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Guess the team vs Wasps
Pappje Shark (IP Logged)
20 September, 2018 18:47
Usual game! Incidentally, a little birdie told me that Wasps will have Le Roux in their squad, but no Faf for us. Usual caveats for rumour and hearsay apply. So, to business:

Harrison
Webber
WillGriff John
Evans
Philips
Ross
T Curry
Beaumont

Cliff
AJ
Yarde
Jennings
Sam James
Solomona
McGuigan

Bench

Tarus
Neild
Jones
Strauss
B Curry
Warr
Odogwu
L James

On a whim, Iíve switched the hookers again. I believe Cam played well last week but Webber definitely grows into the season so thatís why Iíve guessed heíll start this week. Iím assuming Denny is fit, too. If he isnít, Paolo starts and we go to a 6-2 bench with Nott coming in. Usual arbitrary Curry call applies.

Itís the side Iím guessing at but not the side Iíd necessarily pick. Problem is, Josh B seems so much more effective at 8 than 5 but is Phillips/Beaumont better than Beaumont/Strauss? If Strauss is fit, we started to see real impact from him as last season went on.

 
Re: Guess the team vs Wasps
Crutch (IP Logged)
20 September, 2018 20:57
I'd definitely start Strauss in this one to counter the Wasps back row bulk, especially if we think Ashley Johnson is starting. Great player but surely isn't fast enough to play back row now though?

 
Re: Guess the team vs Wasps
clutch (IP Logged)
20 September, 2018 21:18
Effective for 50 mins though. Will be much fitter than he looks in the Waldrun style.

 
Re: Guess the team vs Wasps
Pappje Shark (IP Logged)
20 September, 2018 21:37
Crutch - so if you start Strauss, does Beaumont bench or move him to lock?

 
Re: Guess the team vs Wasps
Surbiton Shark (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 07:22
I wouldnít mind both Curries starting, Ross to 8 and Beaumont to second row. We just have the personnel to overcome opposition packs but both curries on the pitch have an abundnace of pace plus both are now carrying well - especially Tom.

Really hope Denny is back, donít fancy seeing Paolo defend.....

 
Re: Guess the team vs Wasps
Crutch (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 11:38
Tricky one as in general I'd like to see Josh in the back row only, but for this particular game I think I'd play him at lock.

 
Re: Guess the team vs Wasps
Surbiton Shark (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 11:47
Nearly got it right. Seems a tactic to play both Curries. Good that Denny is back

 
Re: Guess the team vs Wasps
Pappje Shark (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 14:40
Got hooker and back row wrong, ah well!


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