Injured Lawrence to miss Wales game
24/11/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 395
Centre Ollie Lawrence will miss England's Autumn Nations Cup match against Wales in Llanelli on Saturday with a minor hip issue.
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24/11/2020 18:02:20 8 19
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He probably hurt his hip chasing after a kick. Has he received a pass yet in this competition? Shame as he had potential as an attacking runner who could brighten things up.
First comment and it’s from a bitter Welshman. Having seen your team play, best to not criticise one that’s actually winning.... Removed
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24/11/2020 18:06:42 19 6
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Yes, if you had watched the game closely he was part of the move that led to the set up of the first England try and also the move for May's second try. But hey why let facts get in the way of a prejudiced view!
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24/11/2020 18:26:03 15 2
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V?? alert
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24/11/2020 18:53:32 6 4
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Ah vv, welcome to an England HYS
How's that bridge your living under vv, got to be chilly this time of year Removed
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24/11/2020 19:21:34 3 4
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Ladbrokes stopped taking bets on vvales turning up on here next Saturday.
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24/11/2020 20:37:21 0 1
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This weekend should be fun! Can't wait.
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24/11/2020 18:03:19 14 1
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Will we need a big defence against Wales? Both teams have recently not wanted the ball. Hope we see more attacking play and continuity/ball retention. We already know this team can defend
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25/11/2020 08:35:04 0 1
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I think for very different reasons!
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24/11/2020 18:04:24 9 14
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My dead gran could play outside centre for England - she'd never see the ball
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24/11/2020 18:25:14 9 3
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Death has a habit of ruining your eyesight.
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25/11/2020 09:25:26 0 1
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Very disrespectful shame on you
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24/11/2020 18:02:20 8 19
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He probably hurt his hip chasing after a kick. Has he received a pass yet in this competition? Shame as he had potential as an attacking runner who could brighten things up.
First comment and it’s from a bitter Welshman. Having seen your team play, best to not criticise one that’s actually winning.... Removed
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24/11/2020 18:49:53 5 13
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What a silly reply, bitter? critical?eh?
Simple statement based on facts... eng players spend a lot of time chasing kicks hence probability, l don't remember him receiving a pass, l thought he was picked for his attacking power play, hence a loss. Don't be so adversarial, others have opinions regardless of country of birth, be more open to alternative views like memory loss' reply. ????
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24/11/2020 18:02:20 8 19
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He probably hurt his hip chasing after a kick. Has he received a pass yet in this competition? Shame as he had potential as an attacking runner who could brighten things up.
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24/11/2020 18:06:42 19 6
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Yes, if you had watched the game closely he was part of the move that led to the set up of the first England try and also the move for May's second try. But hey why let facts get in the way of a prejudiced view!
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24/11/2020 22:20:41 2 2
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? What exactly did he do in the first try ? Also, l thought May's "superb solo try" was a solo try hence the description.
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24/11/2020 18:10:44 9 1
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A big miss but England should have enough to win.
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24/11/2020 18:11:39 43 2
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RIP Christophe Dominici, wonderful player
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24/11/2020 18:16:07 17 2
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Yes it’s such a shock...
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25/11/2020 10:37:25 1 1
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God rest his soul. Great player, great personality.
Hip hip hooray! Removed
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24/11/2020 18:13:33 17 5
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Shame as he looks a real handful. Makes uncle Eddie’s selection easier I think.
Don’t think it’ll change England’s approach too much as they’ll look to dominate up front as the Irish game and kick a lot.
Wales will try to live with the English pack and kick a lot.
Rugby is getting really predictable and boring, not the game I fell in love with many moons ago. ??
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25/11/2020 08:13:15 8 5
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Collapsed scrums, messy line outs and up the jumper mauls that went the entire length of the pitch because forwards couldn't run more than 10m without needing a pint.. yeah great days
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25/11/2020 08:35:39 1 1
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Yes it is effective but boring. I seem to recall Ireland being heavily criticised for kicking all the time but now it seems to be OK
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25/11/2020 10:40:15 0 1
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Cld be the new Tuilagi.
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25/11/2020 18:44:00 1 0
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You should come and watch Bristol Bears mate
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24/11/2020 18:13:36 79 3
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Sorry I’m off topic but I just read Christophe Dominici, France and Stade Français winger, has passed away suddenly aged only 48.

RIP Domi, one of the greats.

I will always reminisce your enormous match and meandering runs against the AB in the glorious 1999 RWC semi final. I’m sure he’s meeting Jonah Lomu tonight up there...
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24/11/2020 18:25:08 23 1
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That is dreadful news. Very sorry to hear that. RIP.
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24/11/2020 18:46:06 12 1
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That 1999 semi final was class, All Blacks thought it was in the bag.... some lovely tributes to Dominici popping up on youtube of his tries.... brilliant player
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24/11/2020 20:35:13 9 1
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Very sad.
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25/11/2020 07:05:09 2 3
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Passed away is one way of putting it.
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25/11/2020 13:26:42 1 0
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I read on sky sports app last night that a witness saw him climb a disused building and jump off. I understand he had mental issues. Very very sad indeed.
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25/11/2020 14:46:06 2 0
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I agree, very sad and a legendary player.

Many will dedicate the Welsh win to him on the weekend.
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24/11/2020 18:11:39 43 2
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RIP Christophe Dominici, wonderful player
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24/11/2020 18:16:07 17 2
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Yes it’s such a shock...
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24/11/2020 18:16:11 17 16
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they might "own" defence but I bet they would love to play some exciting attacking rugby I bet we will see more of the same Ben "oh ive kicked it too far again" Youngs just lumping it its like watching the Old Wimbledon footie team effective but boring as hell top teams dominate up front & then let their backs loose
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24/11/2020 18:54:13 9 9
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Are you Welsh?
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24/11/2020 18:18:23 11 5
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Won't miss him and his time will come. Slade to 12, JJ at 13. Watson on the wing. Bring it on.
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24/11/2020 18:24:07 6 3
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Ford, Farrell, Slade then.
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24/11/2020 18:13:36 79 3
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Sorry I’m off topic but I just read Christophe Dominici, France and Stade Français winger, has passed away suddenly aged only 48.

RIP Domi, one of the greats.

