Reason why Wales won't win

Reason why Wales won't win

Post by MR E » Thu, 25 Feb 1999 04:00:00


It's obvious - Neil Jenkins is no more an international No10 than is Mike
Catt. He should either be in at full back - or on the bench. There are so
many better Welsh No10's. He gives so fe options at the moment, and often
negates the good work of Rob Howley. He's slow of thought and action. Drop
him! Watch him in the next match - 'cos they're bound to play him. It is
always so obvious what he's going to do. His lines of running are crap, you
watch how lateral he is. He tried to negate his lack of pace against Ireland
and Scotland by staying flat but all that did was get him clobbered a little
bit earlier than normal......With the pace and flair of the other backs it's
a real tragedy for Wales.
 
 
 

Reason why Wales won't win

Post by Mike Brownhi » Thu, 25 Feb 1999 04:00:00

On Wed, 24 Feb 1999 14:10:04 -0000, "MR ED"

Quote:

>It's obvious - Neil Jenkins is no more an international No10 than is Mike
>Catt. He should either be in at full back - or on the bench. There are so
>many better Welsh No10's.

Like who? I can think of a number of players who are quite good at
club level (Arwel Thomas is probably the best of the bunch) but none
of them would last five minutes at  international level.
I'm afraid the Welsh outside half factory that  used to produce
worldbeating No10s has become a victim of the recession which has
decimated the nation's rugby.
I'm no fan of Jenkins and I agree with all you say about his failings.
But the sad fact is he is probably as good as anything else on offer
in Wales - and he can kick goals from the car park if he has to.
Cheers,
Mike Brownhill

 
 
 

Reason why Wales won't win

Post by Dudg » Thu, 25 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>It's obvious - Neil Jenkins is no more an international No10 than is Mike
>Catt. He should either be in at full back - or on the bench. There are so
>many better Welsh No10's. He gives so fe options at the moment, and often
>negates the good work of Rob Howley. He's slow of thought and action. Drop
>him! Watch him in the next match - 'cos they're bound to play him. It is
>always so obvious what he's going to do. His lines of running are crap, you
>watch how lateral he is. He tried to negate his lack of pace against
Ireland
>and Scotland by staying flat but all that did was get him clobbered a
little
>bit earlier than normal......With the pace and flair of the other backs
it's
>a real tragedy for Wales.

You're probably right, but I would say that it is due to the lack of a
decent level of domestic competition.  The nearest there is are the
Anglo-Welsh friendlies, but they can be as one sided as some of the Welsh
Premier matches.

Mark.