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First matchday squad prediction
WallyWasp (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 14:02
As we approach the start of the season, and with our recruitment now finished and preseason training complete I thought it might be fun to predict who Dei Young (typo deliberate) will select in his first match day squad and starting XV. This is a prediction of Daiís selection not what you necessarily hope he will select. Sooo, just for funÖ. GO. Hereís my thinking.

1. Jake Cooper Woolley
2. Tommy taylor
3. Kieran Brookes
4. Joe Launchbury
5. Kiernan Myall
6. NIzaam Carr
7. Thomas Young
8. Nathan Hughes
9. Dan Robson
10. Jimmy Gopperth
11. Josh Bassett
12. Juan de Jongh
13. Elliott Daly
14. Christian Wade
15. Willie Le Roux

16. Ashley Johnson
17. Zurabi Zhvania
18. Simon Macintyre
19. Charlie Matthews
20. Brad Shields
21. Joe Simpson
22. Michael le Bourgeois
23. Marcus Watson



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/08/2018 14:57 by WallyWasp.

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
neils (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 14:09
Isn't Matt Mullan still under the vet for a while? Willie will probably be with SA. No Lima? He is over here so would expect him to be in 23 at least.

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
WallyWasp (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 14:58
Ah yes, good point had forgotten that. Willie only set to miss a handful of matches and don't think this will impact first matchday squad... As for Lima who knows, I am not sure he will be in the first squad... just my prediction.

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
10 August, 2018 15:03
Jake as loose head?

Wouldn't it make more sense for Kieran to play that position if you're sticking Chesty on the bench?



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Re: First matchday squad prediction
ricohchezwasp (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 15:18
Think chesty and Mullen and Willie nit available
So ZZ TT JCW
JL KM
AJ TY Nh
DR LS
jB JG ED Cw RM

bH TC KB
jJG NC
JDJ JS MW



Not a Doctor and not a troll!!

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
Raggs (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 15:35
Myall is behind Rowlands and Gaskell for me. Though I'd not be unhappy to see him.

Others have pointed out the two starting tightheads issue.

Sops likely to be in there. Hopefully Searle on the bench.

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
Jac_A (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 15:44
Miller
Wade
de Jongh
Lovobalavu
Daly
Gopperth
Robson
Harris
Taylor
Copper-Wooley
Launchbury
Gaskell
Johnson
Young
Hughes

Cruse
Zhvania
Brookes
Rowlands
Carr
Simpson
Searle/le Bourgeois
Bassett

Not sure if Lima and Brad have joined the squad yet, assumed they'd still be on their holidays so not a lot of time to get up to speed with the squad by the first game (happy to be shown wrong though).
Centres/Left wing could easily go another way, I just think we've looked better with JdJ at 13.

I believe that Willie misses the first three games, Big Mac is out 'till Oct and Matt out for most of the season.

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
Obsessive fan (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 18:10
I'd like to see Searle start in the preseason and if it goes well perhaps the first couple of matches. I certainly see him as the second choice 10 to sopoaga, with gopperth getting older and primarily playing at inside centre. Would be good to get Searle some experience and he believes he could be first choice fly half.
With the options on the wings I'd be surprised if Daly plays much rugby there this season, perhaps he might ask to get some experience at full back in WLR absence.
I also believe it looks like shields needs a rest, so I reckon daily won't be rushing him into the squad.

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
Marconi (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 19:48
They've advertised that we'll see Brad in the open training session on the 23rd, so guessing he (and presumably Lima) will be heading over later next week to start training on Monday 20th.

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
neils (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 19:52
Lima flew out with masses of luggage last week.

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
Shugs (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 20:00
Assuming Sopoaga is available but Shields isn't I'd be going with.

Zhvania
Taylor
Cooper-Woolley
Launchbury
Gaskell
Johnson
Carr
Young
Robson
Sopoaga
De Jongh
Daly
Wade
Miller
Bassett


Cruse
Harris
Brookes
Rowlands
Hughes
Gopperth
Lovabolavu
Le Bourgeois
Watson

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
bg (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 20:20
Quote:
ricohchezwasp
Think chesty and Mullen and Willie nit available
So ZZ TT JCW
JL KM
AJ TY Nh
DR LS
jB JG ED Cw RM

bH TC KB
jJG NC
JDJ JS MW

Did you work at Bletchley Park in a previous life?

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
Marconi (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 20:24
Quote:
neils
Lima flew out with masses of luggage last week.

Presume that was shipped out - he's defo still in NZ - was chatting with his brother on Instagram!

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
neils (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 21:03
Ah right. He posted a picture of bags and bags at airport so could well be shipped ahead.

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
Marconi (IP Logged)
10 August, 2018 21:04
Looks like he's at the basketball today - definitely doesn't look like Cov!!

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
Buzzboy (IP Logged)
13 August, 2018 07:09
Quote:
bg
Quote:
ricohchezwasp
Think chesty and Mullen and Willie nit available
So ZZ TT JCW
JL KM
AJ TY Nh
DR LS
jB JG ED Cw RM

bH TC KB
jJG NC
JDJ JS MW

Did you work at Bletchley Park in a previous life?

Iím reading this in Bletchley. Have decoded most of it, but gave up at replacements!

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
ricohchezwasp (IP Logged)
13 August, 2018 07:31
Quote:
Buzzboy
Quote:
bg
Quote:
ricohchezwasp
Think chesty and Mullen and Willie nit available
So ZZ TT JCW
JL KM
AJ TY Nh
DR LS
jB JG ED Cw RM

bH TC KB
jJG NC
JDJ JS MW

Did you work at Bletchley Park in a previous life?

Harris cruse Brookes
Gaskell Carr
De Jonah Simpson Watson

Iím reading this in Bletchley. Have decoded most of it, but gave up at replacements!



Not a Doctor and not a troll!!

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
Marconi (IP Logged)
13 August, 2018 07:49
Going with:

15. Miller (but could see Daly ending up there)
14. Wade
13. De Jongh
12. Gopperth
11. Bassett
10. Searle
9. Robson

1. Zhvania
2. Cruse (Taylor to earn his spot)
3. Brookes
4. Launchbury
5. Gaskell
6. Carr
7. Young
8. Hughes

Reps: Taylor, Harris, JCW, Matthews, Shields, Simpson, Sopoaga, Daly

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
WaspieKev (IP Logged)
13 August, 2018 11:35
Assuming all fit and available

15 Miller
14 Wade
13 De Jongh
12 Gopperth
11 Daly
10 Sopoaga
9 Robson

1 ZZ
2 Taylor
3 JCW
4 Launchbury
5 Gaskell
6 Shields
7 Young
8 Hughes

16 Johnson
17 Cruse
18 Brookes
19 Rowlands
20 Carr
21 Simpson
22 Bassett
23 Le Bourgeois

 
Re: First matchday squad prediction
DuncanS (IP Logged)
13 August, 2018 12:03
Kev - you only have three Props in your 23. Need another loosehead.

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