Dragons wait for green light to sign South African prop Brok Harris

First published in Sport

NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have lined up South African prop Brok Harris to solve their tighthead problem but need the green light from the Welsh Rugby Union before they can complete the deal, writes Chris Kirwan.

Dragons have long been searching for a seasoned campaigner to be the cornerstone of their scrum and 29-year-old Harris, who can also play loosehead, appears to fit the bill.

The 6ft, 18st 5lb prop has over a century of Western Province appearances to his name and has turned out for the Stormers 93 times in Super Rugby since making his debut in 2007, nine of them coming in the current campaign.

The Rodney Parade region have held negotiations with his representatives and the prop is keen to head to Wales but the WRU have to give the go-ahead.

The Dragons, who have already been given permission to sign Cheetahs lock Ligtoring Landman, have a hearing with the governing body at the start of next month in which they will put forward their case for bringing in an overseas player.

The region believe they have a strong argument but it is not a given that Harris will be given the stamp of approval and the Scarlets have already had an application turned down this summer.

The Dragons have struggled at tighthead since Wales international Rhys Thomas left for Llanelli in 2009.

New Zealander Ben Castle failed to fill the void and things got so bad last season that the region tempted former England and Bath front-rower Duncan Bell out of retirement.

The 39-year-old proved to be a real hit but it was only a temporary measure and director of rugby Lyn Jones has already brought in a pair of fresh options for the right-hand side of the scrum in 29-year-old former Leicester and Gloucester prop Dave Young and 22-year-old Welsh-qualified Lloyd Fairbrother from Exeter.

The Dragons also have Dan Way and highly-rated prospect Alex Jeffries, a Wales Under-18 international who has already made 29 appearances for Newport at the age of 19, on their books.

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8:15am Sat 21 Jun 14

mep says...

Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!! mep
  • Score: 1

12:27pm Sat 21 Jun 14

DaiFrank says...

It's being renegotiated.
It's being renegotiated. DaiFrank
  • Score: 1

1:57pm Sat 21 Jun 14

b3talover says...

If it's something that could make the Dragons more competitive then the WRU won't allow it.
If it's something that could make the Dragons more competitive then the WRU won't allow it. b3talover
  • Score: 10

1:58pm Sat 21 Jun 14

jimmysmith says...

mep wrote:
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT
[quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!![/p][/quote]well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT jimmysmith
  • Score: -31

4:23pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Dragonsfan81 says...

Dragons should be a force next season!
Dragons should be a force next season! Dragonsfan81
  • Score: 9

6:25pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Euwan Usami says...

jimmysmith wrote:
mep wrote:
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT
The idea is to use experienced players to bring on the youngsters. Last couple of seasons should tell you how badly these new faces are needed to strengthen a desperately week scrum.
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!![/p][/quote]well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT[/p][/quote]The idea is to use experienced players to bring on the youngsters. Last couple of seasons should tell you how badly these new faces are needed to strengthen a desperately week scrum. Euwan Usami
  • Score: 17

6:35pm Sat 21 Jun 14

jimmysmith says...

b3talover wrote:
If it's something that could make the Dragons more competitive then the WRU won't allow it.
have a count of how many overseas players theyve wasted WRU money on over the years . and when have they ever been competitive ?
[quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: If it's something that could make the Dragons more competitive then the WRU won't allow it.[/p][/quote]have a count of how many overseas players theyve wasted WRU money on over the years . and when have they ever been competitive ? jimmysmith
  • Score: -11

6:40pm Sat 21 Jun 14

jimmysmith says...

Euwan Usami wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
mep wrote:
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT
The idea is to use experienced players to bring on the youngsters. Last couple of seasons should tell you how badly these new faces are needed to strengthen a desperately week scrum.
and it will always be weak when they continue to buy other teams cast offs .and the only way youngsters will get experience is on the field .after all its a young mans game pal .
[quote][p][bold]Euwan Usami[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!![/p][/quote]well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT[/p][/quote]The idea is to use experienced players to bring on the youngsters. Last couple of seasons should tell you how badly these new faces are needed to strengthen a desperately week scrum.[/p][/quote]and it will always be weak when they continue to buy other teams cast offs .and the only way youngsters will get experience is on the field .after all its a young mans game pal . jimmysmith
  • Score: -11

7:38pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Warbles says...

