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You know the Dragons put in all the effort in the world and can put together some good rugby but when they play garbage it's some special garbage.
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I blame the rain.
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bessantj wrote:You know the Dragons put in all the effort in the world and can put together some good rugby but when they play garbage it's some special garbage.
Tbf, there's not a single Welah region that can play wet weather rugby...but yes, the Dragons are the worst at it.
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Fúcking great Dragons try. Wonderful break by Basham before recycling the ball and Dixon kicking through for Rosser to gather and score!
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Jeff the Bear wrote:
bessantj wrote:You know the Dragons put in all the effort in the world and can put together some good rugby but when they play garbage it's some special garbage.
Tbf, there's not a single Welah region that can play wet weather rugby...but yes, the Dragons are the worst at it.
The words ‘wet’ and ‘weather’ are redundant there.
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Frodder wrote:Red coming in the Scarlets game
Sounds like you are ejaculating ....
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:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Fúcking high drama at the end of the Dragons match. 80 mins already gone and Cheethas have a pen. They run it and the Dragons get a pen just inside their half. Davies goes for the posts and misses, the Cheethas run it out. Only for them to give a very kickable pen away and get a yellow card before Davies kicks to win it for the Dragons!!!
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Drags play a get-out-of-jail-free card penalty in 4th min of overtime :thumbup:

Edit: or you could listen to bessantj... see if I care... I don’t get paid for this, you know...
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bessantj wrote:Fúcking high drama at the end of the Dragons match. 80 mins already gone and Cheethas have a pen. They run it and the Dragons get a pen just inside their half. Davies goes for the posts and misses, the Cheethas run it out. Only for them to give a very kickable pen away and get a yellow card before Davies kicks to win it for the Dragons!!!
No team being content with the draw provided us an interesting last few minutes.
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Basham is such a good player, worthy of a better team.
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Will be a massive player for Wales when given the chance
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I still think Griffiths has a higher ceiling.
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Jeff the Bear wrote:I still think Griffiths has a higher ceiling.
No doubt. Just the small matter of keeping off the treatment bed.
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...and Newport beat Pontypridd (12-17) away for the first time in 13 seasons 😎
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Not Frankie wrote:...and Newport beat Pontypridd (12-17) away for the first time in 13 seasons 😎
I posted that on the previous page, but it deserves posting again, so well done!
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Whoops :D
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Derwyn wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:I still think Griffiths has a higher ceiling.
No doubt. Just the small matter of keeping off the treatment bed.
Disagree - I think Basham is the one
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P in VG wrote:
Derwyn wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:I still think Griffiths has a higher ceiling.
No doubt. Just the small matter of keeping off the treatment bed.
Disagree - I think Basham is the one
I'm just pleased that we have them at the Mighty Dregs :smug:
And when you add in Wainwright, Moriarty and Keddie...there is a slight embarrassment of riches. Just a shame about the test of the team. :(

But build it and it will come..
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Derwyn wrote:Will be a massive player for Wales when given the chance
He doesn't seem heavy enough for the international game
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Jeff the Bear wrote:I still think Griffiths has a higher ceiling.
Are you blind? Basham is another level. Does things Griffiths and most backrowers can only dream of. Does it a lot more consistently too.

I think Pivac has made a big mistake since taking over. I think he’s tried to copy Gatland by selecting the players that he’s been selecting at the rwc, but not realised that actually Gatland would have used this fresh cycle now to blood the youngsters of the future ready for next time out. The likes of Basham, Carre, Wainright, Zammit, Jarrod, Tomos etc, should be playing a big role in this 6n.
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cubby boi wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:I still think Griffiths has a higher ceiling.
Are you blind? Basham is another level. Does things Griffiths and most backrowers can only dream of. Does it a lot more consistently too.

I think Pivac has made a big mistake since taking over. I think he’s tried to copy Gatland by selecting the players that he’s been selecting at the rwc, but not realised that actually Gatland would have used this fresh cycle now to blood the youngsters of the future ready for next time out. The likes of Basham, Carre, Wainright, Zammit, Jarrod, Tomos etc, should be playing a big role in this 6n.
Very much this. We should use the remaining two matches to give the yougsters a chance. We have nothing left to win in this 6N, so let's start developing.
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easyray wrote:
cubby boi wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:I still think Griffiths has a higher ceiling.
Are you blind? Basham is another level. Does things Griffiths and most backrowers can only dream of. Does it a lot more consistently too.

