Wales v Scotland



  • Scotland team to play Wales

    Saturday 3 November (kick-off 3.45am NZT / 2.45pm local time) – live on BBC in the UK

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    15 Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 5 caps
    14 Tommy Seymour VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 43 caps
    13 Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 16 caps
    12 Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) – 28 caps
    11 Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 caps
    10 Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) – 3 caps
    9 Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 17 caps

    1 Allan Dell (Edinburgh) – 13 caps
    2 Stuart McInally CAPTAIN (Edinburgh) – 18 caps
    3 Willem Nel (Edinburgh) – 22 caps
    4 Ben Toolis (Edinburgh) – 12 caps
    5 Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 43 caps
    6 Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – 2 caps
    7 Hamish Watson (Edinburgh) – 20 caps
    8 Ryan Wilson VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 37 caps

    Substitutes
    16 Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 34 caps
    17 Alex Allan (Glasgow Warriors) – 4 caps
    18 Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 10 caps
    19 Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) – 25 caps
    20 Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 1 cap
    21 George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 2 caps
    22 Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 35 caps
    23 Darcy Graham (Edinburgh) – uncapped

    http://scottishrugby.org/news/18/10/31/experience-returns-scotland-fold



  • @stargazer No Finn Russell and no Sean Maitland. Are Scotland only picking Scottish-based players?



  • @sparky This test falls outside the World Rugby’s designated international window, so that may be the reason.



  • I quite like Alex Dunbar's play when on form. He can be really good.



  • @stargazer said in Wales v Scotland:

    Scotland team to play Wales

    Saturday 3 November (kick-off 3.45am NZT / 2.45pm local time) – live on BBC in the UK

    13 Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 16 caps

    11 Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 caps

    I had to double check which team this was.

    Edit: bloody poachers



  • WALES SQUAD TO PLAY SCOTLAND

    15 Leigh Halfpenny (78 Caps)
    14 George North (76 Caps)
    13 Jonathan Davies (65 Caps)
    12 Hadleigh Parkes (8 Caps)
    11 Luke Morgan (*UNCAPPED)
    10 Gareth Anscombe (18 Caps)
    9 Gareth Davies (33 Davies)
    1 Nicky Smith (21 Caps)
    2 Ken Owens (57 Caps)
    3 Dillon Lewis (5 Caps)
    4 Cory Hill (18 Caps)
    5 Alun Wyn Jones (117 Caps) (CAPT)
    6 Dan Lydiate (62 Caps)
    7 Justin Tipuric (57 Caps)
    8 Ross Moriarty (23 Caps)

    REPLACEMENTS:
    16 Elliot Dee (10 Caps)
    17 Rob Evans (27 Caps)
    18 Leon Brown (3 Caps)
    19 Adam Beard (4 Caps)
    20 Aaron Wainwright (1 Cap)
    21 Tomos Williams (2 Caps)
    22 Jarrod Evans (UNCAPPED)
    23 Steff Evans (10 Caps)

    http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/wales/news/wales/41562.php



  • Considering our injuries and unavailability (outside the test window) that's a pretty handy team.

    Will be interesting to see if Lydiate is still relevant. And effective.

    Great to see Anscombe getting a chance at 10.

    Even better to see Jarrod Evans on the bench to complement / take over from an ineffective Anscombe.

    We should have too much for Scotland, but when it comes to the Autumn we're notoriously slow starters.

    Hopefully us by 9-13 with plenty of tries.



  • @mikethesnow @Stargazer

    That's a strong Wales team. 10 will be the interesting one to watch. I've never been too sold on Anscombe and Evans I don't know anything of. Is Patchell injured?



  • @catogrande Patchell is in the squad for the November tests, so I assume he's not injured.



  • @catogrande said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mikethesnow @Stargazer

    That's a strong Wales team. 10 will be the interesting one to watch. I've never been too sold on Anscombe and Evans I don't know anything of. Is Patchell injured?

    Stood down to recover from concussion.

    Will feature in subsequent tests, as will Biggar.

