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Away trips & being single.
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Dawson to Wilkinson, in the pocket....ball on its way.....
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John Hayes and the national anthem
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Gregan-Larkham for sure
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nuffsaid wrote:
theo wrote:
Monk Zombie wrote:these 3 gents in the frontrow here:


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how the game has changed - Gérard Cholley goes about his business
Extraordinary stuff. Can't believe the Scottish No.8 stayed on the field.
Cholly was an ex heavyweight boxer - afaik his record was four ko's in a single match.
ex-Paratrooper and bar-fighter I thought?
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Grew up with Fenwick and Gravell and of course the Viet Gwent

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JM2K6 wrote:
nuffsaid wrote:
theo wrote:
Monk Zombie wrote:these 3 gents in the frontrow here:


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how the game has changed - Gérard Cholley goes about his business
Extraordinary stuff. Can't believe the Scottish No.8 stayed on the field.
Cholly was an ex heavyweight boxer - afaik his record was four ko's in a single match.
ex-Paratrooper and bar-fighter I thought?
Para and pro boxer

I doubt there would be many silly/drunk enough to fight him in a bar
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ManInTheBar wrote:Dawson to Wilkinson, in the pocket....ball on its way.....
Bracken was always overlooked
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Laurent wrote:Para and pro boxer

I doubt there would be many silly/drunk enough to fight him in a bar
The legend was that's what got him an invite to play rugby - boringly I've found an interview from last year where he said that wasn't true.

Don't like him any more now :(
The greatest French prop of all-time? Possibly. The scariest? Definitely. But perhaps it’s that reputation which, down the years, has led to a blending of fact with fiction. It’s said, for example, that he was a heavyweight boxing champion in the French military, and that he came to rugby late in life, after an official from the Castres club saw him dominate a bar-room brawl. The reality, as Cholley explained to Rugby World, is more mundane.

He boxed in his adolescence before being called up when he was 18 for his compulsory 18-month National Service, enlisting in the 8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment. “In my last month of Service [1965] I went into a café in Castres, which was the seat of the rugby club,” he explains. “At that point in my life I’d never seen a rugby match, never even picked up a ball. The café owner looked at me and said ‘you’re a big lad, you should be playing rugby’.

“The following Sunday, I went back to the same café for a coffee after lunch at the [army] canteen and the bus with the reserve team was just about to leave to play an away match. I decided to go with them to watch, and they talked me into playing even though I knew nothing about rugby. But during the match a fight broke out, and, well, I knew a lot about fighting. And I thought, this is the sport for me’.

“As it was the last month of my military service, I could do pretty much what I wanted in the evening so the following week I trained every night and on Sunday I played again with the reserve team . Within a fortnight I was playing for the 1st XV.”


Read more at http://www.rugbyworld.com/countries/fra ... cIC3iil.99
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let's not forget Robert Paparemborde here - best actor in a supporting role
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Monk Zombie wrote:let's not forget Robert Paparemborde here - best actor in a supporting role
Papa was a class act :(
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dogtanian wrote:Gregan / Larkham
Horan / Little
Carling / Guscott
Oh yes!
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Monk Zombie wrote:these 3 gents in the frontrow here:


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That's brilliant worth watching to the end to see the French 9 throwing the toys out of the pram.

They should really bring back smelling salts too none of this protocol rubbish quick blast and back you go




how the game has changed - Gérard Cholley goes about his business
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That's brilliant worth watching to the end to see the French 9 throwing the toys out of the pram.

