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  • I note Henson isnt in Bath squad for the match with the Dregs. Whats the betting he wont play a match for them?

    http://www.espn.co.uk/wales/rugby/story/194707.html

    wrecker
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    I’m sure he will at some point. B*** currently have a very very strong side though. I think they’ll do well this season.

    Are the pack strong enough though? I still think they’ll struggle v the likes of Saffacens and Tigers.

    wrecker
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    I think so. Webber, Wilson, Attwood, Faosilva, Fearns, Garvey; they have some quality. Could do with a better 8, I read on their forum that they were hoping to get Faletau before he re-signed.

    Paul James plays for them too doesnt he?

    wrecker
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    He does it appears. I thought he left!
    I’d also forgotten Francois Louw…
    I also think their back line is pretty petrifying!

    Frankers
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    jambalaya – Member
    Glad to see the ban, Cockerill and Leicester need to understand you cannot behave like that. All rather bizarre as it was a comfortable win for Leicester so what to get so wound up

    He got wound up as Lawes was going out of his way to take Toby Flood off the pitch which he succeeded in doing. He was arguing with officials as thought Lawes should have received yellow/red late challenge.

    As a Leicester fan though I also think it was bad behaviour on his part though the ban is to long for offence

    ijs445ra
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    Just read the Joost artitcle, probably the best 9 i have seen play. Very sad to hear how poorly he is these days. 🙁

    tinybits
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    I think Bath will do well, there pack looked quite sharp, with decent pace and power. It’ll be interesting to see them against the Welsh teams though.

    So sad about Jaco, the picture if him with his lad is heart wrenching.

    Joost was a great scrum half, he was better than Howley which is as high level of praise as you’ll get from me!

    surfer
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    Thanks for posting that Pigface.

    Pigface
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    AA be still your beating heart 😀

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/2375833

    “There was a lot of drink involved, that’s my excuse. Bad things seem to happen when I go out so maybe I shouldn’t go out.

    Well duh 😆

    duckman
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    the bigger they are…

    MND is a disgusting horrific disease that is currently killing a mate’s wife. How do you cope with something that takes you apart like that, especially as somebody who has played sport at the level he has.

    “There was a lot of drink involved, that’s my excuse. Bad things seem to happen when I go out so maybe I shouldn’t go out.

    or dont drink. For a guy who is a hugely intelligent rugby player he really is as thick as shit. Hope to see him play though. I loves watching him play.

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    @frankers I was at the match and I thought Lawes played well and did not hit Flood late, perfectly legit.

    I read the piece on Joost, desperate stuff and supremely brave responce.

    tinybits
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    Laws hit was fine, it was just the type you want from your lunatic tackler. Flood went off smacking his head on his team mates knee.

    However, the intent was clearly there, I think that Cockers was objecting to that more. What’s going on now, is the utter lack of logic applied to the sentencing (other than thou must miss 2 HC games).

    Looking forward to the first sweaty DoR this season, must all be treated the same and I’m sure that the rfu will do just this….

    Someone should tell Keith Wood to change the record and stop bleating

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/23771030

    Pigface
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    Meh he is entitled to his opinion, his opinion is wrong though 😉

    Cockerill is an arse dont understand how any Leicester fans can condone his little tantrum.

    wrecker
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    Meh he is entitled to his opinion, his opinion is wrong though

    To be fair to him, it seems that he was asked a question and he stuck to his guns. Right or wrong, nowt wrong with being honest.

    When you’ve been pretty much emphatically proved wrong sticking to your guns seem a bit hard headed to me

    Pigface
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    a bit hard headed to me

    That is a trait I thought you would admire AA 😉

    Yep got to admire him for sticking to his guns even as the ship slides beneath the surface 😆 I like Woody and he was a great player.

    wrecker
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    a bit hard headed to me

    He was a Hooker!!! 😀

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    Cockerill is an arse dont understand how any Leicester fans can condone his little tantrum.

    Most don’t. He deserved a ban but it’s just a bit inconsistent that’s all. But that’s the RFU all over.

    tinybits
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    ads678 – Member
    Cockerill is an arse dont understand how any Leicester fans can condone his little tantrum.
    Most don’t. He deserved a ban but it’s just a bit inconsistent that’s all. But that’s the RFU all over.

    This, Cockers deserved it fully. No place in the game at all for that. Now I just want the same thing done to all other coaches / players.

    surfer
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    He looked very sharp to me on Saturday in the friendly against Leeds Carnegie!

