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Well I`ll take that, fourteen men after only seven minutes played is a respectable result. Wouldn`t be very happy if I was a Dragon`s fan though, they were crap on times. :D
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Where the hell have ALL the Welsh posters gone? On holidays? (No wonder the Irish thread swamps ours :lol: )
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GWO2 wrote:Where the hell have ALL the Welsh posters gone? On holidays? (No wonder the Irish thread swamps ours :lol: )
You can talk. Its been just me the past 3-4 weeks.
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A split between PR and NPR. Penguin and bessantj have legged it
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LandOTurk wrote:
GWO2 wrote:Where the hell have ALL the Welsh posters gone? On holidays? (No wonder the Irish thread swamps ours :lol: )
You can talk. Its been just me the past 3-4 weeks.
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Don't like talking about the ref too much, especially showtime and mini showtime, but with the news JP Doyle is being released by the rfu I'm hoping the pro14 suits have been on the phone to him offering a contract for next season.

Hopefully reffing the blues instead of showtime too! ;)
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It never rains but blimming pours, another of our better players out for a few months

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/news/wa ... d=msedgntp
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We’ll give you Tavis Knoyle
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Ceejay wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:55 pm It never rains but blimming pours, another of our better players out for a few months

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/news/wa ... d=msedgntp
We get over most of our injuries and then a player gets four weeks for red card. Couldn`t make it up could you? :lol:
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Derwyn wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:42 pm We’ll give you Tavis Knoyle
Wait. We gave him to you. Are you allowed to just give him away again?
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GWO2 wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:53 pm
Ceejay wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:55 pm It never rains but blimming pours, another of our better players out for a few months

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/news/wa ... d=msedgntp
We get over most of our injuries and then a player gets four weeks for red card. Couldn`t make it up could you? :lol:
Its four 'meaningful' games I believe. So worse.
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Eddie Jones attempting to poach Tommy Reffell?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby ... ssion=true
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maverickmak wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:49 am Eddie Jones attempting to poach Tommy Reffell?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby ... ssion=true
Sickening, but unsurprising from Perfidious Albion.
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Just the 14 changes for Connacht against semi final hunting Munster. Scarlets basically out of the play offs.
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Kid A wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:18 pm Just the 14 changes for Connacht against semi final hunting Munster. Scarlets basically out of the play offs.
You thought it would be different? Good old Irish teams having a chat before these 2 games were played.
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LandOTurk wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:11 pm
Kid A wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:18 pm Just the 14 changes for Connacht against semi final hunting Munster. Scarlets basically out of the play offs.
You thought it would be different? Good old Irish teams having a chat before these 2 games were played.
Munster will also know exactly what they'll have to do, because it'll be 24 hours later.

Joke league.
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LandOTurk wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Derwyn wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:42 pm We’ll give you Tavis Knoyle
Wait. We gave him to you. Are you allowed to just give him away again?
We've already had him once, was a better centre than scrum half!
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Criminal officiating for the turks, sooner Pivac is fired, the better
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Well that is disgraceful call to disallow that Dragons try.
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This ref must be a Turk.
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They should make this a 2 tier league, the drop off in quality beyond the top 7 teams is staggering :twisted:
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Now the seasons over, a few derbies should be arranged, maybe a cup involved
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Theflier wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:42 pm Now the seasons over, a few derbies should be arranged, maybe a cup involved
Yep. Have a another couple of Ospreys v Blues games. That should be good.

Of course the season isn't over for the Scarlets or Dragons. We are still competing in Europe with games away to Toulon and Bristol respectively.
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So after that showing is it anther false dawn for the Dragons?

I actually just think they still struggle in the front 5 - Dee aside. The backs looked handy.

Is Rowlands headed to DP or did he play for Wasps? Any news on props?
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It was very much an experimental and inexperienced front 5 that Dean chucked out onto the pitch. Was always going to be a concern.

We’ll have a few big hitters coming back into the fold for Bristol. Jonah Holmes, Jamie Roberts, Moriarty et al.

Re Rowlands, I was under the assumption that he’d play out the rest of this season with Wasps then he’ll head over ready for next season. Hopefully still the case.
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Ok, cheers

On the Blues front, is Lane injured? I saw Harries play on the wing today. Tache and part-mullet. Looked nearly as bad as Steff.
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Watching Aled Davies play for Saracens it is absolutely mind boggling how this guy is a professional rugby player. Already bombed two opportunities right on the line. The fact that he has played for Wales is also absolutely scary. It's so weird it's never like he was a talented youngster who just hasn't kicked on. As far as I can recall he has always been absolutely dogshit. He has absolutely no skill set, no noteworthy attributes. He dithers at the base of rucks. His passing is nowhere near elite level. His box kicking is atrocious, kick after kick will go out on the full. He snipes at all the wrong times getting isolated. He's unbelievably weak in contact. Finally he will find his level next year in the English second tier
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I feel his level would be a few leagues lower than the English second tier.
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Clive Simms wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:36 pm Watching Aled Davies play for Saracens it is absolutely mind boggling how this guy is a professional rugby player. Already bombed two opportunities right on the line. The fact that he has played for Wales is also absolutely scary. It's so weird it's never like he was a talented youngster who just hasn't kicked on. As far as I can recall he has always been absolutely dogshit. He has absolutely no skill set, no noteworthy attributes. He dithers at the base of rucks. His passing is nowhere near elite level. His box kicking is atrocious, kick after kick will go out on the full. He snipes at all the wrong times getting isolated. He's unbelievably weak in contact. Finally he will find his level next year in the English second tier
He occasionally has a stormer. Almost singularly turned it around at Munster in our P12 champions year.
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Who would you pick as your starting XXIII against Scotland right now?
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LandOTurk wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:52 pm Who would you pick as your starting XXIII against Scotland right now?
15 Halfpenny
14 Adams
13 Tomcyn
12 ????
11 Steff Evs
10 Biggar
9 Cawdor
8 Navidi
7 Tipuric
6 Wainwright
5 AWJ
4 Ball
3 ????
2 Ken
1 Wyn Jones

12 a trouble spot possibly? -Johnny Williams, Owen Watkin, Kieran Williams
3 Samson has been good, Fatty Francis playing well?, Dillon Lewis? Leon still a poor scrummager

Rob Evs
Elliott Dee
Fatty or Lee
Lock???
Moriarty

Webb or Rhodri?
Sam Davies
Utility?

