Tighthead Prop going forward

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Also noticed Isileli Tu'ungafasi is a loosehead prop for Crusaders. Hasn't played TH since 2015 for NZ U20's.

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wixfjord wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 1:28 pm
Might also be a bit of horse trading with the IRFU - if you move Porter to LH you can sign a new NIQ TH.
But why, what would be the sense to it?

We already have two of the best tighthead props in Europe certainly, if not the world. An NIQ signing wouldn't be playing in any of the games they're available for and what we have behind them is already good enough for the games they aren't. It would simply be a signing for a signings sake. It would make more sense to give Bent an extra year to help bring on Clarkson and use the signing somewhere it's more needed.
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mildlyinterested wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 12:13 pm
ROC floating fiction?
I don't think he's floating fiction, I think he's flying a kite that he was given.
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Very strange, the younger Tu'ungafasi took an age to break into super rugby, is much smaller and less impressive than his brother, and is a loosehead anyway. Also, prop is probably the only position where NH players are on average better than their SH counterparts (see the likes of Jager and O'Donnell succeeding in Super Rugby).
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wixfjord wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 8:43 am
hugonaut wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 7:29 am
Ruaidhri O'Connor reporting that we are interested in Isi Tu'ungafasi [source: https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 21376.html ].
Wow that would be an interesting one. Signing a 19 stone Islander TH would certainly add a bit of power.
We've a good history with those
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Dopey idea moving Porter back to LH, who comes in if Furlong falls over?

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Peg Leg wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 6:37 pm
wixfjord wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 8:43 am
hugonaut wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 7:29 am
Ruaidhri O'Connor reporting that we are interested in Isi Tu'ungafasi [source: https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 21376.html ].
Wow that would be an interesting one. Signing a 19 stone Islander TH would certainly add a bit of power.
We've a good history with those
A certain Cook Islander who took a while to find his feet?

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Morf wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 6:07 am
Peg Leg wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 6:37 pm
wixfjord wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 8:43 am


Wow that would be an interesting one. Signing a 19 stone Islander TH would certainly add a bit of power.
We've a good history with those
A certain Cook Islander who took a while to find his feet?
Ahh, but he had indigestion.
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deco wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 8:39 am
Morf wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 6:07 am
Peg Leg wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 6:37 pm

We've a good history with those
A certain Cook Islander who took a while to find his feet?
Ahh, but he had indigestion.
Dogged his whole career, so it did.
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Peg Leg wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 9:37 am
deco wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 8:39 am
Morf wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 6:07 am


A certain Cook Islander who took a while to find his feet?
Ahh, but he had indigestion.
Dogged his whole career, so it did.
He felt a bit ruff afterwards though

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deco wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 8:39 am
Morf wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 6:07 am
Peg Leg wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 6:37 pm

We've a good history with those
A certain Cook Islander who took a while to find his feet?
Ahh, but he had indigestion.
Cook Islands are big into their rugby league. They've qualified for RL world cups. A bit of an oddity to see Stan over here at all.

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Morf wrote:
February 25th, 2021, 10:19 pm
deco wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 8:39 am
Morf wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 6:07 am


A certain Cook Islander who took a while to find his feet?
Ahh, but he had indigestion.
Cook Islands are big into their rugby league. They've qualified for RL world cups. A bit of an oddity to see Stan over here at all.
On the actual islands union and 7s is still king by a long shot. Their league team is made up of mainly heritage players from Aus and NZ where league has a foothold. It's the same situation with Tonga.

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