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by jgriffin
Thu May 26, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Formerly of this parish
Replies: 370
Views: 61147

Re: Formerly of this parish

I think that the main charge levied at the WRU is that they only seem to be bothered about the Millennium Stadium being full on international weekends with the regional game coming a very, very distant second. The same could be said of the English RFU and the cabbage patch, they have killed the Cha...
by jgriffin
Thu May 26, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Formerly of this parish
Replies: 370
Views: 61147

Re: Formerly of this parish

https://twitter.com/ealingtfrugby/status/1529764283583692800?t=8RHdlIlc_dxwrTBmfa34oQ&s=19 Holmes officially confirmed as a Ealing player. Interesting that a Welsh region weren't able to pay him what he felt was his going rate yet a side, albeit a very ambitious one, in the Championship can. Do...
by jgriffin
Tue May 24, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2022
Replies: 39
Views: 3595

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2022

The weak bit compared with Ashton is between the ears. Ashton has a strategic grasp of attack and has always run good lines off 10/12
by jgriffin
Tue May 24, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO
Replies: 701
Views: 37317

Re: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO

I've been both fortunate and unfortunate to catch various pre-URC fixtures (Pro12 and 14) over the last few years, TV (practise my Welsh) and live. While there is undoubtedly potential for top quality games at European level, I have serious doubts about all but the top sides surviving a Prem or even...
by jgriffin
Mon May 23, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 7s ethics?
Replies: 34
Views: 902

Re: 7s ethics?

Knickers. Twist. compare and contrast with: Hand of Back. Bag snatching, wage fiddling, cap breaking etc. What's the game coming to? Nothing - a lot cleaner, less Sarries style fiddling (one hopes) :smt015 and if all we have to moan about is that 7s incident..........
by jgriffin
Mon May 23, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 7s ethics?
Replies: 34
Views: 902

Re: 7s ethics?

I think everyone is getting their knickers in a twist. It's not a million miles away from Italy vs England and the non-engagement at rucks mayhem. It will be a one-off, and a question in Question of Sport in a couple of years. :smt004
by jgriffin
Mon May 16, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rugby players transport
Replies: 23
Views: 1600

Re: Rugby players transport

Actually he crashed between a red and a blue on an 'off piste' section, although more between pistes rather than full on off piste it would have been regularly tracked. He was also an experienced skier so more than likely ski'd most winters, even though he was retired at the time of his injury. F1 ...
by jgriffin
Mon May 16, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2021/22 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACTS: Steve Borthwick and the Chamber of Oval Park
Replies: 239
Views: 24366

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2021/22 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACTS: Steve Borthwick and the Chamber of Oval Park

When you think of the level the top Welsh clubs were at pre Professionalism, the current state of affairs is a joke. This is such a good point, and had Llanelli, Cardiff and Swansea, along with possibly Neath, been left as identities in their own right, rather than having to absorb lesser sides I t...
by jgriffin
Mon May 16, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2021/22 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACTS: Steve Borthwick and the Chamber of Oval Park
Replies: 239
Views: 24366

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2021/22 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACTS: Steve Borthwick and the Chamber of Oval Park

Welsh regions were, and are, moribund as identities. The Irish provinces are , largely, historic (they lack the 'centre' of Irish locations, presumably Monaghan could've been one?). As a Whites supporter in the 90s, Ospreys were a dead duck for Swansea and Neath supporters. It was like amalgamating ...
by jgriffin
Sat May 14, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: EPCR Semi finals
Replies: 135
Views: 3963

Re: EPCR Semi finals

Puts our result in perspective.
by jgriffin
Wed May 11, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Decisions Decisions
Replies: 72
Views: 3798

Re: Decisions Decisions

Alas, no ST for us this coming season. Having to pay for the collapsing ancient conservatory to be rebuilt as a room has stuffed that, what we me being a pensioner (albeit with part-time work) and Mrs G being COVID/CFS (she once collapsed on the terrace AND we lost the game :smt013 ). The ticket off...
by jgriffin
Mon May 09, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO
Replies: 701
Views: 37317

Re: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO

Interesting reading the reactions, perceptions from the other side. First one is cup rugby is cup rugby. Leicester showed they were a little bit naive, keep the scoreboard ticking over, stay in the game, Leicester completely forgot about scoreboard pressure and the game was up by the 38th minute. L...
by jgriffin
Mon May 09, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO
Replies: 701
Views: 37317

Re: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO

I have always deplored the fact that provinces come up against clubs in European Cup games. It is not in the spirit of what it is about. Little wonder that Leinster have won it four times, with so many Irish internationals in the side. It was initially intended and still should, about clubs. Why th...
by jgriffin
Mon May 09, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tragic event in France
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Tragic event in France

by jgriffin
Sun May 08, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO
Replies: 701
Views: 37317

Re: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO

TBH I have never met an arrogant Irish rugby fan. That’s not to say there aren’t any but they have always seemed on the level to me. I think RB is right it’s the media thing especially that twonk Doyle who loves anything Irish to the nth degree. Never met an arrogant Irish fan, big difference from ...