The Welsh MVP, who is the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for Wales?
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) is not necessarily the best player in the team, but if you’re playing a World Cup Final tomorrow, who is the single player most important to the gameplan and outcome. Will the Welsh MVP change during the Six Nations?
Here’s a player that performs when it really counts. During the Pro 12 and Lions tour, he blew everyone out of the water. His defensive leadership and direct attack leave you wondering how on earth did that happen. He reads a game like no other, certainly not in the 13 channel. With Wales building a new game plan Davies will be key to the long-term success. If they get it right then a World Cup Semi is a minimum, particularly with this man firing. And you know he is exceptional when his teammates voted him as the Lions player of the series. It is this sort of recognition and performing at the highest levels that could see Davies join the immortals of the game.
Alun Wyn Jones
Alun Wyn Jones was probably being overlooked, certainly by many scribes for a starting position on the Lions test team, but he showed time and time again why Gatland puts his trust in him. This 110 capped Welsh soldier has become leaner, fitter and gained more experience as an on-field leader. He looks hungry for success, appears to be hugely motivated and can be the cornerstone of the Welsh pack for a few years yet. An integral part of their makeup.
Warburton brings an intangible quality to his play that you can’t really put your finger on. His teammates follow him as they would a McCaw, Eales, O’Driscoll, or Johnson. His work at slowing the ball with subtlety around the ruck is legendary. The ability he has to keep going when all else looks lost is equally legendary; however, his greatest trait is that he turns up when it counts. He turns up on the biggest stage every single time. The most successful Lions captain of all-time, a player who led an inexperienced Welsh side to a semi-final. And, had it been another day he may well have been leading them in a final. A great of the game and a person that Wales rely on when the going gets tough.
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Author: Taylor Curtis
I have always shared a passion for rugby whether it is on or off the field.
Experiencing both forms of code from fifteens to sevens, my rugby season well and truly never ends. When I’m not playing, I’m studying towards my double degree in media communications and psychology.