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Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Sat 11 Apr 2015, 12:14 pm

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10Exeter Chiefs *227411538568-30465401146
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12London Irish *222218531601-70436411627

 
Welcome to Season 7 of the Aviva Premiership fantasy rugby game.  Below are the rules of the game which must be adhered to.  If there are any situations that arise in the course of the game which are not covered by the rules, a final decision will be made by the RFU (SJE) as to how the situation will be resolved.
 
 
Senior Squads wrote:
The maximum squad size is 40 senior players.  If a team has more than 40 players in their squad then they will be fined £1 million per player over the permitted amounts per day for the first seven days. If after 7 consecutive days a team still has more than the permitted number of players then the team will be fined £2 million per player per day, and fined 1 league point per player per day for the next seven days. If after this time a team still has more than the permitted number of players in their squad, the RFU (SJE) will remove players at its discretion to bring them back under the permitted numbers. There will be no right of appeal to players being removed.

Be aware that all tier one international matches which are played during the season will count in the game, and players selected in the match day 23's for those matches will not be eligible to play for their clubs on that weekend, therefore you must give due consideration to the make-up of your squad.
Academy Rules wrote:
Each team will be allowed to have an academy squad of 20 players.  Players who are in the academy must be born on or after 1st September 1992. 

Any player, who is at any Premiership club in real life, either in their senior, academy or AASE squads, can be bid for on the domestic bidding page. Players who are at your own club in real life and are coming through the academy system must be bid for if you want them in your own academy.
Transfers wrote:

  • Domestic (other AP Teams)
    Each team has a budget to use in the purchase of players. Domestic transfers between AP clubs, regardless of nationality of player, should be negotiated between the respective managers, and then confirmed on the Domestic Transfer Confirmation Page.
  • Domestic (Championship and below)
    Each team may during the season purchase no more than 5 players from the Championship or the National Leagues. These players must be bid for on the National League Bidding page, and each bid will be considered by me on its own merits before being accepted or rejected.  No bid will be accepted until a minimum of 24 hours has elapsed from the time the bid was made, in order to afford other managers the opportunity to make a counter bid.
  • Foreign
    To make a foreign transfer (i.e. from any club outside of the AP, regardless of whether the player is English) a bid should be made on the Foreign Transfers Page, which will be considered by me against the posted guidelines for purchase prices before being accepted or rejected. No bid will be accepted until a minimum of 24 hours has elapsed from the time the bid was made, in order to afford other managers the opportunity to make a counter bid.

    There will be a summer foreign transfer window, which will run as follows.

    Open Window

    Open transfer window, teams have unlimited bids provided they have the financial resources to cover them.  Teams may only bid for one player at a time.

    The window will open from the 9th of June but only to those sides that finish 8th and below at first. They will have a week to make one signing each before the window is open to all.     

Player Releases wrote: 
Managers may choose to release players from their clubs, for which they will be offered compensation

Compensation will be paid as follows

£2 million – current international (must have played international rugby in the previous 12 months)
£1.5 million – former international
£1m – top flight experience
£0.5m – other

All released players will be deemed to have joined a Championship side and can be bid for on the National League Bidding page.
Retirements wrote:
There will be no compensation for retiring players.  Should a player who retires decide to come out of retirement and play again, then he will automatically go back to the club who he was playing for in the game when he retired.
Fixtures wrote:
There will be 22 Aviva Premiership games per season, plus the play offs. There will also be European Rugby Champions Cup, European Rugby Challenge Cup and Anglo Welsh Cup matches.  These games will take place once a week. A match thread will be put up every Monday. Home teams must be named by midnight on Tuesday. Away teams must be named by midnight on Wednesday. Failure to meet these deadlines is punishable by the addition of three match points to the oppositions final score, unless both sides fail to do so. Both teams must provide tactics by midnight on Thursday. Predictions will be open from 00:01 hours on Friday and remain open until 15:00 hours on Sunday. Managers will post the scores that they think will happen from these games (apart from games in which they are involved).  An average of all predictions will be taken, and then 0.5 points added to each teams score for each prediction that had them as the winner, and that will then be the final score.

Managers are asked to provide detail as to why they have predicted a result.  To be considered a descriptive prediction this must be a full 3 lines long when entered into the text box. 
Teams wrote:
When naming your team, not only should you put the starting XV and replacements, but also tactics that your team will employ. Results will be affected by the tactics described.

In addition, each team must have the following:-

For domestic competition at least 8 England qualified players in your match day 23, and at least 4 of those must be in your starting XV.

