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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:49 pm 
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And RE squad selection, Lanes only played pro rugby as a winger and I doubt thats where he should play, so I'm he's not going, especially given the number of young welsh wingers that have retired as of late.

Jarrods a beautiful runner, but his distribution game isn't great, his touch findings excellent, when it gets to touch... and team wales doesn't play the blues sort of game so I'd struggle to see him fit in, 2 or 3 more years I think


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http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/dragons/16219302.Youth_is_no_excuse_for_Dragons__woes__as_coaches_we_underperformed_-_Connor/

Shaun Connor with a few interesting comments as he leaves...

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As coaches we have to take our share of the blame, we just didn't get as much out of the squad as we should have. That squad wasn't as bad as the results and we have got to take some of that blame.

I include myself in that because we had more resources off the field that we have ever had under Lyn and Kingsley.

"We gave youngsters opportunities but we can't hide behind that for how poor the season was. It was one of the reasons, obviously, but the Dragons have always blooded youngsters in the past and had relative success.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:06 pm 
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We blood them, everybody poaches them.


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We blood them, everybody poaches them.


We've got a chance now to keep this group together for a couple of seasons I reckon. We obviously need the Dragons to progress as a team otherwise the better youngsters will start to slip away, but we probably have some leeway for a bit of time.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:43 pm 
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I'm sold. Jarrod is our 10


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Clive Simms wrote:
I'm sold. Jarrod is our 10


No chance, Anscombes miles ahead


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Theflier wrote:
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I'm sold. Jarrod is our 10


No chance, Anscombes miles ahead


Of what? Jarrod is the man


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We blood them, everybody poaches them.


Oh do fcuk off. You've been shit for a long time. Don't look outwards to blame. Saying that, I truly do hope the Dragons get it together for their sake and that of Welsh rugby. It would be great to be 3-4 deep in every position on the field, with players coming roughly equally from all 4 regions, every derby is a tight high quality affair ....


with Scarlets winning out and Ospreys coming last.


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Great win for the Blues and with the Scarlets making the semis it would be lovely if this was the start of a new age of Welsh Euro success.


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Great win for the Blues and with the Scarlets making the semis it would be lovely if this was the start of a new age of Welsh Euro success.



Good win, amazing considering where they were at the start of the season. Though you have to feel sorry for Gloucester, a perfectly fine try ruled out and Cardiff may have been offside for one of theirs.

But hopefully this can spark something for Welsh sides


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bessantj wrote:
Great win for the Blues and with the Scarlets making the semis it would be lovely if this was the start of a new age of Welsh Euro success.



Good win, amazing considering where they were at the start of the season. Though you have to feel sorry for Gloucester, a perfectly fine try ruled out and Cardiff may have been offside for one of theirs.

But hopefully this can spark something for Welsh sides


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eldanielfire wrote:
bessantj wrote:
Great win for the Blues and with the Scarlets making the semis it would be lovely if this was the start of a new age of Welsh Euro success.



Good win, amazing considering where they were at the start of the season. Though you have to feel sorry for Gloucester, a perfectly fine try ruled out and Cardiff may have been offside for one of theirs.

But hopefully this can spark something for Welsh sides


I do not feel sorry for Gloucester. They are mid-table mediocre, and taken some poundings this season.

Quality-wise, both teams last night were much of a muchness.


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bessantj wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
bessantj wrote:
Great win for the Blues and with the Scarlets making the semis it would be lovely if this was the start of a new age of Welsh Euro success.



Good win, amazing considering where they were at the start of the season. Though you have to feel sorry for Gloucester, a perfectly fine try ruled out and Cardiff may have been offside for one of theirs.

But hopefully this can spark something for Welsh sides


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Where was Moriarty? Is his back still playing up, or is it sour grapes over his departure?


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Just popping in to say congratulations! Lovely comeback.


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cubby boi wrote:
Where was Moriarty? Is his back still playing up, or is it sour grapes over his departure?


polledri and ludlow are better


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Mick Mannock wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
bessantj wrote:
Great win for the Blues and with the Scarlets making the semis it would be lovely if this was the start of a new age of Welsh Euro success.



Good win, amazing considering where they were at the start of the season. Though you have to feel sorry for Gloucester, a perfectly fine try ruled out and Cardiff may have been offside for one of theirs.

But hopefully this can spark something for Welsh sides


I do not feel sorry for Gloucester. They are mid-table mediocre, and taken some poundings this season.

Quality-wise, both teams last night were much of a muchness.


Thanks for sharing this fantastically astute analysis on both this and the match thread. Truly wonderful.


