Wales recall Lydiate as Webb left out
20/01/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 992
Wales recall veteran Ospreys flanker Dan Lydiate for the 2021 Six Nations but scrum-half Rhys Webb is missing from the squad.
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20/01/2021 12:23:03 5 7
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Loved Lydiate at his best, but I feel the game has moved on. Strange call.
Ha! Look who it is, the one and only Jon Hart who some claim is me! Removed
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20/01/2021 12:34:47 4 2
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His game has moved on. His fitness is better than ever and his carrying game is way improved.
And as important as the tackle area has become, he's still one of the best around.
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20/01/2021 12:55:27 3 2
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You're right the game has moved on. But do you know one advantage of the chop tackle? You can't be blown for a high tackle. And it's a tackle that aids turnovers in the breakdown
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20/01/2021 12:24:24 2 4
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Shocked that Rhys Webb is dropped
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20/01/2021 12:24:26 81 10
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I really can't understand why the 6 Nations could not have been delayed until Autumn, then maybe we could be in a position to allow supporters back into stadiums
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Gaz
20/01/2021 12:43:48 40 5
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Spot on, rugby needs crowds and the atmosphere that goes with it.
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20/01/2021 14:06:26 6 1
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Simple - money.

TV money required from 6N. TV money required from Autumn games (if they happen) - and these are often on Sky / Amazon too.

The game is struggling and needs cash desperately - plus, I'm buzzed to watch some international games?

