Jake wrote: Da iawn diolch wrote: Jake wrote:
So, you'd play Henshaw ouy of position, you'd consider North and Payne. I see.
Not a natural 13? So wildly wrong it's untrue. Pace, power. He has those in abundance, yet the key thing needed for 12, distribution, is prob his weakest suit. Hence, England see him mainly as a 13 and so do I, although it's great he can play 12 too.
This is the only instrumental thing JD has done in years.
I'd play Henshaw in a position that he has more (and more recent) experience than Te'o. You seem to be the only person who thinks that's unreasonable.
I admire your obvious 'vision', spotting the blindingly obvious in Te'o that world-class coaches have failed to see.
Given that you didn't even actually know how many starts Te'o had made for England and in which position ('journo' 101, i would have assumed), can I assume you didn't watch the Scarlets in the Pro12 semi or final? It would stand to reason...
Why would I watch the Scarlets in a second rate tournament? No, I didn't. I saw them once last year and that was only because we'd finished the box set of line of duty.
And again, Eddie Jones has played Te'o at 13 more times than he had 12.
I don't think it unreasonable to play Henshaw at 13 in the same way that I don't think it unreasonable to play Te'o there.
I think the truth is JD gives you a hard on and he's your pin-up boy. I get that- good looking lad.
Did you really say Bendy is a world class defender?
You're massively flailing here (citing a conversation I had with someone else as a weak attempt to discredit me), and should probably give up.
Another fake 'fact' to point out - Te'o has played at 13 in 3/8 games for England, so not "more times" as you (yet again) incorrectly state.
This rugby journalism lark must be a doddle if this is the level of knowledge required.
Why on earth would anyone take your ramblings seriously (let alone in a professional capacity) if your basic knowledge of the game is so obviously poor?
The teams the the Scarlets laid waste to were both semi finalists in the biggest club competition in Europe this session. Just because you don't actually watch much rugby (odd for a supposed 'journalist'), doesn't stop them being good teams, and better than all but one of the premiership clubs by the HC yardstick.
Just to reiterate, I've no great bias towards JD. All things being equal, JJ is the more accomplished attacker on his day and Henshaw has more X-factor. It's just that JD is the only recognised 13 who is currently playing to form.
All the emojis in the world can't hide how weak your basic rugby knowledge is in this thread...