BM, Hope your wrong too.
Not as confident as we should be with the quality of players we've got.
After all this warm-up, we go into the first test with our (very) predictable 9 and 10 having only played 48 minutes together.
Our 10-12 combo having a combined total of zero minutes together there.
And our 12-13 combo in the centres having played together for another grand total of Zero minutes.
Good work G******
ts4or5, you're right about the back row cover too.
Looks like G******'s already decided we'll need a specialist 6 to come on. Wouldn't want Croft out there for the last 20 minutes when there could be a bit of space opening up?!
By overlooking Tips and SOB (and even Faletau or anyone else that could play 7) it looks like he's trying to make the point that his captain Warburton WILL play 80 minutes. It'd be a big gamble under normal circumstances. Against Oz, with Hooper and Gill, it's pretty massive for a seven made of glass.