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  1. big ginger 8

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    Someone may as well start it. Remember it's over the whole tournament so try not let today influence too much.

    1. Healy (apart from today was really good I'm sure most will say Jenkins)
    2. Best
    3. Jones
    4. Gray
    5. Maserti (no one really stood out for me over the whole tournament)
    6. Ferris
    7. Rennie
    8. Denton
    9. Dickson (no stand out 9)
    10. Farrel
    11. North
    12. Fofana
    13. Tuilagi
    14. Bowe
    15. Kearney

    Lack of Wales players for champions guess they were more of a team effort. Also in most of the positions my 2nd choice would have been Welsh.
     
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  3. Draggs

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    ...What am I looking at?
     
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    My team of the tournament I'm sure yours will differ greatly and mine burns your eyes or something but thank God not everyone has the same opinion or life would just be boring.
     
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    Oh certainly.
    Warburton at lock did confuse me.
     
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    The loosehead prop is a good place to start.

    Also Ian Evans had a strong 6 Nations, so there is a lock for you. Also Pape had some good game too.
     
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    Yeah no idea why I typed that.

    You don't have to tell me every time that Healy is crap and Jenkins is 5 times the player he is.

    Evans was good I guess 50/50 between them IMO I'd say Maserti was better than Pape.
     
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    Don't think I've said Healy is 'crap' (you have made the assumption) ... he's not as good as Jenkins and today showed he has some work still to improve his game.
     
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    1. Jenkins (Even though after today it would be hard to look past the English front row)
    2. Best
    3. Jones (See comment after 1.)
    4. Gray
    5. O'Connell (Ryan not far behind him)
    6. Ferris (Croft a close second)
    7. Rennie
    8. Denton
    9. Philips
    10. Farrell
    11. North
    12. Fofana
    13. Davies (Earls deserves a mention here also)
    14. Bowe (Cuthbert close second)
    15. Kearney
     
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    Think that Lydiate edged out the 6 for me. Big Ferris fan and Croft has refound form but Lydiate was most peoples 2nd best player in Wales previous games and was a wrecking machine against the French.
     
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    15. Foden
    14. Cuthbert
    13. Davies
    12. Roberts
    11. North
    10. Farrell
    9. Actually I think most of the scrum halves have been shite. Reddan looked best.
    8. Hari did not have his best best series. Few would argue that. Still very, very good.
    7. Any selector for Lions teams who fails to select Liddy is bonkers.
    6. Ferris
    5. Gray
    4. ANO. No other second row has stood out to my mind.
    3. Castrogiovanni*
    2. Best
    1. Jenkins/Jones*

    * -The best 3 props in Europe at the moment if you put haircuts out of the equation. They can all play a bit.
     
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    1. Castrogiavanni (wrong side, but noone really stands out)
    2. Servat
    3. Jones
    4. Gray
    5. I.Evans
    6. D.Lydiate
    7. Rennie
    8. Denton/ Picamoles
    9. Dickinson
    10. Farrell
    11. North
    12. Fofana
    13. Davies / Tuilagi
    14. Cuthbert
    15. Halfpenny (Man of the tournament)
     
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    Liddy and Ferris for me. Croft on the bench. They both were excellent throughout.
     
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    Who is this Dickinson guy at 9? Having just put forward Reddan, I think I should be told. Could put Phillips in at 9 but to be honest, I'm not e fan.
     
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    The SHs were so **** he wants to play a scottish prop there instead. That, or the present of Bargain Hunt. Either would be an improvement...
     
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    Jenkins, Servat, Jones, Gray, Evans, Lydiate, Warburton/Barbieri, Denton/Harinordoquy; Parra, Farrell, Cuthbert, Roberts, Tuilagi, Bowe (except for first match), Halfpenny
    Owens, Cole, Maestri, Parisse/Zanni/Rennie, Phillips, Priestland (other options are slim), Kearney.

    Biased, cocky Welsh *******.
     
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    1. Jenkins
    2. Best
    3. Cole
    4. Gray
    5. Parling
    6. Lydiate
    7. Rennie
    8. Morgan
    9. Dickson
    10. Sexton
    11. North
    12. Fofana
    13. Tuilagi
    14. Bowe
    15. Halfpenny
     
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    1. Gethin Jenkins
    2. Rory Best
    3. Adam Jones
    4. Ian Evans
    5. Richie Gray
    6. Dan Lydiate
    7. Thierry Dusautoir
    8. David Denton
    9. Mike Phillips
    10. Owen Farrell
    11. Alex Cuthbert
    12. Wesley Fofana
    13. Jonathan Davies
    14. George North
    15. Leigh Halfpenny

    Subs:
    16. Ken Owens
    17. Cian Healy
    18. Ryan Jones
    19. Ben Morgan
    20. Lee Dickson
    21. Jonathan Sexton
    22. Tommy Bowe
     
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    1. Jenkins
    2. Best
    3. Jones
    4. Gray
    5. Evans
    6. Lydiate
    7. Rennie
    8. Denton
    9. Blair? Dickson?(Bar the last match)
    10. Farrell
    11. North
    12. Fofana
    13. Tuilagi
    14. Cuthbert
    15. Halfpenny

    16. Ghiraldini
    17. Corbisiero
    18. Pape
    19. Parisse
    20. one of the above maybe.
    21. Laidlaw
    22. Hogg
     
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    Interesting to see so many suggesting Farrrell at 10. I'm not convinced, as he rarely got the back line moving, especially against Ireland when England's forwards were so dominant in the second half. Having said that I can't think who I would put there. But is there a deeper problem in the NH because it seemed to me that, as well as 10, no 9 stood out that well? Phillips maybe, but he wasn't that great. So we now appear to be in a position where all six countries are weakest (or,at least, could be stronger, at 9 and 10 compared with other positions.

    Looking at each pairing - Phillips and Priestland blew a bit hot and cold. Dickson/Youngs probably blew more cold than hot (hopefully Care will be a good boy and return for the SA tour); Farrell's game seems confined by his Saracens approach. Sexton seems more settled for Ireland although O'Gara keeps replacing him at 10 when he comes on; Reddan? Maybe, but certainly not a stand-out. France - dear God, what is PSA doing? Italy are still looking for a decent 9 and might want to think about bringing back Diego at 10 ;). Scotland's Blair did reasonably well and Laidlaw didn't disgrace himself although he looks a bit vulnerable defensively.

    If the Lions were touring this year they'd be in some difficulties in these two key positions; so for the 2013 tour it's all to play for over the next twelve months.
     
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    This is my team and everyone else is wrong unless they agree with me :p:

    1) Jenkins
    2) Ford
    3) Jones or Cole. Virtually nothing to separate the strength of their tournaments except that jones got the better of corbs against England.
    4) Gray
    5) Parling
    6) Lydiate
    7) Rennie
    8) Morgan
    9) Philips
    10) Farrell
    11) Malzieu
    12) Fofana
    13) Tuilagi or Davies.
    14) North
    15 Halfpenny

    Thoughts: Regardless of your position on this Ferris versus Lydiate debate, you can't look past Lydiate's six nations performances, and you can't select Ferris simply because you think he's better. Idon't believe he had a consistently good tournament
    To the guy who chose O connell: You surely can't pick someone who only played a couple of games
    If I was picking a bench I think there would be many english players on it from our pack.
    BG8: Please stop picking Irish players because you like them and believe in them: this is a team of the tourny!
     
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