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    How many English players would get in the Irish team?

    Over confidence alert....

    But how many English players would definitely start for Ireland - Bill V, Itoje, Jonny May, Elliott Daly, That's probably it. Few tight calls Mako V, Farell and Anthony Watson.
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    Originally Posted by mr chips
    AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..

    #2
    Quite a few.

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      #3
      Watson, May, Daly, B Vunipola, Itoje, Launchbury, George for me. Couple of others are 50/50.

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        #4
        Originally posted by whimpersnap View Post
        Watson, May, Daly, B Vunipola, Itoje, Launchbury, George for me. Couple of others are 50/50.
        Farrell was the Lions 12, I suspect he'd be ours too.

        Wouldn't have their entire back three. At least, not if Earls was fit.

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          #5
          Personal preference, I just think he's a 10 or nothing. Same with Ringrose over Joseph - probably just my own bias as they'd be pretty close. I think I'd probably go with Earls on the wing if it came down to it too.

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            #6
            id have sexton in my team over Farrell any day.

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              #7
              I’d have 14 Dylan Hartleys and a Dave Kearney.

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                #8
                I know it's all opinion but let's use the Lions as a guide;

                1. Vunipola
                2. George
                3 Furlong
                4. Itoje
                5. Kruis/Henderson
                6. O'Mahony
                7. O'Brien
                8. Stander
                9. Murray
                10. Sexton
                11.
                12. Farrell
                13. Henshaw
                14. Watson
                15. Payne

                I'd argue that when fully fit, Vunipola would be selected ahead of Stander. There are tight calls between the back ups for the Lions at second row. Kruis might get the nod ahead of Henderson as he started a test.

                One full back is open for debate.

                So based on the above and Gatland's selections you'd say that 2 Vunipola, George, Itoje, Farrell and Watson would be likely. The rest is a genuine contest.

                So six likely starters

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                  #9
                  As a person I wouldn’t want Mike Brown anywhere near any team I supported, but he’s a brilliant fullback and far ahead of Payne
                  Only fools and drunks argue over everything. If you don’t have a hangover the next day you’re not the drunk...

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                    #10
                    Time to shine In Stats we Trust!
                    I am the million man.

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                      #11
                      Dave Kearney on the wing, and Boberty. Signed JS

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                        #12
                        Are we factoring in Joe here? Are we factoring in his preference for very low errors, fight and ball presentation in the tackle, the approach to the ruck, the ability to win contestable kick chase etc

                        Or is it just generally better players being compared to others.
                        Last edited by Corcíoch; 21st-November-2017, 17:38.

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                          #13
                          Ellis Genge?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Corcíoch View Post
                            Are we factoring in Joe here? Are we factoring in his preference for very low errors, fight and ball presentation in the tackle, the approach to the ruck, the ability to win contestable kick chase etc

                            Or is it just generally better players being compared to others.
                            Intention was who people thought were the best players between the 2 teams. Second guessing Joe is a different bag of liathróidí altogether.
                            Last edited by AdolphusGrigson; 22nd-November-2017, 08:15.
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                            Originally Posted by mr chips
                            AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..

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                              #15
                              Now that Ryan has left they are well ahead of us when it comes to second rows..

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