Beaumont or Mercer would both have made sense. Beaumont more so perhaps as he is considered a lock.
Considering the likelihood of a back row...
He is basically the Eddie Jones of modern rugby then! Should make a cracking coach
I quite like this squad in a way, my normal gripes about Tom Wood aside.
Tommy Taylor not being involves and the lack of a second fullback are...
It'll be interesting to see how the guys to went to Aus but didn't play (Genge, Sinkler, Te'o, Goode, Slade) fit in if they keep their form up....
Eddie loves the 6-2 bench!
Should do the job nicely, hopefully we'll have to do a little less defending and some of our more dynamic bench...
Wait, has Chisholm gone on this tour and not got a game??
Cracking test match.
My one question from it, is that Burrell's last test?
Well, we all know that we can ignore what the papers say in test week now...
I feel very nervous about Burrell and, do some extent, Yarde...
Itoje will save us...right?
He wishes he was a Chiefs fan but tribal loyalty has him welded to Sale tighter that Dave Seymore's jawline.
There is this bloke called Dave Seymore...
Kill me. I don't think my sanity can survive that contest.
Awful kicking and generally being poor / rusty, in the first half in particular.
He looked much more composed later on, when he started to kick...
For now this is spot on. I like Daly at 23 and he should only come in to start at 13 if JJ's form slumps further.
Krutoje stay. Launchbury on the bench.
Kvesic at seven. Clifford at six. Billy at eight.
Harrison/Robshaw/Hask on bench.
A man can dream.
Clifford and Watson excellent.
Yarde and Kvesic very good.
Youngs, Ford and to some extent Burrell dire.
Already seeing press suggesting that Burrell did enough to get to Aus. Bleugh.
Overall happy with it but very sloppy first half. I guess we...
Both played their best rugby in 2011?
Priestland has got to be one of the most useless multi cap international backs?
Majestic from Daly. Love it.
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