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Edinburgh & Glasgow Warriors

A Not So Brief History of Time-Wasting   (click to show/hide):

Guinness Pro12


Edinburgh - Fixtures & Results   (click to show/hide):

Click on a match for more in-depth info & highlights (ultimaterugby.com):
Victories in bold.

Results
1. 03/09/2016 | 19:35 | Cardiff Blues 34 - 16 Edinburgh Rugby | Cardiff Arms Park | BBC ALBA
2. 09/09/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby 20-9 Scarlets | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA
3. 16/09/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby 20-33 Leinster Rugby | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA/TG4
4. 24/09/2016 | 15:00 | Munster Rugby 28-14 Edinburgh | Rugby Thomond Park | Sky
5. 30/09/2016 | 19:35 | Connacht Rugby 28-15 Edinburgh Rugby | Galway Sportsground | TG4
6. 07/10/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby 45-10 Benetton Treviso | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA

Fixtures
7. 28/10/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby v Zebre Rugby | BT Murrayfield
8. 04/11/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby v Ulster Rugby | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA/BBCNI
9. 27/11/2016 | 15:30 | Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh Rugby | Rodney Parade | S4C
10. 02/12/2016 | 19:35 | Ospreys v Edinburgh Rugby | Liberty Stadium | BBCW
11. 26/12/2016 | 16:05 | Edinburgh Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA
12. 31/12/2016 | TBC | Zebre Rugby v Edinburgh Rugby | Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi | TBC
13. 07/01/2017 | 15:00 | Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby | Myreside | Sky
14. 10/11/12 Feb | TBC | Ulster Rugby v Edinburgh Rugby | Kingspan Stadium | TBC
15. 17/18/19 Feb | TBC | Leinster Rugby v Edinburgh Rugby | RDS Arena | TBC
16. 24/25/26 Feb | TBC | Edinburgh Rugby v Cardiff Blues | Myreside | TBC
17. 03/04/05 Mar | TBC | Edinburgh Rugby v Ospreys | Myreside | TBC
18. 24/25/26 Mar | TBC | Scarlets v Edinburgh Rugby | Parc y Scarlets | TBC
19. 07/08/09 Apr | TBC | Edinburgh Rugby v Connacht Rugby | Myreside | TBC
20. 15/04/2017 | 20:05 | Benetton Treviso v Edinburgh Rugby | Stadio Monigo | TBC
21. 28/29/30 Apr | TBC | Edinburgh Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons | Myreside | TBC
22. 06/05/2017 | 17:15 | Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC


Youtube playlist of all of Edinburgh's Pro12 action here.

Glasgow Warriors - Fixtures & Results   (click to show/hide):

Click on a match for more in-depth info & highlights (ultimaterugby.com):
Victories in bold.

Results
1. 03/09/2016 | 17:35 | Connacht Rugby 5-41 Glasgow Warriors | Galway Sportsground | Sky
2. 10/09/2016 | 15:00 | Glasgow Warriors 33-25 Leinster Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | Sky

3. 16/09/2016 | 19:00 | Cardiff Blues 23-19 Glasgow Warriors | Cardiff Arms Park | [Not on TV]
4. 23/09/2016 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors 17-22 Ulster Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | ALBA/BBCNI
5. 30/09/2016 | 19:35 | Newport Gwent Dragons 17-26 Glasgow Warriors | Rodney Parade | BBCW/ALBA
6. 08/10/2016 | 17:05 | Zebre Rugby 28-33 Glasgow Warriors | Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi | TBC


