Rugby Championship 'Lions'



  • If such a team was to be selected from the All Blacks, Wallabies, Boks and Pumas, for a full tour to the northern hemisphere right now, who would make it?
    I'll have a crack, but to be honest I've watched bugger all SA & Arg rugby recently, so it'll have an ABs bias and I will have some spots I can't fill.

    We'll copy the real Lions and pick 41.

    Props (6): Franks, Faumuina, Moody, Crockett, Sio, ?

    Hookers (3): Coles, Creevy, Strauss

    Locks (5): Retallick, Whitelock, Etzebeth, Barrett, De Jäger

    Loosies (8): Kaino, Cane, Read, Isa, Vermeulan, Hooper, Savea, Louw

    Halfbacks (3): Smith, TJP, Genia

    First 5s (3): Barrett, Cruden, Jantjies

    Midfield (6): Crotty, ALB, SBW, Kuridrani, ?, ?

    Back 3 (7): Smith, Dagg, Folau, Savea, Amorosino, NMS, ?

    Who have I missed?



  • I wouldn't select one Aussie in a Southern Hemisphere side....



  • @ACT-Crusader Fitzy you salty bastard!



  • Glaring omission after a quick glance would be van Rensburg in the midefield. Is Bosch still available?



  • Are Argies playing in Europe still eligible for the Pumas? If not, then you can forget Isa.



  • @Stargazer yea, anyone who is available for their own country is available for this hypothetical team.



  • @Gunner My question was whether they are still eligible for their own country if they're playing in Europe.



  • @Bones said in Rugby Championship 'Lions':

    Glaring omission after a quick glance would be van Rensburg in the midefield. Is Bosch still available?

    Also don't mind Hernandez as a 2nd 5 option that could fill in at 1st 5



  • @Gunner Yeah as Stargazer says - pretty sure Argentina only select from Argentinean sides, so that would rule out Bosch too.



  • We could call them the Pumas Jaguars Cats Lions Cheetahs ahh...... Cougars?



  • @Stargazer said in Rugby Championship 'Lions':

    @Gunner My question was whether they are still eligible for their own country if they're playing in Europe.

    Ahhh right.
    Blame my poor reading on the fact that I was up well past my bedtime.



  • Crikey you guys are being pretty generous to Argentina and SA



  • Step back, clear a path, here comes the guy who's watched no rugby...Behold his insight!



  • @Bones said in Rugby Championship 'Lions':

    Step back, clear a path, here comes the guy who's watched no rugby...Behold his insight!

    Bro it's Super Rugby I can't be fucked with.

    International?

    Only if the ABs or Scotland are playing. Both wasted the Argies so they're shit by default.

    Also the boks lost 8 out of 12 last year. Those stats are vital knowledge for boorish boks who give me shit about the Black Caps efforts against the Proteas



  • @MN5 That's exactly what I did you rugby almanac. Why so obsessed with my rising movements? I'm no Chris Gayle...



  • @MN5 said in Rugby Championship 'Lions':

    @Bones said in Rugby Championship 'Lions':

    Step back, clear a path, here comes the guy who's watched no rugby...Behold his insight!

    Bro it's Super Rugby I can't be fucked with.

    International?

    Only if the ABs or Scotland are playing. Both wasted the Argies so they're shit by default.

    Also the boks lost 8 out of 12 last year. Those stats are vital knowledge for boorish boks who give me shit about the Black Caps efforts against the Proteas

    Oh you changed your post. Weak.

    How good a gauge do team results give you on an individual's performance?



  • @Bones said in Rugby Championship 'Lions':

    @MN5 said in Rugby Championship 'Lions':

    @Bones said in Rugby Championship 'Lions':

    Step back, clear a path, here comes the guy who's watched no rugby...Behold his insight!

    Bro it's Super Rugby I can't be fucked with.

    International?

    Only if the ABs or Scotland are playing. Both wasted the Argies so they're shit by default.

    Also the boks lost 8 out of 12 last year. Those stats are vital knowledge for boorish boks who give me shit about the Black Caps efforts against the Proteas

    Oh you changed your post. Weak.

    How good a gauge do team results give you on an individual's performance?

    I fucked up the edit function then tried to make it better.

    I would add a meme but last time I did that my post got deleted and I lost some upvotes in the process.

    Hang on. I'll take the post more seriously. Yep those boks are all good players. Not sure about the Argies though. Aw, apart from Creevy.



  • @Bones

    I don't live and breathe rugby compared to a lot on here but I'd back myself to offer more insight than this fern user.....just.

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  • @MN5 I think you're being a bit optimistic.



  • @Bones said in Rugby Championship 'Lions':

    @MN5 I think you're being a bit optimistic.

    I said 'just'. I bet I remember more from the 90s than @lesathomas does