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Post by miaow on Mon 26 Nov 2018, 1:41 am

First topic message reminder :

WALES’ 2019 RWC TRAINING SQUAD:

FORWARDS (23):
Leon Brown (Dragons) (5 Caps)
Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues) (*Uncapped)
Rob Evans (Scarlets) (35 Caps)
Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (40 Caps)
Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (12 Caps)
Samson Lee (Scarlets) (40 Caps)
Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues) (12 Caps)
Nicky Smith (Ospreys) (28 Caps)
Elliot Dee (Dragons) (18 Caps)
Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (7 Caps)
Ken Owens (Scarlets) (64 Caps)
Jake Ball (Scarlets) (32 Caps)
Adam Beard (Ospreys) (13 Caps)
Bradley Davies (Ospreys) (64 Caps)
Cory Hill (Dragons) (24 Caps)
Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (125 Caps)
James Davies (Scarlets) (3 Caps)
Taulupe Faletau (Bath) (72 Caps)
Ross Moriarty (Dragons) (31 Caps)
Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (16 Caps)
Aaron Shingler (Scarlets) (17 Caps)
Justin Tipuric (Ospreys) (64 Caps)
Aaron Wainwright (Dragons) (8 Caps)

BACKS (19):

Aled Davies (Ospreys) (16 Caps)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (41 Caps)
Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues) (7 Caps)
Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues) (26 Caps)
Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints) (70 Caps)
Jarrod Evans (Cardiff Blues) (1 Cap)
Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) (11 Caps)
Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (73 Caps)
Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (15 Caps)
Owen Watkin (Ospreys) (13 Caps)
Scott Williams (Ospreys) (57 Caps)
Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors) (10 Caps)
Hallam Amos (Dragons) (18 Caps)
Steff Evans (Scarlets) (12 Caps)
Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets) (81 Caps)
Owen Lane (Cardiff Blues) (*Uncapped)
George North (Ospreys) (83 Caps)
Jonah Holmes (Leicester Tigers) (2 Caps)
Liam Williams (Saracens) (55 Caps)​


AUGUST 2019

SUN 11 Wales Vs England  
KO 14:00 BST
Twickenham Stadium

SAT 17 Wales Vs England  
KO 14:15 BST
Principality Stadium

SAT 31 Wales Vs Ireland  
KO 14:30 BST
Principality Stadium


SEPTEMBER 2019

SAT 7 Wales Vs Ireland  
KO 14:00 BST
Aviva Stadium, Test Matches


Start of The RWC

MON 23  Wales Vs Georgia  
KO 11:15 BST
Toyota Stadium, Rugby World Cup

SUN 29 Wales Vs Australia  
KO 08:45 BST
Tokyo (Ajinomoto) Stadium, Rugby World Cup

OCTOBER 2019

WED 9 Wales Vs Fiji  
KO 10:45 BST
Bank Dome (Big Eye), Rugby World Cup

SUN 13 Wales Vs Uruguay  
KO 09:15 BST
Egao Health (Umakana Yokana) Stadium, Rugby World Cup


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Post by mikey_dragon on Thu 15 Aug 2019, 7:33 pm

Anscombe isn’t world class and some were unsure if he was even our best. Biggar is better. Evans has greater potential and was able to keep Anscombe out of the 10 jersey.

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Post by Pie on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 1:17 am

Collapse2005 wrote:Even if its an Ancome-less Wales?

Anscombe has been a key figure for a season or so but its not forget that prior to that 75 plus cap bigger was the go to guy and it was Biggar who engineered a rather famous win in 2015. His kicking game is superb and defensively he is better than Anscombe.

Biggar has been shutting the door in teams faces as a replacement for Anscombe, no reason why he cant do that as a starter

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Post by Pie on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 1:18 am

mikey_dragon wrote:Some fans might be concerned but it seems Gatland isn’t in the slightest. It would be surprising if there wasn’t a response this weekend. When you consider the players to come back in against a Sexton-less Ireland things will be going well, but I think that’s reliant on a win this weekend.

English fans seem very concerned Laugh

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Post by TightHEAD on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 12:06 pm

My only concerned is that the English lads may eat a dodgy Welsh cake pre-game.
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Post by SecretFly on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2:49 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:Anscombe isn’t world class and some were unsure if he was even our best.

Downright unforgivable negligence from a side that only has to win their game at the weekend to become Number 1 ranked side in the world.

Anscombe, the chancer!  Luckily Gats spotted the fraud before Wales got on the plane to Japan.

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Post by RiscaGame on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 5:10 pm

Never fear Fly. We are losing every warm up game, as Gats wants us back under the radar. He has pulled some stunts before, but this is the best one yet. Lose four in a row and then turn it around, against the Georgians and not lose another game. Man is a genius.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 7:40 pm

What channel is this on? I thought it was on 4.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 7:55 pm

Channel 4 or sky. Your preference.

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Post by Pie on Sat 17 Aug 2019, 2:49 am

TightHEAD wrote:My only concerned is that the English lads may eat a dodgy Welsh cake pre-game.

mmm, maybe thats what they ate when Teo and Brown started to beat the carp out of each other

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Sat 17 Aug 2019, 9:02 am

No 7&1/2 wrote:Channel 4 or sky. Your preference.

