Premiership Team News: Round 1

BATH RUGBY SIDE TO FACE NEWCASTLE FALCONS15. Tom de Glanville, 14. Ruaridh McConnochie, 13. Cameron Redpath, 12. Josh Matavesi, 11. Joe Cokanasiga, 10. Rhys Priestland, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Lewis Boyce, 2. Jack Walker, 3. Henry Thomas, 4. Josh McNally (C), 5. Will Spencer, 6. Mike Williams, 7. Miles Reid, 8. Zach MercerREPLACEMENTS16. Ross Batty, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. Christian Judge, 19. Charlie Ewels, 20. Josh Bayliss, 21. Will Chudley, 22. Max Clark, 23. Semesa Rokoduguni

15 Lima Sopoaga (43)14 Zach Kibirige (26)13 Juan de Jongh (59)12 Jimmy Gopperth (106)11 Josh Bassett (127)10 Jacob Umaga (31)9 Ben Vellacott (8)1 Simon McIntyre (172)2 Tommy Taylor (71)3 Kieran Brookes (41)4 Tim Cardall (19)5 James Gaskell (121)6 Jack Willis (62)7 Thomas Young (120)8 Brad Shields (34) Replacements16 Tom Cruse (83)17 Tom West (34)18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen (21)19 Levi Douglas (1)20 Alfie Barbeary (6)21 Tom Willis (22)22 Sam Wolstenholme (11)23 Paolo Odogwu (8)

Autumn Nations Cup Sqaud update

England

Elliot Daly and Joe Marler return after injuries, while Alex Mitchell has also joined up with the squad after taking part in some of England’s training camps in October. Jack Singleton (hamstring) and Anthony Watson (ankle) have withdrawn from the squad for the Georgia fixture through injury and will begin rehabilitation with their clubs.

George Ford and Mark Wilson will continue their rehabilitation programmes in camp at The Lensbury. Billy Vunipola will join up with the squad on Sunday after the birth of his son earlier this week.

Newly-appointed skills coach, Jason Ryles, has joined up with the team after finishing the season and winning the NRL Grand Final with Melbourne Storm, where he was assistant coach

Scotland

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne is named as the only new addition from Townsend’s original selection at the beginning of October, while winger Sean Maitland returns to the squad having not been available to be selected for the Guinness Six Nations finale against Wales last weekend.

Next Season T&D DTRR Cup

OK everyone Super Saturday is over congrats to NZ for stomping all over the shackle draggers and England for winning the 6N. The new season of the premiership is less than 3 weeks away.

So need to get your predictions in for the premiership, So far have:-

Monty
Tanker
Travelexec
GEPC
B2P
Sabart
Grump
Bigger Picture
Slamma
George
Dhanley
Novo

Still need of those I can remember Mani, roger, rory, GW, Witters, Engelbertshump, Haz Doug, Chippie, Exlock, Mouse, JDK, Novo, firepies, gladders, global fan, ruck (or whatever you call yourself nowadays.), Hugh, CMJS, Dalters, 6mph, Tomski, Coshie, George, Adastra and Mr Wu. Any lurkers stalkers and all others welcome to enter. Good bottle of single malt to the winner from me.

Get your predictions in position and points full details can be seen here https://rugbyrefugees.co.uk/td-dtrr-final-reckoning/.

Six Nations Team News

Ireland with just 2 changes due to Ringrose injury. Henshaw starts and Farrell onto bench.

Ireland: Jacob Stockdale, Andrew Conway, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Hugo Keenan, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan, Caelan Doris, Will Connors, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Dave Heffernan, Ed Byrne, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Peter O’Mahony, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Chris Farrell

England Squad to play Italy

Backs

Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 83 caps)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 13 caps)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 50 caps)
Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, uncapped)
Max Malins (Bristol Bears, uncapped)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 3 caps)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 56 caps)
Dan Robson (Wasps, 2 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 29 caps)
Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 43 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 99 caps)

Forwards

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 23 caps)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 3 caps)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 15 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 18 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 49 caps)
Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, 1 cap)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 38 caps)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 65 caps)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 8 caps)
Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Jack Singleton (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 35 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 3 caps)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 18 caps)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 51 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 59 caps)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps)
Jack Willis (Wasps, uncapped)

T&D DTRR Final reckoning

First of all huge congratulations to Exeter. Double winners. During the game I actually thought we could do it but the lineout didn’t function all game. Absorbing match and actually CMK wasn’t too bad. Next season (in a couple of weeks is looking promising already. I don’t think the league lead will be quite such a procession but Exeter are still the team to beat.

Our final standings didn’t change over the playoffs. so the results prior to the playoffs stand. So congrats to Monty and Mani for the share of the trophy. I propose 6 months each with the trophy and the rum to be shared among all the refugees. Final table below.

1Mani2.33
1Monty2.33
3Anonymouse2.83
3B2P2.83
3Travel Exec2.83
6Exlock2.92
7Grump3.00
8Bart3.17
8D Hanley3.17
8George3.17
8JD Kiwi3.17
8Novo3.17
8Slamma3.17
14Bigger Picture3.25
15Adrian3.33
15Firepies3.33
15Gladders3.33
15Global Fan3.33
15Ruck3.33
15Tanker3.33
21Hugh3.42
22CMJS3.50
22Dalton Lad3.50
22GEPC3.50
256mph3.67
25Tomski3.67
27Bris3.83
27Coshie3.83
27Mr Wu3.83
Final Table

Now before we get taken over by an England thread and tanker moaning about fazz and bkb I’d like to get the predictions for next year. I’m doing a slight change for next year so that we will besides positions have final points. So the final table this year was.

So just your predicated position for each team and their final points tally for the teams below. I’ll do average points per game and keep everyone updated. Position to count for 80% of your score and the points for 20% of your score smallest average of the differences to actuals to be the winner.

 PositionPoints
Bath  
Bristol  
Chiefs  
Glaws  
LI  
Newcastle  
Quins  
Saints  
Sale  
Tigers  
Wasps  
Wuss