: > : Here is a problems that could happen later in the year or next year
: > :
: > : Wingers.
: > :
: > : There are 4 top quality wingers in New Zealand, with 2 playing in the
: > : All Blacks (Tana Umaga & Jeff Wilson), 1 not playing for health problems
: > : (Jonah Lomu) & 1 coming eligable next year (Joelli Vindiri).
: > I would have Lomu and Wilson as the two wings. Umaga to centre to replace
: > Bunce, if he proves he can perform against the Wallabies and Springboks.
: > I don't think Vidiri is as good as Wilson or Lomu.
: Why are all you people dead set on shunting people around, out of
: position? Umaga is a superb wing. Last season he was a poor fullback.
Sure he is a superb wing, but is he as good as Lomu? Maybe, probably not
: What makes you think he has the skills required of an international
: centre? Ieremia, Clarke, Matson and even Scott McLeod are all lined up to
: replace Bunce at centre.
None of these guys are putting a foot forward and saying "pick me", for
gods sake a 35 year old guy is keeping them out! (Not that I think
Frank is a bad player, it's just that he won't be around in a couple
Ieremia and McLeod haven't really stood out (although McLeod played well
when he came on in the 2nd test). Clarke has been the most consistent yet they
won't pick him. Matson is useless.
And at the risk of sounding hypocritical, I
: think Mark Meyerhoffler is also more suited to centre than 2nd five.
: Having a surplus of good wingers should be looked upon as a blessing, not
: an excuse to 'do a Mains'.
I only suggested one change, Umaga to replace Bunce. Moving a player is
not necessarily a bad thing, Osborne shifts between wing and fullback
OK, so does Wilson, Lomu's conversion from flanker to winger was pretty
successful. What *is* a bad thing is too much of it.
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