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Discussion in '2017 RBS Six Nations' started by nick_w, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. nick_w

    nick_w Guest

    Thought this might be quite interesting. There is already a topic up concerning who everyone thinks should be in the Lions squad, but consider this. If you could pick the ultimate team not to send to South Africa next summer, based on current (bad) form in the 6N, who would make the starting 22?

    Let the naming and shaming begin!
     
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  3. I think the fullback spot pretty much picks itself here...
     
  4. Vambo

    Vambo Guest


    Scotland :D
     
  5. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    15) Ian Balshaw. (Disagree at your own peril)
    14) ?
    13) Nick de Luca
    12) Sonny Parker
    11) Lesley Vainikolo
    10) Dan Parks
    9) Andy Gommarsell

    8) Alix Popham
    7) ?
    6) Simon Easterby
    5) ?
    4) ?
    3) Rhys Thomas
    2) Matthew Rees
    1) ?
     
  6. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I'd argue for Stringer at scrum-half.
     
  7. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Naw, Stringer can be on the bench. :D
     
  8. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    says it all when he's not even good enough to make a worst Lions XV!
     
  9. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Whens the last time a Leinster scrumhalf started for Ireland?

    Sorry for taking the bait but you are being completely unfair, Strings is a very intelligent player with a good boot and the best passer the Lions good pick.
     
  10. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    I think we're talking about players that are in the Six Nations right now. o_O So yeh, Andy and Peter can join this team.

    And I rofl'd at An Tarbh. :D
     
  11. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    good comeback you get about 1 out of 10 for originality and it's rather myopic of you to think that I'd pick someone in this team purely to get a reaction. Look around at all the other current home nation scrum halves and make a decent case for picking Stringer ahead of any of them and I'll never post here again.
     
  12. danny

    danny Guest

    On current form I would have to say Jason White, Chris Patterson,Stringer,Hayes,Balshaw, Gommersal,De luca and Rhys Thomas would all be somewhere near selection. Obviously some nearer than others.
     
  13. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Hayes, you're ripping the **** there, his scrummaging this season has been superb, not to mention his defenive work around the fringes and his lineout work, he's closer to the real Lions XV than this mickey mouse team.
     
  14. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    I dont rate Hayes however he's played well and does not deseve to be mention here!
     
  15. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    good comeback you get about 1 out of 10 for originality and it's rather myopic of you to think that I'd pick someone in this team purely to get a reaction. Look around at all the other current home nation scrum halves and make a decent case for picking Stringer ahead of any of them and I'll never post here again.
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    Don't get me wrong, I'm not a massive Stringer fan, I just don't like they way you bash him. Stringer is no where near the best or the worst player that the Lions could pick.
     
  16. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    At scrum-half, he probably is. Who would you pick there?
     
  17. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Read the first post.

    He has played about four minutes in the six nations. so how could you pick him on form? On the basis of current form I'd even have Peel ahead of him as he was pretty awful yesterday.
     
  18. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    That's a question for another thread, with this one the question is which current scrum-half is worse than Stringer and looking at Scotland, England and Wales I don't see any although granted Gomersal has had a more negative impact on the Six Nations than Stringer for obvious reasons.
     
  19. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Read the first post.

    He has played about four minutes in the six nations. so how could you pick him on form? On the basis of current form I'd even have Peel ahead of him as he was pretty awful yesterday.
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    Well, since he's been injured for about a month, and was also injured badly in the game yesterday you can hardly expect him to put in a World Class performance. :blink:
    Gommarsell then, since he's played little rugby. And like I said earlier, Stringer can go on the bench as worst replacement SH. :D
     


  20. Oh please, dont let me suffer any more! :(
     
  21. nick_w

    nick_w Guest

    Lol, poor scotland. They do have quality players, but as a team, they can't gel at the moment. There are worse players though!
     
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