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Northern Hemisphere 2021-22

Dctarget

Michael Lynagh (62)
Will be interesting to see what happens with Coleman. Even without the salary cap changes there's no way he'd be getting his contract renewed at that level, with them and his general performances I can't see London Irish offering him much to stay.
He’s only 30, maybe worth a ‘23 tilt back home at the RWC. Then jet off to Japan or France after for pay day.
 

Wilson

Mark Loane (55)
He’s only 30, maybe worth a ‘23 tilt back home at the RWC. Then jet off to Japan or France after for pay day.
Definitely what I'd like to see happen, a new environment and something to focus on might help him recover his best form, particularly with the knowledge that a big world cup/lead up will pump his value back up.
 

Dctarget

Michael Lynagh (62)
great point. He'd be eligible come October this year. Would add some vital set piece value to an prospective very exciting backline
Oh yes.. that would be quite threatening. The Pacific Islands might get a few scalps come RWC. I heard Laumape wants to play for Tonga too.

I wonder if this RWC will be the most open and afterwards they introduce a 10 cap limit or something.
 

Hogie

Allen Oxlade (6)
Louis Lynagh is destined for England caps. His acceptance to national training squads and lack of interest to play in Australia (unlike his brother) has clearly showed his hand. His dad also calling out the RFU for lack of contact last year was also an obvious sign.

Keen to see how Tom develops at the Reds and then it will be interesting to see what the youngest of the three brothers decides- who from what I hear is also very talented. Could be that all three brothers each play for different countries.
 
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Dan54

John Eales (66)
Was watching Bath upset Harlequinns on Saturday, and they were saying that Nathan Hughes is eligible to play for Fiji later in year, 3 years since he played for England. He would be a bloody good pick up for them, though his form must of dipped this year a bit being loaned to Bath. (Covid etc)
 

Dctarget

Michael Lynagh (62)
Lyangh, Jonny Hill, Alfie Barbeary, Joe Heyes, Orlando Bailey, Adam Radwan, Raffi Quirke, Luke Northmore all cut from the England squad for the weekend. Premiership rugby is on going so little different from how we’d do it.

England already missing Watson, Tuilagi, May, Farrell, Lawes, Launchbury, Hill, Willis, Underhill.

Scotland for my favourites.
 

Dctarget

Michael Lynagh (62)
Hansen's been playing very well in Ire.

Tbh I don't think he ever really got a proper shot in Aus. With some extended time at wing/fb, I reckon he could have at least made a claim to a Wobs squad spot.
I think Ireland's weaknesses are our strengths to be honest. Hansen's a replacement for Lowe who I've never been overly impressed with. But I'd take their fly half and fullback any day of the week.
 

Dctarget

Michael Lynagh (62)
England has put out the most inexperienced and youthful side I've seen from them in ages. That backline though is probably the best they have.

15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
14. Max Malins (Saracens, 10 caps)
13. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 52 caps)
12. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 43 caps)
11. Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 7 caps)
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 5 caps)
9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 112 caps)
1. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 31 caps)
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps)
3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 47 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 51 caps)
5. Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 3 caps)
6. Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 10 caps)
7. Tom Curry (c) (Sale Sharks, 36 caps)
8. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps)
Finishers
16. Jamie George (Saracens, 61 caps)
17. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 74 caps)
18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 15 caps)
19. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 26 caps)
20. Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 4 caps)
21. Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 2 caps)
22. George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 77 caps)
23. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 34 caps)

Scotland to host them with Sione Tuipuloto on the bench:
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Dan54

John Eales (66)
Bt geez just watched Scotland/England game. It was a beauty! How the hell Scots pulled it off is a bit of a puzzle, they hardly toched the ball in first 60 minutes. Was bloody good and remender why rugby and sports is so bloody good!
 

The Nomad

Dick Tooth (41)
Canberra-born winger Mack Hansen has had a debut to remember for Ireland, picking up the player of the match award in the game against Wales
(9News). Score deleted in case someone is watching replays.
Just watched the replay without seeing the starting lineups. Took me half the game to realise the 11 for Ireland was Mack Hansen ( I’m obviously a little slow on the uptake or hampered by a few beers with lunch or both ) , but he was very good . Had a roving license, followed play in attack , seemed to be everywhere. Didn’t score a try , but had a try assist.

Well done to him on a fine international debut and for taking his chances. Pity it wasn’t wearing green and gold …..
 

Jimmyjam

Alfred Walker (16)
Just watched the replay without seeing the starting lineups. Took me half the game to realise the 11 for Ireland was Mack Hansen ( I’m obviously a little slow on the uptake or hampered by a few beers with lunch or both ) , but he was very good . Had a roving license, followed play in attack , seemed to be everywhere. Didn’t score a try , but had a try assist.

Well done to him on a fine international debut and for taking his chances. Pity it wasn’t wearing green and gold …..
The irony is next level though.... ACT junior pathways produce a Super Rugby/Test quality player about once every 5yrs or so. Then, when they get a decent one like Hansen, they don't play him for years and off he goes to Ireland and gets capped straight away..... Hilariously sad.....
 
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