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Your favorite XV EVER
Discussion started by GeordieFalcon , 24 March, 2020 10:11
Your favorite XV EVER
GeordieFalcon 24 March, 2020 10:11
Ok guys, im sat at work ...due to being "Business Critical", so thought it be interesting to see the type of players you lot enjoy seeing, and watching.

Its not the BEST ever...its your favorite ever. So it doesnt have to be international players etc.
It might be for physicality, or character on the pitch or skills and pace that bring a stadium to their feet or being a club legend etc etc.

Be interested to see whos in your team.

EDIT - List your favorite ever team - not just one player...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/03/2020 12:41 by GeordieFalcon.

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Falcona 24 March, 2020 10:17
Martin Johnson -so gritty and tough does not suffer fools. -Hero

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
GeordieFalcon 24 March, 2020 10:27
What about the full XV Falcona? 1-15

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Leipziger 24 March, 2020 10:56
One non-Falcons player I loved watching, even if it often was as he danced through our defence, was Schalk Brits.

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
lizard118 24 March, 2020 11:15
Neil Back. Not the biggest 7 but he turned his size into an advantage, moving quicker than most and his try scoring record is up there with the best despite being a forward.

An old school player and a master of the dark arts just ask Peter Stringer and Munster. A player you want on your side.

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
RiponFalcon 24 March, 2020 11:24
Iíll add another none falcon but very munch a local boy Mick the Munch ( Michael Skinner)
I still remember the tackle where he marched Cecillon back up the pitch

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Falcona 24 March, 2020 11:29
Geordie Falcon. Oh I thought you could give your favourite player, would have to think long and hard on 15confused smiley

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Leipziger 24 March, 2020 11:34
Quote:
lizard118
Neil Back. Not the biggest 7 but he turned his size into an advantage, moving quicker than most and his try scoring record is up there with the best despite being a forward.
An old school player and a master of the dark arts just ask Peter Stringer and Munster. A player you want on your side.

If talking about players you'd definitely want on your side, that would make my second row easy: Martin Johnson and Paul O'Connell. Alun Wyn Jones and Ali Williams can wrestle for a spot on the bench.

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
GeordieFalcon 24 March, 2020 12:40
Its a full XV people not one player...start thinking! grinning smiley

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Leipziger 24 March, 2020 13:42
Reet, well a few spots still to fill but here goes, players I've really enjoyed watching:

15 Matthew Burke
14 Sinoti Sinoti
13
12
11 Ollie Lindsay-Hague (just for a fantastic dummy he sold our defence at KP many years ago)
10 Carlos Spencer ("Yeah I just kneed the ball over the Falcons' defence, what of it?")
9 Aaron Smith
1
2 Schalk Brits
3
4 Martin Johnson
5 Paul O'Connell
6 Lawrence Dallaglio
7
8 Mark Wilson (had to have a fellow Geordie Cumbrian in here)

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
dick g 24 March, 2020 13:47
Quote:
lizard118
Neil Back. Not the biggest 7 but he turned his size into an advantage, moving quicker than most and his try scoring record is up there with the best despite being a forward.
An old school player and a master of the dark arts just ask Peter Stringer and Munster. A player you want on your side.

I'm afraid Back will not get on my lisf because of the time during a European game when - out of sight of the Sir - he knocked the ball out of the hands of the opposition scrum-half at a scrum within scoring distance of the Leicester line.

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
limpopo 24 March, 2020 13:55
This one has to fit the bill:
15 Josh Lewsey
14 Jason Robinson
13 Will Greenwood
12 Mike Tindall
11 Ben Cohen
10 Jonny Wilkinson
9 Matt Dawson
8 Lawrence Dallaglio
7 Neil Back
6 Richard Hill
5 Ben Kay
4 Martin Johnson (c)
2 Steve Thompson
1 Trevor Woodman

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
aidanb 24 March, 2020 14:37
1 Jason Leonard
2 Rory Best
3 Jeff Probyn
4 Martin Johnson
5 Doddie Weir
6 Mark Wilson
7 Hovis Warburton
8 ZinZin Brooke - hated him as well mind.
9 Joost Van Der Westhuizen
10 Romain NTamack
11 Jonah Lomu
12 Will Carling
13 Phillipe Sella
14 Inga Tuigamala
15 Serge Blanco

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
A tramp abroad 24 March, 2020 14:58
15 Matt Burke
14 David Campesi
13 Will Greenwood
12 Jean de Villiers
11Jonah Lomu
10 Barry John
9 Gareth Edwards
8 Duane Vermuelen
7 Mark Wilson
6 Peter O'Mahony
5 Paul O'Connell
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Phil Vickery
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Oz du Randt

