I am a Barrit fan and won't hear a word said against him. He was fine and his professional foul was well judged too.BP win and point differential flattered us massively, dire in almost all aspects. Backs look sharp when get ball, Barritt terrible. I would start Burgess next game.
Summed up fairly well. We were sloppy for most of the game. Hopefully that was just nerves and it will get better against the tougher sides in the next two Saturdays. I can't see Burgess starting in either of the next two games though. Think he is going to be used as an impact sub in the last 20 minutes to try and cause havoc.BP win and point differential flattered us massively, dire in almost all aspects. Backs look sharp when get ball, Barritt terrible. I would start Burgess next game.
It's a difficult one for England as from what I have seen/read, they have weakened the scrum for the sake of mobility around the field and don't have a Sheridan-type prop to fall back on in the squad.Rewatching game and at breakdown we get destroyed. Seriously concerning, Pocock is going to be salivating. Haskell for Wood to give us more grunt, Launchbury great at breakdown as well. Him in for Lawes if Parling is ok.
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.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'd advise you to watch Jonathan Joseph and George Ford in the 6NS then get back to me.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.
gotta be prepared to lose to winCould 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.
Didn't realise Shane was our sports psychologist.
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.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.