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Re: England Team First SA Test
Posted by: RuggyBuggy
Date: 07/06/2018 20:00
Yeah, looks like Eddie has his substitutions made already, Hughes for Billy and Shields for Robshaw. Any enforced change to that, even temporarily (injury, HIA, sin bin) could be disastrous for the English set peice. SA will target the English line out big time. They could kick a lot for territory and back their defensive line out. Its going to need a huge effort from both locks, lots of big Saffers to shift from rucks and no doubt plenty of mauls to defend.

Having a relatively slow guy on the wing who is not used to wingers positioning (Brown) kinda plays into SA hands if they kick to the corners. Ironically, Brown would be an ideal full back in this situation, his positioning at fb is very good and he generally runs the ball back to the safety of his pack. His contestables are good also. Would be shocked if he doesn't defend at fb. If you ask me, a conservative fb is the order of the day!

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