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by Puja
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: English Board
Topic: Transfer news, fake news, baseless speculation, and various levels of truthiness - Season 2019/20
Replies: 2070
Views: 239396

Re: Transfer news, fake news, baseless speculation, and various levels of truthiness - Season 2019/20

TRP and RugbyInsideLine suggesting Bristol are favourites to sign Tom Hardwick from Tiggers - is he any good? Also, Darren Dawidiuk is training with Bristol, not sure if he's just there as cover or if he's signed up. Not hugely. I mean, he's been rated for many a year coming through the age groups,...
by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: London Irish Vs Leicester Tigers - Sunday Afternoon
Replies: 32
Views: 522

Re: London Irish Vs Leicester Tigers - Sunday Afternoon

We are missing Genge, Mamukashvilli, Youngs, Ford, Nadolo and Murimurivalu at present. Hopefully that will be key. Bower, Clare, Bonilla, and Van Wyk were massive factors in our loss today. While I have faith that Bonilla and Van Wyk are better than they showed today, I can't say the same about Bow...
by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: London Irish Vs Leicester Tigers - Sunday Afternoon
Replies: 32
Views: 522

Re: London Irish Vs Leicester Tigers - Sunday Afternoon

Bonilla continuing to impress. Two missed touches from penalties and a scuffed kickoff.

I can't believe we're this far down given the number of penalties we've been given.

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by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: London Irish Vs Leicester Tigers - Sunday Afternoon
Replies: 32
Views: 522

Re: London Irish Vs Leicester Tigers - Sunday Afternoon

Bonilla's had a good start. Passes to nobody to give away great attacking ball, then chases back to cover the kick through and fumbles forwards to Irish under no pressure at all.

Puja
by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: London Irish Vs Leicester Tigers - Sunday Afternoon
Replies: 32
Views: 522

Re: London Irish Vs Leicester Tigers - Sunday Afternoon

We spent 30-odd minutes of that half actively avoiding participating in a rugby match. When we decided to do something other than kicking practice, we looked quite decent. I don't get the fad for giving the ball away. If you have a defence and a back row as superb as England's are, then it's a viabl...
by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Le Crunch
Replies: 30
Views: 551

Re: Le Crunch

switchskier wrote:Do France get to select their first choice side? They beat Italy with the B team because of the agreement with the FRU.


I believe they do, cause they had their Bs against Italy and had the bye against Fiji.

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by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Squad for Wales
Replies: 415
Views: 6644

Re: Squad for Wales

No- it was absolutely fine, even by your definition of reckless:) I was waiting for that! Mind, there was absolutely no reason why he couldn't've gone lower - wasn't like he didn't have time to set himself and pick his spot. In fact, it would've been a more devastating contact if he had hit him in ...
by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: English Board
Topic: Squad for Wales
Replies: 415
Views: 6644

Re: Squad for Wales

Looks pretty damning from the footage i've seen. Genge could be in a heap of trouble. I'm hoping that the footage isn't conclusive enough for the citing team to find their minerals. Leicester desperately need him back. The Welsh board also seem convinced that Daly's tackle on Adams was a horrific a...
by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: English Board
Topic: Squad for Wales
Replies: 415
Views: 6644

Re: Squad for Wales

The interplay between the props and the back rowers on and over the gainline was great to see though. If we could marry that to some penetration in midfield and the strike runners we have in the back 3, you can start to believe that the battering we gave the ABs in the semi final actually happened ...
by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: English Board
Topic: Squad for Wales
Replies: 415
Views: 6644

Re: Squad for Wales

Looks pretty damning from the footage i've seen. Genge could be in a heap of trouble. I'm hoping that the footage isn't conclusive enough for the citing team to find their minerals. Leicester desperately need him back. The Welsh board also seem convinced that Daly's tackle on Adams was a horrific a...
by Puja
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Other sports
Topic: Boxing
Replies: 733
Views: 119709

Re: Boxing

Massive disappointment from Dubois tonight. Joyce had peppered his left eye with jabs, causing it to shut and Dubois took a fairly innocuous shot, stepped back, took a knee and then stayed down while he was counted out. It was bizarre as much as anythng else - he was leading on the judge's scorecard...
by Puja
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: The Rugby Magazine Fantasy partners with Restart Rugby
Replies: 64
Views: 951

Re: The Rugby Magazine Fantasy partners with Restart Rugby

Nope, I had Barbeary, who scored a very handy 43 points! Feeling smug about picking the right captain this week.

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by Puja
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Squad for Wales
Replies: 415
Views: 6644

Re: Squad for Wales

Scrumhead wrote:My god. How have we allowed to let Wales score 13 points. Every single one of them a gift.


