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Giteau nominated for IRB player of the year

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by chief, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. chief John Solomon (38)

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    Taken from www.irb.com
    The fact that McCaw has been nominated is a joke in my eyes, he has not been the number one 7 in form during this year. Giteau's nomination is just a filling up the numbers nomination as he constantly let us down.
  2. Spook

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    The many experts on Gits on this board are clearly correct :lmao:
  3. Seb V Peter Sullivan (51)

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    I think Fourie du Preez will win!
  4. chief John Solomon (38)

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    Yeah without a doubt I think he would have secured the award.
  5. barbarian Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Francois Steyn? Would have thought there were far more worthy nominees from SA. Botha, Matfield, Brussow, Beast, even Morne for christ sake. The others I don't mind so much.
  6. Thomond78 Colin Windon (37)

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    Then you bloody should, Barbarian.

    Heaslip is a flat-track bully, and proved it in the Lions.

    Croft can't even manage that - and proved that in the Lions series for which he wasn't even picked.

    That those two are there ahead of Brussow is, simply, a bad fucking joke. It's not like this award had much credibility left after the nomination of Mike Blair last year; with these two it's now, definitively, a busted flush.
  7. Hugonaut Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Odd selections alright, delighted for Heaslip to get the nomination, but only the third best No8 in the 6 Nations and not even the best backrow in his club. In fairness to him, he has had a good and very successful season, has played a lot of matches and played well in a lot of them. Not sure that it makes you a contender for best player in the world though.

    Croft is a marketing triumph who has a good deal of athletic ability but isn't a proper blindside and not even a good club second row.

    No Matfield, Brussouw or du Plessis? Bad omissions.
  8. Thomond78 Colin Windon (37)

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    Exactly. Hell, I could pick a back-row of players who should be nominated and weren't that would scare the living Jesus out of almost anyone; 6, Hairydonkey, 7, Brussow, 8, Parisse.

    Croft is a joke of Mike Blairesque proportions.
  9. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Look like another mistake there Barbs, should been Morne, watch the press.
  10. jason Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Glad I'm not the only one with this reaction - total farce. FDP head and shoulders above the rest. Every other nominee isn't even the best in his team (except possibly McCaw).

    If I had to pick 5, in no particular order: Du Preez, Fat Cat, Brüssow, Parisse (token NH player), Matfield (can't think of anyone else). Don't think there were many standout backs this year.possibly Morne Steyn but he doesn't have much other than his boot.

    Go on, tell me I'm wrong!
  11. Scarfman Knitter of the Scarf

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    This list is a complete and utter joke.

    So - let's go with the G&GR Player of the Year. Because that's what we're here for - talking sense when the professionals can't get it right.

    Nominations please.

    Fourie du Preez
    Benn Robinson
    Heinrich Brussow
    Victor Matfield
    Sergio Parisse
  12. Hugonaut Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Eh, you're wrong.
  13. Scarfman Knitter of the Scarf

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    Nominations please - then we'll vote. We'll time it to coincide with the iRB presentation.
  14. Ash Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Nearly spat out my coffee at seeing Croft there. Tokenism for an Englishman surely?

    BOD the best chance from the NH? Not sure how his club form has been over the NH season.

    My vote would be for FdP as well.

    I would've expected Carter to be there if not for his injury for a lot of the season. He has been simply outstanding in the international season. But his too long injury lay off means he can't be considered, I guess.

    McCaw has been too inconsistent this year. His S14 was average, and he was brilliant one test, bad the next. He regained some consistency right at the end of the Tri-Nations, though. Seems a token nomination for me. He's still the world's best 7, but his inconsistency and drop in form throughout the year means he probably doesn't deserve a nomination. In fact, not sure who I'd nominate from NZ. They haven't had a rea standout - Carter has been their best in the test season I think, but see above.

    I think Robinson has become the premier LH in the world too, but you won't catch any NZers admitting he's better than the Myth. Robinson would be my pick for best Australian player this year.

    But there's been heaps of good performers for SA (ignoring their frontrow). Brussouw and Spies in the loose, FdP and Morne Steyn in the halves, and JdV in the centres.
  15. Mojoman Herbert Moran (7)

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    Giteau? What a joke that is. Benn Robinson has been the best Wallaby this year.

    My pick is either Fourie Du Preez or Francois Steyn. They should've had Heinrich Brussouw there as well.
  16. jason Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Spies? All show no go. Cracking Super 14 but did sweet FA in internationals. The vibe up here in the northern hemisphere was that he was a bit of a letdown against the Lions after all the hype.
  17. RugbyReg Phil Waugh (73)

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    How was Rob Kearney been? Every game I have seen him play he has been very very good. But that is only v Oz.

    Robbo only Aussie possible.

    FdP & Matfield, even Juan Smith I reckon

    Brad Thorn
  18. mark_s Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Matfield would be my choice, but given he isn't nominated then Du Preez would also be a worthy winner.
  19. Biffo Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Go no further, Scarfie. That should be the list.
  20. Scotty David Codey (61)

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    Any one of the players on that list deserve it about 1000 times more than Steyn or Giteau.

    What a joke.

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