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Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 10:36 am

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



Castres v Gloucester
Location - Stade Pierre-Antoine
Snow, 6 Degrees, 18mph Winds


Castres

15 Julien Dumora 14 Romain Martial 13 Thomas Combezou 12 Romain Cabannes 11 Marcel Garvey 10 Daniel Kirkpatrick 9 Rory Kockott
1 Saimone Taumoepeau 2 Marc-Antoine Rallier 3 Ramiro Herrera 4 Richie Gray 5 Christophe Samson 6 Ibrahim Diarra 7 Jannie Bornman 8 John Beattie

Replacements
16 Mathieu Bonello 17 Paea Fa'anunu 18 Benjamin Desroches 19 Yohan Montes 20 Piula Faasalele 21 Remi Tales 22 Remy Grosso 23 Antoine Dupont


Gloucester 
Manager - Matt

01. Beast 09. Dan Robson
02. Joe Gray10. Danny Cipriani 
03. Coenie Ousthuizen 
04. Eben Etzbeth 11. Johnny May 
05. George Robson 12. Matt toomua 
06. Tom Croft13. Tevita Kurindrani  
07. Julian Salvi 14. Israel Folau 
08. Jamie Heaslip (c)15. Israel Dagg
Substitutes:
16. Adriaan Strauss 17. Nick wood  18. Juan Figallo19. Roman taofufina  20. Willem Albers 21. Tj Perenara 22. Matt Scott 23. Charlie walker

Glos bring back the big guns after resting them last weekend to target a bp at a demoralised casters who have no interest in Europe.


Look to keep ball alive and attack from everywhere. Points difference could be crucial so aiming to build a big total





Clermount Auvergne v Leicester Tigers
Location - Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin
Light Cloud, 4 Degrees, 9mph Winds


Clermount Auvergne

15 Nick Abendanon 14 Noa Nakaitaci 13 Benson Stanley 12 Wesley Fofana 11 Aurelien Rougerie 10 Camille Lopez 9 Morgan Parra
1 Raphael Chaume 2 Benjamin Kayser 3 David Zirakashvili 4 Jamie Cudmore 5 Sebastien Vahaamahina 6 Damien Chouly 7 Julien Bonnaire 8 Fritz Lee

Replacements
16 John Ulugia 17 Vincent Debaty 18 Clement Ric 19 Loic Jacquet 20 Julien Bardy 21 Ludovic Radosavljevic 22 Mike Delany 23 Jonathan Davies


Leicester Tigers
Manager – LukeLovesLuka

01. Alex Corbisiero09. Kahn Fotuali'i
02. Agustin Creevy10. Freddie Burns (k)
03. Owen Franks 
04. Kearnan Myall11. Ugo Monye
05. Victor Matfield (c)      12. Tamati Ellison
06. JMF Lobbe13. Mathieu Bastareaud
07. Francois Louw14. Drew Mitchell
08. Thomas Waldrom15. Mike Brown
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16. Christopher Tolofua 17. Gethin Jenkins 18. Paul Doran-Jones 19. Pascal Pape 20. Jacques Burger 21. Micky Young 22. Tusi Pisi 23. Rene Ranger





Harlequins v Glasgow
Location - Twickenham Stoop
Light Rain Shower, 6 Degrees, 10mph SW Winds


Harlequins
Manager – Steven_Sharks

01. Steven Kitchoff09. Karl Dickson
02. Rob Buchanan10. Quade Cooper
03. Kieran Brookes
04. Jim Hamilton11. Jack Nowell
05. Pieter Steph Du Toit12. Stuart Olding
06. Mamuka Gorgodze13. Jonathan Joseph
07. Luke Braid14. Frank Halai
08. Nick Easter (c)15. Juan Martin Hernandez
16. Schalk Brits 17. Gurthro Steenkamp 18. Kyle Sinckler 19. Charlie Matthews 20. Jamie Gibson 21. Eric Escande 22. Colin Slade 23. Chris Feauai-Sautia


Glasgow

15 Peter Murchie 14 Tommy Seymour 13 Alex Dunbar 12 Pete Horne 11 DTH van der Merwe 10 Finn Russell 9 Nikola Matawalu
1 Ryan Grant 2 Pat MacArthur 3 Jon Welsh 4 Tim Swinson 5 Jonny Gray 6 Leone Nakarawa 7 Ryan Wilson 8 Josh Strauss

