Player of the decade

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Poll for player of the decade

Poll runs till Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:41 am

Richie McCaw
58
46%
Tierry Dusatoir
4
3%
Johny Sexton
17
13%
Dan Carter
11
9%
Kieran Read
5
4%
Brodie Retallick
13
10%
Pieter Steph du Toit
9
7%
Beauden Barret
10
8%
 
Total votes: 127

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Player of the decade

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Each one had won player of the year
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It’s Read, not Reid.

McCaw is the player of the century and still will be by century’s close.
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mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:45 am It’s Read, not Reid.

McCaw is the player of the century and still will be by century’s close.
Not a chance. Super slo mo video is already very advanced and within a small number of years they will be good enough to show the fleeting eye winks between McCaw and the various refs. A lot of reputations will be in tatters
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Thanks mr bungle again your're right on player of the decade i think and i mean i will tell you if i think your'e wrong
unlike
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" I murdered my grandmother this morning!"
Amazingly everyone went " Well Done mr.Pres and Good mr.Pres'
untill the last guy the ambassador for Bolivia came by greeting, he said:
"I am sure she had it coming mr.President!"
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EverReady wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:50 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:45 am It’s Read, not Reid.

McCaw is the player of the century and still will be by century’s close.
Not a chance. Super slo mo video is already very advanced and within a small number of years they will be good enough to show the fleeting eye winks between McCaw and the various refs. A lot of reputations will be in tatters
Sexton, diver of the decade.
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It’s almost unfair putting McCaw in this poll.

How can you vote for any else while he’s there.

I voted for Carter on that basis. :thumbup:
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Sebastian Chabal, obviously!
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shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:53 am It’s almost unfair putting McCaw in this poll.

How can you vote for any else while he’s there.

I voted for Carter on that basis. :thumbup:
Kaino was our best AB from 2010-2011, Retallick was our best through the middle years, BB managed to get two player of the year awards, and DC just won games when he wasn't injured.

Not saying we should vote for anyone else but the decade was less than half his career (which obviously he is the GOAT).
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I'm an idiot who can't edit properly.
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:58 am Sebastian Chabal, obviously!
You know your game but he is not officially nominated. These were the official nominees from the blazers
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UncleFB wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:03 am
shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:53 am It’s almost unfair putting McCaw in this poll.

How can you vote for any else while he’s there.

I voted for Carter on that basis. :thumbup:
Kaino was our best AB from 2010-2011, Retallick was our best through the middle years, BB managed to get two player of the year awards, and DC just won games when he wasn't injured.

Not saying we shouldn't vote for anyone else but the decade was less than half his career (which obviously he is the GOAT).
Well, let’s clarify the question then

Was ‘best player who has played in the last 10 years?’

Or ‘best player of the last 10 years, based on his body of work over those 10 years?’
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ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:05 am
Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:58 am Sebastian Chabal, obviously!
You know your game but he is not officially nominated. These were the official nominees from the blazers
I was just throwing out a bit of bait. ;) I do love Chabal though.
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NZ votes will be spread thinly while all the euro votes will go to Sexy. He brings is all together. He's the Boutras Boutras Ghali of European rugby
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P.S. Richie McCaw was over-rated.

A fine player, yes. But not the God he is worshipped as in NZ. He did cheat a lot, which is unbecoming of "the player of the decade", and also gave away too many penalties.
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:08 am P.S. Richie McCaw was over-rated.

A fine player, yes. But not the God he is worshipped as in NZ. He did cheat a lot, which is unbecoming of "the player of the decade", and also gave away too many penalties.
Your stupidity and perhaps angling aside, no player comes close to being so influential game in, game out than McCaw. No one.
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MCCaw was completely dominant.

