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I'd wear double Goretex with a sheepskin liner, just to be on the safe side.
I've just remembered that I've still got my issue Poncho in the garage, so may well bring it as well.
It's sitting on a shelf beside another poncho, my issue arctic gronk bag, and for some strange reason, my 58 webbing (sans large pack)
 
52 minutes in and France ( Fra 13-0 NZ ) are looking the better team but you know the Kiwis, they always manage to pull something out of nothing.
 
England team for Saturday:

Starters
15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 19 caps), 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps), 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 59 caps), 11 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 70 caps), 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 46 caps), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 75 caps); 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 50 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 26 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 11 caps), 4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 52 caps), 5 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 20 caps), 6 Brad Shields (Hurricanes/ Wasps, 1 cap), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 2 cap), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 35 caps)
Finishers
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 6 caps), 17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 57 caps), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps), 19 Mark Wilson (Newcastle 2 caps), 20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 15 caps), 21 Ben Spencer (Saracens, 1 cap), 22 Danny Cipriani (Wasps, 14 caps), 23 Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, 3 caps)
 

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Hogg is to Captain Scotland against the Eagles, should suit his ego nicely!

7 players will be making their first start for Scotland against a USA team who have won 6 in a row.
 
England team for Saturday:

Starters
15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 19 caps), 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps), 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 59 caps), 11 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 70 caps), 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 46 caps), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 75 caps); 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 50 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 26 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 11 caps), 4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 52 caps), 5 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 20 caps), 6 Brad Shields (Hurricanes/ Wasps, 1 cap), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 2 cap), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 35 caps)
Finishers
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 6 caps), 17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 57 caps), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps), 19 Mark Wilson (Newcastle 2 caps), 20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 15 caps), 21 Ben Spencer (Saracens, 1 cap), 22 Danny Cipriani (Wasps, 14 caps), 23 Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, 3 caps)
So the defeat last week was all the fault of Chris Robshaw, and the 20 year old lock the little shit would not give another 4 minutes to (thus giving the lad the dignity of getting to half time on his debut).
Oh, and Piers Fletcher-Dervish
 
The French will lose this game, but they are making the AB's work for it.
 
Ireland ahead by 2 at half time. Good match so far. I have to say after watching 1 1/2 matches this morning, both with southern hemisphere refs, some of the interpretations of the breakdown are errr...interesting.
I'm not having a dig, but certainly a few calls have been interesting re first tackler not releasing and blocking, plus a few guys either not staying on their feet or being deliberately knocked off their feet in the rucks.
I know historically the SH refs are more prone to letting the game flow (not a bad thing at all) but the home sides backrows are certainly getting the benefit of the doubt.
 
Great win for Ireland despite some inconsistent refereeing!
What England wouldn't give for a Peter O'Mahoney. Has he got any English grandparents?
 

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