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JM2K6 wrote:No no it's fine, just let players dive in head first and try and tackle players around the ankle at the ruck
Yep that was farcical and the sort of thing that too often gets waved on.
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Only been on 5 minutes- there’s some big Quins player rampaging in The loose!
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Exe have certainly had the better side of the ref’s decisions all game. Their limited game plan is increasingly getting found out.
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Frustrating loss. Too many stupid hail mary offloads at the wrong time, and a piss poor first half. Some desperately stupid players on the pitch for Quins.

And still we nearly nicked it. Exeter are a creativity vacuum with one trick, the ability to retain possession at every ruck.
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Some utterly horrific decisions in that game. Dombrandt tackled behind the ruck for ex 3rd try, a non-existent sack at the lineout and the most ridiculous scrum pen at the end I've ever seen.

Ah well, there goes top 4.
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Oh and Charlie walker can fudge off and die. Running in a try uncontested in the exeter wind and making no effort whatsoever to take it closer to the posts.
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Should have reset the last scrum, mad to decide a game on a subjective scrum call.
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I wasn't convinced by Dallaglio's commentary of that scrum - that wasn't Marler and Sinckler, he seemed baffled by the idea that Quins might lose a scrum.

On second viewing we were going forward but I do think we made it fairly easy for the ref to penalise us.
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Not great from either side ultimately. For 1st against 5th, pretty low quality stuff.
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Far more annoyed about it being nigh impossible to win a breakdown penalty against Exeter, and them winning turnovers while being flat on their face.
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Watching premiership games and seeing how all the younger refs seem to be using the Barnes template, I can't help but feel England are stuffed at a world cup where most refs won't allow the tackled player to hold on for five seconds while waiting for support players to arrive in the interests of a free flowing game.

2011 and 2015 seemed to be all about the breakdown.
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Dobbin wrote:Not great from either side ultimately. For 1st against 5th, pretty low quality stuff.
Quins are having a big dip but it's partly down to the horrific injury run. We've had to sign an emergency scrum half to start matches, and we're missing our first choice lock (and captain), our first choice 13, our first choice left wing, our first choice right wing, our first choice hooker, and our second choice 8 on top of some other squad absentees.

We're quite good - not world beaters, but decent - when guys like Care and Marchant and Horwill and co are on the pitch.
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Oh, and the wrong question for the tmo at 3rd scrum of course.
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Tigers vs Bristol is awful. Bristol are at least coached and can defend. Tigers are just awful defensively and can make any decent player look rubbish. Time to fcuk off for the following:

Peter Tom
Simon Cohen
David Abell
Peter Aldis
Terry Gately
Digby Gammon Jones
Ben Kay
Tom Scott

Murphy
Bakewell
Deacon
Blake
Mike Ford
Ged Glynn
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Petej wrote:Tigers vs Bristol is awful. Bristol are at least coached and can defend. Tigers are just awful defensively and can make any decent player look rubbish. Time to fcuk off for the following:

Peter Tom
Simon Cohen
David Abell
Peter Aldis
Terry Gately
Digby Gammon Jones
Ben Kay
Tom Scott

Murphy
Bakewell
Deacon
Blake
Mike Ford
Ged Glynn
Biggest roll call of ‘Jobs for the boys’ in history?
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DragsterDriver wrote:
Petej wrote:Tigers vs Bristol is awful. Bristol are at least coached and can defend. Tigers are just awful defensively and can make any decent player look rubbish. Time to fcuk off for the following:

Peter Tom
Simon Cohen
David Abell
Peter Aldis
Terry Gately
Digby Gammon Jones
Ben Kay
Tom Scott

Murphy
Bakewell
Deacon
Blake
Mike Ford
Ged Glynn
Biggest roll call of ‘Jobs for the boys’ in history?
Indeed. I think relegation might have helped clean some off it out. The club needs an enema.
Stankovich is the only coach for the senior team I would keep as the scrum still works.
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Yup!

The quality of some English rugby is just ugly, wasps look clueless.
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Scrumhead wrote:
Saint wrote:
Margin_Walker wrote:Newcastle have a decent 2nd half, but give away the intercept in the closing moments whilst chasing the game (well the draw anyway) and get nothing.

I missed the first half completely (on my flight home from Frankfurt)

Landed, turned on data, saw half time score, thought we were home free. Cleared immigration, suddenly we've conceded two tries and it's looking tight.

Watched the last 20 on my mobile on a dodgy feed in a taxi home. My first thought when Mitchell ran through was that we'd already subbed Reinach, so who the hell was this?

Mitchell is only 12 months away from starting for England at this rate
Alex Mitchell has really stepped-up this season. Clearly he’s not going to leapfrog Reinach for now, but I’d argue he’s the most promising of the up and coming English 9s. Harry Randall has been good too, but Mitchell has a more rounded game and isn’t 5ft nothing.

