ronk wrote:Jason Harris-Wright. 23, (slightly) younger than Sherry, didn't want to be 3rd choice so he went off to Bristol.
Got two less starts than Sherry last season, one less sub appearance. Considering he was on the way out and we didn't have hookers on international duty, he wasn't far off.
It is so, so easy to hype.
Pretty much unrelated, but Denis Fogs ought to consider trying his hand at loosehead. He's a good front-rower in a number of ways, but just a brutal thrower as a hooker. He's 28, so could very conceivably get five more years at provincial level as a guy who could cover both positions. I realize that with 23 man squads, front-row flexibility isn't anywhere near as important as it used to be, but Munster are pretty thin at loosehead behind du Preez. Horan is 34 and a shadow of the player he was in 2009, and Darragh Hurley is the biggest sick-note in Irish rugby.
Fogs Jnr has actually got a strange mix of experience and low miles on the clock: he has been at Munster since the 04-05 season [he played his first games for the province in November 2004, seven years ago], has seen gametime in eight seasons, has more than 80 Munster caps, but has only started 40 times in all that time. With Best, Cronin, Varley all unquestionably ahead of him – and Strauss and Sherry likely to be added to that queue next season – the ship has sailed on his international career.
Ronk, I know you're a front-rower – a possibility at this level?