Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

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Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by George Carlin on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 7:27 am

        
RC Toulonnais v Bath Rugby
Sunday 10 January 2016
KO: 16:15
Stade Félix Mayol, Toulon

Live on FR2 / BT Sport / beIN Sports

Referee George Clancy (Ireland)
Touch Judge 1 [tbc]
Touch Judge 2 [tbc]
Fourth Official [tbc]
TMO [tbc]
Assessor [tbc]
Citing Commissioner [tbc]

A. Head to Head

#These sides are meeting for the first time.

B. Recent European Form

RC Toulonnais

19/12/15: Leinster 16 - 20 Toulon
13/12/15: Toulon 24 - 9 Leinster
22/11/15: Wasps 32 - 6 Toulon

Bath Rugby

19/12/15: Bath 10 - 36 Wasps
13/12/15: Wasps 23 - 25 Bath
21/11/15: Bath 19 - 16 Leinster

C. Teams

RC Toulonnais



Bath Rugby



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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by LondonTiger on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 9:03 am

Unless Bath can rise to the occasion like a well baked cake, I reckon their goose is well and truly cooked.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 10:59 am

LondonTiger wrote:Unless Bath can rise to the occasion like a well baked cake, I reckon their goose is well and truly cooked.

Maybe they will look to mix things up in their team selection. Possibly they just knead to give others a chance to prove their worth?

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by BamBam on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 11:06 am

TheMildlyFranticLlama wrote:
LondonTiger wrote:Unless Bath can rise to the occasion like a well baked cake, I reckon their goose is well and truly cooked.

Maybe they will look to mix things up in their team selection. Possibly they just knead to give others a chance to prove their worth?

Hopefully they don't end up with egg on their face

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by George Carlin on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 1:31 pm

BamBam wrote:
TheMildlyFranticLlama wrote:
LondonTiger wrote:Unless Bath can rise to the occasion like a well baked cake, I reckon their goose is well and truly cooked.

Maybe they will look to mix things up in their team selection. Possibly they just knead to give others a chance to prove their worth?

Hopefully they don't end up with egg on their face
I can certainly foresee one or two soggy bottoms.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by yappysnap on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 1:49 pm

I imagine they'll put all their hens in one basket (Ford) but then if their pack can't front up its all a moo point.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Bathite on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 2:12 pm

I think we will get battered

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by funnyExiledScot on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 2:13 pm

Doubt there will be many crumbs of comfort for Bath at the end of this round.....

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by lostinwales on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 2:46 pm

So you are saying if Bath fail to rise to the occasion they'll be well beaten?

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by George Carlin on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 7:56 pm

Bath will win. Or a meringue?*

(*has to be said in Glaswegian accent for it to work.)

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Tue 05 Jan 2016, 8:18 pm

George Carlin wrote:Bath will win. Or a meringue?*

(*has to be said in Glaswegian accent for it to work.)

Laugh

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by LondonTiger on Fri 08 Jan 2016, 12:26 pm

RC Toulon
15. James O'Connor; 14. Josua Tuisova, 13. Mathieu Bastareaud, 12. Ma'a Nonu, 11. Bryan Habana; 10. Quade Cooper, 9. Eric Escande; 1. Florian Fresia, 2. Guilhem Guirado, 3. Levan Chilachava, 4. Jocelino Suta, 5. Konstantine Mikautadze, 6. Juan Smith, 7. Juan Fernandez Lobbe, 8. Duane Vermeulen
16. Anthony Etrillard, 17. Xavier Chiocci, 18. Matt Stevens, 19. Steffon Armitage, 20. Frederic Michalak, 21. Maxime Mermoz, 22. Sebastien Tillous-Borde, 23. Thibault Lassale

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by LondonTiger on Fri 08 Jan 2016, 12:27 pm

