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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:46 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:47 pm
https://www.englandrugby.com/news/artic ... ions-squad

"Joe Launchbury and Joe Marler have withdrawn from England's Guinness Six Nations squad. Launchbury is out through injury, with a fibia stress fracture, and Marler has withdrawn for personal reasons. Charlie Ewels and Tom West will join the tournament squad, marking West’s first England senior call-up.

Eddie Jones’ squad will meet at St. George’s Park on Wednesday 27 January where they will begin preparations for the Guinness Six Nations
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Possibly means that Obano will get his first test cap against Scotland, Tom West has played well for Wasps of late and merits this call up in my opinion.
Also means that George Martin is the only 2nd row cover in the Shadow squad, so he'll be into the squad with one more injury.
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Robespierre » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:12 am

Sadly, Racing centre, Virimi Vakatawa, will play no part in the 6N due to a knee injury sustained in last weekend's defeat to Union Bordeaux Bègles. No replacement has been announced yet.
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by kk20gb30 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:46 am

Not sure who exactly is aware of this and apologies if it is common knowledge , but Joe Marler took to Social Media to explain his 'personal reasons' for withdrawal from the England squad.In the current climate it is very difficult to argue with his reasoning....

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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Robespierre » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:52 am

kk20gb30 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:46 am
Not sure who exactly is aware of this and apologies if it is common knowledge , but Joe Marler took to Social Media to explain his 'personal reasons' for withdrawal from the England squad.In the current climate it is very difficult to argue with his reasoning....

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/fans-que ... -decision/
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Tiglon » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:59 am

No surprise there given Marler's previous retirement from England.

No complaints from me about anyone who chooses not to join their international team for the 6N, everyone has to do what's right for themselves and their families.

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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by JP14 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00 am

Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:12 am
Sadly, Racing centre, Virimi Vakatawa, will play no part in the 6N due to a knee injury sustained in last weekend's defeat to Union Bordeaux Bègles. No replacement has been announced yet.
Isn't Alldritt injured as well? Be interesting to see how France do without three pivotal players for an entire tournament.
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Robespierre » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:15 am

JP14 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00 am
Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:12 am
Sadly, Racing centre, Virimi Vakatawa, will play no part in the 6N due to a knee injury sustained in last weekend's defeat to Union Bordeaux Bègles. No replacement has been announced yet.
Isn't Alldritt injured as well? Be interesting to see how France do without three pivotal players for an entire tournament.
Lyon centre Pierre-Louis Barassi (2 caps) has been summoned to replace Vakatawa.
Alldritt is apparently injured, but played at the weekend, and is replaced by Cameron Woki, who isn't an 8.
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by JP14 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:27 am

Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:15 am
JP14 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00 am
Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:12 am
Sadly, Racing centre, Virimi Vakatawa, will play no part in the 6N due to a knee injury sustained in last weekend's defeat to Union Bordeaux Bègles. No replacement has been announced yet.
Isn't Alldritt injured as well? Be interesting to see how France do without three pivotal players for an entire tournament.
Lyon centre Pierre-Louis Barassi (2 caps) has been summoned to replace Vakatawa.
Alldritt is apparently injured, but played at the weekend, and is replaced by Cameron Woki, who isn't an 8.
Few better in World Rugby at stealing the ball at the lineout than Woki, but you're right he will be played at 6 most likely. Probably going to be between Jelonch and Tolofua for the No.8 spot?
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Robespierre » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:40 pm

JP14 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:27 am
Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:15 am
JP14 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00 am


Isn't Alldritt injured as well? Be interesting to see how France do without three pivotal players for an entire tournament.
Lyon centre Pierre-Louis Barassi (2 caps) has been summoned to replace Vakatawa.
Alldritt is apparently injured, but played at the weekend, and is replaced by Cameron Woki, who isn't an 8.
Few better in World Rugby at stealing the ball at the lineout than Woki, but you're right he will be played at 6 most likely. Probably going to be between Jelonch and Tolofua for the No.8 spot?
My money would be on Tolofua.
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Chobbsy » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:21 pm

JP14 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00 am
Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:12 am
Sadly, Racing centre, Virimi Vakatawa, will play no part in the 6N due to a knee injury sustained in last weekend's defeat to Union Bordeaux Bègles. No replacement has been announced yet.
Isn't Alldritt injured as well? Be interesting to see how France do without three pivotal players for an entire tournament.
They did pretty well in the Autumn's Nations Cup final
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Scott1 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:44 pm

Chobbsy wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:21 pm
JP14 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00 am
Robespierre wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:12 am
Sadly, Racing centre, Virimi Vakatawa, will play no part in the 6N due to a knee injury sustained in last weekend's defeat to Union Bordeaux Bègles. No replacement has been announced yet.
Isn't Alldritt injured as well? Be interesting to see how France do without three pivotal players for an entire tournament.
They did pretty well in the Autumn's Nations Cup final
They did! But their performance was very overplayed. On rewatching iirc they got into Englands 22 once in the whole of the second half and ET. No disrespect but it was more England being poor and thinking they just had to turn up more than anything. Ford doesn't cut back in and Farrell kicks his points and its not even close really.

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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Chobbsy » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:52 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:44 pm
Chobbsy wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:21 pm
JP14 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:00 am


Isn't Alldritt injured as well? Be interesting to see how France do without three pivotal players for an entire tournament.
They did pretty well in the Autumn's Nations Cup final
They did! But their performance was very overplayed. On rewatching iirc they got into Englands 22 once in the whole of the second half and ET. No disrespect but it was more England being poor and thinking they just had to turn up more than anything. Ford doesn't cut back in and Farrell kicks his points and its not even close really.
I was there on the day and what France did was get under England's skin and really rattled them into making mistakes and could have easily have won the game
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Scott1 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:01 pm

Chobbsy wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:52 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:44 pm
Chobbsy wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:21 pm


They did pretty well in the Autumn's Nations Cup final
They did! But their performance was very overplayed. On rewatching iirc they got into Englands 22 once in the whole of the second half and ET. No disrespect but it was more England being poor and thinking they just had to turn up more than anything. Ford doesn't cut back in and Farrell kicks his points and its not even close really.
I was there on the day and what France did was get under England's skin and really rattled them into making mistakes and could have easily have won the game
So could England if OF have passed the tee to Ford. In that i mean won the game comfortably, great drama though!

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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by Robespierre » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:04 pm

Chobbsy wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:52 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:44 pm
Chobbsy wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:21 pm


They did pretty well in the Autumn's Nations Cup final
They did! But their performance was very overplayed. On rewatching iirc they got into Englands 22 once in the whole of the second half and ET. No disrespect but it was more England being poor and thinking they just had to turn up more than anything. Ford doesn't cut back in and Farrell kicks his points and its not even close really.
I was there on the day and what France did was get under England's skin and really rattled them into making mistakes and could have easily have won the game
Good point, Chobbsy! Ok, the second choice French team made a lot of mistakes but their commitment was out of the top drawer and I was disappointed they didn't win.
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Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Post by JP14 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:32 pm

Underhill is injured and has been replaced by Jack Willis in the England squad.
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