A list of things you no longer see in rugby

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plod 03 Jun 2020 10:18 am said..

I remember well the Don coming to Kingsholm. He transformed my limited skills at full-back. Catching the ball from a kick side on so if you dropped it it wouldn’t go forward; a brilliant sidestep - as you say - now extinct. Like all great players he seemed to have so much time and was unhurried in his play.
I was trying to remember the first round the corner kicker I saw - could it have been Laurie Watts from Bristol? Do we yet add the dive pass?
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Tumpy+1 03 Jun 2020 10:35 am said..

Ah... the dive pass. That was one of my favourite ways of getting the ball away from the scrum to the backs. I spent a lot of time on my belly :lol:
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Ken Burney 03 Jun 2020 10:50 am said..

Gareth Edwards, amongst his various other skills, had a lovely dive pass.
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Tumpy+1 03 Jun 2020 11:10 am said..

Ken Burney wrote:Gareth Edwards, amongst his various other skills, had a lovely dive pass.

I taught him everything he knows about that, being an ex-international and all that! :lol:
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Mark Dudley 03 Jun 2020 11:14 am said..

Ken Burney wrote:Gareth Edwards, amongst his various other skills, had a lovely dive pass.


Billy Gittings :D King of the dive pass.

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Mark Dudley 03 Jun 2020 11:15 am said..

Playing surfaces that had bumps and long grass ...
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Sheddy Mcshedface 03 Jun 2020 11:18 am said..

Mark from Stroud wrote:Playing surfaces that had bumps and long grass ...


Come and play on Old Pats second pitch! :lol:
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