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Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Fluxy on Mon 18 Jan 2016, 1:02 pm

Home teams to be named by 23:59 hours on Tuesday
Away teams to be named by 23:59 hours on Wednesday
Tactics by 23:59 hours on Thursday
Predictions to be PM’d to SJE by 18:00 hours on Sunday





Toulouse v Harlequins
Stade Ernest-Wallon
Light Rain, 13 degrees, 5mph South Easterly


Toulouse

01. Cyril Baille09. David Mele
02. Julien Marchand10. Luke McAlister
03. Nemiah Tialata
04. Romain Millo-Chluski11. Timoci Matanavou
05. Joe Tekori12. Paul Perez
06. Thierry Dusautoir13. Toby Flood
07. Gregory Lamboley14. Kunatani Kunabuli
08. Gillian Galan15. Clément Poitrenaud 

Replacements: 16 Dorian Aldegheri, 17 Vasil Kakovin, 18 Gert Muller, 19 Patricio Albacete, 20 Francois Cros, 21 Christopher Tolofua, 22 Jean-Marc Doussain, 23 Vincent Clerc.



Harlequins
Manager – Steven_Sharks

01. Cian Healy09. Ruan Pienaar
02. Scott Baldwin10. Steven Myler (k)
03. Kieran Brookes
04. Luke Romano11. Jack Nowell
05.George Kruis12. Luther Burrell 
06. Jack Clifford13. Jason Emery
07. Michael Hooper (c)14. Santiago Cordero
08. Damien Chouly15. James O'Connor

16. Rob Buchanan 17. Ethan Waller 18. Tadhg Furlong 19. Jim Hamilton 20. Jamie Gibson 21. Henry Pyrgos 22. Damian McKenzie 23. Joe Tomane





ASM Clermont Auvergne v Saracens
Stade Marcel Michelin
Sunny Intervals, 10 degrees, 5mph South South Westerly


ASM Clermont Auvergne

01. Raphael Chaume09. Morgan Parra
02. Benjamin Kayser10. Camille Lopez
03. Daniel Kotze
04. Loïc Jacquet11. Noa Nakaitaci
05. Sébastien Vahaamahina12. Wesley Fofana
06. Damien Chouly13. Jonathan Davies
07. Vito Kolelishvili14. David Strettle
08. Fritz Lee15. Scott Spedding 

Replacements: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Michael Simutoga, 19 Paul Jedrasiak, 20 Camille Gerondeau, 21 Ludovic Radoslavjevic, 22 Brock James, 23 Albert Vulivuli


Saracens
Manager – Pooly

01. Ben Franks09. Lee Dickson
02. Richard Hibbard10. Pat Lambie
03. Paul Hill
04. Bradley Davies11. Miles Benjamin
05. Geoff Parling12. Maxime Mermoz
06. Thierry Dusatoir13. Henry Trinder
07. Temaini Harrison14. Hosea Gear
08. Dave Denton15. Stuart Hogg
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16. James Fish 17. Xavier Chocci 18. Jannie du Plessis 19. Patricio Albacete 20. Sam Underhill 21. Brad Weber 22. Marcelo Bosch 23. Morne Steyn






Leicester Tigers v Ospreys
Welford Road
Thick Cloud, 9 degrees, 11mph South South Westerly


Leicester Tigers
Manager – LukeLovesLuka

01. Max Lahiff09. Micky Young
02. Schalk Brits10. Francois Trinh-Duc (k)
03. Brian Mujati
04. George Skivington   11. Sitiveni Sivivatu
05. Pascal Pape (c)12. Billy Twelvetrees
06. Tom Johnson13. Yann David
07. Jacques Burger14. Henry Purdy
08. Wycliffe Palu15. Sean Maitland
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16. Hika Elliot 17. Gethin Jenkins 18. Cencus Johnston 19. Tom Price 20. Liam Messam 21. Thierry Lacrampe 22. Freddie Burns 23. Alex Cuthbert


Ospreys

01. Paul James09. Brendon Leonard
02. Scott Baldwin 10. Dan Biggar
03. Aaron Jarvis
04. Lloyd Ashley11. Eli Walker
05. Alun Wyn Jones (c)12. Josh Matavesi
06. Sam Underhill13. Jonathan Spratt
07. Justin Tipuric14. Hanno Dirksen
08. James King15. Dan Evans 

Replacements: 16 Sam Parry, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Ma’afu Fia, 19 Rory Thornton, 20 Dan Baker, 21 Tom Habberfield, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Owen Watkin





