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Simpson-Daniel Out Again!

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by dammit_chris (U1689410) 23 October 2008
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Simpson-Daniel has just been ruled out of the England games for the Autumn Internationals (has he actually ever been ruled in to an England Internation!?) - it did sound as though he was going to get a start in the England jersey, particularly as Varndell had been dropped - the question now is who replaces him and with his constant dropping out of the squad does this put his international career in jeopardy?

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posted Oct 23, 2008

Christ! It gets worse, you got to feel for this JSD, doesnt get any luck for his England internationals. :(
Its lucky we so many wingers, problem is most of them are injured.

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posted Oct 23, 2008

I'm gutted. Such a shame for the bloke. Bleeding Strettle out as well...

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posted Oct 24, 2008

"Welsh_But_Sane" sod off back to the welsh boards! Go join moffet's ghost and mikeyphil and jump off the nearest cliff!

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posted Oct 24, 2008

dammit_chris (U1689410)
Re Richards and Noon - clearly you didn't watch Richard's performances in the WC and have never watched a London Irish game?

Noon - okay he is not the most creative but is one of the hardest tackling centres in the world and does a job, occasionally destroying a backline through blitz tackling - see France and Ireland Six Nations 08.


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posted Oct 24, 2008

Unbelievable, actually no it isn't. I just feel for JSD now, I hope you get back to fitness soon. However this is a big blow for England, someone said we have lots of wingers but most are injured... well actually I think you'll find the problem is that not many of them are anywhere near good enough for international rugby. Strettle would be but you can your mortgage on him getting injured before half time! We have problems with the back 3, not least because I do not think the management know who they want in. I reckon Miles Benjamin and Ojo must be a good shout now or Banahan.

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posted Oct 24, 2008

Ojo would be a good potential replacement but he is still laking that 'spark' that JSD provides.

Sackey is, imo, a long way behind JSD in terms of creativity and is an out and out wing. He offers little else and is not international class.

Strettle is potentially a very good international but injured.

The Noon debate rages on - why I don't know because he is one dimensional and pretty useless at that. I'd rather see us lose but being creative over the next 3 years. The last world cup was a fluke and we can't rely on Wilko to guide us again. We need backs with more than just tackling.

In form or not Vainikolo should not be an option, he's already wasted his chance. Fat and sluggish.

As for JSD he was cruelly overlooked in 6 nations last year when he deserved a place at the hands of ... any of the other wingers on show. Now he's injured, he must have been in the first XV. He's the best winger we have.

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posted Oct 24, 2008

Feel really sorry for anyone who misses out because of injury.

However, I am not as concerned as some seem to be. I think that we should be fine for wingers as I can think of lots of suitable cover from outside the squad:-
Monye
Ojo
Banaman . . . the list goes on


What does concern me is Tait's niggle. I think he should play at 13 and if he's injured then we are left with one dimensional players and it won't matter who we put on the wing as they will never see the ball in attack.

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posted Oct 24, 2008

'gradrob' I'm just stating the facts sweety.
TBH I used to be a big fan of JSD, but he never got selected for England when he was at his best. Now he seems to have lost a yard of pace, his greatest asset is his leg strength. If you want someone like that just go for the Tongan Volcano or Bananaman.

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posted Oct 24, 2008

"his greatest asset is his leg strength"

That'd be the one he's just injured then. I feel for him though - he seems to have more injury issues than Jonny Wilkinson!

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posted Oct 30, 2008

i honestly think he is the most unlucky man when it comes to international matches, he is quality but never has the opportnity

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