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What position should I play?

  • 08-11-2017 7:12pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ Spicymeme


    So I'm playing rugby year 3 and Ive been playing prop all me life since I was 6 but over the past 2 years I have grown to be (and I still have growing left in me) 6"3 15 st and I am extremely strong (I can clear out a ruck with 3 front rowers over the ball easily) and did I mention I can run 100m in 10 seconds so I asked my coach can I try flanker or even lock i am the tallest after all but get this he said no even though our current open side looks like he is a sub prop because he has no pace or strength yet he is flanker and our tallest lock is 5"11 so what position should I play in rugby because I don't know anymore


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,477 ✭✭✭ Chancer3001


    You should sign pro somewhere

    Or look into joining the Irish Olympic sprinting team with times like that


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,343 ✭✭✭✭ mfceiling


    Yeah skip joining a team. Tip into elverys tomorrow and buy yourself an ireland jersey. Make your way to lansdowne road on Saturday and you'll be good to go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,249 ✭✭✭✭ Guy:Incognito


    10 flat would have got you to the final of the last Olympics. Have you thought to alert the Irish athletics coaches ? If you're doing that in boots and rugby gear then it's possible youre the fastest 100m runner ever on a track.

    You're already the Irish record holder by nearly 2 tenths of a second.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ Spicymeme


    Spicymeme wrote: »
    So I'm playing rugby year 3 and Ive been playing prop all me life since I was 6 but over the past 2 years I have grown to be (and I still have growing left in me) 6"3 15 st and I am extremely strong (I can clear out a ruck with 3 front rowers over the ball easily) and did I mention I can run 100m in 10 seconds so I asked my coach can I try flanker or even lock i am the tallest after all but get this he said no even though our current open side looks like he is a sub prop because he has no pace or strength yet he is flanker and our tallest lock is 5"11 so what position should I play in rugby because I don't know anymore
    Btw I just realised Mispressed 10 instead of 13 **** it yeah I'm not an Olympic runner


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,763 Tigger


    Spicymeme wrote: »
    So I'm playing rugby year 3 and Ive been playing prop all me life since I was 6 but over the past 2 years I have grown to be (and I still have growing left in me) 6"3 15 st and I am extremely strong (I can clear out a ruck with 3 front rowers over the ball easily) and did I mention I can run 100m in 10 seconds so I asked my coach can I try flanker or even lock i am the tallest after all but get this he said no even though our current open side looks like he is a sub prop because he has no pace or strength yet he is flanker and our tallest lock is 5"11 so what position should I play in rugby because I don't know anymore

    15 stone is a skinny ass 6'3"


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,401 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Tigger wrote: »
    15 stone is a skinny ass 6'3"

    Erm... no.

    I’m roughly 6’3 and I’m 11 stone soaking wet. I always thought I was 6’4 but apparently I’ve shrunk an inch at some point :(


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 33,064 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Svelte


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,489 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stheno


    awec wrote: »
    Erm... no.

    Skinny awec not string bean :pac:


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,401 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Stheno wrote: »
    Skinny awec not string bean :pac:

    You’d need to be Devin toner esque to be skinny at 15 stone! 15 stone is a beefy enough weight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ Spicymeme


    Tigger wrote: »
    15 stone is a skinny ass 6'3"

    I'm lean but not skinny


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,401 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Spicymeme wrote: »
    I'm lean but not skinny

    Do your nipples peek through your jersey?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    I'm not sure if Thomond would give me dispensation for invoking John Hayes, but he was propping at 6' 3".


  • Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ Spicymeme


    awec wrote: »
    Do your nipples peek through your jersey?

    Yeah because it's too small


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,401 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Spicymeme wrote: »
    Yeah because it's too small

    As it should be, the sight of a good set of nipples will ensure the opposition are feared of ye.

    (This thread may have strayed a bit off course, so you sound like a back row to me).


  • Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ Spicymeme


    awec wrote: »
    As it should be, the sight of a good set of nipples will ensure the opposition are feared of ye.

    (This thread may have strayed a bit off course, so you sound like a back row to me).

    Yeah XD


  • Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ Spicymeme


    prawnsambo wrote: »
    I'm not sure if Thomond would give me dispensation for invoking John Hayes, but he was propping at 6' 3".

    ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,174 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    Spicymeme wrote: »
    So I'm playing rugby year 3 and Ive been playing prop all me life since I was 6 but over the past 2 years I have grown to be (and I still have growing left in me) 6"3 15 st and I am extremely strong (I can clear out a ruck with 3 front rowers over the ball easily) and did I mention I can run 100m in 10 seconds so I asked my coach can I try flanker or even lock i am the tallest after all but get this he said no even though our current open side looks like he is a sub prop because he has no pace or strength yet he is flanker and our tallest lock is 5"11 so what position should I play in rugby because I don't know anymore

    Sounds like James Ryan has joined boards


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Spicymeme wrote: »
    ?
    Forget the first part, it's an in joke. But you're not too tall for propping. Yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,035 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    To be honest you could play pretty much anywhere, it's not so much about where you fit size wise but more where you're best suited skill wise.

    If it's tackling/breakdown work then back row, if it's handling skills and great hair then backs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17 ✭✭✭ Spicymeme


    _Tyrrell_ wrote: »
    To be honest you could play pretty much anywhere, it's not so much about where you fit size wise but more where you're best suited skill wise.

    If it's tackling/breakdown work then back row, if it's handling skills and great hair then backs.

    Haha my hair isn't great at the best of times


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  • Registered Users Posts: 38,249 ✭✭✭✭ Guy:Incognito


    awec wrote: »
    You’d need to be Devin toner esque to be skinny at 15 stone! 15 stone is a beefy enough weight.

    Muhahahah , this is why us front rows laugh at the rest of you :)


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,401 CMod ✭✭✭✭ awec


    Muhahahah , this is why us front rows laugh at the rest of you :)

    Laugh at us in between bites of your burger you mean? ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,249 ✭✭✭✭ Guy:Incognito


    awec wrote: »
    Laugh at us in between bites of your burger you mean? ;)

    Nope. Cos between bites of burger is when we eat chips :)


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,299 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    prawnsambo wrote: »
    I'm not sure if Thomond would give me dispensation for invoking John Hayes, but he was propping at 6' 3".

    As you've invoked Hayes, a lot of his earlier experience was in the back row.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    prawnsambo wrote: »
    I'm not sure if Thomond would give me dispensation for invoking John Hayes, but he was propping at 6' 3".

    As you've invoked Hayes, a lot of his earlier experience was in the back row.
    I was under the impression he started out as a lock. It was only when he went to NZ that he converted to prop.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,299 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    prawnsambo wrote: »
    I was under the impression he started out as a lock. It was only when he went to NZ that he converted to prop.

    I'm pretty sure he mentioned being a flanker when starting off in his book.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,356 ✭✭✭ FACECUTTR


    Is this Pierre Spies having a bit of a laugh?????


  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭ Sephiral


    Probably No 8. Possibly Blindside. Lock if you get any taller.


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