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Shaun Lunt

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Congrats to Shaun for making the SL dream team, very well deserved and hopefully first choice for England in the World cup.

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Yes, congratulations indeed and I think he is a must for England but there again Wane was shouting up McIlorum on Sky Sports News saying he should have been in the dream team.

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has wane been smoking something. other than houghton no one has been close to shaun this year. it was an all english team but how many will make the england side with the clown in charge? maybe 5?

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....... Wane was shouting up McIlorum on Sky Sports News saying he should have been in the dream team.

SL Thug team more like!

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Well done Lunty lad, great to see one of young uns do so well. As for Mcllorum, we have 2 players at our club who are as good as him, the very definition of average.

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Lunt England WC hooker ... No doubt if picked on form and consistency him and Danny Houghton are stand outs , although i would like to see Burrow in there somewhere as he covers a couple of spots and the big Anzac teams hate small , fast guys running up the guts ....See Amor has signed for Saints

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off form it has to be lunt and houghton but you can guarantee roby will be in there even though hes had a poor season this year. theyll also try to force sinfield into stand off instead of someone like smith.off form my team would be

tomkins

hall

cudjoe

watkins

charnley

smith

widdop

crabtree

lunt

graham

kirmond

burgess(cant remember which is which twin)

sam burgess

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off form it has to be lunt and houghton but you can guarantee roby will be in there even though hes had a poor season this year. theyll also try to force sinfield into stand off instead of someone like smith.off form my team would be

tomkins

hall

cudjoe

watkins

charnley

smith

widdop

crabtree

lunt

graham

kirmond

burgess(cant remember which is which twin)

sam burgess

 

 picking that team going off form, widdop played 50 mins at the weekend for the reserve grade in his 1st game back. Chase has to be in for me, after all, hes now english!

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I'd go

Tomkins

Hall

Watkins

Reed ( fingers crossed on the collarbone )

Charnley ( wouldn't mind Lineham )

Widdop

Chase

Graham

Lunt ( I feel he may well pick Sinfield here )

G Burgess

S Burgess

Westwood ( Farrell in the mix )

Sinfield ( its just at 6 I object ).

CRABTREE

BURROW

HILL

ELLIS ( not at best but seen it / done it )

Top of my head so no doubt missed someone and will change my mind!!

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Ok Reed is out , scrap that one! Pretty gutted about that actually . Even Wally Lewis called him the best defensive centre in the game .

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picking that team going off form, widdop played 50 mins at the weekend for the reserve grade in his 1st game back. Chase has to be in for me, after all, hes now english!

chase has had average season with a poor team. hes done nothing for england and is as english as i am an egyptian.i think one of our key positions to be covered by an nrl player who has played against aussie defenders all year.

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If Jonny Lomax had played 7 all year he'd have been the man , but he hasn't . I hear what you say about Chase , but he's eligible and to me he's the best we have . He's xfactor and we don't have anyone to unlock defences like him . Widdop and him to me looks like all bases covered . Brough is Scottish and Smith isn't good enough . Only Maguire is left really if he doesn't punt on Lomax

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This is going to be the WC of players playing for countries they're not from !! Even Australia clamp down on Pacific Islanders and Kiwis when they're good enough , like Uate and Tamou . Like they need strengthening ...

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forgot all about lomax. i suppose one option would be move tomkins to 7 and lomax to full back. but we are talking about mcnamara here and no doubt the same old faces will be there like buchanen etc.

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Wouldn't have Matty smith in there he won't be the Aussies

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My thoughts exactly Wonky ... All good craic but our fate and selections are in his hands , so , err , god help us all !!

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Wouldn't have Matty smith in there he won't be the Aussies

lets be honest scott, were not beating the aussies regardless who plays. i would have been more confident if we had a coach who hadnt deemed the best player in the league not good enough for us.

ratchford shouldnt be far away either, can cover a lot of positions and create tries from nothing

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Getting to the final is what you've got to be looking at . That's a big enough ask to beat NZ in a semi , but at least that's marginally more achievable . These teams have got strength in depth and across the park we can't match . Injuries to key personnel kill us , they just soak them up and replace top quality with the same off a conveyor belt.

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I know it goes against the grain but I'm not sure I would pick Tomkins as he is vulnerable under the high ball and the Aussies will give him plenty of that. I would prefer someone like Zak Hardacre in that position or Stephan Ratchford. Tompkins does things off the cuff but he can also be a liability, so maybe have him on the bench for later in a game.

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I know what you're saying Keith . Do you remember that test against the Kiwis two years back when they peppered him and he got near none of them . I think he has to be there though , where is another point .

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I'm with Keith, great broken play runner etc but not a complete full back by any means. I'd opt for somebody safe back there and either play him in the halves or off the bench.

If we can learn anything off the Kiwis on how to beat the Aussies it's with a mixture of off the cuff flair and sound defence. For that reason I'd pick Chase but if you paired him up with Tomkins it might end up either a car crash or dynamite. We have to roll the dice IMO though.

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chase has had average season with a poor team. hes done nothing for england and is as english as i am an egyptian.i think one of our key positions to be covered by an nrl player who has played against aussie defenders all year.

i'd have nothing against widdop playing at 6 but he has spent the last half of the season injured. he may hit form if he can get back in the side for playoffs, if not then get chase in! defo not sinfield at 6!!

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has wane been smoking something. other than houghton no one has been close to shaun this year. it was an all english team but how many will make the england side with the clown in charge? maybe 5?

Mickey Higham cleaned up at the Warrington presentation night without watching all there games I'd say him Lunty and Houghton have been the top three number nines in super league

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We all see one thing but McNamara usually sees another .. More and more scribes are ruminating that he'll pick Sinfield at 9 , as his best effort for England came there . He wants to fit him in , but as Schofield says , he doesn't know where ! Shows you shouldn't pick a captain before a team . Burgess should be captain anyway .

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