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Post by maestegmafia on Mon 27 Aug 2018, 10:14 am

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Kick off Friday 19:35 at the Liberty Stadium.

Going in to the first game the Ospreys have shown little form or ability in the pre season warm up games where as their Rvials this Friday seem to have turned a few heads besting Newcastle Falcons away and narrowly losing to Bath RFC

New signings played minor parts in the warm up games but I think we are all hoping for a rousing start to the season with decent quality selections.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:14 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:We're not getting anywhere with mauls - 22m out let's get it to the backs to set up a platform
Or not - absolutely butchered our first backs move! That pass was never on.

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Post by Artful_Dodger on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:15 pm

Bit hilarious all round so far, this game.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:17 pm

Not sure Hamish Watson should be used as a first phase carrier from off the top ball - because he's not got the bulk Ospreys just triple teamed him and held him up.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:20 pm

Cockers won't be happy at half time - far too many basic errors and penalties.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:22 pm

Massively surprising to see our scrum getting smashed - Berghan has lost 10kg according to Jim Hamilton. May not have been a good idea! 

3-3 probably a fair reflection for that half - was pretty grim.

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Post by EWT Spoons on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:31 pm

both teams looking very rusty. Lot of misplaced passes, handling errors and so on.

2nd half will be interesting to see if either team can sort themselves out

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:39 pm

Our accuracy when in possession has been bloody awful.

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Post by VinceWLB on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:44 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Massively surprising to see our scrum getting smashed - Berghan has lost 10kg according to Jim Hamilton. May not have been a good idea! 

I'm not so surprised, Tom Botha, the new Ospreys tighthead is one of the best scrummaging TH in the league.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:45 pm

Much better from Edinburgh but again a lack of attention to detail. Lots of pick and goes and with the whole pack there you shouldn't be losing a turnover penalty!

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:47 pm

Ospreys continue to be offside!

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Post by Eejit on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:48 pm

This is complete pish.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:50 pm

I really like the look of Schoeman - he loves a carry!

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:51 pm

Edinburgh pack starting to gain ascendancy - Ospreys will certainly take 3 from that position

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Post by EWT Spoons on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:57 pm

not been impressed with Hamilton, he's lost the ball repeatedly and made silly mistakes.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:57 pm

Classic George North finish! Credit to Ospreys for upping their game after a period of Edinburgh ascendency.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 8:58 pm

Absolutely butchered by the Ospreys!

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:00 pm

Edinburgh lineout fallen to pieces with Mcinally and Gilchrist off.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:07 pm

Mistakes!!!

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:08 pm

Really frustrating. Sloppy errors getting punished. Kinghorn really needs to watch a few videos of Mike Brown and learn some basics.

Still, overall not a bad performance. Just punished by silly mistakes.

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Post by Eejit on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:08 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Mistakes!!!
Fancy just sending the 1872 cup over in a taxi now so we don't have to bother with the games?

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Post by VinceWLB on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:09 pm

EWT Spoons wrote:not been impressed with Hamilton, he's lost the ball repeatedly and made silly mistakes.

Never really been impressed by him.

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Post by EWT Spoons on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:10 pm

I don't think any Edinburgh player is coming out of this game with credit, with the possible exception of the shoe, who was decent when he was on.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:11 pm

Eejit wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:Mistakes!!!
Fancy just sending the 1872 cup over in a taxi now so we don't have to bother with the games?
We could lose every game leading up to December  and I'd still be confident beating Glasgow!

Yet more Edinburgh errors.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:12 pm

How many knock ons???

I think Bradbury will have little trouble getting the 6 jersey back.

We should really focus on that bonus point. Historically we've not been able to salvage those from these situations.

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Post by EWT Spoons on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:15 pm

Ritchie has done more so far than Hamilton did during the rest of the game

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:16 pm

Can we steal another late one??

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:17 pm

Fantastic chase Dougie fife!

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Post by Eejit on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:18 pm

Baws.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:18 pm

Real shame. That maul looked promising, not sure what happened.

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Post by EWT Spoons on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:19 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:Real shame. That maul looked promising, not sure what happened.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:19 pm

Tight game. Probably one that got away but LBPs are important.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:20 pm

Would like to see a replay of that maul given it was charging forward!

Ospreys did what they needed to do and had george North stardust to get the tries.

Edinburgh were crippled by errors yet still could have won the game.

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Post by EWT Spoons on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:28 pm

Hopefully that's this season's Benetton game.

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Post by EWT Spoons on Fri 31 Aug 2018, 9:35 pm

There was a lot of mistakes in that side, hopefully down to players still coming back from preseason.

Berghan was losing the ball in contact and wasn't great in the scrum. But this was his first action this season
Hamilton - don't rate him, nothing i have seen so far has changed my mind
Scott & Bennett - I forgot Bennett was playing at times.
Hickey - going to take him time to adjust to the league
Kinghorn - few missed passes and losing the ball in the contact

hopefully next week they're a bit better.

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Post by maestegmafia on Sat 01 Sep 2018, 11:19 am

Some good signs by the Ospreys last night, good atmosphere at the Liberty. Thought the Davis and Davies halfback worked really well. Hope young Luke prices’ injury is not to serious.


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Post by BigGee on Sat 01 Sep 2018, 2:29 pm

Just watched the game a little while ago. Both sides very good defensively and will be hard to beat this season. Not entirely convinced by the attacking shape of either side but you have to say George North showed his class and took both his tries very well.

Cockers will be fuming though at the amount of ball Edinburgh coughed up and how they struggled to turn their periods of domination into points on the board.

First game up though and a losing bonus point at the Liberty may not be sniffed at later on in the season.

Ospreys certainly look a better team this season than for the past few!

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Post by EWT Spoons on Mon 03 Sep 2018, 9:38 am

Well done on the win Ospreys, North looks as good as I have seen him in a while. If he can stay fit and play at that level for the rest of the season, i think you could have a successful campaign.

Result was probably fair in the end, but neither team looked great in attack (North aside), think both teams have stuff to work on and can probably improve.

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Post by The Oracle on Mon 03 Sep 2018, 9:47 am

EWT Spoons wrote:Well done on the win Ospreys, North looks as good as I have seen him in a while.  If he can stay fit and play at that level for the rest of the season, i think you could have a successful campaign.

Result was probably fair in the end, but neither team looked great in attack (North aside), think both teams have stuff to work on and can probably improve.

Yeah, the Ospreys pack looks decent overall and outside of the halfbacks the backs look good (on paper). But I'm concerned that about their halfbacks. They've gone from Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar to Aled Davies and ANother (Luke Price/Sam Davies). That's some step down in quality and experience. They've strengthen wing and centre with North and Scott Williams. Those two have their critics but they score tries and have often worked well together for Wales. Just not sure that the backs will be getting that much quality ball with the half back pairing they have. Is there anyone else on the horizon for Ospreys at 10? I also think they need a big grizzly ball carrying no.8 too. If they can get an 8 and 10 then they'd be a handy side this season I feel.
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Post by mikey_dragon on Mon 03 Sep 2018, 5:41 pm

Price is pretty good with ball in hand and looks a lot faster than Davies. I’d probably have Habberfield and Hook as my starting pair - Hook has enough quality outside him not to frick things up.

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Post by The Oracle on Mon 03 Sep 2018, 6:46 pm

Forgot about Hook! Doh

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