General Union wants Stewart

koolkat

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
2,776
Nelson
Wow looks like the rugby union scouts are out again.bret Stewart rumored to have been offered 3.5millon dollars to sign with London Irish .it was on sky news this morning.dont think he's a union player IMO
he be another cross code disaster.ie Wendell tamana tahu gasnier.and the list of names that have flopped at union will continue
 

Numbnutsnz

1st Grade Fringe
May 4, 2012
498
Tamana and Wendell both played international Union and Gaz was the Top 14's leading try scorer. None are flops by any means.

I don't think Brett Stewart would be good enough to justify $3.5 million though.
 

OMG

Warriors 1st Grader
May 18, 2012
3,991
Churchur
Stewart is a talented athlete who would be good at most things he puts his mind to including tiddly winks, the true test of athleticism.
 

koolkat

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
2,776
Nelson
Well the depth of Aussie union is weak that's why.and Tamana was a flop how many would make the ABs.none brad Thorne is the one player that made the transition .but I think it's easier for forwards than backs to make the leap..
 

OMG

Warriors 1st Grader
May 18, 2012
3,991
Churchur
Well the depth of Aussie union is weak that's why.and Tamana was a flop how many would make the ABs.none brad Thorne is the one player that made the transition .but I think it's easier for forwards than backs to make the leap..
Elite footballers can make the transition either way, the only real flop I can think of is Chambers, your right about it being easier for a back as there are so many technicalities and rules that a forward has to learn. The latest crop of league players going to ruggger have done pretty well including ex Warrior Vuna, it will be interesting to see how he and Tomane go come Bledisloe time if they are playing.
 

ShaunJohnson7

1st Grade Fringe
May 9, 2012
3,654
You couldnt be more wrong with that comment.
Agreed, it's way easier for backs to make the transition because theres a tonne of different things a forward needs to learn if he switches to Rugby. Thats what makes Brad Thorn's transition so special. Name me one other league forward who has even made a dent in Rugby? And don"t say SBW because he was a forward in League but a back in Rugby which really tells you all you need to know about whether its easier making the swtich in the forwards or backs.
 

Lego_Man

Illuminatus
Mar 30, 2012
782
There's about 1 million reasons - first of all the body shapes are way more dissimilar. There's noone in League who has the physique of Matt Dunning or John Eales for example (thank god). Theyre trained and selected specifically for 2 particular skills.

Both of them would be complete shit in League. Dunning wouldnt even last a set of six, and Eales's runs would be laughable. But on the other hand, George Rose would get destroyed in a Union scrum, and no League forward would win a lineout. Very hard to pickup those techniques from scratch.

Not to mention stuff like running/ball security is completely different in Union.
 

koolkat

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
2,776
Nelson
Well at least isn't selling his sole like izzy and hunt to the most dumbest game in the world AFL.were it looks like 20 seagulls fighting over a hot chip
 

koolkat

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
2,776
Nelson
You couldnt be you more wrong with that comment.
I was only basing that on the forwards are more involved in union than the backs.the backs just stand out there like spare pricks at a wedding waitiing for the ball to be passed to them.. not like league were everyone gets involved I just think league players that play in the backs look board standing they waiting for the ball to come to them.and they have less space to run in because the defensive line is so compressed its definitely harder for league players to convert than union players. I think there are about 13 basic rules in league but in rugby you need some sort of university degree to work them out..
 

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