Fixtures
7. 28/10/2016 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Benetton Treviso | Scotstoun Stadium | BBC ALBA
8. 05/11/2016 | 19:35 | Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors | Parc y Scarlets | S4C/BBC ALBA
9. 25/11/2016 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Ospreys | Scotstoun Stadium | Sky
10. 02/12/2016 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | BBC ALBA/TG4
11. 26/12/2016 | 16:05 | Edinburgh Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA
12. 31/12/2016 | 14:00 | Benetton Treviso v Glasgow Warriors | Stadio Monigo | TBC/BBC ALBA
13. 07/01/2017 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues | Scotstoun Stadium | BBC ALBA/S4C
14. 10/11/12 Feb | TBC | Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC
15. 17/18/19 Feb | TBC | Ulster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | Kingspan Stadium | TBC
16. 24/25/26 Feb | TBC | Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors | Liberty Stadium | TBC
17. 03/04/05 Mar | TBC | Glasgow Warriors v Newport Gwent Dragons | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC
18. 24/25/26 Mar | TBC | Glasgow Warriors v Connacht Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC
19. 07/08/09 Apr | TBC | Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | Irish Independent Park | TBC
20. 14/04/2017 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Zebre Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | BBC ALBA
21. 28/29/30 Apr | TBC | Leinster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | RDS Arena  |  TBC
22. 06/05/2017 | 17:15 | Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC


Youtube playlist of all of Glasgow's Pro12 action here.

Europe


Champions Cup - Glasgow Warriors   (click to show/hide):

14/10/2016 | 19:45 | Glasgow Warriors 42-13 Leicester Tigers | Scotstoun Stadium |  BT Sport / beIN Sports
22/10/2016 | 13:00 | Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | Thomond Park |  Sky Sports / beIN Sports
10/12/2016 | 16:15 | Racing 92 v Glasgow Warriors | Stade Yves-Du-Manoir | beIN Sports / BT Sport
16/12/2016 | 19:45 | Glasgow Warriors v Racing 92 | Scotstoun Stadium | BT Sport / beIN Sports
13/14/15 Jan | TBC | Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC
20/21/22 Jan | TBC | Leicester Tigers v Glasgow Warriors | Welford Road | TBC


Challenge Cup - Edinburgh   (click to show/hide):

15/10/2016 | 15:00 | Timisoara Saracens 17-59 Edinburgh Rugby | Dan Paltinisanu Stadium | TBC
22/10/2016 | 15:15 | Edinburgh Rugby v Harlequins | BT Murrayfield Stadium | BT Sport
10/12/2016 | 19:45 | Edinburgh Rugby v Stade Francais Paris | BT Murrayfield Stadium | FR4
15/12/2016 | 20:45 | Stade Francais Paris v Edinburgh Rugby | Stade Jean Bouin | beIN Sports
12/13/14/15 Jan | TBC |  Harlequins v Edinburgh Rugby | The Twickenham Stoop | TBC    *no link
19/20/21/22 Jan | TBC |  Edinburgh Rugby v Timisoara Saracens | Myreside | TBC     *no link



1872 Cup



Champions                Runner up
Edinburgh                  Glasgow Warriors
 

1872 Cup - Past Results   (click to show/hide):

2007–08
28 December 2007, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 35–31 Glasgow Warriors
11 April 2008, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 23–14 Edinburgh
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 54–49

2008–09
26 December 2008, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 39–6 Glasgow Warriors
2 January 2009, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 25–20 Edinburgh
Winner: Edinburgh 59–31

2009–10
27 December 2009, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 25–12 Edinburgh
2 January 2010, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 15–22 Glasgow Warriors
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 47–27

2010–11
27 December 2010, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 30–18 Edinburgh
2 January 2011, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 28–17 Glasgow Warriors
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 47–46

2011–12
26 December 2011, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 23–23 Glasgow Warriors
1 January 2012, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 17–12 Edinburgh
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 40–35

2012–13
21 December 2012, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 23–14 Edinburgh
29 December 2012, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 17–21 Glasgow Warriors
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 44–31

2013–14
26 December 2013, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 16–20 Glasgow Warriors
26 April 2014, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 37–34 Edinburgh  (postponed from 1st Jan due to waterlogged pitch)
Winner: Glasgow 57–50

2014–15
27 December 2014, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 16–6 Edinburgh
2 January 2015, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 20–8 Glasgow Warriors
Winner: Edinburgh 26–24

2015–16
27 December 2015, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 23–11 Glasgow Warriors
2 January 2016, Murrayfield Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 11–14 Edinburgh (moved from Scotstoun due to waterlogged pitch)
Winner: Edinburgh 37–22

Winners tally
Glasgow Warriors - 6
Edinburgh - 3

The season has commenced



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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Hazel Sapling on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 12:43 pm

When is Blake back? If he can be brought back, this is the time. Swinson on the bench covering the back 5 with the Namibian (is the Namibian able to play 8?). Back row of Harley, Brown and Wynne. Other option is Matt Smith who is assigned to the Glasgow Hawks.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 12:48 pm

Perhaps Edinburgh can swap James Ritchie for Jonny Gray. You guys need a back rower, and we need a quality lock. Everyone wins.....

