Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

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Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by josie andrews » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:40 pm

Tonga 14-6 Great Britain: Lions beaten in tour opener

The Great Britain shirt may be back on the international stage after a 12-year absence - but a superb Tongan display underlined their Test class as they recorded a brutal 14-6 victory in Hamilton on Saturday.

After a minute's silence to mark the sad passing of former Tonga and St Helens coach Mike McClennan, it was new Saints boss Kristian Woolf's men who bossed the opening 40 minutes, dishing out some huge hits almost from kick-off.

Harry Sunderland winner Luke Thompson was an early casualty - and the hosts inflicted more damage on the scoreboard with half an hour gone. Sione Katoa's kick caused confusion for Gareth Widdop and debutant Lachlan Coote, as New South Wales Origin centre Michael Jennings claimed the opener.

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Re: Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by Barney841 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:32 pm

Not sure if Ryan hall should of played. Hardly played this season

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Re: Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by Barney841 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:33 pm

Also Zak is better at full back than Coote

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Re: Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by medlocke » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:06 pm

Barney841 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Not sure if Ryan hall should of played. Hardly played this season
He where proper sheet :D
Hill was also poop as well as Coote and Biscuit Shoulders

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Re: Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by fozzieskem » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:08 pm

No one covered themselves in glory that’s for sure Coote was shown up a few times though

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Re: Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by w.thomas » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:27 pm

Thought bateman was easily the best of the bunch. Could of been watching wigan with the way GBs players were dominated. Some very poor selections as well, coote was rubbish as was widdop. Yet to see Hodgson have a good game on the international stage. Hall was also clearly not match fit. Only thing we will take from these games it seems is injuries to our wigan players. A lot to improve on for the next game, id like to see some changes made to the starting line up, old bennett boy best get his thinking cap on

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Re: Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by moto748 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:40 am

Yes, that was a wake-up call. The pack we put out was not good enough, and the pivots looked exactly as if they had never played together before.

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Re: Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by old hooker » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:33 am

Barney841 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Also Zak is better at full back than Coote
Sam Tomkins is better than the pair of them as he showed in the 9s.

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Re: Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by Barney841 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:08 am

old hooker wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:33 am
Barney841 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Also Zak is better at full back than Coote
Sam Tomkins is better than the pair of them as he showed in the 9s.
Sam is more effective in attack but in defence, no.

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Re: Tonga v GB Lions spoiler

Post by Wandering Warrior » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:12 am

As if Bennett is arsed?
Time for Waney?
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