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Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
DrunkenWasps.com (IP Logged)
12 April, 2017 09:50
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Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
DuncanS (IP Logged)
12 April, 2017 10:53
Farrell and Lawes have both played well this season, but three MOTM performances in (I think) seven matches should see Joe out in front.

 
Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
Raggs (IP Logged)
12 April, 2017 11:01
Farrell had a poor game against Italy (not just place kicking). And Lawes I think is getting a lot of praise for doing noticeable stuff, but I don't think he went so well in the more unseen areas.

 
Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
John R (IP Logged)
12 April, 2017 13:11
Joe Launchbury, superb season for England.

His play was fantastic in all the matches and I suppose they had to include others in the listing, but his has been a stand out performance throughout.

Well done Joe, great stuff!

Up the Yorkshire Carnegie TYKES !

 
Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
Buzzboy (IP Logged)
12 April, 2017 15:29
Favourite? Deserves to be...

 
Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
doog (IP Logged)
12 April, 2017 22:23
Our skipper has just been class personified. I hope he wins as he really deserves to, not that he'd agree, and that is the stamp of the man. Unbelievably selfless and team orientated.

 
Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
dancing quin (IP Logged)
13 April, 2017 01:01
Launchbury all day long, he deserves to be the next England captain after Dylan steps own. Farrell? I can't think of one game where he stood out head and shoulders above everyone else like Launchbury has consistently. His 'performance' against Italy was the worst from an England player under Jones and yet hardly a word about it in the media. Take away his occasional hot kicking streak (his kicking was nothing special in the 6N) and he is an average player surrounded by hype.

 
Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
Slaav1 (IP Logged)
13 April, 2017 01:24
We need to stop and think. Is Launchbury really an England captain? Is he the man to lead us out of the defensive trenches?

I think he could be but fundamentally think he is a better player with an (eg) Johnson in the team.

Imagine if you are absolutely captain material (eg Brearley in cricket) and you had Launchbury in your 2inC level. How great would that be?

 
Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
brandnewtorugby (IP Logged)
13 April, 2017 07:06
No idea about what makes a good captain. Not much more of an idea about the technical aspects of good play and performance. Don't think there is any need to knock the other players that have been nominated, they are all great players.

Launchbury is clearly a leader and role model, the way he gets his big frame from one ruck to the next, putting his once broken neck on the line for the whole game is outstanding, sometimes he seems to be involved in more rucks than the scrum half! It's great that he has been nominated and it would be even better to see him win.

 
Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
RossM (IP Logged)
13 April, 2017 08:39
putting his once broken neck on the line que?

Serious but not quite that serioussmiling smiley

"a nerve problem triggered by a bulging disc in his neck...........after surgery and four months of patient rehab (2015)"

 
Re: Joe Launchbury nominated for England's Player of the Year
brandnewtorugby (IP Logged)
13 April, 2017 09:51
Quote:
RossM
putting his once broken neck on the line que?
Serious but not quite that serioussmiling smiley

"a nerve problem triggered by a bulging disc in his neck...........after surgery and four months of patient rehab (2015)"

Doesn't quite have the same ring to it! :-p


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