I will always reminisce your enormous match and meandering runs against the AB in the glorious 1999 RWC semi final. I’m sure he’s meeting Jonah Lomu tonight up there...
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24/11/2020 18:25:08 23 1
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That is dreadful news. Very sorry to hear that. RIP.
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24/11/2020 18:04:24 9 14
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My dead gran could play outside centre for England - she'd never see the ball
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24/11/2020 18:25:14 9 3
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Death has a habit of ruining your eyesight.
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24/11/2020 18:33:44 3 4
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But still allows you to kick like Youngs!
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24/11/2020 18:02:20 8 19
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He probably hurt his hip chasing after a kick. Has he received a pass yet in this competition? Shame as he had potential as an attacking runner who could brighten things up.
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24/11/2020 18:26:03 15 2
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V?? alert
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24/11/2020 18:25:14 9 3
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Death has a habit of ruining your eyesight.
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24/11/2020 18:33:44 3 4
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But still allows you to kick like Youngs!
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24/11/2020 18:46:54 0 4
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Gold... love it
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24/11/2020 18:36:55 19 4
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JJ and Slade in the centres. May and Watson on the wings.
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24/11/2020 19:06:28 19 12
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Should try some experimental tactics with younger players against these weaker teams.
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24/11/2020 19:20:56 7 4
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Eddie brought Lawrence in for his size, Eddie said like for like for Tuilagi

He’s obsessed with bish, bash, bosh

Devoto seems good at 12, but Eddie seems to have a quota on Chiefs in his squad
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24/11/2020 23:27:22 5 2
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With Malins at 15 as Daly isn't cutting it there at the mo.
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25/11/2020 09:29:54 3 1
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Only if Ford at fly half. If it's farrell you can put whoever you like in the centres. All they'll be doing is defending.
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25/11/2020 09:53:56 0 1
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Worryingly for us Lawrence being injured will force Eddie's hand! Really rate Joseph (sorry only one JJ) think England havnt looked that sharp in the backs, may apart, and playing a more foreward dominated and kick chase game
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24/11/2020 18:39:16 5 12
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Put Sam Simmonds at 12!
Please not Farrell at 12. He can't tackle and will probably get a yellow in that position.
Farrell, Slade and Joseph for me.
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24/11/2020 19:04:54 15 13
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Farrell can’t do much except kick, and tactically he is inept so doesn’t really know when to do that.

In fact it’s a mystery why he is in the squad when he is the 7th best England qualified 10.
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24/11/2020 20:59:50 5 1
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Joe at 10, Sam at 12. Slade 13, Nowell...ok but we could do worse. Most inmportantly we need to stress test our options so give Robson a start pleeeease.
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24/11/2020 18:13:36 79 3
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Sorry I’m off topic but I just read Christophe Dominici, France and Stade Français winger, has passed away suddenly aged only 48.

RIP Domi, one of the greats.

I will always reminisce your enormous match and meandering runs against the AB in the glorious 1999 RWC semi final. I’m sure he’s meeting Jonah Lomu tonight up there...
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24/11/2020 18:46:06 12 1
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That 1999 semi final was class, All Blacks thought it was in the bag.... some lovely tributes to Dominici popping up on youtube of his tries.... brilliant player
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24/11/2020 18:33:44 3 4
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But still allows you to kick like Youngs!
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24/11/2020 18:46:54 0 4
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Gold... love it
First comment and it’s from a bitter Welshman. Having seen your team play, best to not criticise one that’s actually winning.... Removed
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24/11/2020 18:49:53 5 13
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What a silly reply, bitter? critical?eh?
Simple statement based on facts... eng players spend a lot of time chasing kicks hence probability, l don't remember him receiving a pass, l thought he was picked for his attacking power play, hence a loss. Don't be so adversarial, others have opinions regardless of country of birth, be more open to alternative views like memory loss' reply. ????
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24/11/2020 19:54:21 5 4
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It will be great watching four English centres duke it out on Saturday.
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24/11/2020 20:42:19 4 3
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You are so sad. If you valued diverse opinion then you may accidentally say something positive about England (fat chance). First on the HYS to troll England. Good luck Saturday. Maybe if WP can turn another few Englishmen ‘red ‘ then you might have a chance.

Totally ironic that Wales’ recent success built on boring defence oriented game. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, isn’t it?
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24/11/2020 18:02:20 8 19
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He probably hurt his hip chasing after a kick. Has he received a pass yet in this competition? Shame as he had potential as an attacking runner who could brighten things up.
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24/11/2020 18:53:32 6 4
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Ah vv, welcome to an England HYS
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24/11/2020 18:58:51 6 2
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Long live the the Welsh commentators on these threads! Half the fun!
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24/11/2020 18:16:11 17 16
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they might "own" defence but I bet they would love to play some exciting attacking rugby I bet we will see more of the same Ben "oh ive kicked it too far again" Youngs just lumping it its like watching the Old Wimbledon footie team effective but boring as hell top teams dominate up front & then let their backs loose
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24/11/2020 18:54:13 9 9
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Are you Welsh?
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24/11/2020 19:19:41 12 4
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He's probably English....and like many of us getting a tad fed up with England's style of play.
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24/11/2020 18:53:32 6 4
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Ah vv, welcome to an England HYS
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24/11/2020 18:58:51 6 2
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Long live the the Welsh commentators on these threads! Half the fun!
Has Hogg accepted that Scotland lost or is he calling in Rudi Guiliani ? Removed
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24/11/2020 19:16:00 19 6
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Hogg is a liability, ridiculous that he’s talked up as a Lions test 15

Dropping a ball over the line whilst showboating, missing that kick to the corner, no thanks
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24/11/2020 18:39:16 5 12
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Put Sam Simmonds at 12!
Please not Farrell at 12. He can't tackle and will probably get a yellow in that position.
Farrell, Slade and Joseph for me.
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24/11/2020 19:04:54 15 13
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Farrell can’t do much except kick, and tactically he is inept so doesn’t really know when to do that.

In fact it’s a mystery why he is in the squad when he is the 7th best England qualified 10.
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24/11/2020 19:19:08 5 3
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Eddie wouldn’t drop a Sarrie, shame none of the younger 10’s are getting game time

9’s as well for that matter
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24/11/2020 18:02:20 8 19
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He probably hurt his hip chasing after a kick. Has he received a pass yet in this competition? Shame as he had potential as an attacking runner who could brighten things up.
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How's that bridge your living under vv, got to be chilly this time of year Removed
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24/11/2020 18:36:55 19 4
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JJ and Slade in the centres. May and Watson on the wings.
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24/11/2020 19:06:28 19 12
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Should try some experimental tactics with younger players against these weaker teams.
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25/11/2020 09:53:51 1 1
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Younger players? EJ will only allow elderly members in his club Chairs are reserved by attentive staff Newspapers, pipes, slippers and each player's choice of brandy
Has Hogg accepted that Scotland lost or is he calling in Rudi Guiliani ? Removed
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24/11/2020 19:16:00 19 6
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Hogg is a liability, ridiculous that he’s talked up as a Lions test 15

Dropping a ball over the line whilst showboating, missing that kick to the corner, no thanks
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24/11/2020 19:25:21 4 9
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Then who? There is no other world class fb in Britain!
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24/11/2020 19:04:54 15 13
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Farrell can’t do much except kick, and tactically he is inept so doesn’t really know when to do that.

