Embra v Ulster

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Re: Embra v Ulster

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earl the beaver wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:05 pm Tbf that Billy Burns intercept was off yet another dropped ball (16 of them on the night), Ulster's inability to hold the ball gave Edinburgh 2 tries in the end and nearly a 3rd but for the intercept.

The first half was very close (55-45% territory and possession to Edinburgh) but Edinburgh kept hold of the ball and forced the try, Ulster couldn't and offloads weren't going to hand. In the second half Ulster owned the ball and the territory, yes Edinburgh could have been further ahead at halftime (or early in the second half) but largely stemming from Ulster mistakes.
What point are you trying to make? Edinburgh profited from Ulster errors, Ulster profited from Edinburgh errors.

Unless of course you are trying to suggest that the only way Edinburgh could possibly score against the magnificence that is Ulster is due to Ulster making errors. I suppose in your mind Ulster's points came from skill and creativity creating opportunities out of nothing rather than the mundane exploitation of an error.

Ulster were better on the night. The scoreboard says so, the way they kept composure, made changes and clawed it back says so. But part of the win from Ulster was due to Edinburgh failing to take clear chances of the kind Ulster converted every time.
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Re: Embra v Ulster

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Edinburgh01 wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:42 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:05 pm Tbf that Billy Burns intercept was off yet another dropped ball (16 of them on the night), Ulster's inability to hold the ball gave Edinburgh 2 tries in the end and nearly a 3rd but for the intercept.

The first half was very close (55-45% territory and possession to Edinburgh) but Edinburgh kept hold of the ball and forced the try, Ulster couldn't and offloads weren't going to hand. In the second half Ulster owned the ball and the territory, yes Edinburgh could have been further ahead at halftime (or early in the second half) but largely stemming from Ulster mistakes.
What point are you trying to make? Edinburgh profited from Ulster errors, Ulster profited from Edinburgh errors.

Unless of course you are trying to suggest that the only way Edinburgh could possibly score against the magnificence that is Ulster is due to Ulster making errors. I suppose in your mind Ulster's points came from skill and creativity creating opportunities out of nothing rather than the mundane exploitation of an error.

Ulster were better on the night. The scoreboard says so, the way they kept composure, made changes and clawed it back says so. But part of the win from Ulster was due to Edinburgh failing to take clear chances of the kind Ulster converted every time.
I'm saying that while Edinburgh could have been further ahead in the first half or early the second Ulster would have only themselves to blame, it's not as clean cut as saying Ulster were a finger tip from losing is all things go both ways.
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