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Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby munster#1 » July 6th, 2009, 11:13 am

Shaw was second with our very own Tommy Bowe third
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby Exley » July 6th, 2009, 12:29 pm

I would have Philips high on that list.
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby benchwarmer » July 6th, 2009, 1:10 pm

Nah Phillips wasn't anything spectcular till the tests, even then he wasn't as awesome as couple of others
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby ronk » July 6th, 2009, 3:19 pm

Fair play to the guy. Wouldn't have been my choice but so what. I'm sure Monye got a lot of votes too.
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby tones » July 6th, 2009, 5:04 pm

Possibly wouldn't have gone for him personally, but can't argue with it either. Wouldn't have though Shaw woud get that high (again not saying he was poor). I'm sure Sky will set up a campaign to appeal it for Shane Williams. ...
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby suisse » July 6th, 2009, 6:15 pm

Who would you guys have gone for? It's hard to pick one single player of the tour. A few players surprised me, including Simon Shaw, and Riki Flutey's outstanding performance on Saturday.

Is Rob Kearney now a world class 15? Is Shaw the complete second row, as Liam Toland suggested? Have we drastically under-rated Adam Jones? Despite his "cult status", is Tommy Bowe even guaranteed a place for Ireland next season?
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby true blue 06 » July 6th, 2009, 6:31 pm

BOD, Kearney, Heaslip???
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby tackle-bag » July 6th, 2009, 6:36 pm

The player of the series was Bowe by a country mile. He barely put a foot wrong in the 7 matches he was involved in, including all three tests, and was second top scorer with 4 tries. Roberts was great but I'd still have Tommy ahead of him. Shaw played one good match so I don't see how he should be up so high.
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby orfeo » July 6th, 2009, 7:34 pm

suisse wrote:Who would you guys have gone for? It's hard to pick one single player of the tour. A few players surprised me, including Simon Shaw, and Riki Flutey's outstanding performance on Saturday.

Is Rob Kearney now a world class 15? Is Shaw the complete second row, as Liam Toland suggested? Have we drastically under-rated Adam Jones? Despite his "cult status", is Tommy Bowe even guaranteed a place for Ireland next season?


Stephen Jones, recovered from a wobble in the first test , got better as the series progressed and was immense in the 3rd test
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby RoboProp » July 6th, 2009, 7:43 pm

First Test - BOD

Second Test - Super Rob

Third Test - Jamie

But then I'm biased like that! :D

Roberts was great in first game, but I think Bod pipped him. Shaw was amazing in second but Kearney played out of his skin. Jamie was outstanding in third test, Flutey was excellent too. Bod was top notch in second test and for that and his other performances he was my player of the series.

Not sold on Phillips I know everybody raves about him but he takes the ball into contact too often for my liking for a scrum half, so he's often at the bottom of a ruck and the ball is retrieved by another forward or back and when he is on hand I find his delivery too slow. I'm probably very wrong that's just my take on the guy.
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby downsouthdukin » July 6th, 2009, 8:59 pm

over the entire series
1. Roberts
2. Bowe
3. Jones/adam and stephan

over the tests
1. Roberts
2. Kearney
3. Jones/adam and stephan
Big match from Munster.Don't really understand the criticism of their so called ugly rugby.I love open running rugby but I also admire the collective mastery of this Munster team.What a beautiful machine with that ruthless side to them.
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby ronk » July 6th, 2009, 10:41 pm

Bowe played the 3rd test of out position but was still amazing.
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby gfo » July 7th, 2009, 2:43 am

tones wrote:Possibly wouldn't have gone for him personally, but can't argue with it either. Wouldn't have though Shaw woud get that high (again not saying he was poor). I'm sure Sky will set up a campaign to appeal it for Shane Williams. ...


Tom Croft surely! With Shane a close second
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby leinsterlank » July 7th, 2009, 2:45 am

I am pretty happy with roberts beings selected. The guy has had a massive year in terms of experience and his consistent excellence and ability to break the gain line warrants recognition. He was one of the few on the tour who's position was never in doubt and a huge contributor to the team.
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby Leezer » July 7th, 2009, 10:57 am

Tom Shanklin without a doubt :lol:
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby tones » July 7th, 2009, 1:41 pm

Kearney, Heaslip or Jenkins. As I said though, I dont really have a problem with that verdict.
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby dipper » July 8th, 2009, 9:23 pm

Roberts was class. Bowe, BOD, Kearney or Shaw could have won it either. Ferris and Phillips enhanced their reputations big time too. Really looking forward to seeing Ferris in the Autumn Internationals.
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby BPH » July 9th, 2009, 2:53 am

suisse wrote:Who would you guys have gone for? It's hard to pick one single player of the tour. A few players surprised me, including Simon Shaw, and Riki Flutey's outstanding performance on Saturday.

Is Rob Kearney now a world class 15? Is Shaw the complete second row, as Liam Toland suggested? Have we drastically under-rated Adam Jones? Despite his "cult status", is Tommy Bowe even guaranteed a place for Ireland next season?


Erm, you what? I understand, as a Leinster fan, you're desperately hoping it's an all-Leinster back 3 or whatever. Maybe Earls despite not playing there for his club? But, suffice to say, I think the best winger in the 6N will probably get his start for Ireland.

Still and all, what an odd, odd thing to say :? Surely Lukey's position is under a lot more threat (although, even at that, it's still fairly secure)
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby tones » July 9th, 2009, 9:08 am

BPH wrote:
suisse wrote:Who would you guys have gone for? It's hard to pick one single player of the tour. A few players surprised me, including Simon Shaw, and Riki Flutey's outstanding performance on Saturday.

Is Rob Kearney now a world class 15? Is Shaw the complete second row, as Liam Toland suggested? Have we drastically under-rated Adam Jones? Despite his "cult status", is Tommy Bowe even guaranteed a place for Ireland next season?


Erm, you what? I understand, as a Leinster fan, you're desperately hoping it's an all-Leinster back 3 or whatever. Maybe Earls despite not playing there for his club? But, suffice to say, I think the best winger in the 6N will probably get his start for Ireland.

Still and all, what an odd, odd thing to say :? Surely Lukey's position is under a lot more threat (although, even at that, it's still fairly secure)


From who exactly?
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Re: Roberts named HSBC player of the series

Postby Danthefan » July 9th, 2009, 9:58 am

Who is Fitz's position under threat from exactly? He had a savage season, he's one of the first names on the teamsheet. Earls is going to have to wait.
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