Bath Rugby
15. Anthony Watson; 14. Semesa Rokoduguni, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Kyle Eastmond, 11. Matt Banahan; 10. George Ford, 9. Chris Cook; 1. Nick Auterac, 2. Rob Webber, 3. David Wilson, 4. Stuart Hooper, 5. Dom Day, 6. Matt Garvey, 7. Francois Louw, 8. Leroy Houston
16. Ross Batty, 17. Max Lahiff, 18. Henry Thomas, 19. Charlie Ewels, 20. David Denton, 21. Jonathan Evans, 22. Rhys Priestland, 23. Tom Homer

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by whocares on Fri 08 Jan 2016, 12:33 pm

Giteau out for 3 weeks.
Cooper and Nonu have been (to remain polite) average at best and this Toulon tight 5 does not look very threatening as well. First time since the world cup Michalak, is in the squad.
Bath has a good chance (at least on paper as am not sure about their real form!)

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by LondonTiger on Fri 08 Jan 2016, 1:27 pm

whocares wrote:Bath has a good chance (at least on paper as am not sure about their real form!)  

Bath's form is shockingly bad. Pretty much just one decent performance all season (away win v Wasps in this comp). Satarted the season reasonably powerful; up front but rusty in the backs, since then the form of both pack and backs has fallen away.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Bathite on Fri 08 Jan 2016, 4:40 pm

Sadly, London Tiger is 100% correct

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Cyril on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 3:16 pm

Stade Mayol is such a great place. Loving the pageantry on the stands. Looks like there's a bit of building work going on though.

Playing rugby in the sun in January helps too!

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 3:37 pm

I try not to slate referees but how is this guy still reffing big European games?

Ford seems to be refreshed after a couple of games on the bench. Been exceptional so far.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Pot Hale on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:03 pm

Good game so far between these two.

6-6 at half time. Clancy reffing very well and quick to cut out any of the niggly handbag stuff.

Ford looking good for Bath and has shown some lovely footwork and passing at times.

Juan Smith a demon at the breakdown for Toulon winning numerous holding on penalties.

Cooper is pants so far.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by whocares on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:03 pm

Clancy is very lenient towards Toulon players in the ruck. He should get the homer of the year award pretty easily.

Not a great show by two teams lacking X factor so far. Bastareaud attempt of a pass comforts me in Noves leaving him out.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Cyril on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:16 pm

That's an incredible drop-goal from Ford!

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by wrfc1980 on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:19 pm

Clancy is having a shocker come scrum time. Bath must be furious!

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Cyril on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:20 pm

I think I can see why Pro 12 fans really dislike Clancy.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Bathite on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:21 pm

Perplexed by the ref here. Toulon getting away with murder at breakdown and getting smashed in the scrum but winning penalties

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Cyril on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:27 pm

Toulon's offloading game starting to look dangerous.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Cyril on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:48 pm

Considering the low score, this is a cracking game.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Bathite on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:52 pm

Whatever the result, it is so good to see us back to playing our best stuff. Still think it points to Prem teams working us out though.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by stub on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 4:56 pm

Bathite wrote:Whatever the result, it is so good to see us back to playing our best stuff. Still think it points to Prem teams working us out though.

Yep Bath looking good today.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by VinceWLB on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 5:12 pm

One for the rules guru, should Toulon have been allowed to brought back Mikautadze on for Suta at the end considering they still had one unused player (n°18) on the bench?

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by yappysnap on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 5:30 pm

Clancy is a terrible ref, every ruck Toulon were able to do as they pleased, off feet, hands on deck, not releasing. Clueless

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by rosbif on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 6:03 pm

Well played Barth shame about the ref he was shocking at the breakdown and missed a few cheap shots, very unlucky to lose, still Ford showed enough to keep his 10 shirt for England

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by wrfc1980 on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 6:30 pm

Clancy had it all wrong come scrum to.e to. He have at least 3 pens to toloun when they should have gone baths way.

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by Bathite on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 7:10 pm

Glad to see some neutrals agreeing with me. Was amazed to see how many times Toulon were off their feet

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Re: Champions Cup Pool 5: RC Toulon v Bath Rugby, 10 January

Post by LondonTiger on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 7:37 pm

Ford was very good I thought, Toulon certainly got a "champions" share of the decisions.

Webber too was very good, shame Batty came on really.

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