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I'm glad these guys are off to Japan. Blackie, Hewat, but best of all Smith will only improve the standard of Japanese rugby with these guys in their week to week leagues.
Posted 00:47 30th December 2010
we have to remember that the top14 is probably the most tiring championship in the world
Posted 22:33 28th December 2010
I hear you Kiwilad. I just thought that with his general good fortune in the health department we would have seen him either stay in Australia (possibly moving to #8 to allow Pocock to ascend as the first choice open-side) and reach 150 caps or go to a team with solid prospects of winning European hard-ware. I'm sure you're right with that line of thought though.
Posted 20:55 28th December 2010
wishing you all the best in Japan-Smithy!
Posted 20:41 28th December 2010
5Lock4ward I would have thought, with his ability, playing somewhat more meaningful rugby may have had more appeal.
However I wonder if his body may be sending him a different message, and a softer option in Japan, with retirement job written all over it, won out because of the aches and pains.
Posted 15:12 28th December 2010
What's with Australian players going to Japan? Wouldn't you rather win relevant trophies while making your big money? You'd think somewhere along the line an Australian player would want to hold at least one trophy...
Posted 13:45 28th December 2010
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|Saturday , May 11|
|Castres 25 - 12 Montpellier|
|Friday , May 10|
|Stade Francais 19 - 16 Racing Metro Paris|
|Toulouse 33 - 19 Racing Metro Paris|
|Saturday , May 4|
|Biarritz 52 - 17 Stade Francais|
|Clermont Auvergne 67 - 3 Bordeaux-Begles|
|Mont de Marsan 33 - 36 Bayonne|
|Toulon 43 - 21 Agen|
|Racing Metro Paris 29 - 28 Castres|
|Montpellier 50 - 22 Perpignan|
|Toulouse 57 - 7 Grenoble|
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