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Author Topic: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19  (Read 8850 times)

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2018, 07:47:54 PM »
A third successive win for The Mighty Lyd sees us moving towards mid-table mediocrity

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2018, 05:22:04 PM »
Gloucester walloped Worcester. Thorley is very impressive.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2018, 08:54:59 PM »
Saints on the other hand continue to not quite click. We're in danger of being pulled into the relegation fight as it stands, which is ridiculous with the squad we have.

Glaws look nailed on for the playoffs for me, 3rd best team in the league I'd say and then there's a whole bunch of sides that are pretty even. I think Tigers might be in trouble though, they seem to be in free fall and the pack looks very weak (for them).

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2018, 05:25:49 PM »
I was surprised at just how tight it was at the bottom. Could be a shock team for the drop. Kriel doesn't half carry well by the way.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2018, 05:02:19 PM »
What a win for Gloucester and Thorley was superb again.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2018, 12:03:22 AM »
What a win for Gloucester and Thorley was superb again.

He'll be in the England squad for the 6N if he keeps this up, he's not just scoring tries, his all round game is exceptional at the moment.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2018, 06:11:57 PM »
He is a strong bugger for a winger. He hits in contact like a flanker.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2018, 07:18:19 PM »
He is a strong bugger for a winger. He hits in contact like a flanker.

That's why I think he'll get capped pretty soon, tackles and carries into contact like a back row (and is decent at the ruck as well) but has the pace to burn people on the outside.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2018, 07:37:10 PM »
He is a strong bugger for a winger. He hits in contact like a flanker.

That's why I think he'll get capped pretty soon, tackles and carries into contact like a back row (and is decent at the ruck as well) but has the pace to burn people on the outside.

Not sure where the pace came from either. He definitely wasn't that quick when he broke through into the first team. A more than adequate replacement for Johnny May for us.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #54 on: December 14, 2018, 10:07:25 AM »
BBC article on the fake rugby team near me

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/46487517

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2019, 12:08:58 AM »
Just got in from the Sale v Saracens game that Sale deservedly won. Billy Vunipola had an adequate game for his first game back and did well to score the early try for Saracens. Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick will have been concerned to say the least to see Mako Vunipola concede 3 scrum penalties, 2 of them on Saracens' own put-in. Owen Farrell was slightly unlucky to get his yellow card, it may have been given as Chris Ashton had made a line break only stopped by Farrell's clumsy attempt at tackling him. The other yellow card issued to Tolofua of Saracens was well deserved for a cynical cheap shot that I was amazed that the referee had to view on the big screen when it occurred right in front of him. I was surprised at the number of times Farrell received the ball stood still and just passed it on without any attempt at a line break. Saracens paid Sale a big complement by fielding what was their strongest 15.
Faf de Klerk is a joy to watch and Sale have done well to get him signed up on a long contract when I think any of the other teams in the Premiership would have loved to have signed him. He is everywhere and keeps the Sale forwards on the front foot with quick ball and sniping when the opposition have it. Sale have now won 5 in a row and time will tell whether they have the depth of squad to maintain a top 6 or even top 4 finish.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #56 on: January 05, 2019, 12:45:44 AM »
From the tv pictures i think the Farrell one was a yellow. The Tolofua one was the easiest yellow the ref will ever give.

Solomona scored a stunning try, the passing was excellent and then his running line was perfection, made the sarries backline look like amateurs.

Sam James was superb as was Tom Curry. I agree it was promising from Billy V but Mako was poor and Wigglesworth was both shit and a complete bellend, totally outclassed by de klerk.

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2019, 01:28:45 PM »
I didn't realise that Neath were in such a mess.

One of the great Welsh teams of the pre-Regional era

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/46947567

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2019, 07:19:40 PM »
I went to watch Lydney v Teignmouth this afternoon.

We won 42-3 but the rugby at this level is bloody terrible.

Our second team from when I played would absolutely hammer this first team and Id fancy the chances of our old third xv

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Re: Domestic & European Rugby Union 2018/19
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2019, 10:04:20 PM »
I didn't realise that Neath were in such a mess.

One of the great Welsh teams of the pre-Regional era

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/46947567

Blimey, bit of a shock, I thought Neath had merged with another club.

Always loved their top

 


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