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Theflier wrote:
cubby boi wrote:
Where was Moriarty? Is his back still playing up, or is it sour grapes over his departure?


polledri and ludlow are better


Of course they are 🙄


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Mick Mannock wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
bessantj wrote:
Great win for the Blues and with the Scarlets making the semis it would be lovely if this was the start of a new age of Welsh Euro success.



Good win, amazing considering where they were at the start of the season. Though you have to feel sorry for Gloucester, a perfectly fine try ruled out and Cardiff may have been offside for one of theirs.

But hopefully this can spark something for Welsh sides


I do not feel sorry for Gloucester. They are mid-table mediocre, and taken some poundings this season.

Quality-wise, both teams last night were much of a muchness.



Nice try Mick. We're champions of Europe :nod:


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Congratulations Bloos, there, I said it.


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Cipriani signs for Gloucester, can't imagine there's much space for a 450k average 10. Not one I rate, but would at least add to the Dragons/Ospreys


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Yeah, congrats the Blues. The game had shades of the last European final they won. Getting pumped in the first half, they came out the second and put on a bit of a show. I thought it was all lost when Navidi went off, but the Robinson lad came on and put in a shift. When the ball got moving, Cardiff (as they have done over recent months) looked really good.

Anscombe once again sort of proved the point that he's better as a 15 coming in to play as an auxiliary 10. He may get games for Wales at 10, but I reckon if he stays at the Blues he'll forever fill that role now that the New Barry John is there. As I've been saying recently, Tomos Williams really is the best scrum half in Wales. It shouldn't be underestimated just how difficult the footwork and pickup for his try was.

I still think that Ellis Jenkins, for all his good work (and it is almost always good work), is still a bit small. He'll make his tackles, but he'll never dominate them.

It will be interesting to see if Cardiff can kick on from here...but notwithstanding what they've managed this season, if they go into the big boy European Cup and play what is essentially two backrowers at second row, they'll more than likely get chewed up and spat out by any of the serious contenders.


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We'll struggle in the big cup when we come across huge packs full of bash/crashers. Our only hope is our aerobic fitness is second to none, the game breaks up and we get enough ball in hand to get a foothold in the game. Ellis Jenkins is a tremendous player but to flourish needs a strong front 5. At the Blues we don't have that so he a great job turning over the ball with excellent technique.


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Congrats Blues. Didn’t see the start of the game - why wasn’t Lane playing?


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Congrats Blues. Didn’t see the start of the game - why wasn’t Lane playing?



Like Navidi he was crocked with shoulder issues early on. Mirror image injury types


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What's happening with that test against SA in Washington - is it still going ahead?


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What's happening with that test against SA in Washington - is it still going ahead?

As far as I can see it is. Here have a picture of Andre Pollard going in to give Hallam Amos a kiss.

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The Ospreys have added to their front row options for next season, signing Moldovan international tight head Gheorghe Gajion.

1.9m, 133kg powerhouse Gajion signs for the Ospreys for next season, following North, Williams, Davies, Botha and Klim as the sixth new signing to be confirmed
11 current players have also signed new deals, with six Welsh internationals including skipper Alun Wyn Jones committing to the Region
The Moldovan tight head follows in the footsteps of compatriot Dmitri Arhip who has played 90 times for the Ospreys since signing in November 2012 and who heads to France this summer





http://www.ospreysrugby.com/News/Article/52181


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The Ospreys have added to their front row options for next season, signing Moldovan international tight head Gheorghe Gajion.

1.9m, 133kg powerhouse Gajion signs for the Ospreys for next season, following North, Williams, Davies, Botha and Klim as the sixth new signing to be confirmed
11 current players have also signed new deals, with six Welsh internationals including skipper Alun Wyn Jones committing to the Region
The Moldovan tight head follows in the footsteps of compatriot Dmitri Arhip who has played 90 times for the Ospreys since signing in November 2012 and who heads to France this summer





http://www.ospreysrugby.com/News/Article/52181


Looks very mobile.


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GWO2 wrote:
The Ospreys have added to their front row options for next season, signing Moldovan international tight head Gheorghe Gajion.

1.9m, 133kg powerhouse Gajion signs for the Ospreys for next season, following North, Williams, Davies, Botha and Klim as the sixth new signing to be confirmed
11 current players have also signed new deals, with six Welsh internationals including skipper Alun Wyn Jones committing to the Region
The Moldovan tight head follows in the footsteps of compatriot Dmitri Arhip who has played 90 times for the Ospreys since signing in November 2012 and who heads to France this summer





http://www.ospreysrugby.com/News/Article/52181



Is he really a powerhouse?