For European competition at least 8 England qualified players in your match day 23, and at least 6 of those must be in your starting XV.

At least 2 props and 1 hooker on the bench.

All players must be eligible (not injured or banned).

Failure to comply with these rules will result in a 1 league point deduction.

If you fail to submit a team for a match, then the other team will be automatically awarded a 30-0 bonus point win. If both teams fail to submit a team, then it will be scored as a 0-0 draw.
Injuries and Suspensions wrote:
Injuries in this game do NOT reflect real life, they will be generated by me.

Players banned in real life will be ineligible for selection in this game for the duration of the ban.

Inclusion of injured/banned players will result in them being replaced by players on the bench, and the bench not having eight players, which may result in punishment if it concerns the front-row.

Punishment for fielding an ineligible player will be loss of one match point.
Financial Rewards wrote:
There will be no rewards for the result of an individual match, instead the managers will receive cash for predicting.

£2m for descriptive predictions 
£0.25m for scores on the doors predictions
If you fail to predict without first advising me that you are unable to do so that week, you will be fined £1m for a first offence, £2m for a second offence, £3m for a third offence etc upto a maximum of £5m per fine.

AP finishing positions.

Champions: 8m
Runners Up: 6m
Playoff Semi Finalist Losers: 5m
5th: 4m
6th: 3.5m
7th: 3m
8th: 2.5m
9th: 2m
10th: 1.5m
11th: 1m
12th: 0.5m

Heineken Cup

Losing Quarter Finalists - £2 million each
Losing Semi Finalists - £3 million each
Runners Up - £4 million
Champions - £5 million

Amlin Challenge Cup

Losing Quarter Finalists - £1 million each
Losing Semi Finalists - £2 million each
Runners Up - £3 million
Champions - £4 million

Anglo-Welsh Cup

Losing Semi Finalist - £1 million each
Runners Up - £2 million
Champions - £3 million


If your budgets falls below minus £10 million for any reason, the administrators (SJE) will step in and players from within your squad will be released for the relevant financial compensation (foreign transfer value) in order to bring your budget back above minus £10 million.


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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 3:10 pm

C'mon Wuss!!

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by prop_lyd on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 5:21 pm

Don't think that's a yellow

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Steven_Sharks on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 5:28 pm

No it isn't. But it doesn't seemed to have hurt Toulon!

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by prop_lyd on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 5:30 pm

Nope, of all the people to throw an interception to!!


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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 5:30 pm

Game over surely

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Ozzy3213 on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 5:32 pm

Madigan just threw the Champions Cup away.   The last person you want to throw it to there is Habana.

And that was never a yellow, it was barely even a penalty.  Toners lifters dropped him!

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 5:34 pm

Maybe not....

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by prop_lyd on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 5:35 pm

Game back on?!

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Ozzy3213 on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 5:38 pm

Missed conversion will cost them though.

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Guest on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 6:46 pm

Ozzy3213 wrote:Madigan just threw the Champions Cup away.   The last person you want to throw it to there is Habana.

And that was never a yellow, it was barely even a penalty.  Toners lifters dropped him!

Habana is do deadly on the intercept

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by dammit_chris on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 10:21 pm

Didn't realise Cruden got so badly injured at the weekend

http://www.planetrugby.co.uk/story/0,25883,3551_44290,00.html

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Post by Guest on Sun 19 Apr 2015, 10:25 pm

dammit_chris wrote:Didn't realise Cruden got so badly injured at the weekend

http://www.planetrugby.co.uk/story/0,25883,3551_44290,00.html


always said cruden would not be Nz's starting xv
Come World Cup time but did not
Mean due to injury.

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 4:15 am

He was a shoe in the way he was playing. Only Barrett playing well at 10 now.

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 2:35 pm

Leicester sign betham. That's a good signing and improves their wing options

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 2:42 pm

Team of the week time http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3551_44464,00.html

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 2:54 pm

Team of the week based on stats...Matt's worst nightmare.

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 3:48 pm

Not based purely on stats it also uses opinion

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Fluxy on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 3:57 pm

Zzz... Can you quit it now, otherwise I'm seriously debating what is the point of checking items on the forum, when it is just you two trying to dig at each other and bickering.

You're both as bad as each other so cut it out.

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by dammit_chris on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 4:02 pm

Good little piece on Itoje in Rugby World - you might have all gathered he might be my new English player to push!

http://www.rugbyworld.com/countries/england-countries/european-champions-cup-analysis-maro-itoje-saracens-44710

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 4:07 pm

Sounds good to me Flux.