Difficult for me as I have only seen parts of some games. Don't even know who has played in some part.
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LandOTurk wrote:
Who would you pick as your starting XXIII against Scotland right now?
LandOTurk wrote: 15 Halfpenny
14 Adams
13 Tomcyn
12 ????
11 Steff Evs
10 Biggar
9 Cawdor
8 Navidi
7 Tipuric
6 Wainwright
5 AWJ
4 Ball
3 ????
2 Ken
1 Wyn Jones

12 a trouble spot possibly? -Johnny Williams, Owen Watkin, Kieran Williams
3 Samson has been good, Fatty Francis playing well?, Dillon Lewis? Leon still a poor scrummager

Rob Evs
Elliott Dee
Fatty or Lee
Lock???
Moriarty

Webb or Rhodri?
Sam Davies
Utility?

Difficult for me as I have only seen parts of some games. Don't even know who has played in some part.
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Re your selection, I really feel it is time to move on from some players.

Ken Owens.

Alun Wyn Jones.

Leigh Halfpenny.

Jake Ball.

They’re either old, past their prime or just not that good. Perhaps all three.
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You don’t drop Alun Wyn - Alun Wyn will let you know when he’s done.

I’d like to see a bit more of Johnny Williams before he gets the nod but he looks like he has 50 caps in him.
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LandOTurk wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:07 pm
LandOTurk wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:52 pm Who would you pick as your starting XXIII against Scotland right now?
15 Halfpenny
14 Adams
13 Tomcyn
12 ????
11 Steff Evs
10 Biggar
9 Cawdor
8 Navidi
7 Tipuric
6 Wainwright
5 AWJ
4 Ball
3 ????
2 Ken
1 Wyn Jones

12 a trouble spot possibly? -Johnny Williams, Owen Watkin, Kieran Williams
3 Samson has been good, Fatty Francis playing well?, Dillon Lewis? Leon still a poor scrummager

Rob Evs
Elliott Dee
Fatty or Lee
Lock???
Moriarty

Webb or Rhodri?
Sam Davies
Utility?

Difficult for me as I have only seen parts of some games. Don't even know who has played in some part.
Steff - is that a joke LoT? Even you described a player as "Looked nearly as bad as Steff." R-Z, Lane (when fit), the average Kiwi poach are better options.

12 is a lottery now Parkes is gone. Watkin due to his experience I suppose.

3 is the Fat Saes all day long
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Short Man Syndrome wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:52 am You don’t drop Alun Wyn - Alun Wyn will let you know when he’s done.

I’d like to see a bit more of Johnny Williams before he gets the nod but he looks like he has 50 caps in him.
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LandOTurk wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:52 pm Who would you pick as your starting XXIII against Scotland right now?
God bless you and your insatiable drive to not let this thread die.

Carre, Ken, Francis, Awj, Ball, SLH, Navidi, Wainwright, Davies, Biggar, Adams, Halaholo, Tompkins, Lane, Sanjay

Elias, R.Jones, Lewis, Shingler, Basham, Hardy/ll.Williams, Patchell, Amos

derwyn, as ever, nail on the head. Awj needs to be put out to pastures new, his decline has been more than noticeable.
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Theflier wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:57 am
LandOTurk wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:52 pm Who would you pick as your starting XXIII against Scotland right now?
God bless you and your insatiable drive to not let this thread die.

Carre, Ken, Francis, Awj, Ball, SLH, Navidi, Wainwright, Davies, Biggar, Adams, Halaholo, Tompkins, Lane, Sanjay

Elias, R.Jones, Lewis, Shingler, Basham, Hardy/ll.Williams, Patchell, Amos

derwyn, as ever, nail on the head. Awj needs to be put out to pastures new, his decline has been more than noticeable.
Thank you. That is the nicest thing you have ever said to me, maybe to anyone anywhere. I knew deep down you have some goodness. :thumbup:

On a serious note;
I forgot Carre so fine with that
You are probably right about Elias ahead of Dee
Who is SLH?
Has Lane played yet?
Is R Jones - Rhodri now of the Ospreys?
Shingler out for 12 weeks - major leg infection
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Josh MacLeod won P14 Turnover King with 23 - impressive from the Monégasque!!
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Yeh Dee has caps because we always need a token dragon, but I havent seen anything of him and he's 26.
Shane Lewis-Hughes, he's big, strong, fast and talented, he's like the lydiate and tipuric love child, big fan. Toss up between him and basham, but bashams just too small to start.
Lane might be injured don't know, same for halaholo.
Yeh Rhodri of Ospreys, looked strong against the cardiff scrum(that being said, I've seen piss into 70mph gusts look strong against the Cardiff scrum)
And infected shingler
Other candidates being Samson, Seb, Boyde, Macleod, Moriarty, Jarrod. Older lot need to be taken out back now
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