The entire point of his exceptionalism, was that he wasn’t the most athletic, or biggest etc. made his achievements all the more remarkable

Chabal was a flat-track bully
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Lets stick to Worlds Rugbys Player of the Decade award phrased in the official blazers award thats coming.
Sure they will take a lot of factors into consideration hardest worker, skills, tries, points, cup wins, WC wins etc. not sure on all their criteria for weighing the winner
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In terms of backs I reckon Nonu had a better overall 2010-2020 than Carter (he was robbed of WR Player of the Year in 2015)
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Nonu was a bolter for ABs, strangely he wasn't near as good in Super Rugby as he was for the ABs
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shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:11 am MCCaw was completely dominant.

The entire point of his exceptionalism, was that he wasn’t the most athletic, or biggest etc. made his achievements all the more remarkable

Chabal was a flat-track bully
I'm fishing for small, flightless birds here. Leave the bait alone please.
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Set the poll to run for 2 weeks but McCaw is already out of the blocks first with a substantial lead.
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:08 amHe did cheat a lot, which is unbecoming of "the player of the decade"
So you're saying it can't be a forward then?
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Only one name stands out.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:08 amHe did cheat a lot, which is unbecoming of "the player of the decade"
So you're saying it can't be a forward then?
Or any South African.
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mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:51 am
EverReady wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:50 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:45 am It’s Read, not Reid.

McCaw is the player of the century and still will be by century’s close.
Not a chance. Super slo mo video is already very advanced and within a small number of years they will be good enough to show the fleeting eye winks between McCaw and the various refs. A lot of reputations will be in tatters
Sexton, diver of the decade.
Greg Louganis without the compelling back-story
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I feel that Kieran Read has been probably underrated.
To me the most skillfull forward I've ever seen and yes, ahead of guys like Zinzan, Magne or G.Smith.
He was the forward who epitomized NZ rugby the best ("they are all backs")
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franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:33 pm I feel that Kieran Read has been probably underrated.
To me the most skillfull forward I've ever seen and yes, ahead of guys like Zinzan, Magne or G.Smith.
Much or most of Read's best work was, admittedly, within the last ten years whereas a chunk of McCaw's peak was out-of-scope. That said, I voted for McCaw anyway ...
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I’m disappointed there is no Quade Cooper option.
Also, isn’t there a PR Henson rule?
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Billy Vunipola by yards.

For club and country he is the guy I'd have in my team even more than the GOAT.

He's still playing and not many teams can shut him down.
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If you’re interested in knowing who the finest rugby athlete of the last 10 years might be?

Definitive list here

Israel Folau
Cheslin Kolbe
Thor
The funbus
The Irish centre
Kwagga
Mike Brown
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I once watched Kwagga and Ardie Saves both playing at open side flanker for their respective teams Lions sa vs Hurricanes at Ellispark.
Connoiseur stuff speed to breakdown from them
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Openside breakdown speed. Robbie Deans did the pick. Cheslin Kolbe one of the World's best. I only refer the 2 sa players that i know better

https://youtu.be/FyMUXRoW6ho
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mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:45 am It’s Read, not Reid.

McCaw is the player of the century and still will be by century’s close.
Nah. No chance.
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Of this list I would say it’s comfortably Retallick. But unfair to Carter and McCaw, as good as they were in the 2010’s, they played better in the previous decade.
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McCaw obvs.

Next one will be Otoje.
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bimboman wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:51 pm McCaw obvs.

Next one will be Otoje.
Who was player of the 2000-2010? Lynagh?
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There are 4 All Blacks that were better than McCaw between '10-'20.
A. Smith
Retalick
Read
Nonu

The best comes from those 4. It was an All Blacks dominated era.
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towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:12 pm
bimboman wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:51 pm McCaw obvs.

Next one will be Otoje.
Who was player of the 2000-2010? Lynagh?
World Player Of the Decade 2000-2009
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No arguments with Sexton but Dusatoir feels like a token European nomination. It's not even like he won loads, a grand slam in 2010 and that's it.
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Beauden Barrett for me. More exceptional moments than anyone else in the last decade. McCaw and carter toss up for the previous decade
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