Digs during predo's should stop too, spoiling the game.

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Driver on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 4:13 pm

Has nobody quit yet? Haha!

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Fluxy on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 4:14 pm

dammit_chris wrote:Good little piece on Itoje in Rugby World - you might have all gathered he might be my new English player to push!

http://www.rugbyworld.com/countries/england-countries/european-champions-cup-analysis-maro-itoje-saracens-44710

Chris Itoje looked good from some of the highlights I've seen. Just not sure where he should play. Definitely think he should avoid this RWC and get a full senior season under his belt. Could be long term partner for Launch, if he learns line out? Which is mighty tasty

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 4:20 pm

Agree Flux, he's not ready

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 4:35 pm

Itoje looks like a superstar. If he is good
Enough lets get him in.
Personally think it may be too early but he does cover a few positions

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Fluxy on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 5:02 pm

He only really covers 6 and lock. Okay he adds a different sort of six abilities, in terms of physicality and athletically eg line out, when compared to Wood he is more powerful, but doesn't provide the breakdown nous of Wood. If we played him it would have to be Steffon imo.

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Ozzy3213 on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 5:20 pm

Big game this week Fluxy, no rest for the wicked!

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by dammit_chris on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 5:39 pm

They were talking about having Jackson Wray in the RWC training squad, pretty sure Itoje would be more beneficial there. If Attwood's form picks up again then it is a no brainer, as Launchbury (apparently up for selection this weekend), Lawes and Parling are all definites.

Does anyone know if they take youngsters along with the squad during the WC to give them experience?

Quite an interesting piece in Rugby Paper by Cueto over the weekend saying the wingers he would select for the WC, he picked Ashton in there for experience saying Wade still has positional issues (but best player in Europe with ball in hand) and Yarde has suffered because of Quins poor season - he'd pick Watson, Nowell, Ashton and May.

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Fluxy on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 8:48 pm

Haha, well full bore on the remainder of the season to try and deal a top six finish Pete!

Chris, it's slightly interesting, but I can't see May going! He scored an oppurtunistic try (not a poachers try for me) but he did botch a definite overlap at least once, and I believe twice. Those are the chances that come up few and far between in World Cup games, and needs to nail them each time. Electric player, but not consistent for me.

My England wingers : Watson, Nowell, Ashton and Wade.

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 8:59 pm

Ashton will not happen.
Especially with his discipline.

He should have been carded again on the weekend and if that had been a wc game it could be the differnce between going out.

We need someone who can create something out
Of nothing and may is that man.

Watson has talent but had
A shaky 6n. Too be honest no one has nailed any wing spot. No well did well but he lacks gas and that bit of
Magic. Been done to death on here but both wing spots still up for grabs

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 9:01 pm

What he did to set up cips
For the try and vs NZ no other winger in England can do.

Even as bench he can play many positions so has value

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 9:07 pm

If it it
Was on ball
In hand and lines etc Ashton would be in. Shame we can't bolt all of our wingers together they all have good attributes but all have faults

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 9:17 pm

dammit_chris wrote:They were talking about having Jackson Wray in the RWC training squad, pretty sure Itoje would be more beneficial there. If Attwood's form picks up again then it is a no brainer, as Launchbury (apparently up for selection this weekend), Lawes and Parling are all definites.

Does anyone know if they take youngsters along with the squad during the WC to give them experience?

Quite an interesting piece in Rugby Paper by Cueto over the weekend saying the wingers he would select for the WC, he picked Ashton in there for experience saying Wade still has positional issues (but best player in Europe with ball in hand) and Yarde has suffered because of Quins poor season - he'd pick Watson, Nowell, Ashton and May.

Launch so missed and crucial to england

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 10:08 pm

Anyone see this howler.does everything and then that.http://intheloose.com/2015/04/19/ardie-savea-produces-contender-for-worst-botched-try-ever/

Also saves a try later with a boot.

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Post by Fluxy on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 10:30 pm

There were quite a few botched tries in that game! Don't suppose anyone saw Korea absolutely fail at trying to do the uncontested maul trick against Japan?

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 10:41 pm

Typical of in the loose to say contender for worst ever botched. It is a poor site. Will google that Korea flux.

Wasn't it London Irish who had someone do the swallow dive a la Ashton and fluff it?

A Japanese chap did it also. Worst I have seen was bath winger David trick intercept and run uncontested to line. For some reason he grounded it on 5 metre and ran off celebrating. He was proper embarrassed

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 10:44 pm

Worst botch defending wise of all time would he campese vs lions when he gifted ieuan Evans a try to lose the series or poitrenaud gifting howley the winner for wasps in the Heino final. 2 errors that lost massive massive matches

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Post by Fluxy on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 10:45 pm

That was Japan in the Sevens I believe?