Six of them were achieved by Wales putting a high ball up on Daly and watching him singularly fail to deal with it. No idea why they stopped doing that.

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by Puja
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Squad for Wales
Replies: 415
Views: 6644

Re: Squad for Wales

Poite is giving some comedy decisions today. How was that a Welsh scrum? England in possession, ball coming very slowly out, if it's any decision at all, it's an England scrum. All's well that ends well though. We've had worse halves, but not by a great distance. At least we stopped autokicking aft...
by Puja
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Squad for Wales
Replies: 415
Views: 6644

Re: Squad for Wales

Poite is giving some comedy decisions today. How was that a Welsh scrum? England in possession, ball coming very slowly out, if it's any decision at all, it's an England scrum. All's well that ends well though. We've had worse halves, but not by a great distance. At least we stopped autokicking afte...
by Puja
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Squad for Wales
Replies: 415
Views: 6644

Re: Squad for Wales

I don't know how Poite is saying that is clearly Wales 3 going down. That looked like Mako having his legs too far back to me. I think we are getting the rub of the green from the ref.

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by Puja
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Squad for Wales
Replies: 415
Views: 6644

Re: Squad for Wales

Ford needed to take the tackle there. The ref gave the penalty the wrong way. 6 was hands before getting anywhere near the ball. Blatant. Halfpenny doesn't get anywhere near the ball the before an England defender is involved and hence ruck is formed. Shocking decision really. Welsh defence initial...
by Puja
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: RedTigerLily's Welsh Rugby Board
Topic: Team for England
Replies: 104
Views: 1339

Re: Team for England

I agree there are some seeming personnel issues with the plan to tackle high, I just think it's a clear shift and can only imagine it is (or has been) part of the plan. And Davies is hit and miss on his rush, he's by no means a master of the art, he's more an Owen Farrell of the art. If you do thro...
by Puja
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Newcastle vs Sale - Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 622

Re: Newcastle vs Sale - Friday evening

I'm not exactly sure why, probably because of how often they've beaten Wasps, but it makes my heart a little bit happy when Sale lose. Diamond. It’s Diamond. I also cheer for anyone but sale. I was torn. I'm not confident enough about Leicester to be cheering on our relegation rivals, but I also do...
by Puja
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Premiership Predictions Thread 2020-202?
Replies: 21
Views: 716

Re: Premiership Predictions Thread 2020-202?

Puja wrote:Premiership Winner:
Sale


You're not alone, Which.

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by Puja
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Newcastle vs Sale - Friday evening
Replies: 26
Views: 622

Re: Newcastle vs Sale - Friday evening

The Newcastle Sale games in the north east have been some of the worst matches I've ever seen over the last few years. 2019: 22-17 at St James’ Park in a bloody good game with Newcastle scrapping for their Prem lives 2018: 35-30 in a game including Sale coming back from 25-0, a last minute winning ...
by Puja
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Northampton vs Quins - Sat 2pm
Replies: 24
Views: 727

Re: Northampton vs Quins - Sat 2pm

Remember though that they were one of the top teams in the first half of the 19/20 season - they fell away very hard after the lockdown, but they were fourth before the season turned into a three games per week rotatathon.

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by Puja
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Glaws vs Wasps (or Barbeary's second start, as it's otherwise known)
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Glaws vs Wasps (or Barbeary's second start, as it's otherwise known)

All aboard the hype train! Gloucester: Woodward; Thorley, Twelvetrees, Atkinson, Seabrook; Evans, Simpson; Rapava-Ruskin, Singleton, Stanley, Slater, Garvey, Clarke, Reid, Ackermann Replacements: Hanson, Ford-Robinson, Knight, Craig, Gibson, Flinn, Trinder, Moyle Wasps: Sopoaga; Kibirige, De Jongh, ...
by Puja
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Exeter vs Bath - Sat 5.30pm
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Exeter vs Bath - Sat 5.30pm

Exeter: Cordero; O'Flaherty, Whitten, Devoto, Woodburn; J Simmonds, Maunder, Moon, Yeandle (capt), Williams, Armand, Skinner, Ewers, Kirsten, S Simmonds Replacements: Innard, Hepburn, Street, Witty, Capstick, Hidalgo-Clyne, Walsh, Hendrickson Bath: de Glanville; McConnochie, Redpath, Matavesi, Cokan...
by Puja
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Northampton vs Quins - Sat 2pm
Replies: 24
Views: 727

Re: Northampton vs Quins - Sat 2pm

Two starts in a row for Mallinder!

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