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  • transapp
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    just pointing out, everyone’s at it. Some are just better at getting away with it…!
    πŸ˜†

    Or you could be Leicester and just have men yellow carded every game. Nice to watch the Edinburgh Glasgow game where appealing to the ref, cheating and “professional” fouls were rare although there was one yellow card

    Premier Icon El Vino
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    Just read one of the rugby quotes of the year
    “Manu Tuilagi was asked to sum up England’s RWC performance. β€˜World Cup?’ he replied. β€˜I thought we were on Mike Tindall’s stag do’.”

    BlindMelon
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    Oh dear DD what happened the Munster tonight at Ravers that was quite a kicking we dished out, the Bull would not have been impressed with the scrummaging!!

    Frankers
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    Shows there’s no certainties within any matches, ok maybe some there are!!

    Hopefully Ulster have ran out if steam for when Tigers get to Ravenhill, gonna been a very tough game for us

    Frankers
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    TandemJeremy – Member
    Or you could be Leicester and just have men yellow carded every game

    No Leicester players yellow carded playing against Worcester, only 2 Warriors players so you can start pointing your crabby finger elsewhere if you don’t mind!!

    BlindMelon
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    Frankers we are just getting warmed up and with our Irish squad players to come back the tigers will not be roaring on the 13th!! Should be a great game, hoping to get up to it, although with a week old baby it might be difficult

    Frankers
    Member

    Week old baby, no excuse…..

    I made my missus have our little one (3 months) at the Leicester Royal (opposite Tigers ground) as could kill 2 birds with 1 stone incase the birth coincided with home game πŸ˜‰

    Was that the Munster seconds BM? πŸ˜‰

    BlindMelon
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    Nah the Ulster seconds!!

    Gavin looks set to play again tomorrow, how exciting.
    He’s wasted at 15 though.

    Got me some tickets a_a, not really a Blues or Ospreys fan so will be a good match for me, really hope he proves himeself though i would like to see some good run’s and touches deep from FB but some fireworks would be nice too! Being back at the Liberty n’all be rude not to “welcome” him back. πŸ˜†

    Scamper
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    Frankers – our son made his first trip to Kingsholm at about 10 weeks recently. He loved it, but had to take him inside off the terrace in the second hand as he was getting choppsey with the Tigers fans πŸ˜€

    duckman
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    As a counterpoint to Tigers being cheats; Ben Youngs was a class act when the Sale 7 took a head knock on Sat.

    transapp
    Member

    Yep, was very impressed with him. Decent performance by Tigers again despite the ref letting Sale lie all over the ball.

    Oddly, have you noticed how much Saracens look like Tigers from about 5-10 years ago? They’re winning as well…..

    surfer
    Member

    Ben Youngs was a class act when the Sale 7 took a head knock on Sat.

    “Class act”? Seymour and Thomas were both clearly hurt, Flood and Castrogiovanni both realised immediately that it was serious (as did the crowd) and waved for help. Good sportsmanship of course but what type of person would continue?

    duckman
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    Well….When I played I would not have stopped for the prop, indeed I would have been glad he was going to weaken the opo scrum as he got sown up,which I as a forward would have seen as an area Sale can be attacked. Youngs arrived at an attacking ruck with Sale on the back foot and their shape broken.In that split second his runners will be moving,he will be looking at where the gaps are. He didn’t;he immediately alerted the ref. So a class act.As to who would not have stopped,I can’t recall seeing anything like it since BoD’s nemesis put a player in the recovery position during a NPC game a few seasons ago.

    Oh, and I take my comment about relegation battles back,that was based on how dire they were last season. Sale are vastly improved this year.If the could get parity in the scrums,then they would be contenders for Europe.Apparently Gray pushes like a truck so he will help,they will also suffer a bit less during the 6N.However the Sky cameras kept cutting to Diamond trying to chew,which was car crash tv.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    As a Sale fan i’m heartily glad that we are now attempting to play rugby once again, but i would say that Sale are still a work in progress.
    Yes, since Diamond came in and sacked some 40+ people he’s turned the club around, there is obvious pride in playing again but it is a relatively young squad and their occasional naivety shows. McLeod is still flakey sometimes and as Duckman says, the pack needs some grunt.
    Overall though i’m just happy to watch them attempt plays again, the last few yrs have been miserable.
    Kingsley Jones should be shot.

