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Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by Hazel Sapling on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 2:08 pm

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Tigers vs Warriors
17:30 KO
Saturday 21st January
Welford Road, Leicester

BT Sport 2/beIN Sports

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FIR)

Last 3 Tigers Matches             Last 3 Glasgow Matches

Racing 34 - 3  Cubs              Glasgow 12 - 14 Munster
Tigers 18 - 16 Munster         Glasgow 23 - 7  Racing
Munster 38 - 0 Cubs             Racing   14 - 23 Glasgow

   Head to Head
6      Played     6
4        Win       2
2      Losses     4
28     Tries     17
228   Points    159

Leicester's closest away match so far was the tight 42-13 match up at Scotstoun. At home they have won both matches in relatively tight battles and are a completely different animal. Glasgow have played excellently against Racing and Leicester but have lacked a clinical edge against Munster. With Leicester out and Glasgow probably in need of a victory to avoid Sarries in the quarters, it will be fascinating to see what teams show up. Will Leicester go for young guns who give it their all (a la Racing last week)?


Glasgow

15. Stuart Hogg (95) (29)
14. Tommy Seymour (96) (25)
13. Mark Bennett (63) (13)
12. Alex Dunbar (93) (23)
11. Lee Jones (46) (22)
10. Finn Russell (58) (17)
9. Ali Price (36) (8)

1. Gordon Reid (108) (20)
2. Fraser Brown (58) (12)
3. Zander Fagerson (46) (11)
4. Tim Swinson (91) (41)
5. Jonny Gray CAPTAIN (68) (19)
6. Rob Harley (152) (31)
7. Ryan Wilson (124) (28)
8. Josh Strauss (103) (22)

Replacements:

16. Pat MacArthur (147) (35)
17. Alex Allan (40) (12)
18. D’arcy Rae (16) (1)
19. Brian Alainu'uese (6) (1)
20. Chris Fusaro (117) (25)
21. Henry Pyrgos (116) (25)
22. Nick Grigg (10) (2)
23. Peter Murchie (111) (17)

Not available due to injury: Simone Favaro (ankle), Peter Horne (knee / ankle), Rory Hughes (knee), Sean Lamont (back), Greg Peterson (shoulder), Sila Puafisi (head), Leonardo Sarto (shoulder) and Tjiuee Uanivi (shoulder).

Leicester

15 Mathew Tait
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Peter Betham
12 Jack Roberts
11 Tom Brady
10 Freddie Burns
9 Ben Youngs

1 Greg Bateman
2 Tom Youngs
3Dan Cole
4 Ed Slater
5 Michael Fitzgerald
6 Mike Williams
7 Lachlan McCaffrey
8 Luke Hamilton

16 Harry Thacker
17 Ellis Genge
18 Patrick Cilliers
19 Dom Barrow
20 Will Evans
21 Sam Harrison
22 Owen Williams
23 Matt Smith

Ayerza (Leg), Mulipola (Knee), Kitchener (Back), O'Connor (Head), Teamwork (Head), Tuilagi (Knee), Toomua (Knee), Spirit (Heart), Veainu (Head), Pietersen (Leg), Worth (Leg), Bryant (something), Catchpole (Leg), Skills (Hands)


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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by TJ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:20 pm

formerly known as Sam wrote:Tigers are an absolute disgrace. Glasgow are good but they aren't this good. The boys should be ashamed of themselves.

Yes they are - that's Racing demolished twice and Leicester demolished today as well as in the first match - they really are that good.  speed speed speed.  Watch the glasgow forwards - no wandering back into position or lying on the ground - straight back up and at pace to the next ruck.  Watch the linespeed in defense - watch the way they organise the defensive line.  Watch the offloads and how there is always a supporting player there.


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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by Welly on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:22 pm

Cockers wasn't the answer either the decline has been happening gradually over the last 5/6 years.

since we lost our most experienced players it turned to a sharp decline.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by nathan on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:22 pm

eirebilly wrote:Thanks for supporting the Pro-12 sides there Tigers.

Just messing with yiz. Not watching this game but are the Tigers that bad or Glasgow that good?

Both really, tigers making it easier for glasgow

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by TightHEAD on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:23 pm

Glasgow very good, some of the offloads out the back of the hands by the forwards have been awsome
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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by nathan on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:25 pm

TightHEAD wrote: Glasgow very good, some of the offloads out the back of the hands by the forwards have been awsome

They can play high risk because they've built the lead already

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by Welly on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:25 pm


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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by TJ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:27 pm

nathan wrote:
TightHEAD wrote: Glasgow very good, some of the offloads out the back of the hands by the forwards have been awsome

They can play high risk because they've built the lead already

They always play high risk right from the start as they have done in this game. Its the Glasgow way. sometimes it gets you beat but recently its earned them the wins

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:34 pm

TJ wrote:
formerly known as Sam wrote:Tigers are an absolute disgrace. Glasgow are good but they aren't this good. The boys should be ashamed of themselves.

