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Season 8 Homepage I

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Sat 13 Jun 2015, 6:49 pm

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Welcome to Season 8 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 23 players.  Players who are in the academy must be born on or after 1st September 1993. 

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. Worcester Warriors & London Wasps will receive two additional bids to be used exclusively on academy age players. These players must be bid for on the National League Bidding page, and each bid will be considered by the RFU 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 the RFU 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.
    Player Draft
    Worcester Warriors & London Wasps will participate in a player draft beginning the week of June 22nd. Both sides will be allowed to draft two players each. The draft picks will go as follows; 1. Worcester 2. Wasps 3. Wasps 4. Worcester.

    Round Bidding
    There will be two rounds of bidding. The first window will run the week starting June 29th and the second the week starting July 3rd. All sides will be allowed to sign one player each during the window. These bids are not protected if you do not have the funds in place to bid during the window you will lose the bid.     

    Open Bidding
    From July 13th the foreign market will be open to all bids similar to previous seasons. Due to the world cup the window will remain open till the end of September. 

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 20:00 hours on Sunday. Managers will pm 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
Bonuses will be awarded on a scaled basis i.e. 2m for 5 games, 1.6m for 4 games and so on
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 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 11:50 am

Moriaty starting as well isn't he? Can see him making the WC squad, along with Tyler Morgan and potentially Amos as well - they've got some very good youngsters pushing through at the moment.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Guest on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 1:28 pm

It's basically a squad players Welsh 15. Pdst is class and just needs to stay fit. Looks like Alberts and a few others back for the game.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Fluxy on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 2:04 pm

Losing an EQ lad there Matt!

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 5:11 pm

Simpson, Foden and Croft all been invited to train with England...

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Fluxy on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 5:18 pm

They need some people to stand in the way  Run

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 5:35 pm

If they wanted that Fluxy they'd have called in Toby Flood Hug

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 5:37 pm

dammit_chris wrote:Simpson, Foden and Croft all been invited to train with England...

It must be a practical joke Wink

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 5:57 pm

Hope it is as at this rate I don't think I'll have a team for the first 4 games in the league, getting to the bare bones stage!

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 6:16 pm

I think you'll be fine Chris, can't see either making the squad

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Guest on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 6:19 pm

Croft has been with them in America also. Seems they are keen to
Have him involved.
Be great off the bench. Hope foden and Simpson make the squad if fit.

Losing moriarty as EQ is a gutter. Bad news for england also.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 6:23 pm

Moriarty is nowhere near ready for Int rugby, they must just be capping him.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Steven_Sharks on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 7:18 pm

Foden will make the squad.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 7:22 pm

I'd be very surprised if he did Steve, if I was betting man I'd put money on it.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Steven_Sharks on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 7:32 pm

Being good mates with his brother leads me to believe he is in unless something dramatic happens.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 7:42 pm

That's quite surprising, maybe Brown isn't as fit as we hoped.

FB is a bit of an issue really after Brown, there's a big step down in quality. Hopefully somebody will come through next year (Watson, Nowell maybe?)

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by BamBam on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 7:42 pm

If he's in ahead of Goode I'll be very happy. If it's in addition to Goode I'll be pulling my hair out

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Guest on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 9:51 pm

"Ben Morgan played full part in today's live maul session, but needs games to prove fitness. Jonny May been "stand-out" performer in camp according to
Lancaster "

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 5:01 am

Thy must be giving May training that involves little brain power or defence work Wink (basically just sprinting)

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 7:34 am

dammit_chris wrote:Simpson, Foden and Croft all been invited to train with England...

They've joined the camp but are not training with the squad apparently

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 10:28 am

May was the form back in the AP towards the end of the season, some of runs he made and tries he scored were unreal. Getting dropped by England had a similar impact as it did for BV.

A fully fit and in form Foden would be a big boost for England, just not sure he will have time to prove that - would have him over Goode.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Steven_Sharks on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 12:08 pm

Kriel moves to wing

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Fluxy on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 12:58 pm

Looking for EQ lock, centre and wings if anyone is around for a deal!

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Guest on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 4:09 pm

Steven_Sharks wrote:Kriel moves to wing

Think he will switch often with wlr
And could make a cracking back 3

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Steven_Sharks on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 7:44 pm

Is Whitelock coming back from injury? He is only on the bench again.

Looks close to the strongest side they can put out.

http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3551_68146,00.html

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 7:47 pm

Good side, some impact bench they've got. At least their scrum shouldn't suffer too much against Aus.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Driver on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 7:59 pm

Tom Croft has to go too the RWC for me, He's a phenominal lineout option and one that is too good too ignore. Lancaster has already said that one of the main jobs of a 6 in the England side is too be a lineout operator. We won't win a world cup with Courtney Lawes calling the line.

Ben Foden is the sensible option as he's a line breaker from full back and we need a running threat if Brown is out. No English 15 picks a line better than Ben Foden.
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 8:03 pm

Both are completely unproven after injury and in Croft's case have been in poor form for a long time. I don't think we can afford to carry players in a squad of 31.

By the sounds of it they are just been assessed by the medical staff and are not taking part in any training sessions at the minute.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Ozzy3213 on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 8:04 pm

Whether Croft plays or not, Lawes will call. Croft is not a lineout leader and never has been. Excellent jumper in both attack and defence, but not a leader.
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Driver on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 8:06 pm

That's all well and good but for me it's poor planning from SL, He's just determained to get Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes on the field at the same time. If he thought about it he'd of stuck with Parling or Kruis at 5 to call the line. Croft would start for me against Australia and Wales as there lineouts arn't great.
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Ozzy3213 on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 8:09 pm

Lawes has been calling the line fine, and him and Launchbury are our best pairing in the second row. They work very well as unit. Kruis is a long way off and Parling is likely to be in the squad as well anyway.
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Driver on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 8:12 pm

I just don't recall seeing us produce quality lineout ball since Parling dropped out of being a starter. It seems to take its time coming down and the 9s always under pressure from it.
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Driver on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 8:38 pm

Steven_Sharks wrote:Being good mates with his brother leads me to believe he is in unless something dramatic happens.

