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    #16
    Originally posted by Aussiedub View Post
    back in the bad old days of Munster dominance over Leinster he would have been the player I'd have taken for Leinster off Munster
    Wasn't that when you were all trying to convince us that Jennings was a "proper 7" and should be playing for Ireland?
    "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

    "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy


    "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn

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      #17
      Originally posted by Balla Boy View Post
      Wasn't that when you were all trying to convince us that Jennings was a "proper 7" and should be playing for Ireland?
      Some still are.
      I am the million man.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Balla Boy View Post
        Wasn't that when you were all trying to convince us that Jennings was a "proper 7" and should be playing for Ireland?
        Would have had Wallace at 6 doing more carrying etc

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          #19
          Originally posted by Aussiedub View Post
          Would have had Wallace at 6 doing more carrying etc
          Youd move Irelands best ever 7 to 6.
          Sweet jesus
          clowns

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            #20
            Originally posted by Aussiedub View Post
            Would have had Wallace at 6 doing more carrying etc
            Oh Jesus. This must be what a Vietnam flash back feels like.
            "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

            "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy


            "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn

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              #21
              Originally posted by Aussiedub View Post
              Would have had Wallace at 6 doing more carrying etc


              The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man - George Bernard Shaw


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                #22
                Gleeson wasn't fit to lace Wally's boots either and there were constant calls for him to be selected ahead of the great man, with similar claims of him being a "real" 7.

                Roger Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Captain Average View Post
                  Gleeson wasn't fit to lace Wally's boots either and there were constant calls for him to be selected ahead of the great man, with similar claims of him being a "real" 7.
                  No point in having a seven who wins turnovers, make tackles, makes massive carries, rarely gives away penalties, scores tries and is quicker than your backs. George Hook says we need a ground hog.
                  "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

                  "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy


                  "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Balla Boy View Post
                    No point in having a seven who wins turnovers, make tackles, makes massive carries, rarely gives away penalties, scores tries and is quicker than your backs. George Hook says we need a ground hog.
                    You left out that he basically did ROG's tackling for 10 years too, whilst also getting on with his own job.

                    Roger Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
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                      #25
                      And Gleeson couldn't play 8, wing or centre like Wally did - and all in the same game too.
                      Munster – Champions of Europe 2006, 2008, 2020.

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                        #26
                        Hook never let up with that line,what an absolute .......
                        clowns

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                          #27
                          Ah Wally. I can still hear George Hook in my ear now, reminding the nation that Ireland are the only rugby team in the world mad enough to play without a genuine openside. So would most teams if they had David Wallace.
                          Last edited by whimpersnap; 2nd-January-2014, 14:07.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by isola ciarrai View Post


                            This one, the bonus point winning try against Sale at the very death. Unstoppable force.
                            On the topic of past players, is that Chabal at the back of the scrum? was he the most over-rated player to ever don a French jersey? I never once remember the guy putting in a top 80 minutes in a pressure game. Sure he puts in tackles that make highlight reels in rugbydump, but when the pressure was on you could always count on Chabal losing his bottle.

                            Wally, what a legend

                            In terms of sheer insanity and dying for the cause I miss THE FLA

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                              #29
                              I think Wallace's 'problem' was not a 'problem' in the traditional sense of something being wrong but that because was literally SO athletically superior to other players that openside, a position traditionally built so sleighter and perhaps slyer men, that Wallace was viewed by some to be a more obvious candidate for 6/8 hence when coupled with media ballsocks this whole idea got legs. It also was probably because at times moving Wallace to 6 or 8 to accomodate a player inferior to Wallace but perhaps better than whomsoever was at 6 or 8 might have made a bit of sense.

                              Wallace will, certainly for the forseeable future, be regarded as the best Irish backrower of all time. Physically unmatched even by the likes of O'Brien today he did things that just really defied expectation and reality. Wallace made consistent metres in even the tightest of spaces, he made his own tackles and then some and until he was cruelly injured prior to the RWC was still physically freakish approaching his mid-30's. His durability between probably 2005-2011 was also mightily impressive considering the attrition rate of backrowers and how he played the game.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by isola ciarrai View Post


                                This one, the bonus point winning try against Sale at the very death. Unstoppable force.
                                His speed across the pitch in that clip is astonishing - from a scrum on one wing to score at the other.

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