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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Duncan B » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:29 pm

I think it’s far more likely Youngs will go now than I did before the Italy game. His form has been superb over this international block, he’s been the best of the British and Irish bunch.

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by JP14 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:39 am

Not many British & Irish scrumhalves impressing that much apart from Youngs and maybe Ali Price, so I think Lenny will be on the tour, as will Genge.
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Noggs » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:46 am

Unless Genge is cited for head butting :smt003
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Tigerbeat » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:52 am

Noggs wrote:
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Unless Genge is cited for head butting :smt003
No citings to be made from Wales v England game so all clear to play
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:56 am

JP14 wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:39 am
Not many British & Irish scrumhalves impressing that much apart from Youngs and maybe Ali Price, so I think Lenny will be on the tour, as will Genge.
& that could be an issue for the Lions, if your 9 & 10 aren't up to to it in SA you will struggle however good the rest of your team might be.
Genge has a chance but there are decent LHs in the other 4 nation squads.
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by kk20gb30 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:15 am

Ian McGeechan's latest selection thoughts :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/mcgeecha ... han-lions/

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Scott1 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:37 am

kk20gb30 wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:15 am
Ian McGeechan's latest selection thoughts :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/mcgeecha ... han-lions/
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by JP14 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:00 am

Looks like the two Covid variants discovered in the UK and South Africa have thrown the tour in jeopardy:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby ... demic.html
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Cardiff Tig » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:04 am

Crazy idea. Swap the South Africa and Aus Lions tours around. Even if British and Irish fans can't travel, the stadiums will be pretty full with the Aus crowds assuming they stay ahead of this with the new vaccines etc.

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by JP14 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:02 am

I just don't think there's any win-win scenario for the Lions here.
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by JP14 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:29 pm

Cardiff Tig wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:04 am
Crazy idea. Swap the South Africa and Aus Lions tours around. Even if British and Irish fans can't travel, the stadiums will be pretty full with the Aus crowds assuming they stay ahead of this with the new vaccines etc.
Even better, host it in Australia but still play the Boks, maybe just have different midweek teams or even so I’m sure it’s not logistically impossible to have the South African franchises play in Australia too.

For me that’s better than postponing or outright cancelling.
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:36 pm

I am not sure at present if Australia would welcome a large party from these shores.
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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:26 am

JP14 wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:00 am
Looks like the two Covid variants discovered in the UK and South Africa have thrown the tour in jeopardy:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby ... demic.html
Further to the above :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/lions-is ... rica-tour/

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Scott1 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:57 pm

Lions have offered to host the SA tour at home

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Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:02 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:57 pm
Lions have offered to host the SA tour at home
Rather defeats the whole idea imho.
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