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j'nuh

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Wait, what?! I thought Harden was about 21!
I wish. :p He's one of those players who seemed to spring out of nowhere in his mid-20s and surpass all expectations (think Matt Hopper). Just three years ago, he was in the third tier of rugby. Now he's played for England. Credit to him.
 

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And any other number of players, on account of Vunipola being a loosie. Although as Harden's 27 and Sinckler has about 40 minutes of senior gametime, maybe not for the purposes of this conversation!

ah, i didnt know that, thought he operated at either.... In that case id go for Thomas
 

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Young England
(All 23 or under starting line up)).
Selected for dynamics/speed. Lightweight open and blindside’s with no real height but strong defensively and awesome speed where there’s the slightest chink in a defence .

1. Joe Marler (Harlequins) (22)
2. Joe Grey (Harlequins))(22) ( Capt).
3. Shaun Knight (Gloucester Rugby/ Cinderford) (21)
4. Joe Launchbury ( London Wasps)(21)
5. Ed Slater ( Leicester tigers)(23)
6. Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors) (20)
7. Phil Burgess (Cornish Pirates)(22)
8. Ben Morgan ( Gloucester Rugby) (23)
9. Ben Youngs ( Leicester Tigers) (22)
10. Owen Farrell ( Saracens)( 21)
11. Christain Wade ( London Wasps) (21)
12. Billy Twelvetrees or Henry Trinder( Gloucester Rugby )
13. Manu Tuilagi ( Leicester Tigers)(21)
14. Johnny May ( Gloucester Rugby)(22)
15. Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby)(22)( out of position I know! But reason in madness)

Bench

Billy Vunipola (20)
Rob Buchanan (20)
Matt Mullins (25 the “Old Man” of the squad!!)
Sam Hill ( 20)
Tom Savage( 22)
Matt Cox (23)

Probably more of a dream U23 team than a likely starting line up but the two ”Rookies” Knight and Burgess names to look out for ! ( and yes I know there are a few Glaws boys selected but for entirely good reasons not entirely partisan !)
 
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Peat

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It's not like Burns hasn't played plenty at 15 - I don't know anything about Burgess, tell me about him my new biased Glaws friend :p
 

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Worcester are producing some good young talent atm such as Rob Wood (Tom Woods younger brother) who plays lock or backrow, also have a guy called neil decreas who is a lock/backrow hes very atheltic and plays a bit like Lawes also we have Kvesic who has just made it into the saxons squad and Jake Abbott who should be in the Saxons Squad :p
 

rugbytalentspotter1

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It's not like Burns hasn't played plenty at 15 - I don't know anything about Burgess, tell me about him my new biased Glaws friend :p



Hiya My new Ulster Mate Peat.

Here's a link ....12 mins long but good action............ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-eYq-rbzMY


Guess let Burgess speak for himself. He doesn't stop for 80 mins.
 
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Lad's got some toe! Not sure I trust an openside who posts a video of himself without lots of him tackling...
 

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I wish. :p He's one of those players who seemed to spring out of nowhere in his mid-20s and surpass all expectations (think Matt Hopper). Just three years ago, he was in the third tier of rugby. Now he's played for England. Credit to him.

I know exactly what you mean about Hopper... I got so excited when I saw him starting for Quins <_<
 

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