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Faletau excellent for Bath today .

A shoe-in to tour and test starter imho.


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Faletau excellent for Bath today .

A shoe-in to tour and test starter imho.


Yes, great feet and hands and ran good angles

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awaywardlad wrote:
buglet wrote:
Don't give much of a stuff about the Lions but on current form the team should be :-

Hogg
North
Joseph
Farrell
Daly
Sexton
Murray
McGrath
Owens
Furlong
Launchbury
Itoje
Stander
Warburton
Vunipola.


Can't have Vunipola on current form - others way ahead.
Like Toby Billy is not quite up to speed yet.


I'm not sure I agree. Neither Faletau or Billy are back to their bests but I can't think of any 8's who really are that much better on current form. Moriarty is riding high on making some big tackles against England but really isn't that great at 8 and Heaslip is ok but again I'd say even now isn't outperforming Billy or Faletau.


If fit, one of Faletau or B Vunipola will start at 8 and one will be on the bench. In that scenario, I would start Faletau and bring Vunipola on as an impact sub. Start Stander at six and move Faletau there when it's time for BV.


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I think Faletau will start but a back row of Faletau(6) Billy(8) & Sam (7)
would seriously test the Kiwis.I think Faletau is so talented he could play
anywhere in the back row. I think his best position is maybe 6.


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awaywardlad wrote:
Faletau excellent for Bath today .

A shoe-in to tour and test starter imho.


Yes, great feet and hands and ran good angles

I think he is in there anyway, I know he's been out for a bit but you don't lose those skills and class in bed.

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It's just plain typical of The RFU to start belly aching about Dylan Hartley being chosen as Captain even before it's been officially released. There web site is a disgrace.



Dang! no one bit! I now owe 'E. Brillcyn Taf' a pint grrrrr :D


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After much deliberation, I have finally settled on the team I think Warren Gatland should pick. Here it is:

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2. Devin Toner
1. Devin Toner


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Unrelated to the Lions but in relation to the comments on Faletau at Bath, Priestland was also excellent for yesterday

I can't think of a single reason why he shouldn't be in the Welsh team; he is absolutely the answer to our lack of creativity and when he played for Wales we were generally much better and more exciting.


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Unrelated to the Lions but in relation to the comments on Faletau at Bath, Priestland was also excellent for yesterday

I can't think of a single reason why he shouldn't be in the Welsh team; he is absolutely the answer to our lack of creativity and when he played for Wales we were generally much better and more exciting
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Opens popcorn.......


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At his best Priestland absolutely unlocked Wales' attacking potential but he was simply too fragile under pressure at times. A shame since for a time he looked the business. I would like to think he could do that again but remain unconvinced.


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Well Biggar certainly can't do it and Sam Davies is clearly not ready.

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Well Biggar certainly can't do it and Sam Davies is clearly not ready.

Biggar won't be going imo and he doesn't deserve to.


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Langland Exile wrote:
Well Biggar certainly can't do it and Sam Davies is clearly not ready.

Biggar won't be going imo and he doesn't deserve to.


Agree and he didn't help his cause yesterday with his obvious petulance.


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Only in Wales would you have the power up front and pick priestland at 10 to play like biggar... then after a few retirements and adopting a wider game plan you pick biggar at 10 to play like priestland

I was always a fan of the priest and our 2011 World Cup and 2012 grand slam came with him at 10. But he was fragile and made so many errors he had to come out of the side. Biggar was playing really well at that point as well and deserved his chance


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