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England U20s named -

As always, pick out the lads from your club and tell us why they're the next big thing in English rugby


Dino Lamb - can't see it
Gabriel Ibitoye - can't see it


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:03 pm 
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Alan Gaffney gave his first interview on Saints TV. Apparently the players are just lacking a bit of confidence, and West is a top coach still. Targeting 4th


Did you throw the device out the window?

I haven't seen Dingwall play recently- he was Scotland u18 so must be rated highly enough to poach. His dad was a good player /Globus.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:18 pm 
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Eddie reckons we've got great depth at 7 in his training squad :?

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“We’ve got plenty of options at seven. We have Haskell and Gary Graham, who has impressed at this camp.

“We can always push Chris Robshaw across if we need to. We’re not short of options.”


Not short of options - just short of good ones.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:18 pm 
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I feel like alot of the selections are to spite Scotland a bit after their comments.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:20 pm 
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Haskell and Gary Graham :lol:


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also, I've only just noticed - Kruis was omitted from the training squad altogether :shock: he's had a stinker of a time since the Lions tour but that's quite the fall from grace for someone who was virtually nailed on this time last year


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Ben Vellacott (born 28 March 1995) is a rugby union player who plays at scrum-half for Gloucester Rugby. Born in England , schooled in England and played at England based clubs. However through his mother, and no interest from England, he is qualified to play for the country of Scotland and has represented them at age group level.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Vellacott :lol:


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also, I've only just noticed - Kruis was omitted from the training squad altogether :shock: he's had a stinker of a time since the Lions tour but that's quite the fall from grace for someone who was virtually nailed on this time last year


Kruis failed on the big stage and that's exactly what Eddie doesn't want.


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openclashXX wrote:
England U20s named -

As always, pick out the lads from your club and tell us why they're the next big thing in English rugby


Dino Lamb - can't see it
Gabriel Ibitoye - can't see it


Why not Ibitoye? I think he’ll be very good.


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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/ ... st-england

Billy and Maro return this weekend.

Please stay fit Billy :( . You and Manu fit and on form would be a big boost.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:45 pm 
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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/31/return-billy-vunipola-maro-itoje-saracens-boost-england

Billy and Maro return this weekend.

Please stay fit Billy :( . You and Manu fit and on form would be a big boost.


Yep, with Hughes out, we really need a barnstorming BV.

I don't think Manu will be anywhere near ready for some while yet - but it'd be great if he stayed fit long enough to re-find his abilities.

Front and Back Rows still a concern though. 4 players in there that aren't getting any better - and Cole gets worse with each outing.


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Although I'm not overly happy about it, the first team for Italy is shaping like:

1. Mako Vunipola
2. Dylan Hartley
3. Dan Cole
4. Courtney Lawes
5. Joe Launchbury
6. Maro Itoje
7. Chris Robshaw
8. Billy Vunipola
9. Danny Care
10. George Ford
11. Jonny May
12. Owen Farrell
13. Henry Slade
14. Anthony Watson
15. Mike Brown

16. Jamie George
17. Joe Marler
18. Kyle Sinckler
19. Charlie Ewels
20. Sam Simmonds/Nathan Hughes
21. Ben Youngs
22. Jonathan Joseph
23. Semesa Rokodoguni

Barring Injuries of course. Just want Billy fit..


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Wendigo7 wrote:
Although I'm not overly happy about it, the first team for Italy is shaping like:

1. Mako Vunipola
2. Dylan Hartley
3. Dan Cole
4. Courtney Lawes
5. Joe Launchbury
6. Maro Itoje
7. Chris Robshaw
8. Billy Vunipola
9. Danny Care
10. George Ford
11. Jonny May
12. Owen Farrell
13. Henry Slade
14. Anthony Watson
15. Mike Brown

16. Jamie George
17. Joe Marler
18. Kyle Sinckler
19. Charlie Ewels
20. Sam Simmonds/Nathan Hughes
21. Ben Youngs
22. Jonathan Joseph
23. Semesa Rokodoguni

Barring Injuries of course. Just want Billy fit..