Yes they are - that's Racing demolished twice and Leicester demolished today as well as in the first match - they really are that good.  speed speed speed.  Watch the glasgow forwards - no wandering back into position or lying on the ground - straight back up and at pace to the next ruck.  Watch the linespeed in defense - watch the way they organise the defensive line.  Watch the offloads and how there is always a supporting player there.

Glasgow are a high quality team. No doubts about that. Tigers are however abysmal. Line speed, tackling, cohesion, handling skills and lines in attack are all missing. I've seen amateur sides play better.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by 2ndtimeround on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:41 pm

Glasgow are good but Tigers look in disarray at the moment.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by tigertattie on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:42 pm

Ok. Who made Glasgow angry?
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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by A Simply Mesmeric Try on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:43 pm

The Tigers (currently under the alias "Stripey Kittens") have been blown off the park since the start when Glasgow went through 27 phases to then scored under the posts and have never looked back.

Glasgow have their tails up smelling blood, Leicester have their tails between their legs and whimpering.
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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by Totalflanker on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:47 pm

Jeas Andy Nicol is ruining my enjoyment of this game.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by TJ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:49 pm

tigertattie wrote:Ok. Who made Glasgow angry?

Munster ;-)

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by tigertattie on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:50 pm

TJ wrote:
tigertattie wrote:Ok. Who made Glasgow angry?

Munster ;-)

Well, greetin face Nancy pants Murray
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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:52 pm

How can we not even organise a  furious lineout. The ref is whistling and telling them to sort it and they are there looking vacant.

They should be donating their salary for this week to charity  by way of apology.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by TJ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 6:57 pm

Tigers have completely collapsed now for sure. time to get Russell, Fagerson, Gray all off the pitch. No need to risk them

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:00 pm

TJ wrote:Tigers have completely collapsed now for sure.  time to get Russell, Fagerson, Gray all off the pitch.  No need to risk them

I'd want similar if I was a Glasgow fan. Empty the bench. There's not enough time to lose the game. 

Especially when the ref won't ping you for collapsing a scrum. He's really not given us much. Poopie teams don't get decisions.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by Welly on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:06 pm

I'm watching Snow White and the huntsman instead of rugby.

That is how bad it is.

Goodbye
Cohen
Glynn
Mauger
Blaze
And a fair amount of players.

Maybe we could offer Glasgow Defence coach a Poopie load of cash, and offer Wasps attack coach a head coach gig bring in an experiance old school forwards coach as DOR and a new CEO with experiance of running a sporting team.


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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:13 pm

That should have been a penalty try Glasgow tackled that Tigers maul.

CEO certainly needs to go. Glynn I'd keep for now, he inherited a mess and has been slowly sorting it. Mauger will be lucky to see February. 

Nicol on the commentary is a real tit.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by A Simply Mesmeric Try on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:20 pm

How the Tigers turned up


How the Warriors tuned up
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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by TightHEAD on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:22 pm

Well played Glasgow, Russell needs to be subtitled on BT! What did he say?
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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:26 pm

Congratulations Glasgow you were aggressive in defence and full of flair in attack. I hope you go on to win the thing.

Tigers well they are lucky Welford Road has emptied out as otherwise there's a fair chance they wouldn't have made it to the changing rooms. That pathetic attempt at a performance won't be forgotten anytime soon. I hope we've got some good negotiations ongoing for next season because on that performance there's an awful lot to do, especially at half back (Burns is second choice at best for me).

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by Welly on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:26 pm

This will be my last post in the thread.

Well done Glasgow wish you all the best.

BUT I hope you understand if I don't want to see you ever again.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by funnyExiledScot on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:29 pm

Jeez, that was one-sided!! Well done Glasgow, brutal!

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Post by 123456789 on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:39 pm

Fantastic performance from Glasgow, a depressing one from Leicester. Hard to believe that was the club of Johnson, Back, White, Corry, Rowntree etc. Leicester are a club I've never supported but always respected. Tom Youngs looked lost out there, there seems to be a huge gap from the way these stalwarts were taught to play and want to play and the way they have been told to play.
Glasgow were brilliant, I can't decide whether Russell is the best international fly-half in Lions contention or the worst it seems to change every thirty seconds. Jonny Gray is a player that Glasgow need to hold on to, he could reach a status no Glasow player ever has before.
If nothing else European Rugby for both our pro teams after Christmas should boost our chances of a high Lions turnout. The one issue that's European rugby needs to look into is the Italian teams, Connacht, Wasps and Toulouse were gifted 10 points that have screwed the qualification system.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by doctor_grey on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 8:33 pm

I have never seen a Leicester match like that.

