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Just seen the try. PROPER HAND OFF!

:shock: :o
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HOW THE fudge DID WE WIN THAT?

:lol:

Robshaw showing that he might be past it at Test level but by God, he's still a great player.
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Narrow escape, but Quins ability to get the ball out of a scrum being thoroughly pumped was outstanding.
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sockwithaticket wrote:Narrow escape, but Quins ability to get the ball out of a scrum being thoroughly pumped was outstanding.
Auterac was incredible considering what happening to the TH
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Tigers news:

Mike Ford roped in by Leicester to try and stave off relegation. :uhoh:
Ged Glynn having his role at the club 're-assigned'. :o
Clayton Blommetjies brought in. :thumbup:
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maverickmak wrote:Tigers news:

Mike Ford roped in by Leicester to try and stave off relegation. :uhoh:
Ged Glynn having his role at the club 're-assigned'. :o
Clayton Blommetjies brought in. :thumbup:
Murphy just there to put the cones out? He was never up to the job- Tigers have so many problems,
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maverickmak wrote:Tigers news:

Mike Ford roped in by Leicester to try and stave off relegation. :uhoh:
Ged Glynn having his role at the club 're-assigned'. :o
Clayton Blommetjies brought in. :thumbup:
I assume Clayton blommetjies has been bought in as Tait has retired and veainu and Holmes are crocked?
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Petej wrote:
maverickmak wrote:Tigers news:

Mike Ford roped in by Leicester to try and stave off relegation. :uhoh:
Ged Glynn having his role at the club 're-assigned'. :o
Clayton Blommetjies brought in. :thumbup:
I assume Clayton blommetjies has been bought in as Tait has retired and veainu and Holmes are crocked?
Aye.

Pretty desperate times, still. Environment described by a current longstanding player as toxic...
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maverickmak wrote:
Petej wrote:
maverickmak wrote:Tigers news:

Mike Ford roped in by Leicester to try and stave off relegation. :uhoh:
Ged Glynn having his role at the club 're-assigned'. :o
Clayton Blommetjies brought in. :thumbup:
I assume Clayton blommetjies has been bought in as Tait has retired and veainu and Holmes are crocked?
Aye.

Pretty desperate times, still. Environment described by a current longstanding player as toxic...
and bringing in 'backstabbing Mike' will help solve that?
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Southernscot wrote:
maverickmak wrote:
Petej wrote:
maverickmak wrote:Tigers news:

Mike Ford roped in by Leicester to try and stave off relegation. :uhoh:
Ged Glynn having his role at the club 're-assigned'. :o
Clayton Blommetjies brought in. :thumbup:
I assume Clayton blommetjies has been bought in as Tait has retired and veainu and Holmes are crocked?
Aye.

Pretty desperate times, still. Environment described by a current longstanding player as toxic...
and bringing in 'backstabbing Mike' will help solve that?
No, but what can you do at short notice? Desperate attempt at damage limitation.

Trying to get Cheika.
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again, if it weren't for the looming prospect of relegation, Tigers could use the rest of the season as a bit of breathing space to reset, bring in a promising English head coach prospect (potentially one currently sitting as a #2 in another setup like Quins did with Gustard) and rebuild for the next season by giving some Prem experience to core group of young EQP players

but instead it's the usual turnaround mercenaries like Mike Ford that get parachuted in with the mission of inducing enough of a short-term bounce to kick the problem down the road :roll:
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How long before we see Cockers back at WR?!
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Joost wrote:How long before we see Cockers back at WR?!
He wouldn't touch it with a 20ft barge pole at the moment...
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maverickmak wrote:
Joost wrote:How long before we see Cockers back at WR?!
He wouldn't touch it with a 20ft barge pole at the moment...
And why would he want to? The same clique still sit on the board.
That’s where the main problems lie
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Lot of revisionism here- let’s not pretend he was a tyrant and king of the clique. He caused untold damage himself.
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openclashXX wrote:again, if it weren't for the looming prospect of relegation, Tigers could use the rest of the season as a bit of breathing space to reset, bring in a promising English head coach prospect (potentially one currently sitting as a #2 in another setup like Quins did with Gustard) and rebuild for the next season by giving some Prem experience to core group of young EQP players

but instead it's the usual turnaround mercenaries like Mike Ford that get parachuted in with the mission of inducing enough of a short-term bounce to kick the problem down the road :roll:
That's what Murphy is doing, we've played loads more youth this year, Ford has been brought in just to keep us up.

