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Post by munkian on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 1:58 pm

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RiscaGame wrote:Their backs. Wow.

Jackman really can't settle on a hooker mind.

Just saw Simon Thomas tweet Leon Brown has suffered a second concussion. If that's so, I wonder if that means the first wasn't really dealt with properly?

Are you sure ? I've read it that he suffered a concussion so he hasn't been picked INCASE he suffers another.
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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 10:09 am

Yes, I watched the whole game. He was better in the second half than he was in the first. He wasn't amazing, but he put in some 'big hits', as they say.

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Post by Stone Motif on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 12:49 pm

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:Yes, I watched the whole game. He was better in the second half than he was in the first. He wasn't amazing, but he put in some 'big hits', as they say.

Another blindside being fudged into the second row, as it's a position we just don't have the raw materials to work with. Much the same as Basham, square pegged as he's fast and we have sevens are ten a penny.
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Post by Stone Motif on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 12:52 pm

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 2:23 pm

I agree Max Williams would be more effective in the back row.

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Post by Stone Motif on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 7:40 pm

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:I agree Max Williams would be more effective in the back row.

We well and truly missed the boat on patriating some explosive locks and no 8s. It's a toss up between the thick as sh1te gene and the non-powerful lock and no 8 gene for the title of most lamentable Welsh DNA attribute
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Post by RiscaGame on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 3:09 pm

Apparently Dragons new kit sponsor is VX-3. Having saw that on FB, I looked at some of their kits they do and they can either be plain or some loud ones. I look forward to seeing what we get.

Having worn some of their tshirts with Raiders 7s, I quite liked that and seeing some of the Worcester merchandise yesterday looked ok too, so fingers crossed it's better than most of the Gilbert stuff if it's true.

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Post by munkian on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 3:43 pm

RiscaGame wrote:Apparently Dragons new kit sponsor is VX-3. Having saw that on FB, I looked at some of their kits they do and they can either be plain or some loud ones. I look forward to seeing what we get.

Having worn some of their tshirts with Raiders 7s, I quite liked that and seeing some of the Worcester merchandise yesterday looked ok too, so fingers crossed it's better than most of the Gilbert stuff if it's true.

Where'd you see it on FB dude ?
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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 5:02 pm

I saw something about it on Twitter. I hadn't heard of VX-3.

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Post by Stone Motif on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 9:09 pm

RiscaGame wrote:Apparently Dragons new kit sponsor is VX-3. Having saw that on FB, I looked at some of their kits they do and they can either be plain or some loud ones. I look forward to seeing what we get.

Having worn some of their tshirts with Raiders 7s, I quite liked that and seeing some of the Worcester merchandise yesterday looked ok too, so fingers crossed it's better than most of the Gilbert stuff if it's true.
Yes yes yes but will it invoke the image of dragon scales, whilst tipping a head to the lamellar plate armour of the Roman legionnaire marching on the ancient fortress of Isca?
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Post by The Oracle on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 9:44 pm

Hoping for a variation of this one for the festive period.


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Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 5:03 am

Is Wainright 6 or 7? I don’t know much about him.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 9:55 am

He may have covered 7 but he's a 6.

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Post by munkian on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 10:39 am

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:I saw something about it on Twitter. I hadn't heard of VX-3.

Based in Llanelli, they are making Worcester's new kit - I've seen their training gear and their Help for Heroes shirts and they are tidy.

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Post by Stone Motif on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 11:26 am

munkian wrote:
Luckless Pedestrian wrote:I saw something about it on Twitter. I hadn't heard of VX-3.

Based in Llanelli, they are making Worcester's new kit  - I've seen their training gear and their Help for Heroes shirts and they are tidy.


No Gwent based suppliers then? Ha ha
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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 11:32 am

There's a place opposite the docks that prints t-shirts, maybe we could use them....

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Post by RiscaGame on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 2:53 pm

munkian wrote:
RiscaGame wrote:Apparently Dragons new kit sponsor is VX-3. Having saw that on FB, I looked at some of their kits they do and they can either be plain or some loud ones. I look forward to seeing what we get.

Having worn some of their tshirts with Raiders 7s, I quite liked that and seeing some of the Worcester merchandise yesterday looked ok too, so fingers crossed it's better than most of the Gilbert stuff if it's true.

Where'd you see it on FB dude ?

On one of the supporters' groups. Nothing official obviously, but seems to be a few people saying it too.

Dragons tweet with sponsor's logo hidden (by folding) on their training gear might suggest something will be announced imminently.

