Not a hope buddy, this is a toxic topic on here.Oldschoolsocks wrote: ↑February 19th, 2021, 12:15 pmAh cmon, don’t let the reception of your views stop you sharing your opinion.munster#1 wrote: ↑February 19th, 2021, 12:12 pmI am a big fan of Pete, and he would be one of the first names on the team sheet for me.
I could give my opinion of what he brings to the table that others don’t, but from my experience that would not be well received on here, and I will be quickly told to take my opinion elsewhere.
so instead I will further highlight that the paid professional who continually select him and offer him a contract over other options believe that he is one of the best backrow players in the country, this is the only proof of his credentials that is required.
Pete will finish his career as one of the top capped Irish backrow player (with 74 caps at 31 he already is) along with joining a short list of Irish men who captained the Lions into a test match yet will still be considered a poor player by a vocal minority.
What does he bring to the table that others don’t apart from his admittedly good defensive line out (which may no longer be required)
I am sure the usual cohort would be out in force if I even attempt to suggest that POM is better than any of the Leinster backrowers, and this discussion would end up being a. Leinster v Munster one, and I’d end up with another warning.
However, what I will say is that rugby will never get to a stage where having a lineout operator at POMs level will not be required.
I fear he will be missed against England, who will put us under sever pressure.