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by Da iawn diolch
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 19442

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

Real lack of dog and intensity from Ireland today. Nilled until 74min is something.

It's it fair to say their new generation of forwards are flat-track bullies? Sort of modelled on Stander, if you will?
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales vs Georgia
Replies: 51
Views: 1740

Re: Wales vs Georgia

Wales 18-0 Georgia FT So I think Pivac is trying to move away from all out physicality which is fine, can coach a team to do what you want with them. Don't understand at all what they are doing in attack right now. Looks very muddled. Georgia presented zero threat in attack, so our defence was irre...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales vs Georgia
Replies: 51
Views: 1740

Re: Wales vs Georgia

Wales 18-0 Georgia FT So I think Pivac is trying to move away from all out physicality which is fine, can coach a team to do what you want with them. Don't understand at all what they are doing in attack right now. Looks very muddled. Georgia presented zero threat in attack, so our defence was irre...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales vs Georgia
Replies: 51
Views: 1740

Re: Wales vs Georgia

Jesus still 13-0 ?? Georgia are a bit of an odd team. If they can sustain in a match physical parity, actually, their defense is perfectly fine. It's when it becomes broken they struggle but even then it's not bad. Apart from the sub 9 and 14 though, the big winger with the red headcap, they are pa...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales vs Georgia
Replies: 51
Views: 1740

Re: Wales vs Georgia

Can we finally dispel the Georgian scrum myth?

Leon Brown has just taken them apart singlehandedly...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 19442

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

Feel a bit sorry for the Oirish. Walking around all week with their chests out after beating that shambles of a Wales team, then coming back to earth with a bump. Each of Ireland's 'great hope' generational were comprehensively outplayed by their opposite number. I'm pretty sure almost everyone exp...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 19442

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

Feel a bit sorry for the Oirish.

Walking around all week with their chests out after beating that shambles of a Wales team, then coming back to earth with a bump.

Each of Ireland's 'great hope' generational were comprehensively outplayed by their opposite number.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter
Replies: 52
Views: 1093

Re: Exeter

Exeter are a hard team for a well-coached and fit opposition to play against. Racing are neither of those things.

I'm glad they didn't win after winning the semi against Sarries' B team despite being utter dogshit for 78min.

Really pleased for Exeter.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435582
Views: 16183732

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Bogbunny wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:35 pm Red 21 should walk also sliding in feet first into Farrell
That was also a plum's trick. Probably mitigated by the fact that he collided with his own player...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 435582
Views: 16183732

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I hope we never hear the Oirish taking the moral high ground when it comes to player conduct.

That was disgusting thuggishness. Reprehensible. And incredibly thick. Worth a red card on its own.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

It's tough for us. The welsh clubs have had 25 years practice of having no knockout rugby to talk about. And you'll notice that it means we don't fly in and shit all over match threads after we've been knocked out, by making it all about our team. Only the Oirish have that little self-awareness.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

We still lead on trophies and will probably win another before we see Sarries again There are some teams who got further than you and are on the way up. You were ok against a weakened Sarries but no evidence you are on the way up We were caught and picked the wrong starting 8. We still should have ...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Wonderful result. Warms my heart. Almost as good as last week. We still lead on trophies and will probably win another before we see Sarries again There are some teams who got further than you and are on the way up. You were ok against a weakened Sarries but no evidence you are on the way up We wer...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter - Toulouse
Replies: 101
Views: 1979

Re: Exeter - Toulouse

Well, Toulouse were absolutely f**king shit for most of that. 20min of high-tempo rugby at the start that flattered to deceive, and then they fell back into being a poorly-coached mess. The only difference between this and the other semi is that Exeter were organised, fit and persistent. If Racing p...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter - Toulouse
Replies: 101
Views: 1979

Re: Exeter - Toulouse

50 minutes on the dot for Fat Charlie, by the way.

He barely made a mark on the scrum, and was blowing out of his hoop for the last 20 of those.

Pathetic for a professional athlete.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter - Toulouse
Replies: 101
Views: 1979

Re: Exeter - Toulouse

Who the fudge is coaching this Toulouse defence? They look like a scratch team who met in the sheds before kick-off. Embarrassing for a top tier club. Front 5 are totally f**ked. They train for 3m sprints and scrums. Even the three-quarters look like they had a disagreement about defensive patterns...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter - Toulouse
Replies: 101
Views: 1979

Re: Exeter - Toulouse

Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:17 pm What Exeter do with the latch-on used to be called a 'flying wedge' and it was banned in rugby when I was still a junior player!
Not quite. The wedge was when the player at the rear had the ball, and was technically ruled out by better enforcement of offside laws.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter - Toulouse
Replies: 101
Views: 1979

Re: Exeter - Toulouse

franch fan wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:18 pm Slade is great though
The word "classy" is overused when it comes to rugby players. However, he oozes it every time he touches the ball.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter - Toulouse
Replies: 101
Views: 1979

Re: Exeter - Toulouse

Who the fudge is coaching this Toulouse defence?