In comparison, Jack Maunder has gone backwards. Mitchell is clearly back-up to Reinach, but when he comes on, he invariably impresses. Maunder is back up to White and hasn’t really made an impact from the bench.

Ben White and Harry Simmons haven’t really kicked-on at Tigers.
Think Simmons has been injured for most the season. White has been okay (no worse than Harrison and Youngs-at times an improvement over both coming off the bench). hard to look good in a terrible team. Tigers look less coached than a barbarians team who have had 48 hours on the lash as match preparation.
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Spencer had another cracking game today, I thought.
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Plastic Sarrie wrote:Spencer had another cracking game today, I thought.
Don't go full openclash on us.
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I like Spencer. He's like a version of Wigglesworth that doesn't make me want to self-harm.
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jabberwocky wrote:I like Spencer. He's like a version of Wigglesworth that doesn't make me want to self-harm.
Spencer has the kind of wheels wiggy can only dream of, tbf.
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Plastic Sarrie wrote:
jabberwocky wrote:I like Spencer. He's like a version of Wigglesworth that doesn't make me want to self-harm.
Spencer has the kind of wheels wiggy can only dream of, tbf.
Better sponsor??
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:lol:
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Sarries looking strong for the end of the season. European cup in a few weeks is looking very tasty.
Not sure who should favourites for that
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Sarries are resting players and cruising wins- basically what Exeter want to be doing but can’t manage.
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The relegation battle is more or less done and dusted, but the more I think about it, there’s a few interesting permutations/scenarios that could yet play out.

Results aside, Quins have played pretty well in the past couple of games and created quite a lot. Given how poor Tigers’ defence has been, I’d fancy us to beat them by more than 7 points to send them home with nothing on Friday night.

If Falcons go to Kingsholm knowing that Tigers are still on 39, they’ll know they will still have a decent chance to pull it off. Gloucester have just guaranteed their play-off place so it’s not inconceivable to think that they might rest a few to save themselves for bigger games to come. If Tigers get nothing at Quins, I can genuinely see Falcons beating Gloucester.

If it’s down to the wire in round 22, I think Falcons have a better chance of a win at home against Bristol then Tigers do against a superior Bath side ...

If Falcons beat Gloucester, I can see them beating Bristol. Whereas if Tigers get nothing at Quins, I don’t see them rallying to beat Bath. It could come down to whether Falcons can find a way to get a BP or two.
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DragsterDriver wrote:Yup!

The quality of some English rugby is just ugly, wasps look clueless.
Everyone is broken so there's no continuity in team selection
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Chuckles1188 wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:Yup!

The quality of some English rugby is just ugly, wasps look clueless.
Everyone is broken so there's no continuity in team selection
Can't believe Gopperth's bad luck.
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happyhooker wrote:
Plastic Sarrie wrote:
jabberwocky wrote:I like Spencer. He's like a version of Wigglesworth that doesn't make me want to self-harm.
Spencer has the kind of wheels wiggy can only dream of, tbf.
Better sponsor??
They all tool around in VWs.

Quite appropriate really.
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Manu gone for the season with a hamstring injury.
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forrester wrote:Manu gone for the season with a hamstring injury.
Which season?
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Has the rugby inside line twitter account disappeared or have I been blocked?
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Plastic Sarrie wrote:Has the rugby inside line twitter account disappeared or have I been blocked?
"This account does not exist"
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Gospel wrote:
Chuckles1188 wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:Yup!

The quality of some English rugby is just ugly, wasps look clueless.
Everyone is broken so there's no continuity in team selection
Can't believe Gopperth's bad luck.
His first tackle back, must be chinned poor fucker.

Tweets not loading for rugbyinsideline- presume he's copped a ban?
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I note that once again no player from Heineken Cup finalists and Prem title favourites Saracens has made the list of RPA players player of the year nominees. It's almost as though their fellow professionals don't think much of them.
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Dobbin wrote:I note that once again no player from Heineken Cup finalists and Prem title favourites Saracens has made the list of RPA players player of the year nominees. It's almost as though their fellow professionals don't think much of them.
Think they’re very much the collective of their parts?


Manu crocked again.
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Dobbin wrote:I note that once again no player from Heineken Cup finalists and Prem title favourites Saracens has made the list of RPA players player of the year nominees. It's almost as though their fellow professionals don't think much of them.
I'm sure they're all very upset at that. :roll:
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Plastic Sarrie wrote:
Dobbin wrote:I note that once again no player from Heineken Cup finalists and Prem title favourites Saracens has made the list of RPA players player of the year nominees. It's almost as though their fellow professionals don't think much of them.
I'm sure they're all very upset at that. :roll:
Oh I'm sure they don't give a shit. As long as business is booming
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Plastic Sarrie wrote:
Dobbin wrote:I note that once again no player from Heineken Cup finalists and Prem title favourites Saracens has made the list of RPA players player of the year nominees. It's almost as though their fellow professionals don't think much of them.
I'm sure they're all very upset at that. :roll:
They'll cry all the way to their shared businesses
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