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Post by LondonTiger Wed 23 Dec - 11:06

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Table


Team
--P--
--W--
--D--
--BP--
Points
Saracens
6
6
0
3
27
Exeter
6
5
0
4
24
Leicester
6
5
0
1
21
Harlequins
6
4
0
4
20
Northampton
6
3
0
4
16
Wasps
6
3
0
2
14
Gloucester
6
3
0
1
13
Sale Sharks
6
2
1
3
13
Bath
6
2
0
3
11
Worcester
6
2
0
2
10
Newcastle
6
0
1
0
2
London Irish
6
0
0
0
0

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SATURDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2015
14:30 London Irish v Northampton
15:00 Exeter v Sale
15:00 Leicester v Newcastle

SUNDAY 27TH DECEMBER 2015
14:00 Wasps v Saracens
14:30 Bath v Worcester
16:30 Harlequins v Gloucester

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Post by yappysnap Sat 26 Dec - 22:35

Add in Hill and Sloan and there's a good crop there

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Post by Sgt_Pooly Sat 26 Dec - 22:56

Ozzy3213 wrote:Williams has been excellent for us, but he is still a kid.  I'd leave him in the U20's if I am honest, he still has a lot to work on.

I'm having an interesting discussion with a so called journalist on twitter who reckons Paul Hill is better than Ben Franks.

That's an interesting opinion.

I thought Hill was decent today but Ethan Waller had real issues with Franks.


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Post by formerly known as Sam Sat 26 Dec - 23:35

Yes Dave I heard that as well. I think it best to tie them both to England and have a look at a couple of centres who aren't just big or aren't just playmakers. These two have the passing, kicking, physical carrying and pace. Two all rounders getting game time in the AP at a young age.

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Post by DaveM Sun 27 Dec - 1:08

yappysnap wrote:Add in Hill and Sloan and there's a good crop there

Glad to hear Sloan is progressing. Hill didn't get injured yesterday did he? Devoto vs Mills is an interesting sub-plot in the game today - I've had high hopes for both of them in the past.

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Post by DaveM Sun 27 Dec - 1:11

formerly known as Sam wrote:Yes Dave I heard that as well. I think it best to tie them both to England and have a look at a couple of centres who aren't just big or aren't just playmakers. These two have the passing, kicking, physical carrying and pace. Two all rounders getting game time in the AP at a young age.

I agree. They seems to possess the sort of skill-sets we need. The England midfield will get there eventually, and it's good to see the AP giving chances to players I hadn't heard of last season.

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Post by formerly known as Sam Sun 27 Dec - 8:31

Devoto frustrates me. Great one week anonymous the next. Has the skills and physical attributes but can't hold a starting berth at Bath. Mills is doing alright at Wuss though I can't see him getting a call up this season unless he starts setting the world on fire. Be interesting to see that midfield battle progress but I guess it's not on TV.

Sloan and Hill are good options for the Saxons as well. I like Hill's direct running for Exeter. Good footwork and offers the hard line tuner between two play makers, would like to see more to his game though. Sloan is doing well for Quins but I guess with the returning options from injury he won't get many opportunities between now and Feb.

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Post by yappysnap Sun 27 Dec - 10:42

Roberts will be first choice, Sloan was very good though, for a youngster he just did all the basics well, gave our midfield some solidity while not trying anything silly, which in a Quins team is needed more then someone who can bring the x factor. I don't think we'll notice a massive difference when Roberts is away for England.

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Post by formerly known as Sam Sun 27 Dec - 11:39

Will he start ahead of Stanley Yappy?

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Post by lostinwales Sun 27 Dec - 11:49

yappysnap wrote:Roberts will be first choice, Sloan was very good though, for a youngster he just did all the basics well, gave our midfield some solidity while not trying anything silly, which in a Quins team is needed more then someone who can bring the x factor. I don't think we'll notice a massive difference when Roberts is away for England. somewhere else

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Post by nathan Sun 27 Dec - 14:04

Gopperth having a few errors so far

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Post by nathan Sun 27 Dec - 14:08

Miller should of jumped when attempting to catch that ball

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Post by nathan Sun 27 Dec - 14:18

Thought it would of been a penalty if you slapped the ball out of a players hands

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Post by nathan Sun 27 Dec - 14:21

20 minutes in and neither side has managed more than 3 phases. Oh dear

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 14:28

That was poor from Goode. He usually earns his wage in those situations but that was butchered.

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Post by Rugby Fan Sun 27 Dec - 14:34

Saracens are very good at throttling attacking teams. Having said that, they ought to be better than 3-6 ahead given their territory and ball advantage.

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Post by Rugby Fan Sun 27 Dec - 14:45

Wasps have a lineout which doesn't work, and a scrum going backwards but are only down by three points after 40 minutes. Curious match.

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 15:05

Daly really is some kicker!

Halfpenny started out as a guy who whacked them over from long range...

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Post by Rugby Fan Sun 27 Dec - 15:11

This is an annoying game to watch. Both sides are making so many mistakes that you don't want any of these players in an England shirt on this showing. Saracens seem to have Wasps' number but will only have themselves to blame if they can't make it count.

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 15:16

I thought Fraser was unfortunate in real time but looking at the replay there wasn't a clear release.

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 15:20

Cracking line from Taylor and good delayed ball from Barritt.

I'm no fan of the choke tackle but Billy V really is excellent at using his bulk to get underneath runners and hold them up.

