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Marius de Plonker - Be afraid - be VERY afraid
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At a corporate do over the road from Twickenham.... Will i be classed as the prawn sandwich brigade.

It's a bit weird, in a warehouse with free beer, a bbq.... Worrying about the lack of oxygen...

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Ah feck, forward pass denies Willis his brace and from the resultant scrum Glaws end up working their way down the pitch for another score. Game back on, Wasps maybe started getting a bit complacent. Thankfully Twelvetrees doesn't seem capable of hitting anything today, so it's only 5.
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Anyone got a link for Pests vs Glos?
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Pen try for me (obvs.)

Sopoaga nudges a grubber further on a short way from the line and is tackled without the ball.

Path of the ball suggests he would have dotted down if not for that. Tempest rules out probably try.
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Madness wrote:Anyone got a link for Pests vs Glos?
vipbox.tv has some. Ads etc to be avoided.
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Madness wrote:Anyone got a link for Pests vs Glos?
My friend says this has been working pretty well.

https://rugbystreams.me/wasps-stream

BP try on the stroke of half time 8)
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Ta
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Still a BP for Wasps by HT, 29-10
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Am I missing something or did nobody bother to start a match thread because its just Wales?
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Raison D'etre wrote:Am I missing something or did nobody bother to start a match thread because its just Wales?
There's one up, something like non-vintage 6n orcs vs Welsh or somesuch.
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Raggs wrote:
Raison D'etre wrote:Am I missing something or did nobody bother to start a match thread because its just Wales?
There's one up, something like non-vintage 6n orcs vs Welsh or somesuch.
Ta but sounds like someone from over the Severn launched it - isn't it tradition for a home team fan to start the thread?
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Raison D'etre wrote:
Raggs wrote:
Raison D'etre wrote:Am I missing something or did nobody bother to start a match thread because its just Wales?
There's one up, something like non-vintage 6n orcs vs Welsh or somesuch.
Ta but sounds like someone from over the Severn launched it - isn't it tradition for a home team fan to start the thread?
Feel free to do a proper one. I only pay them half attention before the match, and no attention during.
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Raison D'etre wrote:
Raggs wrote:
Raison D'etre wrote:Am I missing something or did nobody bother to start a match thread because its just Wales?
There's one up, something like non-vintage 6n orcs vs Welsh or somesuch.
Ta but sounds like someone from over the Severn launched it - isn't it tradition for a home team fan to start the thread?
England threads get particularly toxic/unreadable, so I don't think any of us bother these days.
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sockwithaticket wrote:
Raison D'etre wrote:
Raggs wrote:
Raison D'etre wrote:Am I missing something or did nobody bother to start a match thread because its just Wales?
There's one up, something like non-vintage 6n orcs vs Welsh or somesuch.
Ta but sounds like someone from over the Severn launched it - isn't it tradition for a home team fan to start the thread?
England threads get particularly toxic/unreadable, so I don't think any of us bother these days.
Fair enough - I only turn up once in a blue moon here, but I was beginning to think Covid-19 had hit the PR community hard.
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With Italy likely to be corona'd, it'll be the summer tour next for England.

Like to see the entire RWC squad given a break and a fresh look at the others so this would be the 23 I'd play

Rapava-Ruskin
Dunn
Stuart
Hill
Isiekwe
Hill
Willis
Earl
Robson
Simmonds
Thorley
Devoto
James
Loader
Furbank

Obano, Taylor, Williams, Dombrandt, Curry, Spencer, Umaga/Smith/Vunipola, Mallinder

Hookers, wingers and centres are a little tricky
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Try apiece since the break in Wasps v. Glaws.
Madness wrote:With Italy likely to be corona'd, it'll be the summer tour next for England.

Like to see the entire RWC squad given a break and a fresh look at the others so this would be the 23 I'd play

Rapava-Ruskin
Dunn
Stuart
Hill
Isiekwe
Hill
Willis
Earl
Robson
Simmonds
Thorley
Devoto
James
Loader
Furbank

Obano, Taylor, Williams, Dombrandt, Curry, Spencer, Umaga/Smith/Vunipola, Mallinder

Hookers, wingers and centres are a little tricky

Marchant should be back from Super Rugby by then? Umaga plays 12 too.
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sockwithaticket wrote:Try apiece since the break in Wasps v. Glaws.
Madness wrote:With Italy likely to be corona'd, it'll be the summer tour next for England.

Like to see the entire RWC squad given a break and a fresh look at the others so this would be the 23 I'd play

Rapava-Ruskin
Dunn
Stuart
Hill
Isiekwe
Hill
Willis
Earl
Robson
Simmonds
Thorley
Devoto
James Marchant
Loader
Furbank

Obano, Taylor, Williams, Dombrandt, Curry, Spencer, Umaga/Smith/Vunipola, Mallinder

Hookers, wingers and centres are a little tricky

Marchant should be back from Super Rugby by then? Umaga plays 12 too.
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We definitely are back to classic Wasps, allowed the opposition to score a try bonus point but still hold a healthy lead on the scoreboard going into the final quarter. Twelevetrees is 1 from 4.
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Umaga played 12, I wouldn't want to see him there now. Not big enough in defence.
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The improvement to Wasps counter-rucking game this season has been really pleasing. We're such a nuisance and quite frequently turn the ball over.
Raggs wrote:Umaga played 12, I wouldn't want to see him there now. Not big enough in defence.
He reverted back there earlier this game when Gopperth wen for a blood injury.

