Cipriani still holds Lions dream

Discussion in '2017 British & Irish Lions Tour' started by Steve-o, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    Oh yes please! Send him over! Spies, Smith and Burger will delightfully tear down Cipriani's channel all day.
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  3. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Not playing well for Wasps; won't be picked for England; Lions spot very unlikely.

    On the other hand McGeechan and Edwards (two members of the Wasps staff) are in the Lions set-up so that raises his chances a lot.
    In my opinion, he's not good enough on current form. In fact, he's not good enough for England and not even for Wasps (what happened to Walder? He was doing well when he was there) and it's clear that he's not completely recovered from his injury.
    Sure, last season at domestic level he was utterly superb, and he was immense against Ireland. Though let's face it, Ireland was crap last year, and it was hardly a good standard of opposition to judge his ability by.
    If he played like that against the SH teams or one of Wales, France or Ireland on current form, then maybe he'd deserve a spot. Frankly, he's proven very little over the past year (nothing at all since his injury as a matter of fact) and his talent has been typically and depressingly overhyped by the British media.
    If sense prevails, no English fly-half will be touring.
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    And in other news, Catt thinks Cipriani is a little click here
  5. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    That incident with Catt sums up Cips IMO, cocky little prick. God I hope he doesn't go on the Lions tour.
  6. Ozzay

    Ozzay Guest

    Hope Not lol
  7. g6mcg

    g6mcg Guest

    I have a horrible feeling he will go as a "wildcard", because he offers something different from Jones and O'Gara.
  8. Ozzay

    Ozzay Guest

    He'll take 3 flyhalfs..
    So Jones, O'Gara..

    Wildshoot at Flood lol
  9. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Flood won't go, Hook however might...
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    You're forgetting that Wilkinson will conveniently be fit just in time for the Lions tour. The media will have exhausted all they can say about Cipriani by then and want to call for another English <strike>automatic first choice</strike> "wild-card" player by then...

    Cynical? Moi?
  11. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Hopefully the 3 fly halves will be Jones, O'Gara and Hook.
    Jones as the test starter and O'Gara on the bench, and we can all pray he isn't called on under pressure. We'll see how Hooky does on Saturday, but I'd take him over Cipriani any day. <<<< Shocker.
  12. Ozzay

    Ozzay Guest

    i can see Wilko been taken after that post above
  13. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    nah McGeechan isn't stuck in the past like Woodturd was.
  14. danny

    danny Guest

    Im pretty worried about our lack of class for this lions tour. Only about 3-4 players currently pick themselves in the starting 15 and that spells disaster. If Jones,O`Gara and Hook are our choice at 10 it really sums up the lack of strength in British rugby at the moment. This isnt saying Cipriani on current form would be any better as he is unpickable atm but we are going to be up against the World Champions with a seriously sub-standard team.
  15. Ozzay

    Ozzay Guest

    But we have 'world-class' in some positions..You can't have a world class XV, the reason some of them don't pick themselves, is because of the competion for places
  16. danny

    danny Guest

    O`Driscoll, O`Connell, Shane Williams(on last years form) and perhaps Lee Byrne could be called world class but the rest unfortunatly are just the best of a bad bunch. It isnt competition for this lions tour its no options. The fact that Cipriani is even being considered for this tour sums it up.
  17. ChiefsFan

    ChiefsFan Guest

    Plus, as of late, you can never tell how O'Driscoll will play.

    Though he has looked good for Ireland in the Six Nations.
  18. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    Cipriani is a streaky player at domestic level.. when he's good, he's on fire and when he's bad he's awful, and is just not ready for senior test rugby.. and nowhere near a Lions Tour atm.

    He has become petulant and arrogant to say the least and needs to mature. In a few years time after he has nearly imploded his career, i would tip him to return and develop into a key test player who will know the value of being reliable and confident in a team, rather than an immature upstart.

    Talent is not enough, professionalism and wisdom amplifies it. At the moment, he has neither of the latter.
  19. dundeesmiffy

    dundeesmiffy Guest

    I don't know, I think he could end up going if he you know...plays better at Wasps, I think it's kind of harsh to drop him to the Saxons...but I guess it's best not to rush it.
  20. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ChiefsFan @ Mar 12 2009, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    nope hes been pretty much awesome all season. just because he doesnt get ten line breaks a game doesnt mean he aint playing well. the telling thing about drico is even if he doesnt appear to be playing well if you were to take him out of the team you would notice a huge difference
  21. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Lets not go over board, he's still not a patch on his 2004 form.
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