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Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Discussion started by Marching On , 31 May, 2019 10:11
Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Marching On 31 May, 2019 10:11
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Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Saint Medard 31 May, 2019 10:25
I'm looking forward to this game (more than the Prem final, anyway). Highlights on ITV, late on Sunday I think. I guess the live match is on subscription channels?

The Top14 barrages are also more of an attraction than the Prem final for me - Lyon v Montpellier, Racing v La Rochelle. The winners play Toulouse and Clermont next week-end, in Bordeaux.

Oh, and Brive play Grenoble for a place in the Top14 (Tigers fans might be interested in a potential opponent in the Challenge Cup - stop sniggering at the back!).

Not a bad rugby week-end.

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Duckonstilts 31 May, 2019 10:30
Its a more exciting team than a normal England XV. Some players with big futures ahead of them. This is the kind of team Jim built his reputation on, so I am expecting a good result and an enjoyable game.

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Wilson Pickett 31 May, 2019 10:33
Williams blatantly picked to block future Wales selection

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Saintly Pursuit 31 May, 2019 10:38
It's not a full international so wouldn't count as a representative game

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Wilson Pickett 31 May, 2019 10:45
fair point, still get him in the system etc

doesnít even start for Newcastle who were garbage

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Dragonboy 31 May, 2019 10:52
I think Wales have enough Williamsís so wonít miss one.

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
fair_weather_fan 31 May, 2019 11:07
The Mitchell/Smith axis is an interesting one. I wonder if it will ever appear at real senior level

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
SaintGuy 31 May, 2019 11:27
Quote:
Saint Medard
I guess the live match is on subscription channels?
Sky sports.

Quote:
Wilson Pickett
fair point, still get him in the system etc
doesnít even start for Newcastle who were garbage

Already in the system as was part of U-20 England squad though could move over like Moriaty. 11 starts in the prem this season isn't so bad, I think also 5 off bench. I would say outside backs weren't the problem for Newcastle this season

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
shendy 31 May, 2019 12:02
Ah, the BBC story mentions a couple of players (Dombrandt, Tei) without actually listing the whole team!

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Dragonboy 31 May, 2019 12:59
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shendy
Ah, the BBC story mentions a couple of players (Dombrandt, Tei) without actually listing the whole team!
actually it does at the end of the article.

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
smitferbrainz 31 May, 2019 13:33
Couldnít give a toss, just hope none of them get hurt, thatís all that concerns me.

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
shendy 31 May, 2019 14:02
Quote:
Dragonboy
Quote:
shendy
Ah, the BBC story mentions a couple of players (Dombrandt, Tei) without actually listing the whole team!
actually it does at the end of the article.

It didn't when I posted - it was definitely absent!

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
StGonne 31 May, 2019 16:23
Should probably highlight that a certain Jim Mallinder is in charge of this team. Being buttered up as the next England coach?

Re: Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
Saint Maul 01 June, 2019 09:15
Remarkably few of that team look like they have the potential to go on and become England first choice or even squad/injury 3rd choice regulars IMHO.

Most England first 15 players are Lions.

Smith can do some fancy things and is very young so will get better but he'd be exposed defensively internationally. Plus could he oust Farrell or Ford?

Marchant has potential but would oust Slade, Jospeh, Tuilagi or Daly?

Dombrandt has had a stand out season and 6 is one of the positions England lack a little quality and depth so not impossible. But Lions quality?

Curry is talented but he is unfortunate to have a twin ahead of him and Underhill. I'd see him getting caps though given how attritioanl 7 is.

I find it hardest to judge the Saints cohort objectively.

Painter can scrum but lacks the mobility often desired in international props. Hill has the mobility but will his scrummaging ever be to international standard?

Scrum half is a position where Mitchell could put his hand up. I've been really impressed by his decison-making and decisive interventions at key moments that is a hallmark of the best players. Something that hasn't always been true of Ben Youngs. Care and Wigglesworth won't be around after the World Cup. Will Robson get over his dvt? Spencer is another Wigglesworth for me. Accurate, reliable but not Lions quality for me. So I really hope Alex impresses v the Barbarians as it could put him on the radar.


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