We've tried the 'local' props and they haven't been up to it!
We've tried the 'local' props and they haven't been up to it! Warbles
  • Score: 22

8:53pm Sat 21 Jun 14

b3talover says...

jimmysmith wrote:
b3talover wrote:
If it's something that could make the Dragons more competitive then the WRU won't allow it.
have a count of how many overseas players theyve wasted WRU money on over the years . and when have they ever been competitive ?
Then again, how many of these overseas players have helped enhance the Dragons representation with Wales U20? I guess we'll never know.
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b3talover[/bold] wrote: If it's something that could make the Dragons more competitive then the WRU won't allow it.[/p][/quote]have a count of how many overseas players theyve wasted WRU money on over the years . and when have they ever been competitive ?[/p][/quote]Then again, how many of these overseas players have helped enhance the Dragons representation with Wales U20? I guess we'll never know. b3talover
  • Score: 7

10:57pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Euwan Usami says...

jimmysmith wrote:
Euwan Usami wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
mep wrote:
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT
The idea is to use experienced players to bring on the youngsters. Last couple of seasons should tell you how badly these new faces are needed to strengthen a desperately week scrum.
and it will always be weak when they continue to buy other teams cast offs .and the only way youngsters will get experience is on the field .after all its a young mans game pal .
Let's see what next season brings. I think you'll find a big improvement in the scrum. There are alot of promising youngsters comming through but they can't compete with seasoned, experienced veterans. You need a mix of the two. It looks like the Dragons will have a better balance next season.
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Euwan Usami[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!![/p][/quote]well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT[/p][/quote]The idea is to use experienced players to bring on the youngsters. Last couple of seasons should tell you how badly these new faces are needed to strengthen a desperately week scrum.[/p][/quote]and it will always be weak when they continue to buy other teams cast offs .and the only way youngsters will get experience is on the field .after all its a young mans game pal .[/p][/quote]Let's see what next season brings. I think you'll find a big improvement in the scrum. There are alot of promising youngsters comming through but they can't compete with seasoned, experienced veterans. You need a mix of the two. It looks like the Dragons will have a better balance next season. Euwan Usami
  • Score: 10

11:00pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Euwan Usami says...

Let's see what next season brings. I think you'll find a big improvement in the scrum. There are alot of promising youngsters comming through but they can't compete with seasoned, experienced veterans. You need a mix of the two. It looks like the Dragons will have a better balance next season.
Let's see what next season brings. I think you'll find a big improvement in the scrum. There are alot of promising youngsters comming through but they can't compete with seasoned, experienced veterans. You need a mix of the two. It looks like the Dragons will have a better balance next season. Euwan Usami
  • Score: 3

11:06pm Sat 21 Jun 14

jimmysmith says...

Warbles wrote:
We've tried the 'local' props and they haven't been up to it!
give ray prosser a ring . lol lol i wont say no more on the matter .as for the other poster about seasoned veterans .journeyman might be the better word .
[quote][p][bold]Warbles[/bold] wrote: We've tried the 'local' props and they haven't been up to it![/p][/quote]give ray prosser a ring . lol lol i wont say no more on the matter .as for the other poster about seasoned veterans .journeyman might be the better word . jimmysmith
  • Score: -8

9:35am Sun 22 Jun 14

mep says...

jimmysmith wrote:
mep wrote:
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT
Explain what money from WRU?
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!![/p][/quote]well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT[/p][/quote]Explain what money from WRU? mep
  • Score: 6

10:47am Sun 22 Jun 14

Euwan Usami says...