Also - if it was in Autumn, you'd end up having two 6N's within a few months of each other, not ideal.
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20/01/2021 18:11:40 3 1
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I switch on to watch the rugby not the crowd.
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20/01/2021 18:17:57 4 1
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I’ll take anything I can to slightly entertain me at the moment
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20/01/2021 18:49:14 0 1
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players want paying
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20/01/2021 22:16:30 0 1
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While I agree.. any sporting event even without crowds is surely better than watching Eastenders Omnibus on weekends with the missus..
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21/01/2021 00:59:04 0 1
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No place in the Autumn hopefully the AB,Aussies and SA will be back in town,a full return to European Cup and I can’t see France or England taking part outside of the international window the competition held this Autumn was a one off,let’s just hope fans are back in the Autumn.
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21/01/2021 12:14:21 0 1
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It's a valid point, but so many people are desperate for a respite from the monotony of this life at the moment and sport has always been one of the best distractions possible. It won't be as good without the crowds, but it'll be something. Then in the Autumn there will be the internationals.
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21/01/2021 13:40:49 1 1
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Because it would clash with the Autumn internationals? Or is that just too obvious.
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JJ
21/01/2021 22:57:08 0 0
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Agree with that ??
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20/01/2021 12:24:30 8 5
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Only suprise for me is the omission of Botham. I'm made up for Lyds but surely he's not going to be around come 2023 World Cup.
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20/01/2021 12:33:22 17 2
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He's 33 and arguably a better player than he was. As a solid squad player there's no reason he can't play in the next WC. Older players have won the tournament.
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20/01/2021 12:24:53 31 5
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Lydiate deserves his call up, been playing really well. Navidi will be 1st choice 6 but may be touch and go for the 1st game.
Glad to see Jarrod get a call up, his game management needs some work, but if he gets good clean ball on the front foot he can be lethal.
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20/01/2021 17:44:23 5 2
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Lydiate always works hard and is playing well - surely more important than age?
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20/01/2021 12:25:08 7 8
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Team picks itself, but poor back up. Amos? And no Ioan Lloyd. Rhodri Jones, D Lewis, Lydiate(good he has been, his game does not suit).
There are better players not in squad due to this nonsense 60 cap rule. A depressing 6ns await
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20/01/2021 12:35:09 1 1
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Like who?
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20/01/2021 12:36:09 4 1
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It could be Ioan Lloyd is being left to develop under Pat Lam, I was surprised at no Harry Randall, it might be he has made a decision on his nationality.
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20/01/2021 12:28:06 19 4
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Why Jake Ball. He is leaving to go back to Aus and who can blame him but why name him in the squad at the expense of growing a younger player. Also Why Elias........
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20/01/2021 18:55:11 1 1
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picked on form
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20/01/2021 19:49:54 0 1
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why ? because in reality we are undepowered in front 5 especially as not much international standard. WGJ left out ?. mind boggles when sadly young Carre was ripped apart....he needs more time/experience
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20/01/2021 12:28:17 10 6
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Just hope Italy haven't improved too much tbh.
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20/01/2021 12:28:27 21 3
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Prop options look weak Dillon Lewis And Carre? Not sure why Ball remains would have brought in one of younger locks emerging but good to see McLeod and Navidi
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20/01/2021 12:31:13 13 3
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About results now and Ball gives go forward. No need to rush the youngsters, they'll get a chance on the summer tour.
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20/01/2021 12:29:05 12 3
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Fairly predictable selection although surprised that Kieran Hardy is chosen in preference to Rhys Webb. Not personally seen much of Rhodri Jones of late but I thought he looked a good prospect when he first came in the scene, several years ago now. Some big performances are required if Wales are not to be vying for the wooden spoon with Italy. There is also the Lions to consider, if it goes ahead.
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20/01/2021 12:50:32 8 1
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I'm presuming the Webb decision is based on where his game and fitness are currently at having had a more topsy-turvy 2020 with more down time than the other senior players. The six nations squad should usually have fewer development players, unless the established names are injured or not expected to recover their fitness/form over the period. He may be recalled with a few Pro14 games played.
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20/01/2021 18:56:03 0 1
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webb is struggling
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20/01/2021 12:29:21 4 3
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No Ioan Lloyd? Surprised at that.
Will AW-J be fit?
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20/01/2021 12:42:03 3 1
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He needs to be allowed to develop, although he has looked the business since his debut for the Bears.
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20/01/2021 14:39:14 0 1
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Getting bounced by Meyer against Italy probably didn’t help his cause.
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20/01/2021 12:30:39 9 2
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Good that he has gone for youth at 9 and 10. Priestland over Evans would have been a big mistake imo. Dan Lydiate is a quality player but in the long term Moriarty and Jenkins when fully recovered. Overall pleased with selection considering who is not available due to injury.
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20/01/2021 12:40:32 5 5
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The two youngsters from Cardiff are potentially the future in the back row.
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20/01/2021 12:28:27 21 3
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Prop options look weak Dillon Lewis And Carre? Not sure why Ball remains would have brought in one of younger locks emerging but good to see McLeod and Navidi
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20/01/2021 12:31:13 13 3
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About results now and Ball gives go forward. No need to rush the youngsters, they'll get a chance on the summer tour.
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20/01/2021 12:32:04 47 7
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A mixture of some old heads and new blood. Maybe leaning a bit too much on the old for my liking...but hey. But why oh why are still hamstringing ourselves with the 60 cap rule?! It’s the professional era, boys need to ply their trade anywhere and we don’t have the depth to waste talent. Better liaison across rugby boards for international release is a solution...
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20/01/2021 12:37:41 29 7
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There are more Welsh internationals playing for the regions than ever. This means they're available for all squad sessions. Francis, Rowlands & WGJ all coming to Welsh regions next season. 60 cap rule is working.
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20/01/2021 14:52:28 1 1
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You answered your own question about 60 cap rule, they don't get released by the clubs.
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20/01/2021 18:49:59 0 2
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should be 100 caps
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20/01/2021 12:32:20 2 7
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Odd, very odd. Obviously, the World Cup has been brought forward to 2021. Front row poor, centres underwhelming and back row past its best. Oh, dear.
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20/01/2021 12:24:30 8 5
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Only suprise for me is the omission of Botham. I'm made up for Lyds but surely he's not going to be around come 2023 World Cup.
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20/01/2021 12:33:22 17 2
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He's 33 and arguably a better player than he was. As a solid squad player there's no reason he can't play in the next WC. Older players have won the tournament.
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20/01/2021 12:55:31 1 1
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That's true, but it's not that we are struggling in that position.
If he was an 8 i would understand.
Would be something though if he did play at world cup 12yrs after his first - not many can boast that.
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20/01/2021 12:33:43 11 12
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Looks like a good strong squad capable of upsetting the likes of Italy
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20/01/2021 12:35:49 5 2
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As insightful as ever. You're spot on of course.
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20/01/2021 12:38:23 2 2
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Ha ha! See what you did there. That's a squad capable of upsetting any of the 6N teams.
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PWL
20/01/2021 12:43:37 2 1
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Are you still suffering from that late tackle that I made on you in 1979 when you played fullback for Bassaleg School in Newport?
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20/01/2021 12:56:23 0 1
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You read my mind
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20/01/2021 12:33:58 0 2
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I thought they had to name 28 man squads for this years 6 nations?
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20/01/2021 12:34:09 82 13
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To say the game has moved on and that Lydiates game doesnt suit is NONSENSE. If anything the game has moved backwards with Defences on top (an area of the game where Lydiate is as good as anyone).He is invaluable to any team because he stops attack at source,enabling parity in defence, force turnovers and squeeze teams. He also does so much work in D that it frees up the likes of Tips.A good call.
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20/01/2021 12:56:02 10 65
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Absolute rubbish too old need the youngsters in
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Col
20/01/2021 15:56:12 6 2
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Totally agree. Good analysis. DL lost his spot because of injury. Good to see him back and to watch him 'at work' around the scrum and breakdown will be something to savour. The 6Ns opposition would definitely prefer to see him pensioned off!! Well done, Dan. Thoroughly deserved.
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20/01/2021 19:44:17 0 1
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Just wish he could ball carry more..... but welcome back. Need experience and youth...we have several tours to increase depth of squad and experience.
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21/01/2021 08:55:36 0 1
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Get the Zimmer frames out at least he hasn’t pinched anymore Premiership players this time.
Wonder how Bristol will feel when Sheedy and Lloyd get the move to Wales message.
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20/01/2021 12:23:03 5 7
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Loved Lydiate at his best, but I feel the game has moved on. Strange call.
Ha! Look who it is, the one and only Jon Hart who some claim is me! Removed
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20/01/2021 12:23:03 5 7
bbc
Loved Lydiate at his best, but I feel the game has moved on. Strange call.
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20/01/2021 12:34:47 4 2
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His game has moved on. His fitness is better than ever and his carrying game is way improved.
And as important as the tackle area has become, he's still one of the best around.
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20/01/2021 12:25:08 7 8
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Team picks itself, but poor back up. Amos? And no Ioan Lloyd. Rhodri Jones, D Lewis, Lydiate(good he has been, his game does not suit).
There are better players not in squad due to this nonsense 60 cap rule. A depressing 6ns await
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20/01/2021 12:35:09 1 1
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Like who?
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20/01/2021 13:40:40 0 1
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The same usual suspects will start. The back up are not as strong as some who are not there due to 60 cap rule or whatever else.
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20/01/2021 12:33:43 11 12
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Looks like a good strong squad capable of upsetting the likes of Italy
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20/01/2021 12:35:49 5 2
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As insightful as ever. You're spot on of course.
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20/01/2021 12:25:08 7 8
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Team picks itself, but poor back up. Amos? And no Ioan Lloyd. Rhodri Jones, D Lewis, Lydiate(good he has been, his game does not suit).
There are better players not in squad due to this nonsense 60 cap rule. A depressing 6ns await
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20/01/2021 12:36:09 4 1
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It could be Ioan Lloyd is being left to develop under Pat Lam, I was surprised at no Harry Randall, it might be he has made a decision on his nationality.
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20/01/2021 13:41:30 2 1
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He has been the in form player for Bristol and offers more than Amos
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20/01/2021 12:37:20 2 3
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Hardy over Webb - lol (I'm a Blues fan).

Randall's picked England (good for him)

Good to see Navidi and Beard back
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20/01/2021 12:55:12 0 2
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Yeah I like navidi but he's not played for a long time and picking lydiate over Lewis Hughes that's an even bigger joke
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20/01/2021 12:32:04 47 7
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A mixture of some old heads and new blood. Maybe leaning a bit too much on the old for my liking...but hey. But why oh why are still hamstringing ourselves with the 60 cap rule?! It’s the professional era, boys need to ply their trade anywhere and we don’t have the depth to waste talent. Better liaison across rugby boards for international release is a solution...
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20/01/2021 12:37:41 29 7
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There are more Welsh internationals playing for the regions than ever. This means they're available for all squad sessions. Francis, Rowlands & WGJ all coming to Welsh regions next season. 60 cap rule is working.
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20/01/2021 13:14:04 7 1
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Agreed, but doesn’t players operating in other leagues/countries also give wider experience of coaching, styles of play, intensity, conditioning etc, add to wider depth of knowledge and therefore a wider style of game management we can tap into? Isn’t this why our coaches are from abroad with wide experience?
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20/01/2021 14:06:11 7 5
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"There are more Welsh internationals playing for the regions than ever."

If you stop non-Wales based players from playing for their country then I'm not surprised!

To me it is a very negative policy that limits the opportunities for players and limits the choice of the coach.