Is Tom Foden back at Chester now Steve?
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Ozzy3213 on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 8:45 pm

I don't think that's true driver. Our lineout has for the most part functioned well enough.
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 8:53 pm

If they play Launch, Lawes, Wood and Robshaw they've got some very good lineout options - not sure we need Croft to help improve us there, although being able to also play second row could be a big advantage for him.

You'll have Wood, Robshaw, BV and Morgan in backrow along with Haskell who can cover all positions. Be interesting if they go for more than 5 backrow options.

Potentially you might see them go for Lawes, Launch and Parling as second rowers, with Croft or Easter as another option who can play two positions.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Ozzy3213 on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 8:59 pm

Steven_Sharks wrote:Kriel moves to wing

As we suspected he might. Will be interesting to see how he goes there, having played mainly full back all season for the Bulls and then centre for the Boks. I home he doesn't get moved about too much, as it may hinder his development, as it seemed to do to JOC.
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Ozzy3213 on Wed 05 Aug 2015, 9:02 pm

The All Black backline for this weeks Bledisloe Cup match is just frightening. if they get any sort of decent ball I can see them cutting the Aussies to shreds!
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 4:55 am

dammit_chris wrote:If they play Launch, Lawes, Wood and Robshaw they've got some very good lineout options - not sure we need Croft to help improve us there, although being able to also play second row could be a big advantage for him.

You'll have Wood, Robshaw, BV and Morgan in backrow along with Haskell who can cover all positions. Be interesting if they go for more than 5 backrow options.

Potentially you might see them go for Lawes, Launch and Parling as second rowers, with Croft or Easter as another option who can play two positions.

The thing is Croft adds very little else apart from line out and he's totally lacking match practice and form.

Launchbury is not a good line out option, he rarely used, it's something he needs to work on. Lawes is becoming a very good operator though and combined with Wood gives us a good platform.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 7:03 am

Interesting Aus line up:

15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore, (captain), 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Nic White, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Kurtley Beale
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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Guest on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 7:20 am

Interesting Aussie line up. Makes sense though as they are running out of time to look at options

They need to understand if they can accommodate hooper and pocock, they need to see if giteau can cut it at top level, they need to see if Mitchell, sio etc can cut it also.

They also need to find the right lock combination so all round fairly sensible team.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 9:32 am

Launchbury not good at the lineout? Not sure I'd agree with that, article in the Telegraph last week saying how much we've missed him there and he gives us another option.

We should have one of the best set pieces at the WC, a lot will depend on how well our hookers do to generate some quick ball towards the back of the lineout, as Ford and Joseph are so dangerous with that. Very hard to pick which hooker to leave out, you wouldnt think they'd take LCD and George but Webber's form wasnt great last season and it is whehter you go with his added experience or not.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 10:07 am

I don't think he's strong there at all Chris.

There was a stat report a few weeks back showing how little he's used at Int level to back this up. If he's good there why isn't he used? I'll see if I can dig the stats out. He's a cracking player in other areas though, just needs to work on his line out imo.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 12:58 pm

Loving the cricket!

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by BamBam on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 1:12 pm

Am away over the weekend so may struggle to predict, might just send some in based on the teams submitted as of today seeing as no one does tactics anyway!

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by LukeLovesLuka on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 1:21 pm

On a stag do in Prague. Get back Sunday will predict if I get home in time.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 1:35 pm

Launchbury is a front jumper, while likes of Lawes, Wood are lighter and more atheletic so get more ball when we are looking for quick ball. You dont go to Launch for quick ball. Cant compare him with Lawes as two different jumpers and types, but combination of the two gives England very good lineout options. For me one of the best front jumpers around as such good hands and ability. With Wood and Robshaw it does give us some great options there.

Good luck surviving Prague Luke! Sounds like it could be messy.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 2:13 pm

It seems England don't go to him for any ball Chris.

Launchbury is not a good line out option imo, I'm not comparing him to Lawes at all. I rate Launchbury highly but not as a line out option.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 4:25 pm

Well they haven't for the last 8 months or so.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 4:46 pm

Haha, exactly, he's not been used at all! Poor show from Launchbury!

I think he's quality and would start him every time but think you need Wood alongside him to cover the line out.

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Re: Season 8 Homepage I

Post by dammit_chris on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 6:02 pm

Certainly a good combo with Lawes and Launchbury and then Parling who has got to be most likely guy from the bench.

Wood's a vital player to that team, thing I like about the locks is that they offer a lot at the breakdown and that takes a lot of pressure away from not having an out and out no7 in the team.

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Post by Steven_Sharks on Thu 06 Aug 2015, 6:14 pm

Nothing wrong with England lineout jumpers or the lineout since Lawes has called. He is a good example of why I don't think lineout leaders are that hard to find. Chris would have been crucified for saying Lawes lead his lineout until he did it for England. Turns out its not that tough.

My concern is the arrows of the throwers with Hartley not involved.

As for combo, Parling has shown nothing to suggest he should be on the bench ahead of Attwood. In all honesty there's a case for Kruis going as the fourth lock ahead of Parling form wise, particularly in the white Jersey where Kruis was impressive.

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