I've been a big critic of his over the last 2 seasons but while Marler's been getting plaudits for his improvement recently I think it's only fair to point out that JJ has come on leaps and bounds. It was only a month or two ago that we were all despairing at the constant penalties he was conceding for his binding problems, but today he had Matt Stevens on toast (although he didn't win the penalties he deserved) and some of his last ditch tackling was crucial.
Well done, JJ. It's great to see players like this improve so much.
O Fortuna, velut luna statu variabilis,
semper crescis aut decrescis
I've long been a JJ fan, and a proud member of the JFC! It's good to see the big guy getting some recognition, and praise must also go to Joe and Rob for a great front row performance. How nice to see the Quins pack destroy the Sarries scrum! I was at Wembley, sat among Sarries fans... What a pleasure it was
Thing was, you could see how bewildered he was when he kept getting penalised, it was like he was thinking "I'm destroying this guy, but I'm the one who's getting penalised!"
As has been mentioned before, now that he's getting his bind and his opposite number is infringing, but not getting pinged, he must be seriously peed off, but at the same time he looks delighted to be dominating.
I think he'll quickly become one of the most feared scrummagers in the prem next season. Him and Joe will be quite a partnership. Don't think many teams will dismiss us as lightweight anymore.
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