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David Pocock retirement

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by waiopehu oldboy, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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  2. Wilson Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    An absolute beast of a player and I'm still amazed how long he lasted with the beating his body was put through. Also 142 test match pilfers is absolutely massive, and with fewer tests than everyone else on that list, by at least 20 in all except for Warburton

    The ACT greens have been talking about capitalising on their recent success and getting a high profile candidate from outside the party in to run for the senate:


    Hard to think of anyone better suited to representing the greens while also bringing in traditionally Liberal voters, could be very fortuitous timing for Poey.
  3. Dismal Pillock Tony Shaw (54)

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    Retired years ago mate.

    Not news then and not news now.

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  4. Dismal Pillock Tony Shaw (54)

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    Key Memories of David Pocock:
    • AB's 2011 RWC having to formulate an entire game plane revolving around neutralising him, just to keep him from bloody ruining everything.
    • the guns.
    • that pic of him chained to an Eden Park goalpost that I can no longer find in my stupid photobucket.
    • Massive long sabbaticals and injury layoffs, all on the RA dime (see below).
    • Everyone thinking his prorated contract meant RA was paying him a million dollars to piss about on the playstation in Japan.
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  5. Dismal Pillock Tony Shaw (54)

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    Reminds me of a story I read recently about the 90's seppo baseball player Bobby Bonilla. Guess he7s in his 60's now and - get this - his old team still pays him 2 mill a year. He retired 30 years ago FFS!

    Instead of being like the other shit-for-brains jock drongos and getting a 5 year 30 mill contract and blowing the lot inside 5 years on cars and hookers and drugs Bonilla had his contract prorated for 2 mill a year... to last for fucking yonks. Goddamn genius. Never had to work another day in his life while 60% of the rest of the seppo pro athletes end up bankrupt.
  6. Tex Peter Johnson (47)

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    Masterclass in openside play from our two greatest.

  7. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Tex that's my favourite Pocock memory. Those two lads were immense that day.
  8. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    OP should've read "THE OTHER, LESSER-KNOWN DP..." :)
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  9. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    How good was DP? One of our very best along with George. A privilege to have watched him play.
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  10. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    I don’t have any issues with his environmental beliefs, but he should distance himself from the Greens if he actually wants to see some progress. Communism won’t correct the environment.

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