- 2013/14 Rugby Thread
Certainly been more injury retirements over this summer than i can ever remember 🙁
I think we are probably now starting to see players who have played only professional rugby reach the end of their careers and the next 5-10 years i guess we will see just what a toll that has taken on them.Posted 4 years agosurferMember
Its certainly an issue as bigger players become stronger and more athletic. I find myself less tolerant of big hits, not using arms etc. It can be crowd pleasing (judging by the comments on rugbydump etc) many fans still love to see it but I hate to see good players taken out of the game.Posted 4 years ago
Eastmonds broke, went off just before half time last week with Henson coming on, he also played a half for the reserve team on Monday night. Hope his defence is up to the job today. Only other option would have been Banahanahanahan at 12. I suspect Henson outside a young outside half is a better option. Henson can take the pressure off with clearance kicks and decision making as and when needed. For someone who is obviously as thick as shit he is a very “intelligent” rugby player.Posted 4 years ago
as an aside, how the **** can they get this so wrong when the bloody video ref is looking at it? Its an awful decision
this was very very odd too but at least borderline I suppose
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4JsFZQBjcE[/video]Posted 4 years ago
could he be offside?
I’m not sure a ruck had formed?no ruck was formed, he couldn’t be offside. Also the ref said high and no arms which is clearly wrong.
back to Gavins performance in training… twitter says it all:
Super Gavin Henson ?@UnrealGavHenson 12 Sep
Great training session finished – lads clapped me off the pitch and @Jonathanjoseph0 asked for a signed picture. Happy to oblige for a fan!
Super Gavin Henson ?@UnrealGavHenson 29mPosted 4 years ago
Shaking hands with some Gav fans before the warm up. Then a request to go into the @LeicesterTigers dressing room to sign some autographs
He was certainly more visible than a certain Mr Henson, if the commentators hadn’t mentioned him before the game you’d have missed him. Hope Bath didn’t pay too much on that effort.
Tigera did very well considering how many injuries they have this early in the season, can’t think of many other teams that would have come back from that sort of kicking before half time. Their No9 Mele was a liability in the first half, sorted himself out in the 2nd it seems.Posted 4 years ago
He was certainly more visible than a certain Mr Henson
You’d hope so he was the outside half!Posted 4 years ago
Hyperbole overload to suggest Ford is great though! Henson had a ropy start but did OK. Nice pass to put Banahanahanhan away.
The first pass Henson received was certainly interesting!!tinybitsMember
Just got back from the match, Bath deserved their win, but inthinknit would have been very different with a full strength Tigers side. Thought Joseph and the Bath full back were very good, and not too many scrims will get on top of Leicester this season.Posted 4 years ago
Henson was poo, shown an almost complete lack of interest for the majority if the game. In fact he looked a little more interested in the fat ginger man who kept standing up and shouting ‘I love you Gav’!
Oh right, so a players contribution may have something to do with those around him? I see.Posted 4 years ago
Henson looked fairly interested tackling Munipola early on or tackling Crane in the corner just prior to the injury break at the end. A poo player who was uninterested might have been expected not to complete the 80 mins too.
Henson had a mare in the first 15, but settled after that. Steady game for him, but its a new team to him and he could do well. Ford is good, but is only 20 so certainly has the potential for greatness.Posted 4 years ago
If that’s the best b*** can do against a tiggers 2nd XV with a manager consigned to the stands and at the wreck, they ain’t going to be setting the world on fire this season. Felt bad for the tiggers winger who pulled his hamstring, he was having a good game. The b*** full back looked very good.
Wray must be reading this threadPosted 4 years agosputnikMember
For those of you who care (not you Wrecker)
IRB statement :
Following an initial review, the IRB confirms that it was incorrect for referee Romain Poite to issue a yellow card to Bismarck du Plessis in the 17th minute of The Rugby Championship match between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland on Saturday.Posted 4 years ago
Just as players and coaches make mistakes, the decision was an unfortunate case of human error by the match officials, who, having reviewed the match, fully recognise and accept that they made a mistake in the application of law.
All match official performances are thoroughly reviewed and assessed by the IRB and are considered when appointments are made for future test matches.
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