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Quinston Churchill

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Re: *Danny Axed from World Cup*
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 15-Jun-2019, 09:51* »
Can't be bothered to deal with the Telegraph paywall. Does it name a source?

Care isn't a starter,with the style Eddie wants to play, but he's the best finishing scrum half England have. The number of tries he's created in the last quarter have been very instrumental in a lot of victories - remember his personal demolition of Australia? - and I am willing to bet that he might have made the difference against Wales in the 6N.

I just don't get why Eddie would refuse even to look at players who've been part of his setup for three quarters of his tenure, are the most experienced options in their positions, and haven't noticeably dropped in form. I could understand them not making the final 31, but I'd be perplexed if they weren't in the initial training squad.

Yep. 100% agree.

Care, Robshaw and Brown have been in great form, so it’s hardly as though we’re arguing that they’re suggested off the back of ‘credit in the bank’/past performances.

Selection is always very subjective (particularly under Eddie), but to ignore a group of players who have almost always delivered for England for the training squad at this late stage is just completely illogical. Particularly when the players likely to replace them are not obviously superior or in better form.

England’s loss is our gain, but it feels grossly unfair for their England careers to end in a fairly humiliating way.
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