavell, Lauaki, Messam, Blackie can do better
Reuben Thorne constantly does the hard work in order for others to benefit, he makes a lot more tackles than an average forward and also cleans out rucks more than almost anything other forward will do during a game. He is a limited option and isn't likely to make a bust through centre field and offload in the tackle so somebody can score a try, but he balances that out with the hard work he puts in, allowing the other forwards to carry the ball more often. Ask any of the players who have played for Canterbury (Marshall, McCaw, Merhtens) and they will tell you how much easier that Thorne makes their job.