Polledri / Marais

Polledri / Marais

GlawsDan 16 Sep 2018 18:37 pm said..

Just watched the Bristol game again. Polledri had a great game. However, on at least 3 occasions the commentators gave him the credit for runs made by Franco Marais...
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RTS2 16 Sep 2018 19:11 pm said..

GlawsDan wrote:Just watched the Bristol game again. Polledri had a great game. However, on at least 3 occasions the commentators gave him the credit for runs made by Franco Marais...



With Jake popping up everywhere I guess some commentators might easily get confused ! :D


On the Franco Marais subject ; a great First Premiership start . He did his head coach , the squad , all of us and himself proud . Great signing who will hopefully relish the game here . His throwing in was solid too . An excellent "running partner" for Hanson . Will watch his progress in the English game with interest .
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MrGlawsRocker 16 Sep 2018 21:08 pm said..

Is it just me or have all the new guys scored tries in their first team starts?
They're giving the coaches, squad and the Premiership 100%
Phenomenal signings accross the board.
In Ackermann we Trust.
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upton dc 16 Sep 2018 21:19 pm said..

Did you score on your first start also? ;)
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James J 16 Sep 2018 21:56 pm said..

MrGlawsRocker wrote:Is it just me or have all the new guys scored tries in their first team starts?
They're giving the coaches, squad and the Premiership 100%
Phenomenal signings accross the board.


Only Grobler scored on his first start, so it is just you ;)

Banahan didn't score on debut against Saints, and neither Cipriani or Marais have scored yet.
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GloLion 17 Sep 2018 06:11 am said..

Polledri is awesome with a great future ahead of him. Just imagine the carnage when he combines with a fully fit Jaco Kriel!!! Gloucester is going to have a very special forward pack with everybody fit and available... With Dreyer, Mostert and Kriel still to come, it is going to be an interesting season...
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ryno_chelt 17 Sep 2018 07:41 am said..

GloLion wrote:Polledri is awesome with a great future ahead of him. Just imagine the carnage when he combines with a fully fit Jaco Kriel!!! Gloucester is going to have a very special forward pack with everybody fit and available... With Dreyer, Mostert and Kriel still to come, it is going to be an interesting season...


I'm excited about Kriel, his highlight reel is impressive and I've seen a couple of super rugby games which feature him. However, I don't know a huge amount about his playing style. Is is a traditional 6 (not the SA role reversal of 6 and7) or more of a 7.

Who is he most like in playing style? Polledri, Ludlow, Ackers, Hazel, Qera etc
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GloLion 17 Sep 2018 09:05 am said..

ryno_chelt wrote:
GloLion wrote:Polledri is awesome with a great future ahead of him. Just imagine the carnage when he combines with a fully fit Jaco Kriel!!! Gloucester is going to have a very special forward pack with everybody fit and available... With Dreyer, Mostert and Kriel still to come, it is going to be an interesting season...


I'm excited about Kriel, his highlight reel is impressive and I've seen a couple of super rugby games which feature him. However, I don't know a huge amount about his playing style. Is is a traditional 6 (not the SA role reversal of 6 and7) or more of a 7.

Who is he most like in playing style? Polledri, Ludlow, Ackers, Hazel, Qera etc

He is an open side flanker. More the fetcher type of player, but also awesome with ball in hand.
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GloLion 17 Sep 2018 09:11 am said..

If you look at his performance over the last 5 years it is actually an abomination that he has only played 11 tests for South Africa... If it were not for politics/ Quota system/ provincialism etc. he would have had way more than 50 tests. He has been the best openside in the country for the last 5 years, yet the player with the more favourable skin tone has been favoured by the South African coaches.... Believe me when I say, Jaco is going to make a huge name for himself in Europe.
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Baylion 17 Sep 2018 09:16 am said..

ryno_chelt wrote:
GloLion wrote:Polledri is awesome with a great future ahead of him. Just imagine the carnage when he combines with a fully fit Jaco Kriel!!! Gloucester is going to have a very special forward pack with everybody fit and available... With Dreyer, Mostert and Kriel still to come, it is going to be an interesting season...


I'm excited about Kriel, his highlight reel is impressive and I've seen a couple of super rugby games which feature him. However, I don't know a huge amount about his playing style. Is is a traditional 6 (not the SA role reversal of 6 and7) or more of a 7.

Who is he most like in playing style? Polledri, Ludlow, Ackers, Hazel, Qera etc

Kriel is a hybrid 6/7, probably similar to the Wallabies' Michael Hooper. Plays to the ball but also carries well. Played centre at school, which might be why he tends to do his ball carrying almost from a centre position as opposed to the tighter ball carrying of most blindsiders

GloLion wrote:If you look at his performance over the last 5 years it is actually an abomination that he has only played 11 tests for South Africa... If it were not for politics/ Quota system/ provincialism etc. he would have had way more than 50 tests. He has been the best openside in the country for the last 5 years, yet the player with the more favourable skin tone has been favoured by the South African coaches.... Believe me when I say, Jaco is going to make a huge name for himself in Europe.


Heyneke Meyer felt that the Lions style wouldn't fit in with the style he wanted the Boks to play so Kriel only got a chance under Coetzee and then was injured most of last year's test season
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