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    Rugby 2013

    For Pete...Nick...Nels and all the other Rugby heads

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    Re: Rugby 2013

    Won't make any waves in the rugby world but I'm mightily relieved to see Sale Sharks edging towards safety. They are 6 points clear now so should be ok.

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    Classic, the rugby thread is back, all we need now is a few trip reports and things will be almost back to normal. I've the week off from work so I've a bit of time to pick my Lions squad although I doubt Gatland got the email about the new board.

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    Re: Rugby 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by dontpanic View Post
    I've the week off from work so I've a bit of time to pick my Lions squad although I doubt Gatland got the email about the new board.
    Damn, I knew there was someone else who should have got that email

    We must try and pick a Lions squad before the official one is announced. Is it 35 players to go?
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    I seem to remember reading somewhere that it would likely be 37 or 38 which works out as a matchday 23 + 14 or 15 others. It was 44 in 2005 which was way over the top.

    Incidentally when I was in Oz in 2001 following the Lions we met Richard Hill in Manly and had a chat with him (nice guy). One question we asked him was who got the most action on tour. Without any hesitation he replied that it was Phil Greening (although he - PG - had been invalided out after the first match so that might explain it).

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    Only fitting that my first post should be on rugby 5555 Thanks TWD for starting the thread.

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    Declan Kidney got the boot yesterday, not entirely unexpected but I've a little sympathy for him considering the really bad run of injuries over the past 12-18 months. Les Kiss is taking over for the Summer tour so don't expect an appointment quickly.

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    Re: Rugby 2013

    I read somewhere that Ewen McKenzie is being taked about as a possible replacement.. Is deans that secure in the Australian job ?

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    I read that McKenzie isn't in the running for the Aussie job.,.. hence his interest in Ireland...
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    I would have thought that the Irish forwards coach Gert Smal could have been in the running, but his ill health and eyesight problems must weigh against him.

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    I guess it depends on how the Lions tour goes. Conor O''Shea has all but ruled himself out too.

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    In Super 15 Cheetahs have to be the big surprise so far.

    Southern Kings also not doing badly for newcomers.

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    And my beloved Stormers suck big time... Oh well....

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    Didn't want to mention that Pete....eina....555

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    Can you not join the Cape Crusaders Pete? ...555
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    Take comfort in the Sharks Pete

    Been telling you for ages now!

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    Richard Kahui may be back....and if I C&P, It will increase my PC in 2 -infos.

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    Re: Rugby 2013

    Watched the first half of Toulon v Leicester, looked like a great game and at least 2 Toulon players putting themselves in contention for the Lions; Wilkinson and Sheridan.

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    Re: Rugby 2013

    Watched some of Sri Lanka v Kazikstan. It looked like a 2nd division club match, lots of enthusiasm with little skill. One of the Kaz props looked older than me.

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    That they are playing the game in those countries is enough for me.. Rugby may never be up there with soccer, but there is no doubt that the game is growing globally and that is a positive.

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