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Ireland v Scotland: Saturday 19th March @ 1645.

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Post by Highland Shaun Mon 14 Mar 2022, 3:34 am

First topic message reminder :

I thought I'd be the one to start the match thread this week seeing as I haven't started one in a while and I'm trying to contribute to the forum more I'm future Wink.

Before this test, there is a massive Scottish Derby in the URC which I'm definitely going to watch, let's hope these pesky train drivers aren't causing mischief again lol.

Regarding Saturday, everyone knows we will need to be MUCH BETTER than we have been this tournament to have any chance so hopefully Stuart and Gregor are rallying the troops all week in training etc.

I keep saying this as its true but, our rough record HAS to come to an end one day so why can't this weekend be that day just as last year were the days our rotten record was finally broken at Twickenham and Stade Francais.

As for the team I'd go:

Schoeman
Turner
Z. Fagerson
Gray
Gilchrist
Darge
Watson
M. Fagerson
Price
Hastings
Graham
Johnson (though GT won't drop Harris as he's our best defender)
Bennett
Kinghorn
Hogg

I am struggling to pick the bench so I'll let you guys help me out there, I would put Harris there but that means dropping Steyn completely and expecting BK to go the full 80mins. The other thing I'm struggling with is, do I put in Nel or Dell and Christie or Bayliss because my plan was to go with the 5:3 split.

Anyway, I'm expecting a good, tight and open game , hopefully with less errors from both than we saw from the round 4 matches.

My prediction: Ever the optimist and bearing in mind my original point regarding hoodoos eventually being broken, I say Scotland by 2, coming from behind Very Happy.

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 4:54 pm

Gone how i said we should play - lots of variety, don't let them settle

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 4:56 pm

So far so good for Kinghorn

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 4:57 pm

BigGee wrote:So far so good for Kinghorn

He's just kept it simple, not forcing anything

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 4:58 pm

Well cleared Hoggy

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm

Great kick from Sexton, here comes tye first try

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm

We were lucky there

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:07 pm

Steyn is not an international class winger

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:13 pm

RDW wrote:Steyn is not an international class winger

I expect BK will go to the wing in the second half

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:13 pm

Again our issue is not managing to sustain pressure and giving Ireland easy outs

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:15 pm

BigGee wrote:
RDW wrote:Steyn is not an international class winger

I expect BK will go to the wing in the second half

If it's going well insay keep him on! Show Finn a lesson

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:17 pm

Men against boys really!

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Post by NeilyBroon Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:18 pm

Looks like my prediction isn't far off so far.

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:25 pm

Schoooooooooe

He's been collosal so far

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:25 pm

Well we needed that try, game was going rapidly away from us

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Post by majesticimperialman Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:26 pm

Nice try by Scotland. game on.

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Post by tigertattie Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:26 pm

Double movement
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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:27 pm

That's a try

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Post by tigertattie Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:27 pm

Wayne says try. TMO trying his best not to give it
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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:27 pm

TMO really didn't want to give that!

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:27 pm

Who is this TMO?

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Post by Geordie Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:28 pm

TMO didn't want to give that

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:28 pm

Well he has had a decent game so far, but BK is no kicker

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:30 pm

Very well done Gilchrist in the maul

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Post by tigertattie Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:31 pm

Thank goodness GG is there to sweep up after ickkle Jonny’s mess
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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:33 pm

Not been too bad a half and I'll take that scoreline. We've really got to lift it though if we're going to stand a chance.

And keep the pressure up when we have the ball!

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:57 pm

Kinghorn not exactly running things from 10 - he's just shipping it on

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:57 pm

Pass it Hogg!!!!!

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:57 pm

I just get fed up with Hoggy sometimes!

How many times is that

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Post by Geordie Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:58 pm

That's truly shocking by Hogg

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:58 pm

That's a yellow at worse I reckon.

Again TMO wants a red and him banned 16 weeks

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:59 pm

I am not sure there is a lot wrong with that

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 5:59 pm

Makes the Hogg miss even worse now

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Post by NeilyBroon Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:00 pm

TMO is desperate to penalise Scotland. Thank god it's Barnes in charge

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Post by Geordie Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:00 pm

Wayne and the TMO are not getting along....

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Post by Duty281 Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:01 pm

Love Wayne Barnes. He and Owens were/are the last referees using common sense, against the nonsense of overzealous TMOs.

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:02 pm

Penalties!!!!!

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Post by tigertattie Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:03 pm

Hogg. Unforgivable
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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:03 pm

Ireland haven't actually been very good this game - things just haven't clocked.

It's been a chance this game and we're just giving away tooant penalties and mistakes.

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:06 pm

Hogg’s 2nd piece of unforgivable stupidity this week in not making that pass. So so dumb

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Post by Exiledinborders Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:07 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Wayne and the TMO are not getting along....
Barnes was annoyed because the TMO was making things up. He said there was separation when clearly there was not.

TMOs should keep out of the game unless called upon by the ref or there is CLEAR foul play.

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:08 pm

Will Finn come on?

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Post by Exiledinborders Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:09 pm

TheMildlyFranticLlama wrote:Hogg’s 2nd piece of unforgivable stupidity this week in not making that pass. So so dumb
It is that sort of decision making that got him dropped by Exeter for the bigger games last season.

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Post by Tramptastic Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:10 pm

Hogg just isn't there this season. Missing a 3v1 at this level is unforgivable

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Post by Exiledinborders Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:11 pm

RDW wrote:Will Finn come on?
They need to get him out of the bar.

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Post by NeilyBroon Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:11 pm

I don't think Finn will make a difference. Another dire display.

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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:14 pm

Gibson-Park must be the best B&I SH at the moment, he has had another great game

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Post by tigertattie Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:17 pm

Why have they taken GG off and left gray on???
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Post by BigGee Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:18 pm

tigertattie wrote:Why have they taken GG off and left gray on???

GG looked battered to be fair

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Post by RDW Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:23 pm

Finn at 12!

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Post by NeilyBroon Sat 19 Mar 2022, 6:24 pm

Watch out. World class 10 is now world class 13

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