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    Default Re: Reds v The Lions

    Quote Originally Posted by ScarletLion View Post
    Cooper was awful last week. Gave away at least 14 points single handedly. Any outside half described as "mercurial" has severe weaknesses in his game.
    He may have the odd bad game but over the last few years, he's been the reason why the Reds no longer hang out in the bottom half of the competition & this season is no different. He's been quite brilliant this year & got the Reds out of some tough spots & won some close games.

    In comparison, Sexton is boring, predictable & confines himself to being stock standard perhaps through fear of failure.
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    Agree. Cooper ........He's either scintillating or sh"te. Maybe he's improved but whenever I have seen him play he hasn't had the consistency for test match rugby.

    That said, this is the sort of game where he could shine. Nothing to lose for him.
    I think you could say that of a lot of Australian backs, the thing that I note is that somehow they are scintillating when you wish they weren't.

    This Lions series could be more difficult than imagined. If Oz loose the 1st test the Lions will probably have to step up 2 gears for the 2nd and 3rd.

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    In comparison, Sexton is boring, predictable & confines himself to being stock standard perhaps through fear of failure.
    I agree he just doesn't seem to have that confidence and determination you see in Farrell.

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    Lions team to face Reds

    Cuthbert,
    Tuilagi,
    Davies,
    Bowe;
    Farrell,
    B Youngs;
    Jenkins,
    T Youngs,
    Stevens,
    Gray,
    Parling,
    Lydiate,
    Warburton (capt),
    Faletau.

    Replacements: Hibbard, Vunipola, Jones, O'Connell, Tipuric, Murray, Sexton, North. .

    Great back row and very strong bench. Can't help but feel a bit nervous about this one!!

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    Default Re: Reds v The Lions

    Lions team to face Reds

    Hogg
    Cuthbert,
    Tuilagi,
    Davies,
    Bowe;
    Farrell,
    B Youngs;
    Jenkins,
    T Youngs,
    Stevens,
    Gray,
    Parling,
    Lydiate,
    Warburton (capt),
    Faletau.

    Replacements: Hibbard, Vunipola, Jones, O'Connell, Tipuric, Murray, Sexton, North. .

    Great back row and very strong bench. Can't help but feel a bit nervous about this one!! Edit - oh dear, fatty Stevens!
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    With Hogg at full back.
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    It's still a good Reds team, especially their backs. They're certainly capable of scoring tries.
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    Default Re: Reds v The Lions

    Quote Originally Posted by gar j View Post
    They're certainly capable of scoring tries.
    Quote Originally Posted by ScarletLion View Post
    With Hogg at full back.




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    "Hogg roasted".

    He'll get tested that's for sure. Which is what we want. The lack of a 12 is starting to show though. It's a good job that Gatland doesn't use a gameplan that relies on creativity in midfield.

    A dodgy 10 and two thirteens wouldn't be good for the tests, but could be ok at midweek level.
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    Default Re: Reds v The Lions

    Quote Originally Posted by ScarletLion View Post
    "Hogg roasted".

    He'll get tested that's for sure. Which is what we want. The lack of a 12 is starting to show though. It's a good job that Gatland doesn't use a gameplan that relies on creativity in midfield.

    A dodgy 10 and two thirteens wouldn't be good for the tests, but could be ok at midweek level.
    Has Davies played 12 much?

    It doesn't worry me too much in attack, they are all good enough players and, as you say, creativity isn't really called for. Do think they can be exposed defensively though.

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