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Post by RiscaGame Wed 08 Jan 2020, 2:56 pm

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Because it seemingly hit his head. I understand why he did it, as they were slowing us down a fair bit and not getting penalised, but it needs to be a few more angles than the clip I have seen.

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Post by BigGee Sun 28 Mar 2021, 3:47 pm

Well I am not much of a fan of moral victories, but you would have to say, if there ever was such a thing, Edinburgh have just won one.

Fabulous effort in that second half with the team they had out. There are some good young kids in that side.

I think the Drags lost it when the Hewitt try was disallowed for the foot in touch, they hardly look like scoring again after that. They had looked so good in the first 30 mins but the bubble just burst at that point.

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Post by RiscaGame Sun 28 Mar 2021, 4:38 pm

Crazy pair of halves. Dean Ryan has some big thinking to do, for the Northampton game next week.

Makes me wonder whether he might start the same side again, save for Roberts probably back for Dixon.

Good second half for Edinburgh, but to be pointless for a half isn’t good from Dragons POV.


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Post by RiscaGame Sun 28 Mar 2021, 4:41 pm

BigGee wrote:Well I am not much of a fan of moral victories, but you would have to say, if there ever was such a thing, Edinburgh have just won one.

Fabulous effort in that second half with the team they had out. There are some good young kids in that side.

I think the Drags lost it when the Hewitt try was disallowed for the foot in touch, they hardly look like scoring again after that. They had looked so good in the first 30 mins but the bubble just burst at that point.

Yeah, it was a bit of a momentum killer. I would definitely say it’s a moral victory for Edinburgh there.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12:02 pm

Shiel was excellent off the bench for Edinburgh.

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Post by RiscaGame Mon 29 Mar 2021, 1:44 pm

He was indeed. I think Richie Rees was right to point out though, that the unstructured nature of the game suited him and Kinghorn.

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Post by RiscaGame Tue 30 Mar 2021, 1:32 pm

Rodney Parade looks ok again, from the strategic pictures Dragons have released. Forecast dry all week, so no excuses for the fleet footed Dragons on Sat.

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Post by mikey_dragon Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9:34 pm

Really poor result tbh. Someone needs to be fired. Some senior player need to stand up and be counted, or exit (Moriarty).

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Post by mikey_dragon Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9:36 pm

BigGee wrote:I think the Drags lost it when the Hewitt try was disallowed for the foot in touch, they hardly look like scoring again after that. They had looked so good in the first 30 mins but the bubble just burst at that point.

There's been a few occasions where just started well and then didn't do anything. Something quite clearly not right.

There hasn't been any news, so I wonder if Screech is staying. Be good to finally have Rowlands in next season.

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Post by RiscaGame Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11:33 pm

There has been enough news, in that Ryan has said Screech’s head is turned. That’s as good as a confirmation really.

I think Moriarty has played fine, considering he is coming back from injury recently. I think he played better than Wainwright last week, for example.

I also don’t see how you think something isn’t right? We’ve actually had a go past few weeks, so there’s probably something fairly right within the squad. Even players like Fairbrother have mentioned how something has changed.

They didn’t kick on v Edinburgh, as they got a bit giddy by chasing a 45 point winning margin. Can’t really blame them there. They were on a hiding to nothing. If they had stuck to their principles, they would’ve at least got a BP.

Whilst we had our internationals back, they still have to reintegrate themselves into our patterns. Probably slightly distracted from lifting the Six Nations trophy the night before too.

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Post by mikey_dragon Thu 01 Apr 2021, 1:09 am

I haven’t read anything like that. I must have missed it. I don’t think it was mentioned on here that he was certainly leaving either.

Moriarty is disinterested in playing for Dragons and has been from day one. We have better back-row players who actually seem to take pride in playing for the jersey. Would disagree as I think Wainwright played better and is noticeably enthusiastic. His form dipped earlier in the season but he looks a lot better now.
Obviously I would prefer if Ross decided that he wants to play for us, but it’s been 3 years sooo.... I know I’m not the only one who has this opinion.

