Next Game : Fri 12th August 2016 : Friendly Away v Ospreys ko 7.15pm
Game After : Fri 19th August 2016 : Friendly Away v Treviso ko 8.20pm
Game After : Fri. 26th August 2016 : Friendly Home v Nott'm ko 5.00pm & Ospreys ko 7.45pm
Smurc... Give or take a few players, the squad which recorded a memorable 17-16 win over Bath at The Rec last Friday to book a place in the final against Northampton at Worcester on Sunday will be the same one that has competed in all five Anglo-Welsh games.
Those starting an LV= Cup games included a full strength side against Gloucester:
as compared to the one that was down in Wales the previous week:
Others who've started in the cup are:
So there's plenty of scope to mix and match the "squad" that have played already.
Pretty much last week's starting team if injuries allow and unless there are some returners who are ready (is there any prospect of Harrison being able to return? Micky Young's suspension would be up, but would he be eligible?
And then the biggest and bestest riders of the pine we can muster.
Its not just about the Final. Getting a win will set either team up well for the rest of the Season. Winning mentality and all that.
I expect both teams will pick a mixture of youth and experience but not as some would claim for development reasons, just that with all the International matches this year players on both teams have had a chance to step up and are just as likely to start for the rest of the season.
Be Interesting to see what would happen if both our internationals were available... but thats another story all together.
I will take the bait!!!
I'd expect us to have a similar team to ones put out in previous rounds. Some seem to think we can put out our complete first team?? We will be missing a few to England too you know. If we have players like Mooj and Tiny available why shouldn't we use them??? As it happens we have done OK with a completely different front row along with players like James Craig and Ben Nutley (quite Moodyesque I think you'll agree)
We strengthened our squad for a reason, to do well when our internationals are away. Don't wine about it when we use them!!
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