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Northern Hemisphere teams get going

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, RWC 2011 on 5 Aug 2011 at 09:01
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The Northern Hemisphere teams start their preparation for the World Cup with a series of warm up test matches, the first of which takes place this weekend when England face Wales and Ireland play Scotland.

These teams have not played international rugby since the Six Nations earlier this year, and will have to kick into gear quite quickly if they want to make an impact at the World Cup, which kicks off in 34 days.


England: 15 Delon Armitage, 14 Matt Banahan, 13 Manusamoa Tuilagi, 12 Riki Flutey, 11 Mark Cueto, 10 Jonny Wilkinson, 9 Danny Care, 8 James Haskell, 7 Lewis Moody (captain), 6 Tom Croft, 5 Tom Palmer, 4 Simon Shaw, 3 Matt Stevens, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Alex Corbisiero.

Replacements: 16 Lee Mears, 17 Dave Wilson, 18 Mouritz Botha, 19 Tom Wood, 20 Richard Wigglesworth, 21 Charlie Hodgson, 22 Charlie Sharples.

Wales: 15 Rhys Priestland, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Shane Williams, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun-Wyn Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Craig Mitchell, 2 Huw Bennett, 1 Paul James.

Replacements: 16 Lloyd Burns, 17 Ryan Bevington, 18 Luke Charteris, 19 Ryan Jones, 20 Tavis Knoyle, 21 Scott Williams, 22 Morgan Stoddart.


Scotland: TBA

Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Fergus McFadden, 12 Paddy Wallace, 11 Luke Fitzgerald, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Tomas O’Leary, 8 Denis Leamy, 7 Niall Ronan, 6 Mike McCarthy, 5 Leo Cullen (captain), 4 Donnacha Ryan, 3 Tony Buckley, 2 Sean Cronin, 1 Tom Court.

Replacements: 16 Jerry Flannery, 17 Marcus Horan, 18 John Hayes, 19 Mick O’Driscoll, 20 Kevin McLaughlin, 21 Isaac Boss, 22 Felix Jones.


  • Rich are these times England times or SA times?

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.08.11 09:26:56 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 1) :

    I’ve changed it to SA times..

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.08.11 10:09:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The England vs Wales game is live on Supersport 6 from 15h15.

    The Scotland vs Ireland game is delayed on SuperSport 6 from 17h30

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.08.11 10:13:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • There is also an Argentine vs South American Invitational match on, live on SuperSport 1 at 20h15

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.08.11 10:13:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Jam Packed day of rugby with the first game of the day being the Tri Nations game which kicks of at 9h30

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.08.11 10:14:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Damn ,was kind of hoping your times were correct then i could watch a bit more of the Eng Wales game.No way im tuning out of my
    WP game

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.08.11 10:37:43 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Aweseome innit

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.08.11 10:38:05 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Is Chris Ashton injured? And Courtney Lawes?

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.08.11 12:08:34 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Good to see Wilkinson getting a run

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.08.11 14:13:18 by Mutley Reply
  • I groaned when I saw I had to make picks for these games on SuperBru… damn I really am NOT interested!

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.08.11 14:45:34 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • England and Ireland should be a safe double?

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.08.11 14:52:57 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • I got to say the northern teams look kak and far behind us southerners …30 days too short …and moody is injured not a tweak…wales will beat eng at cardiff and more injuries on the cards after that game…wales lost a key player on saturday …samoa is going to slaughter them as well as fiji …watch nicely

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.08.11 00:28:56 by AlterEgo Reply

  • Sa should not be concerned about samoa as its our last pool game and by then samoa will be a little tired

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.08.11 00:32:17 by AlterEgo Reply


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