Team for Uruguay

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Team for Uruguay

Postby Graigwen » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:00 am

Wales: Halfpenny; Adams, Watkin, Parkes, Amos; Patchell, A Davies; Smith, Elias, Lewis, B Davies, Beard, Shingler, Tipuric (capt), Wainwright.

Replacements: Dee, Carre, W Jones, Ball, Moriarty, James Davies, T Williams, G Davies.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Graigwen » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:06 am

From the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49997939

"Injuries and rotation mean Wales have chosen scrum-halves Gareth Davies and Tomos Williams as their only backs on the bench, alongside six forwards.

That means there will be no specialist fly-half cover for Rhys Patchell, who starts at 10 in Biggar's absence.

Gatland has suggested the cover will come from Parkes, who has limited experience of playing professional rugby at fly-half, or Amos, who has never played at 10 in his senior career.

The replacement scrum-halves might also be asked to cover the fly-half position.

The Wales coach says having four days between the Fiji and Uruguay games has enforced "a bit of a juggling act" and selection discussions included asking flanker James Davies to play in the backs.



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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby normanski » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Interesting selections and does this mean all the squad will have had game time?

I can’t think it is going to be anything more than a tough first sixty minutes but we will pull away in the last quarter.

It will be good to see how Amos and Halfpenny go because they will be important backup as we go forward.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Sandydragon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:23 pm

Its an interesting team, but given the schedule and injuries, it makes sense.

Hopefully we can get some breathing space by half time and let a few key players depart. Given that line up, it wouldn't surprise me if Tips found himself in the centres if we decide that a few backs need a breather (or James Davies on the wing).

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Renniks » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:27 pm

Wales have to go out at 100 MPH for this - you need breathing space by half time so you can swap things up if needed…

If they're still in touching distance when you start moving forwards to the centres and having three scrum halves on the pitch, you could unravel

And I'd really like for you not to do that! Thanks.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Son of Mathonwy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:02 pm

Renniks wrote:Wales have to go out at 100 MPH for this - you need breathing space by half time so you can swap things up if needed…

If they're still in touching distance when you start moving forwards to the centres and having three scrum halves on the pitch, you could unravel

And I'd really like for you not to do that! Thanks.

Two scrum halves worked well for us against England in 2015. Imagine what we could do with three ;).

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby normanski » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:08 pm

Son of Mathonwy wrote:
Renniks wrote:Wales have to go out at 100 MPH for this - you need breathing space by half time so you can swap things up if needed…

If they're still in touching distance when you start moving forwards to the centres and having three scrum halves on the pitch, you could unravel

And I'd really like for you not to do that! Thanks.

Two scrum halves worked well for us against England in 2015. Imagine what we could do with three ;).

HaHa! That’s cruel.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Sandydragon » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:00 pm

Son of Mathonwy wrote:
Renniks wrote:Wales have to go out at 100 MPH for this - you need breathing space by half time so you can swap things up if needed…

If they're still in touching distance when you start moving forwards to the centres and having three scrum halves on the pitch, you could unravel

And I'd really like for you not to do that! Thanks.

Two scrum halves worked well for us against England in 2015. Imagine what we could do with three ;).

Pretend rep for that one!!

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Sourdust » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:23 am

Ordinarily I'd chide Wales for being disrespectful with this selection, but TBH given the situation I don't see what else they could do.

31 players in a RWC squad is looking barmier by the day.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Graigwen » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:06 am

This should be a good watchable game.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby bruce » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:17 am

There is someone in the crowd who is very watchable at least.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby bruce » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:51 am

Jesus titty Christ, errors galore

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby bruce » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:59 am

Gardners positioning is terrible. A number of times now he has been in the way of play

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby bruce » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:05 am

Dear me, only a point in it at half time and Uruguay are good for it. Most of these players are playing themselves out of any further part in the competition.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Lizard » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:14 am

I wonder what Gats is saying? Maybe "Hey guys, when you've got an overlap, maybe try a draw and pass rather than spannering the ball straight to the outside man?"
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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Stones of granite » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:18 am

bruce wrote:There is someone in the crowd who is very watchable at least.

Uruguay comfortably winning the hot-chick cam competition.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby bruce » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:27 am

So if a warning is given about a yellow for infringing in the red zone, does that just get forgotten about if a try is scored?

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby bruce » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:38 am

The ref is crap. He refused to card the French in his first game and god knows how many warnings he's given in this one.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Lizard » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:41 am

bruce wrote:The ref is crap. He refused to card the French in his first game and god knows how many warnings he's given in this one.

I don't know. He's pretty good at picking up forward passes.
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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby bruce » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:47 am

Oh he finally is taking some action.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby hugh_woatmeigh » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:47 am

Well that was brainless. The only explanation I can think of for 7 blue giving away that penalty (and card) is not fully understanding the rules of rugby. Is that even possible?

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby bruce » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:50 am

I don't know why cubby was pinged there, looked good to me.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby bruce » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am

Oh dear, remind me who have got 14 men?

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Sandydragon » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am

bruce wrote:Oh he finally is taking some action.

The ruck has been a farce tonight.

That said, this is a very poor performance from us.

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Re: Team for Uruguay

Postby Sandydragon » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:54 am

Looks like Parkes is going the full80. Bit surprised at that.


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