jimmysmith wrote:
Warbles wrote:
We've tried the 'local' props and they haven't been up to it!
give ray prosser a ring . lol lol i wont say no more on the matter .as for the other poster about seasoned veterans .journeyman might be the better word .
To be fair Jimmy improving the scrum and developing youngsters is in no way a negative thing. Whether Brok is a good signing or not remains to be seen, call him what you like, if he gets the job done he's worth it. LJ knows he can't go another season without sorting the scrum.
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Warbles[/bold] wrote: We've tried the 'local' props and they haven't been up to it![/p][/quote]give ray prosser a ring . lol lol i wont say no more on the matter .as for the other poster about seasoned veterans .journeyman might be the better word .[/p][/quote]To be fair Jimmy improving the scrum and developing youngsters is in no way a negative thing. Whether Brok is a good signing or not remains to be seen, call him what you like, if he gets the job done he's worth it. LJ knows he can't go another season without sorting the scrum. Euwan Usami
  • Score: 8

6:12pm Sun 22 Jun 14

corpardguy says...

Since the "heavy lift" jobs (i.e. manufacturing and extraction) left so have the front rows. Every Welsh side had a decent if not international class front row now its take your pick of the gym monkey muscles. Admittedly some notable exceptions, but nothing like before.
Hence we need help from better coached countries and teams.
Since the "heavy lift" jobs (i.e. manufacturing and extraction) left so have the front rows. Every Welsh side had a decent if not international class front row now its take your pick of the gym monkey muscles. Admittedly some notable exceptions, but nothing like before. Hence we need help from better coached countries and teams. corpardguy
  • Score: 8

11:44am Mon 23 Jun 14

ten2two says...

jimmysmith wrote:
mep wrote:
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT
You seriously have no idea what your on about... in case you did not notice, they did give a chance to young welsh players last year especially in the front row.... not only does it do the team no good it does little for the other young welsh players in the back line... tight heads are hard to come by
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!![/p][/quote]well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT[/p][/quote]You seriously have no idea what your on about... in case you did not notice, they did give a chance to young welsh players last year especially in the front row.... not only does it do the team no good it does little for the other young welsh players in the back line... tight heads are hard to come by ten2two
  • Score: 13

3:02pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Newport76 says...

So, just how many tighthead props do the Dragons have now? Brok Harris, Dave Young, Lloyd Fairbrother, Dan Way, Nathan Buck, Alex Jeffries, Joe Mills... are they trying to sign-up all of the tighthead props in the world to ensure that no other Region can sign any?
So, just how many tighthead props do the Dragons have now? Brok Harris, Dave Young, Lloyd Fairbrother, Dan Way, Nathan Buck, Alex Jeffries, Joe Mills... are they trying to sign-up all of the tighthead props in the world to ensure that no other Region can sign any? Newport76
  • Score: 0

5:13pm Mon 23 Jun 14

jimmysmith says...

ten2two wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
mep wrote:
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT
You seriously have no idea what your on about... in case you did not notice, they did give a chance to young welsh players last year especially in the front row.... not only does it do the team no good it does little for the other young welsh players in the back line... tight heads are hard to come by
rest assured chum i have more experience about the game than you .both from a playing and coaching point and a little bit more .you yourself havent a clue about forward play
[quote][p][bold]ten2two[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!![/p][/quote]well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT[/p][/quote]You seriously have no idea what your on about... in case you did not notice, they did give a chance to young welsh players last year especially in the front row.... not only does it do the team no good it does little for the other young welsh players in the back line... tight heads are hard to come by[/p][/quote]rest assured chum i have more experience about the game than you .both from a playing and coaching point and a little bit more .you yourself havent a clue about forward play jimmysmith
  • Score: -3

5:23pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Caerleonboy says...