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Frodder wrote:
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The Ospreys have added to their front row options for next season, signing Moldovan international tight head Gheorghe Gajion.

1.9m, 133kg powerhouse Gajion signs for the Ospreys for next season, following North, Williams, Davies, Botha and Klim as the sixth new signing to be confirmed
11 current players have also signed new deals, with six Welsh internationals including skipper Alun Wyn Jones committing to the Region
The Moldovan tight head follows in the footsteps of compatriot Dmitri Arhip who has played 90 times for the Ospreys since signing in November 2012 and who heads to France this summer





http://www.ospreysrugby.com/News/Article/52181



Is he really a powerhouse?




If this is true, he could be in the future.

At 1.9m tall and weighing in at 133kg, the 25-year old is a physically imposing, powerful presence, both at the setpiece and around the field,

I don`t think they see him as a ready fit, but, more for the future, like Arhip,was brought in and worked on and built on.


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Anyone see that article of the fail, about that half tongan/half welsh lad playing for the highlanders? pacific islanders with welsh blood are as rare as they come, would be a tremendous signing to make
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... s-14654373


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Anyone see that article of the fail, about that half tongan/half welsh lad playing for the highlanders? pacific islanders with welsh blood are as rare as they come, would be a tremendous signing to make
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... s-14654373


Yes. He's been know about for some time. Doubt he will come over to be honest, but can always hope.


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Cipriani to Gloucester...will it push Owen Williams back over the border? I would love it if we could get him at the Dragons next season - with the best will in the world, he'd be a step up from Lewis, Botica, and more reliable than Henson.


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He could be brought in on an NDC at the Dragons, it's the best and fairest result all round, especially as Tyler Morgan is no longer the recipient of one :P


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He could be brought in on an NDC at the Dragons, it's the best and fairest result all round, especially as Tyler Morgan is no longer the recipient of one :P


That would be a great result - Gloucester free up cash for a player who is likely to be 2nd or even 3rd choice at 10, the Dragons pick up a quality 10 with the WRU helping bankroll it, and Owen Williams gets a chance to press his claim for a welsh spot a year out from a world cup from within Wales.


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He could be brought in on an NDC at the Dragons, it's the best and fairest result all round, especially as Tyler Morgan is no longer the recipient of one :P


That would be a great result - Gloucester free up cash for a player who is likely to be 2nd or even 3rd choice at 10, the Dragons pick up a quality 10 with the WRU helping bankroll it, and Owen Williams gets a chance to press his claim for a welsh spot a year out from a world cup from within Wales.


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He could be brought in on an NDC at the Dragons, it's the best and fairest result all round, especially as Tyler Morgan is no longer the recipient of one :P


That would be a great result - Gloucester free up cash for a player who is likely to be 2nd or even 3rd choice at 10, the Dragons pick up a quality 10 with the WRU helping bankroll it, and Owen Williams gets a chance to press his claim for a welsh spot a year out from a world cup from within Wales.

That would be very agreeable, he could also help players like Botica improve.


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bessantj wrote:
penguin wrote:
Not Frankie wrote:
He could be brought in on an NDC at the Dragons, it's the best and fairest result all round, especially as Tyler Morgan is no longer the recipient of one :P


That would be a great result - Gloucester free up cash for a player who is likely to be 2nd or even 3rd choice at 10, the Dragons pick up a quality 10 with the WRU helping bankroll it, and Owen Williams gets a chance to press his claim for a welsh spot a year out from a world cup from within Wales.

That would be very agreeable, he could also help players like Botica improve.


Or if we get injuries at 12 to Dixon and Edwards then he could play 12 with Botica, Henson, Lewis, Robson at 10...so that versatility helps us as our centre resources are not great.


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Not Frankie wrote:
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He could be brought in on an NDC at the Dragons, it's the best and fairest result all round, especially as Tyler Morgan is no longer the recipient of one :P


That would be a great result - Gloucester free up cash for a player who is likely to be 2nd or even 3rd choice at 10, the Dragons pick up a quality 10 with the WRU helping bankroll it, and Owen Williams gets a chance to press his claim for a welsh spot a year out from a world cup from within Wales.


8)


But being on £400k and not even sure you are in the Welsh squad if you return for considerably less* with Gats leaving in 15 months. I would probably wait it out until the contract ends tbh.

How much would OW get if he returned, assuming on an NDC? £300k - split 60/40 - so £120k payable by the Dragons, or Scarlets if he returned to his original team. Doubt he would be offered teh full £400k, like a HP.


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