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European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 1:18 pm

Home teams to be named by midnight on Tuesday
Away teams to be named by midnight on Wednesday
Tactics to be provided by midnight on Thursday

Predictions by 22:00 hours on Sunday



London Welsh v Bordeaux Begles
Location - Kassam Stadium
Light Rain, 15 Degrees, 11mph SSW winds


 London Welsh
Manager – CJ

01.Nathan Catt 09. Ben Spencer
02.  David Ward10. Francois Trinh-Duc
03. BJ Botha
04. George Skivington 11. Eli Walker
05. Juan Cruz Guilemain 12. Tom Taylor (k) 
06. Alexandre Lapandry13. Chris Pennell 
07. Ross Rennie14. Mark Cueto
08. James Haskell (c)15. Ross Chisholm
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16. Adrian Strauss 17. David Kilcoyne 18. Sekope Kepu  19.  George Merrick 20. Ashley Johnson 21. Michael Classens  22. Remi Tales  23. Jordan Turner-Hall



Bordeaux Begles

01. Laurent Delboulbès 09. Baptiste Serin (c)
02. Benat Auzqui10. Lionel Beauxis
03. Benjamin Sa
04. Berend Botha11. Lucas Blanc 
05. Adam Jaulhac12. Thibault Lacroix
06. Matthew Graham13. Felix Le Bourhis
07. Bertrand Guiry14. Charles Brousse 
08. Tai Tuifua15. Darly Domvo
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16 Clement Maynadier, 17 Sébastien Taofifenua, 18 Patrick Toetu, 19 Marco Tauleigne, 20 Jean-Blaise Lespinasse, 21 Yann Lesgourgues, 22 Pierre Bernard, 23 Romain Lonca





Grenoble v London Irish
Location - Stade des Alpes
Light Cloud, 12 Degrees, 6mph N winds


Grenoble

01. Rémy Hugues 09. James Hart (c)
02. Anthony Hegarty10. Jordan Michallet
03. Albertus Buckle
04. Thibault Rey11. Daniel Kilioni 
05. Ross Skeate12. Geoffroy Messina
06. Louis Marrou13. Chris Farrell 
07. Fabien Alexandre14. Xavier Mignot 
08. Dylan Hayes15. Gio Aplon
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16 Laurent Bouchet, 17 Denis Coulson, 18 Richard Choirat , 19 Henry Vanderglas, 20 Joannes Henry, 21 Clement Gelin, 22 Lilian Saseras, 23 Hendrik Roodt


London Irish
Manager – Prop


01.Tom Court09. Neil De Kock
02. Tom Lindsay10. Jules Plisson
03. Rhodri Jones
04. Stuart Hooper (c)11. Harry Robinson
05. Tom Savage12. Mark Bennett
06. Jackson Wray13. Cory Allen
07. Jon Fisher14. Luke Fitzgerald
08. David Sisi15. Robbie Henshaw
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16. Gerard Ellis 17. Tom Smallbone 18. Tomas Ramirez 19. SOBv2 20. George Smith 21. Lee Dickson 22. Owen Williams 23. Sergeal Petersen





Dragons v Bath Rugby
Location - Rodney Parade
Light Rain, 15 Degrees, 12mph SW winds


Dragons

01. Boris Stankovich 09. Richie Rees
02. T Rhys Thomas10. Angus O'Brien
03. Lloyd Fairbrother
04. Andrew Coombs11. Hallam Amos 
05. Rynard Landman12. Ashley Smith 
06. Lewis Evans13. Tom Prydie 
07. Nic Cudd14. Matthew Pewtner 
08. Taulupe Faletau15. Lee Byrne (c)
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16 Elliot Dee, 17 Owen Evans, 18 Dan Way, 19 James Thomas, 20 Andy Powell, 21 Jonathan Evans, 22 Jason Tovey, 23 Aled Brew


Bath Rugby
Manager – inthefastlane


01. James Slipper09. Maxime Machenaud
02. Richard Hibbard10. Rhys Patchell
03. Jake Cooper Woolley 
04. Tom Ellis 11. Jamie Elliot 
05. Andries Bekker12. Sam Hill 
06. Liam Squire13. Graham North
07. Luke Wallace14. Nopolioni Nalaga
08. James Gaskell15. Stuart Hogg
16. Mikey Haywood 17. Benn Robinson 18. Ben Tameifuma 19. Sam Whitelock 20. Liam Messam 21. Richard Wigglesworth 22. Damien De Allende 23. Hallan Amos


