>'loading' of the midweek games with seasoned England players
>instead of up-and-comers. As one journo said, the only thing
>quite a few of these players are "emerging" from is the
>Lions tour to South Africa.
and we in the colonies have not yet been informed! But did we really expect
>AB midweekers have a good opponent to play, and assembling
>a scratch team is not necessarily going to mean they play
>up to their individual form on paper, as a unit. We'll see
>what we see - I expect the midweek team to be much tighter
>and more co-ordinated than we saw against Wales 'A'.
many of them have a point to prove this is their chance against a strong team.
>think the possibility I raised in my website match report on
>the Ireland test last Saturday of Jonah Lomu being recalled
>might well come about.
face it, the England team are still having nightmares about Lomu, so the
mental factor alone is almost worth putting him in the team.
>eulogising over Blowers' performance against the Irish, I
>expect him to be named no matter what Kronfeld does. The
>issue is whether Josh can make the bench again.
may still be a place for Josh, although he really isn't an impact player.
However, should the game be tight and Blowers is struggling, then Kronfeld
would be the ideal man to bring on the field.
>problems, and Ian Jones not feauturing very prominently in
>general play at present, Mark Cooksley will have no doubt
>been given all the encouragment neccesary to put in a good
tomorrow. Kronfeld could well stay in the reserves because Randell covers No
8 if Zinny gets injured, Blowers could move to blindside and Kronfeld would go
to openside, so the loose forward positions are well covered.