Of course a coach can state that home-based players will be given preference but this arbitrary rule is too much.
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20/01/2021 18:30:18 1 2
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It's a stupid rule that just highlights rugby being a bit of an amateurish affair.
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20/01/2021 19:47:42 0 2
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Better off playing in the English league as far better and stronger than ours. Someone should seriously address why for some time Irish provinces far better and how we are so useless in Europe
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20/01/2021 21:37:24 1 1
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The 60 cap rule is good for keeping players at the regions but it’s bad at giving youngsters a chance. Without players moving on there’s no room for the young blood coming through. Let them go play in England. The more boots on the ground the better.
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21/01/2021 17:18:16 0 1
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So in your book it’s ok to force players who are not even Welsh to move clubs or forfeit international selection for Wales.No regards to their club loyalties or their family situation,the three players you mention aren’t Welsh.
Countries you have mentioned drop players for leaving and won’t pick them if they don’t play there.Wales tap them up and then force them to Wales on their next contract.
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20/01/2021 12:33:43 11 12
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Looks like a good strong squad capable of upsetting the likes of Italy
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20/01/2021 12:38:23 2 2
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Ha ha! See what you did there. That's a squad capable of upsetting any of the 6N teams.
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20/01/2021 14:49:01 1 1
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Only by insulting their mums. A combinations of poor selection and dreadful coaches means it’s looking like another 5th place finish for the boyos.

Can’t wait to play you at Murrayfield in round 2. An easy TBP win for us.
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20/01/2021 12:39:12 27 3
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Why no Willgriff John? Outstanding scrummager and a beast in the loose. Amos is not international standard.
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20/01/2021 12:39:58 3 3
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He is clearly wanting to win at all costs ( understandably as he is under scrutiny re recent performances) as Lydiate selection does not build to the world cup...........
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20/01/2021 12:30:39 9 2
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Good that he has gone for youth at 9 and 10. Priestland over Evans would have been a big mistake imo. Dan Lydiate is a quality player but in the long term Moriarty and Jenkins when fully recovered. Overall pleased with selection considering who is not available due to injury.
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20/01/2021 12:40:32 5 5
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The two youngsters from Cardiff are potentially the future in the back row.
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20/01/2021 12:52:27 4 1
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Too many options can be a handicap. You are correct but this time round best to go with tried and tested and gradually drip-feed youngsters. Macleod now deservedly gets his chance like the Cardiff boys last year.
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20/01/2021 12:57:34 0 5
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Yep absolutely disgusting in dropping Hughes for lydiate
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20/01/2021 13:41:53 4 2
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The 2 youngsters (Botham and Lewis Hughes) wont get in the Cardiff team if Navidi and Ellis Jenkins are back
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20/01/2021 17:52:08 0 1
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They may well be but Navidi was in his later twenties before his run of caps and he has been stellar since. They both needed the exposure to show them how considerably they have to improve. In the meantime the tried and trusted have to be used.
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20/01/2021 12:41:02 37 2
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Lydiate will be 35 come the next WC, hardly ancient seeing as how older players have won the tournament.
But realistically the 6 shirt will be between Navidi and Moriarty, with Wainwright able to cover there even though he's now playing at 8.
Also if Elis can make a full return to form and fitness it's a huge bonus.
So Lyds brings experience in the short term if nothing else.
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20/01/2021 12:53:34 10 54
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Wales are a joke you don't even pick you're player of the home nations in the squad and you pick a 35 year old
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20/01/2021 13:03:26 9 1
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No contest for me, fully fit navidi over moriarty any day
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20/01/2021 19:46:02 0 2
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and Ollie Griffiths. Over next three years we have coming through some very good young talent... prob is so so many injuries
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20/01/2021 12:41:12 7 4
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As pro 14 players, the empty stadiums can't be used as an excuse to under perform.
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20/01/2021 12:41:27 10 4
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Was hoping Matt Protheroe might have snuck in the squad after his recent form. Same for Kieran Williams both exciting players who will always make a break over the gain line and create something out of nothing. What Wales have been missing of late. And if you pick Lydiate and Ball based on current form rather than the future, why ignore Roberts recent form. Overall a decent looking squad though.
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20/01/2021 12:50:48 2 4
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roberts? lol
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20/01/2021 12:51:55 0 4
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So picking lydiate is a stop gap and Jake Ball is going back to Australia where a joke Lewis Hughes was Wales best player in the home nations and now gets chucked on the scrap heap this is why Wales have no chance
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20/01/2021 12:58:38 2 1
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Totally agree about Protheroe, though I see him, if his defense is up to it, as a future 13. I reckon he and perhaps Johnny Williams would add a lot of dynamism and speed and with Josh Adams and Louis Rees-Zammit outside him, reckon he could release them early and have the gas to stay up in support, especially as LR-J is smart and unselfish. Anyway, Protheroe’ll get his chance soon enough I reckon
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20/01/2021 12:41:50 24 1
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Generally a good strong squad, only major weakness is at tight head. Leon Brown is still learning his trade and Dillon Lewis is a lost cause. With Samson still injured WGJ should be in the squad.
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20/01/2021 12:49:06 15 1
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Not going to argue with that I watch a lot of English premier rugby and Will Griff is a match for most of the props in the English premiership.
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20/01/2021 12:29:21 4 3
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No Ioan Lloyd? Surprised at that.
Will AW-J be fit?
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20/01/2021 12:42:03 3 1
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He needs to be allowed to develop, although he has looked the business since his debut for the Bears.
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20/01/2021 12:42:18 6 6
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Generally a good squad. Pleased to see Lydiate back as the back row 'Chopper' as he is needed to stop Underhill and Curry getting too much gain-line momentum once they pick and drive from the base of the scrum. Lydiate, working in tandem with Tipuric can hopefully stop them and any of the other 6Ns back rows dead before they make too many breaks.
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20/01/2021 12:44:16 13 1
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Wales play more teams than England. I know it's the only one anybody cares about but I just thought I'd point this out.
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20/01/2021 12:47:12 0 3
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Yeah pivac is obviously looking towards the WC in bringing lydiate back Lewis Hughes has done nothing wrong just been used by pivac what a joke Wales are surprised he hasn't brought Roberts back another over 30 player
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20/01/2021 13:13:04 3 1
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England should be the least of your worries - any of the other teams could do a number on you if you don't give them respect. I'd be more looking at the potential games you could target to win ( Sco / Ire / Ita ) than Eng / Fra - they're light years ahead of the other nations.

