June International Test: Australia vs. England [1st Test] (11/06/2016)

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  1. Colombia

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    I don't really understand this talk. Haskell is fast as hell off the mark, that's why Jones has picked him at 7 and that's why it has been his most effective test position. Go back to where he played No.8 against New Zealand a fear years and you'll see his speed off the base is second to none. Bloody good footwork too for a big guy, as DHP found out. Wide of the mark on this one bud.
     
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  3. Every Time Ref

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    Well watching the highlights for defence (as per my post above), I picked up on him getting exposed for pace twice.

    How often is he the first man to the breakdown, attacking or defending?
     
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    Several changes, esp. on the bench. Ford starts at 10, Farrell to 12 and Nowell replaces Yarde.

    A 6-2 split on the bench which now includes George, Clifford and Daly.

    England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 3 Dan Cole, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 George Kruis, 6 Chris Robshaw, 7 James Haskell, 8 Billy Vunipola.

    Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Courtney Lawes, 21 Jack Clifford, 22 Danny Care, 23 Elliot Daly.

    Ref: Craig Joubert
     
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    Definitely. Like I said earlier I didn't think England played that great and still put 39 points on us, if they play well this week and we don't adapt I don't think we will win.

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    I noticed Hooper has been copping a bit of flak in the Australian press for his performance on Sat and a few people questioning his man of the match award.
     
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    Hooper got man of the match in Australia? Don't they give it to the winning team?

    Hooper was shat on by Haskell, he was the true MOM
     
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    Why? The man of the march should be the stand out player and delighted to see the call was not based on which side!

    I berate Dewi Morris as being the most annoying and useless commentator. However, at least he felt he could make the Aussie 10 MoM in the Under 20 match v England despite the fact his team lost!
     
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    Haskell did get MOTM didn't he?
    That's what all the reports and social media posts I saw said.
    Maybe they have one per side, depending on the broadcaster?
     
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    I bet in Australia they just have an Australian one every time.
     
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    No he did get
     
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    We can't berate them too much...
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    Ha! Conveniently forgotten about that
     
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    I actually lolled, completely forgot about that disaster
     
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    It's the face!

    You've got to laugh haven't you ... lot easier now
     
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    I'm sure we can make another meme out of this, alongside the James Haskell likes this post. Joe Launchbury disapproves? Edit it so you just see his face and upper body.
     
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    "Joe Launchbury is disappointed in you"
     
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    "Joe Launchbury finds your lack of faith... Disturbing..."
     
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    Joe knows you don't deserve this.
     
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