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Re: England 22
Posted by: Rich_W
Date: 23/02/2012 11:43
Nev's Left Boot
outside of the Quins-centric rhetoric - the real shock here, is that they've picked Flood,he was useless in the game against Sarries, and pretty rubbish in his 30 min cameo at Exeter - yet walks straight in.
It's not as if we don;t have two lads doing the job already.

I can see why MB does not get the bench slot, never thought JTH was international class.

Manu and Lawes deserve to be there they have played well since there returns.

Parling is decent, but feel the Palmer should have remained.

Whilst I pretty much agree with that - excluding the bit about Parling but no matter - just to make a slightly pedantic point - Flood didn't have a cameo against Exeter - he played all 80. In his first half he played pretty well too - but in the second half he was appalling. He was better against Sarries - suggesting an improvement in form I suppose - but still way short of his best and of International class. His inclusion is a mystery to most Leicester fans I suspect. We would much rather have had him back at WR to work on recovering his form in our environment and away from the International 'pressure-cooker'.

Don't make too much of the drop-goal thing - he's never been great at them and made a pretty sensible decision given his current confidence and form to let his captain deal with it. Generally he'd have taken the shot - though he'd probably have missed!

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