- Rugby thread 2016/2017
Scotland 17 12 up at the half. Some lovely play from both sides. Scotland denying aus time and space in the midfield and going for turnovers. Batman in the bin for lying all over the ball again. superb crossfield kick for a try to keep Aus in it
I want to see Scotland going for the shove on their scrum
Looking good. Scotland will back their fitness in the second half and the Scots bench is not as weak as it has beenPosted 9 months ago
duckman – I’m watching dirty feed. don’t pay no money to the dirty digger. Lots of pop ups with hidden off buttons but it worksPosted 9 months ago
Not sure if I should be pissed off that Cory **** Hill will get a Lions shirt or really pleased for the lad..on balance pleased for him but pissed of with Gatland for picking him.Posted 9 months ago
I can see the sense as all those 5 will be really happy to go and sit on the bench for 2 games they are close by and are needed for tuesday and the likes of Launchbury or Grey the younger might not want to piss their coaches off for little reward and a bigger squad would have caused other problems…..but still…..
Can I gloat just a little bit please?
Great game from Scotland linespeed and turnovers won it for us. High penalty count nearly lost it that and a couple of poor box kicks.
Magnificent performance from the Scots back row and even our weakish back 3 did fine. Stopped that huge winger of theirs well. Scots defence and linespeed forced Aus into a lot of kicking and once again we scored from chargedowns and intercepts – this is not luck – Scotland play for this by pressuring the kicker and the midfield.
A mention for Barnes – I thought he had a good game even if he did keep penalising us but he made sure the breakdown was a contest.
Spawn – if it wasn’t obvious before we should have had half a dozen players with the lions it is now. Old cement head just hates ScotsPosted 9 months ago
Shane Williams did that last time, I seem to recall in Aus the one before last that English centre happend to be on holiday with his boots in AusPosted 9 months ago
Spawn – if it wasn’t obvious before we should have had half a dozen players with the lions it is now. Old cement head just hates Scots
It was obvious before!
I was banging on in the 6N about how good Scotland were, the unfortunate thing was the Twickenham game where they bottled it against a good England side. I was at that game and wanted to see what Scotland could do. It’s just a shame Wales bottled it the whole 6N, but at least most of the Welsh players got rewarded for it!
It’s like when Woodward lead the last NZ lions tour and put far too many England players in. Pick on form not countryPosted 9 months ago
Having said that I wouldn’t have taken ickle Jonny – he looked absolutely knackered at the end of the season and lost his form and there are plenty of good second rows around
However Gatland has said he wants a fast paced attacking game to take on the ABs – and then doesn’t select the best players for that sort of game. Russell, Dunbar, Barclay and WatsonPosted 9 months ago
Great stuff from BIL pack apart from daft pen conceding. Itoje outstanding as is Vunipola. Murray trying too hard to make a break. Sexton looking good. Davies doing what Davies does but him and Teo doesnt work. North **** up for try but has done well otherwise. Watson no chances 1/2p is 1/2p.Posted 9 months ago
Stats for the scotland game don’t make pretty reading. 18 turnovers is what won it for us – behind on everything else including being on the wrong end of the penalty count 15 to 8
This scotland team have discovered they can win big games and win well – thats us now 4th in the world rankings I believePosted 9 months ago
So how would the Lions win TJ?
As Barnes said in the first half Britain doesnt have the players to take on NZ in a running try fest.
Russell <<< BBPosted 9 months ago
Hogg/Liam/Watson <<<< Smith or Dagg
No wingers as good as Smith Dagg Savea
Tips or Watson <<<< Savea junior or Cane.
By playing the game Gatland says he wants and by selecting the best players who can play that game. High risk high reward. I’d rather the lions went down 30 – 40 than 9 – 20.
Scotland play the high risk high reward game which has got them up to 4th in the world.
Gatland simply ignored 4 or so of the best players in their position in the 6N – preferring reputation over form Watson, Russell, Taylor, Dunbar Barclay all outplayed the welshmen who were selectedPosted 9 months ago
By playing the game Gatland says he wants and by selecting the best players who can play that game. High risk high reward
Words words words and no content as usual.
Itoje is having a great game. Will Gatland play him instead of AWJ?
I have no idea how the commentary team are suggesting Itoje is not the first player on the sheet. AWJ may make the bench.Posted 9 months ago
Thats the test team that played tiday unless Faz makes it.
Webb for Laidlaw and AWJ for Henderson although he has carried well off the bench.
North might not make it too, Daly may be a better option.
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