In fact it’s a mystery why he is in the squad when he is the 7th best England qualified 10.
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24/11/2020 19:19:08 5 3
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Eddie wouldn’t drop a Sarrie, shame none of the younger 10’s are getting game time

9’s as well for that matter
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24/11/2020 18:54:13 9 9
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Are you Welsh?
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24/11/2020 19:19:41 12 4
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He's probably English....and like many of us getting a tad fed up with England's style of play.
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24/11/2020 19:59:31 6 2
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Just look how happy we all were with losing matches!
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24/11/2020 20:54:55 6 1
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Boo hoo. England have won the 2020 6N and are best placed to win their group. And they’ve conceded just 7 points this autumn.

Plenty of fans would be happy with that. I’d certainly rather that Scotland were in that position.
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25/11/2020 10:52:57 0 2
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No, its just a few of you actually.
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24/11/2020 18:36:55 19 4
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JJ and Slade in the centres. May and Watson on the wings.
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24/11/2020 19:20:56 7 4
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Eddie brought Lawrence in for his size, Eddie said like for like for Tuilagi

He’s obsessed with bish, bash, bosh

Devoto seems good at 12, but Eddie seems to have a quota on Chiefs in his squad
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24/11/2020 19:32:28 4 3
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Tbf he could have gone Big Joe C or Thorley.
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24/11/2020 19:21:18 15 8
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Funny all the critical comments about OF he is rated as world class on the latest Aotearoa pod cast, and what would they know about rugby hey.
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24/11/2020 19:30:23 18 20
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Not funny. The comments are serious and correct. Farrell can kick real well, is solid and chooses options well. But his tackle technique is woeful and he has zero creativity, so totally boring.
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24/11/2020 19:48:23 14 1
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Wouldn't worry about it; Shows he's doing something right when he attracts the attention of the trolls. Good grief, do you remember how much they hated Dallaglio?
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24/11/2020 19:57:43 4 7
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They are justified.
It’s amazing the pundits and coaches keep saying he’s world class but in the same/ following sentence state that Eng attack is woeful/ limited when he plays at 10.
Their bias blinds them from acknowledging he’s the common denominator, when Eng backs are dull/ no threat.
There are better 10s and 10/12 combinations.
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24/11/2020 18:02:20 8 19
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He probably hurt his hip chasing after a kick. Has he received a pass yet in this competition? Shame as he had potential as an attacking runner who could brighten things up.
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24/11/2020 19:21:34 3 4
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Ladbrokes stopped taking bets on vvales turning up on here next Saturday.
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24/11/2020 19:16:00 19 6
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Hogg is a liability, ridiculous that he’s talked up as a Lions test 15

Dropping a ball over the line whilst showboating, missing that kick to the corner, no thanks
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24/11/2020 19:25:21 4 9
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Then who? There is no other world class fb in Britain!
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24/11/2020 19:38:59 15 1
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As an Englishman I think I’d have Liam Williams or Anthony Watson at FB .
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24/11/2020 19:21:18 15 8
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Funny all the critical comments about OF he is rated as world class on the latest Aotearoa pod cast, and what would they know about rugby hey.
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24/11/2020 19:30:23 18 20
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Not funny. The comments are serious and correct. Farrell can kick real well, is solid and chooses options well. But his tackle technique is woeful and he has zero creativity, so totally boring.
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24/11/2020 19:36:26 7 3
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You should add IMO as that is all it is, to many people he is a world class player who has a specific role to play in the team and his record proves that.
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24/11/2020 21:15:56 2 3
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Robofaz. Farrell is a machine, without the AI chip
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24/11/2020 23:34:28 4 1
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Considering all that, he's done quite well for himself!
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25/11/2020 11:36:21 2 1
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I'm not sure he chooses options at all, very Ron Andrewesque in kicking first, thinking second
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24/11/2020 19:20:56 7 4
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Eddie brought Lawrence in for his size, Eddie said like for like for Tuilagi

He’s obsessed with bish, bash, bosh

Devoto seems good at 12, but Eddie seems to have a quota on Chiefs in his squad
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24/11/2020 19:32:28 4 3
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Tbf he could have gone Big Joe C or Thorley.
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24/11/2020 21:19:52 2 3
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What’s happened to Cocknasiga ? Was next best thing not so long ago with McChonnocie

I remember Nathan Earle when at Sarries was hyped up, poor soul is now at Quins.... what a comedown