I like the C4 lineup Ugo ( top bloke), Sam Warburton (excellent & unbiased), Flats (excellent analysis & very witty).

Sky & Barnes - meh!

I know their not showing it but....


BBC coverage is just rank bad - JD embarrassing, Guscott (loves anything Welsh),Moore, Butler, the one exception is Andy Nichol

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 17 Aug 2019, 2:56 pm

Two things I’ve noticed;
We still look tired.
Wainright is playing himself onto the plane.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 17 Aug 2019, 3:54 pm

Aled Davies, liability as usual.

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Post by Pie on Sat 17 Aug 2019, 3:54 pm

By absolutely brutal did Eddie mean injure as many Wales players as possible

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat 17 Aug 2019, 4:25 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:Aled Davies, liability as usual.

After I post this he throws an intercept.

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Post by RiscaGame on Sat 17 Aug 2019, 8:58 pm

Andy Nicol is atrocious, in my opinion.

Anyway, just watched the first half. Wales are undoubtedly playing on heavy legs at the minute. As it was said, there’s still five weeks or whatever until the tournament starts.

I love Wainwright, but he has fallen off a couple of tackles the past couple of weeks.

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Post by SecretFly on Sun 18 Aug 2019, 9:57 am

Kind of a rope-a-dope game by both sides. Looks like they were all carrying lead vests under their kit. Lots of effort, lots of sweat.... but only a pretend game in the end.

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Post by The Oracle on Sun 18 Aug 2019, 3:19 pm

It would be interesting to know more of what is going on behind the scenes. These days it’s all about mimicking the conditions and situations they might face. Gats has had players training in the heat. Eddie Jones commented that having to play players out of position yesterday was good practice for it inevitably happening in the World Cup. One other scenario they’ll all face is the quick turn around and playing under fatigue. I therefore wonder if, given the heavy legged look of a lot of the Wales players in the last two games, whether they’ve done some sort of pre-game fatigue or mid week full intensity practice match, or something similar, in order to mimic what will happen in the group stages. They certainly looked pretty stodgy in the running department.


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Post by maestegmafia on Sun 18 Aug 2019, 5:47 pm

This is only just half way through the squad training for the World Cup and we have had two tests, a fortnight up a mountain above a mountain as well as a few weeks at the vale... The lads still have Turkey conditioning and two tests agains the Irish to get some practice in.

The game on Saturday was stoic, the team were under training conditions. We were trying things, trying players trying the patience of the fans a bit but i really felt we got a lot out of it.

Very happy with most of the pack in the loose, very improved in the line out, wainwright doing really well.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 1:05 am

If Tomos Williams doesn’t recover I wonder if Webb will get the call.

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Post by maestegmafia on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 7:31 am

mikey_dragon wrote:If Tomos Williams doesn’t recover I wonder if Webb will get the call.

I wonder if Aled Davies got injured whether Rhys Webb would get the call? Not putting ideas in anyone’s head or anything just asking for a friend...!

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Post by LordDowlais on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 8:59 am

I was glad to see Wales adopt different tactics over the two games. At Twickenham, I felt we tried to beat England at their own game, we tried to take their forwards on. In Cardiff, we put the ball in the air a lot more and made their big guys run around after it, totally negating their strength in the forwards.

It was refreshing to see that as a team, the Welsh squad are starting to show signs of maturity, not so long ago we were being called the village idiots of world rugby, always trying the same thing, over and over and hoping it would work, no plan b.

Now though, I saw two very distinct approaches over the two games, we are adapting to teams, I think Wales have taken more out of these two fixtures than England have. It will be interesting to see how we approach Ireland.

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 10:18 am

I think when Biggar is playing you know the ball is going into the air quite a bit.

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 10:19 am

LordDowlais wrote: It will be interesting to see how we approach Ireland.  

Send in your 3rd string. Believe me, it'll be enough.....

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 10:25 am

maestegmafia wrote:This is only just half way through the squad training for the World Cup and we have had two tests, a fortnight up a mountain above a mountain as well as a few weeks at the vale... The lads still have Turkey conditioning and two tests agains the Irish to get some practice in.

I normally wait until December for that.

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 10:33 am

A soapy massage by a big hairy fat man?

Oh well, if that's how they like to prepare their turkeys in Wales, so be it. I prefer boringly traditional stuffing.

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Post by LondonTiger on Mon 19 Aug 2019, 10:37 am

drumroll

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Post by mikey_dragon Yesterday at 1:06 am

I was just thinking that we’re doing pretty well lately, considering that Evans, Lee, Hill, Faletau, Tipuric, Webb, Anscombe and L Williams were missing. Shingler and Navidi were also out up until the 2nd half of this most recent game.


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Post by LordDowlais Yesterday at 11:02 am

Oh well, uncle Eddie has made Wales favourites for the Rugby World cup now.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49381812

If he says it, then it must be true. Yahoo

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