British and Irish Lions 2005......

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by yr_epa, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. yr_epa

    yr_epa Member

    Having seen Zinzan Brooke's starting XV for that 1st test in NZ on BBC Sport, got me thinking who i'd put in my first XV...

    Zinzan Brooke's XV

    15 Chris Paterson
    14 Josh Lewsey
    13 Brian O'Driscoll (C)
    12 Gavin Henson
    11 Jason Robinson
    10 Jonny Wilkinson
    9 Dwayne Peel
    8 Lawrence Dallaglio
    7 Martyn Williams
    6 Jason White
    5 Paul O'Connell
    4 Malcolm O'Kelly
    3 Julian White
    2 Shane Byrne
    1 Gethin Jenkins


    My XV

    15 Josh Lewsey
    14 Jason Robinson
    13 Brian O'Driscoll
    12 Gavin Henson
    11 Shane Williams
    10 Jonny Wilkinson
    9 Dwayne Peel
    8 Lawrence Dallaglio
    7 Martyn Williams
    6 Colin Charvis (just in front of Lewis Moody)
    5 Paul O'Connell
    4 Brent Cockbain
    3 Julian White
    2 Shane Byrne
    1 Gethin Jenkins

    Who would you have in your team? Not entirley based on 2005 6 Nations (obviously with CC, JW & LD).......

    Should be good seeing who choses who!!
     
  2. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member

    Looks near perfect... Maybe Wilkinsons too injury prone at the moment though??
     
  3. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

    Here's one to think about!

    15 Gareth Thomas
    14 Josh Lewsey
    13 Brian O'Driscoll (C)
    12 Eamonn Darcy
    11 Shane Williams
    10 Jonny Wilkinson
    9 Dwayne Peel
    8 Martin Corry
    7 Martyn Williams
    6 Joe Worsley
    5 Paul O'Connell
    4 Ben Kay
    3 Phil Vickery
    2 Steve Thompson
    1 Gethin Jenkins
     
  4. yr_epa

    yr_epa Member

    If Wilkinson's injury is worrying - how about Stephen Jones or Gordon D'Arcy on the bench and if push comes to shove put either of them on. If D'Arcy goes on, then move Henson to 10 (but yet he might not be as effective there with McCaw playing no.7 for NZ!).

    The only problem i think is having Jason White there.....but yet he might play well if he plays behind a good front 5!
     
  5. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    15 Gareth Thomas
    14 Josh Lewsey
    13 Brian O'Driscoll (C)
    12 Tom Shanklin
    11 Shane Williams
    10 Stephen Jones
    9 Dwayne Peel
    8 Michael Owen
    7 Martyn Williams
    6 Joe Worsley
    5 Paul O'Connell
    4 Brent Cockbain
    3 Julian White
    2 Shane Byrne
    1 Gethin Jenkins

    I don't believe that Jony Wilkinson is fit. However I would take him and if he proved his fitness (and match fitness) in the mid-week team I would draft him into the test team
     
  6. choirmaster

    choirmaster Member

    15. Gareth Thomas
    14. Kevin Morgan
    13. Tom Shanklin
    12. Gavin Henson
    11. Shane Williams
    10. Stephen Jones
    9. Dwayne Peel
    8. Michael Owen
    7. Martyn Williams
    6. Ryan Jones
    5. Robert Sidoli
    4. Brent Cobain
    3. Adam Jones
    2. Mefin Davies
    1. Gethin Jenkins

    ;) Cymru am byth
     
  7. SuperHorn

    SuperHorn Member

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  8. yr_epa

    yr_epa Member

    Interesting first XV by Sir Clive.

    This must be fringe players (minus Jonny) to prove to him what they have got. I can only imagine that he's got a better player in every position in the squad.

    Can't wait for monday and the tour!
     
  9. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    9 correct and a Jonny Wilkinson half right.

    I can't argue a great deal with the Test team apart from perhaps Martin Williams instead of Neil Back because of his consistency over the past 12 months. I am a bit surprised at the seven replacements though. If last Tuesday's team are ruled out, I still would have found places on the bench for Tom Shanklin and possibly Shane Williams.
     
  10. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member

    But Neil Back is very powerful and well experienced... I would use him...
     
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  12. yr_epa

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    I got 9 correct! but if Dallaglio would still be there.....could be 10!

    It could 12 or even 13 if a certain coach picked players on form!!

    Rant over!
     
  13. yr_epa

    yr_epa Member

    Even though that they were playing against the weakest team, it should be bit of a confidence booster to the squad.

    Shane 'the wizard' Williams scored 5 tries. How many changes will SCW make for this saturday's test?

    Lets see the Welsh boyos playing!!!
     
  14. axio

    axio Member

    We here in the Manawatu were all disapointed not to rein you fullas in under the 100 mark :D
     

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