Flouw
Posted by: Olde Lagge (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 13:38

Starts at No.8 for SA at the weekend. First test start in that position. Interesting to see how he goes. It certainly increases options at Bath when Faletau is absent.

Re: Flouw
Posted by: woodpecker (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 13:44

I really dont see him as an 8, but OK

Re: Flouw
Posted by: OutsideBath (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 13:46

As long as he doesn't get injured I really don't care where he plays for SA.



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Re: Flouw
Posted by: nick holder (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 14:07

agreed, just let him come back unhurt. Fingers crossed our back row options are looking pretty good during the AI period. How long does he have left on his playing contract as I would love him to stay on as a coach/mentor for our young tyros in the back row.

Re: Flouw
Posted by: Bath Hammer (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 14:41

Quote:
OutsideBath
As long as he doesn't get injured I really don't care where he plays for SA.

+1

Re: Flouw
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 15:31

Quote:
nick holder
agreed, just let him come back unhurt. Fingers crossed our back row options are looking pretty good during the AI period. How long does he have left on his playing contract as I would love him to stay on as a coach/mentor for our young tyros in the back row.

Not entirely sure you can coach what makes Flouw special - sure he can talk about technique (like lots of coaches can) but its a different matter putting your head in a position about to be filled by 20 stone men...and knowing when and when not to do it? He's one of the best players to have played for Bath IMHO.

Re: Flouw
Posted by: annie blackthorn (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 17:21

Somewhat amazed that he is still being picked - but not because he ain't no good at what he does, but surely SA can produce younger versions? Or have they run out of options?

And as said, fgs try to come back home in one piece please! We need you to lift our spirits on a damp November day/evening!



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Re: Flouw
Posted by: dcsh (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 17:40

Quote:
annie blackthorn
Somewhat amazed that he is still being picked - but not because he ain't no good at what he does, but surely SA can produce younger versions? Or have they run out of options?
And as said, fgs try to come back home in one piece please! We need you to lift our spirits on a damp November day/evening!

They tried other options over the summer while Flouw we recovering, but then they got injured and Flouw was fit again...

Re: Flouw
Posted by: OldMarovian (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 17:56

They're also in desperate need of a bit of experience and quality both of which Louw possesses in abundance.

Re: Flouw
Posted by: dannyf2 (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 17:57

Quote:
Bath Hammer
Quote:
OutsideBath
As long as he doesn't get injured I really don't care where he plays for SA.

+1

+6

Re: Flouw
Posted by: johnnyf (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 18:21

With Flouw out of position at 8
Mercer out of position at 6
Could we play Faletau at 9 ?

Re: Flouw
Posted by: Dorset Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 19:30

Well Wales played Mike Phillips at 9 for far too many matches! (Sm100)

Re: Flouw
Posted by: gaz59 (IP Logged)
Date: 05 October, 2017 20:45

Quote:
Dorset Boy
Well Wales played Mike Phillips at 9 for far too many matches! (Sm100)

That made I chuckle me socks off

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Re: Flouw
Posted by: Big Dog (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 14:42

Quote:
woodpecker
I really dont see him as an 8, but OK

You could say the same about Steffon Armitage and David Pocock but both of them have been deployed as an 8 in recent years and it has worked to good effect. You basically allow the 6 and 7 to make the hit freeing up the 8 - another scavenger in this model - to make the turnover!



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