And I'm Scottish before you accuse me of bias.
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20/01/2021 13:47:59 0 3
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Wales will be on 2 defeats by the time they face England. And lucky to have any losing bounds points.
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20/01/2021 12:33:43 11 12
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Looks like a good strong squad capable of upsetting the likes of Italy
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PWL
20/01/2021 12:43:37 2 1
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Are you still suffering from that late tackle that I made on you in 1979 when you played fullback for Bassaleg School in Newport?
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20/01/2021 12:24:26 81 10
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I really can't understand why the 6 Nations could not have been delayed until Autumn, then maybe we could be in a position to allow supporters back into stadiums
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Gaz
20/01/2021 12:43:48 40 5
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Spot on, rugby needs crowds and the atmosphere that goes with it.
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20/01/2021 12:42:18 6 6
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Generally a good squad. Pleased to see Lydiate back as the back row 'Chopper' as he is needed to stop Underhill and Curry getting too much gain-line momentum once they pick and drive from the base of the scrum. Lydiate, working in tandem with Tipuric can hopefully stop them and any of the other 6Ns back rows dead before they make too many breaks.
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20/01/2021 12:44:16 13 1
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Wales play more teams than England. I know it's the only one anybody cares about but I just thought I'd point this out.
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20/01/2021 13:47:52 2 1
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Yes, but England are the benchmark. If we are better than England which if the front 5 can hold ground allowing Tipuric and Felatau free we could well beat the Rose. Then we will be competitive against any team. Ireland first up, do we have a prop that can handle Andrew Porter ? as he destroyed us last time. I think so, so will be interesting.
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20/01/2021 12:44:22 5 6
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Can't see much joy for us again in this campaign. A significant improvement in consistency of performance would be a step forward. Home nations players will all be upping their game hoping for a Lion's spot, so it could make for a thrilling 6N. Can't see Wales beating France's third team like England just about did in the Autumn. 3rd place would be progress made in this new era.
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20/01/2021 12:45:56 4 7
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Good selection - Lydiate will be the best option for Wales negate the Undermanager and Curryman
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20/01/2021 13:09:01 2 3
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Absolute rubbish
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20/01/2021 13:24:37 0 1
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Another Welsh rugby "fan" who is only interested in 1 game then.
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20/01/2021 13:46:32 0 2
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You’ve got to get passed Ireland and us first. Can’t see you winning either of them.
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20/01/2021 12:46:28 23 11
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Hardy instead of Webb!!!! No Ifan Philips - probably the outstanding hooker in recent games! No Sam Parry - much better than Dee or certainly Elias. Dillon and Carre poor scrummagers even at regional level and not showing any signs of development. One-eyed Turk selection overall! If we keep losing - sack him and give someone else a chance to build for the RWC
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20/01/2021 13:08:42 8 3
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This building for the world cup sounds ok but we have to build a team for the 6 nations first and foremost. We cannot keep losing games to prepare for a tournament 3 years away.
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20/01/2021 13:08:44 1 4
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McLeod is Scarlets isn't he it's not even if any region is dominant but pivac will always pick his Turk favourite Lewis Hughes not even in squad and don't get me started on why lydiate is back
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20/01/2021 13:08:54 2 2
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You can’t argue with that
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20/01/2021 13:17:20 3 3
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"One-eyed Turk selection overall!". Might not have used those words exactly but I know from where you are coming. Webb - best starting 9 we have in Wales. Sam Parry - our best hooker in the Autumn internationals. Some very big performances required by the whole squad to avoid a bottom two finish in 6N and a possible Pivac resignation. Lions selections, if they do tour, might be few & far apart.
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20/01/2021 13:53:09 1 2
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Webb is good atm, you are chosing him due to his past achievements. Not good enough atm
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20/01/2021 14:22:56 3 1
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Agree...Carre needs a couple of seasons in the Premiership with men...promoted far to early!
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20/01/2021 17:17:57 1 1
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Or indeed Gareth Davies ,nowhere near as sharp as Webb. Elias isnt as good as Sam Parry.We should have gone further afield for a different coach. Too parochial
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20/01/2021 12:42:18 6 6
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Generally a good squad. Pleased to see Lydiate back as the back row 'Chopper' as he is needed to stop Underhill and Curry getting too much gain-line momentum once they pick and drive from the base of the scrum. Lydiate, working in tandem with Tipuric can hopefully stop them and any of the other 6Ns back rows dead before they make too many breaks.
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20/01/2021 12:47:12 0 3
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Yeah pivac is obviously looking towards the WC in bringing lydiate back Lewis Hughes has done nothing wrong just been used by pivac what a joke Wales are surprised he hasn't brought Roberts back another over 30 player
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21/01/2021 06:29:52 0 1
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lewis hughes needs to back to the blues and play some rugby so that we can all find out if hes as good as he says he is. reality is, that when the blues are fully fit he and Jim boy are going to spending a lot of time on the blues bench for the next few seasons
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20/01/2021 12:41:50 24 1
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Generally a good strong squad, only major weakness is at tight head. Leon Brown is still learning his trade and Dillon Lewis is a lost cause. With Samson still injured WGJ should be in the squad.
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20/01/2021 12:49:06 15 1
bbc
Not going to argue with that I watch a lot of English premier rugby and Will Griff is a match for most of the props in the English premiership.
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20/01/2021 12:29:05 12 3
bbc
Fairly predictable selection although surprised that Kieran Hardy is chosen in preference to Rhys Webb. Not personally seen much of Rhodri Jones of late but I thought he looked a good prospect when he first came in the scene, several years ago now. Some big performances are required if Wales are not to be vying for the wooden spoon with Italy. There is also the Lions to consider, if it goes ahead.
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20/01/2021 12:50:32 8 1
bbc
I'm presuming the Webb decision is based on where his game and fitness are currently at having had a more topsy-turvy 2020 with more down time than the other senior players. The six nations squad should usually have fewer development players, unless the established names are injured or not expected to recover their fitness/form over the period. He may be recalled with a few Pro14 games played.
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20/01/2021 12:41:27 10 4
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Was hoping Matt Protheroe might have snuck in the squad after his recent form. Same for Kieran Williams both exciting players who will always make a break over the gain line and create something out of nothing. What Wales have been missing of late. And if you pick Lydiate and Ball based on current form rather than the future, why ignore Roberts recent form. Overall a decent looking squad though.
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20/01/2021 12:50:48 2 4
bbc
roberts? lol
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20/01/2021 12:41:27 10 4
bbc
Was hoping Matt Protheroe might have snuck in the squad after his recent form. Same for Kieran Williams both exciting players who will always make a break over the gain line and create something out of nothing. What Wales have been missing of late. And if you pick Lydiate and Ball based on current form rather than the future, why ignore Roberts recent form. Overall a decent looking squad though.
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20/01/2021 12:51:55 0 4
bbc
So picking lydiate is a stop gap and Jake Ball is going back to Australia where a joke Lewis Hughes was Wales best player in the home nations and now gets chucked on the scrap heap this is why Wales have no chance
Didn’t Lewis Hughes refer to himself as the best player in the universe, or some nonsense like that.

