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He’s brilliant on the bbc. I think he might end up back in the coaches box.

My five favourite Irish players of all time

Again a brilliant player and tactician who was on my list but did not quite make the cut.

My five favourite Irish players of all time

No, absolutely love Furlong and he was on my initial list. Didn’t quite make the cut though

My five favourite Irish players of all time

In a way you have to kind of admire the “get rid of Hooper” zealots. They’re nothing but dedicated to their cause.

Slack backs Banks, Lolesio to face All Blacks

Brilliant game and congratulations to the lions for breaking the curse. Hardwick’s comments were in poor taste I feel. As a neutral, the match reminded of everything I love about the game.

What hoodoo? Lions crack Richmond spell, progress to the prelims

Coached them to within a few points of beating The Australian team in the World Cup final when no one expected it to be close. Seems a pretty fair point though. Thanks for bringing it up.

Bennett locked in as Maroons coach for 2020

Fair call TWAS I trust your judgement. 👍

Rebels sign Brumbies halfback Joe Powell

I meant in Australia.

Rebels sign Brumbies halfback Joe Powell

I feel as though Kellaway is a bit of a loss too. He was looking really good earlier in the season. Great that Powell is staying though.

Rebels sign Brumbies halfback Joe Powell

Ha! Do you think that attitude is something that could permeate through to Broncos though? “Doesn’t matter we were rubbish all year but it was a joke of a season and we really were/are on the right track?” That would be pretty dangerous thinking if that is the case.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 20

Jamie Roberts for a period there was the best centre in the world. Absolutely loved watching him play. I feel as though he needed to add a few more strings to his bow as he got older though as he became a bit one dimensional. Good call with Hook though, he could’ve been a Welsh great.

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

The list is my favourite players. The conditions were I had to see them play. Unfortunately, these two were before my time. If you’re making a list of greatest welsh players then I’m sure these two would be in there.

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

Nick, thanks for commenting! Tell me, who are your favourite welsh players?

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

Ha! One of My dad’s favourite players is Conrad Smith and I very much see the comparison with The Fox.

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

Cheers mate. You and my old man would have a good time discussing Welsh rugby as a lot who you mentioned were on his list. Next up is the Guinness loving friends. Hard to pick as well as I’m no doubt some will be controversial!

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

Thanks for the comment. No order, just the way they were presented.

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

Thanks Jez. You’re someone I respect greatly on The Roar and love your suggestions. Jones was very close for mine as well as Quinnell. Gibbs, I’d actually forgotten about but that’s a great call.

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

Have to disagree I’m afraid. His leadership aside, the work he does for that Welsh team is immense. Always there for a tough carry. Great tackler. Great in the LO. Look at second row depth the Lions had in 2017 Itoje, Kruis, Lawes and Henderson and he started every match over them. That doesn’t include Launchbury or Jonny Gray or Devin Toner who didn’t make the squad. AWJ just does a lot of the little things right and not all flashy stuff. He is an outstanding player.

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

Great article. My best mate was there with his family and he has equally fond memories. My family were at the softball out in Penrith and I remember it was something innocuous like a change of innings when suddenly everyone watching in the crowd went ballistic. Cathy had won and lots of people were listening on their radios as there were no smart phones. The ground announcer shared the news over the PA and then everyone went crazy again. We obviously weren’t in the stadium but it still was a magical moment that we all felt a part of.

20 years on: What it was like to be there when Cathy won

Never saw him play unfortunately. But I know how much of a legend he is.

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

Thanks for comment. I’ve been doing it off players I’ve seen and my rugby watching coincided with professionalism. My dad, on the other hand…if you scroll down you can see a reply to the comment on my dad’s list.

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

Dad just texted me his

“Good and detailed insights. No doubt every Welshman especially my age will differ. My list is Gareth Edwards Barry John JPR Williams Gerald Davies & Alun Wyn Jones. Dewi Benn”

Very similar to yours as predicted!

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

I’ve watched the highlights twice already this morning. Have to remember to keep a lid on things but that was something else last night.

Records tumble as Rabbitohs roast Roosters

I remember cheering him on in 03 when the welsh were leading against the English. I wonder what he’s up to now?

My five favourite Welsh players of all time

You should meet my dad! You and him could talk rugby for hours. His list I’d imagine is very similar to yours. I know his favourite player of all time is Gareth Edwards. George North was close but he unfortunately has been plagued by injuries as well.

My five favourite Welsh players of all time