gareth Thomas

Started by: orrellite (2372)

announces his immediate retirement from rugby all the rumours of his signing for Wigan were just that!!

Started: 25th Oct 2011 at 16:03

Posted by: peter g (3120) 

Thank god for that i thought he was coming here

Replied: 25th Oct 2011 at 16:09

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

He was, according to Wikipedia!

Replied: 25th Oct 2011 at 17:00

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

"If you can't give 100% to rugby then you can't do it justice''

what a fitting tribute to the game from the former British and Irish Lions captain

Replied: 25th Oct 2011 at 17:06

Posted by: fossil (7527)

I thought he would have been a good addition to the Warriors staff!
He was a natural centre and a good one,something that the youth system at Wigan have not produced for years!
A good centre is a must as George Carmont's contract is up shortly,and because the young ones were deemed to be not good enough last year to play on a regular basis!

Replied: 25th Oct 2011 at 17:21

Posted by: kenny (inactive)


Maybe they (the younger lads)will get their chances next season,hopefully

Replied: 25th Oct 2011 at 18:44

Posted by: fossil (7527)

I understand your point of view and definitely if they are good enough give them a chance.
My point is that I don't subscribe to the view that winning teams ALWAYS produce outstanding players!
It normally means they have decent players and a very good coach or manager,which Shaun Wane is at junior level!
I wish the lad good luck and as a wiganer it would be great if he is successful,but English or british coaches don't normally produce what we expect!

Replied: 25th Oct 2011 at 20:23

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

An English coach 'produced' what the Leeds fans didnt 'expect' this season

and a former tough no-nonsense prop at that, who speaks with a strong local dialect

Is that a sign?

Replied: 25th Oct 2011 at 20:36

Posted by: fossil (7527)

I thought McDermott produced at the end, but the Leeds speccies I spoke to at the exiles match would have got shut there and then!
I don't really have a hang up about the way they speak,accents just indicate where you come from,as long as they are intelligible and put a point of view forward that's understandable it doesn't bother me!
They don't coach scrabble teams

Replied: 25th Oct 2011 at 20:46

Posted by: mswigan (inactive)

Shaun Wane must have learned something from McGuire.

Replied: 25th Oct 2011 at 20:54


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