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Old 08-21-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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sprinter tries his hand at rugby

I thought it was interesting to see what trouble world class speed/acceleration creates for opponents
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=10853534
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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Yep Mr Isles is damned fast. He has problems making cuts at speed though. He's got the straight line speed down but can't change direction very well from the matches I've seen.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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i thought it was interesting to see what trouble world class speed/acceleration creates for opponents
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=10853534

...that.....was.....awesome....
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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Wow.

I hope that no one tries to spear him to slow him down.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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Yep Mr Isles is damned fast. He has problems making cuts at speed though. He's got the straight line speed down but can't change direction very well from the matches I've seen.
You need to watch that video then. It's not all straight line with him...

That was pretty impressive...
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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If he can combine that speed with a step like Christian Wade, he'll be a menace.

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:25 AM   #7
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If he can combine that speed with a step like Christian Wade, he'll be a menace.

I like Wade but Isles would smoke him, no side step needed. Fellas like Wades only hope is to get him at an angle and if he steps inside and you dont have a man sliding in then forget about it. Dont know how Isles would fair at real Rugby though.
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he'll be a menace.
You do realize that Isles scored a try within his first minute of his first international match, right?
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World class Sprinter become a top Rugby player? Impossible I say, impossible.


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Old 08-26-2013, 12:59 AM   #10
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You do realize that Isles scored a try within his first minute of his first international match, right?
Sevens?
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:21 AM   #12
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Needs to stay there unless he has or can develop a step like Eastmond or Wade.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:05 AM   #13
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You need to watch that video then. It's not all straight line with him...

That was pretty impressive...

I have watched the video and yes hightlight reels are impressive. Watch an entire match and it's flashes of speed rarely ending in a score. He has the potential to be a great 7s player no doubt.


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I have watched the video and yes hightlight reels are impressive. Watch an entire match and it's flashes of speed rarely ending in a score. He has the potential to be a great 7s player no doubt.


USA 7s aren't lighting the rugby world on fire.
Really, now many times do even the best backs have fantastic runs in a game that end in a score ?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:46 AM   #15
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You do realize that Isles scored a try within his first minute of his first international match, right?
He is fucking awesome.

12 weeks to top scorer on his team.
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