European Cup Rugby
Starts tonight, with the Amlin.
Proper comp starts tomorrow evening.
So who is supporting who, which teams look strong, and who can lend a Scottish team a number 10? 😀 (Just getting there before TJ!)
My local team, Ospreys, look decidedly weak at the moment. Biggar at 10 doesn’t seem to be able to control the game, Morgan the 19yr old is very good at that, (plus kicking from hand, getting the backs moving and making breaks) but even his coaches question his defence.
Add in new signings (Fotuali’i (sp?) and Stowers) who don’t look integrated yet.
Biarritz at home though? I wonder if Biarritz are still playing as conservatively as they used to? A win for the O’s hopefully.
But……I can’t see any of the Welsh teams getting very far.Posted 6 years agoron jeremyMember
Not sure on The Saints chances to be honest, saw them play Ospreys in Bridgend the other week and they looked a bit off pace if you ask me, played well in the second half, but feel a bit unsure if they face a team who’ll play them from the off, that said, will still be cheering for them, especially as I work in an office full of Welshies!!Posted 6 years ago
Well, Worcester didn’t do too badly. Just a pity that they didn’t have more idea behind the scrum – too much lateral stuff, not enough go forward! And of course far too many mistakes allowing Stade to kick penalties.
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Not sure on The Saints chances to be honest, saw them play Ospreys in Bridgend the other week and they looked a bit off pace if you ask me,
The Brewery Field used to be a difficult ground for away teams, mainly because it was so heavy going. Any team that was used to playing on a decent pitch struggled. Not sure what it’s like these days. (I think they’ve put some decent lights in now, ones that actually illuminate the whole pitch…)Posted 6 years agoduckmanMember
Scottish teams, Embra are going well just now,Irish were poor a couple of weeks when I saw them,so potential for an upset.A couple of gutless losses at home for both Scottish districts followed by ruining somebody else’s chances away. I suspect the perceived malaise may affect the English teams this year, and even if it didn’t: Clermont look VERY good. Glaws the game of the first weekend for me.DD will be along in a min to talk about the Irish. I-Jon I saw the Anglo Welsh Ospreys game the other week, good young side, but will struggle in Europe. Is seabass playing this year?
Guys, can we keep this one clean/civil please.Posted 6 years ago
European Cup Rugby O’Flashearty you muppet. 😆 Clue: it’s in the thread title.
Great result for Edinburgh duckie against the notnots. 🙂
Open competition this year…well it is if you’re Munster, Leinster or French. If you’re Scottish, Welsh (plastiques included) or English, the best you can hope for is that you get to see some class sides with European pedigree come to visit your ground. 😆Posted 6 years ago
Pay O’Flashearty no heed BM. He’s never really been pleased about being outed as a plastic Wales fan. Apparently, though I was born and raised in limerick, and am a keen fan of Munster and Ireland, but happen by dint of economic circumstances in the early nineties, to live in Bristol, I’m now plastic, in his skewed opinion anyway. 😆Posted 6 years agoPigfaceMember
Just got back from the Ospreys scrapping past Biarritz, pretty dire game to be honest, Tommy B took his chance very well and just managed to slide in. Harry Ordinary was immense and full of gallic gallicness 😆 injured shrugging and being everywhere at once it seems. Nice bit of petulance as well 8)
Two old boys in front of us were like Waldorf and Statler, everytime anyone kicked the ball they would moan and groan 🙂 brilliant entertainment.Posted 6 years ago
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