SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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Lions ruck protection is non-existent, getting owned on the floor
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Lions should be looking to play in the Pro14, hopeless
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Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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Both teams getting sloppy
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Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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Lions defensive system is called "The Red Sea Defence" :blush: :roll:
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Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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Sandstorm wrote:Lions ruck protection is non-existent, getting owned on the floor
Completely devoid of ideas and anything outside of one out carries is done individually.

Sad to see the Lions so poor.
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Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
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Troll wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:Lions ruck protection is non-existent, getting owned on the floor
Completely devoid of ideas and anything outside of one out carries is done individually.

Sad to see the Lions so poor.
It is sad. This team was so good, and so fun, to watch.

Such is life in pro rugby...

And they score!
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what's the penalty count today towny?
I know one side has two yellows but that must be a coincidence.
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ref payback again
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Crazy Ed wrote:ref payback again
Kiwi ref?
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Great win Rebs. Wessels maybe finally getting what he should out of this team.
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Well played rebels some quality play in that game.
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towny wrote:How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
Lions were a better team last year.
Rebels dominated the first half and scored like 39 points but capitulated on the 2nd half. That idiot Saffa ref played a part penalising them like 10 times in the 2nd half.
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grievous wrote:Great win Rebs. Wessels maybe finally getting what he should out of this team.
Not sold on Wessels. He failed badly with the best squad in Australia 2 years in a row. However the Rebels are playing better this year. Hope they can continue to play well.
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Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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Good to see Jannie Du Plusis out there.
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towny wrote:How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
The Lions didn't have Eugene Seconds this year.
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mightyreds wrote:
towny wrote:How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
The Lions didn't have Eugene Seconds this year.
Egon....

Sadly the Sharks got him for this afternoon...
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towny wrote:How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
With a neutral referee the scoreline was completely different. Just shows that South African teams rely so much on the innate bias and favouritism shown by their local referees.
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Ali's Choice wrote:
towny wrote:How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
With a neutral referee the scoreline was completely different. Just shows that South African teams rely so much on the innate bias and favouritism shown by their local referees.
You misread us completely. The Lions are shit...not even a ref could save them...
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Sards wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
towny wrote:How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
With a neutral referee the scoreline was completely different. Just shows that South African teams rely so much on the innate bias and favouritism shown by their local referees.
You misread us completely. The Lions are shit...not even a ref could save them...
i agree the Lions are shit. Just highlighting the difference that a 20-1 penalty count can make :thumbup:

Cue Jensra tearfully arguing in defense of Egon Seconds.
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Sards wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
towny wrote:How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
With a neutral referee the scoreline was completely different. Just shows that South African teams rely so much on the innate bias and favouritism shown by their local referees.
You misread us completely. The Lions are shit...not even a ref could save them...
I’ve seen the Lions play worse than that and still finish on top thanks to their extraordinary discipline. Sadly, this deserts them away from altitude.
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towny wrote:How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
The Melbourne "here's 5 points" Rebels?
I wonder
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Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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Seriously!

What are the "coaches" trying to do?

The Lions "strength" has been to play ball-in-hand rugby. Now they have Elton kicking up and unders with a rush "Red Sea" defence? Kicking away possession, trying to play Rassie-ball?

F^ck that! Go back to what worked for the Lions the last 4/5 years
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Ali's Choice wrote: i agree the Lions are shit. Just highlighting the difference that a 20-1 penalty count can make :thumbup:

Cue Jensra tearfully arguing in defense of Egon Seconds.
Asshole. Show me where I defended Seconds

All I've ever asked of you is to show me proof of wrong decisions, which you haven't been able to to supply to date

Shit! Why do I bother arguing with a troll?
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Jensrsa wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote: i agree the Lions are shit. Just highlighting the difference that a 20-1 penalty count can make :thumbup:

Cue Jensra tearfully arguing in defense of Egon Seconds.
Asshole. Show me where I defended Seconds

All I've ever asked of you is to show me proof of wrong decisions, which you haven't been able to to supply to date

Shit! Why do I bother arguing with a troll?
You've spent months defending Seconds. And you do it exactly the way you've done in this post. Demanding "proof" of wrong decisions in Seconds's shameful 20-1 refereeing performance, despite knowing full well that there is no way I or anyone could provide you with this proof. Penalties in Rugby are highly subjective and the angles we see on TV footage are different to what a referee sees in a match. So how could anyone possibly provide the irrefutable proof you arrogantly demand? At best we would be able to show you 50/50 calls that all went the way of the Lions. But that wouldn't be enough for you. You are demanding something that you know full well no-one will ever be able to provide. So you are actually the troll, not me.

