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How Danny Brough is not the starting England scrum half is beyond me


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#1 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

Has he shagged Mcnamara's wife or something? He is far and away the best scrum half in the country.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

McNamara is a poor coach. We just have to accept it and support whatever team he picks.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

AWOL last week

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:27 PM

He's made the person who's going to playing 7 for England in autumn go AWOL in both games this season.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:30 PM

He's made the person who's going to playing 7 for England in autumn go AWOL in both games this season.


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:43 PM


Has he shagged Mcnamara's wife or something? He is far and away the best scrum half in the country.

Or is it because he's a Scottish international who suffers from amnesia until a World Cup comes around?

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:50 PM

Or is it because he's a Scottish international who suffers from amnesia until a World Cup comes around?


Yet McNamara selects Rangi Chase. So that thought process clearly doesn't go through his head.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:55 PM

Or is it because he's a Scottish international who suffers from amnesia until a World Cup comes around?

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#9 tonyXIII

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:59 PM

Has he shagged Mcnamara's wife or something? He is far and away the best scrum half in the country.

 

On his day, he is the best. He does have off days, though. Apparently against Wire and certainly at Salford. On balance, I'd rather have him in the England team than Chase, though. Unfortunately, he seems to be playing for Scotland again (afaik), so he's not really an option.


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#10 Trojan

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:06 PM

Can anyone answer whether he qualifies having played for Scotland?


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#11 deluded pom?

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:11 PM

He's allowed to switch allegiance once in a WC cycle. He can do this after every WC as the rules currently stand.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:25 PM


He's allowed to switch allegiance once in a WC cycle. He can do this after every WC as the rules currently stand.

If this is true he should be asked outright whether he sees himself as English or Scottish - Chase shouldn't be picked on any conceivable level. The rules should be changed as soon as we have taken advantage
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:36 PM

I'll have to recheck the fixture list for the World Cup, but I'm fairly sure England aren't facing any Yorkshire teams. Since they are the only teams against whom Brough ever performs, he'll be of no use.


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:43 PM

excellent performance from brough today but as one poster has said he does sometimes go missing in games, but on his day he has few peers.
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

I find it ironic that people skate Brough for having the odd off day as a reason to not be selected, but Sir Kev is never afforded the same treatment...
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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:47 PM

I find it ironic that people skate Brough for having the odd off day as a reason to not be selected, but Sir Kev is never afforded the same treatment...

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#17 Odsal Outlaw

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

He played for England last year against Exiles I think and England is blatantly his first choice, just McBanana won't have him so he'll go for Scotland again. The fact he is not even in squad should make RFL as questions about the coach.

(Also, I don't agree with qualification rules and the fact you are allowed to switch nations, but those are rules and so think we should pick Brough)
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#18 tonyXIII

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

I find it ironic that people skate Brough for having the odd off day as a reason to not be selected, but Sir Kev is never afforded the same treatment...

 

That is a good point, but I think the answer is down to frequency of said "off-days". Sinfield had one today, Brough didn't. Over the course of a season (or maybe a World Cup campaign), those statistics would likely be reversed.


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#19 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

I find it ironic that people skate Brough for having the odd off day as a reason to not be selected, but Sir Kev is never afforded the same treatment...

No,"Sir kev" is constantly pilloried.Even when he has a good game he's poor.Or so the "experts" say.


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#20 Pottsy

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

Or is it because he's a Scottish international who suffers from amnesia until a World Cup comes around?


The rules governing international rugby league are a bit of a joke, but why is Danny Brough the only person who seems to get hammered for it?

He's from England, he wants to play for England and many people ( including myself) believe he's the best English player in his position. Pick him!




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