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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    I'd settle for a 2 out of 3 Series win for the Lions - preferably with all resting on the final Test, where the Lions come out eventual winners 65 - 64.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    I'd settle for a 2 out of 3 Series win for the Lions - preferably with all resting on the final Test, where the Lions come out eventual winners 65 - 64.
    that'd work for me - i have a ticket for that last test!
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    Which set of laws will be applied to this tour. Fully those that are being applied in SH since 1st Jan, or something else? Current WR law changes for NH apply 1 July.

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    Watching more SR than anything else at the moment. Satellite package dictates that!

    As such I get a great insight into the way the NZ teams play their rugby. Will SH convert this directly into the way the AB's play, i.e. 100mph for 80 mins, keeping the ball alive at all costs through outrageous offloading, super quick and risky QTI's, BB cross field kicks, etc?

    Or is he a bit more canny and organised than that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Lifeson-Peart View Post
    I've just read the Will Greenwood selection (albeit before the 6N commenced) - I could select 15 back row forwards I'd take before James "Lights, Camera, Action" Haskell. I think Greenwood must have pissed when he wrote that!

    In fact I will:-

    Warburton
    Tipuric
    Moriarty
    Faletau
    Lydiate

    O Brien
    Stander
    O Mahony
    Van der Flier
    Heaslip

    Wilson
    Watson
    Strauss

    Vunipola
    Itoje

    There - easy!
    Goodness me!

    Or words to that effect.

    Blimey!

    Here's another list of back row forwards - ones who will be pissing themselves laughing on being told the above news.

    Kieran Read
    Jerome Kaino
    Matt Todd
    Ardie Savea
    Stephen Luatua
    Liam Messum
    Jordan Taufua
    Sam Cane
    Michael Leitch
    Brad Shields
    etc.
    etc.

    I'm not a fan of Haskell (geddaway!) and wonder what he brings to the party (apart from his video camera) as opposed to anyone else in the British Isles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Lifeson-Peart View Post
    I'm not a fan of Haskell (geddaway!) and wonder what he brings to the party (apart from his video camera) as opposed to anyone else in the British Isles.
    Three things stand out for me: his versatility, his personality (he seems like the sort of guy you'd like having on tour) and that he played a season in NZ. And the way he played against Australia last summer (while the exception rather than the rule) shows he can up his game.

    And if you look at the other options, who is there? Heaslip, Barclay, Watson, Hughes or Robshaw? Would any of them really be a better fit? Barclay, perhaps, but I think you'd struggle to say it was a ridiculous call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocY View Post
    Three things stand out for me: his versatility, his personality (he seems like the sort of guy you'd like having on tour) and that he played a season in NZ. And the way he played against Australia last summer (while the exception rather than the rule) shows he can up his game.

    And if you look at the other options, who is there? Heaslip, Barclay, Watson, Hughes or Robshaw? Would any of them really be a better fit? Barclay, perhaps, but I think you'd struggle to say it was a ridiculous call.
    Versatile = jack of all trades = master of none in JH's case IMO.

    Personality = you may be right, I couldn't possibly comment.

    Played in New Zealand = indeed for the Highlanders, which given the fall out from one of his previous visits to Dunedin was a courageous step.

    My list of back rowers in NZ contains no Highlanders who from what I've seen have the least effective back row (although Whitelock is playing well) in the Super Rugby NZ conference (that said Dixon, Whitelock etc etc are no mugs)

    I suppose you're right about the alternatives and unless a quick rule change allows Picamoles or Parisse to go then maybe he is the best fit??

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    With Big Billy out and James Haskell a likely replacement (though hardly a #8), do those odds change much? I wouldn't back the Lions to fight their way out of a paper bag in NZ even with BV at the base of the scrum, but without him I'd probably prefer not to watch the carnage.
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    Hopefully, the Haskell parody diary will re-emerge. That will get me to watch more than the current social media campaign is
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    Now that we know which 41 players got on the plane, I wonder which half a dozen of them will be injured over the next 5 weeks.

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