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More props than we can shake sticks at
aidanb (IP Logged)
11 September, 2018 12:02

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
11 September, 2018 12:11
I hope welsh isnít out for too much longer

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
11 September, 2018 12:48
Craig Mitchell was an absolute aggressive warrior in that front row when he was in prime for Wales.
But that was sometime ago.

3 month stint, he'll give us an option at least and he'll be able to offer advice to the younger guys like Davison, Brocklebank etc

That would suggest Welsh isn't quite ready...but also that Davy Wilson is a major issue (which we're all aware of)

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
11 September, 2018 12:55
On a plus plus note i noticed that Sami Mavinga made Flats 15 this week. im impressed by the sudden rise of Sami this season from nothing last season. hes like a new signing.

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
11 September, 2018 12:59
I still think Sami has the skinniest legs ive ever seen for a prop forward.

But maybe he's beginning to find his feet slowly. Ill be watching his performances with interest.

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
pityacker (IP Logged)
11 September, 2018 12:59
As GF has said was a decent prop earlier in his career when at Exeter etc however was released by the Dragons a while ago and has struggled to find a club since. Was on trial at Bath last season when they had an injury crisis at prop but sadly a nasty injury put an end to that. Best of luck Craig and hope it works out for you and the Falcons.

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
aidanb (IP Logged)
11 September, 2018 13:01
We had an announcement of one prop getting a 4 month trial and now a 3 month trial.

Who is coming when those periods run out and will make us all happy?

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
11 September, 2018 13:44
Aidan

3 - 4 Months takes us to End of December January time.

By then we should know...

1
About Davy Wilsons injuries / career future

2.
If that Paul Mullen is up to the requirments,..

3.
If Mitchell is worth an extension to the end of the season...

4.
Welsh should have been well back and playing....

5.
If Mavinga has shown consistency in his improvements...

6.
Brocklebank and Trevor Davison pushing for England spots winking smileygrinning smileydrinking smileysmileys with beer



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Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
AFalcon24 (IP Logged)
11 September, 2018 14:05
Always liked him when he played for Wales but that was a while back, will give us some experience in the pack. smiling smiley

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
11 September, 2018 17:20
Club have had a good look at him, heís played in two A league games. Heís here to provide cover. Is Mullan not as good as hoped?

Fingers crossed Welsh is fit ASAP. I am sure he was back in some level of training end of last season. He might have had a setback

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
Pool_falcon (IP Logged)
12 September, 2018 16:38
It'll be interesting to see if he can still perform as he's hasn't for a long time, another Dave Wilson??

At the minute we're carrying a lot of unproven/out of form props (possibly 4 or 5??), if we get an injury to either Mavinga or Logo, we could struggle.

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
lizard118 (IP Logged)
12 September, 2018 16:57
I remember no long ago we had almost a similar situation and ended playing a young prop duo of Grant Shiells and Kieran Brookes at Sale. They didn't do too shabby then and I'm sure we'd manage just fine again if we had injuries. Sometimes big things can happen from adversity.

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
Kwa444 (IP Logged)
12 September, 2018 18:28
Yes world class players have come from an injury to a club stalwart in the early part of the season.

If I recollect Jonny Wilkinson only started getting starts because Rob Andrew broke his collarbone...

 
Re: More props than we can shake sticks at
Pool_falcon (IP Logged)
13 September, 2018 03:54
You don't often get many surprises in the propping department though...as we've seen over the last 2 or 3 seasons.

Another season and we're hunting around for emergency options....again.


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