sprinter tries his hand at rugby

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  1. dreadly

    dreadly Long timer

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  2. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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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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  4. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Wow. :clap

    I hope that no one tries to spear him to slow him down.
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  5. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    You need to watch that video then. It's not all straight line with him...

    That was pretty impressive...
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  6. Wildman

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    If he can combine that speed with a step like Christian Wade, he'll be a menace.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CiZcbttHMHA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  7. George Papadopolis

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    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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    You do realize that Isles scored a try within his first minute of his first international match, right?
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  9. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    World class Sprinter become a top Rugby player? Impossible I say, impossible.


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  10. Wildman

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    Sevens?
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    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  12. Wildman

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    Needs to stay there unless he has or can develop a step like Eastmond or Wade.
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    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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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.
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  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Really, now many times do even the best backs have fantastic runs in a game that end in a score ?
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    He is fucking awesome.

    12 weeks to top scorer on his team.
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