Would you at least concede that a 20-1 penalty count has never happened in pro Rugby previously and will never happen again unless Egon Seconds is allowed back to officiate in Super Rugby?

PS - how does it feel knowing that your team, the Lions, will be forever linked to Egon Seconds's shameful 20-1 penalty count, which he used to lift your team to victory against the Rebels in 2019? What a disgraceful and embarrassing individual to be linked to for eternity.
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Sards wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
towny wrote:How did this Lions’ team knock over this Rebels team last year?!!
Maybe a closer look at that game’s stats will hold the answers.
With a neutral referee the scoreline was completely different. Just shows that South African teams rely so much on the innate bias and favouritism shown by their local referees.
You misread us completely. The Lions are shit...not even a ref could save them...
The 13-3 penalty count in their favour (Jaco was the ref) when they beat the Reds certainly helped.
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Thomas wrote:The 13-3 penalty count in their favour (Jaco was the ref) when they beat the Reds certainly helped.
According to Jensra you are not allowed to ever criticise a lopsided penalty count unless you have irrefutable "proof" that decisions were wrong. Otherwise it's apparently just trolling, and Kiwi/Aussie rugby fans should just get used to 20-1 penalty counts when our teams tour South Africa.
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Ali's Choice wrote:
Thomas wrote:The 13-3 penalty count in their favour (Jaco was the ref) when they beat the Reds certainly helped.
According to Jensra you are not allowed to ever criticise a lopsided penalty count unless you have irrefutable "proof" that decisions were wrong. Otherwise it's apparently just trolling, and Kiwi/Aussie rugby fans should just get used to 20-1 penalty counts when our teams tour South Africa.


:lol: :lol:

You have gone full screeching shrieking vegan.






Again.
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Clogs wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
Thomas wrote:The 13-3 penalty count in their favour (Jaco was the ref) when they beat the Reds certainly helped.
According to Jensra you are not allowed to ever criticise a lopsided penalty count unless you have irrefutable "proof" that decisions were wrong. Otherwise it's apparently just trolling, and Kiwi/Aussie rugby fans should just get used to 20-1 penalty counts when our teams tour South Africa.


:lol: :lol:

You have gone full screeching shrieking vegan.






Again.
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Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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Was there something funny in clogs's comment that I missed?

Anyway, it was funny to see the Lions get thrashed by the Rebeks. It just shows that cheats never prosper, and the fact that they have been dishonestly carried by a few crooked home referees for so long makes every Lions loss a reason to celebrate. At the end of the day I strongly believe in karma, and the Lions losing three finals in a row from 2016 to 2018 is karma for the blatant dishonesty of some of the South African referees. That makes me happy!
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Congrats Rebels.
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Emirates Lions Injury Update:
Jamba Ulengo: Severe quad contusion. Will have to pass fitness test later in the week.
Wandisile Simelane: Grade I MCL tear right knee. Will probably settle by Highlanders match. His progress will be assessed later in the week.

Duncan Matthews is joining the team as cover for the two injured players.
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Dude...I feel so badly for you...
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Sards wrote:Dude...I feel so badly for you...
It's frustrating. I didn't expect much this year but I definitely expected a more competitive Lions team

The Lions currently have players with more potential than the 2014 Lions players ever had. The youngsters won the u19 and the u21 competitions during their junior years. They were the cream of their age group

But they are being wasted by an inexperienced and probably unqualified coaching team.

The Lions built their success in recent years on not recruiting marquee players but I think they took it too far by not recruiting a more experienced coach. Rather than spend money on a bunch of mentors it should have been spent on a coach. Not sure who was behind this

As Elton said, youth and "rebuilding" is not an excuse. The Reds have the youngest squad by far and although they are losing they are at least competitive. The Lions just aren't competitive at the moment
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Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

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Jensrsa wrote:
Sards wrote:Dude...I feel so badly for you...
It's frustrating. I didn't expect much this year but I definitely expected a more competitive Lions team

The Lions currently have players with more potential than the 2014 Lions players ever had. The youngsters won the u19 and the u21 competitions during their junior years. They were the cream of their age group

But they are being wasted by an inexperienced and probably unqualified coaching team.

The Lions built their success in recent years on not recruiting marquee players but I think they took it too far by not recruiting a more experienced coach. Rather than spend money on a bunch of mentors it should have been spent on a coach. Not sure who was behind this

As Elton said, youth and "rebuilding" is not an excuse. The Reds have the youngest squad by far and although they are losing they are at least competitive. The Lions just aren't competitive at the moment
They’re pretty competitive at home tbf.
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