Rugby A Game For Gentlemen


#601

About fucking time. Perhaps now England U16 (it’s in disguise)/17/18/19 will choose ball players rather than big lumps who go to the right schools.

Fletcher is an arse, Walton is OK, but under instruction from Fletcher to get lumps.


#602

Starters

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 18 caps), 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 34 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 10 caps), 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 58 caps), 11 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 69 caps), 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 74 caps); 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 49 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 25 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 10 caps), 4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 19 caps), 5 Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 2 caps), 6 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 64 caps), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 1 cap), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 34 caps).

Finishers

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 5 caps), 17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 56 caps), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 8 caps), 19 Brad Shields (Hurricanes/ Wasps, 0 caps), 20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 14 caps), 21 Ben Spencer (Saracens, 0 caps), 22 Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 3 caps), 23 Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, 2 caps).

Side to face the 'Boks.

As expected.

Idiot thoughts; Daly, THE best 13 in the country by miles, is 15, Brown the worst winger in the world is a winger. Slade totally out of form, is selected at 13. You can’t make it up.

'Boks will probably love it.


#603

Brown girl on the wing
Tra-la-la-la-la
There’s a Brown girl on the wing
Tra-la-la-la-la
Brown girl on the wing
Tra-la-la-la-la
And she looks like she’s angry all the time
All The Time


#604

Brown never passes anyway so the wing is probably the best place for him.


#605

Good to see Curry in there, needs Daly in centres with Farrell and Cipriani at 10.


#606

Harry Williams hasn’t played since January, strange selection to tour.


#607

https://www.rugbytv.ro/2018/06/08/8-iunie-ora-1700-romania-england-counties-meci-de-pregatire.html

England Counties (slow fat boys).


#608

What a start. Brown on the wing…


#609

This is slaughter


#610

Spoke too soon. Bad mistake by Daly


#611

Unreal


#612

How the fuck do you throw away a 27-3 lead.


#613

Glad I didn’t watch that!


#614

Should have got the “finishers” on earlier.


#615

England need some serious work if they are to stand a chance in the world cup, OK players were rested, but at.least 50% of the side were first choice against a ZA side with probably 2/3 of the first team not there.

Slade, just don’t rate him at all. Mako is a stupid prop and a penalty machine, he needs to adjust.

Daly is not a full back full stop.

Impressed with Curry.


#616

Scrum half needs sorting.

We still do not have a kicking game beyond endless box punts.


#617

The gentlemens club at Murrayfield is not necessarily so gentlemanly to those on the outside.


#618

U20 England Vs ZA semi final on ITV4 at the moment.


#619

Starters

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 19 caps), 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps), 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 59 caps), 11 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 70 caps), 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 46 caps), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 75 caps); 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 50 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 26 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 11 caps), 4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 52 caps), 5 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 20 caps), 6 Brad Shields (Hurricanes/ Wasps, 1 cap), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 2 cap), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 35 caps)

Finishers

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 6 caps), 17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 57 caps), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps), 19 Mark Wilson (Newcastle 2 caps), 20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 15 caps), 21 Ben Spencer (Saracens, 1 cap), 22 Danny Cipriani (Wasps, 14 caps), 23 Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, 3 caps)

My 2p worth.

Still a very unbalanced side with players playing out of position (will EJ ever learn? I doubt it).

Itoje, Mako V, Brown, Ford, Youngs need dropping.

Billy V is clearly not fit, what the fuck is he doing on this tour anyway, we should be resting him for next season and the world cup.

Daly needs to play 13, Cips at 10, Youngs needs dropping as he’s shite, he was clearly shown as shite by Faff.

Solomona should be on the wing.

ZA by 15 points, as they won’t make the same mistakes for the first 20 minutes and England have not learned.


#620

Mallinder in English RFU appointment as player pathway oversee’er. FFS this is the guy who has failed to bring through so many quality young players at Saints and who’s coaching methods are out of the ark.

Clearly jobs for the boy’s at work at the RFU. Expect the clubs to start to fall out with him within a season.