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Offline paul_e

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2640 on: February 12, 2019, 08:47:49 PM »
10 weeks so will be back for the tail end of the season and then ready for the summer and world cup.

I think Moon and Genge are good backup options and both could do with gametime so this may actually work out well for us.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2641 on: February 13, 2019, 08:59:38 AM »
Unleash the Genge monster.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2642 on: February 17, 2019, 07:34:43 PM »
Ashton out now  :o

Offline paul_e

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2643 on: February 18, 2019, 09:56:21 AM »
Ashton out now  :o

No great loss, Nowell into the team, Cokanasiga onto the bench, we're probably better suited to play wales with that anyway.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2644 on: February 19, 2019, 05:57:54 PM »
John Terry has been with the England team today giving a pep talk. Hopefully itís better than the ones he does on Villa match days.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2645 on: February 21, 2019, 10:51:47 AM »
Nowell & Moon in for Ashton & Vunipola for Saturday.

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 27 caps), 14 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 19 caps), 12 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 29 caps), 11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 42 caps), 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 67 caps) (captain), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 82 caps), 1 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 5 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 34 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 19 caps), 4 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 70 caps), 5 George Kruis (Saracens, 29 caps), 6 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 10 caps), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 7 caps), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 38 caps).

England win by 15.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2646 on: February 21, 2019, 10:58:24 AM »
If we win by 15 thatíll be a hell of a display.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2647 on: February 21, 2019, 11:10:00 AM »
England attack v Wales defence, my moneys on England all day long.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2648 on: February 21, 2019, 11:15:11 AM »
If we win by 15 thatíll be a hell of a display.

a lad I know reckons 20+  but I'm with you Paul around 10/15 would be a great result.

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Offline paul_e

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2649 on: February 21, 2019, 01:46:40 PM »
I have England by 12 or more so I'm in about the same ball park, I just think we have so much pace out wide that teams run a risk of exposing themselves if they try to defend tight against our fringe runners but if you don't the likes of George, Manu, Sinckler and Billy will turn you around easily. You can't even rush defend because with Farrell, Daly and Slade we can kick you out of the game if you leave gaps in behind, all in we're just a really difficult team to handle right now.

I suspect Wales will try to win the breakdown and starve us of quick ball but Kruis, Lawes, Curry and Wilson are very good at securing possession so even that is a tough task.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2650 on: February 21, 2019, 08:34:44 PM »
Can't wait for this. I think England will be utterly barbaric up front which will set the tone and give a platform.

Offline paul_e

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2651 on: February 23, 2019, 03:38:49 PM »
Good performance from France, Demba Bamba has been excellent and Ntamack looks like he's settling in.

Scotland have been poor, I've long thought that Russell is a class above the rest of that team and today shows why, they've had no cutting edge without him.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2652 on: February 23, 2019, 05:15:30 PM »
Brutal start to this one, Lawes is having a very good 30th birthday.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2653 on: February 23, 2019, 05:35:15 PM »
Bloody hell, that was as you say, brutal. England seem to find a way to punish the tiniest of mistakes.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2654 on: February 23, 2019, 05:37:22 PM »
Good performance from France, Demba Bamba has been excellent and Ntamack looks like he's settling in.

Scotland have been poor, I've long thought that Russell is a class above the rest of that team and today shows why, they've had no cutting edge without him.

Scotland are awful without their main players. Not a big fan of Russell, but, I agree, they've no edge without him.