Scarlets v London Irish
Parc y Scarlets
Light Cloud, 10 degrees, 14mph Southerly


Scarlets

01. Phil John09. Gareth Davies
02. Ken Owens10. Steven Shingler
03. Samson Lee
04. George Earle11. DTH van der Merwe
05. Maselino Paulino12. Hadleigh Parkes
06. Rory Pitman13. Regan King
07. Aaron Shingler14. Steff Evans
08. Morgan Allen15. Mike Collins 

Replacements: 16 Kirby Myhill, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Rhodri Jones, 19 Tom Price, 20 Tom Phillips, 21 Rhodri Williams, 22 Dan Jones, 23 Steff Hughes


London Irish

01. Ben Moon09. Aaron Smith
02. Tom Youngs10. Henry Slade (k)
03. Dave Wilson
04. Matt Symons (c)11. Henry Speight
05. Ruan Botha12. Brad Barritt
06. Marcell Coetzee13. Jesse Kriel
07. 14. Marland Yarde
08. Jerome Kaino (c)15. Anthony Watson

16. Harry Thacker 17. Scott Sio 18. Ben Alexander 19. James Broadhurst 20. Rynhardt Elstadt 21. Will Homer 22. Shane Geragthy 23. Tom Fowlie





Stade Francais v Northampton Saints
Stade Jean-Bouin Stadium
Light Cloud, 8 degrees, 4mph South South Westerly


Stade Francais

01. Zak Taulafo09. Julien Dupuy
02. Laurent Panis10. Morné Steyn
03. Rabah Slimani
04. Paul Gabrillagues11. Julien Arias
05. Pascal Papé12. Paul Williams
06. Sekou Macalou13. Jonathan Danty
07. Jono Ross14. Waisea Vuidarvuwalu
08. Sergio Parisse15. Hugo Bonneval 

Replacements: 16 Zurabi Zhvania, 17 Heindrick van der Merwe, 18 Paul Alo Emile, 19 Hugh Pyle, 20 Sylvain Nicolas, 21 Julien Tomas, 22 Jules Plisson, 23 Jérémy Sinzelle.


Northampton Saints
Manager – Dammit_Chris

01. Mako Vunipola09. Joe Simpson
02. Ashley Johnson10. Matt Giteau (k)
03. Ramiro Herrera
04. Johnny Gray11. Julian Savea
05. Courtney Lawes12. Wesley Fofana
06. Sam Jones13. Elliot Daly
07. David Pocock (c)14. Adam Ashley Cooper
08. Billy Vunipola15. Ben Foden

Replacements:
16. Dylan Hartley 17. Wyatt Crockett 18. Zander Fagerson 19. Joe Launchbury 20. Samu Manoa 21. Sam Hildago-Cline 22. George Ford 23. Manu Tuilagi





Sale Sharks v RC Toulon
AJ Bell Stadium
Light Cloud, 9 degrees, 10mph Southerly


Sale Sharks
Manager – SJE

01. Jack McGrath 09. Danny Care
02. Tommy Taylor10. Bernard Foley
03. Rabah Slimani
04. Dave Attwood11. Nemani Nadolo
05. Brodie Retalick12. Jonathan Danty
06. Peter O'Mahony13. Malakai Fekitoa
07. Matt Kvesic14. Semesa Rokoduguni
08. Louis Picamoles15. Nick Abendanon

Subs:
16. Benjamin Kayser 17. Ross Harrison 18. Marty Moore 19. Maro Itoje 20. Sean McMahon 21. Kieran Marmion 22. Johnny Sexton 23. Willie Le Roux


RC Toulon

01. Florian Fresia09. Eric Escande
02. Guilhem Guirado10. Quade Cooper
03. Levan Chilachava
04. Jocelino Suta11. Bryan Habana
05. Konstantine Mikautadze12. Ma'a Nonu
06. Juan Smith13. Mathieu Bastareaud
07. Steffon Armitage14. Josua Tuisova
08. Duane Vermeulen15. Drew Mitchell

Replacements: 16 Anthony Etrillard, 17 Xavier Chiocci, 18 Manasa Saulo, 19 Mamuka Gorgodze, 20 Frederic Michalak, 21 Maxime Mermoz, 22 Sebastien Tillous-Borde, 23 Thibault Lassale.





