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Posted by Anthony Jones on Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:20 pm
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Jonathan Davies: 30 years on from the day he switched to Rugby League.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/46736372
Posted by TheDreadnought on Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:22 pm
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Excellent rugby player, terrible commentator.
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Posted by Anthony Jones on Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:29 pm
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TheDreadnought wrote:
Excellent rugby player, terrible commentator.


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He enjoys a pint.
Posted by Bullseye on Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:35 pm
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One of the best players I've seen. Don't mind him as a commentator.
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Posted by homme vaste on Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:01 pm
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Bullseye wrote:
One of the best players I've seen. Don't mind him as a commentator.


Great player, sorry can`t stand his commentary, anyone would think he had never seen a game before with some of the stuff he comes out with. He just gets it wrong all the time.
Posted by tigertot on Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:05 pm
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A great talent, which he used sparingly. Awful, awful commentator.
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Posted by ThePrinter on Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:16 pm
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homme vaste wrote:
Great player, sorry can`t stand his commentary, anyone would think he had never seen a game before with some of the stuff he comes out with. He just gets it wrong all the time.


You do have to wonder how much RL he actually watches outside of the few cup games he commentates on in a year. For me personally I think pundits and commentators on tv (in any sport) should have played/coached much more recently as all sports evolve.
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Posted by Shifty Cat on Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:02 pm
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ThePrinter wrote:
You do have to wonder how much RL he actually watches outside of the few cup games he commentates on in a year. For me personally I think pundits and commentators on tv (in any sport) should have played/coached much more recently as all sports evolve.

I said exactly the same about him on here after a CC game last season. Obviously a great player for both codes but over the years he seems to have let his RL knowledge slip a fair bit and as you say, I bet he doesn't watch too many games except for the ones he commentates on.
Posted by Clearwing on Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:08 pm
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The good player/crap commentator template is all too common, unfortunately. Jon Wilkin's an honourable exception: he's crap at both :wink:
"The problem when you play Leeds is that they are a huge 'confidence' side. If you get on top of them, they will cower and go away, but when they get in front their chests puff out and they start whooping as they make tackles. " (Jon Wilkin)

“Leeds just wander around looking like they’re doing nothing” (Jon Wilkin)

"Jon Wilkin's tight pants and coffee shop have not helped him to see the bigger picture or allowed him to get a firm grip on reality." (leeds owl)
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One of the best.
He'd be great at full back in this era.

And I'm ok with his commentary.
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