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@177 Any FH would have looked good when they were playing with the best set of forwards in the world at that time.
@jamesmathew, yet again your contribution to these sites is laughable. You clearly know absolutely nothing about rugby and I suspect you are about 12 and get some kind of kick from trolling across these sites. JW for several years was the best FH in the world, period. Forget the World Cup watch the 2003 6N, then talk to us. Hats off to SJ great player and bloke but even he would admit JW better.
you don't get over a 100 caps if your a bad player. graham henry said stevo was in the top 5 fly-halves in the world
Hey Anglophone you big cry baby. Why don't you go and find a gardening blog or something. Though you'd probably complain about Welsh bias because they had a daffodil or a leek somewhere in the garden. Put some trousers on and man up. We will give you something to really cry about when you come to visit in a few weeks. Say hello to Alan Titmarsh for me you wuss.
@Anglo.. Why are you here? You post the same thing on every welsh thread and even when people tell you the same answer every time you still come back and ask.. Do you have short term memory loss?Once again.. The RFU sold their rights and coverage to sky, if you want more English threads go to sky, Yes you pay a license fee so go take it up with the RFU
172Using that logic this story should be confined to the Wasps and WRFU websites? It's a universal truism that the the subsidised rapidly develop a stroppy sense of entitlement!
#168Or you can go on either the Bath to Gloucester forums where there will loads of threads. The bad news for you is that it will be harder to start one of your interminable nation bashing debates on a proper rugby forum.
@169 ha just checked first one was supposed to be a '!', sorry.@166 Complain to the RFU who sold out for big money to sky then, BBCWales have ScrumV which they choose to spend their allocation on producing and BBC Ulster and Alba do the same to cover the Celtic league. Any conspiracy theory you have about the BBC and Welsh rugby I am afraid is just a figment of your imagination, blame the RFU.
@168 You obviously have a broadband connection so there is nothing stopping you going on the Sky website. Once again if you look at the BBC there are no threads on league matches open for comments so your accusation of bias is unfounded.
JohnnyWAL - It was the questions marks, made me think you were asking the question not making a statement ;o)
167 Englishchap (hmmm?)The difficulty is that Sky is a commercial organisation to which I do not subscribe.The BBC is a national body to whom I pay a licence fee and I expect rugby coverage to be reasonably proportionate across all parts of the UK. The present coverage is wildly skewed towards Welsh and regional rugby.It starts to look very much like subsidy at English rugby fans expense!
League matches are rarely if ever opened for comments especially the Premiership due to it being covered by Sky Sports.Do like the rest of us do read about the matches on the Sky site and if it's not open for comments then complain there.I'm just glad they did not open the thread that quoted Ashton "I'm not afraid to tackle - I want to tackle. I want to hurt people."
No disrespect to Stephen Jones but this article has been a headline piece for four days now.Bath have just beaten Gloucester in one of the big Premiership derbies and fans have nowhere to post comments. This is irritating as you have the nagging suspicion that had this been a Welsh Regional game there would have been several threads running simultaneously by now.Poor service by the BBC!
What a class act,in the top 3 or 4 fly halfes of the six nations era,maybe not as solid or as good of a defender then johnny but was a much better runner and passer ,didnt shine so bright in his later years and bottled a drop goal to bring wales into a wc final against france uncharacteristicly but hardly blighted a stellar career with 2 grand slams,always rated him ahead of hook
@162 I know i said that... Just added his Father was from Mali hence the non French sounding surname
He is indeed French, and also of Malian descent :)
Englishchap - I agree completely, I don't agree that Muaritz Botha for example, should be playing for England. Manu on the other hand grew up in England, went to school in England, learnt to play rugby in England, he is English. Same goes for Vunipola and Faletau with WalesJohhnyWAL and Andrew MacGregor - Fofana was born in Paris and has lived in France all his life, he's French!
I also agree that residency players should not be eligible to play for the Lions. @Corsica81 There is a big difference between a player born outside the UK who has British roots and a player that qualifies purely through residency.
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