Wednesday 23 May 2007

Springboks vs England


South Africa
1. Deon Carstens
2. John Smit
3. BJ Botha
4. Bakkies Botha
5. Victor Matfield
6. Schalk Burger
7. Juan Smith
8. Danie Rossouw
9. Ricky Januarie
10.Butch James
11.Bryan Habana
12.Jean de Villiers
13.Wynand Olivier
14.Ashwin Willemse
15.Percy Montgomery

Subs: Steenkamp, Botha, Van Der Linde, Muller, Spies, Pienaar, Steyn

England
1. Nick Wood
2. Mark Regan
3. Stuart Turner
4. Dean Schofield
5. Alex Brown
6. Chris Jones
7. Andy Hazell
8. Nick Easter
9. Peter Richards
10.Jonny Wilkinson
11.Jason Robinson
12.Andy Farrell
13.Mathew Tait
14.David Strettle
15.Mike Brown

Subs: Cairns, Crompton, Winters, Sanderson, Gomarsall, Flood, Balshaw

Words cannot emphasis how screwed England are. Since Bath, Leicester and Wasps all had European finals this past week none of their players were available for selection to this tour. Which essentially means that Englands entire pack and most of their forward subs were left at home. The backline is pretty much the strongest they could put out which is also moderately hilarious because it is still pretty appalling. I give Wilko maybe 30 minutes before he gets himself injured. This makeshift Eng-u-land team faces a full strength Sud Afriken team on top form just coming out of the Super 14. I'm expecting the Springboks to eat those poor English fools alive... potential cricket score on the cards

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