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Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

Good work Colombes, I can't let it go.

I'm sure we've all felt that shitting-yourself sensation when taking an impact like that on the side of the knee. Fear of a busted knee is what made him react so badly, as he explained - very calmly and respectfully - to the ref. Very handled by the referee I must say.

The more important take-out from that clip is how much less of a tit Tom Wood looked with a normal haircut.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

Quite right DrG. You really can't beat the understated jog back to your own 22 for a stylish celebration.

Reminds me of Billy Birmingham, as "Richie Benaud", on The Twelfth Man - remember that? Well, I think the High Five is just some silly bullshit brought into the game by the West Indians and it really has no place in the game. And when it comes to congratulating a team-mate, you can't beat an old-fashioned Australian hug, bit of a kiss on the cheek, a grope of the arse or a dry root.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

Missed a bit re Daly. I think he's earned the right to be selected in one of his best positions, which from my observation are 15 and 13. Against Italy I'd like to see him in both.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

Thanks mate.

I would start Daly at 13 and move him to 15 for the second half. A tall order asking him to play two new (for England) positions, when he's only been picked on the wing so far? Yes, but I reckon he's up to it, he is that good a player in my opinion. But I would make the change at half time to eliminate confusion.

Watson starts at full back, I've seen him put in some cracking performances there for Bath. Only just back from injury so just give him a half. Why risk any more.

Te'o replaces Daly then at 13. Get it done at half time so we can see Te'o over a whole half.

Nowell at wing is one of the first names on the sheet for me. The other wing, well I would get Rokoduguni in, but bizarrely he's not even in the squad is he? We know what May can do, so maybe have a look at Yarde, I don't mind really.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

Ha! This is brilliant. Ross Moriarty's post-match interview (parody). Warning: contains swearing and strange accents.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EvhHGPCo6X4&

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1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

Would be a fascinating sub-text, but Anthony Farrell is not related to Owen. As far as I know anyway.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

Bloody Dan gave the game away!! ????

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

I reckon it was that Italian dude dumping him on his arse last week........

Agree he was awesome. If I were the Wales coach and was looking to make some changes around the hour mark, Moriarty wouldn't even have entered my head as an option. Even if I had 15 replacements, I'd have probably kept him on. But what do I know?

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

Yes, I recall AWJ writhing about on the ground holding his arm/shoulder for a bit. Not like our Owen. And he's a second row...

You are of course absolutely correct about the blatant obstruction for the Wales try, and doubly correct that - in the elite level at least - this is almost never penalised nowadays. (I can guarantee that if I tried this sort of nonsense in one of my games, the ref would still be pissing himself laughing after the resulting penalty kick had been booted into touch). Anyway, I'm glad someone else pointed that out because I think England fans are not allowed to, are we?

Now, before I get accused of being a one-eyed troll, (an accusation that I'd probably have to take on the chin, to be fair), I think Jack Nowell - who was awesome throughout - should have been penalised after tidying up Biggar's chip-through, for getting up and playing after Biggar had clearly tackled him. Can't think of them now, but I'm pretty sure I noticed 3 or 4 other refereeing calls that could be argued the other way. I think those two were probably the most significant and I'm fairly confident they and any others evened themselves out over the course of the game. Generally, I think Monsieur Garces managed the game very well indeed.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

I'm a more subtle troll than Dan, that's all... ;)

1 Week, 1 Day ago