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Post by RDW on Mon 18 Mar 2019, 8:39 am

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Post by EST on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 12:55 pm

I'd say that Horne is still probably the more likely to go and provide that ten cover from midfield, he has a lot of credit in the bank, but Hutchinson really was in sparkling form over the latter half of the season - not many people with his ball playing and running skills out there.

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Post by tigertattie on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 1:03 pm

EWT Spoons wrote:Doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but was listening to The Lineout* the other day and the presenter and the lad who writes for the offside line (David Barnes I think) both pretty much ignored the chances of Hutchinson going to the WC, instead just mentioned Jones, Johnson, Taylor and Horne.  I don’t know if they are remotely in the know about what Toony is thinking, but I found it interesting that Hutchinson was completely ignored from their musings.


*Part of Rocksport Radio, from what I understand they talk about sport and play rock music, only aware of this as a podcast though.

They have no chance as even Toonie doesnt know what he is thinking yet!
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Post by jimbopip on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 1:39 pm

I think that three of the places are pretty much decided. However, the big caveats are surely (a_ taylor's fitness and (b) whether Jones has upped the defensive side of his game.

It appears that it is; Johnson, Taylor, Jones and one other.

If Johnson and Taylor are the 12's then it's either Hutch or Harris as Horne isn't a 13. Ever. My monet would be on Hutch if for no other reason than he and Taylor would give Toonie the sort of flexibility that he dreams of.

If either Taylor or Johnson pull up in the warm ups then Horne is the most likely 12.

It's all so different, so very different, from the days of Parks-G-Dog- Schlong. Shocked

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Post by BigGee on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 1:55 pm

It might depend on who he sees as the third FH as well.

I originally had it as a choice between Horne P and GL

Hutchy seems to have wandered into that conversation now as well though!

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Post by jimbopip on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2:14 pm

Frodo seems pretty certain to go, and although his stand off play is almost as glacial as his 9 play he does kick his penalties and conversions. Horne is a much better playmaker than him, but possibly (understatement of the day) not really an international standard 10. But, if Toonie takes three scrum halves then Frodo is there then the pressure of picking a 12 who can cover 9 is lessened. In which case Hutchie as a 12/13 who can cover 10 offers more versatility.

However, an injury to Taylor will blow all of this out of the water, and then some.

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Post by NeilyBroon on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2:40 pm

The last point is a very good one, and sadly a very realistic possibility. All it would take is one bad head knock at the weekend to all but rule Taylor out. Then we'd likely see peter horne go as he is the only other 12 in the squad, and potentially hutch as back up or first choice 13 depending on shug. Injury to two and we're faced with the grim prospect of having Harris on the plane, I actually think richie v was a better option in 2015.... he could at least slot in at any position across the 15.
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Post by RDW on Sat 17 Aug 2019, 6:17 pm

Italy currently pumping Russia. We definitely should be able to rest our top players for that game and still win comfortably.

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