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    The scrum will be fine in this group, neither Wales/Aus have a dominant set piece. We picked backrowers who are far to similar. Having the best 7 in Europe last two years watching the WC from France really rankles as well.

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    England team leaked.

    Joseph injured for a week (massive loss) and Ford dropped for Farrell. Burgess in for JJ.

    I feel sick, awful negative selections. We have no craft or guile in the midfield, all grunt and power now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    England team leaked.

    Joseph injured for a week (massive loss) and Ford dropped for Farrell. Burgess in for JJ.

    I feel sick, awful negative selections. We have no craft or guile in the midfield, all grunt and power now.
    I'm not trying to sound rude but has England had any craft or guile since Jeremy Guscott retired? I admit Will Greenwood was also a good player but he was a very direct midfielder.

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    Tuilagi's pretty good, where is he?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    Tuilagi's pretty good, where is he?
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    wallabies backrow would have to be very close to best in the world right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuller Pilch View Post
    I'm not trying to sound rude but has England had any craft or guile since Jeremy Guscott retired? I admit Will Greenwood was also a good player but he was a very direct midfielder.
    I'd advise you to watch Jonathan Joseph and George Ford in the 6NS then get back to me.

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    Good stuff from Wales.

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    Could someone who maybe understands the intricacies of the sport a bit better than me explain why the **** we didn't just kick the 3 at the end there? I mean it just seems like a mind-bogglingly stupid decision for a team who were on the back foot for most of the second half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Could someone who maybe understands the intricacies of the sport a bit better than me explain why the **** we didn't just kick the 3 at the end there? I mean it just seems like a mind-bogglingly stupid decision for a team who were on the back foot for most of the second half.
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    Didn't realise Shane was our sports psychologist.
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    It was a Warnesque decision

    Not that I'm a rugby expert. I watch world cups, six nations and miscellaneous elsewhere.

    But you know. A draw is better than a defeat. Especially to the ****ing Welsh.

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    I mean we had our chance to push for a try straight after the Welsh injury problems but instead half-assed a penalty. By this stage we were behind and lucky to get the chance to pull back for a draw.

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    Dire beyond belief. I was naive enough to believe that Lancaster had been reasonably successful in rooting out the indiscipline that's endemic to our national rugger side, but tonight was just a throwback to the dark ages under Johnson. Every time the Welsh threatened the ****wits conceded 3 points. On top of which we threw away two decent attacking positions the same way. Do they not know the rules? Or are they simply too arrogant to realise that they apply to them? Not being a huge fan of the sport, I made the mistake of attending a big screen event tonight. Bad move, which I won't be repeating for the Aus match. At least the tourny will be watchable after the Wallabies do the decent thing in 7 days time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Didn't realise Shane was our sports psychologist.
    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    It was a Warnesque decision

    Not that I'm a rugby expert. I watch world cups, six nations and miscellaneous elsewhere.

    But you know. A draw is better than a defeat. Especially to the ****ing Welsh.
    In fairness it would have been a tough kick, and they completely ****ed up the lineout and made it far too easy for Wales to push them over the touchline.
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