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by drc_007
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish Away
Replies: 410
Views: 19169

Re: London Irish Away

JP14 wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Biggest battle will be the front row, the Exiles' front row on paper is arguably stronger than ours collectively.
Whilst that will be a challenge, the reality of the game today is there may only be 6 scrums but over 200 breakdowns. Battle of the breakdown is more likely to win matches.
by drc_007
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Other Round 22 Fixtures
Replies: 105
Views: 7734

Re: Other Round 22 Fixtures

How do we know that Sale players have breached the rules? Saints could not field a front row so had to cancel. Tests may be false positives and still expect the game to be cancelled if the number of Sale positives remain. Yeah, but the main point.... Sale can't field a side on Sunday... so why are ...
by drc_007
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Toulon v Tigers - Challenge Cup Semi
Replies: 304
Views: 16172

Re: Toulon v Tigers - Challenge Cup Semi

With COVID cases on the increase and the sight of fans not observing social distancing or wearing masks there is a risk that the game may not go ahead..........similar circumstances to the Castres game. I hope not but it is a genuine possibility. South of France makes pretty grim viewing at the mom...
by drc_007
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Team vs Saints
Replies: 283
Views: 17423

Re: Team vs Saints

Tigers need to be smarter, soft penalty compound by further penalties. Inevitable yellow cards.
by drc_007
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Sale - 05 Sep 20
Replies: 373
Views: 22208

Re: Tigers vs Sale - 05 Sep 20

Stats are here https://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/playerstat ... gue=267979

Clare made 15 tackles missed 2.
by drc_007
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Gloucester vs. Tigers - Sun 30 Aug 20 (1630)
Replies: 326
Views: 19045

Re: Gloucester vs. Tigers - Sun 30 Aug 20 (1630)

I think the coaching squad should get some credit for identifying what was not working and changing things immediately and not waiting till half time.

Would not be surprised if some players don't appear in the first team again.
by drc_007
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish
Replies: 257
Views: 18744

Re: London Irish

Not sure what people were expecting. Compared where Tigers were at the start of the year I saw real signs of improvement. Fitness was better, defence was better, commitment was better. Tigers lost two second rows leaving the scrum vulnerable but dug in a got the win. Lots still to improve but at lea...
by drc_007
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Teams up v Bath
Replies: 291
Views: 15756

Re: Teams up v bath

Time for the young guns to grab their chance.
by drc_007
Sun May 31, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Rugby Coronavirus Laws
Replies: 24
Views: 2279

Re: New Rugby Coronavirus Laws

We also need to look at the wider perspective.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/2020 ... -the-virus
by drc_007
Thu May 28, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: ANOTHER WAVE OF COVID 19?
Replies: 58
Views: 6304

Re: ANOTHER WAVE OF COVID 19?

I also rather suspect that the actual number of cases is way more than the published figures. I know of 20 or so people who have had an illness that presented with covid symptoms in the last couple of months. Only one of those was actually tested, so only she will appear as an official victim. Now,...
by drc_007
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Will games get cancelled?
Replies: 110
Views: 17678

Re: Will games get cancelled?

This virus is here to stay, look at the distribution around the world, many estimates suggest true infection rate is 10 to 100-fold higher than "confirmed" cases. Long term we have to look towards immunity either by infection or vaccination, vaccine is 12 months away and you need to add on productio...
by drc_007
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries vs Leicester - Teams Up
Replies: 154
Views: 27108

Re: Sarries vs Leicester - Teams Up

Whilst the defence was better in getting people into the correct positions on the field, we still miss too many tackles. According to the stats 36 missed tackles against Saracens, you just can't hope to stay in the game with those stats. The real weakness is out wide with wingers missing 10 tackles ...
by drc_007
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Coronavirus: Sarries know best!
Replies: 48
Views: 9486

Re: Coronavirus: Sarries know best!

Based on current data from here https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 HK 107 cases 51 recovered 2 deaths, number of new cases declining UK 164 cases, 8 recovered 2 deaths, number of new cases accelerating A brief visit to HK airport for a ...
by drc_007
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Coronavirus: Sarries know best!
Replies: 48
Views: 9486

Re: Coronavirus: Sarries know best!

Based on current data from here https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 HK 107 cases 51 recovered 2 deaths, number of new cases declining UK 164 cases, 8 recovered 2 deaths, number of new cases accelerating A brief visit to HK airport for a f...
by drc_007
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Ireland
Replies: 70
Views: 20244

Re: England v Ireland

BFG wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Watching England v Ireland was like watching paint dry!
A win today but England aren't developing to win a World Cup with Ewels playing at No8 in my opinion!
He's a big fella but he is no Duane Vermeulen!
He is just a placeholder for Billy Vunipola.

England do need to identify a back up though.