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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Bloke with the most clean breaks and 3rd most meters made in tournament has been 'undeniably bad'. Ok then.
    He must've had a great game against Fiji because he was poor against Wales and bad against Australia.

    I'm not even sure why you're arguing. I didn't say he's a bad player: In fact I clearly stated that I was reserving judgement. He broke a tackle against Australia in a way that reminded me of Cory Jane so I assume there's some talent there. But the mistakes meant that he's had two poor games - the games I watched. Maybe he was amazing against Fiji but 1/3 is a poor tournament in my book.

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    First 10 points came pretty much directly off mistakes he made IIRC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuller Pilch View Post
    He has probably surpassed Tim Horan as the best no12 of all time.
    Steady on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    First 10 points came pretty much directly off mistakes he made IIRC
    He stopped a certain try as well. Folau should have been able to free the winger on a two on one but Brown rushed up and tackled Folau before he could off load.

    But yes the game wasn't a good advertisement for him.

    I still rate him and thought he went great guns against wales and created England's try.

    He won't be happy with his effort.

    Folau did not do much better mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    First 10 points came pretty much directly off mistakes he made IIRC
    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    He stopped a certain try as well. Folau should have been able to free the winger on a two on one but Brown rushed up and tackled Folau before he could off load.

    But yes the game wasn't a good advertisement for him.

    I still rate him and thought he went great guns against wales and created England's try.

    He won't be happy with his effort.

    Folau did not do much better mind.
    Yeah as mentioned there were enough signs to hint at a quality player. But it's not unfair to say he didn't do himself justice. None of the English players did.

    JMay is sounding like a NZC fan when someone fails to mention Kane Williamson on any discussion of any batsman under the age of 30.
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    I'm impressed you've only managed to mention two NZ sportsman so far this page, kudos.

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    nonu is without doubt the best 12 in the world, unbelievably good player. would've agreed a few years ago he's a one trick pony but he's got it all now

    giteau though has brought much more to the wallabies than i thought he would, been exceptional
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    Dean Jones was my favourite player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    errr he hasn't been a one-dimensional player for a good 10 years mate. Actually one of the best passing 12s now which is amazing since he was basically incapable of passing in his first few years.

    He's the best 12 in the world by a considerable margin. His absence hurts the ABs significantly.
    Yeah this

    I never actually thought he was a one-trick pony tbh as some of his early displays for the 'Canes were awesome although his game has definitely developed over the years

    IIRC,as a youngster, he was massively talented but slightly overweight and was competing for a spot against Umaga, Mauger, Carter etc so took a while to make the spot his own

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuller Pilch View Post
    How is he a one trick pony? He passes of both hands (short and miss passes), runs fantastic lines, defends well, steps off both feet and has a superb grubber kick.
    His kicking sucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuller Pilch View Post
    He has probably surpassed Tim Horan as the best no12 of all time.
    I'm a Nonu fan, but this is way OTT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    His kicking sucks.
    Yeah, nah

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    Anyway after the qf and sf, it is pretty clearly Ben Smith. Folau would have to produce two amazing motm performances to pip him.

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