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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Scott11 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:37 pm

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Mark62 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:59 pm

I think the test team could look something like,

M Vunipola, George, Furlong, AWJ, Itoje, Stander , OBrien, B. Vunipola,

Murray, Sexton, Zeebo, Farrell, Ringrose, North, Hogg.

Bench of Best, McGrath, Cole, Launchbury, Warburton, Webb, Henshaw and Watson

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by ellis9 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:03 pm

To be fair, I want to change mine. I'll put Mako in at prop instead of Healy. :smt023

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Spicer » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:08 pm

If I were picking the team:

1:M Vunipola
2:Best
3:Cole
4:Launchbury
5:Itoje
6:CJ Stander
7:Haskell
8:B Vunipola
9:Youngs
10:Ford
11:North
12:Farrell
13:Ringrose
14:Watson
15:Hogg

16:Goerge
17:MgGrath
18:Furlong
19:J Gray
20:Warburton
21:Murray
22:Russell
23:Zebo

I'd also bring: Healy, Hartley, Lee, AW Jones, Krius, O'Brian, Strauss, Tipuric, Laidlaw, Sexton, Joseph, Williams & Halfpenny.

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Mark62 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:11 pm

A number of people are choosing Haskell at 7.

Imho if the Lions want to compete in New Zealand they need a 7 who will compete over the ball, against Cane or Savea, who they will get blown away at the breakdown.

Haskell has many admirable qualities, but being a dog over the ball isn't one of them

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Chobbsy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:52 pm

Mark62 wrote:A number of people are choosing Haskell at 7.

Imho if the Lions want to compete in New Zealand they need a 7 who will compete over the ball, against Cane or Savea, who they will get blown away at the breakdown.

Haskell has many admirable qualities, but being a dog over the ball isn't one of them
Agree as good as he is he is s 61/2
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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Spicer » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:52 pm

Chobbsy wrote:
Mark62 wrote:A number of people are choosing Haskell at 7.

Imho if the Lions want to compete in New Zealand they need a 7 who will compete over the ball, against Cane or Savea, who they will get blown away at the breakdown.

Haskell has many admirable qualities, but being a dog over the ball isn't one of them
Agree as good as he is he is s 61/2
I thought the same before England's tour of Australia with Pocock and Hooper in their side. Although Aus where out of form I suppose. Would you play Warburton or O'Brian then?

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Chobbsy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:05 pm

Spicer wrote:
Chobbsy wrote:
Mark62 wrote:A number of people are choosing Haskell at 7.

Imho if the Lions want to compete in New Zealand they need a 7 who will compete over the ball, against Cane or Savea, who they will get blown away at the breakdown.

Haskell has many admirable qualities, but being a dog over the ball isn't one of them
Agree as good as he is he is s 61/2
I thought the same before England's tour of Australia with Pocock and Hooper in their side. Although Aus where out of form I suppose. Would you play Warburton or O'Brian then?
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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:41 am

Warburton has been on bettter form and he's favourite to be captain. He will be the Lions 7 better get used to iit! He's also Welsh!!!
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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:09 am

Soggypitch wrote:Warburton has been on bettter form and he's favourite to be captain. He will be the Lions 7 better get used to iit! He's also Welsh!!!
The question was who would you play, although you are totally correct
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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Mark62 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:46 am

Flankers for me would be Obrien and Stander, though as you say the Warburton for captain campaign is certainly gaining pace, and a back row of him at 6 Obrien at 7 and Stander at 8 shouldn't be dis counted

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:00 am

Mark62 wrote:A number of people are choosing Haskell at 7.

Imho if the Lions want to compete in New Zealand they need a 7 who will compete over the ball, against Cane or Savea, who they will get blown away at the breakdown.

Haskell has many admirable qualities, but being a dog over the ball isn't one of them
Haskell should go but he wont start, he'll be great in the mid-week side having played for the highlanders in the past. The main reason above all i'd have him in is he's a great tourist, he's always having a laugh and a joke and that's what you need!

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by champanzie » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:38 am

Is it just me that think AWJ should not be picked at all?
Hes well past his best, had one good game in the 6 nations.

Look at how well other second rows played in 6 nations

My team would be

1.Vunipola
2.Best
3.Cole
4.Launchbury
5.Henderson
6.itoji
7.Sander
8.Vunipola

9.Webb
10.Sexton
11.North
12.Farrell
13.Ringrose
14. Nowell
15. Hogg

The way Wales played you can hardly select any of their players. It has to be an English and Irish dominated team
Come on you tigers!

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by JackFlashJonny » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:50 am

Itoje at 6 :smt009 :smt017

People keep picking Nowell and I like him but I doubt he will tour...doesn't have the pace to deal with the All blacks

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Re: Lions Squad Predictions

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:55 am

champanzie wrote:Is it just me that think AWJ should not be picked at all?
Hes well past his best, had one good game in the 6 nations.

Look at how well other second rows played in 6 nations

My team would be

1.Vunipola
2.Best
3.Cole
4.Launchbury
5.Henderson
6.itoji
7.Sander
8.Vunipola

9.Webb
10.Sexton
11.North
12.Farrell
13.Ringrose
14. Nowell
15. Hogg

The way Wales played you can hardly select any of their players. It has to be an English and Irish dominated team
I totally agree but there is a very huge flaw in our thinking, Gatland is picking the squad so it will be Welsh top heavy
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