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E17yid

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Doesnt rate too many Irish players then
I wouldn’t read much into it. It’s a stupid team really. I mean, I like Lydiate but best all time blindside? Nah, not even close.

I think if you asked most pundits to do a current 15 (not all time like that one) then you’d have a good half dozen or so Irish lads in there.
 

lis spur

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I wouldn’t read much into it. It’s a stupid team really. I mean, I like Lydiate but best all time blindside? Nah, not even close.

I think if you asked most pundits to do a current 15 (not all time like that one) then you’d have a good half dozen or so Irish lads in there.
Jones does like to controversial in his views
 

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For those that are interested:

Wales squad

Forwards: Rob Evans (Scarlets), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Ryan Elias (Scarlets), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Leon Brown (Dragons), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues), Cory Hill (Dragons), Alun Wyn Jones (captain, Ospreys) Ross Moriarty (Dragons), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Josh Turnbull (Cardiff Blues), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons), Thomas Young (Wasps)

Backs: Aled Davies (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Dan Biggar (Northampton), Jarrod Evans (Cardiff Blues), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Owen Watkin (Ospreys), Scott Williams (Ospreys), Josh Adams (Worcester), Hallam Amos (Dragons), Steffan Evans (Scarlets), Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets), Jonah Holmes (Leicester), George North (Ospreys), Liam Williams (Saracens)

Nope. Not interested.
 

E17yid

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Not optimistic about Friday. Need to win to have any chance of winning it this year.

On the plus side Lawrence Dallaglio fancies us to win it and I’ve always thought he knows what he’s talking about.
 

Arnoldtoo

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Not optimistic about Friday. Need to win to have any chance of winning it this year.

On the plus side Lawrence Dallaglio fancies us to win it and I’ve always thought he knows what he’s talking about.
This weekend wins for Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
 

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Eddie did exactly the same at saracens. I think southern hemisphere coaches try and coach a more expansive game but then realise that british players are pretty limited and revert to a more basic approach.

I don't really disagree with their assessment.
 

mpickard2087

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I know Gats and Eddie had dinner recently to exchange thoughts but I didn’t realise Jones would be going full Warrenball first game in. ;)
I exaggerate, but don't think that's beyond reality. Apparently he has mulled over Hughes 6 Billy 8 for a while, and I bet he is itching to get Te'o and Tuilagi in the same team eventually.
 
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