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Author Topic: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19  (Read 6524 times)

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #90 on: April 15, 2019, 07:20:15 PM »
Gloucester are in after the weekend and Newcastle down. Our game at Worcester should be fun. If there arent 10 tries I am Chinese!

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2019, 02:30:24 PM »
Good news that Worcester are safe for another year - with the outgoings of Adams, Heem Teo & Singleton there are definite big holes to fill - was initially underwhelmed with recruitment thus far however with WC & 6N taking out huge chunks of next season & a raft of players suddenly coming to the market after WC Im hoping that it might be solid recruitment with the potential to sprinkle a bit of stardust if required after Christmas

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2019, 05:28:20 PM »
Good news that Worcester are safe for another year - with the outgoings of Adams, Heem Teo & Singleton there are definite big holes to fill - was initially underwhelmed with recruitment thus far however with WC & 6N taking out huge chunks of next season & a raft of players suddenly coming to the market after WC Im hoping that it might be solid recruitment with the potential to sprinkle a bit of stardust if required after Christmas

Melani Nanai is a very strong replacement for Adams as a finisher.
Ted Hill is the jewel in the crown and will be a regular next year.
Kitchener is a good signing, you've been really weak in there for a couple of years.
Will Butler looks like a very good young centre so it will be interesting to see if he can step up with T'eo leaving.
Singleton is a massive loss.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #93 on: April 30, 2019, 09:48:44 PM »
Good news that Worcester are safe for another year - with the outgoings of Adams, Heem Teo & Singleton there are definite big holes to fill - was initially underwhelmed with recruitment thus far however with WC & 6N taking out huge chunks of next season & a raft of players suddenly coming to the market after WC Im hoping that it might be solid recruitment with the potential to sprinkle a bit of stardust if required after Christmas

Melani Nanai is a very strong replacement for Adams as a finisher.
Ted Hill is the jewel in the crown and will be a regular next year.
Kitchener is a good signing, you've been really weak in there for a couple of years.
Will Butler looks like a very good young centre so it will be interesting to see if he can step up with T'eo leaving.
Singleton is a massive loss.
Personally think Annet is better player than Singleton but needs to stay fit, hopefully Moulds is a solid replacement because for everything Taufette brings with the ball his line out throwing is poor.
Agree in Kitchener, really hope another 2nd row is still to be announced or we might get a few games of the Kitchener brothers in tandem.
Like Butler & Lawrence in centre.
Really looking forward to seeing Nanai

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #94 on: May 01, 2019, 09:01:15 AM »
Singleton isn't exceptional at anything but he's got no great weaknesses and is consistent and reliable, having a player like that in the front row is a massive advantage.

I'm less convinced by Lawrence but he could be decent, I suspect Butler will be hard for you to keep hold of after a year or 2 and he'll be talked about for England within that timeframe.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #95 on: May 08, 2019, 05:54:42 PM »
I am not sure who Gloucester are bringing in next season. I have normally heard a few names by now. Not that they look particularly weak at the moment anyway mind. Perhaps a big name winger will be the prize they are after.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #96 on: May 08, 2019, 06:15:59 PM »
I am not sure who Gloucester are bringing in next season. I have normally heard a few names by now. Not that they look particularly weak at the moment anyway mind. Perhaps a big name winger will be the prize they are after.

Joe Simpson in and Ben Vellacott going the other way is the big one. Also picked up Ford-Robinson from Saints who's a decent looking prop but has a couple of weaknesses.

To answer the 2nd part I think Goneva and Sinoti Sinoti could both be looked at by a few teams, both at the end of their careers but could be worthwhile for a year.
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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #97 on: May 08, 2019, 07:04:39 PM »
I take it back. I knew about Simpson as a  back up scrum half months ago! Perhaps we will go Saffer again in the Summer. I love watching Mostert and Kriel but we dont have any in the backs.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #98 on: May 23, 2019, 08:35:38 AM »
Play offs at the weekend. I can't see past the two home teams to be fair.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #99 on: May 25, 2019, 12:30:16 PM »
Agree - theyre vastly superior teams and scarily could improve further next year with Daly and hogg joining them

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #100 on: May 25, 2019, 09:36:52 PM »
Looking forward to next Saturday now should be a cracking game at Twickenham.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #101 on: June 01, 2019, 06:28:14 PM »
Great game today. Saracens just kept on knocking and eventually found a way. Poor game management at the end cost the Chiefs, poor line out and an awful restart. I was sat right in front of the Newell injury, looked and sounded very nasty.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #102 on: June 03, 2019, 08:13:55 AM »
I was watching the cricket and clean forgot about Exeter v Saracens  :(

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #103 on: June 11, 2019, 05:31:30 PM »
Cipriani got player of the season.

Offline nigel

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #104 on: June 14, 2019, 05:46:57 PM »
Paddy Jackson in at London Irish.
Cleared of rape charges, yet, two sponsors have dropped out.

Don't know a great deal on what happened, but, surely if he's been found 'Not Guilty' then that should be it.
Are the sponsors right in punishing the club?