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Ek

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The fstest on a rugby field?
December 13, 2012, 09:53:40

Carlin Isles that plays for the USA in 7's.

Time for the 100 is 10.13.

This qualifies him for the 100 m semi finals at the London Olympics.

Started playing 7's as he want's to go to the Olympics and can't qualify for the US sprint team.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA5bwqVN5LM&feature=share

 

This guys has pace and more to burn.


Beeno1

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RE: The fstest on a rugby field?
December 13, 2012, 10:04:45

I wonder Ek how quick top test players are. Always wished we could have the stats for  the Boks.

You keep getting the odd guy saying Jean is slow but then he hauls in a gasman or two. Big guys look slower but aren't. Then they say palyers loose pace. How much slower is Habana today than in his prime. I think he has lost a yard but pace is still good and he is a  smarter player - world class.

How do the backlines of the SA, Oz and NZ stack up and Arrgentian of course. How do speeds of the loose trios stack up. All this I am sure the coaching staffs know but are not made available to the public.

Who is the quickest Sa back and who is the fastest Forward.

Forwards - maybe Deon Fourie. Backs - maybe Rhule. Very difficult to call these things. Jordaan is fast. JP looks like he lacks a yard but is a big guy so its deceptive.


Ek

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RE: The fstest on a rugby field?
December 13, 2012, 10:09:35

True beeno, but as a wing, nothing beats pace. Look at isles burning guys on the outside. This guys is incredibly fast, Beeno, we have no-one that will catch him seriously.

It is weird as well that guys that have fast track times normally don't neceserily convert that to Rugby field times with a ball in hand and togs on grass. This guy does however.

It took him 12 weeks from starting to play rugby to playing for the US 7's team. Wonder if he will get picked for the 15 a side team, or mayb3 because of his Olympic dream he only want's to focus on 7's.


Beeno1

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RE: The fstest on a rugby field?
December 13, 2012, 10:17:18

Ek the Stormers must make him an offer! Pity he has already played for the USA! We need to be proactive! Hahahhaha I sound like a bulle!

Was it Ireland who had found a very good wing. Plenty of pace. Julian Savea is also not at all shabby - how fast I wonder is he. Faster than he looks methinks.


Ek

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RE: The fstest on a rugby field?
December 13, 2012, 10:20:52

Hehe, making him an offer only based on pace and Sevens is kinda premature, I would first like to see him play 15 a side rugby.

But the basics are there for a very good winger.


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