He is still on the BBQ roster at Brothers, does a great burger old Shawry.
Still looks fit enough to play and the crazy eyes can come out if you are not careful.
It seems that any objective comments re James Horwill cop a lot of criticism. Too hard to go against the rip-tide.
Therefore, my new thoughts which I will surely get heaps and heaps of "likes":
James is in his best career form, being the best line out exponent, scrummager, pilferer, runner, defence.
James should be the first lock picked for the Wallabies, certainly over Simmons, Carter, Skelton, Jones or Fardy;
James is a fantastic leader of men and Hooper dumped from captaincy and James re-installed;
James has the absolute undying man-love of his teammates;
James to remain signed by the Reds on a long-term contract until he is say, 56 with a clause that performance and/or age is just not applicable to him
Non performances are now off my agenda, everyone's fantastic, awesome and all the Reds should be in Wallabies: GO THE REDS
Just a Note
Players at this level need fine tuning in skills. Motivation should not be a problem but if it is then surely that is one of the major roles of the coach. Someone said to me that playing at the top level of any sport is about 80% mental and 20% physical (all players are skilled, fit, motivated to win etc etc - but who wants to win the most)
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Every bloody prop I ever packed behind used to do this well. Funnily enough if we got shunted it was because I didn't give enough weight but if we got a tight head it was all their doing. Bastards.I find it amazing, completely amazing, that someone thinks they can pick one player out of a tight five and rate how well they can push.
It had less (read: almost nothing) to do with their upbringing and almost everything to do with the fact that Beale was contrite, sought help and worked hard to change and JOC (James O'Connor) caught the first plane out of here and flipped the bird to AUS Rugby and hasn't made any appreciable effort to even acknowledge a problem let alone take positive steps to change.Yeh your right of course it does happen.
Just grinds me the wrong way that they both were so similar - yet one was met with sympathy and support whilst the other was made to walk the plank.
It had less (read: almost nothing) to do with their upbringing and almost everything to do with the fact that Beale was contrite, sought help and worked hard to change and JOC (James O'Connor) caught the first plane out of here and flipped the bird to AUS Rugby and hasn't made any appreciable effort to even acknowledge a problem let alone take positive steps to change.
Nothing similar about the two.
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sorry but you are GROSSLY undervaluing the contribution of Kev to the QRU. On-field alone I maintain it is in the top 5 plaeyers, even in current form. Off-field he's #1. Quade's great with kids, as is Will. But Kev is the king of all. He's on the board, mingles easily with corporates, is engaged in the organisation.
And is still one of our best players.
Getting rid of him would be ludicrous.
Watching the rugby club last night Graham seemed to be suggesting the players leaving was essentially a cleanout