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MrPlatinum
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30 Jan 2007 16:05
I signed up the other day. I've narrowed it down to one Englishman, and he's Norwegian anyway.

edit: turns out my suspect number 10 is actually Australian too Cool
DW
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30 Jan 2007 16:18
havent a frigging clue about rugby but i'll join up just to see what happens in the mini league what position does sicknote play??? i'll take a punt on him
MrPlatinum
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30 Jan 2007 16:21
Fly-half, the guy in the bottom right as you select your team
DW
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30 Jan 2007 16:22
oh i have steve jones off t4 there and he cost 9m so he must be ok
MrPlatinum
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30 Jan 2007 16:23
Laughing out loud
DW
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30 Jan 2007 16:26
can jonny play anywhere else? is it like football, take beckham right wing or centre midfield??
ROBBO
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30 Jan 2007 16:27
Ial have a pop in a min im looking forward to seeing farrel play for england
andymakesglasses
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19324 posts since 26/1/06

30 Jan 2007 16:29
ROBBO wrote: Ial have a pop in a min im looking forward to seeing farrel play for england

are you sure you're not big_robbo from Wigan? Eye-wink
MrPlatinum
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30 Jan 2007 16:29
DW wrote: can jonny play anywhere else? is it like football, take beckham right wing or centre midfield??

normally there is some flexibility, but not in this case
DW
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30 Jan 2007 16:31
ok that link isnt working for the mini-league
andymakesglasses
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30 Jan 2007 16:32
DW wrote: can jonny play anywhere else? is it like football, take beckham right wing or centre midfield??

he can only play fly-half, but for the backs (full back, left and right wing, outside centre and inside centre) you can choose any of the backs you want - ie you could pick 5 wings from various teams rather than having to have each individual position covered. same with the front row, you can pick 3 props instead of 2 props and a hooker
DW
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30 Jan 2007 16:34
love that 'a hooker'
ROBBO
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30 Jan 2007 16:34
andymakesglasses wrote:
ROBBO wrote: Ial have a pop in a min im looking forward to seeing farrel play for england

are you sure you're not big_robbo from Wigan? Eye-wink

The guys a beast Roll Eyes hard not to notice him Ive been watching warrington whilst at uni wales need lee briers's
DW
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30 Jan 2007 16:35
iam sort in the league too come on rugger buggers (no homo)
andymakesglasses
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30 Jan 2007 16:35
DW wrote: ok that link isnt working for the mini-league

they changed the address, this is the new one http://metro.freefantasyrugby.co.uk/league.aspx?page=league&id;=1388
andymakesglasses
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30 Jan 2007 16:36
DW wrote: iam sort in the league too come on rugger buggers (no homo)

nice name (and edit)
andymakesglasses
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31 Jan 2007 17:02
first time I can remember when we've had a bigger pack than England, this is shaping up to be a good game Smiling

http://sport.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=162132007

Scotsman wrote: The England pack will weigh in at just over 137 stone, two stones lighter than the visiting forwards on Saturday. That is explained by two men - Hamilton and Euan Murray.

At 18st 12lbs, the Glasgow tighthead prop, is heavier than any of the English players - Danny Grewcock their weightiest man at 18st 6lbs - but with Hamilton packing down his 20 stones behind him, there is hope among the Scotland squad that, for the first time, the visiting side in this Calcutta Cup match can hold their own, if not dominate the set-piece at key times.

Hamilton and Kellock also both stand 6ft 8in, Hamilton a fraction taller than his second row colleague, while the English locks - Grewcock and Louis Deacon - are a mere 6ft 6in and the back row jumpers 6ft 5in, which could provide Scotland with an advantage in the lineout. With Ashton having selected Leicester's George Chuter and Deacon, the hooker and front-jumping lock, the Scots are also hopeful Hamilton can upset their lineout rhythm. He said: "I think they'll have to change their lineout a bit with me playing because they have been using a lot of Leicester calls, but it's not that simple - there are lots of moves and calls. I'll tell you on Sunday if I managed to suss them."
MrPlatinum
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31 Jan 2007 17:06
Where is "The Scotsman" based? Sounds neutral.
andymakesglasses
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31 Jan 2007 17:09
Laughing out loud

just building myself up for a fall
MrPlatinum
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31 Jan 2007 17:11
I'm going to the pub with my team after our game on Sat. Out of a squad of 20 there are two Welsh, one Scot and an Irishman, the rest English, should be fun.