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Forget Rob Evans & Josh. They both need a good pre-season to start looking like themselves again come September. Some interesting shouts on selection as always. Young Plumtree is very interesting but I can't see anyone with a modicum of sense committing long term to the basket case that is Welsh rugby. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Its that time of year to get thinking about the make up of the touring party. 

Back 3 - how is Johnny Mac progressing from his injury. With Holmes out of favour, Amos retiring & Owen Lane playing poorly there could be some new face/s involved.

My guess : Liam, Adams, JohnnyMac, LRZ, Cuthbert, Giles or Conbeer.

Midfield - does he take North, how is Halaholo recovering.

My guess : North, Watkin, Tompkins, Foxy.

10's : Good news for Pivac is that Anscombe seems to be finding some form.

My guess : Biggar, Anscombe, Sheedy.

9's : No surprises here for me.

My guess : Cawdor, Hardy & Tomos.

Props : How is Wyn recovering. Lewis and Carre have been pretty poor of late but who is challenging them. Safety first for Pivac probably.

My guess : Wyn, Gareth Thomas, Carre, Francis, Brown, Lewis. 

Hookers : Dewi Lake is making a very strong case for the starting slot in fairness.

My guess : Lake, Elias, Roberts

2nd rows : Interesting dilemma here - does AWJ's form warrant selection, will Tschiunza recover, is Jenkins ready

My guess : AWJ, Rowlands, Beard, Seb, Tschiunza

Back row : Think Ellis is out of the equation & I don't think the tackling machine that is Reffell has convinced Pivac. Moriarty is still injured. 

My guess : Faletau, Jac Morgan, Navidi, Basham, Ratti.

Some interesting points for debate - fire away.

Well it seems that some of the news regarding injury etc means that in all probability from the squad selected above we may not see Johnny Mac, Tomos Williams, Wyn or Tchiunza travelling. For the back 3 Pivac should try to tempt Henry Arundell of London Irish to throw his lot in with Wales. Pivac will probably go with Collins as the steady option. At 9 I think Lloyd Williams will go which will please Mark Orders no end. Nicki Smith for Wyn? As for Tchiunza there will be  clamour for Dafydd Jenkins but for me I would take Carter.
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Off to Covid land again then and lovely hard surfaces with big thundering Safas to welcome the boys. Sometimes for a supporter having a Scarlets international off injured can be one of my guilty pleasures - truth be told but then you find that those not selected get injured in summer training so I can’t win 😂 

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Seems the Wales online has gone off the Rhys Webb bandwagon and found another one to jump on, Rhys Carre.
Is it the first name they are obsessed with but please Carre had one good game against Zebre and suddenly he world beater.
The bloke was pathetic against us a few weeks ago an embarrassment is not too strong a word Javan destroyed him in scrum and he did not figure at all in loose. He was dropped for return and when he did come on Cardiff capitulated not all down to him but he made no impact at all. 
There are options for Wales if Wyn is fit then he and Gareth Thomas go third is Nicki Smith and even our Stef Thomas must be before Carre surely. 
Why does Wales on line keep banging the drum for failed and over the hill players. 
She asks why i still can't answer. I guess its in the blood.
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Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Seems the Wales online has gone off the Rhys Webb bandwagon and found another one to jump on, Rhys Carre.
Is it the first name they are obsessed with but please Carre had one good game against Zebre and suddenly he world beater.
The bloke was pathetic against us a few weeks ago an embarrassment is not too strong a word Javan destroyed him in scrum and he did not figure at all in loose. He was dropped for return and when he did come on Cardiff capitulated not all down to him but he made no impact at all. 
There are options for Wales if Wyn is fit then he and Gareth Thomas go third is Nicki Smith and even our Stef Thomas must be before Carre surely. 
Why does Wales on line keep banging the drum for failed and over the hill
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Clap I think it's also cruel. Leave the lad alone,let him have his one good game without the WOL going nuts over him. 

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Wales squad in full - forwards: Rhys Carre, Wyn Jones, Gareth Thomas, Ryan Elias, Dewi Lake, Sam Parry, Leon Brown, Tomas Francis, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Ben Carter, Alun Wyn Jones, Will Rowlands, Taine Basham, Taulupe Faletau, Dan Lydiate, Josh Navidi, James Ratti, Tommy Reffell

Backs: Gareth Davies, Kieran Hardy, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar (capt), Rhys Patchell, George North, Nick Tompkins, Owen Watkin, Johnny Williams, Josh Adams, Alex Cuthbert, Louis Rees-Zammit, Liam Williams.


Few surprises I must say - Rhys Patchell selected as he covers 15 with only 4 back 3 players named - too early for him on his road back. No Foxy, Seb Davies or biggest surprise of all no Jac Morgan. Pleased to see Reffell selected but Jac for me before Basham. 

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Parry as 3rd choice hooker? Lydiate in but morgan out? Let’s be honest pivac is clueless no consistency in selection at all
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A centre partnership of Johnny Williams & George North should be sound defensively & offer something in attack. 
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Better pray to the gods Wyn or Francis dont get injured. 

I really like Dewi Lake I think he will start the first test 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gaffer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2022 at 1:07pm
No Jac/Botham but 34 year old Lydiate? Seb Davies gone but an ageing and increasingly anonymous AWJ in? Carre over N smith? 

Laughable. The SA forwards will hardly break sweat.



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Beggars belief why he’s picked Lydiate ahead of Jac Morgan/Botham. I don’t know why AWJ is going because he needs a rest as he’s had two nasty injuries. Doesn’t surprise me that Foxy hasn’t been included and he’s been nowhere near his best all season, this could be the beginning of the end for his Welsh career. Really hope JBW and Notth start together. They could be a weapon in defence and attack. Ryan needs to push on as Lake is in good form.

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I don't think Lydiate was picked ahead of Morgan as he is a 6 & Morgan is a 7. 
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Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

I don't think Lydiate was picked ahead of Morgan as he is a 6 & Morgan is a 7. 

Jac could play 6 or 7 - Lydiate is a waste of a pick.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reesytheexile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2022 at 2:34pm
Originally posted by gaffer gaffer wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

I don't think Lydiate was picked ahead of Morgan as he is a 6 & Morgan is a 7. 

Jac could play 6 or 7 - Lydiate is a waste of a pick.
Great experience with Lydiate and hope he keeps fit and goes well. 

Thankfully it’s no bother if it’s him or Morgan. For me the main thing is that the Scarlets selection exposure on tour isn’t too significant and I am not sure Wyn will be fit enough . Let the Ospreys go for glory even minus the mighty Webby 😍

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Wayne Pivac was asked about Jac Morgan's omission this afternoon...

"We've asked him to improve, if he can, in that area of physicality when he's over the ball, being even stronger than he is."

I’m sorry… what? Over the ball is Morgan’s biggest strength - he’s absolutely amazing at it. I really can’t understand some of Pivac’s selections. 
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There's some rubbish in that selection,fair play.
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