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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Quilter Cup
« Last post by Brandnewtorugby on May 24, 2018, 01:37:28 PM »
Thought it worth kicking off a thread for this game. Got the following from the Barbarians and England Rugby web page. Will the England team be uncapped again?


Barbarians:

Backs: Niyi Adeolokun (Connacht & Ireland), Chris Ashton (Toulon & England), Malakai Fekitoa (Toulon & New Zealand), Greig Laidlaw (Clermont & Scotland), Luke McAlister (Toulon & New Zealand), Josh Matavesi (Newcastle Falcons & Fiji), Semi Radradra (Toulon), Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors & Scotland), Josua Tuisova (Toulon & Fiji), Rhodri Williams (Bristol & Wales).

Forwards: John Afoa (Gloucester & New Zealand), Denis Buckley (Connacht), Ultan Dillane (Connacht & Ireland), Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon & Argentina), Ramiro Herrera (Stade Francais & Argentina), Benjamin Kayser (Clermont & France), Nili Latu (Newcastle Falcons & Tonga), Tatafu Polota-Nau (Leicester & Australia), Sateleki Timani (Clermont & Australia), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys & Wales), Loni Uhila (Clermont), Flip van der Merwe (Clermont & South Africa), Victor Vito (La Rochelle & New Zealand).


England:

Backs
Full backs
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Danny Cipriani (Wasps)
Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish)*
Elliot Daly (Wasps) **Wednesday
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks)
Jason Woodward (Gloucester Rugby)*
 
Inside backs
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Piers Francis (Northampton Saints)
Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors) *
Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks) *
Dan Robson (Wasps) *
Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
Ben Teo (Worcester Warriors)
Henry Trinder (Gloucester Rugby)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
 
Forwards
 
Back five
Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks) *
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby) *
Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints)
Nathan Hughes (Wasps) ** Tuesday
Joe Launchbury (Wasps) ** Thursday
Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby) *
Josh McNally (London Irish)*
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
Jono Ross (Sale Sharks)*
Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby) *
Mark Wilson (Newcastle)
 
Front row
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
Paul Hill (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
George McGuigan (Leicester Tigers)*
Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors) *
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Jack Singleton (Worcester Warriors) *
 
* Uncapped players
** Arrival into camp
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Do I even want to open up Drunken Wasps?
« Last post by Brandnewtorugby on May 22, 2018, 01:56:53 PM »
Jack out for 9 - 12 months. Multi-ligament injury including ruptured ACL. Poor bloke. Double whammy for Wasps as well as he would have been good value for such talent next season, already getting affected by significant injuries.
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Do I even want to open up Drunken Wasps?
« Last post by Brandnewtorugby on May 22, 2018, 10:58:37 AM »
Great, see you there.
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Do I even want to open up Drunken Wasps?
« Last post by NellyWellyWaspy on May 22, 2018, 10:16:31 AM »
Sounds like a good idea, perhaps somewhere in the West car park where they have the stage and bars?

Seems a good idea. I am parking down that way and walking in that side. You know the BMW Lounge? (the old building that is an old terrace with hospitality above). How about the grassed area in front of that where they normally have a car on a small podium? I'll be wearing a red carnation (NOT)!! Actually, my daughter will be the easiest to spot. Three old guys with a 20 year old curvy redhead (long hair). We will probably get there early(ish) to avoid parking problems (we are on a driveway just outside the road closure zone), maybe 1-1:30PM.

I will send you my name and mobile on a private message.
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Do I even want to open up Drunken Wasps?
« Last post by Brandnewtorugby on May 21, 2018, 06:42:34 PM »
Sounds like a good idea, perhaps somewhere in the West car park where they have the stage and bars?
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Do I even want to open up Drunken Wasps?
« Last post by NellyWellyWaspy on May 21, 2018, 01:38:11 PM »
Me and my lad were chatting about next year, and if our concern is power in attack and defence then it's not hard to start to feel positive about the next few years. Ambrose, Lima and Bradley especially look to be powerful players, but still have a turn of speed. Lots of our injured players hopefully coming back fit and strong are also some of our carriers, like Alex and Tommy. Then there is also Ash, who hopefully will be able to play. Players also seem to be coming through well with Ben Harris, Tom West, TJ Harris who seem good and build depth along with the new championship signings. The setup seems very good at brining in and developing good championship players, and if the big name signings are anything to go by then there should be a good mix of power and pace. Then there are the young players coming through like Jacob, Tom and Gaby.

Me and my lad have tickets for Sarries v Exeter, it should be a great day out. I find it interesting how I have warmed towards Sarries, I admired the way they played at the weekend and also admire the way they and their supporters conduct themselves. Having watched both semi finals would like to see them and the more attacking style win. I could see them winning by 20 points, lots of them will be wanting to make a point, might have a little bet on that prediction to add a bit of spice to the day!

We (4 of us) are also going. I was wondering whether some of us could meet up before the game?
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Do I even want to open up Drunken Wasps?
« Last post by Neils on May 21, 2018, 12:38:19 PM »
Having spent the last few years at Euro finals supporting "Anyone but Sarries" much to the disbelief of the French I find myself praying that Sarries pulverise the fake Indians into the ground!
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Do I even want to open up Drunken Wasps?
« Last post by Rossm on May 21, 2018, 09:32:04 AM »
I used to favour Exe but have gone right off them. They are the most mechanical, of teams. And I too have warmed to Sarries over the past couple of seasons and would like to see them give the robots from Devon a good spanking. The pompous sense of entitlement from some Exe fans is nauseating.
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Do I even want to open up Drunken Wasps?
« Last post by Brandnewtorugby on May 21, 2018, 08:43:59 AM »
Me and my lad were chatting about next year, and if our concern is power in attack and defence then it's not hard to start to feel positive about the next few years. Ambrose, Lima and Bradley especially look to be powerful players, but still have a turn of speed. Lots of our injured players hopefully coming back fit and strong are also some of our carriers, like Alex and Tommy. Then there is also Ash, who hopefully will be able to play. Players also seem to be coming through well with Ben Harris, Tom West, TJ Harris who seem good and build depth along with the new championship signings. The setup seems very good at brining in and developing good championship players, and if the big name signings are anything to go by then there should be a good mix of power and pace. Then there are the young players coming through like Jacob, Tom and Gaby.

Me and my lad have tickets for Sarries v Exeter, it should be a great day out. I find it interesting how I have warmed towards Sarries, I admired the way they played at the weekend and also admire the way they and their supporters conduct themselves. Having watched both semi finals would like to see them and the more attacking style win. I could see them winning by 20 points, lots of them will be wanting to make a point, might have a little bet on that prediction to add a bit of spice to the day!
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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Do I even want to open up Drunken Wasps?
« Last post by NellyWellyWaspy on May 19, 2018, 06:36:14 PM »
To be fair, MOST of it was to congratulate Sarries, who did play rather better then we did.

JP and his merry band of officials got some stick (deserved IMnotsoHO), but not to be blamed for our loss. All accept that it was Sarries' day.

Our usual shortcomings were repeated. Poor defense with missed tackles, yards lost, slow line speed, lost lineouts, lightweight scrum.

Would we be better with all the ins and outs?

Do we need better coaching (my guess is yes, but I wouldn't mind betting the lack of a permanent training base is a bit of an issue there, as the Broadstreet ground is far from ideal).
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