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Can we beat NZ -please before I die. 
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Post Can we beat NZ -please before I die.
Am I allowed to consider this a possibility in AIs?

So assuming Lions keep their form and remain free from injury we have from the Lions tour :

a very good hooker
an excellent second row
probably world class back row

an excellent scrum half
a very good outside half
a world class centre

a very good FB/winger

so add Rob Evans at loose head and I presume we need a mobile ball playing carrying Tight Head (who are the takers given I cant see Samson Lee becoming one of these)

at second row - Jake Ball is no MI but is he the best of a second rate group or can Seb Davies or someone give us some bite there?

Back row - its who misses out and I would imagine its Tips if RM free. He can smash them up.

so we need another centre and lets see if SW or Owen Watkin or Owen Williams can come through

Back 3 is interesting. They could pick LW at FB as the Lions wingers were such intelligent and good players. Not sure we can get anywhere near their combined ability so might it be LH (if hes playing anywhere!) LW and AN other.


Thoughts?


Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:41 pm
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Post Re: Can we beat NZ -please before I die.
They are streets ahead, both individually and collectively, of Wales and considering the Lions were very, very, fortunate to draw with the AB's I'm afraid it's going to be more of the same for us...defeat and desperate disappointment yet again.


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I doubt you could live that long :D

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Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:19 pm
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Post Re: Can we beat NZ -please before I die.
Thegrimriper wrote:
I doubt you could live that long :D


Oh I dont know, you seem to have managed it :P :D


Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:16 pm
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Keith L wrote:
Thegrimriper wrote:
I doubt you could live that long :D


Oh I don't know, you seem to have managed it :P :D
No I haven't cos we still haven't beaten them or had you not noticed up there in the highlands :bootyshake: :thefinger:

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Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:24 pm
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Thegrimriper wrote:
Keith L wrote:
Thegrimriper wrote:
I doubt you could live that long :D


Oh I don't know, you seem to have managed it :P :D
No I haven't cos we still haven't beaten them or had you not noticed up there in the highlands :bootyshake: :thefinger:


Its only a matter of time, and you have the template for longevity :thefinger:


Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:37 pm
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I would settle for beating bloody Australia.


Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:02 am
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buglet wrote:
I would settle for beating bloody Australia.


Aye, bloody right there !!!


Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:35 am
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Post Re: Can we beat NZ -please before I die.
Its sods law that the next team from the home nations to beat New Zealand will be Scotland!


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Post Re: Can we beat NZ -please before I die.
Brizzle wrote:
Its sods law that the next team from the home nations to beat New Zealand will be Scotland!


Depends on which Scotland turns up. Good Scotland beats Ireland and Wales for the first time in years, bad Scotland has a record defeat to England. Good Scotland wins against Australia, bad Scotland loses against Fiji.


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Brizzle wrote:
Its sods law that the next team from the home nations to beat New Zealand will be Scotland!


that would give some on here a stroke :D

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Fids the Blindside wrote:
Brizzle wrote:
Its sods law that the next team from the home nations to beat New Zealand will be Scotland!


that would give some on here a stroke :D

Would be epic. Would be shit everywhere else, but on here, epic. :D

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Post Re: Can we beat NZ -please before I die.
Just watched the Crusaders v Chiefs semi-final game on Sky. Great game, some amazing skills on show but the outstanding thing for me and the major difference between NZ and Welsh rugby, is that SH players just don't give up. Ever.


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Donkka wrote:
Just watched the Crusaders v Chiefs semi-final game on Sky. Great game, some amazing skills on show but the outstanding thing for me and the major difference between NZ and Welsh rugby, is that SH players just don't give up. Ever.



It isn't Welsh v Southern Hemisphere .. it is, rather, Northern as against Southern.

The most enjoyable aspect of Super 12 was the tension and excitement and that you never knew what was gonna happen until the game was over .. so many games turned at the last minute. Play was relentless unlike in the North where players in the last 20 accept the inevitable.


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Post Re: Can we beat NZ -please before I die.
Let's not get too ahead of ourselves here.
The Lions were fortunate to tie with the AB's and only a third of that team are likely to be starting for Wales come the AI.
Yes, home advantage will be a boost but I would still say that New Zealand are still a better team than Wales or indeed ang NH team by a margin of 10-15 points outside 'one of those days'.
As such I would say that the batten will be handed over to the next generation for that elusive win.
In answer to your question possibly but you need to be taking your vitamins and watching the blood pressure!!!!


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