Copehead's RWC thread NOW IN ITS 14TH GREAT YEAR

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Re: Copehead's RWC thread NOW IN ITS 14TH GREAT YEAR

Postby The Write Profile » 12 Mar 2017, 22:53

To be honest, I would rather have a series against England than a Lions series this year, if only because the former would be more competitive. I do think England would prove a challenge for the ABS, especially upfront but also in the midfield too. Not least because it seems that half of the ABS squad will still be nursing injuries if the attrition rate in Super Rugby is any indication -my Highlanders squad have already got 13 out to injury.

On another note, does Eddie Jones view the media as one big windup? I get the sense that most of the time he is taking the mickey.
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Re: Copehead's RWC thread NOW IN ITS 14TH GREAT YEAR

Postby Copehead » 13 Mar 2017, 00:06

The Write Profile wrote:To be honest, I would rather have a series against England than a Lions series this year, if only because the former would be more competitive. I do think England would prove a challenge for the ABS, especially upfront but also in the midfield too. Not least because it seems that half of the ABS squad will still be nursing injuries if the attrition rate in Super Rugby is any indication -my Highlanders squad have already got 13 out to injury.

On another note, does Eddie Jones view the media as one big windup? I get the sense that most of the time he is taking the mickey.


Yu get the feeling he thoroughly enjoys that side of the job.

Plus I think you may be playing a mainly English team this Summer anyway, although one coached by Gatland rather than Jones.

At the moment I would have

Vunipola M, Hartley, Nel
Lawes, Jones
Itoje, Vunipola B, Warburton

Murray

Ford, Farrell, Joseph

Liam Williams, Hogg, North

McGrath, Ken Owens, Unspellable Irish Tighthead
Grey J, Haskell
Rhys Webb
Anthony Watson
Daly


That is just over 50% of the starting team and you could make a case for Launchbury, Robshaw, Nowell, Youngs and Cole

from the 23
11 E
6 W
3 S
3 I

But my Welsh bias is showing there probably.
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Re: Copehead's RWC thread NOW IN ITS 14TH GREAT YEAR

Postby Copehead » 13 Mar 2017, 00:08

The Write Profile wrote:To be honest, I would rather have a series against England than a Lions series this year, if only because the former would be more competitive. I do think England would prove a challenge for the ABS, especially upfront but also in the midfield too. Not least because it seems that half of the ABS squad will still be nursing injuries if the attrition rate in Super Rugby is any indication -my Highlanders squad have already got 13 out to injury.

On another note, does Eddie Jones view the media as one big windup? I get the sense that most of the time he is taking the mickey.


Congrats on your BCB cup win as well

Your pitching of Culture swung my decisive vote your way :)
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Postby The Write Profile » 13 Mar 2017, 01:26

Don't get me wrong, I am looking forward to the Lions series- for the influx of supporters as much as the matches. It's just that an actual series against England would be hyper competitive and a good gauge of where the All Blacks are really at. I suspect they're on a slight downward tick, particularly if the Super Rugby tournament continues to create further injury casualties.

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Postby andymacandy » 17 Mar 2017, 09:23

Off to Murrayfield to see if we can redeem ourselves, and say farewell to Vern. He will be missed, and has restored our pride.
If we can beat Italy, then I think a three win tournament would be decent enough success for us.
England to thump Ireland, and Wales France is very close.
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Re: Copehead's RWC thread NOW IN ITS 14TH GREAT YEAR

Postby Copehead » 17 Mar 2017, 22:54

andymacandy wrote:Off to Murrayfield to see if we can redeem ourselves, and say farewell to Vern. He will be missed, and has restored our pride.
If we can beat Italy, then I think a three win tournament would be decent enough success for us.
England to thump Ireland, and Wales France is very close.


Seems odd to get rid of Cotter so soon and just when he has made a real difference, I hope it isn't shown to be disastrous. I know Townsend has had a good run at Glasgow but he doesn't have Cotter's experience, I think a proper hand over period could have been of use.

Winning your home games is a real step up for Scotland.

England won't thump Ireland because Ireland's pack is too good for that, Ireland will do a Wales and play with the fury of hurt pride, I think England will win an absolute slug out by a score.

I hope Wales can raise their game one more time against France, but the intensity is hard to reach in consecutive games and France are a tricky proposition in Paris now. France by a score, not sure Wales deserve to be 4 in the world rankings should be NZ, Eng, Ire, Oz really.
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Re: Copehead's RWC thread NOW IN ITS 14TH GREAT YEAR

Postby Brutal Kangaroo » 18 Mar 2017, 21:22

Wife is absolutely rapt that England got beat :lol: :lol: would've been a Clayton's record anyway without playing and beating the All Blacks.
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Re: Copehead's RWC thread NOW IN ITS 14TH GREAT YEAR

Postby Copehead » 18 Mar 2017, 23:25

Brutal Kangaroo wrote:Wife is absolutely rapt that England got beat :lol: :lol: would've been a Clayton's record anyway without playing and beating the All Blacks.


As the All Blacks record is a Clayton's because they didn't play and beat England?

What a remarkably stupid point of view, congratulations of formulating it!

They were Number 1 and number 2 in the world for most of both runs so it must work both ways.

Some weekends it is better to be in Japan having some raw horsemeat in a Izakaya than watching rugby. looks like I picked a good weekend to miss.

Fuck knows what was going on at the end of the France Wales match but Barnes clearly thought France were trying to take him for a fool by bringing Slimani back on for a HIA to that fat Kiwi who appeared to be clutching his belly and refusing to go for hi assessment as he wanted to watch the end of the game, absolutely bizarre, but you can't question a Doctor, even one who now has serious questions to ask, I wonder if France will be able to trawl the video for the incident where the head injury apparently occurred.

A game that neither side deserved to win, and Howley should have kept mum rather than accuse the French of cheating.

Ireland England appears to have been griping but little else, I imagine Jones isn't too disappointed as his charges probably needed a reality check and Ireland had seriously under-performed until now. Very different to the way they cut lose against New Zealand in Chicago, here they just refused to let England play with Sexton kicking the leather off the pill and the whole team closing down like banshees.

Scotland did the necessary against Italy.

What this means for the Lions is anyone's guess as they cannot beat New Zealand over a 3 match series playing like Ireland did today. Good luck Gatland, pick the bones out of that one.
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Re: Copehead's RWC thread NOW IN ITS 14TH GREAT YEAR

Postby Brutal Kangaroo » 18 Mar 2017, 23:49

Actually it was my wife's point of view, if you're going to be a typical Union dickhead the least I can do is give you her number so you can inform her personally.
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Re: Copehead's RWC thread NOW IN ITS 14TH GREAT YEAR

Postby Copehead » 19 Mar 2017, 00:21

Brutal Kangaroo wrote:Actually it was my wife's point of view, if you're going to be a typical Union dickhead the least I can do is give you her number so you can inform her personally.


be happy to, can't let silly prejudice like that go on questioned can we ?

Always find it a bit odd the sort of irrational hatred that the men in white attract.

But England's record is no different to New Zealand's they were the top 2 sides in the world for most of the 2 runs and they didn't play each other and both had their runs ended by Ireland, where's the difference?
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