WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Scrum half
Scrum half
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:46 pm
Posted by The_Enforcer on Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:46 pm
The_Enforcer Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Reputation Points: 307
Rep Position: 68th / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:02 pm
Posts: 693
If you want to see how scrum half should be played, watch some old Wigan videos with Andy Gregory at 7. The guy was everything you would want in a 7. He was a little general who bossed the team, he could throw miracle over head passes, open the tightest defence with a delayed short pass, run at the biggest men on the field and cause sparks to fly, kick long, kick short.

Why is he not involved in the game in some way? He could teach young British half backs so much.
Re: Scrum half
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Posted by Bigredwarrior on Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Bigredwarrior Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 476
Rep Position: 28th / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:22 am
Posts: 2545
Andy Gregory was a wonderful player but in a completely different era. I’m not sure him coming back would achieve much if I’m honest. I’m happy to just retain my memories of him.
Re: Scrum half
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Posted by MattyB on Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:43 pm
MattyB User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 203
Rep Position: 114th / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:31 pm
Posts: 18368
Gregory & Skerrett dream team coaching staff.
WIGAN RLFC - SL ERA

WORLD CLUB CHAMPIONS 2017

SUPER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1998, 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2018

CHALLENGE CUP FINAL WINNERS 2002, 2011 & 2013

LEAGUE LEADERS CHAMPIONS 2010 & 2012

ACADEMY GRAND FINAL WINNERS 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018

WOMEN’S GRAND FINAL WINNERS 2018

BEST SUPPORTED CLUB OF THE YEAR 2010, 2011 & 2012

CLUB OF THE YEAR 2010 & 2012



Re: Scrum half
Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Posted by Ashton Bears on Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Ashton Bears User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 87
Rep Position: 202nd / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:40 am
Posts: 1154
Location: Around the three Sisters
Andy is quite happy having a pint of Guinness in Bryn labour club and working on the canals
Re: Scrum half
Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:14 am
Posted by warrior1872 on Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:14 am
warrior1872 Eddie Hemmings's Wig
Eddie Hemmings's Wig

Reputation Points: 48
Rep Position: 241st / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 4:14 pm
Posts: 242
Location: smelly warrington unfortunately
MattyB wrote:
Gregory & Skerrett dream team coaching staff.

Growing up skerrett was my hero he took no crap off anyone and never took a backward step
Re: Scrum half
Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:24 am
Posted by exiled Warrior on Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:24 am
exiled Warrior User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 49
Rep Position: 240th / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Tue May 24, 2005 8:46 am
Posts: 1362
Location: exiled in Manchester
The_Enforcer wrote:
If you want to see how scrum half should be played, watch some old Wigan videos with Andy Gregory at 7. The guy was everything you would want in a 7. He was a little general who bossed the team, he could throw miracle over head passes, open the tightest defence with a delayed short pass, run at the biggest men on the field and cause sparks to fly, kick long, kick short.

Why is he not involved in the game in some way? He could teach young British half backs so much.



He did have a moderate coaching career when he finished but then drifted out of the game.

Great players do not always make great coaches.
Re: Scrum half
Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Posted by The_Enforcer on Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:28 pm
The_Enforcer Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Reputation Points: 307
Rep Position: 68th / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:02 pm
Posts: 693
exiled Warrior wrote:
He did have a moderate coaching career when he finished but then drifted out of the game.

Great players do not always make great coaches.


Reason he left the game was due to his well documented problems with drinking at the time. If you read his book, he used to have the Salford team in training at first light so that he could get to the pub for dinner time. His book is a cracking read. Dont forget it was his Salford team that knocked us out of the Challenge Cup and the half backs Mark Lee and Steve Blakeley tore us apart that day.

Im not asking for him to become head coach, but maybe he could help our half backs? Surely a player with so much experience and such a natural ability to open up defences could offer something?
Re: Scrum half
Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:02 am
Posted by 100% Warrior on Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:02 am
100% Warrior Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 304
Rep Position: 70th / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:25 am
Posts: 5085
The_Enforcer wrote:
Reason he left the game was due to his well documented problems with drinking at the time. If you read his book, he used to have the Salford team in training at first light so that he could get to the pub for dinner time. His book is a cracking read. Dont forget it was his Salford team that knocked us out of the Challenge Cup and the half backs Mark Lee and Steve Blakeley tore us apart that day.