Bath v Leinster Rugby
The Rec
Light Cloud, 10 degrees, 10mph South South Westerly


Bath Rugby
Manager – CJB


01. Richard Barrington09. Maxine Machenaud
02. Rory Best 10. Jack Debrenczeni 
03. Scott Wilson 
04. Charlie Ewels 11. Hallan Amos  
05. Alexander Flanquardt 12. Sam Hill
06. James Gaskell 13. Francis Saili 
07. Justin Tipuric  14. Christian Wade  
08. Josh Beaumont 15. Alex Goode

16. Steven Kitchoff 17. Mikey Haywood 18. Samson Lee 19. Will Skelton 20. Francois Louw 21. Richard Wigglesworth 22. Beauden Barrettt 23. Damian De Allende


Leinster

01. Peter Dooley09. Luke McGrath
02. James Tracy10. Ian Madigan
03. Tadhg Furlong
04. Ross Molony11. Dave Kearney
05. Mike McCarthy12. Ben Te'o
06. Rhys Ruddock13. Gary Ringrose
07. Josh van der Flier14. Isa Nacewa (c)
08. Jordi Murphy15. Zane Kirchener

Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Marty Moore, 19 Tom Denton, 20 Sean O'Brien, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Johnny Sexton, 23 Noel Reid.



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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 4:29 am

Keeping you busy Flux Wink

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Fluxy on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 9:48 am

So much so, that I forgot to do/ran out of time to do my own predos picard

Conditions will be up later...

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by dammit_chris on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 11:15 am

1. Mako Vunipola
2. Ashley Johnson
3. Ramiro Herrera
4. Jonny Gray
5. Courtney Lawes
6. Sam Jones
7. David Pocock (c)
8. Billy Vunipola
9. Joe Simpson
10. Matt Giteau (k)
11. Julian Savea
12. Weslie Fofana
13. Elliot Daly
14. Adam Ashley Cooper
15. Ben Foden

Replacements:
16. Dylan Hartley 17. Wyatt Crockett 18. Zander Fagerson 19. Joe Launchbury 20. Samu Manoa 21. Sam Hildago-Cline 22. George Ford 23. Manu Tuilagi

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Fluxy on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 11:54 am

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 2:48 pm

Saracens
Manager – Pooly

01. Ben Franks09. Lee Dickson
02. Richard Hibbard10. Pat Lambie
03. Paul Hill
04. Bradley Davies11. Miles Benjamin
05. Geoff Parling12. Maxime Mermoz
06. Thierry Dusatoir13. Henry Trinder
07. Temaini Harrison14. Hosea Gear
08. Dave Denton15. Stuart Hogg
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16. James Fish 17. Xavier Chocci 18. Jannie du Plessis 19. Patricio Albacete 20. Sam Underhill 21. Brad Weber 22. Marcelo Bosch 23. Morne Steyn

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Steven_Sharks on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 3:42 pm

Harlequins

1. Cian Healy
2. Scott Baldwin
3. Kieran Brookes
4. Luke Romano
5. George Kruis
6. Jack Clifford
7. Michael Hooper (c)
8. Damian Chouly
9. Ruan Pienaar
10. Steven Myler (k)
11. Jack Nowell
12. Luther Burrell 
13. Jason Emery
14. Santiago Cordero
15. James O'Connor

16. Rob Buchanan 17. Ethan Waller 18. Tadhg Furlong 19. Jim Hamilton 20. Jamie Gibson 21. Henry Pyrgos 22. Damian McKenzie 23. Joe Tomane

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by LukeLovesLuka on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 6:24 pm

Leicester Tigers
Manager – LukeLovesLuka

01. Max Lahiff09. Micky Young
02. Schalk Brits10. Francois Trinh-Duc (k)
03. Brian Mujati
04. George Skivington   11. Sitiveni Sivivatu
05. Pascal Pape (c)12. Billy Twelvetrees
06. Tom Johnson13. Yann David
07. Jacques Burger14. Henry Purdy
08. Wycliffe Palu15. Sean Maitland
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16. Hika Elliot 17. Gethin Jenkins 18. Cencus Johnston 19. Tom Price 20. Liam Messam 21. Thierry Lacrampe 22. Freddie Burns 23. Alex Cuthbert

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Driver on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 6:47 pm

London Irish Team

A Watson , M Yarde , J Kriel , B Barritt , H Spieght , H Slade , A Smith; B Moon , T Youngs , D Wilson , M Symons (C) , R Botha , M Coatzee , F Quedraogo , J Kaino (8)

