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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:16 am

Daly, Watson, Tuilagi, Farrell, May, Ford, Youngs, B Vunipola, Underhill, Curry, Lawes, Itoje, Sinckler, George, M Vunipola.
Cowan-Dickie, Marler, Cole, Kruis, Wilson, Heinz, Slade, Joseph.

So, Ford back in, Farrell and Tuilagi move out one. Wilson replacing Ludlam on bench. Odd decision to go with both Slade and Joseph on the bench, who both tend to play 13. No natural back three cover.

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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by Jacko27 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:29 am

Agree with last post. Why both Slade and Joseph? Is Nowell not fully fit?

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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by SimonP in Surrey » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:09 am

Per earlier posts Slade out plus Nowell or Cockanasiga in for the bench would be better for me.

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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by JP14 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:20 am

I think Slade can cover flyhalf and fullback?
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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by ABClub » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:51 am

Nowell is injured.

I'd prefer Cokanasiga over Joseph personally.

If Goodhue and Barrett joining the line is causing issues in the outside channels then JJ is a fantastic defender out wide though.

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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by Chobbsy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:12 am

ABClub wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:51 am
Nowell is injured.

I'd prefer Cokanasiga over Joseph personally.

If Goodhue and Barrett joining the line is causing issues in the outside channels then JJ is a fantastic defender out wide though.
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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by fentiger » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:55 pm

Williams out for Wales.... plenty getting their excuses in early on social media now :smt044 :smt044

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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by Robespierre » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:36 pm

fentiger wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Williams out for Wales.... plenty getting their excuses in early on social media now :smt044 :smt044
That’s a shame as I always enjoy watching him play. If only England had a full back of his calibre.
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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by JP14 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:45 am

They do England won’t select them.
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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by Starburst » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:47 am

Robespierre wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:36 pm
fentiger wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Williams out for Wales.... plenty getting their excuses in early on social media now :smt044 :smt044
That’s a shame as I always enjoy watching him play. If only England had a full back of his calibre.
Me too, always liked him as a player. Good attacker, great under the high ball and fearless in the tackle too.

I think Wales in their current form are going to struggle against SA but more so now without him.

As for England, I think we have a great chance. I may have picked a slightly different team (we'd all pick something slightly different) but I think it's a strong team, good bench and more importantly we are just hitting form at the right time.

Timing when you hit your top form is crucial. Wales probably peaked during the 6 Nations and Ireland a year or so ago when they beat the All Blacks twice, doesn't buy them any points now. England are hitting form at just the right time. Only downside being that both NZ and SA are looking strong but England are at least on a par.

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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:53 am

Starburst wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:47 am
Robespierre wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:36 pm
fentiger wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Williams out for Wales.... plenty getting their excuses in early on social media now :smt044 :smt044
That’s a shame as I always enjoy watching him play. If only England had a full back of his calibre.
Me too, always liked him as a player. Good attacker, great under the high ball and fearless in the tackle too.

I think Wales in their current form are going to struggle against SA but more so now without him.

As for England, I think we have a great chance. I may have picked a slightly different team (we'd all pick something slightly different) but I think it's a strong team, good bench and more importantly we are just hitting form at the right time.

Timing when you hit your top form is crucial. Wales probably peaked during the 6 Nations and Ireland a year or so ago when they beat the All Blacks twice, doesn't buy them any points now. England are hitting form at just the right time. Only downside being that both NZ and SA are looking strong but England are at least on a par.
England do have a full back of his quality, Alex Goode, he just isn't in the England squad
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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by Scott1 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:55 pm

Alex Goode? 😂😂😂😂

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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by Scott1 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:00 am

Wow!!!!!!

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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by chewbacca » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:06 am

Awesome performance.Absolutely :censored: awesome. Curry, Underhill, Itoje, Manu. Immense.
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Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Post by mol2 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:08 am

4 years ago England picked experience over talent.

Experience is only good if the players have talent and these players have demonstrated they have the ability to get to the final. Lead by coaching skill and tactical nous.

Well done. Job half done.

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