 


Saracens v Connacht
Location - Allianz Stadium
Heavy Rain, 14 Degrees, 15mph SSW winds


Saracens
Manager – Pooly

01. Nick Auterac09. Henry Taylor
02. Guilhem Guirado10. Morne Steyn
03. Tom Francis
04. Etienne Oosthuizen11. Nathan Earle
05. Julian Pierre12. Sonny Bill Williams
06. Brad Shields13. Marcelo Bosch
07. Thierry Dusatoir14. Miles Benjamin
08. Dave Denton15. Simon Hammersley
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16. Jack Walker 17. Fabien Barcella  18. Paul Hill 19. Louis Deacon 20. Matt Hankin 21. Thomas Chapman  22. Josh Sharp 23. Aaron Morris


Connacht

01. Ronan Loughney09. Kieran Marmion
02. Jason Harris-Wright10. Jack Carty
03. Nathan White
04. Quinn Roux11. Matt Healy 
05. Aly Muldowney12. Craig Ronaldson 
06. John Muldoon (c)13. Robbie Henshaw
07. Willie Faloon14. Danie Poolman
08. Eoin McKeon15. Darragh Leader
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16 David Heffernan, 17 Denis Buckley, 18 Rodney Ah You, 19 Andrew Browne, 20 George Naoupu, 21 Ian Porter, 22 Dave McSharry, 23 Niyi Adeolokun





Oyonnax v Exeter Chiefs
Location - Stade Charles-Mathon
Light Cloud, 12 Degrees, 6mph N winds


Oyonnax

01. Antoine Tichit 09. Fabien Cibray
02. Paula Ngauamo 10. Regis Lespinas
03. Antoine Guillamon
04. Miroslav Nemecek (c)11. Yves Donguy
05. Geoffrey Fabbri12. Alexandra Luatua
06. Guillaume Bernad13. Guillaume Bousses
07. Christophe Andre14. Silvere Tian
08. Pedrie Wannenburg 15. Adriaan Smit
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16 Clément Jullien, 17 Marc Clerc, 18 Clement Baiocco, 19 Patrick Sobela, 20 Yohan Domenech, 21 Pierre Aguillon, 22 Hemani Paea, 23 Valentin Ursache


Exeter Chiefs Chief

Manager – Fluxy

01. Ryan Grant09. Chris Cook
02. Jack Yeandle10. Camille Lopez
03. Mike Ross
04. Kane Douglas11. Tom Varndell
05. Michael Paterson12. Ian Madigan
06. Donnacha Ryan13. Richard Kahui
07. Gus Jones14. Andrew Trimble
08. Carl Fearns15. Jean Marcel Buttin
16. Sean Cronin 17. Richard Barrington 18. Davit Kubriashvili 19. Tomás Lavanini 20. Jacob Rowan 21. Nic White 22. Marnitz Boshoff 23. George Lowe



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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by Fluxy on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 1:20 pm

I've got a week off Whistle

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 1:22 pm

Give me a chance Flux!

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by Fluxy on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 1:35 pm

Haha, sorry mate!

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by CJB on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 1:41 pm

Bath Rugby
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01. James Slipper09. Maxime Machenaud
02. Richard Hibbard10. Rhys Patchell
03. Jake Cooper Woolley
04. Tom Ellis 11. Jamie Elliot
05. Andries Bekker12. Sam Hill
06. Liam Squire 13. Graham North
07. Luke Wallace14. Nopolioni Nalaga
08. James Gaskell15. Stuart Hogg
16. Mikey Haywood 17. Benn Robinson 18. Ben Tameifuma 19. Sam Whitelock 20. Liam Messam 21. Richard Wigglesworth 22. Damien De Allende 23. Hallan Amos

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 2:38 pm

Opposition added

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 7:20 pm

Team subject to change


London Welsh
Manager – CJ

01.Nathan Catt 09. Ben Spencer
02.  David Ward10. Francois Trinh-Duc
03. BJ Botha
04. George Skivington 11. Eli Walker
05. Juan Cruz Guilemain 12. Tom Taylor (k)
06. Alexandre Lapandry13. Chris Pennell
07. Ross Rennie14. Mark Cueto
08. James Haskell (c)15. Ross Chisholm
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16. Adrian Strauss 17. David Kilcoyne 18. Sekope Kepu  19.  George Merrick 20. Ashley Johnson 21. Michael Classens  22. Remi Tales  23. Jordan Turner-Hall
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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 21 Oct 2014, 8:27 am