Good thing Leicester got rid of Cockers.............

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Post by R!skysports on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 8:37 pm

Well that was fun. The Leicester supporters at the game was resigned to defeat after 10 mins. So sad to see such a great club like that


Glasgow played with such speed it was awesome to watch

First time I have ever been to a match as a Scotland supporter and felt relaxed after 20 mins




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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by Sin é on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 8:49 pm

Well done Warriors. That was some win. Enjoy your first QF in Europe (hopefully, we don't see you in Thomond Park - as our luck is bound to run out Very Happy )

Leicester - chin up. Munster were in a heap this time last year and look at us now.
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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:02 pm

Great performance from Glasgow clap clap clap

Yes Leicester were poor, but when this Glasgow side click, there's something quite special about them, and boy did they click tonight.

I think Price is a bit of an unsung hero of this team, a lot of the good work starts with him, he played a key part in three of the tries tonight, and his service is sharp and accurate. Anyone think he should start for Scotland? I know Laidlaw's valued for his kicking and leadership, but as a SH Price is a better player IMO.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by TJ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:07 pm

Welly wrote: This will be my last post in the thread.

Well done Glasgow wish you all the best.

BUT I hope you understand if I don't want to see you ever again.

Fairy snuff! I don't want to see munster again but we get them twice a year!

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Post by TJ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:10 pm

123456789 wrote:.........................I can't decide whether Russell is the best international fly-half in Lions contention or the worst it seems to change every thirty seconds. ...........................

That finn for you - one game he looks a worl beater - the next he would barely make Melrose seconds. Still the best 10 we have had in Scotland since I started watching in the 70s

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Post by TJ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:12 pm

Mad for Chealsea - he is only keeping the shirt warm for Pyrgos who is on his way back from injury.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:28 pm

TJ wrote:Mad for Chealsea - he is only keeping the shirt warm for Pyrgos who is on his way back from injury.

I know that's the theory, but I've been really impressed by Price over the last few months, and I wonder if he's done enough to keep the shirt for now. I'd be tempted to say that it's now up to Pyrgios to show enough to take the shirt back from him.

On Russell, I agree, I fancy he'll always be mercurial to a degree, though his game management has improved this year I feel. Just a great player to watch though, so exciting whenever he gets the ball.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:30 pm

Has anyone worked out who Glasgow will get?

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Post by 123456789 on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:33 pm

TJ wrote:
123456789 wrote:.........................I can't decide whether Russell is the best international fly-half in Lions contention or the worst it seems to change every thirty seconds. ...........................

That finn for you - one game he looks a worl beater - the next he would barely make Melrose seconds.  Still the best 10 we have had in Scotland since I started watching in the 70s

The thing is having played in the English system and the Scottish he would never have made it in England, in Scotland the fly-halves job is primarily to create in England it is to steer the ship. They sound very similar but as a centre they are completely different, it's much more stressful in Scotland and a bit more testing on your skill set but on the right day a lot more fun. Not that I ever played at a particularly high level. But in England I suspect he'd have been shifted to 15 or 13 in his mid teens.

He is still quite young for a fly-half when you look at the ages Sexton and Biggar came through, he is developing in the very public eye. And unlike the other fly-halves of his age of his profile he never had the luxury of an older mentor. Farrell had Hodgson, Ford had Flood, Russell had Weir...

It could be that over the years toward the next World Cup his rough edges are smoothed over but with him part of me doubts it.

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Post by 123456789 on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:34 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Has anyone worked out who Glasgow will get?
Depends on the Connacht result tomorrow but I think likely to be munster or sarries away

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:45 pm

Assuming Toulouse win which will it be?

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Post by TJ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:54 pm

Numbers - I think if you tried to smooth him out too much you would lose his game changing ability. One thing Townsend has done is allow them the space to make mistakes and to play whats in front of them. He is still not the man for the lions tho- he makes too many mistakes and he needs familiar players around him

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:56 pm

According to the Guardian if Toulouse win by fewer than 22 points and Connacht don't get two BPs, then Glasgow play Saracens away.

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Post by TJ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 11:00 pm

In a way I hope Glasgow do get Sarries - that will be some matchup. would Sarries be able to deny Glasgow the ball? could sarries defend against the pace of Glasgow. Will Russell outplay Fareell? could be a crack. NOt Munster please. Bored of getting beaten by them.

