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Gareth Cooper will start against Scotland

Six Nations Wales
by welshboy1978 (U13513729) 09 February 2010
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I hope im wrong but who else has the same feeling that Gatland will select Cooper again?

Since we won the Grand Slam 2 years ago Gatland seems to have lost his ruthless streak and has turned into the stubborn type of a certain Rafael Benitez!!

I pray in 1 hour I am wrong and he starts picking on form and not feeling!

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posted Feb 9, 2010

W-A-Y-N-E E-V-A-N-S

On form, 100000% better than 2 step Cooper

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posted Feb 9, 2010

17 points in the 10 minutes we were down to 14 men - doesn't sound so laughable to me. The facts speak for themselves.
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Yes they do but sadly your understanding of the meaning of the word fact is laughable. It is not a fact the Welsh sin binning cost them the game.

Yes it is.....

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posted Feb 9, 2010

saw the headline-Wales make 2 changes- thank god Rees And Bennett are in. Now in the depths of despair, does anybody other than Gatland think Cooper deserves to be playing. Our line out is still going to be a mess, I do rate Thomas but as a back row , play him instead of that clown Powell.
Agree with Halfpenny coming back in, he was sorely missed against England. Hope Byrne has a better game.

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posted Feb 9, 2010

Gareth Williams and Powell were appauling against England, the whole team performance improved when they went off. What is the point of having Bishop and Shanklin on the bench?

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posted Feb 9, 2010

Agree there between Hook/Roberts/Shanklin/Bishop you have scored 3 tries all season. Meanwhile Jon Davies has scored 5 just himself.

Also can you imagine Hooks psychological condition after Sean Lamonts first big hit yikes.

Shanklin on.......

Sorry only jesting winkeye.

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posted Feb 10, 2010

All comments are laughable and demonstrate the fickleness of Welsh rugby supporters.

Once the team is selected you will not change it.

Accept this and give your 100% support to the 22 for game day.

I notice the worms have turned and are starting to suggest Gatland is not the correct coach for the job.



I'm sure you were all celebrating in 2008 when the GS was delivered.

So fickle.

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posted Feb 10, 2010

CelticRunes.

You'll find that most Welsh fans gripe on here is the gobsmackingly bizzare selection of Cooper.
He was awful against England, he is an 'experienced' scrum half who has been useless for the last few years for Wales and yet Gatland continues to select him. Yes Wales have injury problems at 9 but there are still several better candidates out there.

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posted Feb 10, 2010

I felt that Lee Bryne has been picked in reputation not ability. he has to improve his performance for the rest of the series or its 4th place again.

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comment by john (U14204176)

posted Feb 10, 2010

There should have been 2 sent to the sin bin the kick in the chest to Jonny Wilkinson. I think the fact that is why the trip caused the ref to have no choice but produce a yellow card.
17 points in ten minutes even with 14 men showed the inability for wales to think on their feet as a team.

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posted Feb 11, 2010

Ryan Jones's subtle leg out on Wilko was as cynical - if not more so - as AW Jones.

Wales's first try emanated from a scrum that had come from a Wales penalty wrongly given as Borthwick had dispossessed Cooper from a ruck quite fairly as was demonstrated on the replay - both Butler and Moore agreed that Borthwick was well within his rights to tackle Cooper. So an England t/o became a Wales scrum that led to a try.

It is ridiculous to harp on about yellow cards.

Teams should work out how to cope with that.

Last season England had two players carded against both Wales and Ireland. Lee Byrne should have been carded last year against England for taking out Armitage in the air and Ryan Jones should have been carded for deliberately slowing an England ruck in the Wales 22 in the last 20 minutes of that game as well.

There again England beat NZ in NZ with both Back and Dallaglio carded.

Teams should raise themselves above whinging about yellow cards.

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