- Rugby World Cup Thread 2019
Resource for games locations etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Rugby_World_Cup
Warm ups https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Rugby_World_Cup_warm-up_matches
It seems bad news to you Angalis but I’ve seen Wales play amazingly with seemingly 2nd string players. I think when they lose some top guys it just motivates everyone to be more betterer. They seem to need some kind of tragedy to keep them boosted.
England meanwhile will be shit and probably get knocked out in the group stages, we have serious problems with France, Argentina and America who can look quite terrifying and will bring something different. Or we limp into the knockout stages only to be trounced there by Wales/Australia. We are in deep trouble.Posted 4 months ago
England meanwhile will be shit
Absolutely guaranteed because the other day I watched a serious video on an NZ site which claimed and evidenced that with a mix of experience and talent at our disposal and apparently the best warm up process / schedule in the world, Thats this is our best chance since 2003.
And with reference to the rest of your post I agree because as evidenced by Squidge, we can play the latest EJ strategy in the first 20, then all goes to pot on the field when an adaptation needs to happen.
Sigh.Posted 4 months agosamperry25Member
Faletau is a class player but can’t seem to keep injury free. We didn’t really miss him for the 6N and we’ve got a few options for the whole of the back row so I’m not personally worried yet.
Starting back row for me:
Will probably **** it all up in the quarter finals again though.Posted 4 months ago
England can put out a very strong squad and should do well.Posted 4 months ago
Wales lose the likes of AWJ and Jiffy Junior and we are screwed. As said we can cope with the loss of Faletau, although Moriarty at 8 is a big step down, but not those 2. If we get through 4 games v Eng and Ireland with no more injuries we’ll be doing well.
So it’s England v Wales next weekend, and Elliot Daley has issues the rallying call. It’s full on he says, and England will be out to smash Wales.
Didnt we hear that before? Even I’m getting sick of the England rhetoric these days, it’d be nice if they kept it low key and did their talking on the pitch. On the plus side, every time there’s a clip of Anthony Watson he looks a class above the rest – I appreciate that’s media marketing but it’d be good to have him back – full back v Wales with Daley & May on the wing?Posted 4 months ago
England team to face Wales
England: Elliot Daly; Ruaridh McConnochie, Henry Slade, Piers Francis, Anthony Watson; George Ford (C), Willi Heinz; Ellis Genge, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Dan Cole; Joe Launchbury, Charlie Ewels; Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola.
Subs: Jack Singleton, Joe Marler, Harry Williams, George Kruis, Lewis Ludlam, Ben Youngs, Joe Marchant, Joe Cokanasiga.
Wales team to face England
Wales: Liam Williams; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Davies; Nicky Smith, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis; Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (C); Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.
Subs: Elliot Dee, Wyn Jones, Dillon Lewis, Jake Ball, Aaron Shingler, Tomos Williams, Dan Biggar, Owen Watkin.
No Farrell?Posted 4 months ago
Who knows what jones is thinking? Is Farrell being rested as he had a long hard season or is Jones finally reasoning ford is the better attacking 10?
Both sides look a wee bit experimental to me.
But then as a Scots fan I have the Toonbola effect where we never know who will be selectedPosted 4 months agoCaptainFlashheartMember
No punches being pulled by Y Gat here, not one.Posted 4 months ago
I was a heavy critic of Anscombe when he played fullback in the past but I was really impressed with his efforts at Outside Half especially in the 6N. I like the option of Biggar on the bench as an impact player.Posted 4 months ago
Don’t think Priestland is in garlands plans at all.IdleJonSubscriber
What’s the thinking behind playing 32 yr old Heinz this weekend? An attempt to limit damage to the main WC squad, or a serious contender to play in the tournament? And if the latter, why has he been brought into international reckoning so late?
I was just looking at ticket prices for the games in Japan. (Not that I’m going – just curious!) Over £500 for the first game. £180+ for Scotland v Ireland. £250+ for Wales v Australia. The final would require a lottery win for me, even if there were tickets left.Posted 4 months ago
I have not seen much of Tomos Williams play, although I’ve heard he’s tidy.
He is very good, lovely instinctive attacker attacker, lacks a bit in game control though. I would pick him over Davies.
Thanks a_a, I’ve not been impressed with what I’ve seen of Davies. Unfortunately Tomos appears to have picked up a knock and Davies is playing.Posted 4 months ago
I’m sorry but I’m disapointed, and expect a relatively easy Welsh win. With all the bluster from Mr Daley and Mr Jones we have half an experimental side with uncapped players against a full strength Wales in our own back yard.
A smashing loss blooding untested-at-this-level-players doesn’t seem the best way to enter a RWC, surely poor for established and new player motivation and squad cohesion.
FFSPosted 4 months ago
Try that, take twoPosted 4 months ago
Jesus **** H…. So Wales (coached by a man with hugely proven track record) are basically full strength. We’ve got two of our first choice back row, then the second or third choice in every other position. A bloke that’ll be on the bench as captain, and Piers **** Francis and Will **** Heinz in the team. We’re ****Posted 4 months ago
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