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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:14 pm 
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Not sure either camp will take much from that game. Reasonably solid from England but didn't make the most of the hard yards the forwards made.

And, no really outstanding players from either side. Looking to the future it's better to have a few real talents coming through, than a team of decentish players - even if you aren't always winning.


We've at least 4 outstanding players not involved, 2with senior caps already.

Curry twins. Cokanisiga - or is he too old? who else is missing?


Marcus Smith. Jacob Umaga.


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
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Raggs wrote:
ovalball wrote:
Not sure either camp will take much from that game. Reasonably solid from England but didn't make the most of the hard yards the forwards made.

And, no really outstanding players from either side. Looking to the future it's better to have a few real talents coming through, than a team of decentish players - even if you aren't always winning.


We've at least 4 outstanding players not involved, 2with senior caps already.

Curry twins. Cokanisiga - or is he too old? who else is missing?

Smith, Willis?


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:15 pm 
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message #2527204 wrote:
Raggs wrote:
ovalball wrote:
Not sure either camp will take much from that game. Reasonably solid from England but didn't make the most of the hard yards the forwards made.

And, no really outstanding players from either side. Looking to the future it's better to have a few real talents coming through, than a team of decentish players - even if you aren't always winning.


We've at least 4 outstanding players not involved, 2with senior caps already.

Curry twins. Cokanisiga - or is he too old? who else is missing?


Marcus Smith. Jacob Umaga.

:thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:27 pm 
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JM2K6 wrote:
message #2527204 wrote:
Raggs wrote:
ovalball wrote:
Not sure either camp will take much from that game. Reasonably solid from England but didn't make the most of the hard yards the forwards made.

And, no really outstanding players from either side. Looking to the future it's better to have a few real talents coming through, than a team of decentish players - even if you aren't always winning.


We've at least 4 outstanding players not involved, 2with senior caps already.

Curry twins. Cokanisiga - or is he too old? who else is missing?


Marcus Smith. Jacob Umaga.

:thumbup:


Yes, I did think about that just after posting - they'd make a huge difference to that team. Hope they are made available for the u20 RWC


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:32 pm 
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The academies are really beginning to churn them out.


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:37 pm 
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Wow!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LOw9VOPaS ... e=youtu.be


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:01 am 
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JM2K6 wrote:
message #2527204 wrote:
Raggs wrote:
ovalball wrote:
Not sure either camp will take much from that game. Reasonably solid from England but didn't make the most of the hard yards the forwards made.

And, no really outstanding players from either side. Looking to the future it's better to have a few real talents coming through, than a team of decentish players - even if you aren't always winning.


We've at least 4 outstanding players not involved, 2with senior caps already.

Curry twins. Cokanisiga - or is he too old? who else is missing?


Marcus Smith. Jacob Umaga.


Isiekwe as well. He is still 19 until april


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:53 am 
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Are we hoping too much to think that Italy U20 is looking reasonably competitive?


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:09 am 
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Jeff the Bear wrote:
As expected, we're struggling with the English physicality. Just about hanging on, but this game is going to be about how much we can limit England's winning scoreline.


And so it turned put to be. We were lucky that England took their foot off the gas, as it could have got ugly...but I suppose you had to also give credit to the Welsh youngsters for not not to my capitulating either.

The sad/annoying thing is, you can predict the general U.20 Welsh team year on year...decent front row (with the odd standout), soft as shite second rows, good to great backrow, and a patchy set of backs. Year in. Year out.


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:18 am 
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Jeff the Bear wrote:
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As expected, we're struggling with the English physicality. Just about hanging on, but this game is going to be about how much we can limit England's winning scoreline.


And so it turned put to be. We were lucky that England took their foot off the gas, as it could have got ugly...but I suppose you had to also give credit to the Welsh youngsters for not not to my capitulating either.

The sad/annoying thing is, you can predict the general U.20 Welsh team year on year...decent front row (with the odd standout), soft as shite second rows, good to great backrow, and a patchy set of backs. Year in. Year out.



Under 20s is definitely where England's bigger playing numbers give us a huge advantage. But, as long as you have 2 or 3, good, future internationals from each crop, you still have plenty coming through for the main side.


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:28 pm 
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managed to watch a bit of the second half (Sco Fra). Scotland are awful and lightyears away from France athleticism-wise, but some of those Fr tries were really well knitted together.

Those Kolinga and Bamba boys, LHP and THP, are absolutely impressive specimens for U20.

I guess it's up to France whether they want to Slam or not, hosting Eng in Paris this year.


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:17 pm 
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are there any highlights anywhere from the england wales games yesterday?


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
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Petej wrote:
are there any highlights anywhere from the england wales games yesterday?

Not if you are Welsh.


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
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are there any highlights anywhere from the england wales games yesterday?

Not if you are Welsh.


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 Post subject: Re: U20 6 Nations 2018
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