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Tony Baloney

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #390 on: July 22, 2021, 08:24:32 AM »
Initially thinking AWJ was a huge gamble, but I guess the shoulder will either hold up or it won't. If he's going to be out, it may as well be early in the tour as late. And you can't risk bringing him on and wasting a substitution if he needs to come back off.

Williams on the bench tho, that's a strange one. He can only really play FB and Hogg can only play FB. Adams would have covered wing and full back, as well as 13 if you were stuck
Williams can play 11 easily and did so for Wales this year.

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #391 on: July 24, 2021, 06:35:34 PM »
Lions have just taken the lead with 17 minutes to go. It struggles to match up with the hurling though.

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #392 on: July 24, 2021, 07:05:30 PM »
Very good game.

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #393 on: July 24, 2021, 08:00:04 PM »
The bregrudgers don't know what they're missing.

Some savage hits and the intensity will only ramp up for the 2nd test.

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #394 on: July 24, 2021, 08:07:16 PM »
Great finish to the game… SA could have stole bit with that last  ‘try’ that was overturned. Playing at sea level helps also
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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #395 on: July 24, 2021, 08:18:30 PM »
Was a good game. Didn’t think the lions would do it to be honest.

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #396 on: July 25, 2021, 05:07:32 PM »
South Africa should had 3 tries, the one where the player was in line not in front, def try. Game was basically a kicking session, with nearly all scores from placed ball.

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #397 on: July 25, 2021, 07:48:56 PM »
South Africa should had 3 tries, the one where the player was in line not in front, def try. Game was basically a kicking session, with nearly all scores from placed ball.
TMO was right. Greenwood was wrong on tv. It's the back foot you have to be behind when the ball is kicked, not the foot that kicked the ball.

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #398 on: July 25, 2021, 10:39:39 PM »
South Africa should had 3 tries, the one where the player was in line not in front, def try. Game was basically a kicking session, with nearly all scores from placed ball.
TMO was right. Greenwood was wrong on tv. It's the back foot you have to be behind when the ball is kicked, not the foot that kicked the ball.
It was great having Owens in the commentary box.  But he was poor in not explaining why he disagreed with Greenwood for that call.

Delighted for Conan to play well. I thought Lions were lucky to get away with Gatland picking a team focused on Bok strengths rather than Lions strengths. Boks were unlucky to lose but I expect Lions to learn and win next week.
Itoje was superb.

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #399 on: July 26, 2021, 10:02:23 PM »
WTF is Rasmus doing on Twitter? Very strange!

Didn’t get to see the first test but sounds like a deserved win should make for at least a good second game SA will have to come out guns blazing!

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #400 on: July 27, 2021, 12:16:04 AM »
Pitch seemed to be in very bad shape backs could barely turn on it

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #401 on: July 27, 2021, 10:35:11 AM »
LIONS TEAM
15. Stuart Hogg
14. Anthony Watson
13. Chris Harris
12. Robbie Henshaw
11. Duhan van der Merwe
10. Dan Biggar
9. Conor Murray

1. Mako Vunipola
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Alun Wyn Jones (c)
5. Maro Itoje
6. Courtney Lawes
7. Tom Curry
8. Jack Conan

REPLACEMENTS: Ken Owens, Rory Sutherland, Kyle Sinckler, Tadhg Beirne, Toby Faletau, Ali Price, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly.

Thought Josh Adams might get a chance this week. But it'll probably be another kicking game.
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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #402 on: July 29, 2021, 08:14:33 PM »
Rasmus lost the plot??

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #403 on: July 30, 2021, 11:17:17 AM »
Rasmus lost the plot??
Seems a bit of a Kevin Keegan moment alrite (an hour long one). Springboks are a different breed tho, might work wonders for them. Tomorrow's game is going to be a brutal physical encounter.

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Re: Lions Tour
« Reply #404 on: July 30, 2021, 10:50:45 PM »
Kolisi yapping now. Fergie in his pomp would have been red-faced by some of this craic but it adds a little spice to proceedings.