H Thacker , S Sio , B Alexander , J Broadhurst , R Elstadt , W Homer , S Gereghty , T Fowlie
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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 9:06 am

Sale Sharks
Manager – SJE

01. Jack McGrath 09. Danny Care
02. Tommy Taylor10. Bernard Foley
03. Rabah Slimani
04. Dave Attwood11. Nemani Nadolo
05. Brodie Retalick12. Jonathan Danty
06. Peter O'Mahony13. Malakai Fekitoa
07. Matt Kvesic14. Semesa Rokoduguni
08. Louis Picamoles15. Nick Abendanon
Subs:
16. Benjamin Kayser 17. Ross Harrison 18. Marty Moore 19. Maro Itoje 20. Sean McMahon 21. Kieran Marmion 22. Johnny Sexton 23. Willie Le Roux

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Fluxy on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 9:53 am

Waiting for a side from CJB

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by CJB on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 10:46 am


Bath Rugby
Manager – CJB
01. Richard Barrington09. Maxine Machenaud
02. Rory Best 10. Jack Debrenczeni
03. Scott Wilson
04. Charlie Ewels 11. Hallan Amos
05. Alexander Flanquardt 12. Sam Hill
06. James Gaskell 13. Francis Saili
07. Justin Tipuric 14. Christian Wade
08. Josh Beaumont 15. Alex Goode
16. Steven Kitchoff 17. Mikey Haywood 18. Samson Lee 19. Will Skelton 20. Francois Louw 21. Richard Wigglesworth 22. Beauden Barrettt 23. Damian De Allende

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Fluxy on Fri 22 Jan 2016, 10:49 am

Predictions open and to SJE please!  thumbsup

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 1:45 pm

RESULTS:

Toulouse 21 (T:2 C:1 P:3)
Harlequins 29 (T:3 C:1 P:4)

Clermont 27 (T:3 C:3 P:2)
Saracens 23 (T:2 C:2 P:3)

Leicester 27 (T:3 C:3 P:2)
Ospreys 20 (T:1 P:5)

Scarlets 21 (T:2 C:1 P:3)
London Irish 33 (T:5 C:4)

Stade Francais 20(T:1 P:5)
Northampton Saints 30 (T:4 C:2 P:2)

Sale Sharks 28 (T:3 C:2 P:3)
Toulon 21 (T:2 C:1 P:3)

Bath 28 (T:3 C:2 P:3)
Leinster 22 (T:1 C:1 P:5)

BONUS:
Full: Prop, Bam, SJE, Pooly & CJ
Score: Fluxy, Matt, Steve & Luke
Missed: CJB, Driver & Chris

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 1:45 pm

Toulouse 22-28 Quins
Quins will get some dominance up front especially in the back row. Flood at 13 is odd for Toulouse and think the Quins backline will get the important scores for a good win.

Toulouse 18 - 26 Harlequins

Quins take the set piece with a strong front 5, Kruis and Romano a really amazing pairing in all aspects. Toulouse have some good players in backrow but Quins stronger, with Hooper and Clifford very complementary in covering carrying and the whole unit excellent at the breakdown. More control at 9-10 for Quins and with solid backs vs Flood out of position, Quins win

Toulouse 20-20 Harlequins

Tough place to go but Quins have come into this one well set out. I can see the packs being close but not sure Quins have enough in the halfbacks or centres to come away with the win. Tough fought out draw.

Toulouse 23 - 25 Harlequins

Toulouse v Harlequins. 21-22

Toulouse 20-30 Quins

A rotated Toulouse side who haven't taken this comp as seriously this year. Feel Quins can actually sneak the tbp.

Toulouse 20 - 25 Quins

Toulouse 21 - 27 Harlequins

Toulouse take this more seriously than most of the French sides, and will be up for it, but Quins have got plenty of first choice forwards on the pitch, and I'd expect them to control the game from there. Plenty in hand in the backs too, and even if not the bonus point, a fairly comfortable win on the road

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 1:45 pm

Clermont 25-25 Sarries
Sarries can get on top in the pack with a solid front row on show. Closer at half back and feel Clermont can get more gains out wide. Good impact from Sarries on the bench I think will bring them a draw away from home.

