This may be a fair assessment tbh, but he’s been part of a Bath front row that’s looked good this season and he shows-up well at Prem level - he’s more of a ‘traditional’ hooker than George or LCD (ie is a head-down smash-it-up merchant and doesn’t really have any silky skills), but he’s got a bit of mongrel (which Jones loves in the front row) and reckon he’s worth a look.sockwithaticket wrote:I don't really see all that much of Bath tbh, so maybe I am being harsh, but when I have seen them Dunn seems like a 110% effort kind of player, but lacking in top class ability a la the two main England men.SaintK wrote:Only 2 hookers so Dunn will see game time. Think you are being a bit harsh, he has looked more than "decent" the past couple of seasons. Agree with your other point mind you there aren't many putting their hands upsockwithaticket wrote:My heart always sinks a bit seeing Dunn in the squad, he's just a decent Prem player imo. Then I remember that outside George and LCD, there really aren't any standout English hookers, which is a bloody travesty.
He may well be the next best cab off the rank after LCD, but I see that more as a damning statement on our hooker stocks than any particular endorsement of his international credentials.
Not convinced Ewels is going to be a top-end international, but can see why EJ is trying people out - Lawes and Kruis are both hitting 30 (and GK is reportedly off to Japan) and Launch hasn’t been in top form for a while. Would be more concerned if he wasn’t bringing in new players at this point in the RWC cycle.