Im not asking for him to become head coach, but maybe he could help our half backs? Surely a player with so much experience and such a natural ability to open up defences could offer something?


That’s working on the presumption he wants too.

He’s been out the pro game a long time and as Ashton Bears said, he’s happy enjoying a pint or 6 in Bryn Labour Club or The Pit Pony and working on the canals.

It’s the games loss he left it without much fanfare or help but times move on and change.
RIP Leon Walker

Stevo wrote:
I have greatest respect for Rugby Union, they started it mid-way through the 19th century. Thankfully we grabbed it and turned it into a spectacle on 29th August 1895
Re: Scrum half
Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:48 am
Posted by DaveO on Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:48 am
DaveO User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Reputation Points: 106
Rep Position: 184th / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:04 pm
Posts: 14318
Location: Chester

Andy Gregory was a truly great player. Back then (for most of his career if not all of it, I can't remember) it was 4 tackles not 6 and 5m not 10m at the PTB. Is there a half back in the game today who could unlock a defence with those rules?
Last league derby at Central Park 5/9/1999: Wigan 28 St. Helens 20
Last league derby at Knowsley Road 2/4/2010: St. Helens 10 Wigan 18
Re: Scrum half
Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:26 am
Posted by The_Enforcer on Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:26 am
The_Enforcer Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Reputation Points: 307
Rep Position: 68th / 77,790

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:02 pm
Posts: 693
100% Warrior wrote:
That’s working on the presumption he wants too.

He’s been out the pro game a long time and as Ashton Bears said, he’s happy enjoying a pint or 6 in Bryn Labour Club or The Pit Pony and working on the canals.

It’s the games loss he left it without much fanfare or help but times move on and change.


He may not be interested but id be tempted to ask him even if its only for a few hours a week.
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Brick with eyes, dr_feelgood, hengirl, Itchy Arsenal, jaws1, keyrox, LesG, Porterjoh, rubber duckie, Singing Warrior, Warrior Winger and 123 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   

Return to Wigan Warriors - wiganrugbyfans.com


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
4,940,2921,37077,7904,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
TODAY 04:00
NRL
SYDNEY ROOSTERS
v
NZ WARRIORS
TODAY 07:05
NRL
CRONULLA
v
ST.GEORGE
TODAY 13:00
WSL
WAKEFIELDW
v
BRADFORDW
TODAY 14:00
WSL
WIGANW
v
YORKW
TODAY 14:00
WSL
FEATHERSTONEW
v
ST.HELENSW
TODAY 15:00
 CH
DEWSBURY RAMS
v
BRADFORD BULLS
TODAY 15:00
 CH
SHEFFIELD
v
BARROW RAIDERS
TODAY 15:00
 CH
LEIGH
v
WIDNES VIKINGS
TODAY 15:00
 CH
SWINTON LIONS
v
HALIFAX
TODAY 15:00
 CH
YORK
v
FEATHERSTONE
TODAY 15:00
SLXXIV
HUDDERSFIELD
v
CASTLEFORD
TODAY 15:00
SLXXIV
HULL KR
v
WAKEFIELD
TODAY 15:00
 CH1
KEIGHLEY
v
WHITEHAVEN
TODAY 15:00
 CH1
NEWCASTLE
v
COVENTRY BEARS
TODAY 15:00
 CH1
OLDHAM
v
DONCASTER
Sun 1st Sep 15:00
SLXXIV
WAKEFIELD
v
WIGAN WARRIORS
Fri 6th Sep 19:45
SLXXIV
WIGAN WARRIORS
v
CATALAN DRAGONS
Fri 13th Sep 19:45
SLXXIV
WIGAN WARRIORS
v
CASTLEFORD
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)






28