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[RWC19 Warm-Up] - England vs. Italy

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Commentators calling this almost a glorified training session :D
 

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What's is also quite obvious is we are most definitely not playing all our cards tonight...

I think we're creating this difficult plan just so we can practice it. Scenarios right?

I could be wrong
Insanely optimistic take
 

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The Dean Ashton scenario. You're a better player when you're not playing
 

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So our back are hitting hard, carrying hard and doing some good offloads and passes.

Our backs 12 13 14 have v little experience and arnt first team players, 15 hasnt played there much for england and may is having a great game.

Makes sense why we are showing some good stuff but its just not clicking out wide.

Forwards win matches and backs decide by how much seems appropiate right now.
 

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All Kyle and Genge.
In retrospect, I think dragging on a sack of potatoes every scrum in place of a tighthead prop was a mistake, we should have picked a rugby player there from the start.
 

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Shepherd's crook for Francis is the right call

Be interesting to see if Marchant looks any better now, cause he has been poor too
 

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Shepherd's crook for Francis is the right call

Be interesting to see if Marchant looks any better now, cause he has been poor too
You have a real downer on him.

He ****** your nan, yeah?
 

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You have a real downer on him.
Meh, if he was playing well I'd happily say he was but the midfield defence has been terrible and he's losing the ball on the floor looking for offloads that aren't on.

Hopefully he perks up with the Ford/Farrell axis because theoretically he should make hay in a game like this
 

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Olyy feeling very justified right now.
 

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Nice running from Martin for the try, but bad defending from Italy.
 

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Italy seem to fall apart mentally after conceding 1 or 2 tries.
 

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Italy don't look like scoring at all.
 
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