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Why would we play Sheridan instead of Jenkins :confused: Jenkins is a million times better than Sheridan in open play and a better scrummager too, so why pick Sheridan :rofl:
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(Original post by benmh92)
Why would we play Sheridan instead of Jenkins :confused: Jenkins is a million times better than Sheridan in open play and a better scrummager too, so why pick Sheridan :rofl:
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sheridan got decked by julien white an old farmer!
Oh crap lol. Julian white isn't on the small side though!

I'd love to see Botha, Matfield and Habana get absolutely mauled though.

If only Greg Somerville and Brad Thorne were playing for the Lions. :rolleyes:
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(Original post by benmh92)
Why would we play Sheridan instead of Jenkins :confused: Jenkins is a million times better than Sheridan in open play and a better scrummager too, so why pick Sheridan :rofl:
Better in open play but most definitely NOT a better scrummager!
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Also, Worsley for openside next week. :ninja:
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(Original post by lnjames)
Also, Worsley for openside next week. :ninja:
Do you want the Lions to be slaughtered??
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(Original post by QwentyJ)
Do you want the Lions to be slaughtered??
No, he's just English :yes:
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(Original post by benmh92)
No, he's just English :yes:
I was kidding. You really are tedious sometimes. :sigh:
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our backs, especially the centres had the better of the boks yesterday. the problem came from the forwards, not enough ball and not enough quick, clean ball.

sheridan must come in along with a new hooker, my choice would be rees. can jenkins not play 3? hes supposedly comfortable on either side. how vickery was allowed to be on the tour never mind start the first test is unbelieveable. he peaked in 2003, lived only on reputation untill 2007 and matt stevens was far better and some how makes the 2009 lions!?

maybe a stronger partner for POC in the second row too, hines or shaw would make for a stronger scrum, but the sacrifice else where might be too much.

as for everyone having a go at monye, the first chance was great defence and it was only his power and speed that got him into the corner in the first place to nearly score, williams or fitz would of been sent into touch much earlier.
- oh and LnJames it was the right call to give a 22 as his head touched the flag before the ball was held up.

his second chance he will be gutted with but again massively unlucky that morne steyns arm hit the ball out of his hands. 99/100 he scores that.

for me i'd keep him in the team but i can see the coaches slipping in shane williams if they can haha
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I hate the commentators :z

Forwards need more weight lol.
I have been watching Mtawarira during the Super 14 and he definitely lived up to his name "The Beast". I can only think Vickery is sh***ing himself at the "engage" mark. Sheridan can be the only one to match Beast's leg strength.
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i think my 1st team wud hav dun it including having m williams instead of wallace, if i was geech id consider changin no.8 i think we may need a bit more strength as for vickery unfortunately he was blessed with a few too many inches.
I have to say the weakest position on trhe field for us is hooker, no1 can liv up to flannery and thats hurtin the lions both in the scrum and lineouts.

hoping hook isnt concussed and byrnes foot isnt too bad... got a dreaded feelin theyre both gna be out 4 the rest of the tour.
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(Original post by bradburyj)
- oh and LnJames it was the right call to give a 22 as his head touched the flag before the ball was held up.
ELVs state that they're in play now. It wasn't that anyway, it was the fact that the defender ripped the ball out after holding him up. But the Bok defender was playing the ball on the ground and once the player is held up no further action is allowed anyway. So it was a scrum or even a penalty.
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Jenkins > Sheriden
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callum Honisett
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(Original post by PBTimmeh)
Jenkins > Sheriden
In the loose - NOT in the scrum. I can't wait for Sheridan vs Smit and move Jenkins to tight-head.

I think Jenkins can play either 1 or 3.

Either that or you play AR Jones at 3.

Front row:

1) Sheridan
2) Rees (After that performance by Mears)
3) AR Jones
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(Original post by callum Honisett)
In the loose - NOT in the scrum. I can't wait for Sheridan vs Smit and move Jenkins to tight-head.
Agreed, although the Welsh would like to think otherwise. The reason people are calling for Sheridan is because the Saffa scrum was clearly underestimated. I don't know if I'd drop Mears as soon as that, there's a reason he was nailed on after a couple of days.
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Agreed, although the Welsh would like to think otherwise. The reason people are calling for Sheridan is because the Saffa scrum was clearly underestimated. I don't know if I'd drop Mears as soon as that, there's a reason he was nailed on after a couple of days.
Yeah they like to think otherwise!

The Saffa scrum was underestimated - I'd definitely agree.

I prefer Mears to Rees, though that was a bad performance. Perhaps it's just that the SA line out is so good.
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(Original post by callum Honisett)
I prefer Mears to Rees, though that was a bad performance. Perhaps it's just that the SA line out is so good.
Perhaps POC and AWJ could be receiving jumpers for once, instead of just Croft. :shifty:
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Gethin is much better at 1 and is vital to have on the field. Play both Gethin and Adam Jones in the next test and if we struggle have Sheridan on the bench. Sheridan isn't good enough to start and should be a last option as he is useless when there he isn't scrummaging!

POC received the ball loads of times in the game. Rees threw the ball much better too ironically than Mears even though it has been the opposite before this game!
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I guess if the English can't scrum what good are they?
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callum Honisett
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(Original post by lnjames)
Perhaps POC and AWJ could be receiving jumpers for once, instead of just Croft. :shifty:
Yeah lol, that could help :rolleyes:
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