Happens in all sports I know, hype them up then knock them down.... cruel really
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24/11/2020 19:33:30 9 11
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Laurence missing is not a story.
Typical bbc nonsense.
England would have to lose at least 10 of their starting 15 to give this current Welsh squad any chance of winning.
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24/11/2020 19:30:23 18 20
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Not funny. The comments are serious and correct. Farrell can kick real well, is solid and chooses options well. But his tackle technique is woeful and he has zero creativity, so totally boring.
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24/11/2020 19:36:26 7 3
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You should add IMO as that is all it is, to many people he is a world class player who has a specific role to play in the team and his record proves that.
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24/11/2020 19:25:21 4 9
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Then who? There is no other world class fb in Britain!
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24/11/2020 19:38:59 15 1
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As an Englishman I think I’d have Liam Williams or Anthony Watson at FB .
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24/11/2020 19:21:18 15 8
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Funny all the critical comments about OF he is rated as world class on the latest Aotearoa pod cast, and what would they know about rugby hey.
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24/11/2020 19:48:23 14 1
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Wouldn't worry about it; Shows he's doing something right when he attracts the attention of the trolls. Good grief, do you remember how much they hated Dallaglio?
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24/11/2020 19:54:32 4 2
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Your right I should just ignore them must be getting old. Now Big Lol what a player he was, awesome in the final aaarrrggghhh now I will be accused of being arrogant.
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24/11/2020 18:49:53 5 13
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What a silly reply, bitter? critical?eh?
Simple statement based on facts... eng players spend a lot of time chasing kicks hence probability, l don't remember him receiving a pass, l thought he was picked for his attacking power play, hence a loss. Don't be so adversarial, others have opinions regardless of country of birth, be more open to alternative views like memory loss' reply. ????
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24/11/2020 19:54:21 5 4
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It will be great watching four English centres duke it out on Saturday.
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24/11/2020 19:48:23 14 1
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Wouldn't worry about it; Shows he's doing something right when he attracts the attention of the trolls. Good grief, do you remember how much they hated Dallaglio?
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24/11/2020 19:54:32 4 2
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Your right I should just ignore them must be getting old. Now Big Lol what a player he was, awesome in the final aaarrrggghhh now I will be accused of being arrogant.
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24/11/2020 19:21:18 15 8
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Funny all the critical comments about OF he is rated as world class on the latest Aotearoa pod cast, and what would they know about rugby hey.
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GMC
24/11/2020 19:57:43 4 7
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They are justified.
It’s amazing the pundits and coaches keep saying he’s world class but in the same/ following sentence state that Eng attack is woeful/ limited when he plays at 10.
Their bias blinds them from acknowledging he’s the common denominator, when Eng backs are dull/ no threat.
There are better 10s and 10/12 combinations.
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24/11/2020 20:02:47 1 1
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Examples please.
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24/11/2020 19:19:41 12 4
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He's probably English....and like many of us getting a tad fed up with England's style of play.
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24/11/2020 19:59:31 6 2
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Just look how happy we all were with losing matches!
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GMC
24/11/2020 19:57:43 4 7
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They are justified.
It’s amazing the pundits and coaches keep saying he’s world class but in the same/ following sentence state that Eng attack is woeful/ limited when he plays at 10.
Their bias blinds them from acknowledging he’s the common denominator, when Eng backs are dull/ no threat.
There are better 10s and 10/12 combinations.
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24/11/2020 20:02:47 1 1
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Examples please.
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24/11/2020 20:18:59 3 2
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Young's, Ford, Farrell and Slade in the midfield with Daly at 15 and May and Watson on the wings, with JJ moving to the bench. Was always going to be starting backline irrespective.
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24/11/2020 20:34:30 12 9
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Farrell’s problem is that he only appears to be able to play to a set plan and can’t read what’s in front of him - which means he just kicks and fails to see the options outside him - I wish Eddie would go for Ford, Slade, Joseph and drop Farrell completely from the match day squad - and as captain as well
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24/11/2020 20:41:08 8 2
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Farrell at centre is best for me. And someone instinctive at fly half
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24/11/2020 21:14:34 2 2
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Eddie will never drop Farrell, he’s nailed his colours to the mast with Faz

Same with Youngs, as long as he stays off the sweets he’s England’s 9 through to RWC

I’m intrigued to see this Lewis Gjaltema, Quins new 9, Gustard rates him and hinted he’s English qualified...... not another Heinz I hope, he’s a wasted cap
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24/11/2020 23:25:26 5 2
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I'm with you on Farrell, there are parts of his game which can be really poor and he offers little in the way of running threat. Feel he has an overbearing presence on the squad which isn't beneficial to reach the very top. I feel Maro would bring much more to the leadership role.
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24/11/2020 23:38:21 6 2
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Totally agree. England's problem over the last few years is that Farrell just sticks to the plan, both as captain and 10/12. If things don't go to plan, he's totally incapable of changing it. Biggest example was the World Cup final. Plan A didn't work; there was no plan B.
I certainly wouldn't have him as captain, nor as 10. He isn't a centre, so shouldn't play there. So, leave him out.
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25/11/2020 11:13:46 1 1
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Eddy has based his game plan around a dominant pack and a tactical kicking 10. He wants backs that can defend and only attack when they have to due to broken play. Back to the to the time Rob Andrew was at 10!
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24/11/2020 18:13:36 79 3
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Sorry I’m off topic but I just read Christophe Dominici, France and Stade Français winger, has passed away suddenly aged only 48.

RIP Domi, one of the greats.

I will always reminisce your enormous match and meandering runs against the AB in the glorious 1999 RWC semi final. I’m sure he’s meeting Jonah Lomu tonight up there...
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24/11/2020 20:35:13 9 1
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Very sad.
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24/11/2020 18:02:20 8 19
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He probably hurt his hip chasing after a kick. Has he received a pass yet in this competition? Shame as he had potential as an attacking runner who could brighten things up.
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24/11/2020 20:37:21 0 1
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This weekend should be fun! Can't wait.
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24/11/2020 20:40:23 20 3
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We know how it's gonna go, Ford, Farrell, Slade. May and Watson on the wing Daley at fb, I have to ask the question, why not? I personally would be happy with this lineup and trying Robson at 9, would like to see what our backs can do with some fast ball, (probably hoof it down field I hear everyone shout!). I know we like to whinge but I think the daffs would take our selection issues at the mo??
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24/11/2020 21:11:45 10 1
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I don’t think any Daffs would waste Daly at 15, he’s an outside centre
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24/11/2020 20:34:30 12 9
bbc
Farrell’s problem is that he only appears to be able to play to a set plan and can’t read what’s in front of him - which means he just kicks and fails to see the options outside him - I wish Eddie would go for Ford, Slade, Joseph and drop Farrell completely from the match day squad - and as captain as well
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24/11/2020 20:41:08 8 2
bbc
Farrell at centre is best for me. And someone instinctive at fly half
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24/11/2020 18:49:53 5 13
bbc
What a silly reply, bitter? critical?eh?
Simple statement based on facts... eng players spend a lot of time chasing kicks hence probability, l don't remember him receiving a pass, l thought he was picked for his attacking power play, hence a loss. Don't be so adversarial, others have opinions regardless of country of birth, be more open to alternative views like memory loss' reply. ????
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24/11/2020 20:42:19 4 3
bbc
You are so sad. If you valued diverse opinion then you may accidentally say something positive about England (fat chance). First on the HYS to troll England. Good luck Saturday. Maybe if WP can turn another few Englishmen ‘red ‘ then you might have a chance.

Totally ironic that Wales’ recent success built on boring defence oriented game. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, isn’t it?
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24/11/2020 20:52:07 20 3
bbc
Funny that OF is a nailed on Lion that wound walk into any other team yet gets a slagging on this forum. Shock horror!

