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Simon Griffiths
19-06-05, 22:06
Lions announce squad - SCW has also (apparently) announced that no-one in Tuesday's line-up will play in the first test - asking one key question - who on Earth's going to play 12?

British and Irish Lions:
15. Murphy
14. Cueto
13. Smith
12. Henson
11. Hickie
10. O'Gara
9. Cooper
1. Stevens
2. Titterell
3. Hayes
4. Shaw
5. O'Callaghan
6. Moody
7. Williams
8. Owen

Replacements: Bulloch, Sheridan, Easterby, Cusiter, Hodgson, Shanklin, D'Arcy

That, in my opinion is a woefully weak team (understandable if SCW is correct that no-one will play v Southland and NZ this weekend).

The front-row is exceptionally weak - Titterell is an excellent running hooker - but he needs two strong props, OK, Stevens is pretty good in the tight, but Hayes has been a liability - absolutely dreadful ever-since the Argentina game.

Back three could work quite well, especially if Murphy works as the link man like he can, and the centres are quite strond (why isn't Henson in the test side? D'Arcy and Greenwood haven't performed).

I'll still go for a Lions win, but it'll be tight - Lions by 11.

Bryan
19-06-05, 22:06
Lions announce squad - SCW has also (apparently) announced that no-one in Tuesday's line-up will play in the first test - asking one key question - who on Earth's going to play 12?

Starts with a W...ends with an N...and has an "ilkonso" in the middle...

Robert Burns
20-06-05, 00:06
Sarcasm, I like it.

Lions, by 8

robertti
20-06-05, 07:06
Lions by 9

Pablo
20-06-05, 10:06
Lions by 16

Simon Thomas
20-06-05, 11:06
Lions by 18

SimonSmith
20-06-05, 13:06
Lions.
15 pts.
SCW needs help for his substance abuse problem. Shaw not even on the bench for the Test? That guy must have slept with SCW's daughters or something....

Phil
20-06-05, 14:06
lions by 12

Bryan
21-06-05, 05:06
Cincinnati,OH

OK, things are busy but i have time to reset my Southland prediction due to "new" information:

Lions by 24.

That's all i have time for now. Early to rise, so off to bed.
-Bryan

Waynepipmad
21-06-05, 08:06
Ooh a very last minute prediction (it's still 20 mins to kick off, so hope I'm not too late!)

Lions by 28

PeterTC
21-06-05, 15:06
Lions by 15.

Has it already happened? I duinno as I was involved in organisin a rowing race across the Channel that happened yesterday (look on the BBC, apparently, we are on the News site).

Robert Burns
21-06-05, 20:06
yes it has, too late I'm afraid (-10 penalty) ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

ok, just because i'm losing i like it when others join me

didds
21-06-05, 23:06
but I'd have a small wager that Bryan's right.

didds

didds
21-06-05, 23:06
Lions by 16

Robert Burns
22-06-05, 00:06
Well it was lions by ten, game was finished 13 hours ago, lol

didds
22-06-05, 09:06
... and I would have it as well!

didds

didds
22-06-05, 09:06
i had no idea Robert! I thought it was a wed game!

didds

Pablo
22-06-05, 11:06
Summary of predictions:

Noddy Lions by 11
Rob Lions by 8
Tim Lions by 9
Pablo Lions by 16
Simon T Lions by 18
Smiffy Lions by 15
Phil Lions by 12
Bryan Lions by 24
Wayne Lions by 28
PeterTC LATE PREDICTION

I'm going to treat didds's "entry" this week as an NP clearly born of inability to read a tour schedule ;) :D

Peter, I was all prepared to exercise sympathy, but you got tickets to John's and are therefore undeserving :p

Pablo
22-06-05, 11:06
Actual margin was Lions by 10 points, so scores are as follows:

Noddy 1
Rob 2
Tim 1
Pablo 6
Simon T 8
Smiffy 5
Phil 2
Bryan 14
Wayne 18
PeterTC LATE PREDICTION 8+10+25=43
didds NP 8+10=18