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6 months 3 weeks ago #65968

Betty Swallocks wrote: Both hookers pretty awful and Dave Heff will start against Ulster. I fear Tom Mc might've played his last competitive game for us.


Neither a fair nor an accurate statement. Misfiring lineout was due to the lack of Thornbury, Dillane and Roux and even SOB to an extent.


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6 months 3 weeks ago #65970

I've heard from someone that definitely would know these sorts of things that McCartney contributes A LOT to the scrum. It lines up anyway, if you look back at matches he starts the scrum is usually very strong.

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6 months 3 weeks ago #65976

He is the only player I have ever seen move from Hooker to Prop mid-game. Must have decent power behind him to do that!

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6 months 3 weeks ago #65977

His nickname at the blues was superfreak. I think it was relating to his strength.

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6 months 3 weeks ago #65978

FACECUTTR wrote: His nickname at the blues was superfreak. I think it was relating to his strength.


Yup, was based on his gym performances while at the Blues.

On the level he can play prop to, 10 of his 22 Super Rugby starts were at prop, so he's a lot more than an emergency option. Have also seen him quoted as saying he's several kilos heavier playing hooker in the northern hemisphere than when he played prop in New Zealand.

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