Match stats for those interested
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Isiekwe’s only recently back from injury and to my mind he’s now an out and out lock yet he came on at 6. Ribbans is probably in better form at the moment although Isiekwe’s the medium / long term bet at lock.Ending with Iseikwe Earl Ludlam was a mistake. Dombrandt with all his handling errors actually did some good stuff and i was surprised he came off. And Iseikwe was in the 19 shirt and i think should have come on for itoje, also think Ribbans should have been on the bench as he offers some attacking threat where as Iseikwe doesnt unfortunatly. For the end of the game the forwards balance was off IMO.
I like to think you're talking about me every time you praise your favourite Englishman called Ollie 🥰🥰Everyone in the English team is saving up for a Nintendo switch using their pocket money from their wife's boyfriend...... Except my boy Ollie
Was Marchant. He's a cracking player but not showing this at top level at the moment...Time will tell...or maybe its why Eddie saw him on the wing.Read this and realised I couldn't tell you who played 13? Feel like it wasn't Manu but that's about it
It’s tough to tell but is this a lack of 12 not helping if your inside man does what he wants defensively and offers little outside of distribution it makes life tough, I’d love to see how he goes with a genuine 12 inside him.Was Marchant. He's a cracking player but not showing this at top level at the moment...Time will tell...or maybe its why Eddie saw him on the wing.
I prefer Lawrence...we have Wil Joseph but something tells me Slade will still play a big part.
Itoje is an issue for me. Small for international lock and not actually doing much. Ribbans and Chessum would be a far better lock comboIsiekwe’s only recently back from injury and to my mind he’s now an out and out lock yet he came on at 6. Ribbans is probably in better form at the moment although Isiekwe’s the medium / long term bet at lock.
I know I bore....but it's baffling...Mystified why Hill never gets a look in.
Agree completely. Murley could have scored those and defended WAY betterMalins took his tries but he's still not remotely an international calibre wing.
Agree..he made a couple of good line runs but then didn't really offer much. Or Tom Willis ..he'll improve rapidly at Saracens. But does Dombrandt just need to adapt to the system...he knows Evans well...I desperately want Dombrandt to succeed I can’t help feeling he’s just keeping the shirt warm for Mercer.
Again Agree...Ben Curry was incredibly poorAnd among that lot, France or no France, was there really not room for Jack Willis in the 23?
The attack showed glimpses seriously good attack. They've had 11 days..and the defense will sort itself out also.New regime, some new faces but a bit too much same old. But just one game, let’s see what Borthwick can do in the coming matches after more time with the players.
Seriously doubt they were much smaller!!England’s forwards didn’t front up against a much smaller pack on paper.
We've definitely got this. We're putting 20+ points on the Scots. Pointless even hosting the match tbh. Scotland is finishing fifth
England loses by 6. Had about twice as many rucks and dominated territory. Probably did the big picture things required to win but Scotland was so much better when they had the opportunity to execute.If Rugby has xP this game would have England losing by 5 but with an xP advantage of 30 or so.
Well they had 2 out and out barrel shaped scrummaging props with no aspirations to play fly half.Seriously doubt they were much smaller!!
I'd say they were bigger....
Now that's interesting as I've been saying that for a while now and keep getting shot down.Itoje peaked 3 years ago and has been on downward trend ever since but has "saracens invincibility" in terms of selection
And that's what wins matchesThe generic England haters saying that Scotland deserved their victory…
They defended well, yes, attacked when they had the chance yes, but overall they were on the back foot and England let them in. England failed in imports at areas whilst showing well in others