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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:07 am 
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Good interview with Thomas Gordon here :D : https://www.rugbypass.com/news/i-though ... -this-game

Sounds like the kind of guy you'd want to go for a few pints with.


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From the new to the old:

Tim Visser has retired.

Great winger. And that's how far my praise goes.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:31 pm 
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From the new to the old:

Tim Visser has retired.

Great winger. And that's how far my praise goes.


Decent finisher.

That's me done.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:13 pm 
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Match preview for Glasgow v Ulster:

https://wp.me/p68WtH-8dp

Stronger Ulster squad than the one which lost in Round 19 at Scotstoun - but equally the Glasgow 23 is better than the one from that night and their form has also been on the up since then. Going to be an exciting evening!


Does anyone know the deal with Premier Sports, can you get a day pass to watch this?


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:24 pm 
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slick wrote:
topofthemoon wrote:
Match preview for Glasgow v Ulster:

https://wp.me/p68WtH-8dp

Stronger Ulster squad than the one which lost in Round 19 at Scotstoun - but equally the Glasgow 23 is better than the one from that night and their form has also been on the up since then. Going to be an exciting evening!


Does anyone know the deal with Premier Sports, can you get a day pass to watch this?


My friend says he doesn’t know since he uses the Nord/RugbyPass combo to access all rugby of any note.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:46 pm 
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slick wrote:
topofthemoon wrote:
Match preview for Glasgow v Ulster:

https://wp.me/p68WtH-8dp

Stronger Ulster squad than the one which lost in Round 19 at Scotstoun - but equally the Glasgow 23 is better than the one from that night and their form has also been on the up since then. Going to be an exciting evening!


Does anyone know the deal with Premier Sports, can you get a day pass to watch this?

If it's the online Premier Player you're after and you've not had one of their offers before then they're currently doing a first month free offer with promo code FIRSTMONTHFREE. Renews month to month at £9.99 after that. As long as you cancel at least 5 days before the first paid month's subscription is taken it won't cost you anything.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:47 pm 
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Going to be a long night for Ulster.


Also, Scotland summer fixtures are going to be on premier sports


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:41 pm 
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Sorry for interrupting, but I’ve just said young Hastings will be a lion test player, any thoughts on that? At the start of the season he looked a bit ropey, but he’s had a bloody good season and if he keeps progressing at the same rate he could easily make the squad next time round.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:50 pm 
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Sorry for interrupting, but I’ve just said young Hastings will be a lion test player, any thoughts on that? At the start of the season he looked a bit ropey, but he’s had a bloody good season and if he keeps progressing at the same rate he could easily make the squad next time round.


He's really improving and is probably better than any of thought. I guess if he keeps working hard then after the world cup when it's not so serious he can get some time ahead of Russell for Scotland and from there maybe the Lions if he excels.

He is very good, his goal kicking has gone from a concern to dead eyed.


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I like haggis wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Sorry for interrupting, but I’ve just said young Hastings will be a lion test player, any thoughts on that? At the start of the season he looked a bit ropey, but he’s had a bloody good season and if he keeps progressing at the same rate he could easily make the squad next time round.


He's really improving and is probably better than any of thought. I guess if he keeps working hard then after the world cup when it's not so serious he can get some time ahead of Russell for Scotland and from there maybe the Lions if he excels.

He is very good, his goal kicking has gone from a concern to dead eyed.


Looking at the 10’s that will be around in 2 years, I think he could be in pole position.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:01 pm 
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
I like haggis wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Sorry for interrupting, but I’ve just said young Hastings will be a lion test player, any thoughts on that? At the start of the season he looked a bit ropey, but he’s had a bloody good season and if he keeps progressing at the same rate he could easily make the squad next time round.


He's really improving and is probably better than any of thought. I guess if he keeps working hard then after the world cup when it's not so serious he can get some time ahead of Russell for Scotland and from there maybe the Lions if he excels.

He is very good, his goal kicking has gone from a concern to dead eyed.


Looking at the 10’s that will be around in 2 years, I think he could be in pole position.


You'd think Farrell is first pick, it's if he can get past Russell first and then as Gatland is coach is Scotland win away apparently.


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So... Glasgow v Leinster then. What do we expect? Leinster are literally the only team I wouldn’t be confident of Glasgow beating, but I think a home crowd will see them through.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 3:52 pm 
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Owens to ref. Should give both teams a bit of freedom at the breakdown to break every law in the game but they should at least all be well-versed in how he refs a game.

Leinster will want to make it a structured, forward-dominated game and do a Sarries to Glasgow. However, I think the Glasgow pack have shed the last remnants of fanny from their approach following the Sarries lesson and will not allow that to happen again. Not sure Leinster will have enough in the backs if the game does then go helter-skelter.

