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

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

Post by CheshireWarrior » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:26 am

Faz has the experience and presence to be a solid captain in 2021! Would happily consider Sam Powell, Tommy Leuluai and Willie Isa as VC.

As for Field, French and Hastings, it reads strength in depth and French and Field are clearly very versatile players.

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

Post by nathan_rugby » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:41 am

CheshireWarrior wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:26 am
Faz has the experience and presence to be a solid captain in 2021! Would happily consider Sam Powell, Tommy Leuluai and Willie Isa as VC.

As for Field, French and Hastings, it reads strength in depth and French and Field are clearly very versatile players.
I am not particularly fussed who takes over as captain to be honest. My opinion is leaders will always lead regardless of the armband. My opinion is it will be Tommy or Powell. Farell and Isa are confined to one side of the pitch and do not need to do as much communication as the other two.

Being captain imo goes hand in hand with a pivot player who naturally moves around, communicates, organises etc.
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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by Southern Softy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:49 pm

Assuming we play the same way in the second half next season as we do this year, then Faz seems to switch to loose forward and Joe Greenwood comes into left side second row. Means Faz is everywhere (no change there, then) and could easily skipper.
Plus he deserves it.

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

Post by nathan_rugby » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:53 pm

Southern Softy wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Assuming we play the same way in the second half next season as we do this year, then Faz seems to switch to loose forward and Joe Greenwood comes into left side second row. Means Faz is everywhere (no change there, then) and could easily skipper.
Plus he deserves it.
It isn't a question of whether he deserves it or not.

Not everyone is suited to it, not everyone will want it. We don't know enough as fans and never will as to who the options are and who is most suited.
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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by Southern Softy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:55 pm

He deserves it because he's the best leader on the field that we have.

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

Post by nathan_rugby » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:12 pm

Southern Softy wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:55 pm
He deserves it because he's the best leader on the field that we have.
Based on what?
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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by josie andrews » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:59 pm

Farrell would be ideal as Captain if he was more vocal on the field.

On saying that, fans were saying the same when Lockers was given the captaincy just because he was different to Andy Farrell.

He may not want the captaincy, he may prefer to be part of the leadership group.

Powell, I’ve been reliably informed, is not only vocal on the field but also in the dressing room.
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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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:47 am

josie andrews wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Farrell would be ideal as Captain if he was more vocal on the field.

On saying that, fans were saying the same when Lockers was given the captaincy just because he was different to Andy Farrell.

He may not want the captaincy, he may prefer to be part of the leadership group.

Powell, I’ve been reliably informed, is not only vocal on the field but also in the dressing room.
Exactly the reason he probably isn't suited. Square peg, round hole. You shouldn't force it upon a player and try to make them act differently to what is natural. Leaders will always lead regardless of captaincy, people will speak on the pitch regardless of being captain or not.

Powell looks most suitable at this stage.
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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by pedro » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:05 pm

people used to say that was Lockers problem
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Re: Thomas Leuluai new deal to be 'sorted out in the next week'

Post by No straw damn us » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:24 pm

The difference is that Lockers captained every team he ever played for right from junior level.

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