    Evans has been the Blues 10 the past two seasons usurping Shingler and forcing Anscombe to 15.

    Beautifully balanced runner with ball in two hands, deceptively quick. Time on the ball.

    Reminds me of Iestyn Harris at his best in League.



  • @mikethesnow said in Wales v Scotland:

    Considering our injuries and unavailability (outside the test window) that's a pretty handy team.

    Will be interesting to see if Lydiate is still relevant. And effective.

    Great to see Anscombe getting a chance at 10.

    Even better to see Jarrod Evans on the bench to complement / take over from an ineffective Anscombe.

    We should have too much for Scotland, but when it comes to the Autumn we're notoriously slow starters.

    Hopefully us by 9-13 with plenty of tries.

    Naaa the Scots are doing this one for Doddie Weir. No chance. Scotland by 20.

    I think it was about this time last year I got kicked out of a Scottish Rugby Facebook group ( again ) for having a laugh at the name Fagerson ( FAGerson). An admin messaged me saying they had close to 50 complaints about my juvenile and homophobic behaviour.

    Retorting and calling him a snowflake with no sense of humour did nothing to help my cause unfortunately.



  • @mn5 said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mikethesnow said in Wales v Scotland:

    Considering our injuries and unavailability (outside the test window) that's a pretty handy team.

    Will be interesting to see if Lydiate is still relevant. And effective.

    Great to see Anscombe getting a chance at 10.

    Even better to see Jarrod Evans on the bench to complement / take over from an ineffective Anscombe.

    We should have too much for Scotland, but when it comes to the Autumn we're notoriously slow starters.

    Hopefully us by 9-13 with plenty of tries.

    Naaa the Scots are doing this one for Doddie Weir. No chance. Scotland by 20.

    I think it was about this time last year I got kicked out of a Scottish Rugby Facebook group ( again ) for having a laugh at the name Fagerson ( FAGerson). An admin messaged me saying they had close to 50 complaints about my juvenile and homophobic behaviour.

    Retorting and calling him a snowflake with no sense of humour did nothing to help my cause unfortunately.

    you don't take unprofessional photos of sunrises by any chance do you?



  • @mariner4life said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mn5 said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mikethesnow said in Wales v Scotland:

    Considering our injuries and unavailability (outside the test window) that's a pretty handy team.

    Will be interesting to see if Lydiate is still relevant. And effective.

    Great to see Anscombe getting a chance at 10.

    Even better to see Jarrod Evans on the bench to complement / take over from an ineffective Anscombe.

    We should have too much for Scotland, but when it comes to the Autumn we're notoriously slow starters.

    Hopefully us by 9-13 with plenty of tries.

    Naaa the Scots are doing this one for Doddie Weir. No chance. Scotland by 20.

    I think it was about this time last year I got kicked out of a Scottish Rugby Facebook group ( again ) for having a laugh at the name Fagerson ( FAGerson). An admin messaged me saying they had close to 50 complaints about my juvenile and homophobic behaviour.

    Retorting and calling him a snowflake with no sense of humour did nothing to help my cause unfortunately.

    you don't take unprofessional photos of sunrises by any chance do you?

    There's a joke here which I'm clearly not getting......



  • @mn5 said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mariner4life said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mn5 said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mikethesnow said in Wales v Scotland:

    Considering our injuries and unavailability (outside the test window) that's a pretty handy team.

    Will be interesting to see if Lydiate is still relevant. And effective.

    Great to see Anscombe getting a chance at 10.

    Even better to see Jarrod Evans on the bench to complement / take over from an ineffective Anscombe.

    We should have too much for Scotland, but when it comes to the Autumn we're notoriously slow starters.

    Hopefully us by 9-13 with plenty of tries.

    Naaa the Scots are doing this one for Doddie Weir. No chance. Scotland by 20.

    I think it was about this time last year I got kicked out of a Scottish Rugby Facebook group ( again ) for having a laugh at the name Fagerson ( FAGerson). An admin messaged me saying they had close to 50 complaints about my juvenile and homophobic behaviour.

