- Rugby Thread 2017/18.
I thinks owens was getting peeved with the ref’s assistant
Yeah, good spot. I think you’re right there.
I don’t get the “I gave a penalty” excuse. He blew for a try, Retallick and the rest of his team celebrated, then Barrett lines up the conversion. Surely Owens would have put them, and the rest of the stadium, straight at some point before all that?
Anyway, doesn’t detract from the fact that he’s still the best ref in the business and it was still a great game. It’s probably no coincidence that the two best games I’ve seen this year (Arg v Eng 1st test and Bledisloe 2) have both been reffed by Owens.Posted 7 months ago
Wuss stuffed by newcastle. Not many positives to be taken from losing by that kind of margin to a team you hoped to compete with.Posted 7 months ago
Glaws beat Exeter in the last minute (ex bristol player Woodward with the winner…..) The chiefs didn’t look like they could win unopposed tonight.
Didn’t catch the Scarlets game yet but good win for them! Not such a great start for the SA sides
It was never going to be easy for the SA teams. Very short time to get preparations in place for fixtures thousands of miles away, get used to NH reffing, strip-mined of players..
If they can work out how to move away from Super Rugby setpieces, or use them effectively in the Pro14, they could be good.Posted 7 months ago
some players at Hartpury have dual contracts with Glos I think. Unbeaten to win the Nat 1 last year, they will enjoy the championship and Id expect them to stay up
Are you suggesting that I should get off my arse and read the thread? 😳 😆Posted 7 months agojambalayaSubscriber
Nonu tells the Ref “this is not soccer” 🙂
BYW the site seems to be pretty good for clips and highlights esp of the Top 14Posted 7 months ago
Enjoyed the opening weekend of the AP;
Wuss were poor – they really miss Hougaard when he’s away. They need to get a better fly half too. Can’t see them being put up for sale helping to galvanise players etc.
Gloucs appear to have a bit of backbone this season – didn’t see that result coming at all.
Sarries were very good, but Saints were massively poor. Mallinder and co have surely got to go this season; their time is done.
Irish gave a good account of themselves; Kennedy comes across as a very thoughtful, bright coach. Quinns looked poor and workmanlike at best and a shadow of the team that won the AP.
Wasps were bright; Cips had a very good game and Robson was brilliant – will he get any international recognition this season? Daly has signed a new contract with them too. Sale look to have a good attack but its hard to judge how they’ll far on that performance.
Bath did pretty well given the number of front row injuries but both they and Tigers were pretty error strewn. Tigers backline looks good this season, but the pack doesn’t look like it’ll provide the platform for the backs to work from.Posted 7 months agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Cheetahs have just announced pricing for their opening home game of the Pro14.
Yep, free tickets.
Now, this makes good sense to me. There are going to be approximately five Zebre supporters within a thousand miles of the stadium on match day, so why not see if you can get all sorts of folks who might not normally go to a game in to the stadium. The money is coming in from TV, so anything you can make on the bars is the take for the day!Posted 7 months ago
Surprised that Biggar is joining the Saints. They’ve got some serious recruitment to do with regards to coaches let alone players!
Many is broken again; due to have surgery on minor knee ligament damage. Doesn’t look like he’ll get the chance to stake his claim for the AI’s.Posted 7 months ago
But the Saints are terrible at the mo! Guess the money is talking.
As for Manu, I’m sure that his international career is almost done. He can’t seem to string any length of rugby together without falling apart. Not only that but centre isn’t really a problem position for us anymore because there are options.Posted 7 months agotjagainMember
Times right for Biggar to move on. Davies is ready to be a starter which will develop him for wales, Bigger might improve playing for a different team as many players do. The club save his wages, he can go and top up his retirement fund. Makes sense for the club, the player and Wales.Posted 7 months ago
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