Replacements
16 Fraser Brown 17 Jerry Yanuyanutawa 18 Mike Cusack 19 James Eddie 20 Richie Vernon 21 Henry Pyrgos 22 Mark Bennett 23 Sean Maitland





Munster v Northampton Saints
Location - Thomond Park
Light Rain Shower, 8 Degrees, 23mph WNW Winds


Munster

15 Felix Jones 14 Andrew Conway 13 Pat Howard 12 Denis Hurley 11 Simon Zebo 10 Ian Keatley 9 Duncan Williams
1 James Cronin 2 Duncan Casey 3 BJ Botha 4 Dave Foley 5 Paul O'Connell 6 Peter O'Mahony 7 Tommy O'Donnell 8 CJ Stander

Replacements
16 Eusebio Guinazu 17 John Ryan 18 Stephen Archer 19 Billy Holland 20 Dave O'Callaghan 21 Ronan O'Mahony 22 JJ Hanrahan 23 Keith Earls


Northampton Saints
Manager: Dammit Chris

01. Mako Vunipola09. Joe Simpson
02. Dylan Hartley10. George Ford
03. Ramiro Herrera
04. Jonny Gray11. Julian Savea
05. Courtney Lawes12. Weslie Fofana
06. Samo Manoa13. Elliot Daly
07. Schalk Burger14. Tommy Bowe
08. Sergio Parisse(c)15. Leigh Halfpenny(k)
Substitutes:
16. Rob Webber 17. Thomas Domingo 18. Logi Mulipola 19. Lood de Jager 20. Julian Bonnaire 21. Niko Matawulu 22. Nick Evans 23. Ben Foden

Tactics:

* Play at a high tempo/intensity game, Sarries showed that in real life last week that Munster aren't close to being the team they once were and are vulnerable defensively.  
* Take Munster on up front to set a platform for our backline, with 5 internationals to come off the bench and finish final 20-25 minutes very strong.
* Gain line breakers in the pack and backline to get us in behind Munster defence and then use the pace of the backline to score tries.
* Halfpenny to kick all penalties, get scoreboard ticking over.
* We want a home QF, so will go all out for the win, while Munster have nothing to play for.





Wasps v Racing Metro
Location - Ricoh Arena
Light Rain, 5 Degrees, 12mph WSW Winds


 Wasps
Manager: Ozzy3213    

01. Joe Marler09. Ben Youngs
02. Bismarck du Plessis10. Henry Slade
03. Dave Wilson
04. Romain Millo-Chluski11. Bryan Habana
05. Alun-Wyn Jones12. Ma'a Nonu
06. Marcell Coetzee13. Robbie Freuan
07. Steffon Armitage14. Marland Yarde
08. Duane Vermeulen15. Anthony Watson
16. Deon Fourie 17. Paul James 18. Euan Murray 19. Matt Symons 20. Fulgence Ouedraogo 21. Aaron Smith 22. Aaron Cruden 23. Tim Nanai-Williams


Tactics

Standard tactics for light rain. We'll play possession and go through the phases but nothing risky in our half. Offloading when in their 22. Blitz defence with Youngs sweeping.


Racing Metro

15 Benjamin Lapeyre 14 Juan Imhoff 13 Casey Laulala 12 Henry Chavancy 11 Marc Andreu 10 Benjamin Dambielle 9 Maxime Machenaud
1 Eddy Ben Arous 2 Dimitri Szarzewski 3 Brian Mujati 4 Luke Charteris 5 Francois van der Merwe 6 Wenceslas Lauret 7 Bernard le Roux 8 Antonie Claassen

Replacements
16 Virgile Lacombe 17 Julien Brugnaut 18 Walter Desmaison 19 Tomas Lavanini 20 Juandre Kruger 21 Camille Gerondeau 22 Mike Phillips 23 Yoan Audrin





Ulster v Sale Sharks
Location - Kingspan Stadium
Light Cloud, 6 Degrees, 15mph W Winds


Ulster

15 Jared Payne 14 Louis Ludik 13 Darren Cave 12 Stuart Olding 11 Mike Allen 10 Paddy Jackson 9 Ruan Pienaar
1 Andrew Warwick 2 Rob Herring 3 Bronson Ross 4 Alan O'Connor 5 Franco van der Merwe 6 Clive Ross 7 Mike McComish 8 Roger Wilson

