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England Four Nations Team

Discussion in 'Great Britian Lions / England' started by Mr. Sharky, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. moto748

    moto748 Well-Known Member

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    Goal-kicker is a poser, though. I just don't think Matty Smith's goal-kicking is quite good enough. He is not a natural kicker, but has been press-ganged into the role for Wigan after Pat Richards left (at one time, Josh Charnley was #2 kicker at Wigan, but he doesn't seem to kick any more). He has worked hard at it, and is better than at the start of the season, but is only kicking at 70% success. I don't think that's really good enough (I do like him as a half in general play, though). For comparison:

    Sneyd: 77%
    Brough: 76%
    Sinfield: 78%

    Saying all that, I haven't checked, but I don't think Cam Smith's goal-kicking record is all that this season. Who is the Kiwi's kicker?
     
  2. moto748

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    Also, very pleased to read that the Kiwis will be here next year. Looking forward to some terrific encounters; after all, what a thriller that World Cup semi-final was!

    Needless to say, I shall be there. :D
     
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    The Kiwis are playing the English in Dunedin under the roof in 2 months. Tickets for myself and wife already brought. Can't wait for the test!
     
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    Under the roof? I hope the pitch won't be sticky. I'll certainly be seeing the Kiwis in England next year.

    England/NZ was the game of the tournament in the World Cup, I reckon.
     
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    Probably - not quite Oz standard - but good ... ;)
     
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    Last games I saw, Mount Smart compared to the DW Stadium in Wigan was like a cabbage patch to a bowling green... :p
     
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    Been to Colonial stadium in Melbourne, been to Dunedins stadium a few times now. Dunedins stadium shits on the Melbourne one ;) Also, this will be the southern most league test played for more than 80 years. History....We'll be there! :)
     

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