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by RDW_Scotland on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 12:52 pm

In other news, Kevin Bryce made his first professional appearance at tighthead on Friday, replacing Nel with around 15 minutes to go (I know, shock horror!)

I thought he actually did OK - he held his own against Cian Healy in the scrums and threw himself about around the pitch, with some effective pick and goes.  He's got a hell of a lot of bulk, and has put even more on to become TH apparently, so could offer us a different option at tighthead.

Very early days of course but he looked comfortable there, and at 28 and with a few years as a pro he's not a youngster. Hopefully we'll see him start against the Romanian team.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by BigGee on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 12:58 pm

Unfortunately it looks like Swinson and Brown got injured as well!

Nome of them, other than Ashe and Cummings should long term, but the volume of them might cause problems in the short term.

It does make the Blake move seem even more odd, you do wonder if there was more to it than was said, maybe he needed to go back for a while for some other reasons?

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by des on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 12:59 pm

So anyone else think Hamish Watson should move to centre? He almost always breaks the first tackle but often gets turned over/held up in the heavy traffic he inevitably hits around the fringes. If he was running through backs more than forwards imagine the ground he'd make. I'd also like to be able to have him on at the same time as Hardie without having an overly light back row.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by BigGee on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 1:00 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:Perhaps Edinburgh can swap James Ritchie for Jonny Gray. You guys need a back rower, and we need a quality lock. Everyone wins.....

Let me think about that one for a nano second.

Ok, no thanks!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by RDW_Scotland on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 1:33 pm

des wrote:So anyone else think Hamish Watson should move to centre?  He almost always breaks the first tackle but often gets turned over/held up in the heavy traffic he inevitably hits around the fringes.  If he was running through backs more than forwards imagine the ground he'd make.  I'd also like to be able to have him on at the same time as Hardie without having an overly light back row.

I say keep him where he is.  He doesn't have the distribution to play there (I don't think I've ever seen him pass!) and 13 is the most difficult position on the pitch in terms of defencive positioning. If he was shipped out to 13 he'd have much less influence over a game too - he'd probably touch the ball half the number of times as he currently does.

He was at his barnstorming best against Leinster but I do think we could be more intelligent with how we use him, and he needs to learn himself how he can be more effective.  The problem is, he is so incredibly competitive and determined that he always wants the ball and always wants to carry hard and take everyone on.

He is devastating in broken play but as you said he gets too easily turned over in traffic.  He perhaps need to run support lines more and look for offloads, or we need to work him in to the attacking play to be further out so he's attacking the outside shoulder of a stretched defensive line. He needs to carry lower when in contact too as teams are now targeting him.

Basically he showed up well against Leinster because we were getting quick ball and developing phases - the more we do that the more effective he'll be.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Hazel Sapling on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 1:35 pm

Okay so for a pack against Ulster:
Reid
Flynn
Fagerson
Petersen
Gray
Harley
Smith
Wynne

Bench: MacArthur/Malcolm, Allan, Puafisi, K Mcdonald, Uanivi (I would say Vernon but he is crocked as well; Uanivi's wiki page suggests he plays flanker))

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 1:38 pm

It's a shame we can't reschedule the 1872 Cup games for the next couple of weeks. I'd fancy our pack against that shower.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by George Carlin on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 1:59 pm

Where is everyone getting these injury reports from?

