England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

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England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Puja » Sat May 23, 2020 4:24 pm

Or Saturday 18th October2003, if you prefer.

England: J Lewsey; J Robinson, W Greenwood, M Tindall , B Cohen; J Wilkinson, K Bracken; T Woodman, S Thompson, P Vickery, M Johnson (capt), B Kay, L Moody, N Back, L Dallaglio.
Replacements: D West, J Leonard, M Corry, J Worsley, A Gomarsall, P Grayson, DLuger.

South Africa: J v d Westhuyzen; A Willemse, J Muller, D W Barry, T Delport; L Koen, J v d Westhuizen; C Bezuidenhout, D Coetzee, R Bands, B Botha, V Matfield, C Krige (capt), J v Niekerk, J Smith.
Replacements: J Smit, L Sephaka, S Boome, D Rossouw, N De Kock, D Hougaard, W Greeff.

Anyone who is confused: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4512

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Basically allows me to stream my laptop screen to you lot. You just need to download the program and I'll put a link and password to the stream on here (once I've got round to setting it up).

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If you all check it to make sure that it works okay - you should be able to log in now, it's just there'll be nothing happening till Sunday at 7.30pm.
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Re: England vs South Africa - 24th May

Postby Puja » Sat May 23, 2020 4:26 pm

A lot of the same dirty f*ckers that we gave a cuffing to at Twickenham. I was worried when we were drawn in their RWC pool originally, but times have changed and they should be scared of having been drawn with us. Loser will face New Zealand in the quarters.

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Re: England vs South Africa - 24th May

Postby Mellsblue » Sat May 23, 2020 4:26 pm

Can’t make it this week


















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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby loudnconfident » Sat May 23, 2020 5:51 pm

thx - in diary.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Banquo » Sat May 23, 2020 6:04 pm

Lets hope SCW has been thorough in preparing his side on the laws, especially Will Greenwood.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Digby » Sat May 23, 2020 6:18 pm

Some really worrying medical reports coming through at 9, we've really only got Dawson and Bracken in the squad, Daws is for sure out of this one and Bracken can't bend down to touch his toes

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Puja » Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 pm

Digby wrote:Some really worrying medical reports coming through at 9, we've really only got Dawson and Bracken in the squad, Daws is for sure out of this one and Bracken can't bend down to touch his toes


I still think we should have picked Healey over Luger. Quite apart from him being a better winger IMO, he's a better scrum-half than Gomarsall, and would add a third choice 10 and a 4th choice centre to the squad.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Banquo » Sat May 23, 2020 6:31 pm

Puja wrote:
Digby wrote:Some really worrying medical reports coming through at 9, we've really only got Dawson and Bracken in the squad, Daws is for sure out of this one and Bracken can't bend down to touch his toes


I still think we should have picked Healey over Luger. Quite apart from him being a better winger IMO, he's a better scrum-half than Gomarsall, and would add a third choice 10 and a 4th choice centre to the squad.

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Healey is injured iirc, or at least not match fit.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Digby » Sat May 23, 2020 6:39 pm

Banquo wrote:
Puja wrote:
Digby wrote:Some really worrying medical reports coming through at 9, we've really only got Dawson and Bracken in the squad, Daws is for sure out of this one and Bracken can't bend down to touch his toes


I still think we should have picked Healey over Luger. Quite apart from him being a better winger IMO, he's a better scrum-half than Gomarsall, and would add a third choice 10 and a 4th choice centre to the squad.

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Healey is injured iirc, or at least not match fit.


Gommers is there, and I don't recall him looking match fit too often

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Banquo » Sat May 23, 2020 6:44 pm

Digby wrote:
Banquo wrote:
Puja wrote:
I still think we should have picked Healey over Luger. Quite apart from him being a better winger IMO, he's a better scrum-half than Gomarsall, and would add a third choice 10 and a 4th choice centre to the squad.

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Healey is injured iirc, or at least not match fit.


Gommers is there, and I don't recall him looking match fit too often

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Puja » Sat May 23, 2020 6:50 pm

Banquo wrote:
Puja wrote:
Digby wrote:Some really worrying medical reports coming through at 9, we've really only got Dawson and Bracken in the squad, Daws is for sure out of this one and Bracken can't bend down to touch his toes


I still think we should have picked Healey over Luger. Quite apart from him being a better winger IMO, he's a better scrum-half than Gomarsall, and would add a third choice 10 and a 4th choice centre to the squad.

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Healey is injured iirc, or at least not match fit.


I reserve the right to be wrong at all times, but I believe Healey was left out of the RWC squad, rather than being injured.

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ETA. As it turns out, we're both right. Healey was left out of the RWC squad initially, but then, when Dawson went down and they looked to fly out a replacement just in case, he has pulled his calf in a club warmup. As it turned out, Martyn Wood flew out to Australia, stayed for a couple of days and then flew back as it became clear that both Dawson and Bracken were going to recover.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Banquo » Sat May 23, 2020 6:53 pm

Puja wrote:
Banquo wrote:
Puja wrote:
I still think we should have picked Healey over Luger. Quite apart from him being a better winger IMO, he's a better scrum-half than Gomarsall, and would add a third choice 10 and a 4th choice centre to the squad.

Puja

Healey is injured iirc, or at least not match fit.


I reserve the right to be wrong at all times, but I believe Healey was left out of the RWC squad, rather than being injured.

Puja

He's been injured into the lead up, and I think was felt to not be able to be selected at the time. Though I believe he is on standby.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Banquo » Sat May 23, 2020 6:55 pm

and I now confess to being wrong :) (though suspect was short of match time). He played in a warm up game v France, at 9 (the game that could potentially have broken a world record winning run). That said, that was the last chance saloon having missed the 6N- where Luger played well.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Mellsblue » Sat May 23, 2020 7:09 pm

Digby wrote:Bracken can't bend down to touch his toes

Blimey, how thorough is stadium security?

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Mr Mwenda » Sat May 23, 2020 9:58 pm

Healey should've had Balshaw's spot in that squad.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Puja » Sun May 24, 2020 7:20 pm

Might be a couple of minutes behind today, as small children difficult. We'll open up with (very brief) highlights of the first two games before getting into the meat of it with the SA game.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Danno » Sun May 24, 2020 7:45 pm

My stream is pretty stop-motion. PC has been struggling lately so the issue is likely on my end. Anyone else having difficulties?

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby loudnconfident » Sun May 24, 2020 7:50 pm

i found the same on the PC - I dont have fibre BB - but the Discord app on my phone is much better. (tho a smaller pic!)

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Mellsblue » Sun May 24, 2020 7:50 pm

It’s ok in the wilds of N Yorkshire.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Mellsblue » Sun May 24, 2020 7:55 pm

Uh oh. No Dawson. A player so good that Derek Acorah appeared in my nightmares last night to tell me that Stephen Jones will proclaim him to be the second best no9 ever in the Sunday Times on the 24th May 2020.
I suppose I’ll have to wait to see whether Derek was right.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Puja » Sun May 24, 2020 7:59 pm

Greenwood made very certain that he clattered Koen there. Poor sod wasn't even playing the year before!

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby loudnconfident » Sun May 24, 2020 7:59 pm

calming start

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Danno » Sun May 24, 2020 8:02 pm

Nice turnout today

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Puja » Sun May 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Nice attack there. Bracken's not looking too shabby for someone supposedly injured.

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Re: England vs South Africa - Sunday 24th May 7.30pm

Postby Danno » Sun May 24, 2020 8:03 pm

I think I prefer the ENGLAND!!! chant over Swing Low.


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