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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by Scott1 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:09 pm

No6_Flanker wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:19 pm
Plenty of people are suggesting that Slade should play 12. It worked well against South Africa, but I can’t remember how well he played there in previous performances for England?

With a midfield of Smith, Slade, Marchant you probably need some heft elsewhere in the back line. A back three of Hassell-Collins, Steward, and Nowell is pretty solid and offers some carrying options. Dombrandt is also used by Quins to carry in midfield. It works well off front foot ball, but can he tidy up scraps?
Didn't work because Farrell would never pass to him!

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by Scott1 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:09 pm

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Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:07 pm
Apparently Smith needs Farrell to run the game for him!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/60050912
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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by RagingBull » Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:20 pm

No Matt Scott selection for Scotland but Hutchinson gets picked.

So good news for our game v Saints

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by aslongaswebeatsaints » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:36 pm

ads wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:07 pm
Apparently Smith needs Farrell to run the game for him!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/60050912
Unbelievable. Farrell is neither in the top 3 FHs or top 3 12s at the moment. What is disappointing is the talent been held back by this decision.

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by mightymouse » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:03 am

Strange that Hastings has not been picked leaving Glaws with someone they may have expected to lose. Longhorn seems to be back up 10 11 and 15!

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by Postiger2 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:04 pm

ads wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:07 pm
Apparently Smith needs Farrell to run the game for him!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/60050912
Wow. Just swallow your pride Eddie, for goodness sake. It cannot be good for squad morale when a guy literally doesn't have to do anything and he's in the squad. It also doesn't look good when others are made scapegoats for the poor showing in the last 6Ns and have been jettisoned yet a guy who was possibly worse than all of them gets EJs full backing. That sort of inconsistency from the coach doesn't usually result in team harmony.

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by ABClub » Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:36 pm

mightymouse wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:03 am
Strange that Hastings has not been picked leaving Glaws with someone they may have expected to lose. Longhorn seems to be back up 10 11 and 15!
Seems that Townsend rates both Hogg and Kinghorn as better 10 cover.

Hasting's isn't a perfect 10 and does struggle for consistency at times but even so it's a pretty harsh call from Townsend IMO. I live in Edinburgh, attend a fair few home games these days. His Scotland selections are often referred to as the Townie Tombola. Give it a fortnight and Hasting could be starting ahead of Russell for all anyone knows!

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:04 am

Slade playing for Exeter in France and being reported as fully vaccinated, so that's good news for England.
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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by cheltexile » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:24 am

Soggypitch wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:04 am
Slade playing for Exeter in France and being reported as fully vaccinated, so that's good news for England.
and the rest of the population...

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:41 am

https://twitter.com/Saracens/status/148 ... Z3xEw&s=19

Potentially good news for England, and bad for us if Ford gets the nod...
Used to run around with an 11, 14 or 15 on my back.

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by Scott1 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:45 am

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:41 am
https://twitter.com/Saracens/status/148 ... Z3xEw&s=19

Potentially good news for England, and bad for us if Ford gets the nod...
Shame about the injury but yes great news for England! Can’t play your way into form in a 6N ,he could potentially miss all of it. Although wouldn’t put it past Eddie starting him in our second game v Italy!

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:18 pm

TigerFeetSteve wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:41 am
https://twitter.com/Saracens/status/148 ... Z3xEw&s=19

Potentially good news for England, and bad for us if Ford gets the nod...
Yes good news for Ford potentially, however given how EJ likes versatile players on the bench, it wouldn't' surprise me if Furbank was preferred as a "finisher".
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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by ads » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:29 pm

I wouldnt wish injury on anyone, but it could be good for England to really see what they've got if Farrell can't play. Seems like EJ needs to have his hand forced so he (rather than Smith) isn't relient on Farrell.

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by westwinds31 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:44 pm

ads wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:29 pm
I wouldnt wish injury on anyone, but it could be good for England to really see what they've got if Farrell can't play. Seems like EJ needs to have his hand forced so he (rather than Smith) isn't relient on Farrell.
Well said :smt038 Wouldnt wish injury on anyone, least of all someone who is clearly a key leader and driver of standards in the squad. Who’s next in the firing line I wonder ? Bit difficult now Vunipolas are out of favour as well.

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Re: 6 Nations 2022

Post by Scott1 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:50 pm

westwinds31 wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:44 pm
ads wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:29 pm
I wouldnt wish injury on anyone, but it could be good for England to really see what they've got if Farrell can't play. Seems like EJ needs to have his hand forced so he (rather than Smith) isn't relient on Farrell.
Well said :smt038 Wouldnt wish injury on anyone, least of all someone who is clearly a key leader and driver of standards in the squad. Who’s next in the firing line I wonder ? Bit difficult now Vunipolas are out of favour as well.
Says something though when the majority of England fans are not too upset that he’s out

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