Guscott Lions XV

Discussion in '2017 British & Irish Lions Tour' started by An Tarbh, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    15 - Lee Byrne
    14 - Tommy Bowe
    13 - Brian O'Driscoll
    12 - Gavin Henson
    11 - Shane Williams
    10 - Jonny Wilkinson
    9 - Mike Phillips
    8 - Jamie Heaslip
    7 - David Wallace
    6 - Tom Croft
    5 - Paul O'Connell (capt)
    4 - Simon Shaw
    3 - Euan Murray
    2 - Ross Ford
    1 - Gethin Jenkins

    Oh dear :lol:
     
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  3. An Tarbh

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    and his justification as well, typically Guscottesque i.e strong whiff of BS coming off it.

     
  4. Steve-o

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    Well I'll never...

    Simon Shaw? Where'd that come from?!

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    Yip being on the receiving end of a spear tackle is poor captaining..
     
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Steve-o @ Mar 19 2009, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Yip being on the receiving end of a spear tackle is poor captaining..
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    my thinking exactly.

    Shaw's a strange one, comes back into the England team and proves again he has no discipline, so straight into the test team then with him, good man Guscott.
     
  6. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Best in for Ford, AWJ/DOC in or Shaw, Ferris in for Croft, Williams in for Wally, S.Jones in for Wilko and he isn't far off the mark!
     
  7. An Tarbh

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    I'd add Peel and Shanklin as well, something tells me that Henson/O'Driscoll partnership is a non starter.
     
  8. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    You'd drop O'Driscoll for Shanklin? :p
     
  9. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    In fairness the only really contentious selections are Shaw, Croft, Wilkinson and Bowe.

    To me Shaw is ludicrous, but no matter how much I think Bowe isn't up to it, you could make a case for the 3 others to be selected - Croft because he's good, and Wilkinson and Bowe because there haven't been many others sticking out.

    Get off Guscott's back, he may be arrogant but there's plenty of other rugby pundits out there who would pick teams with far more than 4 'dodgy' selections.
     
  10. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    never gonna happen, he's always been a twat so I'm more than likely gonna keep taking issue with the nonsense he spouts and I'm more than happy to do so with other pundits selections if they're equally as daft.
     
  11. I actually agree with most of Guscott's selections. The things I'd alter would be Bowe on the right wing (it's a shootout between 5 or 6 players including Armitage and Kearney), Henson in the centre (I think Flutey will get the nod due to both his form and Geech being his club coach), Shaw in the second row (possible but Alun Wyn Jones, Donncha O'Callaghan and Nathan Hines should be ahead of him in the pecking order) and Wilkinson at 10. Stephen Jones is the likely choice but it wouldn't shock me if McGeechan picked Hook - he likes "maverick" flyhalves as demonstrated by picking Gregor Townsend and Danny Cipriani for club, country and Lions in the past.
     
  12. Hall

    Hall Guest

    I think Croft should at least tour.

    As for Shaw and Wilkinson, what are you thinking Gerry?
     
  13. Meh

    Meh Guest

    It looks good up until I read Jonny Wilkinson.

    It all went downhill from there. :lol:
     
  14. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Ahhh I dont know. Wasnt that bad really.

    There could well be a few surprises on tour. At least he's thinking about it a bit.
     
  15. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    Not a bad selection but Wilkinson at 10 :eek:
     
  16. Bullitt

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Mar 19 2009, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Those in bold type have made good cases for themselves to be selected, but several there (especially JW and Shaw) are very suspect names - Must've thought to himself "I need more English players, who can I shoehorn in?".

    That said, Wilkinson will meraculously be fit again just in time for the tournament and odds -on be selected to sell shirts.

    I should like to see Croft involved in some form, but I'm puzzled how both Powell and Jones have completely slipped under his radar.
     
  17. Cymro

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    Love how the English posters don't rate Gethin Jenkins and they all still drool over Andrew Sheridan! What more does Gethin Jenkins have to do? Oh and Mike Phillips wont start for the Lions!
     
  18. Hall

    Hall Guest

    Who has mentioned Sheridan?
     
  19. Tommy Bowe has done nothing this 6 nations to suggest he should start, even Cueto,Evans and Halfpenny have been ahead.
     
  20. Hall

    Hall Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Mar 20 2009, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Those in bold type have made good cases for themselves to be selected, but several there (especially JW and Shaw) are very suspect names - Must've thought to himself "I need more English players, who can I shoehorn in?".

    That said, Wilkinson will meraculously be fit again just in time for the tournament and odds -on be selected to sell shirts.

    I should like to see Croft involved in some form, but I'm puzzled how both Powell and Jones have completely slipped under his radar.
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    I think Powell's not quite met expectations in this tournament. He was so good during the Autumn and this has been a bit of a comedown. That said, he should at least be in the matchday 22.
     
  21. An Tarbh

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Cymro @ Mar 20 2009, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Jenkins is as much of a test banker as O'Connell at this stage.
     
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