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Tour to SA

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sun May 06, 2018 12:10 pm

Now the season is over and just the play offs to go, wonder what squad people think Jones should pick for the tour to SA.

Injuries permitting, hopefully he will pick some form players for once and rest some of the Lions from last year. For a 35-man squad I’d go with:

1. Genge, Marler, Hepburn
2. George, Cowan-Dickie, Taylor
3. Williams, Sinckler, Schonert
4. Launchbury, Isiekwe
5. Itoje, Spencer
6. Robshaw, Shields
7. Willis, O’Connor, Graham
8. Vunipola, Simmonds
9. Youngs, Robson
10. Ford, Cipriani
11. May, Woodburn
12. Farrell, Te’o
13. Daly, Trinder, Slade
14. Nowell, Wade
15. Brown, Woodward

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Re: Tour to SA

Post by Rykard » Sun May 06, 2018 1:01 pm

Think he should take saxons only and give the 1st string a rest, he needx yo see some other combinations
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Re: Tour to SA

Post by Robespierre » Sun May 06, 2018 1:12 pm

Players like Marler, Robshaw, Itoje, Vunipola and Farrell would benefit from a summer off.
Shields should definitely not be parachuted straight into an England side, not having ever played English club rugby.
However, Sale's Jono Ross should certainly come into consideration along with young Mercer of Bath.
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Re: Tour to SA

Post by JP14 » Sun May 06, 2018 1:21 pm

Here’s an ideal 32 man squad from the Rugby Blog:

http://www.therugbyblog.com/my-ideal-en ... rican-tour
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Re: Tour to SA

Post by strawclearer » Sun May 06, 2018 1:26 pm

If Eddie's looking for a 'young and up-coming'..................Will Evans.
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Re: Tour to SA

Post by Rugbyflanker » Sun May 06, 2018 1:31 pm

I think the 3 losses on the bounce have killed any chance of most of our big guns being rested sadly! Our next fixtures are SA,SA,SA,SA,NZ. We could be looking at 0/8. Razzie can pick his European based players now and the SA sides are ripping it up in Super Rugby at times with some great results. Decisions decisions.

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Re: Tour to SA

Post by Mark62 » Sun May 06, 2018 3:48 pm

Would love to see Joe Simmonds go as back up 10.

I suppose the issue with Exeter and Saracens players is that they are likely to still be with their club squads until after the premiership final on May 26th

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Re: Tour to SA

Post by Mark62 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:06 pm

Bored this afternoon so came up with starting team against The Barbarians on the 27th, without Saracens and Exeter players. I know I’m being a little ahead of myself but can’t see anything but comfortable home wins in the semis.

Backs - Woodward, Wade, Daley, Tuilagi, May, Cipriani, Robson.

Forwards - Genge, Taylor, Cooper-Woolley, Launchbury, Spencer, Ross, Willis, Wilson

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Re: Tour to SA

Post by JP14 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:24 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Bored this afternoon so came up with starting team against The Barbarians on the 27th, without Saracens and Exeter players. I know I’m being a little ahead of myself but can’t see anything but comfortable home wins in the semis.

Backs - Woodward, Wade, Daley, Tuilagi, May, Cipriani, Robson.

Forwards - Genge, Taylor, Cooper-Woolley, Launchbury, Spencer, Ross, Willis, Wilson
Not convinced about Taylor, Singleton & Dunn are better in my opinion. What about Morgan for 8, he’s played really well recently. I don’t think either Cipriani or Wade will be played especially since Cipriani has given up. Don’t think Tuilagi will get the call up, he doesn’t think he will do.
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Re: Tour to SA

Post by Mark62 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:28 pm

Be nice to see Cipriani and Wade playing for the Barbarians if England don’t pick them

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Re: Tour to SA

Post by JP14 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:33 pm

My Ideal Matchday squad for the Baabaas fixture would be:

1 Gengey
2 Singleton
3 Cooper-Woolley
4 Launchbury (C)
5 Spencer
6 Wilson
7 Willis
8 Morgan
9 Youngs
10 Ford
11 May
12 Twelvetrees
13 Trinder
14 Cokanasiga
15 Woodward
16 Dunn
17 Obano
18 Sinckler
19 Green
20 B.Curry
21 Robson
22 Smith
23 Daly
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Re: Tour to SA

Post by JP14 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:33 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Be nice to see Cipriani and Wade playing for the Barbarians if England don’t pick them
That would be interesting, Piatau the only one confirmed as of yet
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Re: Tour to SA

Post by Rugbyflanker » Sun May 06, 2018 7:23 pm

Trinder could've been a great,still time?

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Re: Tour to SA

Post by JP14 » Sun May 06, 2018 7:37 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Trinder could've been a great,still time?
28 still time in my book
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Re: Tour to SA

Post by Rugbyflanker » Sun May 06, 2018 7:57 pm

Hope so,hes a get up out your seat player!

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