Clermont 24 - 23 Saracens

ASM 24- 22 Saracens

Clermont not as invincible as they once were. Saracens can compete at the scrum, edge the lineout and even at the backrow. Clermont have more quality at halfback though and similar skill set (other way around) but with more quality at centre. Close at the back 3 and close overall but ASM hold on at home 

Clermont Auvergne 24 - 23 Saracens

ASM Clermont Auvergne v Saracens. 17-16

Clermont 24-22 Saracens

Far from a first choice front 5 for the french side but they edge the backrow slightly, have more about the backs overall and are at home.

Clermont 28 - 28 Sarries

Clermont 24 - 22 Saracens

On the road in Clermont is very difficult for any side, and I don't think Sarries have the quality in the pack to be able to get on top of the Clermont 8. Its going to be very even up front, and I think the Clermont backs are better overall. Sarries will go close, but not quite enough away from home.

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 1:46 pm

Tigers 27-20 Ospreys
Apart from some key performers for Ospreys, Tigers have more to give in this game and the bench will pull them away.

Leicester 23 - 22 Ospreys

Tigers 25 - 21 Ospreys

Ospreys in good form. Tigers have the edge at the scrum and maybe even at the lineout. Ospreys back row good at breakdown and all playing well right now, but Tigers have experience and more power in Palu and match them. Close at 10, Biggar im great form but FTD had a great cameo vs Quins and has a better SH for me. More stardust in Leicester back 3 and more secure centres and they get a good win

Leicester 19-17 Ospreys

Leicester will get on top in the front 5 but there's some form issues in the backrow that could give them some issues against a firing O's unit. Halfbacks to O's but Tigers just have enough in the backline to come through.

Leicester Tigers v Ospreys. 26-25

Tigers 19-16 Ospreys

Extra power of the Tigers side around the park sees them through this one

Tigers 18 - 15 Ospreys

Leicester 29-20 Ospreys

The Welsh side have a few good players in their pack, but Leicester as a unit are far stronger, and will really put them under a lot of pressure. Not a lot between the backlines, but Leicester have a good deal more impact off the bench. Would expect it to be close up to about 60 mins, then Leicester will ease away to a home win

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 1:46 pm

Scarlets 20-26 Irish
Scarlets are showing well in the pro 12 and their front row will not give Irish much joy back row closer however Irish haven't named a 7 so I will drop a man off their bench to replace this. Better half back combo for Irish and outwide Irish can cause Scarlets enough problems.

Scarlets 18 - 19 Irish

Scarlets 17 - 26 London Irish

London Irish ahead at the set piece. Not sure why Fluxy hasn't put up Ouedraogo, assuming he's playing Irish win the breakdown and carrying vs a weakened Scarlets back row. Davies good but Smith world class 9 with Slade injured but well suited to playing outside Smith's style of quick passing. Good centres with solid 12 and attacking 13 plus top class attacking back 3 and it's easy enough for Irish

Scarlets 17-27 Irish

Bit of routine win for Irish even without a 7 lol. Good looking backline and a good pack bar probably Moon, they'll take home the win with a bit to spare.

Scarlets 21 - 29 London Irish

Scarlets v London Irish 39-40

Scarlets 24-30 Irish

Can see Irish (with Quedragao at 7) getting on top in the backrow and giving their halfbacks a great platform

Scarlets 20 - 31 Irish

Scarlets 16 - 30 London Irish

Irish lining up with two captains and no 7 (!), but overall they have far too much quality throughout the side against a game but limited Scarlets team. Welsh regional sides really struggle against our teams, and its no different here. Comprehensive win

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 1:46 pm

Stade 20-25 Saints
Not a lot between the two teams really with Stade getting solid set piece ball but Saints able to be solid in defence and have good creativity. It's the highly impressive Saints bench that get's them a great win.

Stade 25 - 26 Saints

Stade 20 - 30 Saints

With his real life form, Mako vs Slimani very interesting. Hard to call scrum but if AJ hits his men, lineout is strong and can attack Stade's throws and the breakdown should go to Saints too. Great carrying and hard hits throughout pack really give Saints edge at the gain line. This plus quick ball allows Simpson and Giteau time and space and they will thrive, feeding the 5 exceptional attackers outside and the combo of yhis plus the carrying power means I think, away in France or not, Sainys get the TBP

Stade 22-23 Northampton

Certainly one of the tougher games of the week with Stade a force at home. Saints a shade stronger bar front row and halfback and will sneak a good win away.