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
steve1888 24 March, 2020 15:30
I'd probably change this everytime and picks for varying reasons

Burke
Small (just to stop Lomu)
Manu Tuilagi
Beale
Goneva
Dominguez
Joost VDW
Dallagaglio
McCaw
Pienaar
Nakawara
Matfield
Hayman
Ibanez
Du Randt

subs

Castrogiovanni
Smit
Woodman
Itoje
M Wilson
Stringer
Carter
Robinson

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
FalcDancer 24 March, 2020 19:00
It had taken me a while to narrow this down. Itís not easy to pick a favourite XV. A team full of leaders, try scorers and try makers. Honourable mentions go to Matt Burke, Billy Vunipola, Vincent Clerc, Jimmy Gopperth, Will Greenwood, Ardie Savea, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Shane Williams, Paul OíConnell, Leone Nakarawa & Andrew Sheridan

15. Juan Martin Hernandez
14. Jason Robinson
13. Conrad Smith
12. Ma Nonu
11. Julian Savea
10. Jonny Wilkinson
9. Ruan Pienaar
1. Jon Golding
2. Rory Best
3. Carl Hayman
4. Bakkies Botha
5. Alun Wyn Jones
6. Mark Wilson
7. Richie McCaw (c)
8. Sergio Parisse



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 24/03/2020 19:07 by FalcDancer.

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
GeordieFalcon 24 March, 2020 20:18
1 Jeff Probyn - Tough old school prop
2 Brian Moore - Pit Bull
3 Carl Hayman - Best Prop ever
4 Norm Hadley - Beast of a Canadian lock
5 Martin Johnson - Mr Intimidating himself
6 Mark Wilson - Our very own relentless machine of granite
7 Stefon Armitage - An atomic bomb at 7 or Pat Lam
8 Sebastian Chabal - The caveman, but what a physical player

9 Gary Armstrong - Brilliant and tough...and a falcons favourite
10 Johnny Wilkinson - Obvious reasons
11Alex Tuilagi - Pure power and destruction OR Caucau - insane fijian
12 Will Carling - Very underated player I think.
13 Alan Tait - What a player
14 James Simpson Daniel - Sublime skilled winger.....
15 Jason Robinson - Just an insane runner / player

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
aidanb 24 March, 2020 20:56
Quote:
GeordieFalcon
1 Jeff Probyn - Tough old school prop
2 Brian Moore - Pit Bull
3 Carl Hayman - Best Prop ever
4 Norm Hadley - Beast of a Canadian lock
5 Martin Johnson - Mr Intimidating himself
6 Mark Wilson - Our very own relentless machine of granite
7 Stefon Armitage - An atomic bomb at 7 or Pat Lam
8 Sebastian Chabal - The caveman, but what a physical player

9 Gary Armstrong - Brilliant and tough...and a falcons favourite
10 Johnny Wilkinson - Obvious reasons
11Alex Tuilagi - Pure power and destruction OR Caucau - insane fijian
12 Will Carling - Very underated player I think.
13 Alan Tait - What a player
14 James Simpson Daniel - Sublime skilled winger.....
15 Jason Robinson - Just an insane runner / player


Jeff Probyn could not play loosehead though

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
GeordieFalcon 24 March, 2020 22:28
Yeah but i had to have Carl in grinning smiley

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Leipziger 25 March, 2020 10:21
Right, a bit more thinking, had to have a couple of true Falcons legends in the team:

15 Matthew Burke
14 Sinoti Sinoti
13 Inga Tuigamala
12 Tom May
11 Jason Robinson
10 Carlos Spencer
9 Aaron Smith
1 Andy Sheridan
2 Schalk Brits
3 Micky Ward
4 Martin Johnson
5 Paul O'Connell
6 Lawrence Dallaglio
7 Richard Hill
8 Mark Wilson

Bench:
Keith Wood
Martin Castrogiovanni
Carl Hayman
Alun Wyn Jones
Sebastian Chabal
Peter Stringer
Dave Walder
Ollie Lindsay-Hague

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
CharlieDog 25 March, 2020 11:02
Can't just pick one favourite team, so here's 3!!! First is all England / EQ Falcons, second is ROW Falcons, third is ROW all time favourites to watch - but I'll probably still have changed them by tomorrow!

