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Author Topic: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10  (Read 912 times)

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Quinten Poulsen

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 14:34* »
May 2018 was the end of Smith's first season; Evans had been retired for a year by that time.

Quinky

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 15:13* »
I always wanted to see more of Ben Urdapilleta.  I thought he looked useful. Done well since leaving us.

Botica has also fared pretty well in France.

I seem to be in a minority, but I really liked Paul Challinor.

poorfour

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 15:24* »
Smith for Evans - even in his first season - was clearly the closest in talent.

Smith / Lang might ultimately be the more talented combination once they are both more experienced. It's improbable that Smith will ever be quite as good as Evans (though he is already a damn sight closer than we have any right to expect [1]), but of our long term backups Malone was probably the best and I think Lang is likely to mature into being a better player than him.

Had we caught Arwel Thomas at his peak, it might have been a different story, though...

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[1] I thought we would struggle for a long time to replace Evans, Easter and Lowe, but in Smith, Dombrandt and Marchant we have come far closer than I expected. Now, where do we find the next Robshaws?

Bolly-Quin

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 16:27* »
[1] I thought we would struggle for a long time to replace Evans, Easter and Lowe, but in Smith, Dombrandt and Marchant we have come far closer than I expected. Now, where do we find the next Robshaws?

James Chisholm to come back from injury (as did Robshaw) and duplicate history...
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Quinten Poulsen

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 16:50* »
Poorfour, Smith was never back-up to Evans!

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 17:11* »
May 2018 was the end of Smith's first season; Evans had been retired for a year by that time.

You’re right. I misread wiki that Nev had retired in May 2018.

My bad

QuinKent

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 17:41* »
On paper surely Catrakilis was our best back-up 10 (or back-up back-up 10, as even when fit he appeared behind Lang as well as Smith). Admittedly he never got to show us much of his pre-Quins form, but clearly still rated given his move back to SA.

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 20:23* »
I seem to be in a minority, but I really liked Paul Challinor.

I think he was very good. He was also a very good place-kicker. Except during the game.

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #23 on: Friday 14-Jun-2019, 12:12* »
Schuster and Lacroix are the ones that spring to mind.
Pretty sure Schuster was understudy at one point..

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Re: Is James Lang, Quins best ever back up 10
« Reply #24 on: Friday 14-Jun-2019, 12:48* »
Was genuinely hoping that the answer to that question would have been Smith 2019/2020!

 

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