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Offline Gareth

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3345 on: November 11, 2021, 09:38:28 AM »
Pathetically trying to pick a fight with Raducanu for seemingly no reason whatsoever. I think he's always come across as a bit of an arse when I've heard him speak so this is very much in character.

Marcus Smith: Eddie Jones warns of 'distractions' and claims Emma Raducanu 'hasn't done so well' - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/59206538

Yep, he's talking out of his arse on this, and has about a number of other things. He's a good coach and fixed a lot of Englands problems when he arrived but now he's creating the problems, personally I'd have replaced him after the 6Ns this year.

100% he should have been binned after 6N

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3346 on: November 11, 2021, 12:24:42 PM »
Manu on the fucking wing, what the fuck is wrong with him?

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3347 on: November 12, 2021, 01:19:08 AM »
Perhaps he hasn't got the courage to drop his high-profile key players. At least he's started Smith.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3348 on: November 12, 2021, 11:29:52 AM »
Perhaps he hasn't got the courage to drop his high-profile key players. At least he's started Smith.

That's exactly what it is, he hasn't got the balls to pick 2 from 3 of Farrell, Manu and Slade so he's fucked the balance of the team to try to fit all 3 in. He was forced into it because Smith forced himself into the starting lineup last week.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3349 on: November 12, 2021, 01:34:29 PM »
Seriously no 8s in the starting 15 but 2 on the bench, Tuilangi at 11, no Radwan, let's see how Smith deals with playing off the slowest scrum half in world rugby.

The only logic in sticking Manu at 11 is the Australians wont want him running at them at full tilt, but contestable balls into his wing, bloody hell it's going to be an aerial barrage.

Offline luke:lamf

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3350 on: November 12, 2021, 02:20:19 PM »
It might mark me as a very simple rugby thinker (which I am), but I like wingers to go like shit off a shovel and Manu just isn't that. He is *reasonably* fast, but it's more for being a battering ram that he is there, and I can't see the point of a battering ram on the edge of the action rather than going through the middle.

Like England manager in all sports, as paul_e says, he hasn't got the balls to drop his established stars (outside of the initial 12 month period where everyone is delighted with the "new broom" not afraid to axe the old guard).

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3351 on: November 13, 2021, 05:27:21 PM »
Great win by Ireland over NZ

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3352 on: November 13, 2021, 05:29:15 PM »
Great win by Ireland over NZ

A great game, really enoyed it.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3353 on: November 13, 2021, 06:45:23 PM »
Great win by Ireland over NZ

A great game, really enoyed it.

Same here, watched the second half and enjoyed it.

After waiting so long to beat the All-Blacks it's becoming a nice habit, hopefully I'll be saying the same about Villa and Man U in a few years.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3354 on: November 13, 2021, 07:06:14 PM »
Great game of rugby i'd have been happy even if the BoIG had lost - much better match than the one at Twickenham at the moment!

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3355 on: November 13, 2021, 07:14:52 PM »
Sad to see the the BBC HYS has been closed on account of the usual post Brexit xenophobic/sectarian BS that seems to be seeping out again  ::)

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3356 on: November 13, 2021, 07:26:29 PM »
Sad to see the the BBC HYS has been closed on account of the usual post Brexit xenophobic/sectarian BS that seems to be seeping out again  ::)


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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3357 on: November 14, 2021, 04:06:21 PM »
Went out up digbeth to watch the Ireland and England games and I'm just about recovering now.

Ireland were superb, well deserved win and a belter of a game.

England were, as is customary now, frustrating. It was a good win, that's undeniable, but we left 15-20 points out on the pitch through silly mistakes. Manu struggled as much as I expected, Youngs was as slow as ever. There were a few bits of brilliance though, the step from Steward for his try and the steal and counter from Simmonds for Blamire's try were the 2 stand-outs for me.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3358 on: November 15, 2021, 10:08:17 PM »
Jamie George (knee) and Owen Farrell (ankle) out of SA game

Will provide an interesting selection.

Iíll guess Manu back to 12 and Blamire starting at 2

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3359 on: November 16, 2021, 01:10:19 AM »
What happened to the Leicester lad?

 


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