South Africa v England part II

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stuartjames 17 Jun 2018 14:33 pm said..

Personally I think we can turn it round as long as he starts picking form players, in their proper positions, and also picks players based on their intelligence, not just because they’re big and beefy...


He's had at least a year of not doing any of the above. I can't see it changing, he'll double down and ignore the critics, like he always has.

Interesting opinion on the BBC, says EJ doesn't care about progession of younger players, legacy etc , he's focussed on winning the WC2019, hence why he parachutes in 'winners' like Shields rather than looking around the premiership.

Harlequins the obvious exception to this though!
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mishmash 17 Jun 2018 14:44 pm said..

Am I alone in thinking that England have struggled without a fit and firing Kruis - he was immense when EJ first got the job. Massive scrummager and lineout/maul specialist which helps England dominate set piece.

Don't understand why Farrell doesn't go to 10 - he's the main man who drives the team and put Slade and Daly outside him in the centres then you have a midfield all playing their natural positions.
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Not1eyed 17 Jun 2018 15:02 pm said..

For me England desperately need Manu Tuilagi back fit and playing. They need a player that can take the ball across the gain line hard and fast. Having several ball players is great but also need someone to straighten up and go forward. Manu is the best suited to do that in English rugby
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Asgard 17 Jun 2018 15:10 pm said..

Given the logic of EJ's selections he'd probably play Tuilagi at scrum half
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Beddis 17 Jun 2018 15:54 pm said..

EJ has written to apologise to Bruce Craig, maybe he feels he isn’t so untouchable at the moment?
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Fat Taff 17 Jun 2018 16:07 pm said..

Billy confirmed as having re-fractured his arm. Mako leaving the tour for pre-agreed family reasons. Genge coming home injured.
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madders 17 Jun 2018 17:44 pm said..

If only EJ would go with them.
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King Prawn Bhuna 17 Jun 2018 17:57 pm said..

It's falling apart at the seams.

My trouble is I can't see how his current policy on selection and coaching regime can turn this around in 12 months.

I'd rather we cut our losses and started on rebuilding at the this RWC.
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Not1eyed 17 Jun 2018 18:27 pm said..

Trouble with that KPB is who is available that would be willing to take over?
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Beddis 17 Jun 2018 18:42 pm said..

Not1eyed wrote:Trouble with that KPB is who is available that would be willing to take over?

I’d say Dean Ryan and Jim Mallinder would be better than the current debacle
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