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2 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

This is such a tough decision for Wane.

The captain is the full back but I think Welsby is rapidly becoming England's best player and may the key to our success at the World Cup.

But it is a long tournament and I am sure Welsby will find his place in the team.

I think it is more likely to be a choice between Welsby and Sneyd for the starting team. Welsby is surely a certainty for the 17 and no need to go with 2 hookers as Radley has played enough there for the Roosters to adequately spell Ackers mid game.

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Man, I hate Wellsby when he's playing against Hull FC, but I rather think I'll adore him playing for England in this tournament.

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Sky Sports Jenna Brooks to Jake Connor regarding England selection : "Shaun Wane has said that he's spoken to you about why you were left out, he's also said he's told you what you needed to do more of, I'm interested, what do you need to do more of and did you do it tonight?"

Jake Connor : "I don't know, to be honest I haven't spoken to him."

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7 minutes ago, Mark S said:

I have a nasty feeling that the RFU and Eddie Jones will be sniffing around Don Youngs in the not so distance future.

But, they can't. He's not really English. Not like Henry Paul or Lesley Vainakolo.

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4 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

This is such a tough decision for Wane.

The captain is the full back but I think Welsby is rapidly becoming England's best player and may the key to our success at the World Cup.

But it is a long tournament and I am sure Welsby will find his place in the team.

Yeah for me if Wane wants Tomkins in then Welsby has to start in the halves. Sneyd would have to make way. 

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Just now, arcticchris said:

I think it is more likely to be a choice between Welsby and Sneyd for the starting team. Welsby is surely a certainty for the 17 and no need to go with 2 hookers as Radley has played enough there for the Roosters to adequately spell Ackers mid game.

I think Wane will see the value of the Sneyd's kicking game - I personally think despite being captain tonight it may be Williams or Welsby next week.

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"The history of the world is the history of the triumph of the heartless over the mindless." — Sir Humphrey Appleby.

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2 minutes ago, Ste93 said:

I've see enough, we're going to win the World Cup. 😃

Keep off them drugs pal.

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Sky Sports Jenna Brooks to Jake Connor regarding England selection : "Shaun Wane has said that he's spoken to you about why you were left out, he's also said he's told you what you needed to do more of, I'm interested, what do you need to do more of and did you do it tonight?"

Jake Connor : "I don't know, to be honest I haven't spoken to him."

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Just now, hunsletgreenandgold said:

Yeah for me if Wane wants Tomkins in then Welsby has to start in the halves. Sneyd would have to make way. 

We’re going to need a good kicking game and an organiser, neither welsby or williams have that IMo

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1 minute ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Wow its really peeing it down now! 

It's in f***ing Lancashire, wtf else do you expect?

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Sky Sports Jenna Brooks to Jake Connor regarding England selection : "Shaun Wane has said that he's spoken to you about why you were left out, he's also said he's told you what you needed to do more of, I'm interested, what do you need to do more of and did you do it tonight?"

Jake Connor : "I don't know, to be honest I haven't spoken to him."

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Good performance, but I cannot get my head around this England kit, having  watched our national team since the mid sixties and seeing the iconic colours white, red and or blue why is it now White and Black, I honestly hope this is not for diversity reasons that would be taking Political Correctness to far.

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9 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I wasn't accusing you. But this RWC's build-up has been full of the usual nonsense we always get, where the coach and every player gets slagged off and belittled (on the standard club-partisan lines) before a single match has kicked off.

The "some of you" comment in a quoted reply to my post certainly felt like it was aimed at me.

Normally I wouldn't mind but the only Rugby League team in the whole world that I actually passionately care about winning is England.

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Sneyd's goal kicking could also help him.

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Rugby Union the only game in the world were the spectators handle the ball more than the players.

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1 minute ago, Old Frightful said:

It's in f***ing Lancashire, wtf else do you expect?

It's a light shower for that part of the world.

Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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1 minute ago, Harry Stottle said:

Good performance, but I cannot get my head around this England kit, having  watched our national team since the mid sixties and seeing the iconic colours white, red and or blue why is it now White and Black, I honestly hope this is not for diversity reasons that would be taking Political Correctness to far.

Black? I think you need an eye test!

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2 minutes ago, Harry Stottle said:

Good performance, but I cannot get my head around this England kit, having  watched our national team since the mid sixties and seeing the iconic colours white, red and or blue why is it now White and Black, I honestly hope this is not for diversity reasons that would be taking Political Correctness to far.

Its dark blue Harry, though I agree with you under the lights it looks more like Black.

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