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All called up by Jones

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #1 on: Today at 11:49:50 AM »
Congratulations lads.

Now Eddie...start using them!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/54691879


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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #2 on: Today at 11:58:59 AM »
Congratulations lads.

Now Eddie...start using them!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/54691879

Not abusing and wrecking.

That's them gone for the first 14 matches then.

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #3 on: Today at 12:27:50 PM »
Their selection is warranted. Iím delighted for all of them.

Itís likely to mean bench time and game time for the likes of Wolstenholme, Cardall, Charlie Atkinson and Will Wilson.

Exciting times.

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:38:19 PM »
Will Wilson left the club during lockdown.

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #5 on: Today at 12:55:31 PM »
Yep think we discovered the club hadn't announced it... Wilson's no longer at the club.

Kieran Curran is though. And I really rate him. Especially after the Sarries match.

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #6 on: Today at 01:12:16 PM »
Congratulations lads.

Now Eddie...start using them!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/54691879

Not abusing and wrecking.

That's them gone for the first 14 matches then.

Yes, plus probably Matteo and Will.

When you add in the injured - Malakai and Ryan, there will be a lot of game time for our younger players. I am sure that they will seize their opportunities with both hands.

At least Charlie Atkinson will have no fear of Farrell trying to decapitate him!!!

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #7 on: Today at 01:16:09 PM »
Well deserved, although surprised to see Jacob get called up over Joe Simmonds.  Jacob is hugely talented and his call-up is well-earned but would have thought that Simmonds fitted the mould more for England right now, plus has another couple of seasons of First-team experience that Jacob doesn't have.

Either way, nice one boys - and hopefully Tony Rowe's comments haven't adversely affected the Simmonds' brothers selection.

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #8 on: Today at 01:25:17 PM »
Well deserved, although surprised to see Jacob get called up over Joe Simmonds.  Jacob is hugely talented and his call-up is well-earned but would have thought that Simmonds fitted the mould more for England right now, plus has another couple of seasons of First-team experience that Jacob doesn't have.

Either way, nice one boys - and hopefully Tony Rowe's comments haven't adversely affected the Simmonds' brothers selection.

The Simmonds lads said on telly that they were off for a two week break before the restart. I suspect they or Exeter removed themselves from contention - thus making them available for Exeter.

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #9 on: Today at 01:53:20 PM »
Well - fingers crossed that no one is "Sam Jones'ed" (regardless of club) and that their journey is rewarded with a cap that will get that step over with, and looking forwards to many more

I'd really like Dan to be on the pitch, look up and see Jacob waiting for the ball....a ball that Jack has won on turnover!

Well done lads

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #10 on: Today at 04:59:47 PM »
Well deserved, although surprised to see Jacob get called up over Joe Simmonds.  Jacob is hugely talented and his call-up is well-earned but would have thought that Simmonds fitted the mould more for England right now, plus has another couple of seasons of First-team experience that Jacob doesn't have.

Either way, nice one boys - and hopefully Tony Rowe's comments haven't adversely affected the Simmonds' brothers selection.

The Simmonds lads said on telly that they were off for a two week break before the restart. I suspect they or Exeter removed themselves from contention - thus making them available for Exeter.

Or EJ told them in advance he's not interested/ they knew they wouldn't get picked.

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #11 on: Today at 06:26:34 PM »
I think Jacob learns a huge amount in camp.
His kicking game and his understanding when to do so, improved measurably after his last stint with England.

I donít think heíll play that often just yet. And will hopefully be returned to Wasps every now and then to top-up his game time. 
But his time in camp will escalate his learning and maturity as a number 10.

When Ford is healed in a few weeks, Jacob will probably be returned.

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #12 on: Today at 06:50:57 PM »
Smith, Simmonds, Umaga is how they stack up for me. Umaga has the luxury of being between the best 9 and 12 in the league. Simmonds has an armchair most weeks. Smith has neither of these and still looks the real deal.
Umaga has more to work on than the other two..IMO

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #13 on: Today at 07:02:47 PM »
Yes, Smith is the best 10 in the league for me closely followed by Umaga and Ford. Simmonds is useful but to be frank he does have it remarkably easy. It's not in question that all four really deserve a call up and it's huge congratulations to them. But if feels like we've loaned the Crown Jewels to someone who won't take good care of them.

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Re: Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jacob Umaga and Jack Willis.
« Reply #14 on: Today at 07:06:13 PM »
I think Jacob's defence is considerably better than the other 2 and other parts of his game have improved substantially after his last England training involvement, which is why I think he has been picked above them.