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Post by RiscaGame on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 2:54 pm

Stone Motif wrote:
RiscaGame wrote:Apparently Dragons new kit sponsor is VX-3. Having saw that on FB, I looked at some of their kits they do and they can either be plain or some loud ones. I look forward to seeing what we get.

Having worn some of their tshirts with Raiders 7s, I quite liked that and seeing some of the Worcester merchandise yesterday looked ok too, so fingers crossed it's better than most of the Gilbert stuff if it's true.
Yes yes yes but will it invoke the image of dragon scales, whilst tipping a head to the lamellar plate armour of the Roman legionnaire marching on the ancient fortress of Isca?

If it doesn't, I will be writing a strongly worded email to Mr Buttress

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Post by Stone Motif on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 3:44 pm

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:There's a place opposite the docks that prints t-shirts, maybe we could use them....
Fanny's rest stop? Would be appropriate enough I guess
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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 4:39 pm

They could be the sponsors.

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Post by RiscaGame on Thu 07 Jun 2018, 4:03 am

I'd take that.

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Post by Cardiff Dave on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 12:26 pm

Stone Motif wrote:
Luckless Pedestrian wrote:There's a place opposite the docks that prints t-shirts, maybe we could use them....
Fanny's rest stop? Would be appropriate enough I guess

Le coq sportif?

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Post by Cardiff Dave on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:08 am

Drags looking to hire a happy marketing manager, I understand.

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Post by The Oracle on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:26 am

Happy?
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Post by Cardiff Dave on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:29 am

The Oracle wrote:Happy?

Content.

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Post by The Oracle on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 10:40 am

Was the last one not happy? Dish the goss, Dayyyyyve.
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Post by Cardiff Dave on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 11:00 am

The Oracle wrote:Was the last one not happy? Dish the goss, Dayyyyyve.

http://www.dragonsrugby.wales/News/Article/52325/vacancy-content-marketing-manager

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Post by The Oracle on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 1:38 pm

Oh I see, missed the play on words there! Doh

Very good Very Happy
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Post by RiscaGame on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 3:14 pm

Very good indeed. Nice and subtle Very Happy

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 12:50 am

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:He may have covered 7 but he's a 6.

Perhaps he should concentrate on 7, it would be good to have that option there with Griffiths.

Anyone know why Cardiff people, AKA fans of Gareth Anscombe, keep going online and saying Amos isn't international quality?

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 12:54 am

I see we've offloaded Charlie Davies to Northampton, it's a shame we couldn't also give them Knoyle.

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Post by munkian on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 9:24 am

Looks like we'll be losing Dee, Hill and Amos fairly regularly to Wales after their performances over the past season.

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Post by munkian on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 1:08 pm

VX3 confirmed as new kit partner and Lovell as sponsor
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Post by Stone Motif on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 1:40 pm

munkian wrote:VX3 confirmed as new kit partner and Lovell as sponsor
They're awful
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Post by munkian on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 1:59 pm

Stone Motif wrote:
munkian wrote:VX3 confirmed as new kit partner and Lovell as sponsor
They're awful

You're awful.
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Post by Cardiff Dave on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 2:05 pm

munkian wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
munkian wrote:VX3 confirmed as new kit partner and Lovell as sponsor
They're awful

You're awful.

.....but I like you!

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Post by Stone Motif on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 2:58 pm

munkian wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
munkian wrote:VX3 confirmed as new kit partner and Lovell as sponsor
They're awful

You're awful.
Granted. But they're still shockingly, shockingly bad. Whose idea was it to draw a bus stop willy on a Saracens shirt?
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Post by Stone Motif on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 3:00 pm

RiscaGame wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
RiscaGame wrote:Apparently Dragons new kit sponsor is VX-3. Having saw that on FB, I looked at some of their kits they do and they can either be plain or some loud ones. I look forward to seeing what we get.

Having worn some of their tshirts with Raiders 7s, I quite liked that and seeing some of the Worcester merchandise yesterday looked ok too, so fingers crossed it's better than most of the Gilbert stuff if it's true.
Yes yes yes but will it invoke the image of dragon scales, whilst tipping a head to the lamellar plate armour of the Roman legionnaire marching on the ancient fortress of Isca?

If it doesn't, I will be writing a strongly worded email to Mr Buttress

Dear Mr Buttress...
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Post by munkian on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 3:07 pm

Stone Motif wrote:
munkian wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
munkian wrote:VX3 confirmed as new kit partner and Lovell as sponsor
They're awful

You're awful.
Granted. But they're still shockingly, shockingly bad. Whose idea was it to draw a bus stop willy on a Saracens shirt?

