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Online PaulWinch again

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3705 on: January 16, 2023, 12:29:52 PM »
Selecting Farrell as captain is a mistake from Borthwick. You can argue the merits of selecting him, but picking him as captain means he has to play. So you’re either saying Smith won’t play or Farrell plays in the centres, which just doesn’t feel right now.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3706 on: January 16, 2023, 12:51:04 PM »
Selecting Farrell as captain is a mistake from Borthwick. You can argue the merits of selecting him, but picking him as captain means he has to play. So you’re either saying Smith won’t play or Farrell plays in the centres, which just doesn’t feel right now.

I agree, I just hope that Farrell, along with 2-3 others, have been kept as a leadership group whilst he settles others into the squad and we'll see them phased out. I doubt it'll be before the world cup though.

Either way there's still a decent chance Farrell doesn't start the first game at least because he won't have played for the best part of a month. He's actually very lucky to not have had a longer ban and to get 1 game dropped off with an awareness course, when you've made as many high tackles in your career as he has, to the point where it's become a meme, then it's weird to get that sort of leniency.


Oh and quick edit, Lawes is the obvious choice as captain for me (and first name on the team sheet).

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3707 on: January 16, 2023, 02:14:58 PM »
Eddie Jones new Australia head coach

 


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