Typical arrogant Welsh.
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20/01/2021 12:40:32 5 5
bbc
The two youngsters from Cardiff are potentially the future in the back row.
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20/01/2021 12:52:27 4 1
bbc
Too many options can be a handicap. You are correct but this time round best to go with tried and tested and gradually drip-feed youngsters. Macleod now deservedly gets his chance like the Cardiff boys last year.
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20/01/2021 12:41:02 37 2
bbc
Lydiate will be 35 come the next WC, hardly ancient seeing as how older players have won the tournament.
But realistically the 6 shirt will be between Navidi and Moriarty, with Wainwright able to cover there even though he's now playing at 8.
Also if Elis can make a full return to form and fitness it's a huge bonus.
So Lyds brings experience in the short term if nothing else.
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20/01/2021 12:53:34 10 54
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Wales are a joke you don't even pick you're player of the home nations in the squad and you pick a 35 year old
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20/01/2021 13:41:08 9 6
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You're a joke
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KW
20/01/2021 13:48:10 2 1
bbc
Like AWJ?
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20/01/2021 14:33:28 10 1
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Who's 35? AWJ? Lydiate is 33. Plenty of older players have played in and won the WC. So what's your point?
Fitness and form are all that matters.
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20/01/2021 15:40:14 4 2
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deery me daiboy.
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20/01/2021 17:39:12 1 2
bbc
If you can't say something sensible why do you bother posting? Sad really.
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20/01/2021 18:33:54 1 2
bbc
Somebody please decipher.
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21/01/2021 10:41:53 0 1
bbc
'your' player of the home nations; see me.
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20/01/2021 12:37:20 2 3
bbc
Hardy over Webb - lol (I'm a Blues fan).

Randall's picked England (good for him)

