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QuincyJones

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #45 on: Wednesday 05-Dec-2018, 13:42 »
As both JK and Gustard mentioned after the game, Dombrandt is really not in shape. The footage from the dressing room backs this up. Would be interesting to see what he's capable of once we've fixed that.

Not in shape for what? Rugby? He was everywhere on Friday night, didn't tire and turned in an 80 minute MOTM performance! What more do you want? People obsess too much over shape, size and how much you can bench press. There are countless players out there that disprove this way of thinking!

thomh

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #46 on: Wednesday 05-Dec-2018, 15:27 »
I don't think anyone his criticising his performance at all, nor is anyone obsessed with how much he bench presses.  Gustard just made a jokey remark about how "he's been signed out of university - and he still has a rig from university". The fact that he's still got a way to go before being in the condition of an elite professional athlete is something to be excited about given the level at which he's already performing.


Blucherquin

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #47 on: Wednesday 05-Dec-2018, 16:58 »
But literally no one said he was out of shape

deadlyfrom5yardsout

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #48 on: Wednesday 05-Dec-2018, 17:11 »
Don't worry, he'll get injured soon :(

Quicker Quin

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #49 on: Wednesday 05-Dec-2018, 22:29 »

 make a faux salad nicoise,

There's posh for you.

RodneyRegis

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #50 on: Thursday 06-Dec-2018, 11:30 »
Not in shape for what? Rugby? He was everywhere on Friday night, didn't tire and turned in an 80 minute MOTM performance! What more do you want? People obsess too much over shape, size and how much you can bench press. There are countless players out there that disprove this way of thinking!

He was asked to do very little given our dominance of possession. He tired noticebaly against Wuss.

Bucksquin

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #51 on: Thursday 06-Dec-2018, 17:28 »
There's posh for you.

Not unless you spell salade nicoise correctly.

Brown Bottle

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #52 on: Thursday 06-Dec-2018, 18:50 »
Not unless you spell salade nicoise correctly.

I think you'll find its 'salade niçoise'. :)

OPQuin

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #53 on: Thursday 06-Dec-2018, 22:30 »
Marcus seems to have bulked up a lot since last season but has rather stalled on his great start. Can we compare with Dombrandt and his ‘unpremiership’ fit look?

ChequeredJersey

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #54 on: Thursday 06-Dec-2018, 23:13 »
1) "second season syndrome" is highly common and affects even great players like Itoje.

2) I'm not sure Smith is stalling at all. Just a mix of regression to the mean to a degree, more sensible and less forced management and underrating of how he is actually playing

Blucherquin

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #55 on: Friday 07-Dec-2018, 08:47 »
I'm definitely not underrating how he's actually playing. His kicking out of hand has been really really poor and cost us -- and he got hauled off at half-time last time he started.

He may well be a superstar but he's definitely having a wobble.

DOK

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #56 on: Friday 07-Dec-2018, 09:29 »
Well I think it's (relatively) easy when you're an unknown to come in and show what you're made of. No-one expects anything, if you screw up people were expecting it, if you shine you shine brighter. Then you start to think about what you're doing... It's like trying to think about how you walk, it's never so effortless when you're consciously thinking of where your feet go, how you swing the leg, how you keep the arms in time etc... Marcus will come though this I'm sure.

Fearless Fred

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #57 on: Friday 07-Dec-2018, 10:04 »
There's also the fact that after a breakout season, oppositions who were previously underestimating what a player can do, especially one his age, will now be up to speed with what he can do, where some of his weaknesses are, and alter their offense and defence patterns accordingly...

Blucherquin

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Re: Dombrandt
« Reply #58 on: Friday 07-Dec-2018, 10:40 »
There's also the fact that after a breakout season, oppositions who were previously underestimating what a player can do, especially one his age, will now be up to speed with what he can do, where some of his weaknesses are, and alter their offense and defence patterns accordingly...

Totally, I'm not on a massive downer on him, he's just having a wobble that's all - and as you say, needs to make the next step to work out what to do when people have sussed out the game that took him all the way to this level.

 

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