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why not ?? nothing to lose...
Posted 22:13 13th May 2012
Larkham played in an era when the Wallabies were untouchable!!! He wasn't flashy and all, but he had vision for the gaps in the opponents defence, hoh and those flat passes-awesome to watch-almost league like..and they worked a charm too..But coming back!!? Sheesh..good for leadership..and mentoring young guns...apart from that, no way-Please Larkham..keep your rep in tact!! I guess its up to Jake to weigh the pros vs cons...but ..cmon...seriously?
Posted 14:01 10th May 2012
RiverBlues77 - bit different re Terblanche he never stopped, like Tana Umaga till 2011 and the still playing legend that is Brad Thorn. Larkham hasn't played Super rugby since 2007, followed by 2008-09 playing club rugby in Japan - 2yrs of a 3yr contract don't know why he stopped - age/injury? That's a long time since match-fitness.
Posted 12:46 10th May 2012
He's definately not too old, the big question is does he still have the same fitness and strength levels he did in his playing days? To survive at this level you'd have to be working out five times and week in the gym and be maintaining a high level of fitness. Countless number of players have disproven this ageist attitude that players are past it in their mid 30's, and I think he could do the same.
Posted 12:34 10th May 2012
This is a Shining example of why it should go back to Super 12. Australia has zero depth if this has what the Brumbies have come down to...
Posted 10:49 10th May 2012
Stefan Terblanche is 36 and he's still playing well - he's helped Ulster reach the Heineken Cup final. No reason Larkham can't do it.
Posted 08:57 10th May 2012
sukkadoits - Like ur name ur a fool - Tony Brown is the man
Posted 08:45 10th May 2012
Huge difference between Brown and Larkham. Brown was still playing, Larkham hasn't been playing for a while. Larkham was injury prone even when he was playing...why risk all that now?
Surely they must have some young fella they can throw into the mix? Brumbies normally use flyhalf as a ball distributor, so that shouldn't be too hard to do. Otherwise convert one of their existing backs into that position.
Posted 08:36 10th May 2012
this could either be really FUNNY or really AMAZING!
they got to do it because both reasons are worth watching for lol
Posted 08:06 10th May 2012
How awesome would that be!
Posted 06:13 10th May 2012
If Tony Brown can....
Posted 03:39 10th May 2012
I hope for Larkham's sake that he doesn't become another Michael Schumacher...
Posted 01:03 10th May 2012
I would love for this legend to grace the field again. I don't think it is in the same boat as the Matfield comeback for the reason that the Lock forward role is much more contact intensive position and conditioning is paramount. Tony Brown was awesome when he came back to super rugby at 36, granted he was still plying his trade in Japan as player/coach. Larkham is a player a class above that of Brown, he would be awesome.
Posted 00:41 10th May 2012
The games evolved abit since he retired dont think he would cope, but in his day was a real quality player with Gregan, and i dont even like aussies!!! But anythings possible...
Posted 23:36 09th May 2012
i would love to see him back in the field. what a come back? he's a world class fly half
Posted 21:28 09th May 2012
Surely he could not handle the hits anymore? I would think its a dangerous move.
Posted 19:41 09th May 2012
Why not just do what the Stormers did and get somebody from overseas on loan?
Posted 17:44 09th May 2012
I'm pretty sure Bernie is currently training for a Western Districts oldies (Canberra) game, possibly could be ready.... Tony Brown did it last season or the season before.
Posted 16:45 09th May 2012
Hmm... his rugby brain will surely be still ticking at 100% and he'll have a ball in his hands often enough to keep his skills sharp but I just wonder how his body will handle the contact after a few years out. I wish he'd kept it quiet until matchday and waited for everyone to spot him on the pitch - 'Who's this lanky ten with the scrum c.. JESUS IT'S ONLY STEPHEN BLOODY LARKHAM!' If he does it I've got a hunch that he'll absolutely tear it up. If those Brumbies backs thought McCabe was feeding them good lines then wait til they see the daddy in action. I can imagine a few confused youngsters wondering how they've ended up over the tryline with the ball in their hands.
Posted 16:05 09th May 2012
WOW now that would a story lol ,i cant see it happening myself after all its been how many years since he played a proffesional or competative match .If we think its going to be hard for VM to comeback than it would be a miracle for Larkham imo
Posted 15:42 09th May 2012
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