In all, 55/45 game in Glasgow's favour. :thumbup:


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Doc Rob wrote:
So... Glasgow v Leinster then. What do we expect? Leinster are literally the only team I wouldn’t be confident of Glasgow beating, but I think a home crowd will see them through.


Leinster have had another week to get over any hangover from the Sarries game and I think we are more likely to see a bigger performance from them. Particularly as they are pretty experienced in big games and it is the biggest test of the Glasgow tight 5 will have faced since their own euro game against Sarries.

If the game was last week I would have said Glasgow were favourites but now I think they are very marginal favourites.


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Glasgow are playing the game at a speed which no other team in the league can cope with, if it's dry I can see a handy Glasgow win.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:44 pm 
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Early odds:

Glasgow 7/4
Leinster 8/13


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:52 pm 
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Glasgow are playing the game at a speed which no other team in the league can cope with, if it's dry I can see a handy Glasgow win.


Sarries could and they're probably the team closest to Leinster stylistically.

Glasgow have to avoid the arm wrestle at all costs.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:39 pm 
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Big D wrote:
Doc Rob wrote:
So... Glasgow v Leinster then. What do we expect? Leinster are literally the only team I wouldn’t be confident of Glasgow beating, but I think a home crowd will see them through.


Leinster have had another week to get over any hangover from the Sarries game and I think we are more likely to see a bigger performance from them. Particularly as they are pretty experienced in big games and it is the biggest test of the Glasgow tight 5 will have faced since their own euro game against Sarries.

If the game was last week I would have said Glasgow were favourites but now I think they are very marginal favourites.


Small issue of playing Munster in between and having to travel.
I hate getting confident, but home city and Hogg’s Last game, like Kellock’s there is Loren than a good chance.
Cullen and his comments are a team talk for an already unified team.


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Thoughts on the Pro final: Glasgow seem to be the more in form team but can a Leinster defence be as easily unpicked as Ulster's was on Saturday? I doubt it. In saying that, a repeat of the Ulster performance and it'd be difficult to see who could live with them, my only fear is that it becomes a Glasgow-Sarries mark 2 with a heavy forward-orientated match. However, on balance, I reckon Glasgow should win with the home factor.


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frillage wrote:
Big D wrote:
Doc Rob wrote:
So... Glasgow v Leinster then. What do we expect? Leinster are literally the only team I wouldn’t be confident of Glasgow beating, but I think a home crowd will see them through.


Leinster have had another week to get over any hangover from the Sarries game and I think we are more likely to see a bigger performance from them. Particularly as they are pretty experienced in big games and it is the biggest test of the Glasgow tight 5 will have faced since their own euro game against Sarries.

If the game was last week I would have said Glasgow were favourites but now I think they are very marginal favourites.


Small issue of playing Munster in between and having to travel.
I hate getting confident, but home city and Hogg’s Last game, like Kellock’s there is Loren than a good chance.
Cullen and his comments are a team talk for an already unified team.


Talking mental hangover rather than physical. Losing their biggest game of the season may, only may, have had an effect on them throughout the last week. Last week would have been part getting over the weekend before and preparing for Munster. This week will be all eyes on the prize. It isn't a long flight from Dublin so travel issues should be negligible for a team that will be more than used to travelling away for big games and winning.


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Delighted with Glasgow's semi performance. Superb.

Now can they raise their game again v Leinster? I think so. I think they'll score a try or two at least (they'll need to). Won't be a repeat of the recent RDS game though, will be tighter and lower scoring. Second do they have the mental capacity to deal with a team that will keep coming at them til the 90th minute. They've shown enough to suggest they do but will need to learn from the Sarries game to get them the win.

Looking forward to it immensely :)

PS think Rennie deserves a lot of credit for the way he's got the team ticking over this year. First year was always going to be tough but this year has seen a big improvement.


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PS think Rennie deserves a lot of credit for the way he's got the team ticking over this year. First year was always going to be tough but this year has seen a big improvement.

Yeah, been a bit sceptical in the past but Rennie has definitely proved himself.


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Matawalu, Mata and of course Big Leone the honorary Scot included in Fiji's pre-RWC training group. Matawalu listed with the halfbacks.


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Bit more buildup - playoff memories from the last time Glasgow were in the final. A rather good day in Belfast a little under 4 years ago...

https://wp.me/p68WtH-2yH

I think this one definitely qualifies as a long read so grab your favourite hot (or cold!) beverage and settle in for some happy memories of the greatest day in the club's history.

Cheers to frillage for proof-reading and editorial support!


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clydecloggie wrote:
Matawalu, Mata and of course Big Leone the honorary Scot included in Fiji's pre-RWC training group. Matawalu listed with the halfbacks.