I hope EJ will give BV a rest and play Earl at 8., especially as he will likely go back to Ford-Farrell-Slade. Would like to see Watson at FB
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24/11/2020 21:10:27 8 2
bbc
Matt Proudfoot said Billy needs game time to stay in shape, shame as there’s better no.8’s who need test exposure and crucial experience

Earl, Simmonds, Mercer is coming back to fitness, Dombrant and if Shields comes back at 6 at some point then Curry needs to keep learning 8.

Personally I don’t get it with Shields but each to their own, Wasps fans seem to rate him
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25/11/2020 01:19:06 0 1
bbc
And leave out the best full back in the world?
159
25/11/2020 10:57:01 1 1
bbc
Agreed. England are widely regarded as the best team in the world at the moment, driven by Farrell. Too many idiot armchair pundits who always have to have a dig.
173
25/11/2020 11:32:23 0 1
bbc
I'd like to see Nowell at FB. Being constantly injured doesn't help of course, but far better under the high ball than Daly and Watson is a better wing than Nowell.
175
25/11/2020 11:33:57 0 1
bbc
AS an inside centre yes, as a FH, not so sure.
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25/11/2020 13:09:03 1 0
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Farrell is not nailed on for the Lions, he is probably the most overrated player in the World, he's petulant and can't tackle, but then we all no that anyway
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24/11/2020 20:53:47 3 6
bbc
I'd have Farrell Slade JJ with wings May and Daley and Watson 15.
Then after say 60mins Ford on at 10.
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24/11/2020 21:05:03 3 2
bbc
Give some of the newer faces crucial game time, Eddie plays the same old guard every time, what’s plan B if say Youngs and Farrell pick up injuries

We hear about strength in depth but unless it’s tested you won’t know if it’s any good
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24/11/2020 19:19:41 12 4
bbc
He's probably English....and like many of us getting a tad fed up with England's style of play.
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24/11/2020 20:54:55 6 1
bbc
Boo hoo. England have won the 2020 6N and are best placed to win their group. And they’ve conceded just 7 points this autumn.

Plenty of fans would be happy with that. I’d certainly rather that Scotland were in that position.
60
24/11/2020 21:03:58 5 2
bbc
Exactly. International rugby about one thing ultimately, winning.
I'd rather Eng win with a defence based game than lose playing loose.
20
24/11/2020 18:39:16 5 12
bbc
Put Sam Simmonds at 12!
Please not Farrell at 12. He can't tackle and will probably get a yellow in that position.
Farrell, Slade and Joseph for me.
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24/11/2020 20:59:50 5 1
bbc
Joe at 10, Sam at 12. Slade 13, Nowell...ok but we could do worse. Most inmportantly we need to stress test our options so give Robson a start pleeeease.
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24/11/2020 20:54:55 6 1
bbc
Boo hoo. England have won the 2020 6N and are best placed to win their group. And they’ve conceded just 7 points this autumn.

Plenty of fans would be happy with that. I’d certainly rather that Scotland were in that position.
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24/11/2020 21:03:58 5 2
bbc
Exactly. International rugby about one thing ultimately, winning.
I'd rather Eng win with a defence based game than lose playing loose.
57
24/11/2020 20:53:47 3 6
bbc
I'd have Farrell Slade JJ with wings May and Daley and Watson 15.
Then after say 60mins Ford on at 10.
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24/11/2020 21:05:03 3 2
bbc
Give some of the newer faces crucial game time, Eddie plays the same old guard every time, what’s plan B if say Youngs and Farrell pick up injuries

We hear about strength in depth but unless it’s tested you won’t know if it’s any good
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24/11/2020 21:23:23 0 5
bbc
Agreed but in squad only Malins and Robson newish in backs. Also need to ensure win first. Robson on at 9 2nd half.
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24/11/2020 20:52:07 20 3
bbc
Funny that OF is a nailed on Lion that wound walk into any other team yet gets a slagging on this forum. Shock horror!

I hope EJ will give BV a rest and play Earl at 8., especially as he will likely go back to Ford-Farrell-Slade. Would like to see Watson at FB
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24/11/2020 21:10:27 8 2
bbc
Matt Proudfoot said Billy needs game time to stay in shape, shame as there’s better no.8’s who need test exposure and crucial experience

Earl, Simmonds, Mercer is coming back to fitness, Dombrant and if Shields comes back at 6 at some point then Curry needs to keep learning 8.

Personally I don’t get it with Shields but each to their own, Wasps fans seem to rate him
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24/11/2020 22:59:20 3 2
bbc
Shields is nowhere hear the squad. He’s not in the top 10 English backrowers.
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24/11/2020 23:34:17 3 1
bbc
I would give Simmonds or Dombrandt a run but as EJ doesn’t seem to rate them Earl seems the only real option from the squad as Curry is a better 6 (with Underhill or Willis at 7). Earl seems to have made an impact off the bench so worth a try. BV not at his best in a very competitive position
129
25/11/2020 09:00:10 0 1
bbc
Don't think Mercer will ever play for England again after the Japan game' like Care and Lozowski. Shame really because I liked Lozowski as a centre with Slade.
150
25/11/2020 10:39:43 0 2
bbc
Mercer's rubbish. Goes missing.
174
25/11/2020 11:32:54 1 1
bbc
Mercer was found badly wanting at test level
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25/11/2020 11:54:28 1 1
bbc
Agree 100% about Shields, very over rated but EJ likes him. Believe we have no requirement for him with our strength in depth. Dombrandt did not get much of a look in against Chiefs, still always tough with ball going backwards.
223
25/11/2020 13:48:04 0 0
bbc
Billy isn’t going to stay in with playing in the championship,if it starts.
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25/11/2020 16:15:30 1 0
bbc
I am a Wasps fan. I do not rate Shields. Wasps have lots of better back rows. Of course, he is not useless; he is a very decent player. Billy – about whom I have ranted – was better last match, but I'd still rather see D'brandt, Simmonds, Earl, Mercer in the side. I don't want to see Curry play eight: he is an outstanding flanker, but his skill set is not right for the middle of the back row.
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24/11/2020 20:40:23 20 3
bbc
We know how it's gonna go, Ford, Farrell, Slade. May and Watson on the wing Daley at fb, I have to ask the question, why not? I personally would be happy with this lineup and trying Robson at 9, would like to see what our backs can do with some fast ball, (probably hoof it down field I hear everyone shout!). I know we like to whinge but I think the daffs would take our selection issues at the mo??
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24/11/2020 21:11:45 10 1
bbc
I don’t think any Daffs would waste Daly at 15, he’s an outside centre
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4o7
24/11/2020 22:10:01 3 1
bbc
Yep, offensively he's great at centre, wing or fb, but defensively he's far more suited to centre or wing.
50
24/11/2020 20:34:30 12 9
bbc
Farrell’s problem is that he only appears to be able to play to a set plan and can’t read what’s in front of him - which means he just kicks and fails to see the options outside him - I wish Eddie would go for Ford, Slade, Joseph and drop Farrell completely from the match day squad - and as captain as well
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24/11/2020 21:14:34 2 2
bbc
Eddie will never drop Farrell, he’s nailed his colours to the mast with Faz

