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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3000 on: October 29, 2020, 11:16:39 AM »
England starting XV to smash the Italians, 1 new cap in Hill from The Chiefs.

15. George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
14. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 43 caps)
13. Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 50 caps)
12. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 29 caps)
11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 56 caps)
10. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 83 caps)
9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 99 caps)
1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 59 caps)
2. Jamie George (Saracens, 49 caps)
3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 35 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 38 caps)
5. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
6. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 23 caps)
7. Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 18 caps)
8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 51 caps)

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3001 on: October 29, 2020, 11:51:31 AM »
No reserve Outside Half in the 23. Probably won't be a problem against Italy, but I wouldn't like to see them take that risk against a decent team

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3002 on: October 29, 2020, 01:16:18 PM »
No reserve Outside Half in the 23. Probably won't be a problem against Italy, but I wouldn't like to see them take that risk against a decent team

Slade is the cover for 10, which is fine, he's more than capable of covering there. I like the team, swap in Robson at 9 and it's pretty much how I'd have gone for this game.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3003 on: October 29, 2020, 02:27:30 PM »
100th cap for Ben Youngs. He's OK, maybe even Good....but he's not 100 caps good

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3004 on: October 29, 2020, 04:52:59 PM »
100th cap for Ben Youngs. He's OK, maybe even Good....but he's not 100 caps good

he's probably been the best 9 in the country for about 20-30 of those caps, certainly the last 40-50 have come because of experience rather than form or ability. He's the one glaring blindspot of Jones that really puts me off, I know Jones has done more good than bad, I know he's made us a better squad in a lot of ways but his attitude with a handful of players has also stopped him from making us indisputable world number 1. He's a very frustrating guy.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3005 on: October 31, 2020, 12:49:05 PM »
The calls to blood more of the recent great Aussie U20 side should calm down after today.

Completely out-thought and out-played by NZ in the Kiwis’ biggest with over Aus.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3006 on: October 31, 2020, 06:06:56 PM »
England haven't been great, the backs look like they've barely played together but the back 5 of the scrum are so far ahead of the italians that it doesn't matter to the result. However a bonus point and a 30+ point margin is the aim and I'm not sure about the latter.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3007 on: October 31, 2020, 08:20:44 PM »
A pitiful England performance really, Surely that’s the last we’ll see of Youngs.
The game plan was kick & chase which is pitiful at this level.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3008 on: October 31, 2020, 08:29:10 PM »
First try for Ireland. 
France look like they’re up for it though.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3009 on: October 31, 2020, 09:36:08 PM »
French penalty count under control now they should run out comfortable winners.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3010 on: October 31, 2020, 10:05:03 PM »
England lacked cohesion but against Italy being off your game won’t hurt you. Ireland on the other hand just weren’t on their game.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3011 on: October 31, 2020, 10:25:31 PM »
All feels a bit hollow. France were the best team I think.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3012 on: October 31, 2020, 10:26:51 PM »
All feels a bit hollow. France were the best team I think.

They’re building a very good side.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3013 on: October 31, 2020, 11:17:54 PM »
History will tell you England were the better team.


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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3014 on: October 31, 2020, 11:21:46 PM »
We weren’t though - in performance terms. It may not come to anything but France look very good at this point in their development cycle.

 


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