Stade Francais 19 - 25 Northampton Saints

Stade Francais Paris v Northampton Saints 16-17

Stade 20-26 Saints

Great pack battle but the Saints halfbacks can do more with the ball in hand

Stade Francais 22 - 29 Saints

Stade 20 - 26 Saints

Stade a decent side, but Saints are the best Euro team, and the quality throughout the side shows. Not much to add, really like the look of Chris's backline on current form

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 1:46 pm

Sharks 24-20 Toulon
Sharks take the front 5 and the back row battle is a bit closer. Half backs go one a piece with the centres a great battle, out wide we have top quality on both sides. The Sale bench is actually better impact than Toulon and they will do the required job to get over the line.

Sale 27 - 26 Toulon

Sale 26 - 21 Toulon

For all their strength, Toulon are not great in front row and Sale have clear scrum advantage. They also have a strong and I think superior lineout, and compete at the backrow despite the galaticcos- they'll at least match the breakdown but lose out on carrying. Outside, they have the better halfbacks (in both positions) and can almost match the Toulon's centres for power with 2 great finishers and close at fullback. I don't see where Toulon can get an advantage and so Sale win comfortably 

Sale 21-19 Toulon

Bit of an epic one this week. Strong outfit from Sale and they can just sneak it. Toulon a little hit and miss really helps Sale get an edge and they can take home that advantage late in the game.

Sale Sharks 26 - 24 RC Toulon

Sale Sharks v RC Toulon 18-17

Sale Sharks 25 - 22 Toulon

Sale 23 - 17 Toulon

Sale one of the few sides that can match Toulon for power and dynamism in the pack, and it turns out that way here. Toulon's front 5 looks weak given the resources and the sides we've seen in the past, and I'd expect Sale to dominate the set piece and build from there. Back row and backs pretty even, but the front 5 platform gives a comfortable win

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by SirJohnnyEnglish on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 1:47 pm

Bath 27 - 26 Leinster

Bath 27 -20 Leinster

I think Bath can take the honours at the scrum and have picked a very able lineout and will cause Leinster problems all day here. They also have more quality in the backrow, especially with a lot of pace and mobility and athleticism there. Leinsyer edge the halfbacks, with very close contest in the back 3 (if Wade were fit, Bath would win it). Leinster centres hyped up, but think the efficiency of the young Bath pairing will make them work well together and show up their opponents. 

Bath 20-20 Leinster

If Bath could upgrade on a few EQ they'd have took the win with margins to spare. As it is, Wilson Gaskell and Ewels are just not quite at this level and hold them back a bit.

Bath 22 - 19 Leinster Rugby

Bath v Leinster Rugby 32-31

Bath 24-23 Leinster

This Leinster side were pretty impressive last week and give Bath a good go of it especially with great impact late on

Bath 21 - 19 Leinster

Bath 24-20 Leinster

Bath pack has enough to get on top of a weakened Leinster side, with players like Ruddock out of position. Pretty even in the backs, but at home Bath pretty comfortable

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Re: Champions Cup Round Six

Post by Fluxy on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 1:50 pm

SirJohnnyEnglish wrote:Scarlets 20-26 Irish
Scarlets are showing well in the pro 12 and their front row will not give Irish much joy back row closer however Irish haven't named a 7 so I will drop a man off their bench to replace this. Better half back combo for Irish and outwide Irish can cause Scarlets enough problems.

Scarlets 18 - 19 Irish

Scarlets 17 - 26 London Irish

London Irish ahead at the set piece. Not sure why Fluxy hasn't put up Ouedraogo, assuming he's playing Irish win the breakdown and carrying vs a weakened Scarlets back row. Davies good but Smith world class 9 with Slade injured but well suited to playing outside Smith's style of quick passing. Good centres with solid 12 and attacking 13 plus top class attacking back 3 and it's easy enough for Irish

Scarlets 17-27 Irish

Bit of routine win for Irish even without a 7 lol. Good looking backline and a good pack bar probably Moon, they'll take home the win with a bit to spare.

Scarlets 21 - 29 London Irish

Scarlets v London Irish 39-40

Scarlets 24-30 Irish

Can see Irish (with Quedragao at 7) getting on top in the backrow and giving their halfbacks a great platform

Scarlets 20 - 31 Irish

Scarlets 16 - 30 London Irish

Irish lining up with two captains and no 7 (!), but overall they have far too much quality throughout the side against a game but limited Scarlets team. Welsh regional sides really struggle against our teams, and its no different here. Comprehensive win

Sorry Driver, not that it affected you result, but don't know what happened with Ouedragao! Headscratch

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