Same with Youngs, as long as he stays off the sweets he’s England’s 9 through to RWC

I’m intrigued to see this Lewis Gjaltema, Quins new 9, Gustard rates him and hinted he’s English qualified...... not another Heinz I hope, he’s a wasted cap
65
24/11/2020 21:14:35 24 2
bbc
I think Ford is a classy fly half and we play some of our best attacking rugby with him on the pitch
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al
25/11/2020 08:59:37 7 12
bbc
England don't play attacking rugby. They tie up the opposition and wait for the chance to break out. It wouldn't work without one or two very good half backs, but it's not pretty to watch. And it won't work if they are met with a full strength AB or SA team, for example who don't get bogged down on the gain line. The resurgent French may well scare them.
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25/11/2020 13:06:39 1 3
bbc
Ford is very average at 10 but nevertheless still better than farrell.
224
25/11/2020 14:10:53 0 1
bbc
Attacking Rugby..... remind me... what is that? Oh yes, now I remember ....the 1970s!!
38
24/11/2020 19:30:23 18 20
bbc
Not funny. The comments are serious and correct. Farrell can kick real well, is solid and chooses options well. But his tackle technique is woeful and he has zero creativity, so totally boring.
66
24/11/2020 21:15:56 2 3
bbc
Robofaz. Farrell is a machine, without the AI chip
39
24/11/2020 19:32:28 4 3
bbc
Tbf he could have gone Big Joe C or Thorley.
67
24/11/2020 21:19:52 2 3
bbc
What’s happened to Cocknasiga ? Was next best thing not so long ago with McChonnocie

I remember Nathan Earle when at Sarries was hyped up, poor soul is now at Quins.... what a comedown

Happens in all sports I know, hype them up then knock them down.... cruel really
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25/11/2020 07:48:36 1 1
bbc
Joe C has been injured, I think the play-off may have been his first game since the WC.

At 29 McConnochie will struggle to get back in given he is not an established international. His form for Bath will need to be outstanding.

Given the squad, I would pick Daly on the wing and Watson at FB, but EJ will almost certainly pick the backline from the Ire game, move JJ to 13 and Watson on the wing.
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25/11/2020 08:37:53 1 1
bbc
What happened was Eddie's training which meant both of them were injured for a long time. Ruaridh is back to form but JC is still struggling.
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Joe
24/11/2020 21:22:45 1 1
bbc
I'm glad Thorley has been dropped and I hope Rees-Zammit is too as Glos need them more than England and Wales do
73
24/11/2020 21:36:47 2 1
bbc
You are bloody right we need them sir
80
24/11/2020 22:45:16 0 3
bbc
You should support the West country’s premier club, Exeter don’t have to worry too much about England call ups
61
24/11/2020 21:05:03 3 2
bbc
Give some of the newer faces crucial game time, Eddie plays the same old guard every time, what’s plan B if say Youngs and Farrell pick up injuries

We hear about strength in depth but unless it’s tested you won’t know if it’s any good
69
24/11/2020 21:23:23 0 5
bbc
Agreed but in squad only Malins and Robson newish in backs. Also need to ensure win first. Robson on at 9 2nd half.
75
24/11/2020 21:45:55 4 2
bbc
We need a credible back up 9. Haven’t had one since Care. This is a thrown together competition. Robson should start both games.
81
24/11/2020 22:51:41 2 1
bbc
I agree winning is critical but Eddie has loads of options outside of current squad so he should look at more of them instead of the same faces

Tom Dunn should start, nothing is gained by looking at George over and over

I know Sarries players need top level game time to compensate for being in the championship but England need to play a few games without Farrell especially
70
24/11/2020 21:26:53 5 3
bbc
England forwards amazing squad. Willis back which should please those moaning last week. Not one single weak player there. Spoilt for choice which is frankly brilliant! ??????
72
24/11/2020 21:30:35 4 2
bbc
Lucky you. I wish I had been born English.
79
24/11/2020 22:43:23 0 2
bbc
The best team in history in the making according to Skippy Jones
71
24/11/2020 21:28:28 2 1
bbc
This is a non-story.
70
24/11/2020 21:26:53 5 3
bbc
England forwards amazing squad. Willis back which should please those moaning last week. Not one single weak player there. Spoilt for choice which is frankly brilliant! ??????
72
24/11/2020 21:30:35 4 2
bbc
Lucky you. I wish I had been born English.
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Joe
24/11/2020 21:22:45 1 1
bbc
I'm glad Thorley has been dropped and I hope Rees-Zammit is too as Glos need them more than England and Wales do
73
24/11/2020 21:36:47 2 1
bbc
You are bloody right we need them sir
74
24/11/2020 21:38:22 7 14
bbc
Unless England pick their under 13s it doesn't matter who they pick or who is fit, they will win easily. The Welsh are useless.
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PWL
24/11/2020 22:36:47 7 6
bbc
We Welsh know we are huge underdogs, but you never know: a Welsh win would certainly stop all the diarrhoea coming out of your mouth!
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PWL
24/11/2020 23:27:10 3 4
bbc
Itoje could play for England U13..mentally.
69
24/11/2020 21:23:23 0 5
bbc
Agreed but in squad only Malins and Robson newish in backs. Also need to ensure win first. Robson on at 9 2nd half.
75
24/11/2020 21:45:55 4 2
bbc
We need a credible back up 9. Haven’t had one since Care. This is a thrown together competition. Robson should start both games.
63
24/11/2020 21:11:45 10 1
bbc
I don’t think any Daffs would waste Daly at 15, he’s an outside centre
76
4o7
24/11/2020 22:10:01 3 1
bbc
Yep, offensively he's great at centre, wing or fb, but defensively he's far more suited to centre or wing.
5
24/11/2020 18:06:42 19 6
bbc
Yes, if you had watched the game closely he was part of the move that led to the set up of the first England try and also the move for May's second try. But hey why let facts get in the way of a prejudiced view!
77
24/11/2020 22:20:41 2 2
bbc
? What exactly did he do in the first try ? Also, l thought May's "superb solo try" was a solo try hence the description.
99
25/11/2020 07:13:01 1 2
bbc
And once more you show you have no clue about the game!
134
25/11/2020 09:23:34 0 1
bbc
Scored thought even you might have spotted that.
74
24/11/2020 21:38:22 7 14
bbc
Unless England pick their under 13s it doesn't matter who they pick or who is fit, they will win easily. The Welsh are useless.
78
PWL
24/11/2020 22:36:47 7 6
bbc
We Welsh know we are huge underdogs, but you never know: a Welsh win would certainly stop all the diarrhoea coming out of your mouth!
70
24/11/2020 21:26:53 5 3
bbc
England forwards amazing squad. Willis back which should please those moaning last week. Not one single weak player there. Spoilt for choice which is frankly brilliant! ??????
79
24/11/2020 22:43:23 0 2
bbc
The best team in history in the making according to Skippy Jones
95
25/11/2020 06:41:30 1 2
bbc
"Our target is to become the best team ever, the best we can possibly be" says Jones.
"Wales have forgotten how to lose, this is our best ever chance of a (RWC) win" says Gatland.
"We will become a major force" says Townsend.

