England v South Africa

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ROLLO 11 Jun 2018 19:18 pm said..

Singleton of Wuss now called up for cover as third hooker.
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Steve M 12 Jun 2018 07:18 am said..

Bearing in mind the current summer tours, what a coincidence that in the U20 World Cup today England play South Africa and Wales play Argentina.
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King Prawn Bhuna 12 Jun 2018 08:21 am said..

Steve M wrote:Bearing in mind the current summer tours, what a coincidence that in the U20 World Cup today England play South Africa and Wales play Argentina.

and the ABs play France too.
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Baylion 14 Jun 2018 09:04 am said..

Under-pressure England received a big boost Wednesday when lock Joe Launchbury was declared fit for a must-win second Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein this weekend.

https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Springboks/england-lock-launchbury-fit-to-face-the-boks-20180613
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Beddis 14 Jun 2018 10:34 am said..

Cipriani in the bench

Robshaw dropped!!!!!

Who was it on here that thought Robshaw did ok last weekend? Even EJ must have thought he was hopeless to drop him altogether

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Re: England v South Africa

Camel 14 Jun 2018 10:39 am said..

England team to face South Africa:

Elliot Daly (Wasps); Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins); George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers);

Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Jamie George (Saracens), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Brad Shields (Hurricanes/Wasps), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Ben Spencer (Saracens), Danny Cipriani (Wasps), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks)
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Theotherjonny 14 Jun 2018 10:40 am said..

No Robson? Not even on the bench?
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Not1eyed 14 Jun 2018 10:46 am said..

Robson not on bench last week either. Would have been harsh to drop Spencer as he only got 8mins
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Re: England v South Africa

Camel 14 Jun 2018 10:48 am said..

A few things which stand-out for me:

Negatives:

- STILL no second row cover on the bench.
- Daly and Brown STILL in the wrong positions.
- That midfield, just like last week looks very lightweight.
- I would've been far happier with Robson on the bench, rather than Spencer.

Positives:

- Great to see Cipriani come in. They lacked any kind of creativity from the replacements last week. He will add a spark.
- I think it's the right time to drop Robshaw in favour of Shields. I love the fact he's gone for Wilson on the bench.
- Launchbury back is very important. Isiekwe and Itoje are both 5 1/2's and I think we were desperate for a specialist second row to come in.
- They will be more acclimatised this week and I would hope, better prepared for the conditions.
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Still Realistic 14 Jun 2018 10:52 am said..

Camel, how will they be more acclimatised this week when their tour base were all training is done is at sea level?

It still seems that EJ is very untrusting of the players that he has taken along basically as injury cover. Jonny Hill is there as a specialist lock isn't he?
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