Glos v Exe Friday

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Puja » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:32 pm

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Digby wrote:But that's more running


Not the way Basta does it, I suspect. Comparing his corpulent performances for RUNY so far with the svelte and professional 38 year old Nonu in San Diego is embarrassing.

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Ideally you'd move for both, but in theory it's easier at 12 providing you don't blitz and don't even push hard on the drift. Where does he go at 8, the blindside?


I'll let you know this weekend.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Peej » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:05 pm

Is MLR on British tv? Or are you streaming it online? I admit my interest is piqued by some of the bigger names going over there

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Mellsblue » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:10 pm

Peej wrote:Is MLR on British tv? Or are you streaming it online? I admit my interest is piqued by some of the bigger names going over there

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Puja » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:20 pm

Peej wrote:Is MLR on British tv? Or are you streaming it online? I admit my interest is piqued by some of the bigger names going over there


If you search for Major League Rugby on Facebook and go to the All Videos tab, there's links of all upcoming and past matches. Some of them are at forbidding times in the morning, but you can watch them after the match has finished. Alternatively, there's (very brief) highlights on YouTube.

Best teams to watch are San Diego, NOLA, Houston, Toronto, and Seattle. RUNY (New York) would be to see what Basta and Foden are up to.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Peej » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:21 pm

Cheers - I'm about to be spending hours up in the middle of the night with a new-born so anything I can watch to keep myself awake is welcome!

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Mellsblue » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:25 pm

Peej wrote:Cheers - I'm about to be spending hours up in the middle of the night with a new-born so anything I can watch to keep myself awake is welcome!

Ha! I remember doing similar with Mitre Cup rugby.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Puja » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:09 pm

Peej wrote:Cheers - I'm about to be spending hours up in the middle of the night with a new-born so anything I can watch to keep myself awake is welcome!


Congratulations! And good luck!

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Big D » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:52 pm

Scrumhead wrote:I’m surprised to see Hogg starting for Exeter.


I read somewhere that he asked to play. May be BS though.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Gloskarlos » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:38 pm

Typical Glos mistakes

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Digby » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:39 pm

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Scrumhead wrote:I’m surprised to see Hogg starting for Exeter.


I read somewhere that he asked to play. May be BS though.


The players are nearly always quoted saying as much, doesn't mean they should be allowed

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Puja » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:21 pm

Loved the Hogg grounding for his try! That should be what you do every time unless you need to stretch for a grounding - a try is too important to risk with showboating.

Didn't think the LRZ try should have stood. Clearly left his hand and went forward - doesn't matter if his arm then grounds it, you can only regather a ball lost forward by catching it, not grounding it, so it's a knock forward. Ref was very poor tonight, relying on the TMO to make a lot of in-play decisions for him and overruling her on the try where she was actually the one who was right.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Gloskarlos » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:53 pm

I didn’t see any clear separation from hand/arm before grounding. It left his hand but on the replays to me there was some part of his arm in contact throughout. Not that it made any difference. CMK did alright, he missed a few key decisions, Whites slap back he penalised Glos for was painful, and he allowed Exeter to slow ball down regularly, but he wasn’t terrible. Glos masters of their own demise as per usual.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby twitchy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:50 am

I didn't think it was a try either but a strong come back from glos.

Hogg's try (and link up with simmonds) was fantastic. He is gold dust. I was thinking "why is hogg playing" when I saw the team line up. That is exactly why. I hope he smashes it next weekend for scotland.

Also massive shout out to steenson. Just slotting those points. Second highest point scorer in the prem. Top guy.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Digby » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:19 am

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby fivepointer » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:44 am

I'd have given LRZ's try. Seemed to have enough contact with the ball throughout.
Overall Exe the better side, making the most of some brainless Glos penalties and scoring an outstanding try through Hogg. Simmonds pace and handling really to the fore emphasising what value he can bring to a team. His defence was excellent too.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Digby » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:38 pm

Puja wrote:
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Not the way Basta does it, I suspect. Comparing his corpulent performances for RUNY so far with the svelte and professional 38 year old Nonu in San Diego is embarrassing.

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Ideally you'd move for both, but in theory it's easier at 12 providing you don't blitz and don't even push hard on the drift. Where does he go at 8, the blindside?


I'll let you know this weekend.

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And?

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Puja » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:41 pm

Digby wrote:
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Ideally you'd move for both, but in theory it's easier at 12 providing you don't blitz and don't even push hard on the drift. Where does he go at 8, the blindside?


I'll let you know this weekend.

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And?


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Puja wrote:It'll surprise no-one to learn that Bastareaud did not look dynamic and athletic as a number 8. Frankly, he looks a waste of whatever money he is being paid.

Compare and contrast to Nonu, who is 38, still as fit as a butcher's dog, and who is having a massive influence on all the players around him. Or to Mtawarira, who stepped off a flight from a different continent on Thursday, and then played 70 minutes on the Saturday, anchoring what had previously been a very ropey scrum and providing the platform for a famous victory over the reigning champions in Old Glory's first ever home match - and then stayed for hours signing autographs afterwards. Both of them are absolute credits to the sport - Bastareaud currently is an embarrassment and needs to buck up his ideas.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Digby » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:00 pm

But where did he go/stand?

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Puja » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:42 pm

Digby wrote:But where did he go/stand?


He packed down at 8 and waddled somewhat ineffectively off the scrum in defence. Watching him pick and go in attack was like watching slow-motion.

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Re: Glos v Exe Friday

Postby Digby » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:01 pm

I wonder why they think he would be good at 8, his positive work tends to come from going into contact at pace, not driving from a standing start. He's pretty decent over the ball I suppose, if he can get into position to be over the ball


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