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    Posted: 09 July 2019 at 8:16am
With preparations now well under way there is much speculation on the likely make up of the travelling 31. There is no doubt that some very high quality players will not make the plane such has been the improvement in depth over the past 18 months. Some big calls will be made, but there are only, in reality, a few positions which are up for grabs if in jury doesn't intervene.

Back 3 - 5 players predicted with one being up for grabs between Lane, Amos, Holmes & Steff. For me Amos' ability to play 15, 14, 13 & 11 will see him through. 

Centres - talk is 3 to travel. Straight shoot out between Watkins & Scott. For me Scotts ability to play equally well at 12 & 13 at International level should swing it for him.

10 - talk of two being taken with Parkes as emergency cover frightens me to death. Surely Gatland won't make the same mistake as Pivac.

9 - three are shoe ins.

Loose head - again the 3 in possession look safe but Carre may well oust Wyn if he impresses in training as he is a big ball carrier who could cause damage off the bench. 

Hookers - 3 are pretty safe

Tight heads - 3 are safe

Locks - 4 to go with Bradley, Jake & Aaron being the possible 4 the choice

Back row - 5 to go with Faletau hopefully fit that would leave 4 places with Tipuric & Moriarty certainties. Biggest selection dilemma here if Jenkins comes through it will only add to the headache. 

Watch this space as the summer progresses.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cofi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2019 at 11:24pm
Have they all gone to the Swiss Training Camp?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LLANDRE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2019 at 12:11pm

Lot of talk that Shingler will take a second row spot

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Originally posted by Cofi Cofi wrote:

Have they all gone to the Swiss Training Camp?

I thought I heard some strange noises up the reservoir lolLOL
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Have read a couple of places now that Cubby is really impressing the coaches during the camp so far & that Navidi may have a niggle & is being closely monitored.
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โ€œ The hills are alive with the sound of beastingโ€  ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Taulupe Faletau ruled out of RWC due to clavicle injury - desperate for him, and a blow to Wales front-line back row. Disapprove

Broke his collarbone during Wales training and will need surgery. 



(He has my personal sympathy, as I went through the same thing 18 months ago [after a tag rugby injury Embarrassed] and had to retire at my peak aged 49.)


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Faletau out of World Cup with a collarbone injury according to the Beeb.


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Very sad news indeed, though not the blow it once would have been.
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I suspect there will be more with the team playing these huge โ€œ warm upโ€ games. Seems over the top to me playing  so much Test rugby so close to the Tournament. ๐Ÿค”
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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

I suspect there will be more with the team playing these huge โ€œ warm upโ€ games. Seems over the top to me playing  so much Test rugby so close to the Tournament. ๐Ÿค”


I think it is down to the fact that the big 4 SH sides have their albeit shortened, Rugby Championship as warm ups. So the NH sides want to be up to speed so to speak.
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I would imagine that this injury will free up the spot for Shingler.
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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

I suspect there will be more with the team playing these huge โ€œ warm upโ€ games. Seems over the top to me playing  so much Test rugby so close to the Tournament. ๐Ÿค”

It's not over the top, the sh teams coming in off a championship is what has given them the edge over the years. 

Had the world Cup taken place  in April I'm pretty sure we'd have seen different results over the years. 

4 good, hard games are just the ticket to get us up to speed. 
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Originally posted by henry_winkler henry_winkler wrote:

Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

I suspect there will be more with the team playing these huge โ€œ warm upโ€ games. Seems over the top to me playing  so much Test rugby so close to the Tournament. ๐Ÿค”

It's not over the top, the sh teams coming in off a championship is what has given them the edge over the years. 

Had the world Cup taken place  in April I'm pretty sure we'd have seen different results over the years. 

4 good, hard games are just the ticket to get us up to speed. 
Yep, not to mention the professional arm of the game in Wales really needs the money generated by these games.
I still wake up late at night and think of what might have been when tim stimpson hit that jammy penalty1
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Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

I would imagine that this injury will free up the spot for Shingler.
I think he'd have been going anyway. I expect Gatland to only take three specialist locks with Shingler as the cover.
I still wake up late at night and think of what might have been when tim stimpson hit that jammy penalty1
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