Monnas have a few useful players out injured. Tiaan de Klerk, Luan vd Walt, Beukes, Wentink.
@Hooit: Mouton unlucky. Good player. Definitely one worth tracking in 2020. Skudder, an accomplished 6 at hooker in the CW A team might have worked against him. Lions have the option to play Skudder at 2 in their first game and at 6 in their second game.
@Bush: Reading and waiting for something worthwile to commment on
@Hooit: Oh I thought you were searching for Nessie. Nice to see you alive and kicking. Your spelling on your jersey is wrong. 2 3 Scotland
@beet: You make a valid point re Skudder but ultimately it comes down to them being able to meet the pre-requisite representative quotas. We all know this. The GL also have the option of moving Van Buuren to the side of the scrum if needs be. That being said, Mouton is extremely unlucky and it came as a bit of a surprise not to see him there. A case could also be made about Groves, Van der Spuy and Prinsloo, but they too will be at the showpiece to show their mettle in the XV team.
After the game against the Bulls I’m quite confident. Not sure what the policy is on injured players not playing trials? Probably no policy.
Agree with what you say on Skudder, I think this is the Lions’ trump card. The flanker blood runs in the family!
@Murrayfield: I can’t recall a Lions Craven Week side with only 3 Monnas representatives. Or for that matter one that has 9 players from Jeppe. You could be forgiven for thinking that this must be the weakest Monnas team in decades and conversely that Jeppe must have an outstanding side this year but the results don’t support that.