Good to see Navidi and Beard back
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20/01/2021 12:55:12 0 2
bbc
Yeah I like navidi but he's not played for a long time and picking lydiate over Lewis Hughes that's an even bigger joke
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20/01/2021 12:23:03 5 7
bbc
Loved Lydiate at his best, but I feel the game has moved on. Strange call.
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20/01/2021 12:55:27 3 2
bbc
You're right the game has moved on. But do you know one advantage of the chop tackle? You can't be blown for a high tackle. And it's a tackle that aids turnovers in the breakdown
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20/01/2021 13:11:27 2 1
bbc
Problem is that the chop tackle is frequently penalised and yellow-carded as a no-arms tackle.
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20/01/2021 12:33:22 17 2
bbc
He's 33 and arguably a better player than he was. As a solid squad player there's no reason he can't play in the next WC. Older players have won the tournament.
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20/01/2021 12:55:31 1 1
bbc
That's true, but it's not that we are struggling in that position.
If he was an 8 i would understand.
Would be something though if he did play at world cup 12yrs after his first - not many can boast that.
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20/01/2021 12:34:09 82 13
bbc
To say the game has moved on and that Lydiates game doesnt suit is NONSENSE. If anything the game has moved backwards with Defences on top (an area of the game where Lydiate is as good as anyone).He is invaluable to any team because he stops attack at source,enabling parity in defence, force turnovers and squeeze teams. He also does so much work in D that it frees up the likes of Tips.A good call.
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20/01/2021 12:56:02 10 65
bbc
Absolute rubbish too old need the youngsters in
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20/01/2021 13:11:56 14 3
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It would seem nobody agrees with you!
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20/01/2021 14:59:41 1 2
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Form Players!!!!!
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20/01/2021 15:38:27 0 2
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For this time of year Lydiate is okay. I know many Welsh people don't care if Wales win or lose just as long as it was an entertaining match with a high try count. But I'm different, I watch the NRL more than anything else , Craig Bellamy and Trent Robinson spend 80% of training time on defence. Ricky Stuart spent time with England before the WC semi-final in 2019, and...
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20/01/2021 16:28:59 5 2
bbc
If you are good enough you are young enough.
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21/01/2021 12:16:04 0 1
bbc
How about we just see how he performs? £5 says he outperforms most of the youngsters. Only a small bet because I'm not that confident, but "absolute rubbish" is a bit much.
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21/01/2021 18:10:06 0 1
bbc
In that case do you think alun wyn Jones should be dropped? I personally think team selection should be picked on the form of players. Regardless of their age. But agree slowly bringing youth through to help them gain experience.
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20/01/2021 12:33:43 11 12
bbc
Looks like a good strong squad capable of upsetting the likes of Italy
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20/01/2021 12:56:23 0 1
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You read my mind
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20/01/2021 12:40:32 5 5
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The two youngsters from Cardiff are potentially the future in the back row.
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20/01/2021 12:57:34 0 5
bbc
Yep absolutely disgusting in dropping Hughes for lydiate
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20/01/2021 12:57:52 4 6
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So the likely Lions starter or bench replacement at scrum half isn’t even in the squad! Extraordinary.
Back to Lydiate, seems a strange move if you want to play a dynamic game.
Surely most attacks will either offload as they hit Lydiate to get him out of the next phase or attack the other side?
It doesn’t look like Pivac has the nous to make the most of what he’s got.
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20/01/2021 13:00:38 4 6
bbc
The likely lions starter or bench replacement is in the squad at scrum half. Names Tomos Williams
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20/01/2021 13:02:40 1 3
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Additionally, given England ran over Barrett, Read and Savea bringing in Lydiate doesn’t seem like a solution.
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20/01/2021 13:06:19 8 2
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If you think Webb is a lions starter you are so deluded he's absolutely shocking don't know why he came back
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20/01/2021 13:06:57 7 2
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Sorry but Webb is not the answer
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20/01/2021 13:24:08 4 1
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In the last round of internationals, I can confidently say I didn't see a worse scrum half than Webb playing for anyone. In the unlikely event of the Lions tour going ahead as scheduled, I cannot believe that he would be anywhere near, even with Gats in charge. No control, no game management, poor decision making. Not the player he was.
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20/01/2021 13:52:07 2 1
bbc
Webb is finished. France ruined him and only has himself to blame
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20/01/2021 16:54:59 0 1
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agree with all the replies about webb. hes too slow, kicks badly and when he tries to get the ball away, his delivery is inaccurate and too slow. no chance of getting near the lions I'm afraid. France experience ruined him
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20/01/2021 12:41:27 10 4
bbc
Was hoping Matt Protheroe might have snuck in the squad after his recent form. Same for Kieran Williams both exciting players who will always make a break over the gain line and create something out of nothing. What Wales have been missing of late. And if you pick Lydiate and Ball based on current form rather than the future, why ignore Roberts recent form. Overall a decent looking squad though.
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20/01/2021 12:58:38 2 1
bbc
Totally agree about Protheroe, though I see him, if his defense is up to it, as a future 13. I reckon he and perhaps Johnny Williams would add a lot of dynamism and speed and with Josh Adams and Louis Rees-Zammit outside him, reckon he could release them early and have the gas to stay up in support, especially as LR-J is smart and unselfish. Anyway, Protheroe’ll get his chance soon enough I reckon
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20/01/2021 12:57:52 4 6
bbc
So the likely Lions starter or bench replacement at scrum half isn’t even in the squad! Extraordinary.
Back to Lydiate, seems a strange move if you want to play a dynamic game.
Surely most attacks will either offload as they hit Lydiate to get him out of the next phase or attack the other side?
It doesn’t look like Pivac has the nous to make the most of what he’s got.
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20/01/2021 13:00:38 4 6
bbc
The likely lions starter or bench replacement is in the squad at scrum half. Names Tomos Williams
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20/01/2021 13:02:58 2 1
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Respectfully. No.
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ET
20/01/2021 12:57:52 4 6
bbc
So the likely Lions starter or bench replacement at scrum half isn’t even in the squad! Extraordinary.
Back to Lydiate, seems a strange move if you want to play a dynamic game.
Surely most attacks will either offload as they hit Lydiate to get him out of the next phase or attack the other side?
It doesn’t look like Pivac has the nous to make the most of what he’s got.
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20/01/2021 13:02:40 1 3
bbc
Additionally, given England ran over Barrett, Read and Savea bringing in Lydiate doesn’t seem like a solution.
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20/01/2021 13:00:38 4 6
bbc
The likely lions starter or bench replacement is in the squad at scrum half. Names Tomos Williams
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20/01/2021 13:02:58 2 1
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Respectfully. No.
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20/01/2021 12:41:02 37 2
bbc
Lydiate will be 35 come the next WC, hardly ancient seeing as how older players have won the tournament.
But realistically the 6 shirt will be between Navidi and Moriarty, with Wainwright able to cover there even though he's now playing at 8.
Also if Elis can make a full return to form and fitness it's a huge bonus.
So Lyds brings experience in the short term if nothing else.
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20/01/2021 13:03:26 9 1
bbc
No contest for me, fully fit navidi over moriarty any day
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ET
20/01/2021 12:57:52 4 6
bbc
So the likely Lions starter or bench replacement at scrum half isn’t even in the squad! Extraordinary.
Back to Lydiate, seems a strange move if you want to play a dynamic game.
Surely most attacks will either offload as they hit Lydiate to get him out of the next phase or attack the other side?
It doesn’t look like Pivac has the nous to make the most of what he’s got.
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20/01/2021 13:06:19 8 2
bbc
If you think Webb is a lions starter you are so deluded he's absolutely shocking don't know why he came back
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ET
20/01/2021 12:57:52 4 6
bbc
So the likely Lions starter or bench replacement at scrum half isn’t even in the squad! Extraordinary.
Back to Lydiate, seems a strange move if you want to play a dynamic game.
Surely most attacks will either offload as they hit Lydiate to get him out of the next phase or attack the other side?
It doesn’t look like Pivac has the nous to make the most of what he’s got.
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20/01/2021 13:06:57 7 2
bbc
Sorry but Webb is not the answer
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20/01/2021 12:46:28 23 11
bbc
Hardy instead of Webb!!!! No Ifan Philips - probably the outstanding hooker in recent games! No Sam Parry - much better than Dee or certainly Elias. Dillon and Carre poor scrummagers even at regional level and not showing any signs of development. One-eyed Turk selection overall! If we keep losing - sack him and give someone else a chance to build for the RWC
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20/01/2021 13:08:42 8 3
bbc
This building for the world cup sounds ok but we have to build a team for the 6 nations first and foremost. We cannot keep losing games to prepare for a tournament 3 years away.
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LH
20/01/2021 15:05:45 4 1
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I've NEVER understood this 'building' nonsense. Pick the BEST team/squad for the moment! WHY discard a perfectly good 35 year old for a talented, but raw, 20 year old. If the 20 year old wants to get picked, then he will produce the goods to usurp the 35 year old!
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20/01/2021 12:46:28 23 11
bbc
Hardy instead of Webb!!!! No Ifan Philips - probably the outstanding hooker in recent games! No Sam Parry - much better than Dee or certainly Elias. Dillon and Carre poor scrummagers even at regional level and not showing any signs of development. One-eyed Turk selection overall! If we keep losing - sack him and give someone else a chance to build for the RWC
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20/01/2021 13:08:44 1 4
bbc
McLeod is Scarlets isn't he it's not even if any region is dominant but pivac will always pick his Turk favourite Lewis Hughes not even in squad and don't get me started on why lydiate is back
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20/01/2021 12:46:28 23 11
bbc
Hardy instead of Webb!!!! No Ifan Philips - probably the outstanding hooker in recent games! No Sam Parry - much better than Dee or certainly Elias. Dillon and Carre poor scrummagers even at regional level and not showing any signs of development. One-eyed Turk selection overall! If we keep losing - sack him and give someone else a chance to build for the RWC
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20/01/2021 13:08:54 2 2
bbc
You can’t argue with that
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20/01/2021 12:45:56 4 7
bbc
Good selection - Lydiate will be the best option for Wales negate the Undermanager and Curryman
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20/01/2021 13:09:01 2 3
bbc
Absolute rubbish
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20/01/2021 13:09:14 0 1
bbc
I won't be betting on Wales to win, I watch the lower echelons every week and whenever there's any on tv, I have to say though, we don't seem to have forwards who can do it. our backs are as good as any (other than France).
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20/01/2021 13:09:17 5 10
bbc
What a magnificent, youthful and imaginative squad. Is King of Scrummaging Samson Lee injured? I had him as my Lions captain.
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20/01/2021 13:19:14 7 2
bbc
Elias will need to speak to Gerwyn Price for tips in throwing straight!!!
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20/01/2021 13:22:25 1 1
bbc
Your late on parade, we all missed you
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20/01/2021 12:55:27 3 2
bbc
You're right the game has moved on. But do you know one advantage of the chop tackle? You can't be blown for a high tackle. And it's a tackle that aids turnovers in the breakdown
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20/01/2021 13:11:27 2 1
bbc
Problem is that the chop tackle is frequently penalised and yellow-carded as a no-arms tackle.
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20/01/2021 13:19:58 5 1
bbc
I am sure Lydiate is aware of that, and he has not given many penalties whilst playing for the Ospreys
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20/01/2021 12:56:02 10 65
bbc
Absolute rubbish too old need the youngsters in
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20/01/2021 13:11:56 14 3
bbc
It would seem nobody agrees with you!
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LH
20/01/2021 14:58:49 1 4
bbc
WRONG, three do agree!!
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20/01/2021 17:39:53 0 3
bbc
??with dad's army playing Wales have no chance
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20/01/2021 12:42:18 6 6
bbc
Generally a good squad. Pleased to see Lydiate back as the back row 'Chopper' as he is needed to stop Underhill and Curry getting too much gain-line momentum once they pick and drive from the base of the scrum. Lydiate, working in tandem with Tipuric can hopefully stop them and any of the other 6Ns back rows dead before they make too many breaks.
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20/01/2021 13:13:04 3 1
bbc
England should be the least of your worries - any of the other teams could do a number on you if you don't give them respect. I'd be more looking at the potential games you could target to win ( Sco / Ire / Ita ) than Eng / Fra - they're light years ahead of the other nations.