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Post by 123456789 on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 11:11 pm

As it stands, the teams still in play:

1. Clermont 26
2. Munster 24
3. Saracens 24
4. Leinster 23 pd+140
5. Connacht 18 pd+79
6. Glasgow 19 pd+74
7. Wasps 17 +84
8. Toulon 16 +20
9. Toulouse 14 +64

Pool 2
Connacht p18 pd+79
Wasps p17 pd+ 84
 Toulouse p14 of+64

Wasps will beat Zebre with a bonus point so by my reckoning the most likely opponent will be Munster away but there's an almighty number of permutations depending on bonus point and points difference. If Zebre beat Wasps it's even more complicated, but I suspect we'll all be too preoccupied by the pigs in the sky to care. It could be any of Munster, Connacht, Saracens or Leinster. Zebre's continued place is becoming a joke. Any of the Ospreys, Blues, Edinburgh or even the Dragons would at least pose a challenge.

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 11:36 pm

TJ wrote:In a way I hope Glasgow do get Sarries - that will be some matchup. would Sarries be able to deny Glasgow the ball?  could sarries defend against the pace of Glasgow.  Will Russell outplay Fareell?  could be a crack.  NOt Munster please.  Bored of getting beaten by them.

If Finn Russell can guide Glasgow to victory against the Wolf pack defence on the plastic pitch he'll jump up the Lions pecking order. Sarries are a stifling team to play against, a relentless pragmatic machine. You ideally want to avoid them, though the other options are pretty tough anyway. 

I'd have liked to see Sarries vs Munster and Wasps vs Leinster but unfortunately not likely in the next round.

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Post by mckay1402 on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 11:47 pm

Leicester fans were poor today. Booing your team at the first penalty is never good.
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Post by TJ on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 12:03 am

formerly known as Sam - thats one of the key things but its not Russell - its can the Glasgow forwards get any ball off the sarries.  Can sarries defend against Russell.  the way to beat Glasgow is to deny them the ball. Glasgow play on a plastic pitch at home as well remeber.

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Post by Sin é on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 12:05 am

TJ wrote:formerly known as Sam - thats one of the key things but its not Russell - its can the Glasgow forwards get any ball off the sarries.  Can sarries defend against Russell.  the way to beat Glasgow is to deny them the ball

When is Billy back. Sarries miss him bigtime.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by BigGee on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 12:48 am

Just back from a very enjoyable day out in Leicester. We sat in the South stand and had a very nice chat with the Leicester fans around us, most of whom it had to be said were fairly resigned to the result before the start.

I thought we would win and even fancied us getting the BP, but never in a month of Sunday's did I see us winning like that. It really was a master class, watching Leicester was like watching Scotland so many times over the years, could not really fault them for effort, but never really at the races.

Despite the joviality and graciousness of the fans near us, a whole crowd just behind us clearly could not bear it and walked out with 20 mins to go. Not good, but I guess they are just not used to it.

We had to shoot off straight after the game and we walked back down to the football stadium where we parked the car. All the way down, all you could hear was the chants from the Glasgow fans. They really made a big presence in the ground and made an awful lot of noise. Must have been around 1000 in the ground, it was not that long ago Glasgow would have struggled to get that crowd for a home game.

They really have come an awful long way.

Last point to make is a word of praise for Toonie, who gave them the license to go and play like that and ensured that they possessed the skills and attitude to do so. Yes we are going to miss VC as the Scotland coach, he has made a big difference but watch how Toonie does in his shot, he may just be able to bring something special to the party as well!

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 3:59 am

Just seen the result......wow.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by formerly known as Sam on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 8:31 am

TJ wrote:formerly known as Sam - thats one of the key things but its not Russell - its can the Glasgow forwards get any ball off the sarries.  Can sarries defend against Russell.  the way to beat Glasgow is to deny them the ball.  Glasgow play on a plastic pitch at home as well remeber.  

If you want to beat Sarries you have to control territory. The forwards will need to be in Sarries half if the brilliant offloading stuff is going to happen. Glasgow try and go from their 22 and they won't make it out their half, Sarries have the best defence in Europe. Keep pushing Sarries into their half and they'll always be pragmatic and kick. Thats when Glasgow need to get bodies behind the ball and counter and bring their offloading game. Sarries are often happy to play without the ball they are not happy to play in their third of the pitch. 

Good point about Billy though, Sarries will need him back.

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by RDW_Scotland on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 8:46 am

The full game is on YouTube - several links available

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Re: Leicester vs Glasgow, 17:30 KO Saturday 21st January 2017

Post by George Carlin on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 8:49 am

So we did quite well in the end then.
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