Semi Radradra

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  1. Gary Gutful

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    Exactly. I often say I'll be home before 10.30pm but it never happens. People are unreliable merkins.
     
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  2. Gary Gutful

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    Who doesn't love plenty of monwy?
     
  3. I'm a loser baby...

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    I love monwy but I also recognise that there are plenty of other important things in life.
     
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  4. phantom eel

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    Is that a welsh cover version of Momy Mony?
     
  5. Twizzle

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    I'd take Semi back middle of next season but if we had to wait any longer than that, pass
     
  6. Bazal

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    The French rugby sides are weird. They have a habit of shelving their best players for big games... So when Toulon and Stade Francais play it's often two weaker squads but Toulon will take their best side to Grenoble or wherever
     
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    He will be on the bench this season, I'd just about guarantee it. Because he can't kick I don't think he'll be useful to Toulon as a winger given they have five international wingers apart from him who can kick. I would have thought they were looking at him as an outside center, which is basically the position where a bloke with speed power is best in rugby. But they've since signed Malakai Fekitoa who is one of the best centres in the world. They might play Fekitoa at inside centre, but they still have plenty of depth in the back line.

    I expect Semi to come back if we want him back because I don't expect him to waltz in to the Toulon side and start killing it like many seem to. And because I know that the aforementioned gabillionaire owner is very quick to cut players if they don't make their mark
     
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  8. Gronk

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    Ben Barba knows this well.
     
  9. I'm a loser baby...

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    Hooray for Semi's mediocrity!!
     
  10. Bazal

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    They just cut Leigh Halfpenny a month or so before the season started having signed a two year extension at the end of last season....he's the Welsh fullback and played several games for the British & Irish Lions on their NZ tour. All of a sudden he's cut.

    It's a ruthless business over there.
     
  11. Joshuatheeel

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    Not hard to be ruthless if there is no salary cap and payouts don't affect your squad!!
     
  12. El Diablo

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    but Semi was originally a Union player unlike Barba
     
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  13. Gronk

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    Was referring how the owner of Toulon has deep pockets and zero patience.

    Semi has a rugby background and clearly knows how to find the line. His problem is that 105kg islander wingers are in abundance over there. IMHO it will be the little things that he'll need to get right in defence etc. otherwise he'll find himself playing reggies

    I wish him luck (but not that much).
     
  14. Obscene Assassin

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    Don't they also have Ma'a Nonu for inside centre?
     
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    Yeah but he's 300 years old so he might come off the bench at full strength. Still I reckon Fekitoa will play outside
     
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    Fair enough. I don't know too much about union so when I saw Nonu's name I thought he may have been starting. That sounds like an insane team to have Nonu maybe come off the bench.
     
  19. Bazal

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    Yeah the back line is pretty mint. Nonu will probably start at times but at almost 36 from memory he's definitely on the wind down.

    I think they signed Fekitoa after Semi as well.
     
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    Talk about stockpiling talent! I would throw in a barb about Bennett but it would result in penalty Broncos.
     
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