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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Time for positivity.
« on: Today at 02:49:14 PM »
Interesting. If nothing else it implies an announcement soon - obviously with Bradley being Glaws CEO it might not be Wasps based. Who knows.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Time for positivity.
« on: March 22, 2023, 06:02:57 PM »
Still positive, still think it will happen and still think we?re entangled in the mess at Worcester which has put the brake on any news.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: England today
« on: March 20, 2023, 06:07:16 PM »
Get that NWW. But if we?re putting that argument forward don?t we have to say why was Keenan there? Two options 1) To make a hit on Steward if he gets to the ball first or 2) To scoop up the ball and run with it. Neither scenario allows Steward gently let him pass. Are we saying you can do anything whilst attacking in terms of speed/height and the defender has all of the responsibility for making the scenario safe?

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: England today
« on: March 19, 2023, 02:15:12 PM »
I don?t know how the autumn team can look much different really. I?m wracking my brains thinking who could be involved that isn?t at the moment. Ford? Pearson? Quirke? Lawes? T Willis? Daly? We?re in a poor player cycle at the moment.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: England today
« on: March 18, 2023, 08:42:46 PM »
The intensity was much better. Huge tackle count from Willis. Only criticism is we just play without craft.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Time for positivity.
« on: March 18, 2023, 12:21:53 PM »
Five months since it happened. I think it?s a look back rather than any future indicator.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Birmingham City
« on: March 18, 2023, 12:18:32 PM »
Don?t forget Pudsey has been keeping it all going (with a bit of help from a greenkeeper) on his own. I?d imagine part of the deal is the bcfc ground staff help him with the pitches etc.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: England today
« on: March 17, 2023, 12:16:18 PM »
England today - again...A back to the future selection. Whilst great to see Arundel on the wing - Farrell, Manu and Slade fail my "dynamism
 test" and with the slow SH too.

Ireland won't likely be surprised what a Farrell/Manu 10/12 are likely to do....And whilst this midfield did play together was 2019 6Ns and RWC QF. But the team was moving forwards and Manu was in good fitness and form.

Seems more of a "not lose by too many" selection rather than anything else.
We?ve got ourselves into a funny position with Tuilagi. We?re only concerned with if he?s fit or not. The wider point is that for me even when he is fit I?ve not seen him play particularly well for 2-3 years. He doesn?t actually warrant a place fit or not. As you say it will be slow ball to Farrell - kick. Or slow ball to Farrell, on to Tuilagi crash it up. Ireland will gobble that up all day. And that?s if we get any ball.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Trouble at Newcastle??
« on: March 16, 2023, 06:03:59 PM »
I imagine Blackett will be linked.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Three Changes Needed? - Telegraph
« on: March 15, 2023, 08:18:00 PM »
Agree with the first point. The rest is tosh - especially the 10 team league. I know there are some top marketing folks out there but ?prestige? games? Really? So this season Saints versus Bath for example is a normal game charged at say ?30. When they find a way to get rid of Falcons and it?s a 10 team league they badge it as prestige, get the smoke out for the start of the game and charge ?50. Absolute rubbish.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: England today
« on: March 14, 2023, 06:25:44 PM »
For me it wasn?t a one off. This will be the second 6N where we?ve won 2 from 5. The point has been made that selection was there or thereabouts what most would have done. Conclusion: we are not very good and haven?t been for a while - we don?t have the players.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Trouble at Newcastle??
« on: March 14, 2023, 06:21:46 PM »
He?s the fourth player to leave mid season. Along with the coach. My money is on them going pop anytime soon.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Ex Wasps signing for new clubs
« on: March 13, 2023, 08:18:45 PM »
They might get more game time at Championship club but they aren't going to get top level exposure. Anyway, they're probably going to get loaned out

I would imagine Premiership Loanees could be a very useful source of quality players looking for game time for New Wasps
An extremely fair point!

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: England today
« on: March 13, 2023, 06:03:08 PM »
Manu is certainly not the answer. In terms of Ire they had a flanker on line out duty and a prop hooking yesterday and got it done cosily in the end. Their injuries would need to be fourfold what they have for us to avoid a spanking.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: World Rugby proposes belly tackles
« on: March 13, 2023, 06:00:37 PM »
I?m with Mellie on this. WR must issue two directives for this. Tacklers - below the sternum. Ball carriers - no stooping. Can?t happen of course.

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