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Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« on: July 24, 2018, 12:01:10 PM »
I see that Bristol Rugby are now "Bristol Bears".

When did that happen..... why did that happen ?

Have they named themselves after the defunct American Football team from the Cotswolds ?

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 12:16:26 PM »
Most of the sides have done it to be fair, there's only really Gloucester and Bath who haven't gone that route. Saracens, Wasps, Saints, Chiefs, Tigers, Sharks and Falcons are all pretty recognisable (the last 2 are probably the least well known).

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 03:05:25 PM »
We (The Mighty Lyd) have unofficially been 'The Tinplaters', 'The Severnsiders' and  'The Elvereaters'
« Last Edit: July 25, 2018, 11:58:02 AM by UK Redsox »

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 08:54:18 PM »
First game of the season, Bristol v bath, not much in it, Bath look a bit unprepared, Bristol came out the blocks hard.  Homer butchered one of the simplest finishes you'll ever see to stop Bath taking the lead, Cokanasiga pulled off a brilliant tackle to save one at the other end.  Better game than the 6-0 scoreline suggests.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 08:47:54 AM »
I watched the second half of the Bristol v Bath game and was impressed with the home team. However, Bath's handling was terrible at times.

Meanwhile down in Level 6 of the league structure (Tribute South West 1 West), the worst Lydney side that I've ever seen lost at home to the worst Launceston side I've ever seen.

If we'd have been this crap 25 years ago, I'd have been a 1st XV regular.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 09:32:25 AM »
Big game from Cipriani.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 09:40:31 AM »
Most of the sides have done it to be fair, there's only really Gloucester and Bath who haven't gone that route. Saracens, Wasps, Saints, Chiefs, Tigers, Sharks and Falcons are all pretty recognisable (the last 2 are probably the least well known).

Saracens and Wasps haven't either unless I've missed something

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2018, 04:59:49 PM »
Most of the sides have done it to be fair, there's only really Gloucester and Bath who haven't gone that route. Saracens, Wasps, Saints, Chiefs, Tigers, Sharks and Falcons are all pretty recognisable (the last 2 are probably the least well known).

Saracens and Wasps haven't either unless I've missed something

Well given they were london wasps and something saracens (i can't remember what) I'd say they're the definition of it.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2018, 07:08:22 PM »
Most of the sides have done it to be fair, there's only really Gloucester and Bath who haven't gone that route. Saracens, Wasps, Saints, Chiefs, Tigers, Sharks and Falcons are all pretty recognisable (the last 2 are probably the least well known).

Saracens and Wasps haven't either unless I've missed something

Well given they were london wasps and something saracens (i can't remember what) I'd say they're the definition of it.

Yes, I remember 'London' Wasps. To be honest I actually thought it was a media thing so people knew where they came from  :-[ as with 'Manchester' Sale.
I'll have to Google Sarries

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 10:45:14 AM »
I see that Bristol Rugby are now "Bristol Bears".

When did that happen..... why did that happen ?

Have they named themselves after the defunct American Football team from the Cotswolds ?

Ah, the Cotswold Bears.

<Obi Wan>Now there's a name I've not heard in a long, long time</Obi Wan>

I was at the game at Stroud RFC in the mid-eighties where they disbanded at half-time after going about 70-0 down. Can't even remember who they were playing...

In more recent news, bought myself and son number one season tickets to Saracens this season. Support your local team and all that. Bit rusty and fortunate against Newcastle on Sunday but an away bonus point against a play-off team is a good start. And as far as I know, they've always just been "Saracens" and based in North London.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2018, 05:46:42 PM »

Big game from Cipriani.

It was and there are still all the Saffers to come in yet (plus Heinz and Marshall back from injury. Gloucester look strong this season.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2018, 06:26:47 PM »

Big game from Cipriani.

It was and there are still all the Saffers to come in yet (plus Heinz and Marshall back from injury. Gloucester look strong this season.

Last year I thought the club were in desperate need of a proper playmaker at 10 and a wrecking ball forward to get them on the front foot.  Cipriani is a perfect answer for the former and Kriel could be an inspired signing.  I think they'll have a great season. Saints will be very good as well though and I think getting a game against them out of the way early whilst they're still settling will be an advantage.

The good thing this year is that I don't think there's a particularly weak team in the league.  Glaws, Bath, Saints, Tigers, Chiefs, Wasps and Sarries all look top 4 standard and 1 will end up missing out of the champions cup let alone the play offs. 

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2018, 05:23:00 PM »
Bath away on Saturday evening.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2018, 03:30:28 PM »
Lydney v Thornbury tomorrow. Fecking Thornbury playing our 1st XV    :o ....this season is going to be ridiculous

We used to play games on TV and give the best teams in the country a run for their money


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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2018, 08:47:54 PM »
Saints vs quins tonight, 9-3 at half time but that's half the story. Saints have been massively frustrating, a huge number of handling errors,  mostly in good areas. Could've had 25+ on the board with a little more concentration.