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Why can't a forward play more like a back

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Jun 03, 2019, 14:21

Put Kwagga at 13 is the latest cry.....I remember when many pundits wanted Spies at centre. What I don't remember is one forward who has successfully converted into a test quality back. But I do remember one back, Dave pick for Bok 12 Craig Burden, who became a fairly decent forward.

So .....why can't a forward play more like a back:

One back in a million may loaf a bit.

Now and then there's one with slight defects;

One, perhaps, whose qualifications you doubt a bit.

But by and large we dominate the texts.

Why can't a forward take after a back?

Cause backs are so sexy, good-looking and kind.

A better competitor you never will find.

With apologies to Professor Higgins. Those slow, smelly bastards can never be more like a back. It's genetic.

Jun 03, 2019, 14:54

Kolbe at scrumhalf is a personal pet peeve.


Examples like Dayimani where they are athletically gifted but lack the grunt and nuances of forward play may as well try the backline.

Jun 03, 2019, 15:20

Dayimani is a back out and out. He is by no means a forward and doesn't seem to like playing at the front either. He's a racehorse and we've got him pulling wagons. Ridiculous.

Every time he gets the ball in even the smallest amount of space he causes trouble and is hard to bring down. 

He's consistently the fastest man on the field but is made to do a job that doesn't take advantage of that speed and one that he isn't good at.

It's a double bad.


 
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