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Team for Southern Kings

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British & Irish Lions vs Southern Kings

15. Keith Earls (Munster/Ireland)
14. Ugo Monye (Harlequins/England)
13. Riki Flutey (London Wasps/England)
12. Gordon D'Arcy (Leinster/Ireland) :D :green clap: :D
11. Luke Fitzgerald (Leinster/Ireland)
10. James Hook (Ospreys/Wales)
9. Mike Blair (Edinburgh/Scotland)

8. Andy Powell (Cardiff Blues/Wales)
7. Joe Worsley (London Wasps/England)
6. Nathan Hines (Perpignan/Scotland)
5. Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster/Ireland) captain :shock:
4. Simon Shaw (London Wasps/England)
3. Euan Murray (Northampton/Scotland)
2. Ross Ford (Edinburgh/Scotland)
1. Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks/England)

Replacements

16. Matthew Rees (Scarlets/Wales)
17. Adam Jones (Ospreys/Wales)
18. Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers/England)
19. David Wallace (Munster/Ireland)
20. Harry Ellis (Leicester Tigers/England)
21. Ronan O'Gara (Munster/Ireland)
22. Shane Williams (Ospreys/Wales)
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Glad to see D'arcy get a start, hopefully he can impress. Sure Donncha will do a grand job :happy clapper:

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Surprised by DOC as captain but fair play to him. Him being captain does suggest to me that he's out of contention for a test 22 spot though. Looks like AWJ and POC for the starting locks so and Vickery and Jenkins for the props. Flankers will be Wallace, Williams and Croft in the 22 one would think if this selection is any indication. Fitz still in with a shout but a very slim one. Will need a top performance to get in ahead of Monye. Monye on bench suggests his selection is not set in stone yet.

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So can we assume that Luke won't be in the Test squad or just not starting? Would be unfortunate for him not to be in the 22.
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Fair play to DOC. He has shown up well in his couple of games
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Must be heaviest starting pack ever, of any team, not just lions: I make it 926kg or 18st 3Ilbs per man. Jeeeez.

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Isaac4leinster wrote:Must be heaviest starting pack ever, of any team, not just lions: I make it 926kg or 18st 3Ilbs per man. Jeeeez.


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I suspect DOC is captain because they don't think Blair will be fit. Hope Luke and Darce have stormers!!!

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ceemec wrote:
Isaac4leinster wrote:Must be heaviest starting pack ever, of any team, not just lions: I make it 926kg or 18st 3Ilbs per man. Jeeeez.


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So we can pretty much work out the test 15... Only a couple of places still in question.

Byrne
Bowe
BOD
Roberts
Monye (Maybe Fitz)
Jones (Maybe ROG)
Phillips
Heaslip
Croft (maybe Wallace)
Williams (maybe Wallace)
POC
Jones
Jenkins
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tones wrote:So can we assume that Luke won't be in the Test squad or just not starting? Would be unfortunate for him not to be in the 22.


I noticed Graham Rowntree saying that some guys will play both Tuesday and Saturday, so I wouldn't write him off just yet.
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Hippo wrote:
tones wrote:So can we assume that Luke won't be in the Test squad or just not starting? Would be unfortunate for him not to be in the 22.


I noticed Graham Rowntree saying that some guys will play both Tuesday and Saturday, so I wouldn't write him off just yet.


They've said a number of times the squad isn't being picked till after the game on Tuesday. If Luke puts in a big performance tomorrow I think he'll be in with a great shout of starting on the wing, the same goes for S Williams, while he hasn't been playing well, one big performance could push him into the side. The three second rows playing also have a great chance to push for a spot in the 22

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Anyword on the Southern Kings Team?
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Nevermind:

15. Tiger Mangweni, 14. Wylie Human, 13. Frikkie Welsh, 12. De Wet Barry, 11. Mat Turner, 10. Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Darron Nell, 7. Solly Tyibilika, 6. Mpho Mbiyozo, 5. Ross Skeate, 4. Marco Wentzel, 3. Ruan Vermeulen, 2. Derick Kuun, 1. Jaco Engels.

Replacements - from: Simon Westraadt, Kevin Buys, Lungelo Payi, Heinrich Stride, Josh Fowles, Mzwandile Stick, Elger Watts, Bevin Fortuin, Henry Grimes, Michael Coetzee.


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Darce wrote:Nevermind:

15. Tiger Mangweni, 14. Wylie Human, 13. Frikkie Welsh, 12. De Wet Barry, 11. Mat Turner, 10. Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Darron Nell, 7. Solly Tyibilika, 6. Mpho Mbiyozo, 5. Ross Skeate, 4. Marco Wentzel, 3. Ruan Vermeulen, 2. Derick Kuun, 1. Jaco Engels.

Replacements - from: Simon Westraadt, Kevin Buys, Lungelo Payi, Heinrich Stride, Josh Fowles, Mzwandile Stick, Elger Watts, Bevin Fortuin, Henry Grimes, Michael Coetzee.


Note Mat Turner is english and Heinrich Stride plays AIL fro Tarf


Jeez what was the basis for being picked for this team? Looks like a very random selection to me!

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Apparently Williams is out with a bug and Bowe is on standby which i presume means Monye will now start. Looks like a very foolish idea not to have more cover now!

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Does anyone know of a link where the previous tour matches can be viewed?
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Does looks like most of those players won't be starting the first test, surprising, I'd have thought that Hook is the form 10 in the group, certainly the least flappable kicker,and Euan Murray seemed to me to be a likely member of the 22 anyway. The rest seems fair.
I'm delighted to see Luke Fitz started where he should and man of the hour D'Arcy getting a start, cap an incredible return from injury for him. Looking forward to it, could be a big game.
Throw Blair into that pack and you've got a nice even metric tonne too, take that Bokke.

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thecoolfreak wrote:
Hippo wrote:
tones wrote:So can we assume that Luke won't be in the Test squad or just not starting? Would be unfortunate for him not to be in the 22.


I noticed Graham Rowntree saying that some guys will play both Tuesday and Saturday, so I wouldn't write him off just yet.


They've said a number of times the squad isn't being picked till after the game on Tuesday. If Luke puts in a big performance tomorrow I think he'll be in with a great shout of starting on the wing, the same goes for S Williams, while he hasn't been playing well, one big performance could push him into the side. The three second rows playing also have a great chance to push for a spot in the 22


Ok cool, had got the impression those playing on Tuesday were out of the reckoning for the first test
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LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I suspect DOC is captain because they don't think Blair will be fit. Hope Luke and Darce have stormers!!!


I suspect DOC is captain because Blair is a useless piece of sh!t! Too late for D'Arce to force his way into the 22 but a good performance from Luke should see him home, while an superb one might even see him leapfrog Monye into the 22.
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