Scottish touring side possibilities

Scottish touring side possibilities

Post by Bryan R » Sat, 01 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Well, Scotland is going to New Zealand this summer.... who will they
take with them? I'll be the first to have a go.

PROPS
Tom Smith, Paul Johnstone, Matthew Proudfoot, Mattie Stewart

***S
Gordon Bulloch, Robert Russell

LOCKS
Stuart Grimes, Scott Murray, Doddie Weir, Richard Metcalfe

BACK ROW
Cameron Mather, Gordon Simpson, Martin Leslie
Budge Pountney, Stuart Reid, Jason White

SCRUMHALVES
Andy Nicol, Bryan Redpath

FLYHALVES
Gregor Townsend, Duncan Hodge, Chris Paterson

CENTRES
James McLaren, Jamie Mayer, Graham Shiel, John Leslie

WINGS
Craig Moir, Shaun Longstaff, Kenny Logan, Cameron Murray

FULLBACKS
Glenn Metcalfe

comments?

cheers,
Bryan Ray

 
 
 

Scottish touring side possibilities

Post by petie » Sat, 01 Apr 2000 04:00:00



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>PROPS
>Tom Smith, Paul Johnstone, Matthew Proudfoot, Mattie Stewart

What! No David Hilton?  :o)

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>***S
>Gordon Bulloch, Robert Russell

What happened to Kevin McKenzie the pocket battleship as Bill McLaren
likes to call him?

Quote:

>LOCKS
>Stuart Grimes, Scott Murray, Doddie Weir, Richard Metcalfe

Interested to see how Metcalfe gets on on Sunday. 7' 1" is a monster.

Quote:

>BACK ROW
>Cameron Mather, Gordon Simpson, Martin Leslie
>Budge Pountney, Stuart Reid, Jason White

>SCRUMHALVES
>Andy Nicol, Bryan Redpath

Where's Fairley, who understudied Armstrong last year whilst Redpath was
injured?

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>FLYHALVES
>Gregor Townsend, Duncan Hodge, Chris Paterson

>CENTRES
>James McLaren, Jamie Mayer, Graham Shiel, John Leslie

>WINGS
>Craig Moir, Shaun Longstaff, Kenny Logan, Cameron Murray

I think Logan is toast now. Craig Joiner is more likely, or James Craig.

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>FULLBACKS
>Glenn Metcalfe

>comments?

Pretty much the in form (and I use the term very loosely) scots players
at the moment. They will need to be at their best in NZ but what I fear
is another wave of "I'm too tired"s and Scotland ending up with an even
weaker side.

BTW you are a bit of a rugby guru aren't you Bryan? Very much in the
godlike mould of Mike Amm. Is there a rugby playing nation that you
don't know everything about?
--
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Scottish touring side possibilities

Post by Bryan R » Sun, 02 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>What happened to Kevin McKenzie the pocket battleship as Bill McLaren
>likes to call him?

Kevin McKenzie, the long-time Stirling Country captain and former
Scottish ***, injured his neck a couple years ago, and after a
couple comeback attempts decided to hang up his boots. Too bad, he was
a lot of fun to watch, and even more fun with Billy announcing.

Quote:
>Interested to see how Metcalfe gets on on Sunday. 7' 1" is a monster.

Even if he's "only" 20.5 stones. Hope he goes well, he's been
impressive with Northampton.

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>Where's Fairley, who understudied Armstrong last year whilst Redpath was
>injured?

Fairley has pretty much dropped off the charts these days. Both Graeme
Beveridge and Graeme Burns are now ahead of him, based more on their
distribution abilities and quickness. Fairley is a better overral
footballer though, so I'd think he'll make his way back.

Quote:
>I think Logan is toast now. Craig Joiner is more likely, or James Craig.

Logan has been toast before though, and he really isn't that bad a
winger. This kicking job that he's been wrongly given has really
screwed him up quite badly. If he'd just be given the chance to play
wing and forget the rest he'd be doing much better.

As for Joiner or James Craig, they certainly bring more pace than
Kenny or Shaun Longstaff. Not sure about James' defense, but Joiner
has been doing quite well for Leicester (John Williams could say more
about that) and I've always been impressed with his offensive talents.
One guy I'd like to see one of these days is Rory Kerr. Like James
Craig, he's not the strongest lad, but he's got incredible pace and
good footballing skills. Actually, I'm a bit biased because I've
played against him (and eaten dirt while trying to make an ankle-tap
tackle....) on a tour to Scotland and he really thrashed us.

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>BTW you are a bit of a rugby guru aren't you Bryan? Very much in the
>godlike mould of Mike Amm. Is there a rugby playing nation that you
>don't know everything about?

lol

Ask anyone I know and they'll tell you I'm a rugby looney. If I put
half of the effort I put in rugby into my schooling, I'd be getting
straight A's instead of my B's and C's... they keep telling me I've
got to get my priorities straight. I think they're fine the way they
are :).

The real problem with this disease is that I'm Canadian and most
people here can't even spell rugby, so I have to spend half my life on
the internet to get a half-decent conversation in :)

It's really quite odd, I think, that my girlfriend hates rugby so
much...

cheers,
Bryan Ray

 
 
 

Scottish touring side possibilities

Post by Steve Bloome » Sun, 02 Apr 2000 04:00:00



..snip..

Quote:
>Even if he's "only" 20.5 stones. Hope he goes well, he's been
>impressive with Northampton.

He'll probably prove me wrong tommorow..but all the games I've seen him
in I've felt his contribution has been over egged because the
commentators love to repeat his stats.He's a decent player...but to my
eye like Bayfield has a big problem hitting rucks ..mauls..and tackles
with a low enough body angle.
   Yes he can pass and run...but that has become far more ordinary for a
lock (though for some reason it delights commentators that he's a 7
footer that can pass and run).

   A little while back the advantages of height at the line out plus
hard effective work round the park would have been unbeatable...but a
don't think that applies now ?
--
Steve

 
 
 

Scottish touring side possibilities

Post by Kenny MacLeo » Mon, 03 Apr 2000 05:00:00


Quote:

> >BTW you are a bit of a rugby guru aren't you Bryan? Very much in the
> >godlike mould of Mike Amm. Is there a rugby playing nation that you
> >don't know everything about?

Even if you do toe the line between informative and useless trivia sometimes
;-)

Quote:
> The real problem with this disease is that I'm Canadian and most
> people here can't even spell rugby, so I have to spend half my life on
> the internet to get a half-decent conversation in :)

Sure you're on the right group?