- Jan 21, 2013
Cory Hill has been sent home. 3 first team players we’re missing now. Big loss that.
Billy’s getting a lot of minutes innit.England starting XV: Elliot Daly, Ruaridh McConnochie, Jonathan Joseph, Piers Francis, Joe Cokanasiga, George Ford, Willi Heinz; Joe Marler, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, George Kruis, Tom Curry, Lewis Ludlam, Billy Vunipola.
Replacements: Jack Singleton, Ellis Genge, Kyle Sinckler, Courtney Lawes, Mark Wilson, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Anthony Watson.
Well they should be good enough to beat the USA ...
USA are shit, though. The score would be good if I played number 8 in that game. I get that he’s in good form so there’s merits to keep playing him but considering he played all the warm up games plus the first 2 group games and he’s obviously going to play against Argentina and France too I just don’t think it’s worth the risk of him getting injured or burning out. Like you say I guess the plan is to take him off early but you could play whoever and breeze this game.Probably good that he starts most games. Might expect to see him one of the first off if the score is good though.
I know there’s still 25mins to go but if you go the whole game without USA scoring then I think only conceding 3 points in your first 2 games is pretty good, even if the opposition haven’t been the greatest.Neat by Joseph. Bonus try, job done, but fairly uninspiring so far.
Tempting providence way beyond breaking point, but USA haven't looked like a threat at all so far. Leaving aside the chance of a penalty, they shouldn't be allowed a sniff, especially as they're getting knackered and battered.I know there’s still 25mins to go but if you go the whole game without USA scoring then I think only conceding 3 points in your first 2 games is pretty good, even if the opposition haven’t been the greatest.
Agree. One of the most blatant shoulder charges you'll ever see. Even in bloody ice hockey a hit like that to the head gets you ejected from the game and a long suspension, let alone in rugby. Should get a lengthy ban IMO. This wasn't one of those grey area sloppy tackles that made contact with the head - it was a clearly deliberate attempt to just try and take out his frustrations on Farrell. Absolutely no place in the game for people who want to do things like that IMO.Deserved red card. Dangerous, stupid and unnecessary.
I can’t believe you’ve picked up no injuries during or prior to the tournament. Getting a bit like Liverpool last season.Honestly I'm just we got through those games relatively unscathed. Now there is a decent break and we have argentina and france. Hopefully mako should be back next week.