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TomBuckQuin

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Re: *Danny Axed from World Cup*
« on: Friday 14-Jun-2019, 17:40* »
Are we actually surprised though? DC is one of Quins' absolute key players these days - one of the first names on the team sheet. But he's been sooo inconsistent in an England shirt. Whenever he put it on it's like he thought he was playing for France, you just never knew if he'd be totally inspired or put on an utter shambles of a performance. Often, he was somewhere in between, with the occasional serious brainfart cancelling out any good work he did.

Now, I think Youngs has been INCREDIBLY lucky to get the number of caps he has. He's slow off the mark, his passing is generally loopy and he gets tired quickly. Nevertheless, he's focused on his one or two strengths (box-kicking and... okay now I'm struggling...) and that seems to have been enough. I personally think Robson should have been given more of a shot, but that's largely irrelevant now given his health/fitness issues. I'm just not surprised to see Care left out - the writing has been on the wall for quite a while really. Eddie doesn't trust him to go steady rather than totally off script. I don't think we can really blame him - in an England shirt Danny has mostly been infuriating and as such never really locked down the starting berth for any extended period of time when Youngs was also available.

I'd be more surprised if Robshaw doesn't go. Brownie feels 50/50 but if I had to call it I'd say he's not going either.

Selfishly, potentially good news for the start of our GP campaign.

 

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