Replacements
16 John Andrew 17 Callum Black 18 Declan Fitzpatrick 19 Lewis Stevenson 20 Robbie Diack 21 Paul Marshall 22 Ian Humphreys 23 Michael Heaney


 Sale Sharks
Manager – SJE

01. Marcos Ayerza09. Danny Care
02. Benjamin Kayser10. Johnny Sexton
03. Davit Zirakishvilli 
04. Brodie Retalick11. Simon Zebo
05. Dave Attwood12. Anthony Allen
06. Matt Garvey13. George Pisi
07. Matt Kvesic14. Keith Earls
08. Louis Picamoles15. Nick Abendanon
Subs:
16. Vasil Kakovin 17. Tommy Taylor 18. Martin Moore 19. Steven Luatua 20. Peter O'Mahony 21. Kieran Marmion 22. Beauden Barrett 23. Kyle Eastmond

We will play an expansive, high intensity offloading game looking to create space and break the defensive line. Mobility, physicality and handling is key to our approach.

Commit the defence. Sexton will play flat on the gain line to pull in defenders before releasing runners while Care will look for opportunities to snipe around the base always committing defenders.

Target the breakdown. Mobile pack and physical midfield selected to hit the ruck. Look to dominate similar to Toulon last week with the Ulster pack ravaged with injuries.

Attack from the scrum. Ulster without their first choice front row. Down to 3rd/4th choice at TH. Ayerza will look to pile the pressure on.

Straight line blitz defence. Focused on winning the gain line collisions and driving the ball carrier back. Line speed is crucial. Care will sweep behind the line to cover chips and grubbers.

Use the bench in search of the bonus point. Impact galore throughout. O'Mahony to target the breakdown. Luatua & Moore to up the carrying stakes and Barrett & Eastmond to test a tiring out of position Ulster defence late on.





Newcastle Falcons v Leinster
Location - Kingston Park
Light Cloud, 5 Degrees, 10mph SW Winds


 Newcastle Falcons
Manager – Bambam


01. Nic Auterac09. Nick Phipps
02. Dane Coles10. Gareth Anscombe (k)
03. Luc Ducalcon
04. Ed Slater11. Charlie Sharples
05. Geoff Parling12. Owen Farrell
06. Rhys Ruddock13. Jonathan Davies
07. Richie McCaw14. Ben Smith
08. Kieran Read (c)15. Rob Miller
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16.Rory Best 17.Soana Tongahuia 18.Carl Hayman 19.Yohan Maestri 20. Will Fraser 21.Greig Laidlaw 22.Brad Barritt 23. Charles Piutau

Set piece - Challenge on Cronin's throw at the lineout, look to target Bent with Ducalcon

Breakdown - 3 excellent ruck operators in the back row, look to play physically and blast their players off the ball, go for the turnover at every opportunity, at the very least we will slow their ball down

Attack - Anscombe and Farrell to look to split the field with runners on their shoulders, keep the defence guessing, use the boot when its on but kick away from Kearney to the wings. Look to use JD2 on the crash ball between the centres to tie them in

Bench - Plenty of ball carriers off the bench, Piutau to add a spark

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Leinster

15 Rob Kearney 14 Fergus McFadden 13 Luke Fitzgerald 12 Ian Madigan 11 Dave Kearney 10 Jimmy Gopperth 9 Eoin Reddan
1 Michael Bent 2 Sean Cronin 3 Marty Moore 4 Devin Toner 5 Mike McCarthy 6 Jack Conan 7 Jordi Murphy 8 Jamie Heaslip

Replacements
16 Richardt Strauss 17 Jamie Hagan 18 Tadhg Furlong 19 Kane Douglas 20 Dominic Ryan 21 Luke McGrath 22 Gordon D'Arcy 23 Darragh Fanning






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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Steven_Sharks on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 11:13 am

Harlequins
Manager – Steven_Sharks

01. Steven Kitchoff09. Karl Dickson
02. Rob Buchanan10. Quade Cooper
03. Kieran Brookes
04. Jim Hamilton11. Jack Nowell
05. Pieter Steph Du Toit12. Stuart Olding
06. Mamuka Gorgodze13. Jonathan Joseph
07. Luke Braid14. Frank Halai
08. Nick Easter (c)15. Juan Martin Hernandez
16. Schalk Brits 17. Gurthro Steenkamp 18. Kyle Sinckler 19. Charlie Matthews 20. Jamie Gibson 21. Eric Escande 22. Colin Slade 23. Chris Feauai-Sautia

