Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:31 pm

No straw damn us wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:24 pm
The difference is that Lockers captained every team he ever played for right from junior level.
And also wasn't 30 years old.

If Farrell isn't a big part of on the field communication, it isn't going to change now.

Cannot comment for how he is at training an with all the other aspects of being a leader, captain, role model however.
Bomhead - "Lockers to prop."

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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by Southern Softy » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:10 pm

Anyone who has ever played a sport will know that shouting a lot doesn't necessarily make a good captain. In RL it's quite often the calm, decisive manner that can bring a team together. When a team concedes a try, it's often the calmest voice under the posts when a team is awaiting a conversion of the try against them that can make a difference, not the loudest voice. Sure, every team periodically needs a vocal 'boot up the bum' but winning teams and captains go about their business sensibly, often leading by example but also knowing which player will respond to differing forms of encouragement. Really good captains just look the part - they don't have to prove their worth over and over again.

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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:37 pm

Southern Softy wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:10 pm
Anyone who has ever played a sport will know that shouting a lot doesn't necessarily make a good captain. In RL it's quite often the calm, decisive manner that can bring a team together. When a team concedes a try, it's often the calmest voice under the posts when a team is awaiting a conversion of the try against them that can make a difference, not the loudest voice. Sure, every team periodically needs a vocal 'boot up the bum' but winning teams and captains go about their business sensibly, often leading by example but also knowing which player will respond to differing forms of encouragement. Really good captains just look the part - they don't have to prove their worth over and over again.
Agree with this I think its a lot easier to get a feel for how captains work when youve played sport in a team

I think Powell comes across as the most suitable of the bunch
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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by josie andrews » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:22 pm

Southern Softy wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:10 pm
Anyone who has ever played a sport will know that shouting a lot doesn't necessarily make a good captain. In RL it's quite often the calm, decisive manner that can bring a team together. When a team concedes a try, it's often the calmest voice under the posts when a team is awaiting a conversion of the try against them that can make a difference, not the loudest voice. Sure, every team periodically needs a vocal 'boot up the bum' but winning teams and captains go about their business sensibly, often leading by example but also knowing which player will respond to differing forms of encouragement. Really good captains just look the part - they don't have to prove their worth over and over again.
Spot on 😊
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

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