Apart from Schiz, who I am assuming gets them from the voices in his head.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Hazel Sapling on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 2:46 pm

I think that pack would give Edinburgh a bit of a go if you are sans CDP and Manu. Be interesting to see how it would get on against Ulster (who, unfortunately, have Henderson and VDM coming back). The only issue is the lack of ball carrying (Fagerson, Gray, Wynne?, Smith?). Main reason I am tempted to start Uanivi.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 2:48 pm

Hazel Sapling wrote:I think that pack would give Edinburgh a bit of a go if you are sans CDP and Manu. Be interesting to see how it would get on against Ulster (who, unfortunately, have Henderson and VDM coming back). The only issue is the lack of ball carrying (Fagerson, Gray, Wynne?, Smith?). Main reason I am tempted to start Uanivi.

Nonsense. Haven't you read the latest memo? Bradbury is World Class.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by BigGee on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 2:50 pm

George Carlin wrote:Where is everyone getting these injury reports from?

Apart from Schiz, who I am assuming gets them from the voices in his head.

From Toonie's musing about the game, it was on the warriors website.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by lostinwales on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 3:51 pm

Thanks for changing the name of the thread. The name now is what I always expected to read....

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by George Carlin on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 4:01 pm


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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Riskysports on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 3:39 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:Perhaps Edinburgh can swap James Ritchie for Jonny Gray. You guys need a back rower, and we need a quality lock. Everyone wins.....

Maybe it is time to wrap up the experiment that is Edinburgh rugby and just focus on the real team from Glasgow angel


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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Hazel Sapling on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 5:07 pm

I disagree Risky. There is a need for a development team

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 5:16 pm

Riskysports wrote:
funnyExiledScot wrote:Perhaps Edinburgh can swap James Ritchie for Jonny Gray. You guys need a back rower, and we need a quality lock. Everyone wins.....

Maybe it is time to wrap up the experiment that is Edinburgh rugby and just focus on the real team from Glasgow  angel


Well it would certainly help Glasgow actually win some silverware......

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by jimbopip on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 5:47 pm

Like the Pro 12 championship?

really FES, warning

No, we need to keep the MFL if only to remind us just how rancid rugby used to be before Toonie came along.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 5:50 pm

That's a bite FES!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by George Carlin on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 6:21 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:
Riskysports wrote:
funnyExiledScot wrote:Perhaps Edinburgh can swap James Ritchie for Jonny Gray. You guys need a back rower, and we need a quality lock. Everyone wins.....

Maybe it is time to wrap up the experiment that is Edinburgh rugby and just focus on the real team from Glasgow  angel


Well it would certainly help Glasgow actually win some silverware......
Edinburgh's best ever trophy shown here:

Evening Times Golden Turd Awards are precious indeed.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 8:47 pm

I have a loo just like that....

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by George Carlin on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 9:05 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:I have a loo just like that....
Speaking of places to flush excrement:
http://www.606v2.com/t64065-munster-v-edinburgh-24-september

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Glasgow have signed a new player!

Post by A Simply Mesmeric Try on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 12:26 am

Shocked

Glasgow Warriors sign ‘human locomtoive’ back-row Langilangi Haupeakui

USA International (1 cap)

Scotsman article

Glasgow Warriors have secured the signature of the American international back-row forward Langilangi Haupeakui, subject to a work permit.

Haupeakui is of Tongan heritage with just one US Test cap to his name but has shot to stardom in the nascent American Pro League and boasts outstanding raw potential. Standing 6ft 1in he tops the scales at an impressive 18½ stones but it is his pace off the mark and his footwork that set him apart. A No 8 by trade, although there is a body of opinion that sees him fetching up at loosehead, his pick and drive off the back of the set scrum is a thing to behold unless, of course, you are tasked with stopping the human locomotive.

With Adam Ashe sitting out the first half of the season after foot surgery, Glasgow Warriors have turned to Haupeakui. He came to the game late, playing American football at university before switching to rugby. He was not even included in the initial Pro League rosters but was a late addition to Sacramento’s squad and emerged as one of the league’s stand-out players.