And I'm Scottish before you accuse me of bias.
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20/01/2021 13:44:48 3 1
bbc
This is a fine squad selected. Macloed is an outstanding 6 or 7 as is Navidi. Lydiate has been excellent last 12 months. Im delighted with the squad, with a few excellent youngsters and few injured returning around the fringes.
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20/01/2021 12:37:41 29 7
bbc
There are more Welsh internationals playing for the regions than ever. This means they're available for all squad sessions. Francis, Rowlands & WGJ all coming to Welsh regions next season. 60 cap rule is working.
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20/01/2021 13:14:04 7 1
bbc
Agreed, but doesn’t players operating in other leagues/countries also give wider experience of coaching, styles of play, intensity, conditioning etc, add to wider depth of knowledge and therefore a wider style of game management we can tap into? Isn’t this why our coaches are from abroad with wide experience?
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20/01/2021 16:00:23 1 2
bbc
No, I don't agree. The Scarlets have been the best region because they've had the best coaches. Ospreys have improved dramatically since Booth came in, and even the Dragons are more competitive now with Ryan there. No doubt the Blues will improve under Dai Young.
The only change I'd make is that I'd allow players with 100 regional appearances be eligible also.
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GJW
20/01/2021 13:15:40 9 1
bbc
I can’t see why Amos is back in the squad. He’s not a Test player. Also disappointing that Kieran Williams isn’t included. Been very impressed with his performances this season
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20/01/2021 13:26:56 1 4
bbc
Kieran Williams is promising but no as good as the players selected.
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20/01/2021 15:56:12 0 1
bbc
Agree entirely.amos have had his chances. NOT international class
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20/01/2021 12:46:28 23 11
bbc
Hardy instead of Webb!!!! No Ifan Philips - probably the outstanding hooker in recent games! No Sam Parry - much better than Dee or certainly Elias. Dillon and Carre poor scrummagers even at regional level and not showing any signs of development. One-eyed Turk selection overall! If we keep losing - sack him and give someone else a chance to build for the RWC
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20/01/2021 13:17:20 3 3
bbc
"One-eyed Turk selection overall!". Might not have used those words exactly but I know from where you are coming. Webb - best starting 9 we have in Wales. Sam Parry - our best hooker in the Autumn internationals. Some very big performances required by the whole squad to avoid a bottom two finish in 6N and a possible Pivac resignation. Lions selections, if they do tour, might be few & far apart.
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20/01/2021 13:18:05 1 1
bbc
I assume Randall has chosen England, hence they have not bothered to name him
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20/01/2021 13:39:02 0 1
bbc
I do hope so.
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20/01/2021 13:44:02 0 3
bbc
In fairness, he is English.
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20/01/2021 14:20:31 0 2
bbc
We have better scrum halves already...and Randall will only function (he's tiny, and no Shane Williams) behind a brick wall i.e. an England pack
77
20/01/2021 13:18:07 8 1
bbc
Will the likes of Brown and Jones get a game? Very weak pack.
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20/01/2021 13:18:40 3 5
bbc
Why no Rhys Webb..?? Is he injured...Apart from his omission, great squad
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20/01/2021 13:21:03 10 3
bbc
I don't think Webb is playing well enough
84
20/01/2021 13:21:49 2 1
bbc
You started well,....."great squad" made me cry.
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20/01/2021 13:34:58 3 2
bbc
Slow and ponderous. There are 6 playing better than him at moment.
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20/01/2021 14:11:02 3 2
bbc
Webb lacks pace unfortunately & most opposition figured out his 'snipe' years ago
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20/01/2021 13:09:17 5 10
bbc
What a magnificent, youthful and imaginative squad. Is King of Scrummaging Samson Lee injured? I had him as my Lions captain.
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20/01/2021 13:19:14 7 2
bbc
Elias will need to speak to Gerwyn Price for tips in throwing straight!!!
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20/01/2021 13:31:14 0 1
bbc
Why not Ifan Phillips at the Ospreys? Can throw straight and is better at the breakdown/ a good scrummage and a pretty decent ball carrier. Far better than Dee and Elias. Also Sam Parry? Better than those two too
70
20/01/2021 13:11:27 2 1
bbc
Problem is that the chop tackle is frequently penalised and yellow-carded as a no-arms tackle.
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20/01/2021 13:19:58 5 1
bbc
I am sure Lydiate is aware of that, and he has not given many penalties whilst playing for the Ospreys
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20/01/2021 13:20:22 7 6
bbc
Looks like the match on 13th March is the key to Wales' season as they seek to consolidate 5th place as last season. With Scotland and France away I can't see any other wins, certainly without any crowd to lift them.
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20/01/2021 19:06:21 0 1
bbc
they're pro's shouldn't , affect their perfomance
78
20/01/2021 13:18:40 3 5
bbc
Why no Rhys Webb..?? Is he injured...Apart from his omission, great squad
82
20/01/2021 13:21:03 10 3
bbc
I don't think Webb is playing well enough
83
20/01/2021 13:21:14 3 6
bbc
As long as we beat the Italians la la la
??????
78
20/01/2021 13:18:40 3 5
bbc
Why no Rhys Webb..?? Is he injured...Apart from his omission, great squad
84
20/01/2021 13:21:49 2 1
bbc
You started well,....."great squad" made me cry.
69
20/01/2021 13:09:17 5 10
bbc
What a magnificent, youthful and imaginative squad. Is King of Scrummaging Samson Lee injured? I had him as my Lions captain.
85
20/01/2021 13:22:25 1 1
bbc
Your late on parade, we all missed you
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20/01/2021 13:22:30 20 7
bbc
What is the point of playing this six nations now with no spectators?- should have been put back to the summer in place of the Lions tour that everyone expects to be abandoned.
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20/01/2021 14:20:27 7 1
bbc
Same reason as RL has to start on 25 March - that's when the broadcasters want their product. As they provide a big slice of the income ...
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20/01/2021 14:55:24 0 1
bbc
Great idea, move the competition to a date when a competition that hasn't been cancelled yet, might be.

