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Re: Scouring the globe...
Posted by: Bookie
Date: 03/10/2017 13:15
Rob Smith
Just use the Academy options and build from the bottom up.

We have Eastgate and Umaga, and Dai obvously rates Eastgate at 10 over Umaga (who he has pushed out to 12 for now), but Eastgate is not ready. He needs another year or two.

In the flanker role, we only have James Seabrook sort of ready and not yet being used. He is on one of our 'University contracts' I think, in his first year at Warwick Uni, so I doubt that he would be ready for first team action.

What we face now, lack of depth, is the pigeons coming home to roost as we have failed to invest in the academy
over successive years.

Also at 10 Owain James, Will Porter. With Sam Jones, Gaskell and Thompson soon to return can't see a back row issue. Front row we have Lundberg, Stuart and West. When will they "be ready" - never if they are not played now and then - so what are they doing there ? Not suggesting we would suddenly start performing brilliantly but we as a squad would be strong - buying someone in for 3 months or so is a short term thinking.

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