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Post by Rugby Fan Sun 27 Dec - 15:22

Saracens now have a try, and a 9-16 lead, which is the least they deserve. Wasps need to find some kind of response or else they will soon be out of this match.

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Post by Rugby Fan Sun 27 Dec - 15:23

Well, now Wasps look out of it. Farrell goes over for a try and its 9-23

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 15:23

That's really unfortunate from Wasps perspective but ruthless as ever from Sarries when they got the chance.

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Post by formerly known as Sam Sun 27 Dec - 15:30

Wasps look toothless with Gopperth at ten. The missing back rowers are only exacerbating the problem.

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Post by formerly known as Sam Sun 27 Dec - 15:35

Why did Sarries kick that penalty? Five metres out and a couple of tries up on the scoreboard. That has to be a platform to attack and go for a third try surely.

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 15:42

That's a good line and off load by Haskell then Daly executing his basics to put Halai in. Nice try.


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Post by LondonTiger Sun 27 Dec - 15:42

Wasps needed to be at full strength to really challenge.

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Post by Rugby Fan Sun 27 Dec - 15:43

Itoje named man of the match.

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Post by LondonTiger Sun 27 Dec - 15:45

Rugby Fan wrote:Itoje named man of the match.

Thought Kruis was better.

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Post by stub Sun 27 Dec - 16:54

Wuss pick up a losing bonus point at Bath which I certainly would have taken before the match. Sounds like it was a reasonably tight match.

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Post by stub Sun 27 Dec - 16:55

Over 70000 in for the Quins Glaws match - pretty impressive.

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Post by LondonTiger Sun 27 Dec - 16:59

stub wrote:Wuss pick up a losing bonus point at Bath which I certainly would have taken before the match. Sounds like it was a reasonably tight match.

Was typical of Barf and Wuss this season. The home team had wave after wave of possession and attacks no no real effect. Worcester fought and scrapped all game long.

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Post by stub Sun 27 Dec - 17:08

LondonTiger wrote:
stub wrote:Wuss pick up a losing bonus point at Bath which I certainly would have taken before the match. Sounds like it was a reasonably tight match.

Was typical of Barf and Wuss this season. The home team had wave after wave of possession and attacks no no real effect. Worcester fought and scrapped all game long.

Hopefully that scrappy defiance will keep Wuss up this season. Things getting a bit tighter now after London Irish's impressive win yesterday.

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Post by sad_gimp Sun 27 Dec - 17:08

Bah, quins looking good but Glos taking every opportunity.

Kvesic making a proper nuisance of himself, Clifford playing well too.

Care is on top form too.


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Post by stub Sun 27 Dec - 17:10

Good match at Twickenham - I didn't realise Hook could run that fast for Glaws second try!!

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Post by LondonTiger Sun 27 Dec - 17:38

Awful luck for jonny may

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Post by stub Sun 27 Dec - 17:43

Yep, terrible shame for Jonny - what a pity.

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 17:45

I've only just tuned into the Quins-Gloucs game for the second half. How was the first?

A real shame for May.

Sharples is playing well if we want another flyer though!

Kvesic and Robshaw are both doing well too.

Lowe vs Trinder is the sort of EPQ centre battle I wish we saw more often.

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Post by stub Sun 27 Dec - 17:50

king_carlos wrote:I've only just tuned into the Quins-Gloucs game for the second half. How was the first?

A real shame for May.

Sharples is playing well if we want another flyer though!

Kvesic and Robshaw are both doing well too.

Lowe vs Trinder is the sort of EPQ centre battle I wish we saw more often.

Quins have been doing all the work whilst Gloucester keep punishing any error they make. An enjoyable battle to watch.

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Post by ChequeredJersey Sun 27 Dec - 17:50

Cracking match the Big Game
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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 17:51

Oh how I've missed seeing Jamie Roberts playing like that instead of running the same short line every play!

Good break by Roberts, great offload from Brown and impressive pace from Chisholm to finish things off.

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 17:52

stub wrote:
king_carlos wrote:I've only just tuned into the Quins-Gloucs game for the second half. How was the first?

A real shame for May.

Sharples is playing well if we want another flyer though!

Kvesic and Robshaw are both doing well too.

Lowe vs Trinder is the sort of EPQ centre battle I wish we saw more often.

Quins have been doing all the work whilst Gloucester keep punishing any error they make. An enjoyable battle to watch.

Cheers stub. I'm certainly enjoying this much more than any other game this weekend.

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 17:52

That is heartbreaking to watch for Trinder. Sad Sad

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Post by stub Sun 27 Dec - 17:52

Poor old Trinder now...

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Post by sad_gimp Sun 27 Dec - 17:53

Awful to see Trinder :/ Turning into a hell of a match though

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Post by stub Sun 27 Dec - 18:06

Yep - great match. 9 tries is that? Not a bad advert for the AP.

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Post by king_carlos Sun 27 Dec - 18:06

I didn't think Rob Cook had that in him! Erm clap clap

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Post by formerly known as Sam Sun 27 Dec - 18:13

Cook has had a fairly average game and the just came alive there. This is like an amateur boxing day exhibition game as opposed to a league game. Fantastic.

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Post by ChequeredJersey Sun 27 Dec - 18:21

Gutted. Gave Gloucester 4 tries on a plate.
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Post by stub Sun 27 Dec - 18:22

39 each seems a fair result to me! 3 points each isn't a bad haul for either side.

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