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Re: England’s World Cup Hangover – A Bath Perspective
Posted by: joethefanatic
Date: 04/02/2020 20:09
Your best players are defined by playing in their best positions. I don't understand why Eddie thinks Tom Curry can be a "good 8" when he's already a world class 7. If Eddie wants a Curry at 8 that badly, pick his brother.

I'd like to see drop goals being taken once the initial try line attempts have failed. Once the defence resets it all becomes a lottery. Take the 3, get the ball back from the kick off and go again. You've only got to fail to score a try 2 times out of 3 (and most of the time that 's what happens if you're not Exeter) for it to be a net win. And, if nothing else, setting up for a DG gives the line defence something else to think about.

I'd start Faz at 10, Devoto at 12 and Daly (as clearly we must have him in the side) at 13. It's Daly's best position and JJ really has not looked the part for a long while. Watson and May wings and Furbank at 15. I think Furbank is worth persevering with cos he's a younger Alex Goode and dropping him after that clusterfeck seems a tad unfair.

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