So what team do we reckon we'll see over the weekend? I hope Diamond doesn't go for a patented "Europe Away" kind of team where we're set up for a thrashing before the game even starts.
I'd pick something like...
However, I could see Solomona being rested with either McGuigan or Odogwu replacing him. There isn't much need to risk him, but on the other hand he's playing so well at the minute it'd be foolish to drop our most potent threat!
Haley's in a bit of a lull of form so I'd take him out for this one, whilst the Leota/Addison combo worked well and I'd like to see more. I picked a big pack because the Toulon one is monstrous and picking the likes of Neild and Seymour is not, in my opinion, the way to stop them. Curry has incredible physicality for his age and Ioane hits hard, Pearce is in because if Beaumont has a knock there's no need to rest him.
Good team - one slightly disagreement around Hayly - I also agree he's not quite hit the heights from last season so perhaps more game time, bit less pressure would be good for him
I was impressed by McGuigan last week BTW so not a pop at him in any way. Seems really solid
With Phillips knowledge of the opponents plus their big pack perhaps he should be starting this though I think it's great Mitchell is getting a good opportunity to show us what he can do - his box kicking was pretty good at Quins last week - just needs to get his speed of the ball away from the ruck quicker
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