Tactics


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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Ozzy3213 on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 11:33 am

Wasps
Manager: Ozzy3213    

01. Joe Marler
09. Ben Youngs
02. Bismarck du Plessis
10. Henry Slade
03. Dave Wilson

04. Romain Millo-Chluski
11. Bryan Habana
05. Alun-Wyn Jones
12. Ma'a Nonu
06. Marcell Coetzee
13. Robbie Freuan
07. Steffon Armitage
14. Marland Yarde
08. Duane Vermeulen
15. Anthony Watson
16. Deon Fourie 17. Paul James 18. Euan Murray 19. Matt Symons 20. Fulgence Ouedraogo 21. Aaron Smith 22. Aaron Cruden 23. Tim Nanai-Williams


Tactics

Standard tactics for light rain. We'll play possession and go through the phases but nothing risky in our half. Offloading when in their 22. Blitz defence with Youngs sweeping.


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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 11:49 am

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 12:35 pm

Sale Sharks
Manager – SJE

01. Marcos Ayerza09. Danny Care
02. Benjamin Kayser10. Johnny Sexton
03. Davit Zirakishvilli
04. Brodie Retalick11. Simon Zebo
05. Dave Attwood12. Anthony Allen
06. Matt Garvey13. George Pisi
07. Matt Kvesic14. Keith Earls
08. Louis Picamoles15. Nick Abendanon
Subs:
16. Vasil Kakovin 17. Tommy Taylor 18. Martin Moore 19. Steven Luatua 20. Peter O'Mahony 21. Kieran Marmion 22. Beauden Barrett 23. Kyle Eastmond

We will play an expansive, high intensity offloading game looking to create space and break the defensive line. Mobility, physicality and handling is key to our approach.

Commit the defence. Sexton will play flat on the gain line to pull in defenders before releasing runners while Care will look for opportunities to snipe around the base always committing defenders.

Target the breakdown. Mobile pack and physical midfield selected to hit the ruck. Look to dominate similar to Toulon last week with the Ulster pack ravaged with injuries.

Attack from the scrum. Ulster without their first choice front row. Down to 3rd/4th choice at TH. Ayerza will look to pile the pressure on.

- Straight line blitz defence. Focused on winning the gain line collisions and driving the ball carrier back. Line speed is crucial. Care will sweep behind the line to cover chips and grubbers.

- Use the bench in search of the bonus point. Impact galore throughout. O'Mahony to target the breakdown. Luatua & Moore to up the carrying stakes and Barrett & Eastmond to test a tiring out of position Ulster defence late on.


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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by dammit_chris on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 1:42 pm

SJE Paice got a red card at the weekend for an apparent headbutt, so may not make this weekend for you.

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by LukeLovesLuka on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 1:53 pm

Leicester Tigers
Manager – LukeLovesLuka

01. Alex Corbisiero09. Kahn Fotuali'i
02. Agustin Creevy10. Freddie Burns (k)
03. Owen Franks
04. Kearnan Myall11. Ugo Monye
05. Victor Matfield (c)      12. Tamati Ellison
06. JMF Lobbe13. Mathieu Bastareaud
07. Francois Louw14. Drew Mitchell
08. Thomas Waldrom15. Mike Brown
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16. Christopher Tolofua 17. Gethin Jenkins 18. Paul Doran-Jones 19. Pascal Pape 20. Jacques Burger 21. Micky Young 22. Tusi Pisi 23. Rene Ranger


Tactics:

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 1:57 pm

dammit_chris wrote:SJE Paice got a red card at the weekend for an apparent headbutt, so may not make this weekend for you.
Cheers Chris  thumbsup

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by dammit_chris on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 2:13 pm

Northampton Saints
Manager: Dammit Chris

01. Mako Vunipola09. Joe Simpson
02. Dylan Hartley10. George Ford
03. Ramiro Herrera
04. Jonny Gray11. Julian Savea
05. Courtney Lawes12. Weslie Fofana
06. Samo Manoa13. Elliot Daly
07. Schalk Burger14. Tommy Bowe
08. Sergio Parisse(c)15. Leigh Halfpenny(k)
Substitutes:
16. Rob Webber 17. Thomas Domingo 18. Logi Mulipola 19. Lood de Jager 20. Julian Bonnaire 21. Niko Matawulu 22. Nick Evans 23. Ben Foden