England and/or EQ Falcons Fav

1 Jason Leonard
2 Brian Moore
3 Micky Ward
4 Martin Johnson
5 Andy Perry
6 Mark Wilson
7 Peter Winterbottom
8 Dean Richards
9 Matt Dawson
10 Jonny Wilkinson
11 Tony Underwood
12 Will Carling
13 Will Greenwood
14 Jason Robinson
15 Dusty Hare

ROW/Falcons

1 Nick Popplewell
2 Ross Nesdale
3 Carl Hayman
4 Doddie Weir
5 Mike McCarthy
6 Pat Lam
7 Nili Latu
8 Alli Hogg
9 Gary Armstrong
10 Jimmy Gopperth
11 Sinoti Sinoti
12 Alan Tait
13 Mark Mayerhofler
14 Inga Tuigamala
15 Matt Burke

ROW/Best to watch

1 Tendai Mtawarira
2 Schalk Brits
3 Graham Price
4 Paul O'Connell
5 John Eales
6 John Jeffrey
7 Richie McCaw
8 Sergio Parisse
9 Joost VD Westheisen
10 Waisale Serevi
11 Brian Habana
12 Tana Umaga
13 Brian O'Driscoll
14 Jonah Lomu
15 Serge Blanco

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
aidanb 28 March, 2020 09:12
Interesting to see Jamie Noon doesnít get a lot of selection.

I appreciate that there are millions of options but he was awesome. As was Michael Stephenson.

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
telfs123 28 March, 2020 13:54
1. Du Randt
2. Thompson (pretty much invented the modern hooker)
3. Hayman (the most destructive prop I've ever seen)
4. Johnson
5. Matfield
6. Hill
7. Back
8. Wilson (Sorry Dallaglio, wor Mark always wins)

9. J VdW
10. Wilkinson
11. Caucau
12. Nonu
13. BOD
14. Robinson
15. Burke

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Leipziger 28 March, 2020 14:25
Reet, some time on my hands so an England XV from the years I've been watching rugby:

15 Jason Robinson
14 Mark Cueto
13 Will Greenwood
12 Jeremy Guscott
11 Chris Ashton
10 Owen Farrell
9 Andy Gomersall of 2007
1 Andy Sheridan
2 Jamie George
3 Jason Leonard
4 Martin Johnson
5 Steve Borthwick
6 Richard Hill
7 Mark Wilson (first name on the list of course!)
8 Lawrence Dallaglio

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
trummy200 28 March, 2020 16:03
dick
'I'm afraid Back will not get on my lisf because of the time during a European game when - out of sight of the Sir - he knocked the ball out of the hands of the opposition scrum-half at a scrum within scoring distance of the Leicester line. '

I remember it well- Leicester against Munster, Peter Stringer was the scrum half about 5 min to go.
Its here
[rugbylad.ie]

You have to watch close to pick it up - Deano never noticed anything wrong neither! Back did say he had some regrets because he didn't want to be known as a cheat.

Stringer had a good career didn't he? - thought he would never hang up his boots!

Have to say still makes me smile although I do not condone cheating of any kind because in the end you are only cheating yourself.

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Exiled Falcon 28 March, 2020 18:54
Faz over Jonny eh Leipy? Bold call!

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Leipziger 28 March, 2020 19:25
Quote:
Exiled Falcon
Faz over Jonny eh Leipy? Bold call!

When it comes to kicking preparation, I prefer "lizard eyes" (as Mrs L calls it) over sitting on the toilet :-)

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Exiled Falcon 28 March, 2020 19:46
I guess you canít argue with that logic!

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Cantabrian 29 March, 2020 12:31
Gonna show my age

15 Matt Burke
14 Brian Habana
13 Brian O'Driscoll
12 Mike Gibson
11 Inga Tuigamala
10 Jonny Wilkinson
9 Gareth Edwards
8 Zinzan Brook
7 Fergus Slattery
6 Richard Hill
5 Willie John McBride
4 Martin Johnson (c)
3 Silvain Marconnet
2 Sean Fitzpatrick
1 Rob Vickers

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
Leipziger 29 March, 2020 17:25
Quote:
Cantabrian
1 Rob Vickers

How could I have forgotten Mr 'Deadly From 1 yard'?

Re: Your favorite XV EVER
chiefkicker1 30 March, 2020 00:02
An alternative XV

1. Frank Montanella
2. Matt Thompson
3. Ashley Wells
4. James Goode
5. Sean Tomes
6. Eni Gesinde
7. Josh Afu
8. Opeti Fonua
9. Warren Fury
10. Phil Godman
11. Noah Cato
12. Danny Barnes
13. Corne Uys
14. Andy Higgins
15. Mike Delaney


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