- Rugby Thread 2018/19
Seems to be business as usual in the Prem so far – Exeter winning well with the game around retaining possession, Sarries doing what they need to. Quins got off to a better start than last season. Bath were bloody terrible on Friday night – why anyone would coach them is beyond me, because no one seems to be able to get them to live up to the sum of their parts. Saints were pretty poor and gave away a lot of penalties.
Cips had a pretty good game for Gloucs – good pass for Sharples try.Posted 10 months ago
Tigers mistiming their time to swap coaches. They’d probably have been best to write this season off and fins someone post WC. I can’t see many good coaches being available this side of the tournament.
He’s not had the best record as a coach and comes across as a bit of a tit so losing the dressing room isn’t really a surprise. Tigers need to take their time with their next appointment; find the right person rather than an ex-player.Posted 10 months agotinybitsMember
Leicester tigers sack their head coach 48hrs into the season. Is that a record?
thank fudge for that. O’Connor was crap at Leicester, then Leinster then Queensland then back at Leicester again. Christ knows how he gets jobs but I hope he turns up in NZ next to ruin a few players and level the playing field a bit!Posted 10 months ago
Pocock out of SA game with knackered neck.
He’ll be for another one for early retirement I reckon…
So, sofa refs, is there a law change required to protect the jackaller/defender? Is it just a matter of getting refs to be much stricter on law 15.7, reducing the energy of the clearout?
A player must bind onto a team-mate or an opposition player. The bind must precede or be simultaneous with contact with any other part of the body.
The neck roll already is supposed to be a min yellow under the reckless tackle sanctions but even Mr Barnes missed the Pocock roll.Posted 10 months ago
Another angle here…
I see @BastaOfficiel lost his head for @RCTofficiel with a forearm smash to the head of @samsonchris4 who was lying prone on the floor. As @skysportsmiles said, it was bordering on assault. Shocking act that is indefensible and he should receive, as @WillGreenwood said, a big ban pic.twitter.com/vrQIVtQ0na
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) September 9, 2018
FatMat Bastardo should be in a lot of trouble for this.Posted 10 months agoWillHMember
Crikey, the ABs – SA game was a cracker. You wouldn’t think Barrett was worth umpteen million based on tonight’s performance. The post-match commentary here in NZ was typically one-sided, praising the SA defence against the mighty AB offence, rather than acknowledging the fact that they looked pretty handy at the other end.Posted 10 months agoWillHMember
I thought Owens was pretty solid, although the last pass on one of the early SA tries looked suspiciously forward. I think the ABs weren’t too worried to be behind at 60 minutes, that’s when the boks normally tire and the ABs step up a gear. SA pulled an extra 20 mins from somewhere, they just didn’t let up for the full 80.
NZ will be wishing they’d given it to McKenzie for a drop attempt in the dying seconds though, was the obvious choice given how many handling errors the boks’ defence had forced.
Looks interesting across the ditch too, Argentina on with an excellent chance here.Posted 10 months agoIdleJonSubscriber
The Ospreys team selection was ridiculously poor.
As an aside, I’m not sure if Premier Sports is included in my TV package or not – I keep getting a pop-up saying to subscribe if not already done, as the month free will finish soon. Nothing so far in the Pro14 is making me think of subscribing. Possibly the first season in my life where I won’t watch Welsh rugby. 🤔Posted 10 months agoIdleJonSubscriber
and England have got SA and NZ next… blimey, I’d be worried if they were facing the Argies, the way they’ve been playing!
Theyll be fine against SA if they score plenty of tries in the first 20 minutes. It seems to take SA that long to remember to defend. And stop NZ from scoring three tries around half time and you’ve won that match. Easy! 😁Posted 10 months ago
Wasps (and the AP) need to sort their defence out big time. Everyone is raving about the number of tries being scored but there’s been some truly woeful defence.
The red card in the Tigers game was harsh. Correct by the letter of the law but didn’t really take into account stuff like Taylor ducking etc. Tigers in all fairness have looked a different team since O’Conner was given his P45.Posted 10 months ago
cole should have had yellow for his late hit.
Ref had nowhere to go with Spencer’s red, and whilst wasp might have ducked *a bit* spencer was never anything but upright all the way through the tackle. No one would accuse the big gentle love muffin of doing anything malicious but, as they say, the game has changed and you just have to approach the tackle differently despite what the big ol rufty tufty hulks like Genge have to say on it.
AT least tigers look like they want to win a game or two this season…
And we’re not talking about Wuss for a little bit longer. We’ll take a few decent losing bonuses, but its not good enough really.Posted 10 months agoRo5eyMember
Away from the top tiers…
I played my first ever (well apart from a little bit at school) game of rugby at the weekend….. Aged 43 !
Have been training with a local team over the summer and came on at half time to play the second half.
Did alright …. I’m unsurprisingly stuck out on the wing but made an early tackle (to get that monkey off my back) took the ball into contact a couple of times and would have had a couple of tries, if not for greedy centres 🙂 … But my best bit of play came from catching a 22 dropout that didn’t make touch. Took the high ball well under pressure, fought to kept out of touch, made the ball available and think we scored off that…. to be fair at that stage we were scoring with pretty much every possession….. Mavericks 2nd XV 69 …. Rochford iV 7
Couple of pints after …. Loved it…. The only down side…… we don’t have a game this week.Posted 10 months ago
good stuff Ro5ey
Can you move today?
Ive missed most of our touch rugby sessions this summer, back on the pitch on Thursday night though, cant wait. Coaching 11yr olds at the club and at the local high school at the moment. Great fun.
BTW Any brizzolians want to come and watch Wuss ream the bears at Sixways on 7th Oct? I can get some discounted tickets £21 adult/£10 child.Posted 10 months ago
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