Nathan Hughes won't be involved.

I reckon we'll see the Hask back @ 7


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I think we'll see the same backrow as two years ago. I reckon it will go pretty well, too


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fatcat wrote:
openclashXX wrote:
England U20s named -

As always, pick out the lads from your club and tell us why they're the next big thing in English rugby


Dino Lamb - can't see it
Gabriel Ibitoye - can't see it


Why not Ibitoye? I think he’ll be very good.


He could well become a very good club player but top class wingers usually show their class while still very young. I realise he still is very young but I look at him compared to say Charlie Walker and I think there's a big gulf, and I just don't see him getting many opportunities over the next couple of years. Plus his defence is very suspect.


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ovalball wrote:
Wendigo7 wrote:
Although I'm not overly happy about it, the first team for Italy is shaping like:

1. Mako Vunipola
2. Dylan Hartley
3. Dan Cole
4. Courtney Lawes
5. Joe Launchbury
6. Maro Itoje
7. Chris Robshaw
8. Billy Vunipola
9. Danny Care
10. George Ford
11. Jonny May
12. Owen Farrell
13. Henry Slade
14. Anthony Watson
15. Mike Brown

16. Jamie George
17. Joe Marler
18. Kyle Sinckler
19. Charlie Ewels
20. Sam Simmonds/Nathan Hughes
21. Ben Youngs
22. Jonathan Joseph
23. Semesa Rokodoguni

Barring Injuries of course. Just want Billy fit..


Nathan Hughes won't be involved.

I reckon we'll see the Hask back @ 7


Roko is also out, much more likely to be Jack Nowell on the bench.


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Sam Moore is extremely highly rated at Sale, I remember reading somewhere that he declined an invitation to the Wales senior squad in the autumn :shock:
Not surprised that Curry is in there, he's been superb for us this season. Should be in the senior squad though :frown:


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Sam Moore is extremely highly rated at Sale, I remember reading somewhere that he declined an invitation to the Wales senior squad in the autumn :shock:
Not surprised that Curry is in there, he's been superb for us this season. Should be in the senior squad though :frown:


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BCurry has played 627 minutes (7.8 full games). In that time, he has won 4 turnovers, conceded 11 penalties, made 133 tackles (16.97) with only 7 missed. In attack, he has made 10 clean breaks, beaten 15 defenders, given one try-scoring pass, made 214m (27.3), 25 passes (3.19) and has conceded 5 turnovers. He has also won 10 lineouts.

Running the numbers for TCurry just for the sake of it, he has played 260 minutes (3.25 games), won 3 turnovers, conceded 3 penalties, made 60 tackles (18.46) with 4 missed. In attack, he has made 1 clean break, beaten 6 defenders, 54m (16.62), made 7 passes (2.15) and conceded 4 turnovers. He has also won 3 lineouts.


Ben is better in attack, Tom better in the breakdown I'd say from that (more turnovers per 80, and less penalties).


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Dai Young signs a long-term contract extension with Wasps


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Dai Young signs a long-term contract extension with Wasps

I presume there wasn't a medical involved??


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Who is seen as the next hooker after George?


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Who is seen as the next hooker after George?


Tom Dunn at the moment by the looks of it


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Who is seen as the next hooker after George?


Tom Dunn at the moment by the looks of it

Thanks. Seen him play for Bath a couple of times, will have to pay a bit more attention to him.


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To be honest fuck knows with Eddie. All we know is that Dylan's the starter and Jamie's the reserve. After that it seems to change with each new day


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Magpie26 wrote:
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Who is seen as the next hooker after George?


Tom Dunn at the moment by the looks of it

Thanks. Seen him play for Bath a couple of times, will have to pay a bit more attention to him.


Having a great season, similar to last year. Nothing flash but huge workrate, loads of tackles, good lineout and lots of carrying.


