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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:27 pm 
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There have been some great imports. Saints have had a few. I also rate Gopperth who has been great value.

I think Brits must be in with a shout as the best.

Of the high profile signings Chris Jack must be amongst the worst.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:31 pm 
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Going back a few years but Pat Lam was decent.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:32 pm 
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Not that he did too much here, but in terms of quality, Jean de Villiers


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:43 pm 
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Nick Evans was massive for Quims.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:45 pm 
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Jim Lahey wrote:
Nick Evans was massive for Quims.


Good call


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Manu Tulagi


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Uncle Fester wrote:
Manu Tulagi


Nowhere near, always injured.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:52 pm 
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Mike Catt's record aint too shabby either.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:58 pm 
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Evans... followed closely by Hayman and Reihana


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For LI, Mapasua. Played a huge role dragging us above our station for a few years.

The perfect 12 imo

Overall and for longevity, Evans probably wins this one.


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As a unit the Saints front row of Tongaʻuiha Hartley and Mujati was also rather good, they at least deserve a mention


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Tongaʻuiha was incredible in his prime at saints


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:04 pm 
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Margin_Walker wrote:
For LI, Mapasua. Played a huge role dragging us above our station for a few years.

The perfect 12 imo


Good call! he was quality.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:09 pm 
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Brits is a top player. Really one that got away for SA.

Bruce Reihana must be up there.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:12 pm 
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Vunipola.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:15 pm 
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To many but off the top,
Howard
Manoa (is USA in the mix?)
Ibanez
Mapusua


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:16 pm 
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pandion wrote:
To many but off the top,
Howard
Manoa (is USA in the mix?)
Ibanez
Mapusua


No. Nor is France.


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DragsterDriver wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:
Manu Tulagi


Nowhere near, always injured.

Alesana Tuilagi?

Or Ayerza actually?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:20 pm 
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Diego wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
Uncle Fester wrote:
Manu Tulagi


Nowhere near, always injured.

Alesana Tuilagi?

Or Ayerza actually?


The Tuilagi family as a whole.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:27 pm 
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First thought was Evans.

Waters, Abbott and Betsen also were key members in Wasps' best years, especially on the defensive end of things.


At the other end, how did Shane Drahm get two England caps???


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:28 pm 
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Mick Mannock wrote:
pandion wrote:
To many but off the top,
Howard
Manoa (is USA in the mix?)
Ibanez
Mapusua


No. Nor is France.

Ah, getting over enthusiastic reminiscing. In that case I'd put Ayerza up there for the pack


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:46 pm 
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In the short, short period he came over, Jaco Van Der Westhuizen was wonderful to watch.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:57 pm 
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Brits is is one of my all-time favourite players. If you are coaching youngsters you point to him and say that is the attitude to have.


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Leo Cullen.


























Well Southern Ireland anyway.


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pandion wrote:
To many but off the top,
Howard
Manoa (is USA in the mix?)
Ibanez
Mapusua


Ibanez isn’t from the SH.


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Has to be Nev really. Top performer for nigh on a decade.


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Anyone care to take a guess (without looking) at the SH import with the most AP appearances?



Nope, you’re quite wrong...

Spoiler: show
It’s Neal Hatley, followed by Neil de Koch


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:09 pm 
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The classiest for me was Matt Burke on his retirement plan at falcons.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:11 pm 
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Speaking of Aussie full backs. Latham was pretty decent in a poor team.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Carlos Spencer and that overhead kick he did when playing for the Saints :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:45 pm 
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Honourable mention to George Smith for short term impact. Embarrassingly, the best player in the league at the age of 45 or whatever it was.

Jimmy Cowan up there for worst.


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Without looking, anyone want to guess the top three try scoring SH imports (top five if playing for England disqualifies them)? Clue: no-one has mentioned any of them yet.


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Bruce Reihana should be one of them...


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Cobus Visagie not mentioned yet?


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jabberwocky wrote:
Without looking, anyone want to guess the top three try scoring SH imports (top five if playing for England disqualifies them)? Clue: no-one has mentioned any of them yet.


Scott Hamilton in there?


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Trevor Leota!

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Dylan Hartley


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Lemi, Goneva, at a guess


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Without looking, anyone want to guess the top three try scoring SH imports (top five if playing for England disqualifies them)? Clue: no-one has mentioned any of them yet.


Flutey?


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