Six Nations 2008: England

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  1. Afternoon all, the Senior and Saxons Squads were announced today.

    England Senior Squad:

    Balshaw (Gloucester),
    Cipriani (Wasps),
    Cueto (Sale Sharks),
    Flood (Newcastle),
    Gomarsall (Harlequins),
    Hodgson (Sale Sharks),
    Noon (Newcastle),
    Richards (London Irish),
    Sackey (Wasps),
    Strettle (Harlequins),
    Tait (Newcastle),
    Tindall (Gloucester),
    Wigglesworth (Sale),
    Wilkinson (Newcastle),
    Vainikolo (Gloucester).

    Borthwick (Bath),
    Croft (Leicester),
    Chuter (Leicester),
    L Deacon (Leicester),
    Easter (Harlequins),
    Haskell (Wasps),
    Kay (Leicester),
    Mears (Bath),
    Moody (Leicester),
    Payne (Wasps),
    Rees (Wasps),
    Regan (Bristol),
    Shaw (Wasps),
    Sheridan (Sale),
    Stevens (Bath),
    Vickery (Wasps, capt),
    Worsley (Wasps).

    England Saxons Squad

    Abendanon (Bath),
    Allen (Gloucester),
    Armitage (London Irish),
    Arscott (Bristol),
    Ashton (Northampton),
    Brown (Harlequins),
    Care (Harlequins),
    Dickson (Newcastle),
    Geraghty (London Irish),
    Hipkiss (Leicester),
    Hodgson (London Irish),
    Lamb (Gloucester),
    Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester),
    O Smith (Leicester),
    Varndell (Leicester).

    A Brown (Gloucester),
    Blaze (Leicester),
    A Clarke (Bristol),
    Crane (Leicester),
    Dowson (Newcastle),
    Hartley (Northampton),
    Hobson (Bristol),
    Kennedy (London Irish),
    Lipman (Bath),
    Lund (Sale Sharks),
    Narraway (Gloucester),
    Paice (London Irish),
    Palmer (Wasps),
    Titterrell (Gloucester),
    Wilson (Newcastle),
    Wood (Gloucester),
    B Woods (Newcastle).

  2. Good blend of youngsters and experience.
    As a "Jock" hope they don't blend too quickly this year. Hope BA doesn't bring in someone to take over the management side too soon, lol.
    Could be an intresting 6Ns with most squads rebuilding after RWC.
  3. There is however one weakness.....

    Spot the Fullback with Lewsey and Abendanon not in the senior squad, and Balshaw being a bit of an injury biff.
  4. Where does he think Cipriani will play? Why no Josh Lewesy?
    Good to see Arscott in the Saxons (as a Bristol fan)
    I don't know what Simpson-Daniel has to do to get back in the seniors?
    Otherwise it is a good all round squad.
    I think England have a good chance of winning the 6 Nations, but I don't think a grand slam is on the cards.
    Let's hope it's a good competition as usual.
  5. Retired.....(Wah?)
  6. Hobson and Clarke in the Saxons as well from Bristol.