The Chariot crashes and burns
March 16, 2013, 21:27:59
What a time they will have in Cardiff tonight as Wales produced one of their great wins. England weren't in the game after the half. Actually England weren't in the game from the moment rugby myth Old King Cole started leaking penalties at the scrum. That was the rotten core of the English effort.
But there are far too many of these Pom players who are overated. Are Tuilagi, who was tackled into oblivion by Jamie Roberts, who seemed to be assigned to mark him, and Barritt with his crawling runs, really top class centres?
Is Brown a good enough athlete to play international wing.....is Ashton anything but a muscle bound thug? Even Farrell's boot failed.....this was the kind of game where a Morne or a Monty would have made the kicks. And Danny Care, how poor is that guy, his tackle attempt on Warburton and that kick when the Poms had an ovelap.
There wasn't one Pom on the park who could hold his head high after that game.....but the writing has been on the wall for the last few games.
If I was the Lions coach, I'd start with Halfpenny and Phillips both of whom were excellent. Obviously the Welsh wings did well and Roberts nullified the Poms in mid field.
And it's nice to see Warburton having a great game , after that controversial RWC red....he is a superb player. But Faletau and Tipuric were also immense....as was Adam Jones.
This seemed like a walk in the park at the end....but there was a lot of very physical play in the first half which finally looked up to SH standards. Wales have a team here that could be effective in RWC15....playing in conditions they understand.