Exeter vs Bristol, PRC game

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Exeter vs Bristol, PRC game

Postby jimKRFC » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Bristol Bears team:

15. Tom Pincus; 14. Toby Fricker, 13. Charlie Powell, 12. Sam Bedlow, 11. Jack Bates; 10. Ian Madigan, 9. Nic Stirzaker (c); 1. Yann Thomas, 2. George Kloska, 3. Nicky Thomas, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Aly Muldowney, 6. John Hawkins, 7. James Dun, 8. Joe Batley.

Replacements: 16. Will Capon, 17. Ollie Dawe, 18. Lewis Thiede, 19. Luke Hamilton, 20. Harry Randall, 21. Ioan Lloyd, 22. Tiff Eden, 23. Tyrese Johnson-Fisher.

Pat Lam giving the youngsters a chance, pleased to see Attwood get some game time, surprised at TJF getting a run out but the lack of Morahan and CP worries me. Hopefully they are fit for the Bath game.

Exeter taking a different approach to the game:
15 Max Bodilly
14 Tom O'Flaherty
13 Ian Whitten
12 Tom Hendrickson
11 Olly Woodburn
10 Joe Simmonds
9 Jack Maunder
1 Alec Hepburn
2 Jack Yeandle (capt)
3 Harry Williams
4 Dave Dennis
5 Jonny Hill
6 Dave Ewers
7 Jacques Vermeulen
8 Sam Simmonds

16 Max Norey
17 Ben Moon
18 Marcus Sreet
19 Jannes Kirsten
20 Matt Kvesic
21 Sam Maunder
22 Gareth Steenson
23 Harvey Skinner

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Re: Exeter vs Bristol, PRC game

Postby fivepointer » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:13 pm

Exe's power game just too much for a young Bristol side. They were relentless at times with the carrying and driving of their forwards. Definitely more required in the imagination department in the backs, though.

Of the 3 young English SH's, I was most impressed with Randall who looked lively and inventive. Could be a breakthrough season if he can just get greater consistency and speed in his service. Capon put in a very good cameo and TJF is very pacy.

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Re: Exeter vs Bristol, PRC game

Postby Scrumhead » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:29 pm

Capon was good. To be fair, I think Randall made his breakthrough last season.

Exeter looked like they were playing a first choice forward pack and a mix and match set of backs. Whitten, Hill and Hendrickson are decent enough, but they definitely miss Devoto and Sladein midfield.

Bristol were playing much more of a mix and match side with few nailed on starters.

Timbo
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Re: Exeter vs Bristol, PRC game

Postby Timbo » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:14 pm

Johnny Hill’s try was something. Since he’s got rid of that ridiculous blonde mop I’ve started taking him seriously.

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Re: Exeter vs Bristol, PRC game

Postby Epaminondas Pules » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:05 pm

Ioan Lloyd looked very good. He’s seriously talented!!


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