Saracens
Manager – Pooly

01. Nick Auterac09. Henry Taylor
02. Guilhem Guirado10. Morne Steyn
03. Tom Francis
04. Etienne Oosthuizen11. Nathan Earle
05. Julian Pierre12. Sonny Bill Williams
06. Brad Shields13. Marcelo Bosch
07. Thierry Dusatoir14. Miles Benjamin
08. Dave Denton15. Simon Hammersley
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16. Jack Walker 17. Fabien Barcella  18. Paul Hill 19. Louis Deacon 20. Matt Hankin 21. Thomas Chapman  22. Josh Sharp 23. Aaron Morris

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by prop_lyd on Tue 21 Oct 2014, 11:24 am

01.Tom Court09. Neil De Kock
02. Tom Lindsay10. Jules Plisson
03. Rhodri Jones
04. Stuart Hooper (c)11. Harry Robinson
05. Tom Savage12. Mark Bennett
06. Jackson Wray13. Cory Allen
07. Jon Fisher14. Luke Fitzgerald
08. David Sisi15. Robbie Henshaw
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16. Gerard Ellis 17. Tom Smallbone 18. Tomas Ramirez 19. SOBv2 20. George Smith 21. Lee Dickson 22. Owen Williams 23. Sergeal Petersen
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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by Fluxy on Wed 22 Oct 2014, 11:01 pm

SJE can you put the same side as last week for me please?

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 9:08 am

Yep sure mate thumbsup

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Fri 24 Oct 2014, 8:31 am

PREDICTIONS OPEN

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by prop_lyd on Fri 24 Oct 2014, 9:02 am

Welsh 38-14 Bordeaux
Welsh backrow and impact bench with FTD pulling the strings wins this well.

Dragons 12-34 Bath
Dragons won't roll over easily but Bath have too much out wide and look dangerous here.

Sarries 40-14 Connacht
An in form Connacht team will struggle to keep up with Sarries and will struggle to get anything against the Sarries centre partnership.

Oyonnax 10-35 Chiefs
Again a pretty simple win with Madigan hitting good form at the moment.
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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Fri 24 Oct 2014, 12:56 pm

London Welsh 36-18 Bordeaux
Bordeaux not a bad side but French sides never take these away games seriously. Strong Welsh pack give Trinc Duc a comfortable ride.

Grenoble 18-22 London Irish
This Grenoble side weren't great last week but should prove a sterner test at home. Irish should edge the pack battle but will be a harder game then expected.

Dragons 20-30 Bath Rugby
Bath half backs offer more control and great impact off the bench should see them pull away late on.

Saracens 22-15 Connacht
See the Irish side causing a few problems at the scrum but Sarries back row and midfield gives them more go forward ball. 

Oyonnax 20-32 Exeter Chiefs
Oyonnax made hard work of Zebre last week and will struggle on defence with Lopez/Madigan in decent form.

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by dammit_chris on Fri 24 Oct 2014, 6:13 pm

London Welsh 42 - 21 Bordeaux
Bordeaux have begun the season in great form and have some v talented youngsters in the squad, but fortunately the London Welsh in this game are far, far better than the real London Welsh and have some v inform players - Haskell at no8 is a good move for this game.

Grenoble 18 - 30 London Irish
Harder to go away to France, but Irish could have rested more players and still walked this - quite a few players coming into some good form now.

Dragons 23 - 32 Bath Rugby
Bath have got an incredibly dangerous backline, especially Graham North...there are tries all over the place from them, but Dragons could cause a few issues with their pack.

Saracens 33 - 17 Connacht
Although Connacht have started the Rabo quite well, Sarries will walk this at home with the pack Pooly has put out - lot of power, dynamism and a great game to get SBW involved in - youthful bench stops the scoreline going into the 40s. Like the props Pooly has out.

Oyonnax 15 - 33 Exeter Chiefs
Chiefs are pretty much superior from 1-15 and with a stronger bench, one point would b e that Jones at no7 needs to get a bit more physical as he's currently Wasps fifth choice openside and could be an issue in tougher games.

