Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

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Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Raggs » Fri May 07, 2021 12:07 pm

Wasps going for the big centre pairing:

15 Rob Miller (121)
14 Zach Kibirige (44)
13 Paolo Odogwu (20)
12 Malakai Fekitoa (34)
11 Josh Bassett (145)
10 Jacob Umaga (45)
9 Dan Robson (132)
1 Tom West (50)
2 Tommy Taylor (88)
3 Kieran Brookes (56)
4 Will Rowlands (108)
5 James Gaskell (136)
6 Brad Shields (c) (48)
7 Thomas Young (136)
8 Tom Willis (37)


Replacements
16 Gabriel Oghre (41)
17 Simon McIntyre (179)
18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen (40)
19 Tim Cardall (26)
20 Ben Morris (41)
21 Will Porter (30)
22 Charlie Atkinson (11)
23 Michael Le Bourgeois (55)



Harlequins Starting XV
1. Joe Marler (219)
2. Scott Baldwin (36)
3. Wilco Louw (22)
4. Matt Symons (57)
5. Stephan Lewies (29) - Captain
6. Tom Lawday (33)
7. Jack Kenningham (7)
8. Alex Dombrandt (70)
9. Danny Care (300)
10. Marcus Smith (104)
11. Cadan Murley (45)
12. Luke Northmore (22)
13. Joe Marchant (106)
14. Tyrone Green (15)
15. Mike Brown (350)

Impact Players
16. Joe Gray (167)
17. Santiagio Garcia Botta (32)
18. Will Collier (182)
19. Dino Lamb (41)
20. Archie White (40)
21. Martin Landajo (30)
22. James Lang (78)
23. Paul Lasike (30)


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Definitely a case of "Your man! And again!" in the centres from Wasps. Though Lasike and Lang could balance that out if they come on at 12 and 13!.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Banquo » Fri May 07, 2021 12:20 pm

should be a cracker, midfield fascinating. Fekitoa has looked a bit off the pace to me.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Peej » Fri May 07, 2021 12:53 pm

Fekitoa has just been trying too hard the past few weeks. That centre partnership will be abrasive. But if Wasps can get Odogwu on an outside arc it will play havoc with a defence given the amount of pace in the back three.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Scrumhead » Fri May 07, 2021 4:37 pm

Marchant is a top class defender so I’m less worried about the outside arc. Northmore has been great for us this season but is definitely better at 13, so I’m more concerned about him getting a bit caught our defensively at 12.

Lewies being back is a big boost for us, but losing Evans and Esterhuizen for the run in is going to hurt.

Hard to call, but I can see Wasps turning us over.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Banquo » Fri May 07, 2021 4:56 pm

Peej wrote:Fekitoa has just been trying too hard the past few weeks. That centre partnership will be abrasive. But if Wasps can get Odogwu on an outside arc it will play havoc with a defence given the amount of pace in the back three.

He's looked out of form tbh, I'm a big fan too.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Mikey Brown » Sun May 09, 2021 3:31 pm

I'm so sick of these stupid fucking "intentional knock on" decisions.

Ominous for Quins though. Wasps look fired up.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Raggs » Sun May 09, 2021 3:36 pm

Barnes trying to make up for the previous knock on decision? Never seen someone get the yellow card despite the try being scored.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby twitchy » Sun May 09, 2021 3:52 pm

Really fun game.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Mikey Brown » Sun May 09, 2021 3:55 pm

Yep. Incredibly loose though. Healey in rugby mode rather than banter mode is nice too.

Really like Kenningham. His clearout work is great. Care is absolutely all over the place today, and not in a good way.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Mikey Brown » Sun May 09, 2021 3:58 pm

Why does Umaga want to run it from his 22 in the 41st minute and 2 points ahead?

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Raggs » Sun May 09, 2021 4:02 pm

Mikey Brown wrote:Why does Umaga want to run it from his 22 in the 41st minute and 2 points ahead?


Because he saw an opportunity? I really don't have an issue with him going for it, just wish he'd been more aware of the guy behind him, he'll keep learning.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Mikey Brown » Sun May 09, 2021 4:05 pm

Well, yeah. I guess he thought Green was just sprinting off in to the tunnel.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Raggs » Sun May 09, 2021 4:09 pm

Mikey Brown wrote:Well, yeah. I guess he thought Green was just sprinting off in to the tunnel.


He'd stepped him, and clearly thought he had him for pace. In fairness, it was a real clip of the heel tap tackle, another couple of inches and he's clear.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Oakboy » Sun May 09, 2021 4:12 pm

Raggs wrote:Barnes trying to make up for the previous knock on decision? Never seen someone get the yellow card despite the try being scored.


Do you not agree with it, though?

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Raggs » Sun May 09, 2021 4:13 pm

Oakboy wrote:
Raggs wrote:Barnes trying to make up for the previous knock on decision? Never seen someone get the yellow card despite the try being scored.


Do you not agree with it, though?


Not sure how I feel. If he'd have blown the whistle immediately, it'd have been a pen try and yellow I guess. If it becomes the norm, no problem, but if not, it just seems a bit out there.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Mikey Brown » Sun May 09, 2021 4:15 pm

More of the same this half then.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Mikey Brown » Sun May 09, 2021 4:20 pm

Oh... shit.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Raggs » Sun May 09, 2021 4:23 pm

Accidentally trying to get him on the chest, and then really accidentally getting it wrong?

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Mellsblue » Sun May 09, 2021 5:05 pm

I remember the days when analysts/co-commentators didn’t do so for the teams they played for. Dallaglio reminds me why it was a good idea.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Mellsblue » Sun May 09, 2021 5:08 pm

Healey’s gibberish reminds me why he shouldn’t co-commentate on any match.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Mikey Brown » Sun May 09, 2021 5:13 pm

What a ridiculous game.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby twitchy » Sun May 09, 2021 5:18 pm

Amazing game. :) I love summer rugby.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Magic_sponge » Sun May 09, 2021 5:28 pm

Amazing game. Smith getting all the praise (which I don't begrudge!), but I thought a few others put in some big performances, notably Marchant. I think kenningham also impressed, and in lots of other games would have got the man of the match with that performance.

Wasps...they have just been the kings of giving games away this season. Beginning of the season I would have been really surprised that they wouldn't reach the playoffs, but what a fall.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby fivepointer » Sun May 09, 2021 5:33 pm

Great game for the neutral.
Smith was outstanding. Robson likewise for Wasps who really should have sown that game up. Quins deserve credit for the way they kept in the game and effectively nicked it at the end.
Liked the work of Kenningham.
Dallaglio's one eyed biased commentary was an embarrassment. He was excruciatingly bad.

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Re: Quins v Wasps Sun 3pm

Postby Oakboy » Sun May 09, 2021 5:40 pm

fivepointer wrote:Great game for the neutral.
Smith was outstanding. Robson likewise for Wasps who really should have sown that game up. Quins deserve credit for the way they kept in the game and effectively nicked it at the end.
Liked the work of Kenningham.
Dallaglio's one eyed biased commentary was an embarrassment. He was excruciatingly bad.



I agree with every word of that.

Overall though, as a fan of several sports, I think the minute-to-minute of that was exceptional. As pure entertainment, it left club football and international rugby way behind. I also think that Wayne Barnes is a gifted referee. We won't agree with him 100% (on forward passes and several other issues) but it is no coincidence that the best matches have the best refs.


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