RWC team of the first round



    1. Kitshoff (SA) : he was a beeeeast.
    2. Latu (Aus) : Scored two tries and was everywhere on the park.
    3. Furlong (Irl) : strong, as usual.
    4. Barrett (NZ) : redemption for him.
    5. Ryan (Irl) : excellent in everything he did.
    6. Savea (NZ) : outstanding despite a few weak tackles.
    7. Yato (Fiji) : played only 25 minutes but what minutes !
    8. Himeno (Jap) : barnstorming runs all night.
    9. Dupont (Fra) : maybe the best scrumhalf in the world.
    10. Volavola (Fiji) : ran the show when his forwards won their ammunition.
    11. Adams (Wales) : plenty of speed.
    12. Tuilagi (Eng) : impressive. I know he is a centre but it is to put ALB in there.
    13. ALB (NZ) : His association with Crotty has always been great.
    14. Penaud (Fra) : His breaks led to tries while Kolbe's were beautiful but sterile.
    15. B. Barrett (NZ) : not bad from a non specialist fullback.


  • He wouldn’t make the team of the week but the replacement Georgian 9 is all class. He played really well at U20 level and made a difference off the bench vs Wales. No idea why he doesn’t just start.

    I thought Henderson just outshone Ryan for Ireland.



  • @cgrant said in RWC team of the first round:

    1. Kitshoff (SA) : he was a beeeeast.
    2. Latu (Aus) : Scored two tries and was everywhere on the park.
    3. Furlong (Irl) : strong, as usual.
    4. Barrett (NZ) : redemption for him.
    5. Ryan (Irl) : excellent in everything he did.
    6. Savea (NZ) : outstanding despite a few weak tackles.
    7. Yato (Fiji) : played only 25 minutes but what minutes !
    8. Himeno (Jap) : barnstorming runs all night.
    9. Dupont (Fra) : maybe the best scrumhalf in the world.
    10. Volavola (Fiji) : ran the show when his forwards won their ammunition.
    11. Adams (Wales) : plenty of speed.
    12. Tuilagi (Eng) : impressive. I know he is a centre but it is to put ALB in there.
    13. ALB (NZ) : His association with Crotty has always been great.
    14. Penaud (Fra) : His breaks led to tries while Kolbe's were beautiful but sterile.
    15. B. Barrett (NZ) : not bad from a non specialist fullback.
    1. Gadzhiev (Rus)
    2. Navidi (Wal)


  • Navidi was good defensively but did not shine in attack. Tipuric was all class IMO.



  • Oh good, first shot at a team of the week has someone out of position.

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