    Mark Cueto

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    What do you reckon Surfer? are we going down this season?

    DanW
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    Henson is apparently looking to move on from Bath… maybe he should just join Newport after all and go back to enjoying nights out in Cardiff instead 😀

    tinybits
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    Really? I’m sure if he moves again, he’s not getting another shot with a decent club. The blokes a liability!

    DanW
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    It was on the local news online although it seems to have since been removed.. maybe Gav saw your post Tiny and decided he might be better off trying to make friends in Bath 😀

    Having said that, Henson also gave an interview in the last few days saying he would happily fight Fearns in a charity boxing match where he thinks he can earn back some respect. A brave comment given the pre-season charity boxing matches have just finished at Bath 😉 We all support you Gavin! 😀

    wrecker
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    A brave comment given the pre-season charity boxing matches have just finished at Bath

    Didn’t Grewcock fight Harrison at one of these?

    Are you sure ypur not confusing the Dregs captain and former team mate at welsh talking up him moving to the Dregs? Henson was on the beeb website talking up playing for Bath.
    Is he in the in the squad to play the Dregs?

    Really? I’m sure if he moves again, he’s not getting another shot with a decent club. The blokes a liability!

    That has been said rather a lot in the last four years and he’s been signed by Saffercens, Toulon, Cardiff, London Welsh and Bath!!

    surfer
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    What do you reckon Surfer? are we going down this season?

    Have faith 😯

    Backs looked very good, particularly Arscott and Cueto. Braid was excellent as usual.
    Scrum was rubbish though and that would be my concern. Kulemin looked pretty good when he came on and I though Gaskell played well also.

    Cipriani looked OK and I had the briefest of chats with him after the game and he was was very friendly and said hello to Surfer junior which was nice.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Blues 9 – Sale 17 at half time, Sale scored very quickly so at least they can remember where the tryline is!
    I hope they have a better season this year – i have BT Vision for the rugby 😀

    duckman
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    Cipriani looked OK and I had the briefest of chats with him after the game and he was was very friendly and said hello to Surfer junior which was nice.

    Is Surfer junior female?

    wrecker
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    Steady on duckman!

    Watching wilkos Toulon vs sextons Racine metro. Toulon winning so far, HT.

    surfer
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    Is Surfer junior female?

    🙂

    Male

    surfer
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    Blues 9 – Sale 17 at half time

    Game of two arves!

    ijs445ra
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    24-6 saints beat edinburgh, was 7-6 when I started following game at 50+ minutes. I must be a not so lucky charm 🙁

    wrecker
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    Racing got a hiding!
    Wilco, smith and particularly masoe (no 8 ) were very good. Giteau was shite.

    duckman
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    Giteau hasn’t been great for 3 years now, as soon as he got old enough to have to work harder to play at the same level he stopped seeming interested. I am making my vets debut tomorrow, 45 years old,spent the last 7 years with a whistle in my piehole; what could possibly go wrong? Meeting at 11am for team brandy…not how I remember pre match prep.

    wrecker
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    That’s brilliant! Good luck duckman, have a great game.

    Frankers
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    jambalaya – Member
    @frankers I was at the match and I thought Lawes played well and did not hit Flood late, perfectly legit.

    I agree it was not late either, Lawes was out to take him off the pitch though.

    I was there too 🙂

    tinybits – Member
    ads678 – Member
    Cockerill is an arse dont understand how any Leicester fans can condone his little tantrum.
    Most don’t. He deserved a ban but it’s just a bit inconsistent that’s all. But that’s the RFU all over.
    This, Cockers deserved it fully. No place in the game at all for that. Now I just want the same thing done to all other coaches / players.

    Not sure how the ban is justified for the length of time….. lets be honest lots of coaching staff have directed bad language to ref with no ban

    As a Leicester fan I was disappointed with his behaviour at such a big family event, he showed himself up.

    BlindMelon
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    Pumas going much better this week, running SA tight

    BlindMelon
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    From BBC Sport:

    England World Cup winner Josh Lewsey is appointed as the new head of rugby for Wales.

    Lewsey will take on operational and strategic management of the whole game in Wales from community to elite level outside the senior international squad.

    “I’m delighted to have been offered this opportunity to play a pivotal role in ensuring the strength and wellbeing of the national sport of Wales,” Lewsey said.

    “Everyone involved in rugby knows how passionate the whole of Wales is about the sport, so I’m fully aware of the huge responsibility I’m accepting.”

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