Another one from the weekend was the young Force lock that came on, and tried to charge down a penalty picard

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Post by Guest on Mon 20 Apr 2015, 10:57 pm

I played full game for first time In a few months on Saturday and the opposition 8 called a mark from kick off. I carried on and smashed him into next week. Luckily the ref knew the laws and said it was fine. They were moaning like no ones business.

You wonder how professionals play and don't understand the laws. When someone knocks the ball forward and the man in front picks up to give a penalty away commentator always says its instinct. It's not instinct its stupidity. It's only the less intelligent players and islanders you see do it. It's never your read, hari, dallaglio intelligent players it's always the lawes, Steve Thompson, Tom youngs brainless types

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Re: Season 7 Homepage VIII

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 6:19 am

Ashton has never been carded for England as far as I'm aware.

Tough choice if it comes to a straight shoot out between Ashton & May as both are suspect defensivley but offer different things. Not a fan of May at all but can see whys he's in with a shout despite his poor form for England.

Only way I'd sway with Ashton is because he hasn't played in an attacking side which we have now. He could cause havoc and is a much better finisher than May.

4th wing spot could go to either tbh.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 6:51 am

Rumours going around the AB's might try Sopoaga at 10 with Barrett the only FH in good form. Sopoaga has been pretty impressive this season, not sure he's quite at that level but his kicking seems to be solid.

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Post by Fluxy on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 7:42 am

I was going to suggest that Pooly! But I do reckon (injury permitting) they'll go with Barrett, Carter and Slade. The only other fly half I can think of that might be good enough is Ihia West maybe?

Sopoaga looks handy, there are quite a few names in Super rugby when the transfer window opens to snap up!

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 9:06 am

Carter hasn't played at 10 has he? He's not been great for large parts, looks like he's still struggling to get into form.

Cruden would have started, it's up in the air now.

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Post by dammit_chris on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 10:04 am

Carter, McCaw etc will all come good for the WC, they'll be carefully managed specifically for the competition. Barrett and Cane certainly pushing for starting spots - think Barrett would hav ebeen ahead of Cruden come WC time, only due to his goal kicking being better this season (Cruden better player though).

Wingers impossible to pick -agree with you Mat about Nowell not being the quickest, but he seems very good at getting over the gainline. Watson definitely a fullback, can see how good he was for Bath when he played there in the European games.

I'm unsure on Ashton, he's got the highest workrate of any winger in the AP and when a guy like Cueto says he should be starting for us then he's clearly rated as a very good winger by the players. Will be between Ashton and May for the final spot, but not sure if Lancaster likes Ashton.

Going on how Lancaster picks I think it will end up being Watson, Nowell, May, Goode and Brown, unless Foden recovers as he's a better option than Goode but would need to make the training squads.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 10:15 am

I'm not sure if SL likes May either Chris! Lol

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Post by BamBam on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 11:16 am

Foden is definitely out isn't he? I'd agree on having him over Goode

I still can't quite fathom how people make statements like "Wade is the best player ball in hand in Europe" then don't have him in the squad.

If we're assuming Brown, Nowell and Watson is the starting back 3 for the big games (my pick) then simply for the points difference factor I'd take the biggest attacking threat for the game against Uruguay, and maybe even Fiji.

Whether that's Wade, May or Ashton I don't know, but I'd probably lean towards giving Wade a shot in one of the warm ups or against the Baa Baas, if he tears the place up then its got to be him

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Post by dammit_chris on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 11:22 am

Agree with you completely there Bam, in a group where we have Wales and Australia who have backs who can run up big scores then it could come down to points difference and Wade is the guy most likely to get tries in a game.

It is why I'd also take Daly, as if JJ gets injured, he's the only guy that allows us to play the attacking game that JJ does.

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Post by Guest on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 11:25 am

Don't rule out Tuilagi and JJ being 13/14 and interchanging.

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Post by dammit_chris on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 11:29 am

Tuilagi is meant to be there or there abouts now, think he might end up being given a go at no12 with Ford's passing it could be a really dangerous backline. JJ so important for us now, another player that scares defences.

Wigglesworth has really impressed me recently, but still not sure he's a guy you want on a bench, or starting against Uruguay or Fiji.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 11:34 am

Hopefully Care will be firing by then, those 3 are well ahead of the others.

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Post by LukeLovesLuka on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 4:12 pm

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