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England fan here, it does seem odd to pick Sexton as Captain given his age and position. The majority of stand out captains tend to be Forwards so picking O'Mahony would be a better option. It will be an interesting Six Nations ahead with the new management and squads.
McCloskey deserves a place. Perhaps im missing something though; maybe he is rubbish.........?What is it ?
Great that the BBC continues to promote foreign rugby teams. What about the Brexit spirit?
BBC: “Saracens face Premiership relegation if found to have breached salary cap again“Great news for any true rugby fan.
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@132 All the home nations do it, maybe Scotland more than others. Introduce a quota maybe?
Stuart McCloskey must consider himself very unfortunate to miss out. Not sure about the logic of Toner coming back in. Strong squad though.
Picking Devon Toner is a complete c*ck up. Anyone interested in what happens during a game should try following his movements for the whole duration...It's laughable. He stumbles around like an ageing veteran in junior club rugby.Farrell will be looking for another job come April. This is a poor international squad who will probably only beat Italy.
Surprised re selection of Tom O'Toole-would prefer to see Porter transition to loose head with Marty Moore providing additional cover at tighthead
How on earth is Mac Clsokey behind Henshaw never mind Aki and Conway. He is only behind Ringrose this season. Anti ulster bias me thinks. Still coybig suftum
Ireland face the challenge of rediscovering the form of 2018. They were unbeatable that year but have looked very flaky since then with a poor 6N and RWC that significantly undershot expectations.Sexton will be 38 next RWC and (plainly) won't be playing. I see him steadying the ship this season then stepping back.Perhaps he should consider becoming a referee ;-)
This will be a drubbing, Ireland to win by at least 3 scores and the bonus points boot, thank you very much again scotland 🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓
121 PaapaaGetting off the Ire team is harder and getting in.------------Oh the irony! Parp Parp is running every team and talking up his unbeatable Wales.The flaw in his logic is that Bivouac has picked at least two EQP who are nowhere near the England squad.I predict tears in the Parp Parp household before too long.
The RWC squad choice was a disgrace, this 6 nations is much better but still far away from the best we have. Why does Ireland never put out a full strength team...its like where aiming to lose....constantly. Young and upcoming players will be shattered trying to prop up retirees.
Sexton, Farrell and Hogg are very strange choices for captain. None play in the best position to be captain nor do they have the best temperament or relationship with the ref
Getting off the Ire team is harder and getting in. It's been Ire's problem for as long as there has been a team. Including the woeful Murray, O'Mahony, Stander, Earls and Aki, is a huge mistake...I'm surprised Best hasn't been included. As for Sexton as captain?? Absolutely no planning there.Like their players Ire keep their coaches too long as well. In Farrell's it should be hours not games.
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