Well, at first we improved under Dean Ryan. We were pretty bad mind so I don’t see how it could have got worse. I think we have a decent enough team, yet we just lost 8 on the bounce. I’m quite pessimistic anyway, naturally, so maybe I see it differently to others. I think other teams would have put Edinburgh to the sword, putting 40-50 on them if something big was riding on it. I remember us being comfortable against Ospreys, Benetton and Zebre too and we just had phases where we switched off. The defence leaves a hell of a lot to be desired, and with that in mind I can’t excuse ‘the occasion’ for us faltering against Edinburgh. It’s a common theme and it’s disappointing.

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Post by RiscaGame Thu 01 Apr 2021, 8:43 am

I see your point. Tbh, I wasn't happy about last week really, in that we didn't score a point for 50 minutes. The 8 on the bounce really frustrated me too, especially the first two derbies around Christmas, where we didn't really fire a shot. I guess I am just trying to be positive ahead of this weekend Wink. That'll be a pretty accurate reflection of where we are, assuming Northampton come in loaded.

That's the article about Screech. It's a massive shame for me.

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/19173352.matthew-screech-set-swap-dragons-cardiff/

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Post by mikey_dragon Thu 01 Apr 2021, 9:33 am

Now that you mention it, I think I have seen that article before, or one similar. It is disappointing to lose Hill and now Screech. At least we’re getting Rowlands and Ben Carter has stepped up well - they’ll be after him soon as well. If Maksymiw isn’t injured then he should probably be featuring for us more often, seeing as the article also states we aren’t looking to recruit at 2nd row.

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Post by RiscaGame Fri 02 Apr 2021, 3:10 pm

Dragons: J Williams; J Holmes, A Owen, J Roberts, A Hewitt; S Davies, R Williams (captain); G Bateman, E Dee, L Fairbrother, J Davies, M Screech, A Wainwright, H Keddie, R Moriarty.

Replacements: T Davies, J Reynolds, L Brown, B Carter, D Baker, G Bertranou, E Lloyd, N Tompkins.

Northampton: H Mallinder; O Sleightholme, F Dingwall, R Hutchinson, T Naiyaravoro; J Grayson, A Mitchell; N Auterac, M Haywood, E Painter, A Moon, A Coles, N Isiekwe, JJ Tonks, T Harrison (captain).
Replacements: S Matavesi, A Waller, O Heffernan, L Bean, S Adendorff, H Taylor, A Tuala, T Collins.

Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)

Shame for Brok to miss out with a hammy twinge. Otherwise it’s probably as expected.

Interesting to loan a hooker from Scarlets and not use Rhys Lawrence.

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Post by WELL-PAST-IT Sun 04 Apr 2021, 11:56 am

I couldn't see the game but it sounds a cracker. Glad to see Saints showing some resilience at last, a month ago they would have caved in and Dragons would have won by a decent margin.

What is it with the teams these days, have defence coaches all been put in lockdown isolation or something, the lowest aggregate score yesterday was 45 points, but most games running into the 70s and 80s. Fantastic to watch but defence coaches must be just a little concerned to say the least.
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Post by RiscaGame Sun 04 Apr 2021, 12:46 pm

It was a good game, not that it makes it easier Wink

Not sure what happened yesterday. Defence hasn’t been too bad for Dragons recently. I guess both sides will have an uncomfortable review tomorrow or Tuesday. I thought the biggest problem was how Dragons attacked 13 men though. That was very poor.

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Post by WELL-PAST-IT Mon 05 Apr 2021, 9:37 am

I have just watched the limited highlights and it looks to be a superb game, Dragons seemed to score most of their points through structured play, pulling Saints defence into places it did not want to be and leaving space out wide. Never knew Roberts had such a gentle touch with his boot.