Tactics:

* Play at a high tempo/intensity game, Sarries showed that in real life last week that Munster aren't close to being the team they once were and are vulnerable defensively.
* Take Munster on up front to set a platform for our backline, with 5 internationals to come off the bench and finish final 20-25 minutes very strong.
* Gain line breakers in the pack and backline to get us in behind Munster defence and then use the pace of the backline to score tries.
* Halfpenny to kick all penalties, get scoreboard ticking over.
* We want a home QF, so will go all out for the win, while Munster have nothing to play for.


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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Guest on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 7:40 pm

01. Beast 09. Dan Robson
02. Joe Gray10. Danny Cipriani
03. Coenie Ousthuizen
04. Eben Etzbeth 11. Johnny May
05. George Robson 12. Matt toomua
06. Tom Croft13. Tevita Kurindrani  
07. Julian Salvi 14. Israel Folau
08. Jamie Heaslip (c)15. Israel Dagg
Substitutes:
16. Adriaan Strauss 17. Nick wood  18. Juan Figallo19. Roman taofufina  20. Willem Albers 21. Tj Perenara 22. Matt Scott 23. Charlie walker
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Glos bring back the big guns after resting them last weekend to target a bp at a demoralised casters who have no interest in Europe.


Look to keep ball alive and attack from everywhere. Points difference could be crucial so aiming to build a big total


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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 7:55 pm

Need to edit your team Matt. Haven't put your own LH in thumbsup

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Guest on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 8:09 pm

SirJohnnyEnglish wrote:Need to edit your team Matt. Haven't put your own LH in thumbsup

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by BamBam on Tue 20 Jan 2015, 4:18 pm

Newcastle Falcons
Manager – Bambam


01. Nic Auterac09. Nick Phipps
02. Dane Coles10. Gareth Anscombe (k)
03. Luc Ducalcon
04. Ed Slater11. Charlie Sharples
05. Geoff Parling12. Owen Farrell
06. Rhys Ruddock13. Jonathan Davies
07. Richie McCaw14. Ben Smith
08. Kieran Read (c)15. Rob Miller
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16.Rory Best 17.Soana Tongahuia 18.Carl Hayman 19.Yohan Maestri 20. Will Fraser 21.Greig Laidlaw 22.Brad Barritt 23. Charles Piutau

Set piece - Challenge on Cronin's throw at the lineout, look to target Bent with Ducalcon

Breakdown - 3 excellent ruck operators in the back row, look to play physically and blast their players off the ball, go for the turnover at every opportunity, at the very least we will slow their ball down

Attack - Anscombe and Farrell to look to split the field with runners on their shoulders, keep the defence guessing, use the boot when its on but kick away from Kearney to the wings. Look to use JD2 on the crash ball between the centres to tie them in

Bench - Plenty of ball carriers off the bench, Piutau to add a spark

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Fri 23 Jan 2015, 9:25 am

PREDICTIONS OPEN

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Steven_Sharks on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 6:10 am

Castres 12 - 30 Gloucester

Comfortable. Strong enough to get the TBP.

Clermont 20 - 20 Leicester

Two strong sides which I can't seperate.

Munster 19 - 23 Saints

Always tough in Munster but Saints have enough to win.

London Wasps 31 - 20 Racing Metro

Wasps stronger in all areas really. Home QF should be secured.

Ulster 23 - 29 Sale

Ulster in poor nick but still put up a fight. Sale just miss the TBP.

Newcastle 24 - 18 Leinster

Good win for Newcastle. At home they get a comfortable win.


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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Ozzy3213 on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 7:42 am

You not predicting on my game Steve?
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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Steven_Sharks on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 7:44 am

I looked through sides but evidently decided to keep the result to myself

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Ozzy3213 on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 8:51 am

Steven_Sharks wrote:I looked through sides but evidently decided to keep the result to myself

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by prop_lyd on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 10:06 am

Castres 10-34 Glos
Glos are way too strong up front for a poor Castres side at the moment to cope with.

Clermont 25-25 Tigers
Like Steve, I really can't split these two teams sorry guys!!