Training shirt innit
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Post by Stone Motif on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 7:18 pm

munkian wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
munkian wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
munkian wrote:VX3 confirmed as new kit partner and Lovell as sponsor
They're awful

You're awful.
Granted. But they're still shockingly, shockingly bad. Whose idea was it to draw a bus stop willy on a Saracens shirt?

Training shirt innit

They're awful training shirts then
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Post by The Oracle on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 9:28 am

My daughter’s school sports day was at Rodney Parade on Tuesday. Have to say the pitch looked amazing from where I was stood. The kids weren’t allowed on the main pitch as it had just been treated/seeded (Sports day was on the fake grass behind the in-goal area at the north terrace end instead).

Amazing what a couple of weeks with no games on the pitch can do! Clearly 3 teams is too much even for a hybrid pitch to cope with, but it seems it can be restored pretty quickly afterwards.
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Post by munkian on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 11:24 am

The Oracle wrote:My daughter’s school sports day was at Rodney Parade on Tuesday. Have to say the pitch looked amazing from where I was stood. The kids weren’t allowed on the main pitch as it had just been treated/seeded (Sports day was on the fake grass behind the in-goal area at the north terrace end instead).

Amazing what a couple of weeks with no games on the pitch can do! Clearly 3 teams is too much even for a hybrid pitch to cope with, but it seems it can be restored pretty quickly afterwards.

Photos on twitter looked gorgeous, glad to hear they are involving local schools.
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Post by The Oracle on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 12:54 pm

munkian wrote:
The Oracle wrote:My daughter’s school sports day was at Rodney Parade on Tuesday. Have to say the pitch looked amazing from where I was stood. The kids weren’t allowed on the main pitch as it had just been treated/seeded (Sports day was on the fake grass behind the in-goal area at the north terrace end instead).

Amazing what a couple of weeks with no games on the pitch can do! Clearly 3 teams is too much even for a hybrid pitch to cope with, but it seems it can be restored pretty quickly afterwards.

Photos on twitter looked gorgeous, glad to hear they are involving local schools.

Yeah, our school hasn't got any grass or fields.  All concrete!  They used to walk to another school to use their field for sports day but all the parents parking around the school caused mayhem and complaints.  So much better at RP, and the kids were all like 'wow, look at this!' so the motivation and aspiration element of sports participation was increased.  And the mums got to swoon at a few of the players milling around in their kit (not sure what they were doing there as they train in Ystrad. Treatment maybe)!  I think on one of the parents has a link to the Dragons/Newport RFC/County/RP somehow.  Good PR though and nice community angle, as you say.
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Post by RiscaGame on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 4:20 pm

Pitch does look great yeah. To be honest, it was pretty fine all season considering.

Good to hear about the sports day though.

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Post by RiscaGame on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 2:30 pm

Dragons are grouped with Clermont Auvergne, Northampton and Romanian side Timisoara Saracens in Pool 1.

Pretty happy with this, from a places I'd be interested in going point of view. I have always wanted to go to Clermont, but assumed we would have to qualify for the top tier so this is great. Always wanted to go to the Gardens too and I suspect Romania might not be too tight on the purse strings for beer.

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Post by munkian on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 3:09 pm

Romania very cheap - not sure where we'd have to fly from though
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Post by munkian on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 3:16 pm

Moriarty gets a 4 week ban - he could do with a rest anyway Very Happy

He'll miss our pre season games and opening game.
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Post by RiscaGame on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 5:44 pm

I think seeing as Clermont was the dream, I’ll have to wait a bit for Romania. Don’t want to push my luck, cheap or not. There is a direct flight from UK apparently with some company I’d never heard of.

4 game ban really then. Fair enough for what it was, in my opinion.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 3:39 am

I still don't think Moriarty did much wrong, he defended himself. I might be biased. Two argies and a waterboy who struck to the face getting off mind. Wales have had their worst luck with ref's and the TMO this year.

I'm not sure that is a group we can progress from, although Saints are rebuilding their squad it happens to be with some very good incoming players and coaches. I don't feel I need to say much about Clermont, strange to see them down in the 2nd tier comp.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 10:09 am

I can't see us going through. On the other hand, if they take it seriously, it's a great chance to see Clermont at Rodney Parade. Have they ever visited before?

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Post by The Oracle on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 4:03 pm

Was it Clermont we played before in a Euro 1/4 or semi a number of years back out in France? A really high scoring game. Something like 45-30. A hot and sunny game with some great backs tries including a good one from Ales Brew I think.
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