I definitely wouldn't have him there through choice, but I reckon he'll play there from time to time going forward.
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sockwithaticket wrote:The improvement to Wasps counter-rucking game this season has been really pleasing. We're such a nuisance and quite frequently turn the ball over.
Raggs wrote:Umaga played 12, I wouldn't want to see him there now. Not big enough in defence.
He reverted back there earlier this game when Gopperth wen for a blood injury.

I definitely wouldn't have him there through choice, but I reckon he'll play there from time to time going forward.
Why would he have done that? We brought on Odogwu. Are you sure it wasn't Sopps at 12?
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Struggled through the Tigers v Sarries match - probably kindest if they both get relegated. ( With the exception of their young 9 , who looked very impressive.)

Chiefs v Barfists ( 50 -20) was wonderful. Time to ditch the Ford/ Farrell mediocrity and get Joe Simmonds in. (Obviously two try Sam as well.) Nowell had a productive 20 minutes back from injury too.
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Sam Simmonds should be in the squad.
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Margin_Walker wrote:
Brazil wrote:Ah. Fair enough.
Don't get me wrong. Cracking Sale performance. Just not one where you'd call out the defence, which is odd considering the other team was nilled.

Never mind
It was a strange game all right. Sale were actually really poor for most of the first half, but Irish were completely awful in attack all game, the intercepts you mentioned were unforgivable. Our score at the end of the first half was a brilliant counter-attacking effort, but as a side we had no composure whatsoever when we got into the 22. I suppose you have to credit Irish's defence, it was really gutsy but I think you just ran out of puff in the end.
Faf and Lood made a huge, huge impact when they came on. When we get the other absentees back, we'll be in a good place. I think we have five home game and four away so the top 4 should be achieved :o

As for England - good interview with Maro, there. Seems a top bloke. :thumbup:
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Raggs wrote:
sockwithaticket wrote:The improvement to Wasps counter-rucking game this season has been really pleasing. We're such a nuisance and quite frequently turn the ball over.
Raggs wrote:Umaga played 12, I wouldn't want to see him there now. Not big enough in defence.
He reverted back there earlier this game when Gopperth wen for a blood injury.

I definitely wouldn't have him there through choice, but I reckon he'll play there from time to time going forward.
Why would he have done that? We brought on Odogwu. Are you sure it wasn't Sopps at 12?
Admittedly I didn't really notice, but the comms guy said Sopps went from 15 to 10 with Watson sliding from wing to fullback and Umaga to 12.
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Christ, Bath really are off the pace.

Exeter with 8 tries
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Steering clear of the match thread. Farrell really is a twat of a captain but seems to get a free pass in the media, if it was Hartley doing that kind of shit he'd get crucified
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That's the thickest play with 40 minutes gone that I've seen in many a year.
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Dobbin wrote:That's the thickest play with 40 minutes gone that I've seen in many a year.
Very dull
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Pleased with the intent.. I'd have rather the pack kept it at the back and gone for another penalty rather than going wide immediately. Shame it conceded the 3 and is frustrating but it's nice for once to see a side actually want to play when the 40 mins are up.
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Dobbin wrote:That's the thickest play with 40 minutes gone that I've seen in many a year.
Reason #1345 why a grizzled forward is Captain.
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Wendigo7 wrote:Pleased with the intent.. I'd have rather the pack kept it at the back and gone for another penalty rather than going wide immediately. Shame it conceded the 3 and is frustrating but it's nice for once to see a side actually want to play when the 40 mins are up.
I'd rather they tried to play during the rest of the half instead of aimlessly kicking the leather off the f**king ball.
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Marler doing a Vinny Jones on AWJ :lol:

Gareth Thomas saying he’d fancy a bit of that


FFS from the kickoff :x
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Just turned the game on having missed the first half. Sorry lads. That's on me. :blush:
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What a disappointing end. Wales second best by a mile but the ref nearly got them there.
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How Tuilagi's was a red and Parkes' wasn't is beyond me. What happened to those mitigating criteria they're meant to go through?
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One eyed SH reffing at its best
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Double wrote:How Tuilagi's was a red and Parkes' wasn't is beyond me. What happened to those mitigating criteria they're meant to go through?
That's it for me, given what he ignored earlier in the game, how he went for Manu as a red is baffling. Think it'd be a yellow in the Prem which is a lot more red card happy than international level ever seems to be. Wasn't helped by Jonker insisting the contact point was the head.

His thing with incredibly long knock on advantages/advantage persisting past the point the ball was kicked away was weird too.
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It was red for tuilagi but I didn’t think they were bothering to ref high shots today. Win’s a win I guess.
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