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Half Back Pairings

  • 14-02-2021 11:30am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,460 ✭✭✭ karlitob


    Thornley in the Irish times referenced Murray and Sexton had the second highest tally of any half back combination in history at 65 tests.

    First - to me - it just doesn’t seem like it for some reason. Always feels like Stringer and O’Gara had more tests together but I’m probably lumping in Munster.


    Main question - who has the highest tally? Weepu and Carter; Dawson and Wilkinson? Can’t find it anywhere.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 717 ✭✭✭ Must love hardship


    karlitob wrote: »
    Thornley in the Irish times referenced Murray and Sexton had the second highest tally of any half back combination in history at 65 tests.

    First - to me - it just doesn’t seem like it for some reason. Always feels like Stringer and O’Gara had more tests together but I’m probably lumping in Munster.




    Main question - who has the highest tally? Weepu and Carter; Dawson and Wilkinson? Can’t find it anywhere.

    George Gregan and Stephen Larkham had 77 or 78 test together i think


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 30,309 Mod ✭✭✭✭ .ak


    Great, now I'm stuck imaging a Couples Come Dine with Me, with ROG & Stringer, Murray & Sexton, and Gregan & Larkham.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,191 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    I find bluetooth works best.


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 ✭✭✭ hahashake


    Slight tangent but this thread lead to me to this Wikipedia page:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rugby_union_test_caps_leaders

    Which led me to this:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_rugby_union_caps_for_Brian_O%27Driscoll

    Which one of you made this page? ;)


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


    .ak wrote: »
    Great, now I'm stuck imaging a Couples Come Dine with Me, with ROG & Stringer, Murray & Sexton, and Gregan & Larkham.

    I would watch the absolute crap out of that


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,460 ✭✭✭ karlitob


    swiwi_ wrote: »
    I find bluetooth works best.

    Took me a while but I got there!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Don't know about the most but Gregan and Larkham were incredible in the late 90s/early 00s for the Brumbies and Australia. It would be an interesting debate, but I'd say they were the best pairing of the Pro era to date. World Cup, Lions series, Tri Nations and Super Rugby...they won the lot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,030 ✭✭✭ Serbian


    hahashake wrote: »

    I thought it was pretty comprehensive when I saw the breakdown of every game... then I saw his record broken down by stadium. Ridiculous amount of work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,460 ✭✭✭ karlitob


    Serbian wrote: »
    I thought it was pretty comprehensive when I saw the breakdown of every game... then I saw his record broken down by stadium. Ridiculous amount of work.

    Only the best for our best.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,460 ✭✭✭ karlitob


    George Gregan and Stephen Larkham had 77 or 78 test together i think

    Well done that man!!!


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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,219 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Serbian wrote: »
    I thought it was pretty comprehensive when I saw the breakdown of every game... then I saw his record broken down by stadium. Ridiculous amount of work.

    I don't like the way they split the Aviva and landsdowne road


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