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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby dave_l on Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:31 pm

It's unsurprising, with a few real disappointments in there. AWJ over Launchbury? Halfpenny even being there? Not sure about Warburton as captain. Has the Welsh captaincy taken away from him because it was affecting his game and now Lions captain. Seems odd.

Thank the Lord the Robers rumours were just that. He's been bang average for Quins this year and doesn't even start for Wales any more.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby pablo jaye on Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:30 pm

Can only see a bashing by the ABs here - particularly given the Welsh-centric focus. They are on the wane big time and we're distinctly average in the last 6N. Don't think that Owens and Biggar are good enough, however, there is potential with the scrum and Daly, Seymour, Nowell, Joseph and Williams in the backs could be instersting.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:29 pm

This could very well be a low watermark, potentially worse than Clive Woodward's ill-fated tour.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby sendô on Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:37 pm

It's hard to see anything but a lot of defeats for Wales + guests here. Playing all of the franchise teams ahead of the ABs so close together makes it hard enough as it is.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby Patito on Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:06 am

I don't see too much wrong with that selection to be honest. Launchbury over AWJ would be the only one I would definitely change. Scots are up in arms about only having a couple in there which amuses me.

Still will find it tough going against the All Blacks they are such a well-oiled machine with so much quality in every position.

Which TV channels are going to show us get tonked out of interest?
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby 3times on Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:35 am

I love the fact the sweats are going on one about lack of there players in the squad - even more so when you think that there are as many Kiwi's in the squad as scots.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:46 am

sendô wrote:It's hard to see anything but a lot of defeats for Wales + guests here. Playing all of the franchise teams ahead of the ABs so close together makes it hard enough as it is.



I fully realise that the Welsh are the far superior players but your deference is embarrassing , give those 16 English players some respect for goodness sake .
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby ironstu on Mon May 22, 2017 12:51 pm

Billy Vunipola out.

James Haskell in.

Huge loss.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby Patito on Wed May 31, 2017 8:34 am

Ah ****.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby Loftyhammer on Wed May 31, 2017 2:27 pm

So they've arrived....first selection announced at 8pm tonight....all starts now!!

Real shame about Billy....surely he'll start with Faletau with Moriarty off the bench. Haskell is just there for back row cover & banter IMO
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby sendô on Wed May 31, 2017 9:44 pm

The **** are they doing singing in Welsh?

Gatland does realise it's the British Lions, right?
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby Loftyhammer on Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:00 am

sendô wrote:The **** are they doing singing in Welsh?

Gatland does realise it's the British Lions, right?


Apparently they've got a different choir leader for each country....just the first one was Welsh.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:26 am

That was a load of ****.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby Loftyhammer on Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:32 am

Farrell looked classy and Watson finished his try off very well....can't think of too much else though!

Can only get better I suppose!
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:41 pm

sendô wrote:The **** are they doing singing in Welsh?

Gatland does realise it's the British Lions, right?


:lol:

We were here first .
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby pablo jaye on Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:26 pm

DasNutNock wrote:That was a load of ****.


Yes, a crap game played by one side who had been together for a week and another still clearly suffering jet lag.

I wasn't expecting much when I saw the sides and clearly this won't be anything like the starting XV for the first test. Farrell, Watson and Sinckler all did their causes some good but disappointment from Hogg and Laidlaw.

I can't see anything other than a 3-0 series win for the ABs. To many players in the Lions who are too old, not up to the level of the ABs or are off form. Also for some reason, there doesn't appear to be that unity or bond of previous teams.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby nickkarkie on Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:34 am

It's like watching a bunch of amateurs with dinosaur tactics.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:02 am

nickkarkie wrote:It's like watching a bunch of amateurs with dinosaur tactics.


How dare you besmirch Warren Gatland's tactics, just because they are completely out of tune with the modern game and are liable to see the Lions lose all three tests and the significant midweek games!
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby dave_l on Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:13 am

nickkarkie wrote:It's like watching a bunch of amateurs with dinosaur tactics.


Agreed. I just hope the England lads come back relatively unscathed. Gatland's tactics haven't exactly been setting the world on fire for Wales recently, let alone against NZ and the sort of performance we say today is unsurprising but also very depressing.
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Re: British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

Postby nickkarkie on Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:04 pm

Awful wasn't it Dan and Dave? Kicking the ball at every opportunity until we were desperate for a try.
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