collapse collapse
Please donate to help towards the costs of keeping this site going. Thank You.

Recent Topics

August 10, 2021, 03:37:52 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 4352 | Comments: 5

It will soon be three years si...
August 09, 2021, 02:47:33 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 7136 | Comments: 40

The Jack Grealish transfer mad...
August 08, 2021, 11:32:36 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 3721 | Comments: 9

So he chose success after all....
August 07, 2021, 01:22:40 AM by dave.woodhall | Views: 3055 | Comments: 3

I well remember the day in Feb...
August 06, 2021, 06:39:59 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 3321 | Comments: 11

The new name for the 100 ball ...

Follow us on...

Author Topic: International Rugby  (Read 234331 times)

Offline UK Redsox

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 37946
  • Location: Forest of Dean & 'Nam
  • GM : 10.02.2022
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3375 on: January 18, 2022, 01:30:09 PM »
England 6 Nations squad

Farrell still captain (insert head-slapping emoji thingy)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/60036981

Forwards

Alfie Barbeary, Jamie Blamire, Ollie Chessum, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart

Backs

Mark Atkinson, Orlando Bailey, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Luke Northmore, Jack Nowell, Raffi Quirke, Harry Randall, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Ben Youngs.

Offline UK Redsox

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 37946
  • Location: Forest of Dean & 'Nam
  • GM : 10.02.2022
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3376 on: January 18, 2022, 03:32:00 PM »
Welsh squad

The Forest's own Alex Cuthbert still hanging in there

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/60024912

Online Jon Crofts

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 16650
  • Location: Lost In The Supermarket
  • GM : PCM
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3377 on: January 18, 2022, 04:39:36 PM »
Ben Youngs clearly can do no wrong.


Offline DC1874

  • Member
  • Posts: 40
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3378 on: January 18, 2022, 04:50:30 PM »
Great to see Alfie Barbeary in after some outstanding performances for Wasps but totally agree about Ben Youngs!

Offline paul_e

  • Member
  • Posts: 26501
  • Age: 42
  • GM : July, 2013
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3379 on: January 18, 2022, 06:50:38 PM »
Aside from Youngs hanging on like a shit that won't flush and Farrell being captain when he should be struggling to make the 23 I think it's the best England squad for a few years, some really exciting picks in there.

A pack of Sinckler, Cowan-Dickie, Marler, Itoje, Lawes, Barbeary, Curry and Dombrandt with Blamire, Genge and Simmonds all to come off the bench against tiring defences, that's a terrifying pack if we use it well.

And there's some quality in the backs as well,  i think freeman might be the wildcard in there.

Online Jon Crofts

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 16650
  • Location: Lost In The Supermarket
  • GM : PCM
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3380 on: January 19, 2022, 02:43:42 PM »
Only just noticed, no Manu Tuilagi? Is he injured again or fallen out of favour?

Online luke:lamf

  • Member
  • Posts: 1335
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3381 on: January 19, 2022, 03:03:11 PM »
Doesn't seem to have played since late October for Sale. And managed all of about 10 minutes in the November internationals so guess he hasn't recovered from that.

Whilst looking up this info on Sale's website, hilariously he is sponsored by Redmoor Health "helping empower people manage their health". I'm not sure if that is the greatest or most atrocious personal sponsor ever.

Offline paul_e

  • Member
  • Posts: 26501
  • Age: 42
  • GM : July, 2013
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3382 on: January 19, 2022, 03:41:51 PM »
Yep, he's not fit, from what I can make out there's a fair chance he won't play again this season, it's getting to the point where I expect he'll retire before long, his body is just broken.

Underhill is the bigger surprise as he's probably fitter than Farrell and George who have both been included.

Offline UK Redsox

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 37946
  • Location: Forest of Dean & 'Nam
  • GM : 10.02.2022
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3383 on: January 21, 2022, 12:42:14 PM »
Farrell out of the first match

Offline nordenvillain

  • Member
  • Posts: 498
  • Location: Knitting Andy Lochead's wig
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3384 on: January 21, 2022, 12:53:31 PM »
Yep, he's not fit, from what I can make out there's a fair chance he won't play again this season, it's getting to the point where I expect he'll retire before long, his body is just broken.

Underhill is the bigger surprise as he's probably fitter than Farrell and George who have both been included.
The word on the street up here is that Manu is close to making a return in the next few weeks. Be very interesting if he gets straight back in as Johanse van Rensburg has come into his own at centre recently in the Sale team.

Offline paul_e

  • Member
  • Posts: 26501
  • Age: 42
  • GM : July, 2013
Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3385 on: January 21, 2022, 01:05:42 PM »
Yep, he's not fit, from what I can make out there's a fair chance he won't play again this season, it's getting to the point where I expect he'll retire before long, his body is just broken.

Underhill is the bigger surprise as he's probably fitter than Farrell and George who have both been included.
The word on the street up here is that Manu is close to making a return in the next few weeks. Be very interesting if he gets straight back in as Johanse van Rensburg has come into his own at centre recently in the Sale team.

I've seen the same but then it' the 2nd time he's been on the verge of a comeback from this specific problem and throughout his career he's had injuries that have taken much longer than expected to heal. Fingers crossed it's different this time and he can find the fitness to get a run of games but I just don't think you can rely on that as England so cutting the losses and going a different way is probably for the best.

Farrell out of the first match

Was always likely and it's great news really as it opens up the options in the centres. Farrell and Slade at 12 and 13 just doesn't work for me so hopefully Marchant will get a chance to make the 12 shirt his. Will also be really interesting to see where Malins and Furbank fit in. The former has played all along the backline but isn't in the best of form at club level whereas the latter is in superb form but had a tough time for England before, I suspect 1 or other on the bench as cover for 10, 12 and 15 though then with a 'flyer' like Hassell-Collins or Freeman joining them. Keeping that blanace will be harder once Farrell is back and gets shoe-horned into the 23.

 


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal