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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by Stephen18 » Fri May 25, 2018 11:54 am

Bungle178 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:38 am
Match day squad has now been announced:

Backs:
Elliot Daly
Jonny May
Henry Trinder
Piers Francis
Mike Brown
George Ford
Ben Youngs

Forwards:
Joe Marler
Jack Singleton
Kyle Sinckler
Elliott Stooke
Joe Launchbury
Chris Robshaw
Tom Curry
Zach Mercer

Replacements:
George McGuigan
Ellis Genge
Nick Schonert
Josh Beaumont
Mark Wilson
Dan Robson
Danny Cipriani
Denny Solomona
What is the point of having Brown on the wing, every man and his dog knows what Brown offers, no pint to him being in the team, should have started Solomona and put Woodward on the bench so we could see what our only actual fullback offers as oppose to playing a centre or fly half there. Thought Genge would start over Marlar, but other than that forwards are about what I expected. It shows how we’re struggling for inside centres when Francis makes the team every saints fan I work with repacking he’s been one of their worst players.

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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by jgriffin » Fri May 25, 2018 11:58 am

I was going to post 'Piers Francis'????? :censored:??????? Useless!!!!
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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by TTRITH » Fri May 25, 2018 12:37 pm

Ah but he fits the Eddie Jones mould.

Southern Hemisphere player that is qualified for England.

Not like we've got good, young 12s in the English game. :smt012
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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by strawclearer » Fri May 25, 2018 1:05 pm

"Has Eddie Jones’ England bubble burst?

Suddenly facing the Barbarians may be his most important match yet. What used to be an end-of-season jolly to boost the RFU’s coffers now takes on a far greater deal of importance after England’s run of three straight defeats and Paul Gustard’s exit."


The thoughts of Sam Peters in the Indy...

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/rug ... 68941.html
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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by sam16111986 » Fri May 25, 2018 1:53 pm

TTRITH wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:37 pm
Ah but he fits the Eddie Jones mould.

Southern Hemisphere player that is qualified for England.

Not like we've got good, young 12s in the English game. :smt012
Whilst I'm not convinced about his ability Francis was born in England and raised here, he moved to NZ at 18 after leaving the Sarries academy. He returned to the UK for a forgettable spell at Edinburgh at one stage as well.

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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by Hot_Charlie » Fri May 25, 2018 2:36 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 1:53 pm
TTRITH wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:37 pm
Ah but he fits the Eddie Jones mould.

Southern Hemisphere player that is qualified for England.

Not like we've got good, young 12s in the English game. :smt012
Whilst I'm not convinced about his ability Francis was born in England and raised here, he moved to NZ at 18 after leaving the Sarries academy. He returned to the UK for a forgettable spell at Edinburgh at one stage as well.
Anyone who learnt their trade at Old Gravesendians and Maidstone Rugby Clubs is obviously a SH bred import! :smt003 He had a bit of time in the Championship immediately before or after Edinburgh too. Obviously a Kiwi. :smt003

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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by TTRITH » Fri May 25, 2018 3:17 pm

I'm going back into my hole. :smt053 :smt053 :smt053
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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by JP14 » Fri May 25, 2018 3:31 pm

Daly at fullback, Robshaw at 6, decent second row, surprised to see Genge on the bench but overall I’m happy with the selection apart from Marler, Brown and Francis.
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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by JP14 » Fri May 25, 2018 3:36 pm

Really pleased about Trinder and Schonert on the bench. He’s a quality tighthead prop who could wonders here if we could get him!
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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by TomWeston » Sat May 26, 2018 12:35 pm

Hot_Charlie wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:36 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 1:53 pm
TTRITH wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:37 pm
Ah but he fits the Eddie Jones mould.

Southern Hemisphere player that is qualified for England.

Not like we've got good, young 12s in the English game. :smt012
Whilst I'm not convinced about his ability Francis was born in England and raised here, he moved to NZ at 18 after leaving the Sarries academy. He returned to the UK for a forgettable spell at Edinburgh at one stage as well.
Anyone who learnt their trade at Old Gravesendians and Maidstone Rugby Clubs is obviously a SH bred import! :smt003 He had a bit of time in the Championship immediately before or after Edinburgh too. Obviously a Kiwi. :smt003
At least as much as that World Cup winning 'Kiwi' John Gallagher'....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gallagher_(rugby)


whose son has turned out a few times for the Sorries.

(Just for the record, Old G's were always cerap but Maidstone used to be a fairish town side.)

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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by POSTIGER » Sat May 26, 2018 2:12 pm

I must have missed whatever it is Piers Francis has done to deserve a start at 12. Brown on the wing is a pointless selection too.
I saw Marika Vunibaka play

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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by jgriffin » Sat May 26, 2018 4:00 pm

POSTIGER wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:12 pm
I must have missed whatever it is Piers Francis has done to deserve a start at 12. Brown on the wing is a pointless selection too.
I am becoming foozled by some of EJ's selections.
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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sat May 26, 2018 4:33 pm

Watching the Exeter Sarries game, does anyone else think for England Slade is overrated, whilst Lozowski is criminally underrated and deserves more time in the white shirt?

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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by Rugbyflanker » Sat May 26, 2018 5:38 pm

Slade is the new 36!

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Re: Eng vs Barbarians

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sat May 26, 2018 6:36 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Slade is the new 36!
Pundits rave about Slade but I always think he’s never as great as they make out. He was quality leading up to the last World Cup but since his leg injury has never looked the same player.

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