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Your 2020 6N-Winning Squad

Postby Tichtheid on Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:54 am

Bhatti, Dell, Sutherland
Brown, McInally, Turner
Berghan, Fagerson, Nel
Craig, Cummings, Gilchrist, Gray, Toolis
Bradbury, Crosbie, DuPreez, Gordon, Haining, Ritchie, Watson
Horne, Price, Pyrgos
Hastings, Russell
Harris, Hutchinson, Johnson, Jones, Scott
Graham, Maitland, McGuigan, Steyn, Tagive
Hogg, Kinghorn


Nae Bennett, I haven't seen Craig play but I heard good things. CDP back from the scrap yard! Great to see Crosbie in there.

We have 12 forrits in that group, the Embra games are going to be tough during this period.
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Re: Your 2020 6N-Winning Squad

Postby BigD163 on Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:02 pm

Tichtheid wrote:Bhatti, Dell, Sutherland
Brown, McInally, Turner
Berghan, Fagerson, Nel
Craig, Cummings, Gilchrist, Gray, Toolis
Bradbury, Crosbie, DuPreez, Gordon, Haining, Ritchie, Watson
Horne, Price, Pyrgos
Hastings, Russell
Harris, Hutchinson, Johnson, Jones, Scott
Graham, Maitland, McGuigan, Steyn, Tagive
Hogg, Kinghorn


Nae Bennett, I haven't seen Craig play but I heard good things. CDP back from the scrap yard! Great to see Crosbie in there.

We have 12 forrits in that group, the Embra games are going to be tough during this period.


Bennett is against other 13s in form so it is a tough one.

No Fagerson a surprise, no Wilson a pleasant surprise.
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Re: Your 2020 6N-Winning Squad

Postby The Feral Goat on Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:08 pm

Interesting selections

Feels like more ball carriers in the backrow with DuPreez, Haining, Crosbie whether any get game time remains to be seen but front foot ball has been an issue all decent link/ball handlers as well. Bit tough on Fagerson who has not really done anything wrong.

Centres, no Bennett which is maybe a bit suprising, Jones run of form just at the right time for him. Centre selection does give options as to style of play though, as does back 5 of pack….maybe Toonie is learning and evolving after all.

Edit
We've put a bigger emphasis on form as a guide for our selection, with those picked backed to go out and grab their opportunity," Townsend added.

What was previous criteria then?

Edit edit

"Gray and Thomson are currently out of action with head injuries, while Fagerson has a fractured rib. Head coach Gregor Townsend said he is hopeful that all three will come into contention later in the championship. Harlequins utility-back James Lang has been ruled out with a toenailed hamstring."
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Re: Your 2020 6N-Winning Squad

Postby Friday Knight Lights on Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:36 pm

The Feral Goat wrote:Interesting selections

Feels like more ball carriers in the backrow with DuPreez, Haining, Crosbie whether any get game time remains to be seen but front foot ball has been an issue all decent link/ball handlers as well. Bit tough on Fagerson who has not really done anything wrong.

Centres, no Bennett which is maybe a bit suprising, Jones run of form just at the right time for him. Centre selection does give options as to style of play though, as does back 5 of pack….maybe Toonie is learning and evolving after all.

Edit
We've put a bigger emphasis on form as a guide for our selection, with those picked backed to go out and grab their opportunity," Townsend added.

What was previous criteria then?

Edit edit

"Gray and Thomson are currently out of action with head injuries, while Fagerson has a fractured rib. Head coach Gregor Townsend said he is hopeful that all three will come into contention later in the championship. Harlequins utility-back James Lang has been ruled out with a toenailed hamstring."


The world cup Toonie clearly went with experience and who he could trust. That was shown to be the wrong choice 20 minutes into the tournament.
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Re: Your 2020 6N-Winning Squad

Postby disco on Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:19 pm

Here are the ins and outs for the Scotland squad named for the Six Nations compared to the selection for the RWC in Japan.

Also a look at how the conveyor belt for the future looks with a Depth Chart by age.

https://wp.me/p68WtH-8kI
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Re: Your 2020 6N-Winning Squad

Postby gowrie on Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:40 pm

Nothing shocking, pretty much everyone who deserves to be called up was. Bennett must have been close, but his defence has been an issue this season, and Jones/Hutchinson have earned it ahead of him.

The only real disappointment is emphasising how shallow the pool of players is, Tagive? Haining? Nothing against them, but they're not even benching at their clubs and they're in the Scotland squad, really shows the massive challenge any coach would have going up against the other 6N teams.
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