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6 Best Backrows in Depth
Discussion started by Faithful_City (IP Logged), 02 August, 2019 08:18
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Faithful_City
02 August, 2019 08:18
The site "Rugby Pass" have produced what they see as the 6 best back rows with depth, I have added our backrow depth for comparison.

Sale Sharks

1st string – Jean-Luc du Preez, Tom Curry, Jono Ross
2nd string – Mark Wilson, Ben Curry, Dan du Preez
3rd string – Cameron Neild, Sam Dugdale, Josh Beaumont


Bath

1st string – Zach Mercer, Sam Underhill, Taulupe Faletau
2nd string – Tom Ellis, Josh Bayliss, Francois Louw
3rd string – Mike Williams, Miles Reid, Nahum Merigan


Leicester Tigers

1st string – Jordan Taufua, Guy Thompson, Hanro Liebenberg
2nd string – David Denton, Tommy Reffell, Sione Kalamafoni
3rd string – Sam Lewis, Henri Lavin, Jordan Coghlan


Harlequins

1st string – Chris Robshaw, Semi Kunatani, Alex Dombrandt
2nd string – Renaldo Bothma, Jack Clifford, James Chisholm
3rd string – Archie White, Will Evans, Tom Lawday


Wasps

1st string – Brad Shields, Thomas Young, Nizaam Carr
2nd string – Tom Willis, Jack Willis, Sione Vailanu
3rd string – Ben Morris, Will Wilson, Alex Rieder


Gloucester

1st string – Ruan Ackermann, Jaco Kriel, Ben Morgan
2nd string – Lewis Ludlow, Aaron Hinkley, Jake Polledri
3rd string – Freddie Clarke, Josh Gray, Jack Clement



Worcester Warriors

1st String – Marco Mama, Sam Lewis, Cornell Du Preez
2nd String – Ted Hill, Caleb Montgomery, GJ van Veltz
3rd String – ??? ???, Matti Williams, Matt Cox


What do you think folks?

JP

Brummagem Bertie
Brummagem Bertie
02 August, 2019 10:20
First off, I think it's a bit provocative, perhaps deliberately so, not to include any of Chiefs, Sarries and Saints - you don't get to the play-offs without a high performing back row, IMHO - but to include the 11th placed team from last season.

From our point of view I would make the back row read this every time we have to play one of the "top 6", as a little bit of extra motivation.

Other than that, I don't think we should be overly concerned about one person's opinion: after all, we came within a missed drop goal of doing a clean sweep at home last season against those teams.



Whatever you do, do it safely!

Royal Warrior
Flip Flop
02 August, 2019 12:22
So Ted's 2nd string?

Based on BB's observation of obvious team omissions, and my own brief comment, the article is pretty normal 'dead season' style musing- nothing more.

usa warrior
usa warrior
03 August, 2019 23:31
Caleb seen more as a 6 so I'd be tempted to put him into that third row with Marco as our (currently) best 6 and second 7.

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Faithful_City
04 August, 2019 10:31
It is not going to be an easy selection when you think we have 3 good 6’s and only 1 top drawer 7.

If we are playing Mama and Lewis for most games who spells Lewis. You could move Mama to 7 and either Hill or Montgomery to 6 BUT that does not rest Mama just adds to his workload.

JP



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/08/2019 19:27 by Faithful_City.

usa warrior
usa warrior
04 August, 2019 13:37
Don't disagree with that at all. Certainly light at 7 unless Williams has really developed.

w4rriorz1980
w4rriorz1980
04 August, 2019 15:44
We have to factor in we may not have Mama for a while.IIRC he won't be available for the start of the season.



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Faithful_City
04 August, 2019 19:29
Why?

Have I missed something?

JP

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ARFC Warrior
04 August, 2019 20:20
Because of his dead leg surgery at the end of the season.

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TeflonTed
04 August, 2019 20:36
Compartment Syndrome

[www.bbc.com]

Touchliner
Touchliner
05 August, 2019 15:18
Quote:
ARFC Warrior
Because of his dead leg surgery at the end of the season.
""With those kind of injuries, he'll be out for a good few months. But there's no reason why he shouldn't be back for the start of next season." - AS

Brummagem Bertie
Brummagem Bertie
05 August, 2019 16:43
Again, the late start to the season really helps with this. Didn't someone spot him in a photo from the club's training a week or so back, which suggests he's already back in some sort of capacity?



Whatever you do, do it safely!

Abmatt
Abmatt
06 August, 2019 16:38
He should be back in time, depending on where the surgery was.

I was back doing weighted marches a month to 6 weeks after mine iirc.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/08/2019 16:39 by Abmatt.

usa warrior
usa warrior
06 August, 2019 16:45
Quote:
Brummagem Bertie
Again, the late start to the season really helps with this. Didn't someone spot him in a photo from the club's training a week or so back, which suggests he's already back in some sort of capacity?

He was spotted in the climbing video from the other week. Don’t recall whether he was taking part or not.

Mongrel Bob
Mongrel Bob
06 August, 2019 23:22
And he was playing in the Warriors Acorns annual charity golf day, according to the Warriors website
[warriors.co.uk]
Where he was one of the winners in the 'Beat a pro' competition.

Let's hope this all means he's recovering well!


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