Rugby thread 2016/2017
Was at both games, great weekend with some mates. Best teams won both nights, the quality of the Sarries/Clermont game was great for a final. They just squeezed them out of the game. Bloke next to me was giving it up as a bad job at 20 minutes but thankfully Clermont showed some of their flair.
Home now and off to look for highlights of that end to end try!
Bilbao 2018? Sarries versus ?Posted 9 months agomindmap3Member
Very good performance by Sarries even though they left a few points out there – Owens was poor I thought. Clermont fought hard at the breakdown and some of their handling was superb.
It is hard to look past Sarries for the AP too, but they’ve got some tough games to go yet – Exeter have been really good despite a shakey start to start to the season.
I’m going to watch Wasps / Tigers this weekend live this weekend. Hoping for a good game.Posted 9 months agoonehundredthidiotMember
I’m becoming confused and frustrated with the maul now. Ref shouts maul and suddenly it falls to the ground. Law 17 says,
Keeping players on their feet. Players in a maul must endeavour to stay on their feet. The ball carrier in a maul may go to ground providing the ball is available immediately and play continues. A player must not intentionally collapse a maul.Posted 9 months agoDezBSubscriber
Mauls are fun to referee – they’re always different, so you just go with gut instinct – has the ball carrier gone to ground and made the ball available? Yep, play on.Posted 9 months ago
Has a defender pulled it down? Pen
Ball unplayable scrum.
I’ve discussed it with other refs and one of them said, if you refereed the same game 10 times, you’d make 10 different decisions 😆dannyhMember
I’m disappointed that Tigers lost today, but now at least the top two teams are left. With any luck, Wasps will win the premiership because they have already won the premiership. I’m not a massive fan of a season-long league ending with a mini knockout tournament. It makes good viewing and is now accepted, but it doesn’t make sense to me.Posted 9 months ago
Anyone been following the 7s? something very odd has happened. Scotland beat NZ in the semi from a 21 pt deficit and then beat England in the final! 😯
This was a Scotland team with Jack Cuthbet in it? The slowest winger in the world
I seem to have woken in an alternative universe where the laws of physics have been repealedPosted 9 months agomindmap3Member
Fabulous win for Exeter: I was wrong not liking past then to win the AP. That kick by Slade was immense- even McCall said the same thing. Exeter from a driving maul are pretty damn effective (as Wasps have found out in the past).
Went to the Wasps game; it did feel like it may be Tigers day with Tom Youngs 100th appearance and everything happening with his wife. Wasps made hard work of it – Cipriani did sweet FA and Simpson was incapable of kicking to space etc. They forced a number of passes that led to knock one and their set piece was often second best. Tigers were much more abrasive at the breakdown too.
I think Exeter may well take the AP now because they’ve been a bogey team for Wasps. They mix a good powerful pack with some handy backs and have scored a lot of tries this season.
Billy V is surely a huge loss for the Lions.Posted 9 months ago
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