Also Eroni Sau, new Edinburgh signing.


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topofthemoon wrote:
Bit more buildup - playoff memories from the last time Glasgow were in the final. A rather good day in Belfast a little under 4 years ago...

https://wp.me/p68WtH-2yH

I think this one definitely qualifies as a long read so grab your favourite hot (or cold!) beverage and settle in for some happy memories of the greatest day in the club's history.

Cheers to frillage for proof-reading and editorial support!


Great read.

A cheeky bottle of buckie always makes an appearance; I find these days it's overwhelming drank by middle class folk as an act of self deprecation. :lol:


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Caley_Red wrote:
topofthemoon wrote:
Bit more buildup - playoff memories from the last time Glasgow were in the final. A rather good day in Belfast a little under 4 years ago...

https://wp.me/p68WtH-2yH

I think this one definitely qualifies as a long read so grab your favourite hot (or cold!) beverage and settle in for some happy memories of the greatest day in the club's history.

Cheers to frillage for proof-reading and editorial support!


Great read.

A cheeky bottle of buckie always makes an appearance; I find these days it's overwhelming drank by middle class folk as an act of self deprecation. :lol:


For all it’s association as wreck the hoose juice it is a decent product.
Blind taste it and people never pick it. Makes a decent daiquiri, really good negroni and as a flip it is actually exceptional.


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frillage wrote:
Caley_Red wrote:
topofthemoon wrote:
Bit more buildup - playoff memories from the last time Glasgow were in the final. A rather good day in Belfast a little under 4 years ago...

https://wp.me/p68WtH-2yH

I think this one definitely qualifies as a long read so grab your favourite hot (or cold!) beverage and settle in for some happy memories of the greatest day in the club's history.

Cheers to frillage for proof-reading and editorial support!


Great read.

A cheeky bottle of buckie always makes an appearance; I find these days it's overwhelming drank by middle class folk as an act of self deprecation. :lol:


For all it’s association as wreck the hoose juice it is a decent product.
Blind taste it and people never pick it. Makes a decent daiquiri, really good negroni and as a flip it is actually exceptional.


Spoken like a true buckie connoisseur :lol:

I was back in Scotland 6 weeks ago on holiday and the buckie was produced at a golf outing; a 3 putt or more or driving OB and it was a hefty down. The back 9 became pretty grim given the state of the early season greens!


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What's a flip?


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A Buckie Daiquiri? Is this what passes for culture in Glasgow? :lol:


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What's a flip?


Presumably a quick swig?


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Big D wrote:
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What's a flip?


Presumably a quick swig?


It’s a classic cocktail, spirit of choice with sugar and egg.


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Attack Coach Duncan Hodge and Defence Coach Calum MacRae have today extended their contracts with the club for a further two seasons.


Hodge gets pelters but this suggests Cockerill is happy with what he is doing.

http://edinburghrugby.org/news/19/05/24 ... ENnLzQIc7Q


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Hodge gets pelters but this suggests Cockerill is happy with what he is doing.

http://edinburghrugby.org/news/19/05/24 ... ENnLzQIc7Q


At least someone is.


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Sadly couldn't make the final today so watching Exeter Saints.

Hutchinson is an absolute magician - he starts 13 Vs Ireland.


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Sadly couldn't make the final today so watching Exeter Saints.

Hutchinson is an absolute magician - he starts 13 Vs Ireland.


I’ve never seen him, is he that good?


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Sadly couldn't make the final today so watching Exeter Saints.

Hutchinson is an absolute magician - he starts 13 Vs Ireland.


I’ve never seen him, is he that good?


When he's involved Northampton look dangerous and incisive, when he's not they're flat, predictable. His distribution is incredible, he zings a lovely flat pass whilst flat at the line, core skills very good, his lines are class and he can beat a man in a phonebox.

Have a watch of this: https://twitter.com/RugbyInsideLine/sta ... 40609?s=20

With Russell, Sam Johnson and Hutchinson you have three Incredible distributors - they can play the fast and loose game Toonie wants and some.

N.b. Hutchinson's defence is (being kind here) questionable.


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A.Hastings so effing slow in making decision and way he blew not to pass Sam Johnson just mind blowing... two good kicks in first 20 mins and he went to shite


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A.Hastings so effing slow in making decision and way he blew not to pass Sam Johnson just mind blowing... two good kicks in first 20 mins and he went to shite


How gutted were you when he won young player of the year mate?


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Frustrating but a well organised team beats a free flowing one 9/10.

Annoying how Ireland's cynicism seems to be targeted at Hogg. No chance Kearney was winning that ball he was 5cm off the ground right into Hogg.


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