    Retorting and calling him a snowflake with no sense of humour did nothing to help my cause unfortunately.

    you don't take unprofessional photos of sunrises by any chance do you?

    There's a joke here which I'm clearly not getting......

    There is an horrific story about a photographer being kicked off the Torbay facebook page on the absolute crap thread. I warn you that it is quite disturbing.



  • @snowy said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mn5 said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mariner4life said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mn5 said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mikethesnow said in Wales v Scotland:

    Considering our injuries and unavailability (outside the test window) that's a pretty handy team.

    Will be interesting to see if Lydiate is still relevant. And effective.

    Great to see Anscombe getting a chance at 10.

    Even better to see Jarrod Evans on the bench to complement / take over from an ineffective Anscombe.

    We should have too much for Scotland, but when it comes to the Autumn we're notoriously slow starters.

    Hopefully us by 9-13 with plenty of tries.

    Naaa the Scots are doing this one for Doddie Weir. No chance. Scotland by 20.

    I think it was about this time last year I got kicked out of a Scottish Rugby Facebook group ( again ) for having a laugh at the name Fagerson ( FAGerson). An admin messaged me saying they had close to 50 complaints about my juvenile and homophobic behaviour.

    Retorting and calling him a snowflake with no sense of humour did nothing to help my cause unfortunately.

    you don't take unprofessional photos of sunrises by any chance do you?

    There's a joke here which I'm clearly not getting......

    There is an horrific story about a photographer being kicked off the Torbay facebook page on the absolute crap thread. I warn you that it is quite disturbing.

    Righto. Will check



  • @mn5 said in Wales v Scotland:

    @snowy said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mn5 said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mariner4life said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mn5 said in Wales v Scotland:

    @mikethesnow said in Wales v Scotland:

    Considering our injuries and unavailability (outside the test window) that's a pretty handy team.

    Will be interesting to see if Lydiate is still relevant. And effective.

    Great to see Anscombe getting a chance at 10.

    Even better to see Jarrod Evans on the bench to complement / take over from an ineffective Anscombe.

    We should have too much for Scotland, but when it comes to the Autumn we're notoriously slow starters.

    Hopefully us by 9-13 with plenty of tries.

    Naaa the Scots are doing this one for Doddie Weir. No chance. Scotland by 20.

    I think it was about this time last year I got kicked out of a Scottish Rugby Facebook group ( again ) for having a laugh at the name Fagerson ( FAGerson). An admin messaged me saying they had close to 50 complaints about my juvenile and homophobic behaviour.

    Retorting and calling him a snowflake with no sense of humour did nothing to help my cause unfortunately.

    you don't take unprofessional photos of sunrises by any chance do you?

    There's a joke here which I'm clearly not getting......

    There is an horrific story about a photographer being kicked off the Torbay facebook page on the absolute crap thread. I warn you that it is quite disturbing.

    Righto. Will check

    I warned you - It is not for the faint hearted.



  • @snowy

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    Edit. Doesn't bloody work on an iPad

    [Mod edit - fixed formatting]



  • @machpants The link works, and yes. Terrible stuff. Hard to get over.

    I should probably get this back on track before a ban gets mentioned.

    So Anscombe - "I think he's the greatest, but my dad says he don't work hard enough on defense." Flying high week reference.



  • Most important part of this test is the right dints at the RWU and SRU agreed to actually donate towards the cause they used to advertise the fixture. A few of my mates overseas purchased tickets thinking that was always the case. As a matter of principle they were going to boycott the game of it didn't change



  • @machpants said in Wales v Scotland:

    Most important part of this test is the right dints at the RWU and SRU agreed to actually donate towards the cause they used to advertise the fixture. A few of my mates overseas purchased tickets thinking that was always the case. As a matter of principle they were going to boycott the game of it didn't change

    Yes shit form, which thankfully has been rectified.


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