Saints on the other hand seemed to score most of their points from moves starting in their half, Naiyaravoro is a massive handful when he is in the mood he was Saturday, virtually impossible to stop him breaking the gain line. Just how quick is Mitchell?

It is difficult to judge how next week will go as Quins put out a very weakened side, but 8 tries against any side is not sniffed at.
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Post by mikey_dragon Tue 06 Apr 2021, 1:24 pm

It’s not often our backs get an armchair ride. Speed of ruck ball made that happen. Saints were without Lawes, Ribbans, Isiekwe, Ludlam, Ratuniyarawa, Biggar and Proctor; so quite significant. Somehow we still lost it, gee wiz.

Has Tompkins ever made a tackle? Genuine question. It’s clear to see why Owen has replaced him.

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Post by RiscaGame Tue 06 Apr 2021, 5:15 pm

It is frustrating, but then our first choice (or near enough) has been walloped by Saints 2s previously. As I’ve said on another post, I don’t think we were helped by some of the selections. I certainly don’t see the value in Tompkins, as it stands.

I don’t think our defence is overly great, even if it was praised against Glasgow and Edinburgh (possibly). We scramble very well, but the organisation is fairly poor (in my opinion).


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Post by mikey_dragon Tue 06 Apr 2021, 5:23 pm

Yeah I think the organisation is poor. The forwards seem to struggle with making a tackle and then getting back to re-form for defence - that’s how their 9 exploited the gap created by that and scored a good individual try.

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Post by The Oracle Thu 08 Apr 2021, 12:44 pm

Nick Tompkins has gone back to Sarries then. I don’t think many of us will be that sad at the news. Didn’t really do much and seems to have regressed a bit. Whether that’s a sign of poor coaching at the dragons or him being over hyped in the first place, I don’t know. But I’m inclined to think it’s the latter. Surrounded by the talent at Sarries perhaps it was easier for him to shine, but I didn’t see him standout really for the Dragons at all from memory.
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Post by mikey_dragon Thu 08 Apr 2021, 1:18 pm

Not sad at that news at all. If that frees up some money then I hope we spend it more wisely. PS as far as i know he couldn't get into the Sarries first team.

In other (sad) news, Ashton as a knee ligament injury and requires surgery.

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Post by RiscaGame Thu 08 Apr 2021, 1:26 pm

Bulking up hasn't helped Tompkins, in my opinion. I don't think his issues around defence can be blamed on us either, but there does seem to be a bit of chat on social media that he has regressed since being with us.

Awful news about Hewitt. I didn't anticipate it being that bad. I thought it would rule him out for a while, but not for the rest of the year.

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Post by Oakdene Thu 08 Apr 2021, 1:42 pm

RiscaGame wrote:Bulking up hasn't helped Tompkins, in my opinion. I don't think his issues around defence can be blamed on us either, but there does seem to be a bit of chat on social media that he has regressed since being with us.

Awful news about Hewitt. I didn't anticipate it being that bad. I thought it would rule him out for a while, but not for the rest of the year.

TBF is defensive issues were clear for all to see against Ireland in last years 6N.

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Post by RiscaGame Thu 08 Apr 2021, 2:10 pm

Yeah agree. Plus the intercept he threw against France was before us. Pesky Dragons Wink

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian Fri 09 Apr 2021, 3:35 pm

RiscaGame wrote:Bulking up hasn't helped Tompkins, in my opinion.

I remember O'Driscoll having a similar lull which coincided with him being asked to bulk up, I'm sure he's written about it. They stopped the programme, and his form returned. I'm not saying it's all down to Tompkins bulking up, or that he's in the same league as O'Driscoll, I just thought it was interesting.

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Post by RiscaGame Fri 09 Apr 2021, 6:00 pm

Think Pivac will rethink it now, to be honest. Wonder if Saracens will tell him to revert back to his “natural” weight anyway. Expect they will.

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