Nov
21
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Gday all, thought I would quickly have a look at the AB's stats for 2016 and it quickly became apparent how lopsided games with Peyper have been. Stats speak for themselves. Hopefully no errors, stats taken from NZ Herald site.

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Games excluding Peyper
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Nov
20
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Whom do the 'fern see as the respective best players for the Lions...?

Considering the AB's lineup vs Ireland on the weekend is probably our #1 lineup incl. Kaino and Crotty or SBW for Fekitoa - ALB stays in. Maybe Milner-Skudder for Dagg, maybe not. Its shaping to be a hell of a series...

Personally, I don't think the Lions will be lucky enough to have all their best players available by the 1st test...they're going to be seriously battered by the time they get to the AB's

Heres a most of a XV that have impressed me...
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2 Best or Hartley
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4, 5 from: Donnacha Ryan, Devon Toner, Courtney Lawes, (Marco Itoje will get in there somewhere) Irish Locks impressed me, they mostly held their own ball, and matched it well enough with Whitelock and Re...

Nov
19
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One more test for the year.

What do the selectors do?

One more time out for the First XV? Or tinkering around the edges?

I'm inclined to hope for the former.

Expect TJP to start.

How is Cane's ankle? So does Todd start? Ardie looked handy in his cameo.

JK back at 6 surely.

Crotty back and available?

BFA was apparently knocked. His availability or otherwise could shake up the back three. Dagg would have to be 15 but what yo do on the wings in that eventuality?

Not going to posit a team until we know who is available. Which will make it difficult for Shag not havIng suitable guidance ... but am sure he'll manage.

WRT France. Who has watched them? I didn't take all that much notice of the game this morning but it w...

Nov
19
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3 votes as usual.

Nov
12
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Well ... watching BeIN Sport's round up of the Test matches from overnight it seems green is the new black.

Having just thrashed Canada all they have to do is turn up next week ...

Ok that's a little overstated but it will be a fascinating clash.

So what do the good guys do to fix up the fuck up from Soldier Field?

My conjecture as to selections as follows.

Don't expect too many surprises. Mainly the bench mix.

Not 100% sure on injuries so let me know if I'm wrong.

Props.
The top four on rotation. LH starting option open due to Moody's propensity to give away penalties. Mind you it might be good to have the option to drag the guy should a YC loom.

Franks to start as Charlie is a better impact benchie.

Coles starting...