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European Champions Cup Final

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 2:12 pm

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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



Northampton Saints v London Wasps

Location - Twickenham
Light Cloud, 12 Degrees, 9mph SSW Winds



Northampton Saints
Manager Dammit Chris

01. Thomas Domingo09. Corbus Reinarch
02. Rob Webber10. George Ford
03. Logi Mulipola
04. Samu Manoa11. Julian Savea
05. Courtney Lawes12. Matt Giteau
06. Schalk Burger13. Manu Tuilagi
07. David Pocock(c)14. Tommy Bowe
08. Billy Vunipola15. Leigh Halfpenny(k)

Tactics:

While Wasps opted to carry a lot in normal time, we choose a less energy sapping kicking game and bring on Giteau in the midfield for his experience. Finals are decided by small margins and we will turn the screw in the set piece with our bench in both lineout and scrum, plus have more ball carrying options (Webber, Logi, Samoa, Vunipola) to put us in positions where Halfpenny's boot can prove decisive. In our backline we feel that we at least match Wasps attacking threat, so combination of less tired legs through tactical kicking in normal time, strong set piece and Halfpenny's boot will be telling.



Wasps
Manager: Ozzy3213  
                   
01. Scott Sio09. Aaron Smith
02. Tom Youngs10. Aaron Cruden
03. Ben Alexander
04. Matt Symons11. Bryan Habana
05. Sebastien Vahaamahina12. Ma'a Nonu
06. Marcell Coetzee13. Henry Slade
07. Steffon Armitage14. Tim Nanai-Williams
08. Duane Vermeulen ©15. Anthony Watson

Tactical variation


We will continue to play in a similar vein to how we have played for 80 minutes.  We have however brought on Henry Slade at 13 for his additional kicking game, to ensure we don't get caught out if it's not on running it from deep.  We will look to get the front row replacements carrying hard, Smith sniping at 9 and Watson looking to isolate tired legs in the Saints side.


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Re: European Champions Cup Final

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Fri 08 May 2015, 3:58 pm

Never thought of that, think I have the full set now.

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Re: European Champions Cup Final

Post by Ozzy3213 on Fri 08 May 2015, 4:08 pm

Have you won the Anglo Welsh Pool?
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Re: European Champions Cup Final

Post by dammit_chris on Fri 08 May 2015, 4:40 pm

Cheers Pete, certainly helps having a lot of EQ - its the premiership that I can't win, got close a couple of times but I think you've always been the one to beat me in the finals or semi finals!

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Re: European Champions Cup Final

Post by prop_lyd on Fri 08 May 2015, 6:35 pm

Congrats Chris! Sirj, you haven't put me as to whether I get full or half score. Sorry just don't want to miss out on any cash!!
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Re: European Champions Cup Final

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 09 May 2015, 2:50 pm

Ozzy3213 wrote:Have you won the Anglo Welsh Pool?

Forgot about that one Doh

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