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Magpie26 wrote:
Who is seen as the next hooker after George?


LCD is just back from injury while Tommy Taylor will be back later this month after Eddie broke him immediately after the AP final


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Who is seen as the next hooker after George?


Tom Dunn at the moment by the looks of it

Thanks. Seen him play for Bath a couple of times, will have to pay a bit more attention to him.


Having a great season, similar to last year. Nothing flash but huge workrate, loads of tackles, good lineout and lots of carrying.

Thats pretty much what I remember thinking of him in the limited number of games I have seen of him.
Workrate was definitly impressive. :thumbup:


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Yeah 60 odd tackles over the 2 games against Toulon last month. :shock:


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Yeah 60 odd tackles over the 2 games against Toulon last month. :shock:


Granted Bath's tactics create a chance for this, but is that what England want? Actually England do often seem happier to give the ball away rather than work the ball on attack


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Eddie seems to have drawn up a list of all the "second-choice" or Saxons players (including the actual Saxons players from the last tour) and decided none of them will ever get a look in again

Robson, Haley, Kvesic, Cipriani, Devoto, Ewers, Lewington, Wade etc are all permanently in the wilderness, it seems

Eddie is only after the first-choice and the third/fourth choice players


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LI bring in Arno Botha and Piet van Zyl with immediate effect from the Bulls

Probably too little too late, but both fill gaps in theory (decent 9 and ball carrying back row). Assumes Botha is over the injury that led to the cancellation of his transfer to Ulster last summer.


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Was randomly checking some Exeter twitter stuff (trying to find out what's the deal with Ollie Devoto, as clash mentioned him) and came across this cracker: https://twitter.com/StuartTownsend9/sta ... 4518921217 (read from the top)


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Was randomly checking some Exeter twitter stuff (trying to find out what's the deal with Ollie Devoto, as clash mentioned him) and came across this cracker: https://twitter.com/StuartTownsend9/sta ... 4518921217 (read from the top)


:lol: what a pillock


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JM2K6 wrote:
Was randomly checking some Exeter twitter stuff (trying to find out what's the deal with Ollie Devoto, as clash mentioned him) and came across this cracker: https://twitter.com/StuartTownsend9/sta ... 4518921217 (read from the top)


:lol: what a pillock


Nice! Though, tbf, making Olly Barkley look like a pr!ck isn’t especially difficult!


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Someone tweet this on that thread -



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LI bring in Arno Botha and Piet van Zyl with immediate effect from the Bulls

Probably too little too late, but both fill gaps in theory (decent 9 and ball carrying back row). Assumes Botha is over the injury that led to the cancellation of his transfer to Ulster last summer.


I'm not sure assaulting refs will help their plight.


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Someone tweet this on that thread -



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Good grief - that's actually real!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_u ... 400404.stm

What were the England medical team planning on doing? The mind boggles.


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Great minds, fatcat ... I made a similar joke (shoring up the front row, with pic thrown in) on the transfer thread. :)


... for something completely different ... remember that wing from Oakham that was tearing it up in the U15 Cup a few years ago? I didn't know he was in Tigers' academy, but it seems he wants to give the NFL a try?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/ ... ed-unique/


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fatcat wrote:
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LI bring in Arno Botha and Piet van Zyl with immediate effect from the Bulls

Probably too little too late, but both fill gaps in theory (decent 9 and ball carrying back row). Assumes Botha is over the injury that led to the cancellation of his transfer to Ulster last summer.


I'm not sure assaulting refs will help their plight.


We'll soon find out. Karl Dickson at the weekend...

Edit - I am always amazed by the size of van Zyl's gut in the picture Nieg posted on the other thread. It's magnificent.


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Someone tweet this on that thread -



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Good grief - that's actually real!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_u ... 400404.stm

What were the England medical team planning on doing? The mind boggles.


Do you not remember - his nickname on here was testicle for a few years! I think YE got things going.


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