LIONS selection

zzzzz

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Won't be too many Englishman selected and rightly so after the six nations shambles

Has Ugo lost the plot?
Jack Nowell over Jonny May!!!! Tuilagi? Marcus Smith over Fimm Russell!!!!
 

Anterimus

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Selection is going to be interesting as is the captain decision. Feel Itoje penalty count may cost him the captaincy and manu is apparently fit now so will be intresting to see how he does in training camp if selected.

Can't wait for it though. Probably my favorite sporting event.
 

Nero

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Owen Farrell should not be in squad on this season’s form
Thankfully Gatland will know better than that. Farrell is the type you need on tour and is a class player.

It's also worth remembering during the last series in SA a couple of players were picked who weren't regular for their country. It was based on their speed and running style suiting the conditions. For that reason, the likes of Jack Nowell would make sense.

Despite a bad Six Nations a few English players should go. Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Kyle Sinckler, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Anthony Watson, Jonny May, Eliot Daly (he'll kick penalties from miles over there).
 

SmallTown

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Won't be too many Englishman selected and rightly so after the six nations shambles

Has Ugo lost the plot?
Jack Nowell over Jonny May!!!! Tuilagi? Marcus Smith over Fimm Russell!!!!
It's almost like you don't know anything about any sport after your constant misunderstanding of F1.

Have you seen Marcus Smith play? The boy is electric. OK I have the same bias as Ugo but talk to anyone who understands the game.
 

NZBoro1

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Not convinced on Farrell, I think he's too indisciplined.
Be interesting to see how they view his 'shoulder ' tackles in future games.
 

zzzzz

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Thankfully Gatland will know better than that. Farrell is the type you need on tour and is a class player.

It's also worth remembering during the last series in SA a couple of players were picked who weren't regular for their country. It was based on their speed and running style suiting the conditions. For that reason, the likes of Jack Nowell would make sense.

Despite a bad Six Nations a few English players should go. Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Kyle Sinckler, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Anthony Watson, Jonny May, Eliot Daly (he'll kick penalties from miles over there).
Agreed Farrell should not be travelling, he's done little to warrant a slot. Watson hasn't done enough although tbf he's had little ball in a white shirt this season and I've never been a Daly fan.
 

Norman_Conquest

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Agreed Farrell should not be travelling, he's done little to warrant a slot. Watson hasn't done enough although tbf he's had little ball in a white shirt this season and I've never been a Daly fan.
I think Farrell and co have suffered due to what happened at club level.
 

zzzzz

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I can't wait for it to start and would love to be able to be out there following the full Lions tour.
Ticked off many off the big sporting events but a Lions tour still evades me.
There looks something very special about it...... pretty unique where supporters from different teams congregate to support one single team.
Targetting the '25 tour of Australia. (y) 🏆
 

zzzzz

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I think Farrell and co have suffered due to what happened at club level.
Good point but you could argue that Wales would have been in the same boat? And even if that were the case, through no fault of their own, they still don't deserve a ticket.
 

Humpty

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Won't be too many Englishman selected and rightly so after the six nations shambles

Has Ugo lost the plot?
Jack Nowell over Jonny May!!!! Tuilagi? Marcus Smith over Fimm Russell!!!!

I think there's a school of thought that Jonny May might not be the greatest tourist which is why he's being overlooked quite often in these squad selections. Finn Russell definitely goes though.
 
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