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Least creative back row in lions history?

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by Neil (U9701706) 15 June 2009
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Hines, worsley and powell! we have a bruiser of a lock on the blind side, a destructive tackler on the openside and a head down and bosh it up the middle merchant at 8.

Anyone else unimpressed by that selection?

how are we going to fair at the breakdown with these 3 in the back row, how will we get any support to the ball carrier?

either williams and wallace are both set for the test team or 1 of them should have played this match.

There is no balance what so ever to that back row unit

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comment by whisgi (U11178788)

posted Jun 15, 2009

And probably the heaviest <burger> <burger> <cupcake> <friedegg> <hotdog>

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posted Jun 15, 2009

Haven't the Lions' selectors just been extremely creative in keeping their Test XV injury free? I assume this pack will just shove the ball up its proverbial jumper and only release it if the try line approaches.
Something vaguely English 1990s in this one?

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posted Jun 15, 2009

I recon it is just what we want to see, anybody that has bee watching the tour will know that the back row for the test will be selwcted from Croft, heaslip, Wallace and Williams

just woner in what order!

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posted Jun 15, 2009

I fully expect Powell to make the bench for the first test, I also think people are being a little unfair, the fact being Powell as been out for almost two seasons through injury only just been picked for Wales with about 6 caps still only 27 and on a Lions tour, I say very well done Powell he will become a first team regular for Wales.

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posted Jun 15, 2009

Love it I can't wait to see it in action.

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posted Jun 15, 2009

hopefully won't matter to much. lookinf at that pack we should get a fair number of penalties after we rip their scrum to pieces

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comment by Kevo (U1688749)

posted Jun 15, 2009

Did anyone see the hit Ryan Jones took against the US last week before he flew over to SA? It was just like an American Football collision but without the helmet - you can see it on utube ---- ouuuchh!

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posted Jun 15, 2009

I think with Powell Playing along side that back Row, he's likely to see himself playing his way out of the test team. Worsley is no open side. Powell has yet to benefit from playing with Wallace, who has the gas to reach the breakdown quickly and the strength to help secure the ball. Powell weakness is his ground work. Please prove me wrong guys. Add to that a Lock at six = similar concerns to JB1973. There is certainly the capacity to smash the living day lights out of the Kings, with the physicality. Címon Lions

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posted Jun 15, 2009

dynamicpughthecelt Iknow you like the controversial statement or two but suggest you talk to DY before you hack people off on here. If he picks the guy BEFORE Rush then you'll have a valid point.

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posted Jun 15, 2009

Eh ungifted, no, I don't think the selectors have kept their Test XV injury free. There's little doubt that Ferris would've been in there, and as for O'Leary, Flannery, Shanklin, Halfpenny and Jones, had they been fit, they would all have challenged for Test places.

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