2013/14 Rugby Thread
Edinburghs first home match and a win 8O. It was with a last kick of the match penalty but a win is win of which i did not see many last year.
The Edinburgh pack looked really strong particularly Ford and Nel in the front row. They destoryed the Dragons at almost every scrum…except an Edinburgh penalty scrum and with the Dragons a man down which the Ref thought Edinburgh collapsed it 🙄
Bit of work to be done with the backs but overall not a bad start.
Well done to Glasgow as well for winning away at Ulster.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Cameron getting the respect he deserves.
Looks like the European Cup is going to get the revamp it needs (too many pointless one sided group games). Not sure about cramming the normal season in before Feb/6 Nations but possibility of having the South African sides join is a mouth watering one, add a couple of Welsh and Irish sides plus one from Scotland and Italy and you’re done,Posted 4 years ago
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Cameron getting the respect he deserves.
Looks like the European Cup is going to get the revamp it needs (too many pointless one sided group games). Not sure about cramming the normal season in before Feb/6 Nations but possibility of having the South African sides join is a mouth watering one, add a couple of Welsh and Irish sides plus one from Scotland and Italy and you’re done,
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So I think we can now ignore the EPL’s pretend reasons for demanding a revamp?(it’s really about money)If you introduce qualification from the Rabo you will get 3/4 Irish sides,one Welsh and Glasgow,which is a crap day out. Banging on about the rabo sides not qualifying then trying to introduce quotas…Oh and it would be the end of Italian participation,bet the tigers would be glad of that mind,after their “one sided game” there last year.And as for South African teams,the key word is surely “European”Posted 4 years agotinybitsMember
I think that there is a valid point though, you have the pull, you get the cash. You have to put your front line players in the line every week, you want the others to have to do the same.Posted 4 years ago
The latest proposal is just grand standing, it’ll end up being a qualification based, European cup.
IRFU is having a bit of trouble raising funds if I understand, not much take up of there bond sale which would indicate their let thinks they’re over priced.
“Lower leagues? I would say roughly two people per team are on some sort of substances, could be fat-stripping supplement or a bulking supplement or something like that. From the Premiership to the Championship.” he said.
Yet maximuscle who sell fat stripping and bulking supplements etc are linked with a load of rugby teams and have Chris Robshaw as an ambassador so is it suprising young players are taking stuff?
Suspect it is not very clear if some supplements are legal or not.
Scottish rugby is certainly not benefitting from these lean muscle bound giants that are rampaging about the gamePosted 4 years ago
I saw the Bismark/Carter tackle yesterday in a shop in Belgium. I don’t think it was a harsh yellow, to the strict letters of the law it was a proper tackle but at full speed it is incredibly difficult for the ref to see it. Du Plessis is always running the risk of a yellow when you go in like that. What worries me is the size of these guys and the deliberate targeting of vulnerable parts of the body. Bakkies Botha did a similar thing to Adam Jones, got cited and banned for two weeks but stayed on the pitch. For the people bleating about rugby going soft, wind your necks in, it’s not a blood sport, professionalism has created monsters the like we have never seen. How long before someone is killed in a collision between these gargantuan players.Posted 4 years agosurferMember
If we had lost another number 8 you may have had the call 😯
Cipriani was the difference tonight, he has in another league, excellent all round performance. If he could play like that every week!
We were just putting some daylight between us and Wasps when Surfer junior utters the famous words “looks like we’ve got this won” which of course started the Wasps fightback. A nervous last 20 mins came down to a couple of scrums in the middle of the park that we eventually won and then won a kickable penalty with 90 seconds to go, step up Cipriani 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Few worrying injuries though, Peel, Gaskell and most worrying McLeod.
Bath are getting humped into the astroturf. Sarries and Quins look like a class apart.
Not looking forward to Sale facing a VERY angry set of Saints next week after that travesty yesterday.
The game itself was fantastic, Glos aren’t to blame for what happened but the referee was simply disgraceful.Posted 4 years ago
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