A few team predictions for this sneaking through on the Bled 2 thread, so an opportune time to start this a couple of weeks out.
Basis Bled 2 team. Assuming Toomua fit and no O/S players:
13 - OUT: Paisami, IN: Petaia
15 - OUT: Banks, IN: DHP
20 - OUT: Wright, IN: Samu
22 - OUT: Petaia, IN...
Do we expect a full dress rehearsal for England (likely)? I reckon we will from 6-15, the tight 5 is pretty set so we might leave a few of those blokes out of the danger zone for this match.
positions under query IMO:
6 - Dempsey or LSL - Dempsey
9 - Genia or White - Genia
10 - Lilo, Foley...
May as well get this one going early.
Brumbies are undoubtedly the form Aussie side but the Waratahs are the perennial party spoilers when it comes to the Aussie derbies and are at home. Hopefully this one can draw a reasonable crowd.
Head says Brumbies, heart says Tahs. Reckon it will be a...
Who are the smokies for the tour? Wouldn't really call him a smokie but I'd say they'll take Naisarani for development purposes, he can't get any game time though unless they organise an 'A' fixture.
I'd be sending Kepu home for a rest after the AB's test, he needs the break ahead of the RWC...
While I'd be happy to see no change from the first test side I'd make the following minor adjustments:
No point fucking about, may as well get straight into it.
Do the recent similarities of both the Wallabies and Springboks getting trounced at their first meeting with the darkness and then almost reversing the result at the next one indicate that both teams were able to identify some...