Exeter Chiefs 2018/19

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  1. Chief Pete

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    I think once Mike Brown goes the England coach will have to play a club winger at FB unless you go for Woodward at Glos or Sarries have plans to use Daly at FB to replace Goode, specialist English FB's pretty thin IMO...

    Are there any specialist English FB's currently playing or coming through who you could say are going to be England's definitive starting FB for the next few years?
     
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    Yeah - that’s a tough one. Definitely no one that is obvious at the moment.

    I think Mallinder is the hope, but that’s dependent upon him learning how to tackle.
     
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    Witty and Price signed for next season...looks like rumours of Atkins leaving maybe true.
     
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    Whats price like? Squad player or pushing first team? Atkins have been decent but never great.

    I just hope sam simmonds gets back before the end if the season. Feel bad for him as he never had a chance to push for the WC squad but id take him over shields and hughes when hes fit if he could regain his form.
     
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    Re. Simmonds, I’d prefer him to Shields or Hughes too, but I don’t think Eddie does so it’s a bit of a moot point anyway.
     
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    I wonder post world cup could he make a claim, he is rapid, hell of a workrate, good tackler and great impact player.
    He is just different from what we have.

    I think it was the 6n game v wales he played where he made 24 tackles and the game v italy where he scored 2 great tries and but nowell in for one.
     
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    Depth issue at chiefs?

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    White. Maunder
    JSimmonds Steeno
    Woodburn. Cuthbert
    Devoto. Hill
    Slade. Whitten
    Nowell. O Flaherty
    Cordero. Dollmen

    In the second list there arnt really any pushing for that first spot in their respective positions IMO. Who else have we got? Or got coming through? We are a very stong team but we need to develop some depth now we dont habe the luxury of keeping our top players during internationals.


    I missed the second half today but gutted cordero is leaving. I do rate hogg but if we could have kept cordero as well thats the bath 3 i wanted to see, nowell cordero hogg.
     
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    A little unfair, I’d say Hill and Whitten can both push Devoto for that 12 shirt and I’d say that Steenson is a better 10 option than Simmo.

    I really don’t think depth is pour issue at all, I’d actually say it’s our biggest strength. We have by far the largest squad in the Premiership and I really don’t think we have any positions where the 2nd choice player is a massive drop from the first. Our biggest issue is a lack of individual threats; we don’t have enough players who can consistently threaten to break the line and it makes us impotent in attack when our pack is physically matched. We have plenty of strong carriers who can grind out metres, but only a couple of line breakers. Sam Simmonds and Sam Skinner will help that when they return but while Hogg is a clearly a dangerous runner, he’s going to be replacing Cordero who is currently our most threatening runner so that won’t be a huge step up in that regard; if it’s a step up at all. It’s hard because no one in our 1st XV deserves to be dropped but I would like to see us bring in established line breakers.
     
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    I only put in the backs as our fwds depth is better. Whitten is 31 dollman is 33 and steeno is 35. Hill is 26 now.


    I am talking depth not other issues such as gameplan.
     
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