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The England Squad

Post by Coleshillad » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:13 am

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Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Ben Earl (Saracens) *, Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Jack Singleton (Worcester Warriors) *, Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

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Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs), Owen Farrell (Saracens) captain, George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Dan Robson (Wasps) *, Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby) *, Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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Re: The England Squad

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:17 am

Very strong squad, much better than 2018 when we were decimated by injuries. Mercer should have got a look in over Earl but can’t complain.

Very happy Devoto got picked, always impresses me. Big lad with great handling ability. Pity Williams from Newcastle is injured as he would have been pushing for selection.

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Re: The England Squad

Post by TTRITH » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:09 am

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:17 am
Very strong squad, much better than 2018 when we were decimated by injuries. Mercer should have got a look in over Earl but can’t complain.

Very happy Devoto got picked, always impresses me. Big lad with great handling ability. Pity Williams from Newcastle is injured as he would have been pushing for selection.
Devoto is out of contract this summer.
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Re: The England Squad

Post by BigDan50 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:16 am

Rumour has it that Bath are interested in signing Devoto

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Re: The England Squad

Post by Soggypitch » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:28 am

BigDan50 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:16 am
Rumour has it that Bath are interested in signing Devoto
Let's hope we are too!

Good squad, but they will be up against it in Dublin!
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Re: The England Squad

Post by ellis9 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:16 pm

The team I'd pick would be:

Vunipola
George
Cole
Itoje
Lawes
Wilson
Clifford
Vunipola

Youngs
Ford
Slade
Tuilagi
May
Thorley
Daly

Replacements
Genge
Williams
Cowan-Dickie
Kruis
Curry
Robson
Teo
Ashton


I may consider Devoto instead of Teo on the bench as he can cover both fly half and centre but Slade could step into fly half if Ford went off injured. The lack of other fly half options in the squad isn't great so I'd have picked a proper fly half in the squad to cover Ford, probably Cipriani but with the options Eddie has picked, Devoto and Slade would need to be the back up fly halves to Ford.

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Re: The England Squad

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:27 pm

As long as we don't see a MF of Ford,Farrell,Slade I'm happy!!

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Re: The England Squad

Post by Wes » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:50 pm

It might be the team you'd pick, but obviously won't be the one we see. Farrell is Captain so I'd say it's quite likely he'll be in the match day squad and possibly even starting! :smt002

Devoto came from Bath, not sure why he left before so likelyhood of going back, but I'd assume (sadly) he's not coming North
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Re: The England Squad

Post by BigDan50 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:05 pm

You cannot have an England team without Farrell, he is world class.

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Re: The England Squad

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:23 pm

My team
Mako
George
Williams
Kruis
Itoje
Wilson
Curry
Billy
Youngs
Farrell
May
Slade
Tuilagi
Daly
Brown

Genge,LCD,Sinckler,Lawes,Hughes,Robson,Ford,Nowell

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Re: The England Squad

Post by ellis9 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:25 pm

BigDan50 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:05 pm
You cannot have an England team without Farrell, he is world class.
I can. I would. He isn't.

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Re: The England Squad

Post by Mark62 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:01 pm

Leaving apart the ridiculous anti Farrell bias, you might not like him as a person but he is a fantastic rugby player I think Jones will remain faithful initially with the side that did ok in November.
I would think we will see
Mako
George
Sinckler
Itoje
Launchbury
Wilson
Curry
Billy
Youngs
Farrell
Daly
Too
Slade
May
Nowell

Bench of : Cowan Dickie, Moon, Cole, Kruis, Lawes, Robson,Ford, Tuilagi

Not saying I agree with it but t think that will be his first selection

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Re: The England Squad

Post by ellis9 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:05 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Leaving apart the ridiculous anti Farrell bias, you might not like him as a person but he is a fantastic rugby player I think Jones will remain faithful initially with the side that did ok in November.
I would think we will see
Mako
George
Sinckler
Itoje
Launchbury
Wilson
Curry
Billy
Youngs
Farrell
Daly
Too
Slade
May
Nowell

Bench of : Cowan Dickie, Moon, Cole, Kruis, Lawes, Robson,Ford, Tuilagi

Not saying I agree with it but t think that will be his first selection
I picked the team that I would pick with the players that have been put in the squad, not the team I think Jones will pick. Farrell will definitely be starting, unfortunately.

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Re: The England Squad

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:11 pm

Jones team
Mako
George
Sinckler
Itoje
Kruis
Shields
Curry
Billy
Youngs
Farrell
May
Teo
Slade
Daly
Brown

Moon,LCD, Williams,Lawes,Hughes,Robson,Ford,Tuilagi
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Re: The England Squad

Post by Chobbsy » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:29 pm

Dan Cole seems to be back in favour
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