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Will Skelton

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Joe Mac, May 5, 2011.

  1. FootyForever Stan Wickham (3)

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    Will ran on for the tahs tonight, made a good impact - showed good weight behind the front row in the scrum, good strength in hit ups and made a critical turnover in an opposition maul to gain momentum towards the end of the game. Hopefully we see more of him more often!
  2. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Much anticipated debut and Gigantor didn't disappoint.

    No sign of nerves. Very first touch was a positive one.
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  3. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    He seems to bring what Timani does (at times) with even more intent! Jeepers, what a beast. Made a good start to senior rugby. Loved that complete farking up of the Stormers' maul he managed.
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  4. ChargerWA Mark Loane (55)

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    The thing I liked best about Skelton was that he had an aura or self confidence and had the look of a driven bright young man.

    You can't say that about a lot of rugby boys, especially 135kg monsters.

    His challenge will be keeping that massive frame healthy an uninjured.
  5. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    And he was smiling while waiting to pack and seemingly gave someone a bit of lip.
    Imagine trying to lift him in te line out: 67.5 kgs for each lifter!!!!!

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  6. Hell West & Crooked Alex Ross (28)

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    He did look confident , and equipped himself very well on debut. but one the basis of only the few minutes I saw, he did also look a bit 'ungainly' in terms of his ' body mechanics' - (easy to understand given his size), however my immediate thoughts were that he will be very fortunate if he is not prone to injury - particularly in the legs / knees and lower back. That is a very big frame to brace and carry about the field - and he doesn't appear to be quite the fully-proportioned athlete as was the case with Jonah Lomu for instance. I am not criticising him - just observing.. those who have seen him play alot more than I would know better.
  7. Tahspark Ted Thorn (20)

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    Thought I'd take this opportunity to bump up this thread & for a big shout going out to our latest Wallaby debutant.

    Congratulations to big Will on the enormous strides that he has taken in a relatively short timeframe post-school, following his debut for the Tahs just over 12 months ago.

    For a big man he possesses plenty of skill to go with his brawn. I hope that he has a blinder against the French in Sydney.
  8. Joe Mac Arch Winning (36)

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    How about the brothers coming through! It's not inconceivable that the Wallabies could pack down with two Skeltons one day. By the looks of the 13 year old brother a third wallaby when his time comes.

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