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General Rugby => Other Senior Rugby => Topic started by: avinastella on August 12, 2019, 01:19:56 PM

Title: England Squad
Post by: avinastella on August 12, 2019, 01:19:56 PM
To get the ball rolling.
Any views??

Squad in full
England Rugby World Cup squad announcement
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) **
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 11 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 37 caps) *
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27 caps)
George Kruis (Saracens, 32 caps) *
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59 caps) *
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 72 caps) **
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 58 caps) *
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22 caps)
Jack Singleton (Saracens, 1 cap)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 42 caps) *
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps) *
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons / Sale Sharks, 13 caps)

Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 5 caps)
Elliot Daly (Saracens, 31 caps)
Owen Barrel (Saracens, 70 caps) *
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 56 caps) *
Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 41 caps) *
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps) *
Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps) *
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 22 caps) *
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps) *
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 34 caps) *
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) **
Title: Re: England Squad
Post by: Fenboy on August 12, 2019, 01:54:29 PM
Think the forwards are the current pick of the crop if they stay injury free.

Not sure what Heinz and Francis bring to the party.

Hope somebody teaches Tuilagi when to offload after he punches through a defence.

One glaring omission.
Title: Re: England Squad
Post by: ye olde 9 on August 12, 2019, 09:55:05 PM
Party line selection, won't win referee
Title: Re: England Squad
Post by: Dan Nulty on August 13, 2019, 06:15:11 PM
I think we have an exciting squad, too many new faces and partnerships to win it I would think.

Piers Francis from what I have seen doesn't look an international 10 or centre so it must have pretty bad whatever Teo did or said to Brown. I'd much rather we played Daly at 13 then Francis. He is one of my favourite players but he isn't a 15.
Title: Re: England Squad
Post by: His Lordship on August 17, 2019, 07:36:18 PM
Not sure if I am missing something, but Joseph isn't the player that he was a couple of years ago in my opinion. He could dance through a defence in the past, now always seems to get tied up.