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Lions Tour 2021

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Dozey, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    Team has been announced for the first game on Ssturday. As a Scot I am delighted that Hogg is captain and Ali Price and Finn Russell are starting. The Finn- Farrell combination will be interesting.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2021
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  2. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Is it televised?
  3. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    The tour matches are on Sky. The test match highlights are on channel 4 or 5 in the UK.
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  4. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Great start. What a second half performance.
  5. DuncanF

    DuncanF pfm Member

    Not sure what Gatland fed them at half time, but it worked. Lawes and Itoje were immense.
  6. glenda

    glenda pfm Member

    Yes, great 2nd half. South Africa just came out with more of the same and replacements/finishers did not add anything. Lions changed tactics, upped the pace and played a great second half.
  7. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    Great start, the next meeting should be a corker!
    (Pity there’s no crowd, I’m sure it would make the games even better if there was one.
    Wish Will Greenwood would tone it down a bit, far too loud)
  8. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    For future reference, Owen Farrell's kick did not win anything. The Lions were already 2 points ahead. I despair of English journalism sometimes.
  9. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Amazing comeback- well done lads.:)
  10. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    Decent win but hardly convincing. Itoje played very well though. Second test will be much harder.
  11. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    No idea why Murray is preferred to Price at scrum half for the second test.
  12. glenda

    glenda pfm Member

    Well played South Africa, Lions outplayed today.
    Next week, a bit more physicality upfront and change at least two of the back three for players who are competent under a high ball - Liam Williams, Josh Adams. Yes, I am Welsh.
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  13. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Not sure more physicality is a good idea. Springboks were just better today.
  14. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Hmm, looked pretty rough today.
    Enjoyed the game but would help a lot if someone, anyone, could catch the ball cleanly. Hogg managed a couple of times. But the boks saw the weakness and quickly exploited it.
    Should be a great game next week. Hope de Klerk is OK for it.
  15. Nye Samuel

    Nye Samuel Herr Katze

    Better team won ..Hoping for a repeat of the final test in 2013!
  16. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    we look a bit short in the scrum tbh
  17. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    I agree at the back and I'm not Welsh. :)

    Well played the 'boks, muscular performance but I must say it was a pity to see the Lions dragged into trying to match them. It was also an error strewn performance quite unlike last week and a perfect illustration of what happens if you can't keep your basics functioning. Real problems under the high ball and that must be addressed. Hogg was woeful.

    But Gatland also needs to overcome his Farrell phobia. I'm English and can't say Farrell's persona does much for me, but his ability to get the game played more in the opposition half would be helpful to ease some of the pressure. The Murray selection mystified me and so it proved, he's well off his former sharpness and very predictable.

    The scrum was a real worry yesterday and I wondered how much of that was the failure of AW-J to make his usual impact. He had that injury which was a threat to his tour and then a big energy sapping peformance in the first Test, but yesterday looked like he was struggling a bit - I hope I'm wrong.
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  18. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    There may have been some great entertainment in that second game but none for me I’m afraid… just saying’.
  19. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    Agree + the needless penalties.
  20. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    I hope so too, but it will require some quite un-Gatland like changes and I'm not sure he will be convinced.

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