They look like a scratch team who met in the sheds before kick-off. Embarrassing for a top tier club.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Pfft, the RFU Championship trophy that Saracens will win next season will be tougher to win than another Pro14 pot. :lol: I'm talking about the European Cup Zero chance Leinster can win that in the next two years. We can all see the cycle that Irish rugby are on, same as always and the bottom of th...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

How fat is Zebo now. Everyone is saying he's been very good, I just thought he was average. Handled the high ball competently, looked sluggish otherwise. Spent most of the game running infield and down dead ends. Can't remember a single line break. Caught most kicks/passes, but that's about it. He'...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Right, but a dog turd rolled in glitter looks sparkly too. Ok we all understood you didn't like him but recognize at least the guy is at least one of the top 3 attacking FHs in the world (along with Barrett and Mo'unga) He is in his hole. He killed Racing in attack for 79" of that 80". Killed them ...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

YOYO wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:10 pm You need creative players around Russell to get the best out of him. He has that at Racing.
But not all creative players. He needs a reliable anchor, like Hogg for Scotland, so that someone can pick up the pieces from the frequent brainfarts.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

It's true. He'll try those sorts of Hail Marys 9-10 times in a match, and sometimes none will come off. It might be fine in the Top14, but that's not the sort of tactic that win you big competitions without a lot of luck. Scotland have perhaps never been as good during the professionnal era as with...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Onside, it seems. Just!
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by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Floppykid wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:01 pm Surprised Racing managed it in the end, they're a very sloppy team.
Slack French coaching of talented blokes always looks like that against organised defences. The look like they haven't got a f**king clue, and then someone pulls out a piece of magic and the headlines get written.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

You said? :lol: :lol: It's true. He'll try those sorts of Hail Marys 9-10 times in a match, and sometimes none will come off. It might be fine in the Top14, but that's not the sort of tactic that win you big competitions without a lot of luck. Scotland have perhaps never been as good during the pro...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Russell puts way too much on it just idiotic That's literally his game. The lazy French defences make him look like a genius. Against a decent press he often looks lost, and does things like that stupid slap on. You said? :lol: :lol: It's true. He'll try those sorts of Hail Marys 9-10 times in a ma...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

redderneck wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:53 pm Russel killing them all day and then...ping... :lol:
That's literally his game. Against better opposition, with an established 9/10/12, he'd look very ordinary (and frequently does).
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Russell puts way too much on it just idiotic That's literally his game. The lazy French defences make him look like a genius. Against a decent press he often looks lost, and does things like that stupid slap on. You said? :lol: :lol: It's true. He'll try those sorts of Hail Marys 9-10 times in a ma...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

polyallstar wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:49 pm
Da iawn diolch wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:47 pm
polyallstar wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:46 pm Eh “it’s a knock on before the call came in from the side” says Nigel

That makes no sense
The call from the side was for the scrum going past 90.

Hmm OK makes sense in that context assumed it was for the wheel
It should have been. 17 was in all sorts of shapes.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Perfect example of the shitty coaching and gameplan there. Counter-attacking out of their own half, Vakatawa ambles up to the ruck, picks up the ball, stands up and walks towards contact without support. Who the fudge is coaching that? But then we see that one of those Hail Marys eventually comes of...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Floppykid wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:48 pm Racing are too sloppy.
I thought props were like rockstars in the Top14. How does such a rich club have such mediocre picks?
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

redderneck wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:48 pm That was a rip...
Replay showed the last touch by Racing. Rip or not, that's all that matters.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

The f**king angle on 17 Racing there is an absolute joke. His feet were at 90deg to the direction of the scrum by the end.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

polyallstar wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:46 pm Eh “it’s a knock on before the call came in from the side” says Nigel

That makes no sense
The call from the side was for the scrum going past 90.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Big Sarries scrum needed here with fresh legs.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:45 pm No way Nige Racing wheeled that
Agreed. Scrums with both props pushing don't go around that quickly.

Unlike Nige to get conned like that.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

franch fan wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:43 pm Sarries defense is incredible
How did they stop that try?
Simple. Coaching and work ethic.

Compare that to the hands on hips walking that most of the the Racing team were doing after the interception at the start of the half.
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3887

Re: Racing Sarries

redderneck wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:41 pm Donnacha. Warrior.
Donnanonymous.