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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2820 on: January 20, 2020, 09:47:33 PM »
Yes, Iím surprised Simmonds isnít in the squad.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2821 on: January 20, 2020, 10:55:56 PM »
Yes, Iím surprised Simmonds isnít in the squad.

It's based purely on his size, which is a shame because his pace, running power and technical ability is superb, he's just not got the bulk of someone like Billy V and you wouldn't want him to add it. For me picking him gives you, effectively, a 3rd centre and allows you to switch to a much more expansive game. He wouldn't be right to start against everyone, sometimes you need to the extra weight in the scrum, but off the bench after 50 minutes he'd be incredibly dangerous and against sides like scotland, australia and new zealand, who try to get the tempo up, he'd be the perfect choice to counter them and provide the 'spare' man.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2822 on: January 24, 2020, 12:18:53 AM »
Size wasn't a problem for Neil Back!

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2823 on: January 24, 2020, 11:07:38 AM »
Size wasn't a problem for Neil Back!

It shouldn't really be a problem for anyone but Jones likes his big ball carriers, It's a shame because Simmonds is a better player than any of our other back rows (in terms of pure technical ability).

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2824 on: January 28, 2020, 12:55:38 AM »
Especially with BV & Hughes being injured/excluded.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2825 on: January 31, 2020, 10:43:42 AM »
Your team to beat the Frenchies. Jones promising 'absolute brutality' from England.

15 George Furbank (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 52 caps)
13 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 40 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 79 caps) C
11 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 39 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 65 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 95 caps)
1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 68 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 45 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 31 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 34 caps)
5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 12 caps)
6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 81 caps)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 15 caps)
8 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 19 caps)
« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 10:46:27 AM by Jon Crofts »

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2826 on: January 31, 2020, 10:58:43 AM »
I'm very happy with Furbank and Ewels starting, they're players who we will need over the next few years, Furbank because he's a proper fullback and Ewels because I can see Kruis and Launchbury transferring themselves out of contention soon so we need to add more depth in 2nd row. I'd like to see a few more younger players get game time through the tournament, Devoto and Dingwall need caps because our centre options are weak and Hill needs a chance because, like Curry, Ludlam and Underhill, he's a massive talent, it's scary how overloaded we are with quality young back rows.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2827 on: January 31, 2020, 01:46:20 PM »
Disappointed that Zammo didn't make the Wales squad for the first game.

Italy would have been a good match to give him a run out

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2828 on: January 31, 2020, 03:11:33 PM »
A new record for me in giving up any hope of Scotland being vaguely competent. Usually happens after one game. This year... zero games.

They should have been tarred and feathered when they got back from Japan, shitebags.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2829 on: January 31, 2020, 09:01:46 PM »
A new record for me in giving up any hope of Scotland being vaguely competent. Usually happens after one game. This year... zero games.

They should have been tarred and feathered when they got back from Japan, shitebags.

Agreed. I do take the piss out of Scotland but this years 6N could be embarrassing.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2830 on: February 01, 2020, 06:06:15 PM »
However bad villa fans feel today spare a thought for CD who's just had to watch Hogg make one of the worst mistakes I've ever seen at international level.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2831 on: February 01, 2020, 06:09:21 PM »
That was the most Scotland thing I've ever seen.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2832 on: February 01, 2020, 06:19:05 PM »
Jocks are doing alright at the moment. Winning lots at the breakdown.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2833 on: February 01, 2020, 06:19:56 PM »
Will Italy ever win a game again in the 6N?

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2834 on: February 01, 2020, 06:26:23 PM »
They beat us every now and again.

 


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