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Burgess on the bench

Post by JackFlashJonny » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:03 pm

Here we go Burgess is on the bench for Bath..Must say I have never been more excited for a league players first game more than this...

..Just a pity he is at Bath

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by Will S » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:13 pm

The lad is a very special talent. Real shame we couldn't get him but also very excited to see what he can do!

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by ads » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:53 pm

When it comes to league converts, i've got 2 things to say - Gareth and Raynor!!

I'm sure SB will be better, but i'm yet to be convinced he can play in the back row.

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by JackFlashJonny » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:59 pm

He is replacement 22 which alludes to inside center which is where I hope to see him long term and for England!

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by wolverhampton_tiger » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:06 pm

Mike Ford confirms, likely to come on as centre:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/30205542

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by Will S » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:45 pm

I think he has always been destined to play at 12. Ford just can't come out and say it as it would be a bit harsh on Eastmond.

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by mol2 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:09 pm

The logical place would be centre - to convert to back row would probably take too long to be practical.

If he does play centre it would cast a shadow over Eastmond staying at Bath.

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by Sajerj » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:22 pm

Eastmond will be heading back to RL

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by jgriffin » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:07 pm

Sajerj wrote:Eastmond will be heading back to RL
Source? I'd expect acouple of clubs to be interested as he has shown he can do serious damage in the right setting.
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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by Doghashadhisday » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:58 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Sajerj wrote:Eastmond will be heading back to RL
Source? I'd expect acouple of clubs to be interested as he has shown he can do serious damage in the right setting.
How about as a replacement for AA

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by TigerLad » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:28 pm

Doghashadhisday wrote:
jgriffin wrote:
Sajerj wrote:Eastmond will be heading back to RL
Source? I'd expect acouple of clubs to be interested as he has shown he can do serious damage in the right setting.
How about as a replacement for AA
He'd have his work cut out to replace AA. Eastmond is a wonderful player to watch and has a great step and speed. But that's only part of what a 12 does. Can he organise the defense like AA? I very much doubt it. I think he'd be a great signing for us but he needs to improve that side of his game to be a regular starter for England rather than a stopgap for injuries.

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by Sajerj » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:45 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Sajerj wrote:Eastmond will be heading back to RL
Source? I'd expect acouple of clubs to be interested as he has shown he can do serious damage in the right setting.
I can't divulge that jGriffrin !!! :smt002

Warrington I believe the likely destination.

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by Sajerj » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:50 pm

How about as a replacement for AA[/quote]

He'd have his work cut out to replace AA. Eastmond is a wonderful player to watch and has a great step and speed. But that's only part of what a 12 does. Can he organise the defense like AA? I very much doubt it. I think he'd be a great signing for us but he needs to improve that side of his game to be a regular starter for England rather than a stopgap for injuries.[/quote]

As a 12, my personal opinion is forget it. On the assumption that Manu regains fitness at some point, you cannot pair Eastmond with Manu. Neither of them have the strategic skills required of at least one of your centers.

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by Will S » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:31 pm

Are we saying two international centres couldn't hack it at club level? :smt017

These two together I think would complement each other ..... speed and strength, guile and power etc

Personally I think they would rip club level defences to bits and would probably be England's best combo for the WC if Burgess doesn't take to Union the way some people think.

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Re: Burgess on the bench

Post by RagingBull » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:51 pm

Manu and Eastmond look very good together in the first AB game if only Lanacaster had the guts to have kept them.

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