I think Pivac has made a big mistake since taking over. I think he’s tried to copy Gatland by selecting the players that he’s been selecting at the rwc, but not realised that actually Gatland would have used this fresh cycle now to blood the youngsters of the future ready for next time out. The likes of Basham, Carre, Wainright, Zammit, Jarrod, Tomos etc, should be playing a big role in this 6n.
Very much this. We should use the remaining two matches to give the yougsters a chance. We have nothing left to win in this 6N, so let's start developing.
I’m sympathetic to this view and may have advocated something similar very recently but do we think Twickenham, in the 6N, is an appropriate venue to throw in a load of youngsters?

I was a big proponent of patience and development at the start of this tournament but as the defeats pile up and the fixture list for the rest of the season unfolds, it’s all starting to look a little bleak, even without a hammering at ‘H fecking’ Q’.

I think we have to be careful.
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I say gamble.
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I'd like to see LRZ given a go. Cant be any worse than McNicholl.
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I don't want to see the confidence of young lads who are high on form smashed.

Could be a devastating afternoon.

Pivac has a lot to answer for. You don't go into a 6N with 2 FHs and start your 80capper vs Italy for anything but vanity
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Any chance at all next Saturdays game gets called off?
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New guy wrote:Any chance at all next Saturdays game gets called off?
Has to be chance. How big a chance is difficult to ascertain. At this stage, I’d be surprised. No other events in the UK have been impacted by such measures so far but as Italy are showing, things escalate rapidly.
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New guy wrote:Any chance at all next Saturdays game gets called off?
Fingers crossed eh :thumbup:
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Just watched the Dragons game. What a mad end to finish on
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Was that really a deliberate knock on?
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Frodder wrote:Just watched the Dragons game. What a mad end to finish on
It was great and I still love it!
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Crash_12 wrote:Was that really a deliberate knock on?
No but wtf eh
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Probably worth mentioning that Sam's original effort wasn't that bad. Even with the wind, I thought he wouldn't have the legs.
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Scarlets hosting an evening with an Foster.

March 12th. Tickets for the evening, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced at £25 per head and include a meal (curry or cawl).

https://www.scarlets.wales/en/team-news ... -scarlets/

No doubt gained from negotiations in Mooar's release. :roll:
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Think i may be driving down to the Parc on the 28th -where I’ll be watching the Mighty Dregs kicks some Turk ass!
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LandOTurk wrote:Scarlets hosting an evening with an Foster.

March 12th. Tickets for the evening, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced at £25 per head and include a meal (curry or cawl).

https://www.scarlets.wales/en/team-news ... -scarlets/

No doubt gained from negotiations in Mooar's release. :roll:
Which Foster?
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Crash_12 wrote:
LandOTurk wrote:Scarlets hosting an evening with an Foster.

March 12th. Tickets for the evening, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced at £25 per head and include a meal (curry or cawl).

https://www.scarlets.wales/en/team-news ... -scarlets/

No doubt gained from negotiations in Mooar's release. :roll:
Which Foster?
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Finally got round to watching the Dragons game - Basham was exceptional as has been noted, but thought there were some other fantastic performances; Ollie Griffiths, his work rate either side of the ball right beyond the 80 was exceptional. Didn't perhaps have the eye catching moments he can do, but 12 carries and 12 tackles, always making the Cheetahs work for everything. Him and Basham is some combination.

Joe Davies doing great work disrupting their mauls was crucial on such a filthy night. The scrum looked really good until Jarvis went off - hope it's a niggle and nothing more serious. With no Brok, and Reynolds looking in trouble every scrum, we could be in trouble without him.

Rhodri and Sam's kicking was excellent (also particularly enjoyed Rhodri dumping the Cheetah's no8 at one point). Rosser's workrate, pace, and a big boot - lots to like about him. Nansen's carrying when he came on was good.

Worrying things - lineout malfunctions. Tough conditions for Shipp, who was decent in the loose, but Cheetahs brought a ton of pressure and even when the ball went to hand, Screech in particular found it tough.

The fact that Ryan doesn't trust the bench is concerning - Botica, Goodchild, Coleman, Lawrence all unused, and Reynolds only because he had to be. Could be a tough run in if we've run out of looseheads.
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Brad Davies re-signs for two more years at the O's.

Yay, I guess...
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