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Will England never learn or are they just arrogant

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote islander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2021 at 07:32
If Eddie is the problem, is juggling the players around the solution?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2021 at 16:25
Well one name that hasn't been mentioned in this thread is David Ribbans from Northampton. Eddie has wrong-footed us all and brought him in to replace Courtney Lawes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve@Mose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2021 at 18:09
Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

Well one name that hasn't been mentioned in this thread is David Ribbans from Northampton. Eddie has wrong-footed us all and brought him in to replace Courtney Lawes.

How often has Ribbans played in the back row?
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This is based purely on my own observations.

During the world cup England seemed at their best when they had a more fluid interplay of backs and forwards. It seemed that the forwards were looking to offload and seek space rather than just be a battering ram. 

However the defeat against South Africa seems to have left some scars. It now seems that England have decided directness and physicality is the only way forward. However they dont seem to possess the power in the centres and are not dominating teams up front in the way they have done previously. Along with this is the slight change of interpretation of laws surrounding the ruck which EJ seems to think playing without the ball is a better option. 

I'm not sure what the answer is in terms of personnel changes, but more worryingly I'm not sure EJ has the answer to Englands current stuttering 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2021 at 08:05
Originally posted by Steve@Mose Steve@Mose wrote:

Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

Well one name that hasn't been mentioned in this thread is David Ribbans from Northampton. Eddie has wrong-footed us all and brought him in to replace Courtney Lawes.

How often has Ribbans played in the back row?
Probably played there at school before his growth spurt! Wink
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Ribbans is South African so he passes the most important test of suitability for Test rugby,
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richard Lowther Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2021 at 10:34
Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Ribbans is South African so he passes the most important test of suitability for Test rugby,

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dalrymple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 2021 at 22:51
Like it Papa S !!!
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