Quins 26-20 Glasgow
Glasgow are in form and doing well but think that Quins pack will turn them over.

Munster 18-25 Saints
Munster will struggle to get a hold of the game against that Saints backline.

Wasps 30-22 Metro
A fairly comfortable win for Wasps against quite a strong Metro side who won't be able to cope with the Wasps backrow.

Ulster 21-28 Sale
Ulster have enough to keep Sale close until Sale unload their bench which is must strong than Ulster's.

Falcons 26-20 Leinster
Falcons have enough in back row and on the bench to take a good win here.
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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 12:05 pm

Clermont 27-26 Tigers

Toughest place to come and get a result in the Europe. I don't think any of sides would turn over Clermont away at the minute.

Quins 24-18 Glasgow

Away this would be a tough one with Glasgow caryying on well from last season. Steve has just put out enough to get a decent win.

Munster 15-22 Saints

Saints going in strong and as we seen against Clermont Munster are there to be got at. Saints very strong across the board bar 9 & 13, till way too much though and a good win.

Wasps 28-20 Metro

Wasps getting some good form of late and have a strong feel to them in this one. On;y place they'll have issues in the line out but too strong elsewhere.

Ulster 17-25 Sale

Poor Ulster not in great form and have an extremely average pack out today. Sale will dominate and create good ball to secure a good win.

Falcons 28-23 Leinster

Closer game than some but Falcons looking good. Their LH is obviously their best player and will star in a good win Wink
Falcons have enough in back row and on the bench to take a good win here.

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Guest on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 12:34 pm



Clermont 25-25 Tigers
Like Steve, I really can't split these two teams

Quins 32 -20 Glasgow
Glasgow are in form quins are better and at home

Munster 11-21 Saints
saints backs shred Munster who are not what they were

Wasps 30-17Metro

Wasps in form and stronger. Racing never much away from
Home

Ulster 15-28 Sale
close until benches are emptied. A famous win

Falcons 26-20 Leinster
Falcons have enough in back row and on the bench to take a good win here.
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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by ChequeredJersey on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 10:07 pm

Castres 12 - 45 Gloucester
Clermont 27 - 26 Tigers
Quins 29 - 22 Glasgow
Munster 18 - 26 Saints
Wasps 29 - 21 Metro
Ulster 26 - 30 Sale
Falcons 27 - 20 Leinster
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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by CJB on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 12:52 pm

Castres 17-28 Gloucester
Castres have intriguing pieces but can see them struggling against quality of Gloucester.

Clermont 24-25 Leicester
It is so difficult to beat Clermont at home but I think Leicester have the forwards to get on top and dominate

Quins 23-17 Glasgow
Quins have the advantage up front. The Glasgow half backs in the conditions are better. Outside backs keep them in it

Munster 16-31 Saints
Munster are not the same monster and Saints are a legitimate cup team. Look so far good.

Wasps 41-20 Metro
Strong line up from Wasps and Metro aren't as good when not in France.

Ulster 18-30 Sale
I think Sale have enough here for a quality win.

Falcons 28-23 Leinster
Leinster are still an incredible team but Newcastle go with a strong line up and have enough to take the result.

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by dammit_chris on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 7:20 pm

Castres 19-47 Gloucester
Castre showed at the weekend that they aren't the best team in this competition and Gloucester will easily get the bonus point.

Clermont 19-19 Leicester
Really tough place to go away and win, but prefer the Tigers forward pack, but see Clermont as having a better backline and attacking game. Draw, as cant split the teams.

Quins 26-16 Glasgow
Strong pack battle, but much prefer the balance of the Quins backline. Glasgow can be a very difficult team to play but the flair of Quins wins it.

Wasps 22-20 Racing Metro
Will be a lot closer than some of the predictions as Metro really seem to be targeting Europe this year. Very strong pack battle, but Pete has a great XV out and will get the home win, bit of a gamble with Slade starting at no10 but pays off in this game.

Ulster 16-19 Sale
Ulster are a hard team to breakdown and can see this game being very gritty, but the away team do have enough to win this.

Falcons 18-12 Leinster
Really hard game, can see the Falcons backrow getting a little advantage for their team and helping them control the breakdown area.