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 11:45 am

Welsh 32-28 Bordeaux

Bordeaux looked fantastic the other night and are flying in the T14. Saying that it's a solid Welsh side who will just sneak home. Not sure of Pennell at 13 CJ.

Grenoble 12-38 Irish

Pretty routine win for Irish, look stronger in most areas.

Dragons 22-42 Bath

Strong Dragons side on paper but we turned them over last night with a young side so expect a much stronger Bath side to win with ease.

Oyonnax 13-35 Exeter

Strong Exeter side will cruise home, hard to rate Kahui but strong elsewhere for Flux.

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by CJB on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 3:49 pm

Welsh 28-15 Bordeaux
Grenoble 18-24 Irish
Sarries 32-17 Connacht
Oyonnax 12-29 Exeter

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by ChequeredJersey on Sat 25 Oct 2014, 4:17 pm

Grenoble 20-31 London Irish


Dragons 15-28 Bath Rugby


Saracens 18-3 Connacht


Oyonnax 10-32 Exeter Chiefs
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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by Steven_Sharks on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 6:28 am

Welsh 32 - 20 Bordeaux

Welsh too strong but Pennell gets crucified at 13 in AP.

Grenoble 16 - 26 London Irish

Huge potential in midfield for Irish and they are stronger across the board here. Take a good win but can't grab the TBP.

Dragons 18 - 31 Bath

Dragons no mugs but Bath have too much here especially in the outside backs. Second rownot great for Bath unless Bekker heads back to SA he has no rating for me.

Saracens 15 - 12 Connacht

In heavy rain Saracens suffer at the set piece. They aren't as strong in the scrum as Connacht and in these conditions that hurts them badly. Back row advantage really helps Saracens as do Steyn and Bosch marshalling things. Close game.

Oyanaxx 15 - 36 Exeter

Cheifs much stronger across the board and get a comfortable BP win here. Oyonnax have quality scattered throughout there team but not enough to cause huge problems.

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by Guest on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 11:30 am

Grenoble 20-42 London Irish


Dragons 15-33 Bath Rugby


Welsh 24-18 Bordeaux 


Oyonnax 19-29Exeter Chiefs

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by Ozzy3213 on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 11:30 am

London Welsh 28 Bordeaux 22
Grenoble 15 London Irish 26
Newport Gwent Dragons 19 Bath Rugby 30
Saracens 25 Connacht 18
Oyannax 15 Exeter Chiefs 28
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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by LukeLovesLuka on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 8:31 pm

Welsh 28-27 Bordeaux
Grenoble 22-23 Irish
Dragons 25-26 Bath
Sarries 32-31 Connacht
Oyonnax 28-29 Exeter

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by Fluxy on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 8:38 pm

London Welsh 27 - 21 Bordeaux Begles

Welsh at home are strong, despite several changes to their side. They are also slightly lucky that Bordeaux are focusing on the Top 14, otherwise a full strength Bordeaux side, might have knocked over Welsh.

Grenoble 21 - 28 London Irish

Irish have too much here for a decent French outfit even away from home. Not quite bonus point material though as Grenoble will make Irish work hard.

Newport Gwent Dragons 19 - 32 Bath Rugby

Dragons are a unit with some decent players, but can't cope with the Bath wave coming at them from over the Severn. Bath have the firepower to acquire the bonus point.

Saracens 21 - 15 Connacht

Heavy rain helps Connacht into the game as Sarries youngsters struggle in the set piece. Sarries have the ability to grimd the result out however, with Steyn's boot the main protagonist. However Connacht at home and if they had a strong goal kicker (ala Dan Parks) they might have on another night turned over this Sarries side.

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Re: European Challenge Cup Round 2

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 27 Oct 2014, 11:17 am

RESULTS:

London Welsh 37 (T:4 C:4 P:3)
Bordeaux Begles 20 (T:2 C:2 P:2)

Grenonle 18 (P:5 DG:1)
London Irish 34 (T:4 C:4 P:2)

NG Dragons 19 (T:1 C:1 P:4)
Bath 37 (T:4 C:4 P:3)

Saracens 31 (T:4 C:4 P:1)
Connacht 16 (T:1 C:1 P:3)

Oyonnax 16 (T:1 C;1 P:3)
Exeter Chiefs 37 (T:4 C:4 P:3)

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