Newport76 wrote:
So, just how many tighthead props do the Dragons have now? Brok Harris, Dave Young, Lloyd Fairbrother, Dan Way, Nathan Buck, Alex Jeffries, Joe Mills... are they trying to sign-up all of the tighthead props in the world to ensure that no other Region can sign any?
Jeffries plays for Newport and Mills has only made one or two regional appearances; neither are really permanent members of the squad. Buck might be leaving, and don't forget Brok Harris can cover loose head as well. 4 or 5 tightheads is hardly all the tighthead props in the world, and is a good number to last the season. Hopefully they will get rid of Way as he's useless at the scrum. To be honest, I don't think any of the other regions would want any of these players, apart from maybe Harris, as they've all got loads of their own already.
[quote][p][bold]Newport76[/bold] wrote: So, just how many tighthead props do the Dragons have now? Brok Harris, Dave Young, Lloyd Fairbrother, Dan Way, Nathan Buck, Alex Jeffries, Joe Mills... are they trying to sign-up all of the tighthead props in the world to ensure that no other Region can sign any?[/p][/quote]Jeffries plays for Newport and Mills has only made one or two regional appearances; neither are really permanent members of the squad. Buck might be leaving, and don't forget Brok Harris can cover loose head as well. 4 or 5 tightheads is hardly all the tighthead props in the world, and is a good number to last the season. Hopefully they will get rid of Way as he's useless at the scrum. To be honest, I don't think any of the other regions would want any of these players, apart from maybe Harris, as they've all got loads of their own already. Caerleonboy
  • Score: 2

10:42am Thu 26 Jun 14

ten2two says...

jimmysmith wrote:
ten2two wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
mep wrote:
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT
You seriously have no idea what your on about... in case you did not notice, they did give a chance to young welsh players last year especially in the front row.... not only does it do the team no good it does little for the other young welsh players in the back line... tight heads are hard to come by
rest assured chum i have more experience about the game than you .both from a playing and coaching point and a little bit more .you yourself havent a clue about forward play
I dont have a clue about forward play or rugby... you assume so much, you have no idea.... from your post you are clearly the one without a clue chum
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ten2two[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!![/p][/quote]well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT[/p][/quote]You seriously have no idea what your on about... in case you did not notice, they did give a chance to young welsh players last year especially in the front row.... not only does it do the team no good it does little for the other young welsh players in the back line... tight heads are hard to come by[/p][/quote]rest assured chum i have more experience about the game than you .both from a playing and coaching point and a little bit more .you yourself havent a clue about forward play[/p][/quote]I dont have a clue about forward play or rugby... you assume so much, you have no idea.... from your post you are clearly the one without a clue chum ten2two
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Thu 26 Jun 14

jimmysmith says...

ten2two wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
ten2two wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
mep wrote:
Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!!
well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT
You seriously have no idea what your on about... in case you did not notice, they did give a chance to young welsh players last year especially in the front row.... not only does it do the team no good it does little for the other young welsh players in the back line... tight heads are hard to come by
rest assured chum i have more experience about the game than you .both from a playing and coaching point and a little bit more .you yourself havent a clue about forward play
I dont have a clue about forward play or rugby... you assume so much, you have no idea.... from your post you are clearly the one without a clue chum
like i said you aint got a clue .and i aint your chum either .
[quote][p][bold]ten2two[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ten2two[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: Doesn't the PA run out 30 June ? No need for WRU approval then!![/p][/quote]well it does need the wru approval ,when a lot of the money being spent on this waste of time is money coming from the wru in the first place .of what benefit is this to welsh rugby in general ? .to be signing a nearly 19 st fat guy from the other side of the world .why dont they use this money to develop talent from with in wales ?.season after season with never any success NEWPORT gwent dragons squander money on mediocre players from abroad much to the detriment of local youngsters .maybe the WRU should allocate some of this money elsewhere with in gwent ,and not just NEWPORT[/p][/quote]You seriously have no idea what your on about... in case you did not notice, they did give a chance to young welsh players last year especially in the front row.... not only does it do the team no good it does little for the other young welsh players in the back line... tight heads are hard to come by[/p][/quote]rest assured chum i have more experience about the game than you .both from a playing and coaching point and a little bit more .you yourself havent a clue about forward play[/p][/quote]I dont have a clue about forward play or rugby... you assume so much, you have no idea.... from your post you are clearly the one without a clue chum[/p][/quote]like i said you aint got a clue .and i aint your chum either . jimmysmith
  • Score: 0

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