Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 9th February 2018

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Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 9th February 2018

Post by BigGee on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 10:14 am

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Dragons v Glasgow Warriors
Rodney Parade
9th February 2018
ko 19.45

Back to a bit of proper club rugby this weekend, well needed for those of us Scottish fans who need a bit of a break from the distractions of supporting Scotland. We are all hoping for a happier trip to Wales this weekend!

Glasgow it is fair to say are going to be decimated by international call ups and injuries, so not sure what kind of a team we can put out. We did pretty well in the AI window, but this time it is going to be harder. Good chance for the Drags to take a big scalp you would imagine and so will be up for the game. They have also be ticking over in the AWC, while the Glasgow lads, not involved with Scotland were all given the week off to go on holiday.

Who will benefit most from the respective strategies will remain to be seen.

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Re: Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 9th February 2018

Post by BigGee on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 10:48 am

The FH is still pivotal.

Glasgow were far from their best last night, but one of the more pleasing aspects was the performance of Adam Hastings, who did actually control the Glasgow attack pretty well. He just seemed to have a lot of time on the ball, a bit like Henson used to 10 years ago.

He should get a run of games now, which will be very good for his development

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Re: Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 9th February 2018

Post by Stone Motif on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 11:07 am

The Oracle wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
BigGee wrote:
RiscaGame wrote:You’d have thought Kingsley Jr would be more worthwhile on the bench then, given that we have the pleasure of him for another season too.

I think he’s fit, or he wouldn’t even make himself available.

Maybe he is just passed it?

How old is he now? He is certainly not someone you are going to build a team around.

Who builds a team around a ten these days? They're not even the big decision maker in the backs on a lot of plays anymore

I disagree. The 10 doesn’t have to be a star player in terms of building the team around them. Doesn’t always have to be a marquee signing. But the 10 still dictates the play. Everything goes through the 10 and the style of 10 you have still seems to govern the way a team plays. You’d think that a 10 would just be able to follow a new pattern or game plan if the coach decides to switch things up. But look at Wales - rather than Biggar playing in a different way it seems that instead you need to change the 10 to get a different game plan and shape. Some stuff can’t be coached in (or out) of players it would seem.

Yeah. Nah. 9 calls the play as much these days and you only worry about what style the 10 can play if you've got a Poopie tight five. You build a team around the pack.
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Re: Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 9th February 2018

Post by mikey_dragon on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 1:34 am

It appears France are the exception. Big pack, tactical 9's, and crappy 10's - just a crap team.

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Re: Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 9th February 2018

Post by Anglobraveheart on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 1:33 pm

Anybody notice that directly after the Brandon Thompson try, wee George jumps in to congratulate him, and clocks Niko in the head, as he has run in to congratulate from the other direction!

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Re: Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 9th February 2018

Post by BigGee on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 6:15 pm

Anglobraveheart wrote:Anybody notice that directly after the Brandon Thompson try, wee George jumps in to congratulate him, and clocks Niko in the head, as he has run in to congratulate from the other direction!

Yeah that was quite amusing, though can't imagine Niko thought so!

Straight out of the Ansbro-Strokcosh school of try celebrations!

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