British & Irish Lions Tour to NZ 2017

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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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