His experience of first-class rugby is modest to say the least but such are his physical assets that Haupeakui had already been approached by Harlequins, who held a pre-season training camp in Northern California this summer, before Glasgow secured his signature. It may have helped that Haupeakui plays his club rugby with the East Palo Alto Razorbacks alongside another USA Eagle, Folau Niua, who had one season with the Warriors a few years back. The Razorbacks’ Facebook page suggests the club fields some seriously big men.

Haupeakui grew up in East Palo Alto, half way between San Francisco and San Jose which, according to one website is “a small town noted for murder, gangs and poverty” and a fifth of all the town’s inhabitants live below the poverty line. Haupeakui has been described as a “diamond in the rough” and certainly the body art and background suggest a tough upbringing a million miles removed from Scotstoun’s salubrious suburbs.

It is fair to say that Glasgow’s latest acquisition has a period of adjustment ahead of him both on and off the field. The deal has not been without controversy since Haupeakui was said to be already contracted to the USA Pro League when he signed forms with Glasgow. The player was supposed to have given a 30-day notice period to the Pro League before entering any new agreement. He will need expert conditioning and education in the Warriors’ ways but Glasgow have unearthed a brute of a ball carrier even if he is still in kindergarten class as far as his rugby education goes.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by RDW_Scotland on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 7:17 am

Are they gang tattoos....? Erm

6ft 1 and 18.5st - he sounds like he's in the Stefan Armitage mould of physique.

Also the fact that he struggled to get picked for the American pro league isn't exactly a ringing endorsement of his abilities.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by George Carlin on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 8:31 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:Are they gang tattoos....? Erm

6ft 1 and 18.5st - he sounds like he's in the Stefan Armitage mould of physique.

Also the fact that he struggled to get picked for the American pro league isn't exactly a ringing endorsement of his abilities.
Okay, so he wouldn't fit into the Stockbridge supper club circuit but nobody's perfect. Apart from Blake Lively.

Depends how you read the report but I don't think we can assume he struggled to get picked. I read: "He was not even included in the initial Pro League rosters but was a late addition to Sacramento’s squad and emerged as one of the league’s stand-out players" as more of a commentary that he came onto the scene late.

Still waiting for the Warriors official press release for this guy but you can't deny that Toonie can pick em. Perhaps Joss Strauss resigned because he couldn't take any more sledging on these boards.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by George Carlin on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 8:35 am

Here's the big feller. You can't deny he has a touch of the Vunipolas about him:


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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by RDW_Scotland on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 8:49 am

My personal favourite being the one of him tackling the guy who didn't even have the ball!

But again lets not forget the Mike Penn rule - anyone can look good in a highlights reel.

Talking of random wingers with good highlights reels - Edinburgh signed Aussie wing Alex Northam and nothing has been heard of him since!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Hazel Sapling on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 9:47 am

That American from the sounds of it has to make a career in rugby or else end up stuck in the gangs. At least Glasgow is a hard city that has people with strange tattoos.

Seems to be an okay carrier without being overly effective. Will need to work on offloading in contact. Feel it is a skill that Strauss has lost and Denton never had. Peterson was seen as a curious decision when signed and has turned into a decent squad player. This guy is probably the same.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by George Carlin on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 10:00 am

Forgot about that fraudulent misrepresentation case 'Edinburgh Rugby v Mike Penn, 2013'.

He'll certainly have to stop jumping into contact but the point (and it comes out in the Hootsmon article) that this guy is the sort of player who, with the benefit of technical training and a professional physical conditioning programme, could be very good indeed. If his hands are like anything other than stone cold jubblies, he'll have a better offloading game than Dozer.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 11:13 am

This guy looks mince, however, based on the tattoo alone, he'll be scarier to face than Ryan Wilson (although equally likely to land a cheap shot off the ball).

This is proper "diamond in the rough" stuff from the Glasgow scouts. I'll be seriously impressed if this bloke goes further than holding tackle bags. That all said, the description of East Palo Alto (“a small town noted for murder, gangs and poverty and a fifth of all the town’s inhabitants live below the poverty line") suggests to me that Glasgow is probably a "good fit".

