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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Scott1 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:03 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
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Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:57 pm
Lions have offered to host the SA tour at home
Rather defeats the whole idea imho.
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by glenn » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:19 pm

Just play in Manchester..... Sale have a fair contingent already here

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:09 pm

glenn wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:19 pm
Just play in Manchester..... Sale have a fair contingent already here
We're not exactly light on Saffers ourselves these days :smt003
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by JP14 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:20 pm

Wiese surely deserves a look in for the Springboks, as does arguably Liebenberg but too many other backrowers still above in the pecking order for the latter to be selected in my opinion.
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:21 pm

WhitecapTiger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:09 pm
glenn wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:19 pm
Just play in Manchester..... Sale have a fair contingent already here
We're not exactly light on Saffers ourselves these days :smt003
That's true, but they're our Saffas and that's different :smt002

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:25 pm

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:21 pm
WhitecapTiger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:09 pm
glenn wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:19 pm
Just play in Manchester..... Sale have a fair contingent already here
We're not exactly light on Saffers ourselves these days :smt003
That's true, but they're our Saffas and that's different :smt002
:smt005 :smt005 fair enough and fully agree
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:28 pm

WhitecapTiger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:25 pm
longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:21 pm
WhitecapTiger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:09 pm


We're not exactly light on Saffers ourselves these days :smt003
That's true, but they're our Saffas and that's different :smt002
:smt005 :smt005 fair enough and fully agree
Would not be surprised if Steward went tbh. He was head and shoulders above Watson today.

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:39 pm

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:28 pm
WhitecapTiger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:25 pm
longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:21 pm


That's true, but they're our Saffas and that's different :smt002
:smt005 :smt005 fair enough and fully agree
Would not be surprised if Steward went tbh. He was head and shoulders above Watson today.
Figuratively and often literally :smt003
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:53 pm

WhitecapTiger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:39 pm
longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:28 pm
WhitecapTiger wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:25 pm


:smt005 :smt005 fair enough and fully agree
Would not be surprised if Steward went tbh. He was head and shoulders above Watson today.
Figuratively and often literally :smt003
He's outplayed 2 of the 3 current England fullbacks since Covid resumption (and won't get a chance against the other). If England have a summer tour this summer and the Lions tour goes ahead can definitely see him getting a chance for a test cap if he's fit and keeps this form.
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Tiglon » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:57 pm

Steward could become the English Folau, without the severely questionable opinions...

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by kk20gb30 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:25 am

According to 'The Rugby Paper' (3/1/21 , Neil Fissler) Steve Borthwick has held discussions with tour Management with regard to the position of Lions Forwards Coach.

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by kk20gb30 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:12 am

A petition has emerged online to keep the tour in South Africa but to postpone rather than alter the series host nation :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/online-p ... th-africa/

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by westwinds31 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:27 pm

Sorry, but it’s way too soon. Steward is doing a decent job of nailing the 15 shirt at Tigers. He’s focusing on that I’m sure and I whilst there’s an outside chance of him making the wider England squad, I think it will be a while until he breaks through. Despite doing well vs Watson etc, he’s behind him, Daley and Furbank as well, who Eddie is keen on. Lions ? No.

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:04 pm

"If you want entertainment, go to the theatre," says Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill. "Rugby players play the game to win.15/1/21.

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:44 pm

westwinds31 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:27 pm
Sorry, but it’s way too soon. Steward is doing a decent job of nailing the 15 shirt at Tigers. He’s focusing on that I’m sure and I whilst there’s an outside chance of him making the wider England squad, I think it will be a while until he breaks through. Despite doing well vs Watson etc, he’s behind him, Daley and Furbank as well, who Eddie is keen on. Lions ? No.
:smt043 behind Furbank. I don't think he's in direct competition with Watson either as he'll be on the wing opposite May. I think we'll see Steward in the squad but probably as much to gain experience than replace Daly. Unless there's some injuries than he might get his shot.

Agree it's to early for Lions talk and there are two obvious stand outs in Liam Williams and Hogg before we start considering the likes of Larmour. If there's any summer games for England than I can see him getting games then.

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