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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby Dave Cahill » May 6th, 2017, 1:12 pm

I think you mister target with that one
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby Twist » May 6th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Are we likely to see James Lowe against the Lions?


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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby John23 » May 6th, 2017, 10:41 pm

Ben Youngs pulling out. Family illness.
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby CiaranIrl » May 6th, 2017, 11:01 pm

John23 wrote:Ben Youngs pulling out. Family illness.


http://www.lionsrugby.com/news/16137.php#.WQ4_rNko9nF

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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby simonokeeffe » May 7th, 2017, 1:07 pm

Yeah hard time for Ben and his brother Tom
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby BlueBlue » May 17th, 2017, 9:48 am

I'm looking forward to the Lions, but I believe 2 things. 1. It costs us a lot in terms of player drain, 2. It is almost an impossible task for the lions to win.
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby CiaranIrl » May 17th, 2017, 11:00 am

BlueBlue wrote:I'm looking forward to the Lions, but I believe 2 things. 1. It costs us a lot in terms of player drain, 2. It is almost an impossible task for the lions to win.


It's more than drain for me...

O'Brien is permanently carrying injuries anyway, so you wonder what such an attritional tour will do to him. Sexton will be targeted and Henshaw will be asked to become a bartering ram. They're the biggest worries I have.

Then there's the Corbisiero memory that comes back when you wonder if Furlong & McGrath will come back in one piece. Corbisiero never recovered after 11.
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 17th, 2017, 11:08 am

Plus this tour will be much much tougher than Australia.
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby Lar » May 17th, 2017, 2:34 pm

All in all let's get rid of the Lions eh?
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby offshorerules » May 17th, 2017, 3:06 pm

Nah, I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby simonokeeffe » May 18th, 2017, 3:46 pm

Ken Owens an injury doubt now, which also means Hartley is next cab off the rank

chances of Best starting increase
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » May 18th, 2017, 5:04 pm

I wonder if Scannell and Cronin (injury aside) would be in the mix too? This isn't just Irish bias but I'd have both ahead of Hartley, I just don't see what he does.
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby BlueStreak » May 18th, 2017, 5:09 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I wonder if Scannell and Cronin (injury aside) would be in the mix too? This isn't just Irish bias but I'd have both ahead of Hartley, I just don't see what he does.

Have heard it mentioned that Hibbard was close to making the squad. He could be the one to get the call
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby simonokeeffe » May 18th, 2017, 6:21 pm

Cronin wouldve been in with a shout if he was fit and starting. Hibbard would be one big F you to Hartley but raises question why has Gatty ignored Hibbard for so long then?
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby CiaranIrl » May 19th, 2017, 9:32 am

simonokeeffe wrote:Cronin wouldve been in with a shout if he was fit and starting. Hibbard would be one big F you to Hartley but raises question why has Gatty ignored Hibbard for so long then?


Because he went to Gloucester. It's no different from us. He'll only pick players outside of Wales if there is very clear daylight to the next guy. Different with the lions obviously. You're hardly going to not select a lad just because he's in an English club.
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby simonokeeffe » May 19th, 2017, 10:31 am

CiaranIrl wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Cronin wouldve been in with a shout if he was fit and starting. Hibbard would be one big F you to Hartley but raises question why has Gatty ignored Hibbard for so long then?


Because he went to Gloucester. It's no different from us. He'll only pick players outside of Wales if there is very clear daylight to the next guy. Different with the lions obviously. You're hardly going to not select a lad just because he's in an English club.


Ah I think it is different, theyve fielded a good few non Wales based players and Gatlands law had more holes in it than Dillingers corpse

Could well be a factor latterly but Hibbard played 7 tests the season after he moved and Gatty only dropped him when he named RWC squad
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby Franzer » May 19th, 2017, 1:15 pm

The selection that gets me is Captain Invisable if a team is in trouble and needsa big Play from a player, Warburton as captain always goes missing- I would not bring him, but he is Welsh
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby simonokeeffe » May 19th, 2017, 3:58 pm

But hes pleasant with the refs :D
I think hes nailed on to start at 6 regardless of captaincy

SOB has to be more and more of a doubt now
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby simonokeeffe » May 21st, 2017, 9:02 pm

Billy Vunipola out fo the tour

Haskell called up

Stander to start tests at 8?
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Re: The looking forward to the Lions Tour thread

Postby TerenureJim » May 21st, 2017, 10:14 pm

Haskell? Seriously sh!t call up given the options in the back row available
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