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by Tiglon
Mon May 17, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Football pundits v rugby pundits
Replies: 19
Views: 1411

Re: Football pundits v rugby pundits

The ref has a very difficult job in controlling what is a technically complex sport and hence is always right, even when he's wrong. At local league level he often has to rely of coaches from both teams to run the line and hence has no help with decisions other than with respect to the ball going o...
by Tiglon
Mon May 17, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: TMO vs. Quins
Replies: 71
Views: 4072

Re: TMO vs. Quins

I think the problem with the officiating dynamic in the Quins game was the presence of Barnes as Assistant Ref, who also played a part in convincing Pearce to change his mind. Luke Pearce is a top ref, but Barnes is probably the most highly regarded ref in the world and, when he's telling you what t...
by Tiglon
Sun May 16, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: QUINS (H) - ROUND 19 - 15th May 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 13473

Re: QUINS (H) - ROUND 19 - 15th May 2021

Not sure it makes any difference when players scream at a referee. Green shouted "tackled in the air" or something similar at least 3 times after being tackled in the air during a lineout. Pearce could not have been less interested - and rightly so (Green was right and Pearce was wrong, but the last...
by Tiglon
Sun May 16, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: QUINS (H) - ROUND 19 - 15th May 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 13473

Re: QUINS (H) - ROUND 19 - 15th May 2021

https://www.world.rugby/the-game/laws/guidelines/17 I thought I heard Pearce say that Genge was making a legal clear out, therefore according to the link above it should have been play on. However, Barnes and the TMO convinced him that it cannot be play on if there is contact to the head. World Rugb...
by Tiglon
Sun May 16, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: TMO vs. Quins
Replies: 71
Views: 4072

Re: TMO vs. Quins

It felt like the TMO was intervening in lots of decisions yesterday. It's difficult to know whether it's the TMO or a touch judge you're hearing in the audio, but I'm familiar enough with Wayne Barnes' voice to know it wasn't him I was hearing repeatedly. Did anyone else notice that? The laws of th...
by Tiglon
Mon May 10, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021
Replies: 692
Views: 43797

Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Genge isn't first choice for his country and hasn't played much for his club this season - he was always going to be an outside bet. One of those players whose career is perhaps suffering from being a perennial England bench warmer - might be better off playing a full season for Tigers and putting a...
by Tiglon
Mon May 10, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tactical Kicking
Replies: 25
Views: 1341

Re: Tactical Kicking

The stats probably suggest that you have greater chance of regaining the ball or winning territory if you keep the kick in play - if the chase is effective and the kick accurate. It's probably more likely that you will concede a penalty while defending a lineout than turning over the ball - if neith...
by Tiglon
Mon May 10, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Refereeing Consistency
Replies: 72
Views: 4715

Re: Refereeing Consistency

Referees are human beings (or so I believe) and therefore may see things differently to each other. One only has to read posts on this forum to note how many versions of the same incident there can be, all opinions are valid but many are not in accord with our own. Refereeing authorities may give d...
by Tiglon
Mon May 10, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 7th May - Sale Away
Replies: 389
Views: 10150

Re: 7th May - Sale Away

It seems to me that, although we have recruited some top players and there are some very good youngsters coming through, as a team we're not much further forward than we were twelve months ago. I find this a very strange view. Disappointment at individual matches or players is one thing but not bei...
by Tiglon
Tue May 04, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Montpellier’s Form - Challenge Cup Final chat
Replies: 449
Views: 21137

Re: Montpellier’s Form - Challenge Cup Final chat

We're very lucky to have a player as good as Wiese at the club, and to have such talented youngsters as Martin and Steward with a Head Coach who seems to know exactly how to manage them. Things have not looked so bright for many years! Very good point about Sale and physicality, it will be a good me...
by Tiglon
Tue May 04, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Montpellier’s Form - Challenge Cup Final chat
Replies: 449
Views: 21137

Re: Montpellier’s Form - Challenge Cup Final chat

I think we're being a bit harsh on Wiese if we're suggesting he has been found out. I haven't seen his stats from the Ulster game but I'd bet they were still very impressive. He is a brilliant player who has been a key part of the improvement this season and is exactly the number 8 I have been prayi...
by Tiglon
Tue May 04, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Warren Gatland?!
Replies: 23
Views: 1770

Re: Warren Gatland?!

I struggle to come up with a stronger alternative who would be available and interested - especially if he is expected to be from British Isles. With everything that is going on at the moment, it doesn't hurt to have someone in charge who is familiar with the setup and has previously worked with man...
by Tiglon
Mon May 03, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: American Investors for Tigers?
Replies: 40
Views: 3793

Re: American Investors for Tigers?

Obviously a glass half empty man. If you think that the rugby fraternity is full of selfish self serving people suggest you are mixing with the wrong crowd. The fact that you think of a rugby as a "fraternity" tells me everything I need to know. Did you know that women are allowed to play rugby now...
by Tiglon
Mon May 03, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Montpellier’s Form - Challenge Cup Final chat
Replies: 449
Views: 21137

Re: Montpellier’s Form - Challenge Cup Final chat

Both teams capable of some impressive rugby, but equally both are capable of having a poor 40 minutes.

Looking forward to a really close final :smt023
by Tiglon
Mon May 03, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: American Investors for Tigers?
Replies: 40
Views: 3793

Re: American Investors for Tigers?

I'm not sure how the prospect of an unnamed American investor is a negative, unless we're dealing in xenophobia and general American stereotypes. We've all seen the way this club treats people, and the way this sport treats competitiveness and inclusivity. Amateur values and meritocracy left rugby m...