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Gloucester and Harlequins score classic tries in great game of rugby

Ashtons try was not overated!

That try invoved the english forwards turning defence into attack, with the added pressure being almost on their own tryline, a feat that very liitle teams have done since. Then feeding the ball to ashton who had to run 90metres, out gassing all of the aus defence, stepping drew mitchell, and scoring under the post.

This was a try which involved the whole team, and in the context the game, it was an absolute classic!

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

Totaly agree that he should have been given a chance for england at the rwc. He is one of the very few srum halfs in the world who can win you a game, without the ball leaving his hand, such is his tempo and pace.

Unfortunaltley for him Dickson's form has hit at the only real oppurtunity where he could have been given a shot (with youngs struggling for form and with wigglesworth out injured). However few would rob dickson of that starting shirt, such was his peformance on saturday.

In saying this I still belive, that Simpson should be given a shot of the bench vs france, as what other options do we have? Despite the affect his absence may have upon wasps.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

yer, sorry I did mean Lee. The problem I have with Philips is that he takes to many steps of he back of the ruck before passing, therefore slowing down play, and against Australia we cannot simply afford this. Yes Faletau is great at the moment, but on the past six natins game Denton, in my opinion, has had a greater impact, especially with ball in hand.

If Hogg continues to play well, than woul put him at wing and move halfpeny to full back, therfore putting Kearney on the bench.


The centre partnership of Davies and Tuilangi looks mouth watering, and would surely strike fear into any other opposing centres.

I believe that it has to be out with the old and in with he new, reason for o'connell and reoberts on the bench. Therefore bringhing on experence when the game gets tighter twards the end

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

Lions team:

1. Gethin Jenkins
2. Ross Ford
3. Adam Jones
4. Richie Gray
5. Courtney Lawes (huge potential when fit)
6. Sean O'brien
7. Sam Warbuton (captain)
8. David Denton
9. Karl Dickson (if he continues to play as well as he did on saturday vs wales)
10. Owen Farell
11. George North
12. Manu Tuilangi
13. Jonathan Davies
14. Leigh Halfpenny
15. Rob Kearney

Bench:
1. Cian Healey
2. Dylan Hartley
3. Paul O'connell
4. Jamie Heaslip
5. Rhys Preistland
6. Jamie Roberts
7. Tommy Bowe

When playing Australia it is important that we match fire with fire (youth and attack vs youth and attack

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

Just to add, he is only benched currentley as due to him being in the England squad, he does not train with wasps all week, therefore is not up to date with the set pieces and moves. I would now this as i am a very proud wasps supporter, and watch most of te games and check their site regularly.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

Simpon is not off form!. Admitadly it is hard to judge his form when he plays for a club team which is struggling this season, but as an attacking scrum half there are no better! Just take a look at his performance against sale on friday, in which he came of he bench to score TWO tries!!! (he has scored 22 tries from 78 club appearances - which for a scrum half is exceptional)

He would perfectly suit this current england team who are trying to play a more expansive and attacking game. He is the PERFECT impact substition for england.

Hopefully he will be on the bench againt france!

Note. he is one of the fastest passers of the ball, recently seeting the guinness book of records for the fastest throw of a rugby ball.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

Un-questionably the best game of the 6 nation thus far!

For people who think that great games are those for which there are many tries, this is an example which throws this suggestion out the window. The reason for the lack of tries was due to the impeccable defence on both sides. Reading the newspaper this morning, I noticed the tackle success, which was 91% and 90% the latter being England’s. The lack of tries was not due to the lack of flair far from it but due to the almost perfect all round performance from both teams.
(N.B. the newspaper rated the eng vs wal game at 8/10, and ire vs ita at 5/10, the latter of which had 6 tries.)
And as I was at the game, I can account for mentioning that the atmosphere at the game was electric. In my opinion the passion for 6nations matches cannot be matched, by any other global rugby tournament. Annoyingly though, there is not a single game where you would be willing to condemn the opposition fans to a win, even if they are the better team – however that is why I love it.
Conclusion: these are two young, yet experienced teams, which given time will have potential to vie for the winning spot at the rwc in 2015!

2 Years, 9 Months ago

 
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