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Wales U18 win again in South Africa
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A Goodly number of Scarlets boys in the team. :D


Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:48 pm
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Yes good wins over SA and england at youth level is great. Well done hopefully they can keep it up


Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:18 am
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There will be a whiff of revenge in the air when Wales Under 18 line-up against France for their third and final game in the annual Under 19 International Series in Cape Town this weekend.
As well as aiming for a first clean-sweep in the campaign following wins over South African Schools and England, Geraint Lewis' squad will be hoping to make amends for their 46-34 defeat in Lyon on 19 March.

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France 31 - Wales 19
However, a good game. Lots of talent on show.
The future is in good hands, methinks


Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:52 pm
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It would have been nice but then that's all it would have been. No one knows where these guys go when they mature more fully in life. Assuredly most don't feed into the system biased towards gym monkeys and ill taught but easily led.

It is a shame but that's life.


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LLanrumneyOik wrote:
It would have been nice but then that's all it would have been. No one knows where these guys go when they mature more fully in life. Assuredly most don't feed into the system biased towards gym monkeys and ill taught but easily led.

It is a shame but that's life.

Yes, it is true that some youngsters never fulfil their potential.
The result was disappointing, but in the final analysis, the youngsters lost it in the lineouts.
I was impressed with the back line, more especially 9 & 10. Both had the ability to get the back line moving. The 15 also was instrumental in providing an effective counter attack. The left wing had a good afterburner. All in all, apart from the line outs a good showing.
What is it about Welsh line outs?


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France 31 - Wales 19
However, a good game. Lots of talent on show.
The future is in good hands, methinks


I've heard that line so many times

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BigRed wrote:

What is it about Welsh line outs?


It has been since the dawn of time ... can't blame the lads for an ancient curse.


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Lineout traditionally poorly coached in Wales. We don't seem to value throwing as much as other attributes at 2 as well


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AverageBBCjournalist wrote:
Lineout traditionally poorly coached in Wales. We don't seem to value throwing as much as other attributes at 2 as well


In his autobiography Bomb, Adam Jones says how the lineout is a work of art nowadays compared to the 70's Welsh team.


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najbritcol wrote:
AverageBBCjournalist wrote:
Lineout traditionally poorly coached in Wales. We don't seem to value throwing as much as other attributes at 2 as well


In his autobiography Bomb, Adam Jones says how the lineout is a work of art nowadays compared to the 70's Welsh team.


Well it's an art we haven't mastered... Wales have had some decent hookers over the past 8-9 years in Rees, Bennett, Hibbard and Owens, with three British lions, but only Owens is remotely reliable on throwing in.

Additional hookers during this period include Baldwin, dacey, Phillips and all have had issues throwing in...


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I watched it and there are a lot of good players in that team. France looked just that bit sharper but to beat the Boks and England was a good return.


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Just goes to show that Wales does have real talent out there. Now, whether it is properly harnessed, managed and developed or not is a totally different matter.


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Reading a few articles, the College rugby system is really beginning to take shape in Wales. Facilities are improving at many of the locations and some of the College sides are amongst the best in the UK and beyond. Beating SA and England shows we are competitive at that age group, but it's going on from there and the 18-23 age bracket that needs looking at.


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