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 11:17 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:My personal favourite being the one of him tackling the guy who didn't even have the ball!

I liked his run-in try, where he practically needed resuscitation under the posts having had to run half the length. I can relate to that.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by RDW_Scotland on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 11:19 am

funnyExiledScot wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:My personal favourite being the one of him tackling the guy who didn't even have the ball!

I liked his run-in try, where he practically needed resuscitation under the posts having had to run half the length. I can relate to that.

That reminds me of American Football games when a player who doesn't normally ever touch the ball ends up catching it and has to run - they genuinely give them oxygen afterwards!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by EWT Spoons on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 11:21 am

funnyExiledScot wrote:This guy looks mince, however, based on the tattoo alone, he'll be scarier to face than Ryan Wilson (although equally likely to land a cheap shot off the ball)..

I watched a bit of the pro league last season and the standard wasn't the highest, Sacramento were also one of the worst teams in the league. I've not got high hopes for him, but maybe if he gets some decent coaching etc he could be an option against the weaker teams in the league. Hopefully he proves me wrong.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 11:24 am

EWT Spoons wrote:
funnyExiledScot wrote:This guy looks mince, however, based on the tattoo alone, he'll be scarier to face than Ryan Wilson (although equally likely to land a cheap shot off the ball)..

I watched a bit of the pro league last season and the standard wasn't the highest, Sacramento were also one of the worst teams in the league.  I've not got high hopes for him, but maybe if he gets some decent coaching etc he could be an option against the weaker teams in the league.  Hopefully he proves me wrong.

That probably includes us, in which case more than happy for this guy to have 80 minutes in December against Du Preez.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by George Carlin on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 7:49 am

EWT Spoons wrote:
funnyExiledScot wrote:This guy looks mince, however, based on the tattoo alone, he'll be scarier to face than Ryan Wilson (although equally likely to land a cheap shot off the ball)..

I watched a bit of the pro league last season and the standard wasn't the highest, Sacramento were also one of the worst teams in the league.  I've not got high hopes for him, but maybe if he gets some decent coaching etc he could be an option against the weaker teams in the league.  Hopefully he proves me wrong.
Agreed. Let's give him a chance. Greg/Oscar/Jeff would have warned Toonie if he was as likely to be bad as the average Edinburgh player.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Riskysports on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 9:34 am

George Carlin wrote:
EWT Spoons wrote:
funnyExiledScot wrote:This guy looks mince, however, based on the tattoo alone, he'll be scarier to face than Ryan Wilson (although equally likely to land a cheap shot off the ball)..

I watched a bit of the pro league last season and the standard wasn't the highest, Sacramento were also one of the worst teams in the league.  I've not got high hopes for him, but maybe if he gets some decent coaching etc he could be an option against the weaker teams in the league.  Hopefully he proves me wrong.
Agreed. Let's give him a chance. Greg/Oscar/Jeff would have warned Toonie if he was as likely to be bad as the average Edinburgh player.

The first warning sign would have been Edinburgh signing him - then making him slower and even less effective

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 11:38 am

Riskysports wrote:
George Carlin wrote:
EWT Spoons wrote:
funnyExiledScot wrote:This guy looks mince, however, based on the tattoo alone, he'll be scarier to face than Ryan Wilson (although equally likely to land a cheap shot off the ball)..

I watched a bit of the pro league last season and the standard wasn't the highest, Sacramento were also one of the worst teams in the league.  I've not got high hopes for him, but maybe if he gets some decent coaching etc he could be an option against the weaker teams in the league.  Hopefully he proves me wrong.
Agreed. Let's give him a chance. Greg/Oscar/Jeff would have warned Toonie if he was as likely to be bad as the average Edinburgh player.

The first warning sign would have been Edinburgh signing him - then making him slower and even less effective

Hey, we pride ourselves on making players slower and less effective. It's our USP.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by GLove39 on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 1:03 pm

Least inspiring team talk ever!?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpqYMS1VN6Y

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Tattie Scones RRN on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 1:17 pm

Jesus that's terrible if it's actual footage. I guess not considering Russell is smirking a lot.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by GLove39 on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 1:28 pm

Tattie Scones RRN wrote:Jesus that's terrible if it's actual footage. I guess not considering Russell is smirking a lot.

