Rugby A Game For Gentlemen


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.



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).


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.


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


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


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


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


England Counties (slow fat boys).


What a start. Brown on the wing…


This is slaughter


Spoke too soon. Bad mistake by Daly




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


Glad I didn’t watch that!


Should have got the “finishers” on earlier.


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.


Scrum half needs sorting.

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


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


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



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)


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.


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.