Jacques Fouroux - as a kid in South Africa he personified Napoleon on the rugby field
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I won't miss them but it's hard to imagine a better quality centre combination than Nonu/Smith.
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towny wrote:I won't miss them but it's hard to imagine a better quality centre combination than Nonu/Smith.
There are 3 better ones just in Aus since 1990
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Dooley and ackford
Winterbottom Richards Teague
Sella and anyone
James Simpson Daniel and lomu
Jeffrey white and the other scot flanker whose name I forgot . Evil looking. Great player - Finlay's Calder
Andy Powell and the m4
Andy Powell and the diesel jeans
Gavin Henson and carl fearns
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A5D5E5 wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:
A5D5E5 wrote:Any of the England centre combinations from about 2004 until 2010. Pretty much any combination including the silky passing of Tindall, the offloading game of Hipkiss, the outside break of Noon, the defense of Tait, the game management of Hape, the handling of Erinle...

I can't go on as tears of sadness are likely to damage my keyboard.
Don't forget Flood and Barkley making appearances at 12
It has taken me years of counselling and thousands of pounds to do just that. Thanks a bunch.
Did James Forrester get stuck playing centre once late in the game, or was that maybe for Saxons? (... definitely for Gloucester)
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Disagree on the Carling Guscott point.

They never worked well together. Both very good players but I felt they did not get the best out of each other for various reasons
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Roberts - Bod on the 2009 Lions tour

Maybe not "great" but Roberts was at his best before going full bosh and BOD still had it.
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Sale back row circa 2005

Jason White, Magnus Lund, Sebastian Chabal

or maybe Redpath and Sir Charles Hodgson
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great thread

for the tigers
cusworth, dodge and woodward
deano and howard

for scotland
as said, calder and jeffrey, or laidlaw and rutherford

for the lions, these two muppets
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gregan/larkham
horan/little
nonu/smith
greenwood/tindall
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I think that is 3 shout outs for Gregan and Larkham.

Make mine 4.


Also Michael Jones and well anyone......
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Monk Zombie wrote:these 3 gents in the frontrow here:


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how the game has changed - Gérard Cholley goes about his business

Quite possibly the hardest frontrow to ever play the game.
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Hook and Popey!
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BBC 2 wrote:Disagree on the Carling Guscott point.

They never worked well together. Both very good players but I felt they did not get the best out of each other for various reasons
That's not really fair, they had to play outside Rob Andrew, the plum.
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That back row for me!

Although I do quite like the Woodman, Thompson, Vickery front row as well....

and you can't really ignore Johnson and Kay...

Got very frustrated post 03 watching BOD/Darce ripping us apart
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Woodward and Campbell.
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Sandstorm wrote:
towny wrote:I won't miss them but it's hard to imagine a better quality centre combination than Nonu/Smith.
There are 3 better ones just in Aus since 1990

Disagree.

Horan/Little are a shot but can't think of others.
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DragsterDriver wrote:gregan/larkham
horan/little
nonu/smith
greenwood/tindall

One of those things is not like the other.

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Another vote for Greenwood plus one.

Teague / Skinner
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dogtanian wrote:
BBC 2 wrote:Disagree on the Carling Guscott point.

They never worked well together. Both very good players but I felt they did not get the best out of each other for various reasons
That's not really fair, they had to play outside Rob Andrew, the plum.
As I said for various reasons and that was one of them
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towny wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:gregan/larkham
horan/little
nonu/smith
greenwood/tindall

One of those things is not like the other.

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In his day tindall was a decent player, people just remember England picking him 5yrs too long.
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Gazzamonster wrote:From me as a Kiwi POV:

Nonu/Smith
Stanley/Kirwan
Whetton/Jones/Shelford
Kirk/Fox
Bunce/Little
McCaw/Read/Kaino
Lomu/Everyone who tried to tackle Lomu

Mealamu/Umaga :twisted:

Lomu/Joos v/d Westhuizen ? Lomu / Japie Mulder ? RWC Final 1995 ?

Miss it ?
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Lomu/Kronfeld at the 1995 RWC.
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Good shout, GON. Some of those Kronfeld tries were very low hanging fruit indeed.
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Bill McLaren and the microphone.
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Tindall & Noon
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Bryn Terfel and Katherine Jenkins.
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