Curious as to how Tualagi will slot back into this, as I think Burrell has been one of the standout performers in the England backline but feel no matter how superbly he plays Tualagi will get the pick once hes fully recovered. Equally don't think you can play them both in the centres, would miss the creativity of Twelvetrees which he has begun to show in an England shirt this six nations. »
At this rate, England, Wales and Australia could be such a tough group, any 3 of them could potentially miss out. Going to be very exciting. As an Englishman I'd be lying if said I wasn't a little bit nervous.
Hope Warburton is fit for next week because he was everywhere today. Have to hand it to the Aussies, they deserved the win, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the Lions made a single line break. Mystified as to why Vunipola played the whole match, he stepped it up second half but looked absolutely knackered towards the end. What a finale it should be next week though!
Youngs is by no means not dangerous and still creates an interest around the breakdown. He just doesnt attempt it as many times as phillips did today. Before today i thought he'd have a greater impact off the bench than phillips and so phillips should start, but i think today made me change my mind...
To be fair to Gatland, he has made it clear this is for one game, and then Williams will be going back to Japan.. Definitely cant argue with you on the credibility front, but that aside I think it would also be unfair on Visser/Lamont to pull them from their tournament in SA to play one game as realistically they wouldnt be involved in the tests. Maybe they would think differently though.