These Head Coaches eh!
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Joe
24/11/2020 21:22:45 1 1
bbc
I'm glad Thorley has been dropped and I hope Rees-Zammit is too as Glos need them more than England and Wales do
80
24/11/2020 22:45:16 0 3
bbc
You should support the West country’s premier club, Exeter don’t have to worry too much about England call ups
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Joe
25/11/2020 20:44:55 0 0
bbc
Neither did we at one point!
69
24/11/2020 21:23:23 0 5
bbc
Agreed but in squad only Malins and Robson newish in backs. Also need to ensure win first. Robson on at 9 2nd half.
81
24/11/2020 22:51:41 2 1
bbc
I agree winning is critical but Eddie has loads of options outside of current squad so he should look at more of them instead of the same faces

Tom Dunn should start, nothing is gained by looking at George over and over

I know Sarries players need top level game time to compensate for being in the championship but England need to play a few games without Farrell especially
62
24/11/2020 21:10:27 8 2
bbc
Matt Proudfoot said Billy needs game time to stay in shape, shame as there’s better no.8’s who need test exposure and crucial experience

Earl, Simmonds, Mercer is coming back to fitness, Dombrant and if Shields comes back at 6 at some point then Curry needs to keep learning 8.

Personally I don’t get it with Shields but each to their own, Wasps fans seem to rate him
82
24/11/2020 22:59:20 3 2
bbc
Shields is nowhere hear the squad. He’s not in the top 10 English backrowers.
83
24/11/2020 23:01:35 3 2
bbc
Comedy gold... Gatlands old flat mate Mitchell having a kiwi moan...

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/england-accuse-wales-clearly-targeting-19338923
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24/11/2020 23:40:01 2 4
bbc
Welsh ‘mind games’. Never effective - remember Gatland targeting Hartley who put in a MoM performance. Judging by the Ireland game, this has become a tactic for Wales. Smacks of desperation...
50
24/11/2020 20:34:30 12 9
bbc
Farrell’s problem is that he only appears to be able to play to a set plan and can’t read what’s in front of him - which means he just kicks and fails to see the options outside him - I wish Eddie would go for Ford, Slade, Joseph and drop Farrell completely from the match day squad - and as captain as well
84
24/11/2020 23:25:26 5 2
bbc
I'm with you on Farrell, there are parts of his game which can be really poor and he offers little in the way of running threat. Feel he has an overbearing presence on the squad which isn't beneficial to reach the very top. I feel Maro would bring much more to the leadership role.
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25/11/2020 09:29:49 1 1
bbc
Agree on Farrell. His inability to run the ball from 12 puts more pressure on those outside him as the defence can drift straight off him. His goal kicking is fine but there are better out there. His tackling is ok but the stats say be misses a fair number. We're told leadership is his strong point but he seems unable to change things mid-way through a match, as per the WC final or Cardiff 2019
74
24/11/2020 21:38:22 7 14
bbc
Unless England pick their under 13s it doesn't matter who they pick or who is fit, they will win easily. The Welsh are useless.
85
PWL
24/11/2020 23:27:10 3 4
bbc
Itoje could play for England U13..mentally.
19
24/11/2020 18:36:55 19 4
bbc
JJ and Slade in the centres. May and Watson on the wings.
86
24/11/2020 23:27:22 5 2
bbc
With Malins at 15 as Daly isn't cutting it there at the mo.
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25/11/2020 16:20:43 1 1
bbc
Why do people always knock Daly ?He is intelligent (which other England backs are not). He is very fast, has an outstanding boot; if you look at the stats, rather than listen to lore, he is actually very good under the highball; he's brave in the tackle. He can also organise a defence. Watson is a better athlete, but I don't think there is another England back who reads the game as well as Daly.
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24/11/2020 21:10:27 8 2
bbc
Matt Proudfoot said Billy needs game time to stay in shape, shame as there’s better no.8’s who need test exposure and crucial experience

Earl, Simmonds, Mercer is coming back to fitness, Dombrant and if Shields comes back at 6 at some point then Curry needs to keep learning 8.