Thankfully just made for this video!
I'd like to think Laidlaw's actual talks would be a bit more passionate.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by funnyExiledScot on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 2:30 pm

None of this would have happened in Al Kellock's days of Churchillian rhetoric!!


We shall go on to the end. We shall fight miss tackles in France, we shall fight stand by the side of rucks on the seas and oceans, we shall fight shout "come on lads" with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall rely on Jonny Gray and Rob Harley to defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight knock-on on the beaches, we shall fight receive pointless yellow cards on the landing grounds, we shall fight moan to the ref in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight be knocked back in the tackle in the hills; we shall never surrender (apart from twice a year in the 1872 Cup).


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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Tattie Scones RRN on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 2:36 pm

Made the hairs on the back of my neck lie down and fall asleep.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by IanBru on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 3:35 pm

GLove39 wrote:
Tattie Scones RRN wrote:Jesus that's terrible if it's actual footage. I guess not considering Russell is smirking a lot.

Thankfully just made for this video!
I'd like to think Laidlaw's actual talks would be a bit more passionate.
Got to think they'd be better than Sergio Parisse: "OK guys, we're at home, the pitch and ball are dry, it's sunny, the wind's at our backs, and Scotland have been so blighted by swine flu that we're basically facing the West of Scotland U16 2nd XV. We're never going to have a better shot than this. I... [fights back tears] I bloody need this one. So...

...just be good. For the love of God be good."

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Tattie Scones RRN on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 4:13 pm

IanBru wrote:
GLove39 wrote:
Tattie Scones RRN wrote:Jesus that's terrible if it's actual footage. I guess not considering Russell is smirking a lot.

Thankfully just made for this video!
I'd like to think Laidlaw's actual talks would be a bit more passionate.
Got to think they'd be better than Sergio Parisse: "OK guys, we're at home, the pitch and ball are dry, it's sunny, the wind's at our backs, and it's Scotland have been so blighted by swine flu that we're basically facing the West of Scotland U16 2nd XV. We're never going to have a better shot than this. I... [fights back tears] I bloody need this one. So...

...just be good. For the love of God be good."

You didn't need half of that Bru...

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Nematode on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 4:13 pm

GLove39 wrote:Least inspiring team talk ever!?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpqYMS1VN6Y

This Lions team talk is pretty meh compared to Laidlaw and co...


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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by jimbopip on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 6:33 pm

Since our Eastern Brethren look like being in for another miserable Friday night....
I stumbled across an old episode of Porridge the other evening.

Mackay: Is this a show of prisoner solidarity, Fletcher?

Fletcher No, Mr Mackay, working class solidarity.

Mackay Oh, you consider yourself one of the working class do you?

Fletcher I did. But then I went to Glasgow for the day. Now I think I'm middle class.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by George Carlin on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8:50 am

Didn't get to see the Glasgow game but I was expecting defeat as soon as I saw the team sheets.

How was it? I read that after 60 minutes we had received 38% of possession which really reflected what I thought about so many injuries in the pack. Should I be disappointed? Or pleased that we managed to get anything out of the game at all?

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 9:04 am

Well Glasgow's pack was already weakened, then within 30 minutes 3 of them were subbed off!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by BigGee on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 9:21 am

George Carlin wrote:Didn't get to see the Glasgow game but I was expecting defeat as soon as I saw the team sheets.

How was it? I read that after 60 minutes we had received 38% of possession which really reflected what I thought about so many injuries in the pack. Should I be disappointed? Or pleased that we managed to get anything out of the game at all?

To be honest, Glasgow probably had the better of the second half after taking some pasting in the first. The young kids did brilliantly but the Ulster pack just had that edge at the breakdown and the whole team defended brilliantly. We did well to get the point at the end of the day and hopefully we live to fight another day.

Hard to see Ulster not being in the top 4 again this year on that sort of a performance though. Piatau looks frighteningly good!

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