Rugby Union 2017-18

Discussion in 'general sports' started by bendeus, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    The second I saw the headline I guessed it would be him, fucking numpty.

    Steff Evans looked good again last night. Would like to see him and Patchell get an opportunity in the Autumn.
     
  2. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Patchell has shat the bed with Gats and Stan, though, hasn't he? The fact that they seemed keen to take pretty much any player ahead of him for the summer tour, even when there were significant injuries, was telling.

    Steff on fire atm, totally agree.
     
  3. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Aye but I don't see how long they can keep on ignoring him, especially as Sam Davies's form has been shit.
     
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  4. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    Ospreys doing well then. Throw them to fucking lion that bit baldwin I say


    Anyway.

    Big discussion with a fellow rugby fan. We both came to the conclusion Warren Gatland will go this or next year. Our reasoning.

    Yes hes got a watertight contract-but both think Warren wont eke that out when nothing is going right-and he has some hurdles. Including a tough 6N and some tough autumn internationals-with the boks drawing against Australia today-they may be back on the up after a few tough years?

    Anyway the scenarios are:

    1. He'll go after a loss to Georgia, ABs and the boks
    2. He'll hold on to the job after a 1 from 3 wins but leave after 6N
    3 He wont leave-stubborn prick


    I cant see Wales getting past midtable next year. They'll lose to England and Ireland away. So third. Possibly fourth if they lose to France.

    That will make it no win in the 6N since 2013. Yep five years ago-let that sink in

    Thoughts?
     
  5. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Nothing for me. Newcastle fans at away games might grumble though.
     
  6. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Sinks has just got a 7 week suspension for his weekend incident.

    We played poorly again at the weekend
     
  7. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    He's vewy, vewy sorry, admitted doing what he'd blatantly done anyway and managed not to pull the bloke's eyeball out so gets five weeks knocked off what to me would have e been a very reasonable 12 week ban. Bullshit.
     
  8. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Scenario 3, obviously. Nobody gives a shit about AI performances and we're always dreadful in them.
     
  9. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing


    Im not buying that and I only put that option in there cause you're nearly always wrong and I had to appease you. End of 6N . You heard it here first ;)
     
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  10. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    So we've lost Rhys Webb. These dual contracts are going really well then
     
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  11. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    I'd be jumping ship as well if Steve Tandy was my coach.
     
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  12. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    Watched the Ulster Connacht game last night. Tbh I felt Connacht were the much better team, despite the lack of accuracy in the lineout, too much over throwing and far too much not getting the man in the air. The game did showcase their hands though, which on a wet night were excellent. We on the other hand are as about as limited as a team could get, our inability to catch and pass at pace was exposed, and bar one good support line from Stockdale that lead to the winning try, our support was non existant. Our front five was minced the scrum, our front three are beyond average. Only treadwell showed any promise at lock. while our south african 8 was okay, he's not worth the investment. A long season for us. Will be intersting to see how far both Munster and Leinster are ahead of us today.
     
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  13. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    you'll still beat us next week
     
  14. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    Not being a duck but I think we will as well.
     
  15. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    given the huge injury list we've had, Bristol would give us a run for our money currently :(
     
  16. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    The Saffas/All Black test is excellent! Must have already broken the record for the longest first half in test match history. I hope the 2nd half is as good. I think the Saffas will be back up close to their best by the time of the world cup
     
  17. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    What a game! Saffas were great and so close
     
  18. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Someone's gonna have to explain the pro 14 to me. I see that there are two conferences, but looking at the week's results Edinburgh played zebre and they're in different conferences.

    Am I missing something or has the Celtic league gone all nunberwang?
     
  19. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Pro14: Who's in? How will conferences work? What about derby matches?
     
  20. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    oh, and the softest red card ever
     
  21. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

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  22. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    That's the thing about those ABs, you think you're winning and they can snatch it back at the last minute. More than once we've been close, winning till the near end and bam, they come back and snatch it away.

    Kudos to them. Our lot actually came third in the RC, winner ABs, then daylight, then the rest of the sides.

    But most sides are catching up with them, luckily we have another game against them in a couple of weeks before the EOY tours, so am looking forward to that!
     
  23. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    A lot of the time after they've been off their feet, hands all over the ruck or holding back defenders.
     
  24. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Pleased to say we at least have a bunch of our injured first choice players back for the Ulster game tomorrow. Having so many players injured (19 at the peak!) that we have had to give first team debuts for academy players and cancel A league games as we couldn't field a full team is not conducive to good play!
     
  25. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    Should be a good one. The psychology of Ulster is terrible at the moment. Can beat very good teams like the Scarlets, but struggle against poorer ones. Can't say how they view Wasps, but if you bring any sort of pack you'll mince our tight five. It's a 55/45 game at the moment, us being at home may swing it.
    Have to find a pub that's showing though, BT Sports!
     
  26. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Hurray for internet streams of dubious legality! Nathan Hughes, Launchbury, Dan Robson, Jimmy Gopperth and Le Roux all back
     
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  27. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    oh dear. More injuries (including Youngs), no losing bonus point. Le Roux a shadow of himself, Wade poor defensively, Haskell not playing well, no punch on offense, not getting any of the refs 50/50 calls (though playing away in the champions cup I'd expect nowt else)

    Vague positives - Willis is turning out to be a very welcome addition. With the exception of the yellow, Bassett is in form. Robson, Daly, Hughes and Launches all finished the game uninjured
     
  28. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    Apart from the win there is little to cheer about our play. If we lose Charles P, we’ve nothing. What a shit first half.
     
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  29. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    La Rochelle look a good bet. Best game of the weekend so far.
     
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  30. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Glasgow Exeter was pretty good as well
     

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