Personally I don’t get it with Shields but each to their own, Wasps fans seem to rate him
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24/11/2020 23:34:17 3 1
bbc
I would give Simmonds or Dombrandt a run but as EJ doesn’t seem to rate them Earl seems the only real option from the squad as Curry is a better 6 (with Underhill or Willis at 7). Earl seems to have made an impact off the bench so worth a try. BV not at his best in a very competitive position
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Ian
25/11/2020 07:16:01 2 4
bbc
Not Dombrandt. He looks unfit. Just cos he plays for quins he gets support. Simmonds is a better option.. Fast and powerful. Ben Curry should be there too. Deffo Robson to start.
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25/11/2020 11:26:07 3 1
bbc
It's a mystery why Sam Simmonds hasn't been given a chance. Against Italy or Georgia perhaps. IMHO he's the best 8 in English rugby right now. Billy hasn't been on top for a few years and doesn't show any signs of improvement. Also whose leg does Ben Curry have to hump to get noticed. Rated at least as good as his brother by Diamond yet consistently overlooked by the laughing gnome.
38
24/11/2020 19:30:23 18 20
bbc
Not funny. The comments are serious and correct. Farrell can kick real well, is solid and chooses options well. But his tackle technique is woeful and he has zero creativity, so totally boring.
88
24/11/2020 23:34:28 4 1
bbc
Considering all that, he's done quite well for himself!
50
24/11/2020 20:34:30 12 9
bbc
Farrell’s problem is that he only appears to be able to play to a set plan and can’t read what’s in front of him - which means he just kicks and fails to see the options outside him - I wish Eddie would go for Ford, Slade, Joseph and drop Farrell completely from the match day squad - and as captain as well
89
24/11/2020 23:38:21 6 2
bbc
Totally agree. England's problem over the last few years is that Farrell just sticks to the plan, both as captain and 10/12. If things don't go to plan, he's totally incapable of changing it. Biggest example was the World Cup final. Plan A didn't work; there was no plan B.
I certainly wouldn't have him as captain, nor as 10. He isn't a centre, so shouldn't play there. So, leave him out.
90
24/11/2020 23:38:47 4 5
bbc
Nice to see EJ has got Joe in just to give old Whinge a tickle and upset Lee again.
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PWL
24/11/2020 23:41:50 4 2
bbc
Well, he hadn't got to pack down against Adam Jones anymore.
117
25/11/2020 08:32:18 3 1
bbc
AWJs’ pre-match check list. Shirt, socks, boots, Tape, headguard, cricket box ....
83
24/11/2020 23:01:35 3 2
bbc
Comedy gold... Gatlands old flat mate Mitchell having a kiwi moan...

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/england-accuse-wales-clearly-targeting-19338923
91
24/11/2020 23:40:01 2 4
bbc
Welsh ‘mind games’. Never effective - remember Gatland targeting Hartley who put in a MoM performance. Judging by the Ireland game, this has become a tactic for Wales. Smacks of desperation...
101
25/11/2020 07:17:32 0 3
bbc
No you must have that wrong! We keep being told it is only EJ who makes attacks on opposition players!
90
24/11/2020 23:38:47 4 5
bbc
Nice to see EJ has got Joe in just to give old Whinge a tickle and upset Lee again.
92
PWL
24/11/2020 23:41:50 4 2
bbc
Well, he hadn't got to pack down against Adam Jones anymore.
98
25/11/2020 07:07:02 0 4
bbc
He hasn't been having to pack down against him for nearly 6 years!! Talk about living in the past!
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24/11/2020 20:52:07 20 3
bbc
Funny that OF is a nailed on Lion that wound walk into any other team yet gets a slagging on this forum. Shock horror!

I hope EJ will give BV a rest and play Earl at 8., especially as he will likely go back to Ford-Farrell-Slade. Would like to see Watson at FB
93
25/11/2020 01:19:06 0 1
bbc
And leave out the best full back in the world?
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25/11/2020 08:32:51 1 1
bbc
Who is that? From you name, I think you may be referring to a Scot. Not sure about his defence and too many cock-ups to be #1
94
25/11/2020 06:31:15 4 1
bbc
Very sad news of the French rugby star, even more so how he died. I didnt even know his name but his cause of death etches into me.
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25/11/2020 08:39:12 3 1
bbc
He was one of France’s great. Contributed to Stade Français success in the national championship in the late nineties to early noughties before he moved to RC Toulon, going full circle as that’s where he was born.
As someone else posted there are some great vids in his honour on YouTube if you’re curious.
He was punching very high for a ‘little’ guy.
79
24/11/2020 22:43:23 0 2
bbc
The best team in history in the making according to Skippy Jones
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25/11/2020 06:41:30 1 2
bbc
"Our target is to become the best team ever, the best we can possibly be" says Jones.
"Wales have forgotten how to lose, this is our best ever chance of a (RWC) win" says Gatland.
"We will become a major force" says Townsend.

These Head Coaches eh!
BBC not exactly reporting facts these days.

Dominici was not observed to have fallen from the building - he was observed to have jumped.

A worrying trend of massaging facts.
Removed
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25/11/2020 08:08:06 2 1
bbc
They’re just reporting what is reported to the press (probably looking at what’s in the french press) when info is released, i.e. might be changing as police enquiry goes on.
No need to spin this, it’s tragic enough as it is.
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25/11/2020 08:09:50 3 1
bbc
The person who saw him saw him fall. If he jumped into that fall nobody knows. So show some respect.
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24/11/2020 18:13:36 79 3
bbc
Sorry I’m off topic but I just read Christophe Dominici, France and Stade Français winger, has passed away suddenly aged only 48.

RIP Domi, one of the greats.

I will always reminisce your enormous match and meandering runs against the AB in the glorious 1999 RWC semi final. I’m sure he’s meeting Jonah Lomu tonight up there...
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25/11/2020 07:05:09 2 3
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Passed away is one way of putting it.
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25/11/2020 07:39:29 6 1
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Losing him is tragic enough, but the circumstances are horrible indeed. I truly feel for his family and friends.

Shows how important mental health is esp at the moment. It’s a good reminder imho to be kinder to each other online because you never know what goes on in someone’s life. Let’s not argue about futile things.
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24/11/2020 23:41:50 4 2
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Well, he hadn't got to pack down against Adam Jones anymore.
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25/11/2020 07:07:02 0 4
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He hasn't been having to pack down against him for nearly 6 years!! Talk about living in the past!
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PWL
25/11/2020 08:30:50 2 1
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Talk about living in the past! So, what does your name refer to? Referring to an event 17 years ago, a time when if you used the internet it tied up the phone line, mobile phones were just phonea and Rees Zammit was a baby. Talk about double standards! I'll be laughing about that all day!
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24/11/2020 22:20:41 2 2
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? What exactly did he do in the first try ? Also, l thought May's "superb solo try" was a solo try hence the description.
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25/11/2020 07:13:01 1 2
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And once more you show you have no clue about the game!
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25/11/2020 11:44:23 0 1
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And once more you evade answering questions? Shame on you.
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24/11/2020 23:34:17 3 1
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I would give Simmonds or Dombrandt a run but as EJ doesn’t seem to rate them Earl seems the only real option from the squad as Curry is a better 6 (with Underhill or Willis at 7). Earl seems to have made an impact off the bench so worth a try. BV not at his best in a very competitive position
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Ian
25/11/2020 07:16:01 2 4
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Not Dombrandt. He looks unfit. Just cos he plays for quins he gets support. Simmonds is a better option.. Fast and powerful. Ben Curry should be there too. Deffo Robson to start.
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25/11/2020 08:33:53 1 1
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BV looks until it most of the time.agree on Symmonds!