We cant get rid of Murphy till hes had a chnace to build his own team.
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SaintK wrote:
maverickmak wrote:
Joost wrote:How long before we see Cockers back at WR?!
He wouldn't touch it with a 20ft barge pole at the moment...
And why would he want to? The same clique still sit on the board.
That’s where the main problems lie
The guy loves Leicester and it would surely tempt every fibre of his being to ride back in as their saviour
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Joost wrote:
SaintK wrote:
maverickmak wrote:
Joost wrote:How long before we see Cockers back at WR?!
He wouldn't touch it with a 20ft barge pole at the moment...
And why would he want to? The same clique still sit on the board.
That’s where the main problems lie
The guy loves Leicester and it would surely tempt every fibre of his being to ride back in as their saviour
He wouldn't with the same board, hes said that.
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DragsterDriver wrote:Lot of revisionism here- let’s not pretend he was a tyrant and king of the clique. He caused untold damage himself.
He had his share of issues, and it was his time to go, but it's pretty clear he was one of the few things actually holding the team together. Still could eek out a performance from his team here and there, and the team still had drive and identity.

Never adequately replaced him, and with the issues of upper management, we're paying the price with a slow death.
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maverickmak wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:Lot of revisionism here- let’s not pretend he was a tyrant and king of the clique. He caused untold damage himself.
He had his share of issues, and it was his time to go, but it's pretty clear he was one of the few things actually holding the team together. Still could eek out a performance from his team here and there, and the team still had drive and identity.

Never adequately replaced him, and with the issues of upper management, we're paying the price with a slow death.
He was off the chain, making recruitment difficult, him difficult to work with and his mistrust of talent. Another mistake was leaving the same poisonous player clique for the next coaches. But yeah the board make one bad decision after another.
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eldanielfire wrote:
Glaston wrote:RFU finances are even more in the shit.

Telegraph reporting that there are roof problems with 3/4 of the stands.
East stand has just had £80 mill spent on it for hospitality and nobody thought to check the roof?
This is what happens when you are run by people whose perspective is so out of whack with reality because they are so out of touch with the game.
You don't need to be in touch with the game to do a stadium renovation.
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maverickmak wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:Lot of revisionism here- let’s not pretend he was a tyrant and king of the clique. He caused untold damage himself.
He had his share of issues, and it was his time to go, but it's pretty clear he was one of the few things actually holding the team together. Still could eek out a performance from his team here and there, and the team still had drive and identity.

Never adequately replaced him, and with the issues of upper management, we're paying the price with a slow death.
That’s what it sounds and looks like
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If this is an April Fool from Wasps it's a bloody good one

https://www.wasps.co.uk/news/andrea-mas ... YJ_jrrznEM
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Cips extends his contract with Glaws.
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forrester wrote:Cips extends his contract with Glaws.
Perfek!
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Donny Tommy extends his original contract with Chiefs to get round Gatland's Law.

Nice bit of fine print by the lawyers :thumbup:
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Mike Brown surpasses Ugo Monye as 'Quins leading try scorer.
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Amazing try saver from de Klerk. Great little break from Mr 'Uni rig' to almost put Care in.
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2 pens against the head for sink :x
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That is f**king despicable! What is the to for if not for checking after the try? He may have been offside but if not that's a disgrace.
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Yeah, potential 10 point swing. Even if he didn't get there you'd back a couple of Quins backs to get there in support.
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Good to see the team playing all the rugby back in front.
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No replay but dombrandt didn’t look too far off? Faf took a lot of steps.
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He was on. But that's f**king woeful from catrakilis. He started off really well but he's gone to shite in the second 20.
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Take the points or not is the debate du jour at the moment and that was a fairly pertinent example of why you should.
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sockwithaticket wrote:Take the points or not is the debate du jour at the moment and that was a fairly pertinent example of why you should.
We'll, yes and no. Should have taken the points, but you can't legislate for a f**king flake who can't be trusted not to wet himself every 20 minutes or so.
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JJ having a decent game for Bath v Bristol. Looking sharp

12 - 3 to Bath with 20 gone
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*Klaxon*

Breaking news everyone!

Brad Shields did something useful in a Wasps shirt, won a turnover penalty.

:shock:

Also Worcester concede what must be a record 5 separate penalty advantages in 40 seconds at successive rucks while we batter their line. Watson scores which maybe saves them, but a warning should be issued at the very leats for that level of cheating surely?
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Normal service, however, is resumed almost immediatelyas Shields not only gets run down in acres of space with the try line begging and Bassett on his shoulder, but he waits 'til he's being tackled to try the offload and manages to drop it forwards. :blush:
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There are going to be some odd stats out of this Bath v Bristol game.

Has actually been all Bristol

Bath - 4 tries / 11 pens conceded
Bristol - 0 tries / 1 pen conceded

26 - 12

56 minutes gone
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