A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby Galfon » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:24 pm

Yup, redemption in autumn '89, played well in the '90 season that should have ended in a GS (chariot wheels fell off at M'field).Continued success through to RWC final '91.(forgot he was in that) - his last in the shirt.

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby Banquo » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:01 pm

NorthWestRugby wrote:
Banquo wrote:
Numbers wrote:
I remember thinking Hill was a step up from Dewi Morris who wasn't very good at distributing the ball at all.

Hill predated Morris in an England shirt iirc

Hill was still playing for England in 91. Morris made his debut in that match against Australia in 88 in Carlings first match as captain.

Good info but my point was that Hill predated Morris in terms of debuting- so not sure what the upgrade point was about.

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby loudnconfident » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:37 am

Wrt Rory Underwood. I can just about remember him scoring a try in the 2nd half at Landsdowne Road in the 1991 5N. England were 7-6(?) down at that point, and I realised that if Ireland won, then England would still have won nothing in the previous 10+ seasons. (Even after having beaten Wales for the first time for years at the Arms Park). Peter Winterbottom and co. had put their bodies on the line for years, and never even got a Triple Crown. After RWs try, England went on to win, took the TC and then the GS. But it was close...

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby NorthWestRugby » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:51 pm

loudnconfident wrote:Wrt Rory Underwood. I can just about remember him scoring a try in the 2nd half at Landsdowne Road in the 1991 5N. England were 7-6(?) down at that point, and I realised that if Ireland won, then England would still have won nothing in the previous 10+ seasons. (Even after having beaten Wales for the first time for years at the Arms Park). Peter Winterbottom and co. had put their bodies on the line for years, and never even got a Triple Crown. After RWs try, England went on to win, took the TC and then the GS. But it was close...

What happened when Mike Teague scored his try to seal the win? I've only seen clips of games from that era as I was a mere baby, but I do remember one of the Irish players having some sort of breakdown or smacking an English player. If it was nowadays that sort of thing would have about 25 different camera angles, but I've never even heard it mentioned.

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby loudnconfident » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:43 am

NorthWestRugby wrote:
loudnconfident wrote:Wrt Rory Underwood. I can just about remember him scoring a try in the 2nd half at Landsdowne Road in the 1991 5N. England were 7-6(?) down at that point, and I realised that if Ireland won, then England would still have won nothing in the previous 10+ seasons. (Even after having beaten Wales for the first time for years at the Arms Park). Peter Winterbottom and co. had put their bodies on the line for years, and never even got a Triple Crown. After RWs try, England went on to win, took the TC and then the GS. But it was close...

What happened when Mike Teague scored his try to seal the win? I've only seen clips of games from that era as I was a mere baby, but I do remember one of the Irish players having some sort of breakdown or smacking an English player. If it was nowadays that sort of thing would have about 25 different camera angles, but I've never even heard it mentioned.

I cant remember that. Just the Underwood try and a sigh of relief... Upthread someone mentioned Wade Dooley > I can remember his elbow from behind on Doddie Weir. That should have been a red-card, at the very least... Different times, and as you say less cameras. Reminds me of Neil Back being interviewed after another feisty game at Lansdowne Road - BBC cameras had shown a few boots going in. Back simply replied like "With my style of play, I get a shoeing now and again" Nothing untoward at all :)

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby Numbers » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:51 pm

Banquo wrote:
NorthWestRugby wrote:
Banquo wrote:Hill predated Morris in an England shirt iirc

Hill was still playing for England in 91. Morris made his debut in that match against Australia in 88 in Carlings first match as captain.

Good info but my point was that Hill predated Morris in terms of debuting- so not sure what the upgrade point was about.


I was merely referring to the levels of the players nothing to do with the time frame, sorry for any confusion.

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby Digby » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm

Numbers wrote:
Banquo wrote:
NorthWestRugby wrote:Hill was still playing for England in 91. Morris made his debut in that match against Australia in 88 in Carlings first match as captain.

Good info but my point was that Hill predated Morris in terms of debuting- so not sure what the upgrade point was about.


I was merely referring to the levels of the players nothing to do with the time frame, sorry for any confusion.


It's still hard to know who got the best/worse of the Morris/Moon exchange

Walsall as an area deserves great credit for foisting both Charvis and Moon on Welsh rugby, Donal Trump comes up short against that sort of quality trolling

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby Numbers » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:52 pm

Digby wrote:
Numbers wrote:
Banquo wrote:Good info but my point was that Hill predated Morris in terms of debuting- so not sure what the upgrade point was about.


I was merely referring to the levels of the players nothing to do with the time frame, sorry for any confusion.


It's still hard to know who got the best/worse of the Morris/Moon exchange

Walsall as an area deserves great credit for foisting both Charvis and Moon on Welsh rugby, Donal Trump comes up short against that sort of quality trolling


Haha, yep that's a tricky one, as a Scarlets fan I've been trying to forget that Rupert Moon existed.

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby Galfon » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:49 pm

Numbers wrote:I've been trying to forget that Rupert Moon existed.

Don't forget his elder brother Richard Henry Quentin Barker Moon also Walsall SH who played for Eng A.
His inspiration was another Walsallian Jan 'Sprat' Webster of the dominant Moseley team of the 70's (first SH I remember..maybe because of his size & dive-pass),who sadly departed earlier this year..rare wins by Eng in SA & NewZ with him in the team. :|

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby richy678 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:31 pm

Probably inspired Dudley Kings' finest Shaun Perry.

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Re: A question for the older heads Re England players in the 80s and 90s

Postby Banquo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:04 pm

richy678 wrote:Probably inspired Dudley Kings' finest Shaun Perry.

Used to play Dudley Kingswinford at uni. And Walsall


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