    surfer
    Member

    as he got sown up

    It was the Seymour injury that looked most serious as he appeared to be flailing on the ground semi conscious and had to be restrained by Powell (who has been impressive so far if he wasnt prone to the occasional error)
    On the face of it I would agree if it was only the Thomas injury as that just looked like a bump.

    surfer
    Member

    Surfer – you off to the Budgies game on Boxing Day? Quite looking forward to it,

    Sorry Muddydwarf only just seen this! Missed it, family commitments unfortunately so gave my ticket away.

    duckman
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    If Seymour was the 7,yup he looked like he was fitting on the ground as the ruck formed.It looked awful as they collided,I saw it right away and thought it was a bad un’ From the telly the prop was obviously leaking quite quickly.

    surfer
    Member

    What position did you play Duckman?

    duckman
    Member

    Played 6/7 for Dundee (mostly 1sts)London Scottish(mostly 2nds)

    And he is a level 3 referee now don’t you know. πŸ™‚

    (with a patriotic streak)

    duckman
    Member

    Hey don’t knock it, I get to be 4th/5th official at the pro teams now…Oh hang on,supervising benches/sin bins at Murrayfield/Firhill in Feb πŸ˜•

    BlindMelon
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    Great away win for Ulster tonight at Edinburgh, looking forward to taming a few tigers next fri!!!!

    Frankers
    Member

    Is there a wage cap in Ireland or is it the same as France??

    I was under the impression that (most of the) the international squad (unlike say, Tommy Bowe, who seems to like a career with a mediocre team like the Ospreys) is contracted to the IRFU and “released” to the provinces (Leinster, Connacht, Ulster, Munster) for Heineken Cup, Pro 12 (or whatever it’s called this week), etc.

    So when the 6N is on, the players are called back centrally and only released if not needed in the international squad. I have no idea what the salary conditions are though.

    I had a quick google and couldn’t turn anything up. If you look on the Beeb though, you’ll see a recent story where PO’C signed a deal with Ireland & Munster, not just with Munster. I don’t really know how the intricacies work.

    The system has probably contributed a lot to the resurgence of Ireland in the 6N from (very) occasional successes to a bit more consistency because you don’t get your fly half or no 12 getting injured on a weekend when they’re not needed for international duty.

    Frankers
    Member

    No I meant does the likes of Munster have a wage cap like English clubs, no cap in France and teams having free use of municipal grounds

    Just asking like…… not looking for excuses why English teams seem to be struggling in HK πŸ™‚

    duckman
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    I was also wondering how the IRFU can afford to ensure that players don’t seek more money in France or Japan? We have been skint for 15 years as we paid off Murrayfield,it is only the last 6 months that we can afford to pay the same as the English teams as both pro teams now have a decent budget. But the provinces in Ireland were able to recruit the likes of Howlett when the obvious choice was Japan.

    duckie, have a look at attendances at Thomond, and latterly, the RDS. Jersey sales are massive for both provinces too (again of late for Leinster). The provinces are in fairly rude health. Growing up in Limerick, Thomond was a concrete shithole that hardly anyone went to. Look at it now. Arguably, rugby is now the foremost sport in Limerick ahead of hurling.

    BlindMelon
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    Well Frankers what is your prediction for tonight? I think it will be close Ulster will win, I can’t see them scoring 4 trys and I think Tigers will get a bonus point. Really looking forward to it!!! SUFTUM!!!!

    DD you are quite right the Ireland players are contracted directly to IRFU not the provinces. Why do they not go to France for more money? I’d say Bob Casey will tell you the reason. Not many playing outside Ireland make it into the national team

    Edinburgh / racing metro tonight – a fantastic game last time so heres hoping.

    BlindMelon
    Member

    Will be a big ask TJ. But I hope you get a result

    edinburgh up at the half and a cracking game – both teams going for it. Refusing kicks and going for tries

    One for the neutrals – watch it chaps

    BlindMelon – Member

    Will be a big ask TJ. But I hope you get a result

    ta

    and the tries keep coming

    Pigface
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    Ospreys doing it to late, fair play to the burgh doing well and should be in quarters with a home draw. Hope Leicester lose.

    Frankers
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    Oh crap πŸ™

    BlindMelon
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    We want 4, we want 4!!!!!

    BlindMelon
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    We got 4!!!!! Tigers mauled literally !!!!!!

    Whoooo and indeed hooooooooooooooooooooo
    πŸ™‚

    BlindMelon
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    Godman doing a ROG!! Well done Edinburgh.

    Frankers I feel sorry for you man, the lack of fight from the Tigers was very disappointing am sure as a fan. Can’t wait to next week!!

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