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Offline UK Redsox

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3315 on: August 03, 2021, 02:54:34 PM »
If anyone guessed this matchday 23, I want to know your lottery numbers

Lions starting XV
Liam Williams; Josh Adams, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Duhan van der Merwe; Dan Biggar, Ali Price; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tadhg Furlong, Maro Itoje, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Adam Beard, Sam Simmonds, Conor Murray, Finn Russell, Elliot Daly.


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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3316 on: August 03, 2021, 03:00:25 PM »
a couple of big hitters out for the Saffers, Faf de Klerk and Pieter-Steph du Toit both injured

should be very interesting for Saturday

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3317 on: August 03, 2021, 03:01:51 PM »
That's better but what the fuck is Aki doing in that starting line-up, at least the Bench has some impact on it.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3318 on: August 05, 2021, 04:01:55 AM »
Like that team though equally surprised Aki in though centres is squad weakness.

Pleased to see Simmonds on bench….glad no Farrell booting literally every ball away….

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3319 on: August 07, 2021, 07:18:52 PM »
Poor game management.

Some piss poor officiating in the last 15.

Poor selections.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3320 on: August 07, 2021, 07:32:43 PM »
Should never have been given as a try, but the Lions have only themselves to blame. To pass up 4 or 5 relatively simple kicks at goal only to butcher each opportunity is awful

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3321 on: August 08, 2021, 10:59:12 AM »
Some poor decision making and fine margins on critical decisions went South Africa’s way.
Our box kicking was awful and yet we kept kicking it away.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3322 on: August 08, 2021, 08:56:55 PM »
South Africans had a similar view on their performance up to half time
 Pointless kicking, giving away possession to the lions.
Lions should have wrapped it up in the 1st half with all their possession. Boks got out of jail 3 times in first half by holding up and turning over Lions attack.
Great Bok Try and Morne scoring points 12 years on settled it.
On a personal note, pretty pissed off,I went to 3 games on the 96 tour, 2 games on the 2009 tour and via a lottery had tickets for Cape Town and FNB Stadium for this tour.
Not sure if I will be in the lottery for next tour

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3323 on: September 18, 2021, 02:04:50 PM »
Looks like Australia are back.
Beat South Africa again

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3324 on: September 21, 2021, 05:37:44 PM »
Autumn squad
Looks quite exiting.
No Billy or Mako, and no place for George Ford.
Big surprise that Jamie George isn’t there, though

Forwards: Jamie Blamire (Newcastle), Callum Chick (Newcastle), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), Tom Curry (Sale), Trevor Davison (Newcastle), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins), Charlie Ewels (Bath), Ellis Genge (Leicester), Joe Heyes (Leicester), Jonny Hill (Exeter), Ted Hill (Worcester), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Jack Kenningham (Harlequins), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton), Lewis Ludlow (Gloucester), Joe Marler (Harlequins), George Martin (Leicester), Beno Obano (Bath), Gabriel Oghre (Wasps), Sam Riley (Harlequins), Bevan Rodd (Sale), Sam Simmonds (Exeter), Kyle Sinckler (Bristol), Will Stuart (Bath), Sam Underhill (Bath).

Backs: Mark Atkinson (Gloucester), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Furbank (Northampton), Ollie Lawrence (Worcester), Louis Lynagh (Harlequins), Max Malins (Saracens), Joe Marchant (Harlequins), Jonny May (Gloucester), Raffi Quirke (Sale), Adam Radwan (Newcastle), Harry Randall (Bristol), Dan Robson (Wasps), Henry Slade (Exeter), Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton), Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Freddie Steward (Leicester), Manu Tuilagi (Sale), Anthony Watson (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester).
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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3325 on: September 21, 2021, 07:10:48 PM »
Yeah, I'm pretty happy with that,  a couple of players I'd have had ahead of people he's picked but nothing outrageous.

O'Conor and Mitchell are the only players I think really deserved a spot and didn't get picked.
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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3326 on: September 21, 2021, 09:01:28 PM »
Sad not to see Dan Kelly of Leicester Tigers included in the squad. He came through our Junior Academy system at Rochdale RUFC and seemed to have pleased Eddie Jones with his performances in the summer internationals. May be that he was given caps so as to stop him opting for Ireland for whom he played in the 2020 U20 Six Nations.
However, delighted to see Raffi Quirke of Sale in the squad. Think he'll be 1st choice for England by 2023 Six Nations and going into the World Cup. Interesting that he was only replacement scrum half in  the recent U20 Six Nations and Jack van Poortvliet, who was 1st choice, has not been included in the squad.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3327 on: October 02, 2021, 01:08:00 PM »
What a game between NZ and SA today.

A great way to end the Southern Hemisphere championship

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3328 on: October 24, 2021, 11:46:24 AM »
So…… USA v New Zealand…….not sure that’s going to help develop the game  ;D


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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3329 on: October 24, 2021, 02:04:43 PM »
Autumn squad
Looks quite exiting.
No Billy or Mako, and no place for George Ford.
Big surprise that Jamie George isn’t there, though

Forwards: Jamie Blamire (Newcastle), Callum Chick (Newcastle), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), Tom Curry (Sale), Trevor Davison (Newcastle), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins), Charlie Ewels (Bath), Ellis Genge (Leicester), Joe Heyes (Leicester), Jonny Hill (Exeter), Ted Hill (Worcester), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Jack Kenningham (Harlequins), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton), Lewis Ludlow (Gloucester), Joe Marler (Harlequins), George Martin (Leicester), Beno Obano (Bath), Gabriel Oghre (Wasps), Sam Riley (Harlequins), Bevan Rodd (Sale), Sam Simmonds (Exeter), Kyle Sinckler (Bristol), Will Stuart (Bath), Sam Underhill (Bath).

Backs: Mark Atkinson (Gloucester), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Furbank (Northampton), Ollie Lawrence (Worcester), Louis Lynagh (Harlequins), Max Malins (Saracens), Joe Marchant (Harlequins), Jonny May (Gloucester), Raffi Quirke (Sale), Adam Radwan (Newcastle), Harry Randall (Bristol), Dan Robson (Wasps), Henry Slade (Exeter), Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton), Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Freddie Steward (Leicester), Manu Tuilagi (Sale), Anthony Watson (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester).

Jamie George is back in again.

 


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