Your Lions Squad A Year Out

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Off work today as I'm sick as a dog so thought I'd make the most of the free time. . . .

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-35 man squad, Forward/Back split as you wish
-At least 3 wildcard picks of players that have less than 5 caps but could become serious players in the build up to next year's tour

My Effort (19/16 split)

Props
Mako
Genge
Healy
Sinckler
Furlong
Porter

Hookers

George
McNally
Kelleher (WC)

Locks
Itoje
Ryan
Lawes
AWJ (capt)

Backrow
Billy V
Tips
Earl (WC)
Curry
Navidi
Doris (WC)

SH x(
Williams
Cooney
Davies

FH
Biggar
Russell (Pending him not acting the kunt over the next year)

Centres
Farrell
Manu
JD
Ringrose
Joseph

Back 3
May
Watson
Graham
Williams
Adams
Hogg

Nationality Breakdown:
Eng - 14
Wales - 9
Ireland - 8
Scotland - 4
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4 scots :lol:

get off the Heroin matey
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Biggar and Russell over Ford. :uhoh: :uhoh:
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backrow wrote:4 scots :lol:

get off the Heroin matey
I'm feeling generous in my illness.
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Doubt Healy will make it.
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Wendigo7 wrote:Biggar and Russell over Ford. :uhoh: :uhoh:
Don't think Ford will do well against a Saffa rush defence. Will get rag-dolled all over the shop.
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Nolanator wrote:Doubt Healy will make it.
Yeah I was struggling with LHs, but felt we need 3. LH and SH are the real problem areas.
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Won't threaten SA. Surprised not to see Underhill or Ford there.
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3-0 to the Boks with that sorry lot.
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LH
Mako
Genge
Rob Evans

HK
George
Owens

TH
Sinckler
Furlong
Francis

LK
AWJ
Itoje
Kruis
Ryan
Henderson

BR
Curry
Underhill
Navidi
Tipuric
Faletau
Billy
Doris

SH
Tomos Williams
Cooney
Youngs

FH
Biggar
Ford

C
Manu
Slade
Ringrose
Henshaw
JD

W
Adams
Watson
May

FB
Liam Williams
Hogg
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Wendigo7 wrote:Biggar and Russell over Ford. :uhoh: :uhoh:
Throw your squad up there so we can destroy it.
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assfly wrote:3-0 to the Boks with that sorry lot.
‘No point turning up’ is what Gatland will say in his first presser.
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Crash_12 wrote:LH
Mako
Genge
Rob Evans

HK
George
Owens

TH
Sinckler
Furlong
Francis

LK
AWJ
Itoje
Kruis
Ryan
Henderson

BR
Curry
Underhill
Navidi
Tipuric
Faletau
Billy
Doris

SH
Tomos Williams
Cooney
Youngs

FH
Biggar
Ford

C
Manu
Slade
Ringrose
Henshaw
JD

W
Adams
Watson
May

FB
Liam Williams
Hogg
You can't tour with two hookers

one pulls a muscle in the warm up of a test and you end up conceding the match!
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You’re not wrong.
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Who was the last NH outhalf to win a Test in South Africa?

Eoin McLove?
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Jim Lahey wrote:
Wendigo7 wrote:Biggar and Russell over Ford. :uhoh: :uhoh:
Don't think Ford will do well against a Saffa rush defence. Will get rag-dolled all over the shop.
You don't beat a rush defence as a fly half by running straight into it :lol:
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Yer Man wrote:Who was the last NH outhalf to win a Test in South Africa?

Eoin McLove?
Cipriani.
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JM2K6 wrote:
Yer Man wrote:Who was the last NH outhalf to win a Test in South Africa?

Eoin McLove?
Cipriani.
Good one.

The only NH outhalf to beat Rassie Erasmus in Sarf Effrikka :thumbup:
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Given that it's Gatland coaching the team again the split will probably be:

Wales: 20
England: 10
Ireland: 5
Scotland: 0 - you've got the Doctor, what more do you expect?
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Crash_12 wrote:LH
Mako
Genge
Rob Evans