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Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 7:42 pm

Castres 13-32 Gloucester
Clermount 20-19 Leicester
Harlequins 22 15 Glasgow
Munster 20-23 Northampton
Wasps 22-17 Racing Metro
Newcastle 25-23 Leinster

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Fluxy on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 7:45 pm

Castres 15 - 39 Gloucester Rugby 

Castres have been abysmal this season and Gloucester will find this one too easy once they've broken their morale.

Clermont Auvergne 27 - 25 Leicester Tigers

Clermont at home is an absolute monster to overcome and requires a side at its peak, and I'm sorry to sew Tigers come up just a little short. 

Harlequins 25 - 20 Glasgow Warriors

Quins have too much up front, which allows them to contain the Warriors pack. This prevents their dangerous backs getting into the game.

Munster 20 - 29 Northampton Saints

Munster not the same force as they once were, but still make Saints graft for the win, and manage to deny them the BP.

Wasps 23 - 20 Racing Metro

Wasps have a strong side and one that will man handle and control the Metro side. Metro have been in decent nick this season, but Wasps have too much and put them to the sword. Not enough to get the BP, and Metro will sneak the LBP late on. 
Strong line up from Wasps and Metro aren't as good when not in France. 

Ulster 20 - 30 Sale Sharks


Ulster are a hard nut to crack at Ravenhill, but Sharks constant pressure will tell and cause Ulster to make uncharacteristic mistakes. Enough quality from SJE's side to threaten the defence and grab the LBP.
I think Sale have enough here for a quality win. 

Newcastle Falcons 29 - 22 Leinster

Falcons have a big side out to match the Leinster game plan and disrupt their momentum. Leinster have quality though to keep this closw and make Falcons work for the results, but the game is beyond doubt after the Falcons bench is emptied.

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Ozzy3213 on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 9:07 pm

Castres Olympique 10 Gloucester 40
ASM Clermont Auvergne 26 Leicester Tigers 23
Harlequins 24 Glasgow Warriors 20
Munster 22 Northampton Saints 26
Ulster Rugby 22 Sale Sharks 25
Newcastle Falcons 24 Leinster 20
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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by BamBam on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 9:08 pm

Castres 20-34 Glos

Good battle at scrum, but after that Glos dominate all over the park and will come away with a strong away win. Great bench clinches the BP

Clermont 26-25 Leicester

Away at Clermont is as tough a game as there is, and I think they have just got enough to pip Tigers late on. Stronger form at halfbacks would have given Leicester the edge

Quins 24-19 Glasgow

Quins to dominate at the scrum, and set a platform for an excellent back row and the on form Joseph to lead them to a win. Glasgow's strong defence keeps this close

Munster 23-34 saints

Very good win away from home for Saints, too much power and class throughout the team for Munster to live with. Bench doesn't make it any easier

Wasps 28-25 metro

Agree with the above, Metro have a strong team and have shown that they can play away from home. I fancy the Wasps pack to hold off the Parisians long enough to edge this one late on.

Ulster 21-27 Sale

Ulster always tough at home, and will keep this close before the impact off the bench makes this an easier win than it is on paper

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 7:35 am

RESULTS

Castres 14 (T:2 C:2)
Gloucester 41 (T:5 C:5 P:2)

Clermount Auvergne 27 (T:3 C:3 P:2)
Leicester Tigers 24 (T:2 C:1 P:4)

Harlequins 31 (T:4 C:4 P:1)
Glasgow 19 (T:1 C:1 P:4)

Munster 18 (P:6)
Northampton Saints 30 (T:4 C:2 P:2)

Wasps 33 (T:4 C:2 P:3)
Racing Metro 20 (T:2 C:2 P:2)

Ulster 20 (T:2 C:2 P:2)
Sale Sharks 32 (T:4 C:3 P:2)

Newcastle Falcons 31 (T:4 C:4 P:1)
Leinster 20 (T:2 C:2 P:2)

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 7:18 pm

QUARTER FINALS

Wasps v Racing Metro
Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby
Harlequins v Toulon
Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Ozzy3213 on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 8:38 pm

Are we following the real life draw for the semis?
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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 8:41 pm

Yep we will be mate

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Re: European Champions Cup Round 6

Post by Ozzy3213 on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 8:48 pm

Northampton Saints or Gloucester Rugby vs. Sale Sharks or Newcastle Falcons
Harlequins or Toulon vs. Wasps or Racing Metro
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