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Courtney Lawes huge hit in pre-season game vs Bedford Blues

He isn't the best second row in the world. I don't think anyone here is saying that. But remember injury has put his career behind by a year and a half. I predict him developing into one of England's most influential players by the world cup.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Courtney Lawes huge hit in pre-season game vs Bedford Blues

Jordan Crane England lock? No thanks.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Courtney Lawes huge hit in pre-season game vs Bedford Blues

I want to make it clear I think Launchbury is a good player. But he's not yet developed into the player commentators are saying he already is.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Midweek Madness - Damien Traille takes a dive and gets player sinbinned

Surely if the card is for not retreating 10 metres he would've been sent off regardless of the pathetic dive?

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Courtney Lawes huge hit in pre-season game vs Bedford Blues

Fourth of fifth in the pecking order?! Maybe lets first consider the fact there are just 3 other locks in the entire England squad and then consider who they are.

Attwood - A good player for Bath, nothing really more than that. Played twice against Argentina this summer and I doubt he'll get many more caps for England.

Launchbury - I feel overrated and bigged up too much. I love him for Wasps because he's clearly a good, good player but he's been made out to be a superstar by shoddy journalists before his time. Still a bench good option for England since he can also play 6 if absolutely necessary.

Parling - England's best second row option. Wholly committed to the team cause. Would get into pretty much every side in the world. Line out skills to match anyone in the world.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Courtney Lawes huge hit in pre-season game vs Bedford Blues

Who were you playing for?

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Courtney Lawes huge hit in pre-season game vs Bedford Blues

There does seem to be a disproportionally large number of videos about Lawes smashing the little guy but I urge you to follow him closely in a game. He does all that you have listed consistently every game. The problem with Lawes is that no one will forget him getting ripped by Scott Williams. Apart from a shocker against France in this years 6 nations (when he was played out of position) he's played well every time he's started in an England shirt. It's very hard for a second row to stand out as extra ordinary because it's simply not their job. But Lawes is the guy you know is going to make the fly half hesitant every time he runs the ball and you know he's the guy who's not going to let his man over the gain line.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Courtney Lawes huge hit in pre-season game vs Bedford Blues

When you say anonymous are you implying he doesn't do the grunt work? e.g hit rucks and make tackles?

1 Year, 4 Months ago

The All Blacks crush the Wallabies in Bledisloe One in Sydney

#McKenzieOUT

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Ben Tameifuna's hits vs the Brumbies in the Super Rugby final

Or a massive, lead filled space hopper.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

 
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