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England squad selection. Thoughts?
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:57:30 PM »
Anyone got any thoughts, george ford aka speed bump really!!.

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Re: England squad selection. Thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 01:17:26 PM »
Accepting that it's a training camp and not a/the AI squad, why not include him. Lads played fine since O'conner departed. As i recall he didn't shy away from Nathan Hughes once last weekend,
Cipriani throws one long pass when he knew he had a free ball and many wax lyrical saying he should be a shoe in. On top of which, the lad clearly hasn't learnt with regards to his behaviour. There are only so many chances you get before management say enough is enough.
Heavily stacked on 6s and 6.5s. Surely a training camp might a be good time to look at more 7s?
I see Dan Cole is still missing too.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 01:26:58 PM by avinastella »
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Re: England squad selection. Thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 04:30:14 PM »
My issue with the squad is we are transfixed with selected former South African of NZ players...

He has only selected two Hookers in George & Hartley... Tommy Taylor is back for Wasps and as an ex hooker i rate him... and quite what Jackson Wray has to do more to get in this squad i do not know, for two or three seasons now he has been Saracens stand out ball carrying back row forward. Forget he is 29 or 30 he should be in...

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Re: England squad selection. Thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 08:56:01 PM »
Im not sure what games Eddie Jones is watching if he thinks that's the best in-form England squad that could be picked. I fear England may only come out of the autumn series with only 1 win, 2 at most depending on how the aussies perform.



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Re: England squad selection. Thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2018, 10:21:26 PM »
They will lose every game, he couldn't pick his nose. He should work for the ECB they select on old boy club status too.

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Re: England squad selection. Thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2018, 10:56:26 PM »
It's not a squad for the AI's. It's a training camp. Apparently one of 3 they have lined up.
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Re: England squad selection. Thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2018, 09:18:04 PM »
AI's start in a couple of weeks, all training camps until then should have the AI's squad players there plus maybe a few younger players otherwise what's the point of the camps?

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Re: England squad selection. Thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2018, 09:50:26 PM »
The point is a waste of time and money. Croc of tosh

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Re: England squad selection. Thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2018, 08:50:56 AM »
Even retired players/pundits seem to be coming down on Cipriani’s side.

I get the feeling Jones is done with him hope I am wrong though.If he wasn’t done with him he’d be there considering he’s only just come in from the international wildnerness and you’d have thought Jones would want as much time with him as possible to enforce his ways on him.

You cannot deny his talent he’s a proper attacking 10 something we have lacked and got found out in last seasons 6N.

Manu I believe it when he’s on the plane to Japan he’s too much of an injury liability.

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Re: England squad selection. Thoughts?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2018, 02:37:27 AM »
Tuilagi is out injured already