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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby ronk » March 14th, 2018, 8:28 pm

leinsterforever wrote:
paddyor wrote:Some interesting stuff here from the1014. This is the type of stuff I was talking about re their clearouts

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Argument that the French were contesting illegally as they were 'beaten by the ruck'?


There’s a lot that can be fixed there.

Biggest thing for me is that you don’t often get away with being so loose and lacking physicality so close to the line.
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby Oldschool » March 14th, 2018, 8:40 pm

Ireland are on an 11 match winning run at the moment
What is our longest winning run?
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby Oldschool » March 14th, 2018, 8:42 pm

matt wrote:Just listened to Eddie Jones talking about the "scummy Irish" and "shit country Wales". He sure knows how to win friends and influence people.

I would think Ireland will play the video in the dressing room on Saturday just to fire up the lads a bit more!

Quite the opposite.
I reckon JS will want cool heads and no penos running onto the pitch.
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby johng » March 14th, 2018, 9:17 pm

Oldschool wrote:Ireland are on an 11 match winning run at the moment
What is our longest winning run?


This is it. We had 2 x 10 previously

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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby paddyor » March 14th, 2018, 9:19 pm

That videos a godsend.
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby Peg Leg » March 15th, 2018, 12:14 am

paddyor wrote:That videos a godsend.
Dylan Hartley in acting class is a straight to dvd Adam Sandler jam, just waiting to happen.
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby olaf the fat » March 15th, 2018, 8:25 am

paddyor wrote:That videos a godsend.


Aye, now the talk is bold Eddie not the grand slam. May just ease the pressure on us enough to allow a good preformance.
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby simonokeeffe » March 15th, 2018, 9:43 am

It just adds more pressure on England and Jones and potentially causes headaches and disruption for them
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby Xanthippe » March 15th, 2018, 1:24 pm

olaf the fat wrote:
paddyor wrote:That videos a godsend.


Aye, now the talk is bold Eddie not the grand slam. May just ease the pressure on us enough to allow a good preformance.


simonokeeffe wrote:It just adds more pressure on England and Jones and potentially causes headaches and disruption for them



Yea I'm not so sure because mostly what its done is too stop all the talk about England bringing in the AR for Saturday's game to ref a training match - maybe Eddie was the one who bumped a 7 month old video!!!
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby neill_m » March 15th, 2018, 2:18 pm

England team to face Ireland

15. Anthony Watson, 14 Jonny May, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12, Ben Te'o, 11 Elliot Daly, 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Richard Wigglesworth; 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Dylan Hartley (c), 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Maro Itoje,5 George Kruis, 6. Chris Robshaw, 7. James Haskell, 8 Sam Simmonds

16. Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18. Dan Cole 19. Joe Launchbury, 20 Don Armand, 21. Danny Care, 22. George Ford, 23. Mike Brown
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby bronxbull » March 15th, 2018, 2:20 pm

Strong looking teamImage

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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby simonokeeffe » March 15th, 2018, 2:21 pm

He is that level of evil Xan

I think most of those changes suit us. Theyre more one dimensional in midfield (and 9) plus Sinkler is a proven hot head
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby Dave Cahill » March 15th, 2018, 2:51 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:He is that level of evil Xan

I think most of those changes suit us. Theyre more one dimensional in midfield (and 9) plus Sinkler is a proven hot head


They have a far better balance to their back row now, Farrell is the only outhalf in the NH close to Sextons level and wigglesworth is the best scrum half in England. This team is considerably better than they've put out in this competition this season.

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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby Oldschool » March 15th, 2018, 3:04 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:He is that level of evil Xan

I think most of those changes suit us. Theyre more one dimensional in midfield (and 9) plus Sinkler is a proven hot head


They have a far better balance to their back row now, Farrell is the only outhalf in the NH close to Sextons level and wigglesworth is the best scrum half in England. This team is considerably better than they've put out in this competition this season.

One change for Ireland, Ryan in for Toner

+1
Expect a few skip passes from Farrell to Joseph.
T'eo is route 1.
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby sunshiner1 » March 15th, 2018, 3:31 pm

That's a seriously strong front 5 for England. Whats this guy simmonds like? Don't know much about him.
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby Dave Cahill » March 15th, 2018, 3:33 pm

Their bench is pretty good too!
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby Fan with smartphone » March 15th, 2018, 3:42 pm

sunshiner1 wrote:That's a seriously strong front 5 for England. Whats this guy simmonds like? Don't know much about him.


He’s a very good player. Big upgrade for them in that position. Looks kind of like a back row Chris Ashton. And I actually mean that as a compliment.
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby paddyor » March 15th, 2018, 3:42 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:He is that level of evil Xan

I think most of those changes suit us. Theyre more one dimensional in midfield (and 9) plus Sinkler is a proven hot head


They have a far better balance to their back row now, Farrell is the only outhalf in the NH close to Sextons level and wigglesworth is the best scrum half in England. This team is considerably better than they've put out in this competition this season.

One change for Ireland, Ryan in for Toner

Not sure I agree re Wigglesworth. He's 34 going 35 now. That said, he's a better option to start than Care.
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby paddyor » March 15th, 2018, 3:44 pm

Fan with smartphone wrote:
sunshiner1 wrote:That's a seriously strong front 5 for England. Whats this guy simmonds like? Don't know much about him.


He’s a very good player. Big upgrade for them in that position. Looks kind of like a back row Chris Ashton. And I actually mean that as a compliment.

He's not an upgrade as a carrier in the tight, but he's probably better around the breakdown than Hughes and he's probably faster.
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England A 8 - 14 Ireland A, 25th Jan 2014
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Re: England v 6 Nations Champions 2018 Twickenham March 17

Postby Oldschool » March 15th, 2018, 3:46 pm

sunshiner1 wrote:That's a seriously strong front 5 for England. Whats this guy simmonds like? Don't know much about him.

Yep, looks Eddie Jones has decided to go for the upgrade for thus game.
Bad timing for us.
Simmonds is quick apart from anything else.
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