Can't people spectate from home?
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20/01/2021 18:54:40 0 1
bbc
no us real fans need it now
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20/01/2021 12:57:52 4 6
bbc
So the likely Lions starter or bench replacement at scrum half isn’t even in the squad! Extraordinary.
Back to Lydiate, seems a strange move if you want to play a dynamic game.
Surely most attacks will either offload as they hit Lydiate to get him out of the next phase or attack the other side?
It doesn’t look like Pivac has the nous to make the most of what he’s got.
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20/01/2021 13:24:08 4 1
bbc
In the last round of internationals, I can confidently say I didn't see a worse scrum half than Webb playing for anyone. In the unlikely event of the Lions tour going ahead as scheduled, I cannot believe that he would be anywhere near, even with Gats in charge. No control, no game management, poor decision making. Not the player he was.
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20/01/2021 13:24:24 13 5
bbc
Great to see Jarrod Evans selected!

Now - if in squad, let the boy play!

Tell him he is starting 10 for the 5 games, and if he crumbles, then no more complaints, but you need to give these boys some security, consistency and an opportunity to prove themselves. Coming on for the last 10mins against Italy, behind a 2nd choice pack, does not qualify as an opportunity.

(p.s. bigger on bench)
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20/01/2021 13:39:00 9 1
bbc
He'll go with Davies and Biggar to start against Ireland, England and France if possible because of previous. Though would like to see Williams and Evans behind a strong pack (we are allowed to dream), for those two are capable of causing mayhem.
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20/01/2021 12:45:56 4 7
bbc
Good selection - Lydiate will be the best option for Wales negate the Undermanager and Curryman
89
20/01/2021 13:24:37 0 1
bbc
Another Welsh rugby "fan" who is only interested in 1 game then.
235
20/01/2021 15:53:36 0 1
bbc
Wrong - I'm not Welsh in the slightest. I just happen to rate him as player. Sorry if you're offended by my lack of nationalist fervour. But speaking from the other side, as far as I ever hear form the Welsh the English game is all that matters. He'll be up against it with Ritchie and the young French boys tho'. Back in your box.
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GJW
20/01/2021 13:15:40 9 1
bbc
I can’t see why Amos is back in the squad. He’s not a Test player. Also disappointing that Kieran Williams isn’t included. Been very impressed with his performances this season
90
20/01/2021 13:26:56 1 4
bbc
Kieran Williams is promising but no as good as the players selected.
91
20/01/2021 13:28:20 2 4
bbc
6 nations is like watching paint dry....so predictable and very little flair on show. European rugby is the exact opposite, exciting and flamboyant. Can anyone explain why as the players are in effect the same??
136
20/01/2021 14:11:33 0 1
bbc
Not always the case and if games are tight it's because so much at stake. Lose a game in Europe it's not all over, lose a game in 6N it quite likely is.
92
20/01/2021 13:28:28 3 5
bbc
I can see AWJ lifting the 2031 RWC already
97
20/01/2021 13:36:00 1 1
bbc
Why are you so late
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20/01/2021 13:37:46 1 1
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Woof!
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20/01/2021 14:00:16 2 1
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Here he is, the most annoying HYS troll, with nothing of relevance to say again.
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20/01/2021 13:19:14 7 2
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Elias will need to speak to Gerwyn Price for tips in throwing straight!!!
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20/01/2021 13:31:14 0 1
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Why not Ifan Phillips at the Ospreys? Can throw straight and is better at the breakdown/ a good scrummage and a pretty decent ball carrier. Far better than Dee and Elias. Also Sam Parry? Better than those two too
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20/01/2021 13:36:08 0 1
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Was expecting Sam Parry in the Squad, thought he outplayed the others last few games.
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20/01/2021 13:28:28 3 5
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I can see AWJ lifting the 2031 RWC already
Removed
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20/01/2021 13:34:16 2 3
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Good Squad. If Navadi is back fully we could win the 6N. Great to see Rhodri Jones back, he has certainly earned it. Only real weakness is the cover for tight head. Francis is the only reliable one we have. Brown and Lewis fine around the pitch, but are penalty liabilities in scrum. Amos has played well enough and reliable, thought they may have selected Mat Protheroe as utility back 3
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20/01/2021 13:18:40 3 5
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Why no Rhys Webb..?? Is he injured...Apart from his omission, great squad
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20/01/2021 13:34:58 3 2
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Slow and ponderous. There are 6 playing better than him at moment.
92
20/01/2021 13:28:28 3 5
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I can see AWJ lifting the 2031 RWC already
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20/01/2021 13:36:00 1 1
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Why are you so late
93
20/01/2021 13:31:14 0 1
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Why not Ifan Phillips at the Ospreys? Can throw straight and is better at the breakdown/ a good scrummage and a pretty decent ball carrier. Far better than Dee and Elias. Also Sam Parry? Better than those two too
98
20/01/2021 13:36:08 0 1
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Was expecting Sam Parry in the Squad, thought he outplayed the others last few games.
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20/01/2021 13:36:38 1 4
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Looking forward to seeing Lydiate’s signature tackle of dropping to his knees and hoping the ball carrier falls over him.
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20/01/2021 13:44:08 1 1
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And you're back...yay
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KW
20/01/2021 13:37:14 1 3
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A back row of Lydiate, Faletau and Navidi is a fab prospect. I fear however that the skill of some of the players in this strong squad is going to be lost in the coaches' lack of it.
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20/01/2021 13:43:40 1 1
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Coaches lack of skills? Evidence?
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20/01/2021 14:15:49 0 1
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Your leaving out Tipuric...!!!!