HK
George
Owens

TH
Sinckler
Furlong
Francis

LK
AWJ
Itoje
Kruis
Ryan
Henderson

BR
Curry
Underhill
Navidi
Tipuric
Faletau
Billy
Doris

SH
Tomos Williams
Cooney
Youngs

FH
Biggar
Ford

C
Manu
Slade
Ringrose
Henshaw
JD

W
Adams
Watson
May

FB
Liam Williams
Hogg
Don't care how many others you got right, but surely any squad with Youngs in it is fundamentally flawed?
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Who’s Kelleher?
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DragsterDriver wrote:Who’s Kelleher?
Ireland's next long term hooker.
Practically a shoe-in as captain for 2025 ;)
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DragsterDriver wrote:Who’s Kelleher?
Came on as a sub for Ireland on Sunday. Leinster hooker. Looks a decent prospect.
I was scraping the bottom of the barrel with hookers given the lack of quality in the position across the home nations.
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rialtoblue wrote:
Crash_12 wrote:LH
Mako
Genge
Rob Evans

HK
George
Owens

TH
Sinckler
Furlong
Francis

LK
AWJ
Itoje
Kruis
Ryan
Henderson

BR
Curry
Underhill
Navidi
Tipuric
Faletau
Billy
Doris

SH
Tomos Williams
Cooney
Youngs

FH
Biggar
Ford

C
Manu
Slade
Ringrose
Henshaw
JD

W
Adams
Watson
May

FB
Liam Williams
Hogg
You can't tour with two hookers

one pulls a muscle in the warm up of a test and you end up conceding the match!
George, Cowan-dickie & Kelleher will be the 3 hookers.
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Oh!

Ken O’wens will tour. LCD is decent.
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No love for Robshaw?
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Yer Man wrote:Given that it's Gatland coaching the team again the split will probably be:

Wales: 20
England: 10
Ireland: 5
Scotland: 0 - you've got the Doctor, what more do you expect?
Well, yeah
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Frodder wrote:
Yer Man wrote:Given that it's Gatland coaching the team again the split will probably be:

Wales: 20
England: 10
Ireland: 5
Scotland: 0 - you've got the Doctor, what more do you expect?
Well, yeah
It’s like some people don’t want to win.
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LH
Mako
Genge
Porter (also covers TH)

HK
George
Owens
Kelleher (WC)

TH
Sinckler
Furlong

LK
AWJ
Itoje
Kruis
Ryan
Henderson (also covers 6)

BR
Curry
Underhill
Connors (WC)
Tipuric
Billy
Doris (WC)

SH
Tomos Williams
Cooney
McGrath

FH
Biggar
Russell

C
Manu
Slade
Ringrose
C. Farrell
JD

W
Adams
Graham
May
Larmour

FB
Liam Williams
Hogg
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who is going to want to room with Itoje seeing as he seems to rile people up ?
you can't room with a countryman and there won't be any Scots going, so it will be an Irish or Welsh type.
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backrow wrote:who is going to want to room with Itoje seeing as he seems to rile people up ?
you can't room with a countryman and there won't be any Scots going, so it will be an Irish or Welsh type.
Biggar obviously.
Imagine the drama.
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rfurlong wrote:LH
Mako
Genge
Porter (also covers TH)

HK
George
Owens
Kelleher (WC)

TH
Sinckler
Furlong

LK
AWJ
Itoje
Kruis
Ryan
Henderson (also covers 6)

BR
Curry
Underhill
Connors (WC)
Tipuric
Billy
Doris (WC)

SH
Tomos Williams
Cooney
McGrath

FH
Biggar
Russell

C
Manu
Slade
Ringrose
C. Farrell
JD

W
Adams
Graham
May
Larmour

FB
Liam Williams
Hogg
Not enough unknown/mediocre Irish. 3/10.
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fatcat wrote:No love for Robshaw?
The 6.5 is yesterday's man - we've moved onto the 5.6 (Lawes) and the 7.5 (Curry).
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C Farrell?
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Crash_12 wrote:C Farrell?
Chris Farrell. Ireland's 5th or 6th choice centre :roll:
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Rancid.
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Jim Lahey wrote:
backrow wrote:who is going to want to room with Itoje seeing as he seems to rile people up ?
you can't room with a countryman and there won't be any Scots going, so it will be an Irish or Welsh type.
Biggar obviously.
Imagine the drama.
if they could harness the power of the clapping and the pointing, they would be able to take off
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Rory Sutherland has destroyed everyone put in front of him this 6N, but no mention.
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slick wrote:Rory Sutherland has destroyed everyone put in front of him this 6N, but no mention.
take your Irn Bru tinged specs off matey, he really hasn't
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backrow wrote:
slick wrote:Rory Sutherland has destroyed everyone put in front of him this 6N, but no mention.
take your Irn Bru tinged specs off matey, he really hasn't
He did Vs Ireland and Italy.

I can't remember the scrums Vs England.
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