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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2021, 01:48:28 PM »
Sad to see him go but also happy for him. I just hope he gets the caps he deserves.

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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2021, 01:51:22 PM »
This is a huge loss for next season which I don't think should be underestimated. He's a special player.

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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2021, 02:14:10 PM »
Wonder if we knew this a while ago hence the unexpected signing of Carr. Blackett is planning ahead and Carr and Fifita provide lots of extra backrow cover at the moment.
Problem is covering 7 when Willis isnít about, are next two best jackallers are both hookers and the likes of Pichardie, Curran and some of the big lads promoted from the U18s are all 6/8s.
7 is a tough one to fill.

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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2021, 02:30:30 PM »
Problem is covering 7 when Willis isnít about, are next two best jackallers are both hookers and the likes of Pichardie, Curran and some of the big lads promoted from the U18s are all 6/8s.
7 is a tough one to fill.

I completely agree.

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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2021, 02:42:02 PM »
There's an argument that Oghre may have more impact for us as a 7, than a hooker.

It may be easier to pick up a replacement hooker than another open side.

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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2021, 03:03:10 PM »
There's an argument that Oghre may have more impact for us as a 7, than a hooker.

It may be easier to pick up a replacement hooker than another open side.

Alfie - if ever fit - comes into the equation also.

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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2021, 03:20:10 PM »
Announced in the Welsh AI squad.

FULL SQUAD.

FORWARDS (21);
Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (35 caps)
Rhodri Jones (Ospreys) (21 caps)
Rhys Carre (Cardiff Rugby) (13 caps)
Ken Owens (Scarlets) (82 caps)
Elliot Dee (Dragons) (40 caps)
Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (19 caps)
Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Rugby) (31 caps)
WillGriff John (Scarlets) (Uncapped)
Tomas Francis (Ospreys) (57 caps)
Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (148 caps)
Adam Beard (Ospreys) (25 caps)
Will Rowlands (Dragons) (10 caps)
Ben Carter (Dragons) (3 caps)
Seb Davies (Cardiff Rugby) (9 caps)
Christ Tshiunza* (Exeter Chiefs)  (Uncapped)
Ross Moriarty (Dragons) (48 caps)
Thomas Young* (Wasps) (3 caps)
Taine Basham (Dragons) (3 caps)
Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Rugby) (11 caps)
Aaron Wainwright (Dragons) 31 caps)
Taulupe Faletau* (Bath Rugby) (86 caps)

BACKS (17);
Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby) (25 caps)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (62 caps)
Kieran Hardy (Scarlets) (7 caps)
Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys) (27 caps)
Rhys Priestland (Cardiff Rugby) (50 caps)
Dan Biggar* (Northampton Saints) (92 caps)
Callum Sheedy* (Bristol Bears) (12 caps)
Johnny Williams (Scarlets) (3 caps)
Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (91 caps)
Nick Tompkins* (Saracens) (13 caps)
Uilisi Halaholo (Cardiff Rugby) (7 caps)
Ben Thomas (Cardiff Rugby) (1 cap)
Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby) (32 caps)
Owen Lane (Cardiff Rugby) (4 caps)
Louis Rees-Zammit* (Gloucester Rugby) (9 caps)
Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets) (5 caps)
Liam Williams (Scarlets) (71 caps)

*Unavailable for selection for New Zealand
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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2021, 05:55:40 PM »
There's an argument that Oghre may have more impact for us as a 7, than a hooker.

It may be easier to pick up a replacement hooker than another open side.

Alfie - if ever fit - comes into the equation also.


I know that shirt numbers seem to be less important these days, but I feel like a fit Alfie is more of a 6/8 than a 7

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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2021, 06:47:30 PM »
100% with Shugs and Steve from Cov.  YY will be greatly missed.

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Re: YY - rumour confirmed
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2021, 12:22:52 PM »
gutted.

Top quality player who will be missed.

Good luck to him though, hope he gets more international recognition