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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dai38 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2019 at 1:43pm
Kieth Jarred had a short career, fantastic 1st game, out of position, and then when back into the centre was at best above average/good.

Terry Price, who I have always said was one of the best natural sportsmen I have ever seen, and certainly amongst the best 10 rugby players of all countries I have seen, never really made it after a fantastic 1st season.

Who knows what affect the early introduction to International rugby caused, ability wise, may be ok, but were they and mentally prepared for the games.

Players thankfully are aided far better now that the 60's/70's/80's. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2019 at 1:46pm
Healthy debate.

I’m advocating him keeping the 13 shirt through derby fixtures, it would be a gutsy call should Fonotia be fit, but one I’d support, if for no other reasons than the 10 year age gap, and the paucity of home grown centres plying their trade in the top flight right now.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ChrisX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2019 at 2:06pm
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by ChrisX ChrisX wrote:

for every Keith Jarrett there is a Matthew Tait Cry

Well, Tait has 36 England caps and 279 appearances in the Premiership - not a career I'd call a failure by any means! He didn't spent his whole time being carried backwards by Henson, you know... that was his first cap, and he went on to win another 35, so he hardly 'disappeared'.

Henson, by comparison, has 'only' 34 caps - 33 Wales and one B&I Lions!

Point well made.

Agree fair point I dont recall many of Taits England matches or any stand out and didnt realise he had won so many caps. His premiership career has been pretty decent.
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Tough when it comes down to the Christmas derbies where there will be feisty and may be decided by a mistake or inexperienced decision. For that reason I’d start Blade and Fonotia over Morgan and Baldwin. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2019 at 3:30pm
Originally posted by SospanMawr SospanMawr wrote:

Tough when it comes down to the Christmas derbies where there will be feisty and may be decided by a mistake or inexperienced decision. For that reason I’d start Blade and Fonotia over Morgan and Baldwin. 


Judging by Mooar's selections so far, I think it's pretty safe to assume that he'll carry on rotating players to avoid burn-out... Hardy looked a lot better on Saturday after a break, for example. 

Is Fonotia fit? If so, he'll definitely play one or two derbies, but very likely Baldwin will also figure in at least one, IMO. 

As for back row - Shingler is probably still injured, but he'd be in my 'first choice' every time as a 6... in his absence, Cassiem, Macleod and Blade would be top picks with a likely rotation of Morgan, Kennedy and Rawlins on the bench or even starting.
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In terms of qualifying & the knock out phase, we still have the brilliant home advantage to the top 4 clubs which then carries on through to the semis.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PE SA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2019 at 10:48am
Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by SospanMawr SospanMawr wrote:

Tough when it comes down to the Christmas derbies where there will be feisty and may be decided by a mistake or inexperienced decision. For that reason I’d start Blade and Fonotia over Morgan and Baldwin. 


Judging by Mooar's selections so far, I think it's pretty safe to assume that he'll carry on rotating players to avoid burn-out... Hardy looked a lot better on Saturday after a break, for example. 

Is Fonotia fit? If so, he'll definitely play one or two derbies, but very likely Baldwin will also figure in at least one, IMO. 

As for back row - Shingler is probably still injured, but he'd be in my 'first choice' every time as a 6... in his absence, Cassiem, Macleod and Blade would be top picks with a likely rotation of Morgan, Kennedy and Rawlins on the bench or even starting.

back row has certainly become an interesting area!
Cassiem, Macleod, Thomson.
Thomson, Morgan, Cassiem
Shingler, Macleod, Cassiem
Shingler, Cubby, Macleod
Morgan, Cubby, Macleod
Shingler, Cubby, Cassiem
Rawlins, Macleod, Cassiem
Cassiem, Cubby, Thomson
Kennedy, Morgan, Thomson
Kennedy, Cubby, Cassiem
Thomson, Cubby, Rees
certainly some options!!!


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And you've forgotten Dan Davies.
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back row has real strength and good options now
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PE SA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2019 at 11:15am
Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

And you've forgotten Dan Davies.
Knew there was one I was forgetting!!!
Plenty of very good options as well as Griffiths coming through as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 157cb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2019 at 12:03pm
Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

And you've forgotten Dan Davies.
Knew there was one I was forgetting!!!
Plenty of very good options as well as Griffiths coming through as well.
  
 Who is Griffiths ??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PE SA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2019 at 12:41pm
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

And you've forgotten Dan Davies.
Knew there was one I was forgetting!!!
Plenty of very good options as well as Griffiths coming through as well.
  
 Who is Griffiths ??

Iestyn Rees I meant!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Why Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2019 at 12:58pm
Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

And you've forgotten Dan Davies.
Tom Phillips boy needs a break from injury 
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Despite Bayonne suffering from an outbreak of mumps this week, they drew 6-6 v Brive in monsoon conditions.
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The mumps is still present in the Bayonne squad. One of their players was ruled out of their squad today, for tomorrow’s match away to Lyon.
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