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by 4071
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Autumn Internationals
Replies: 382
Views: 29422

Re: Autumn Internationals

This sequence of stills shows how close the call was. https://i.imgur.com/76INvei.jpg The grid might be misleading, but I don't think Lawes was in an offside position until the final frame, at which point the ball is already off the ground in the SH's hands. It might be said that his front foot was ...
by 4071
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Autumn Internationals
Replies: 382
Views: 29422

Re: Autumn Internationals

My god - watch the replay - draw a line from the end of the ruck (BFG -following Italy’s interpretation of the ruck vs England a couple of seasons ago I think World Rugby would call it a ruck) Lawes was offside and then the ruck moved forward a foot or two and Lawes was even more in front of the en...
by 4071
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Premiership Rugby Cup - Tigers vs Worcester
Replies: 119
Views: 13855

Re: Premiership Rugby Cup - Tigers vs Worcester

This side gave Sale a clattering last week. Solomon's is giving the first half of the season a lash, no doubt to secure silverware and have a big enough cushion to avoid the drop zone. This is a stronger Wuss side that the one that battered Sale - they've brought back their England squad men (Hill ...
by 4071
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Joe El-Abd
Replies: 11
Views: 1730

Re: Joe El-Abd

I'd happily offload both Fitzgerald and Mapapalangi to make way for a returning Mafi. Both are good players, but are surely drifting down the pecking order as everyone else is lifting their performances. We're in the happy situation of not needing to bring someone in, but his performance against Exe...
by 4071
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Christian Wade
Replies: 53
Views: 10526

Re: Christian Wade

So just to get this straight, a guy who has been playing top flight club rugby for more than seven years, playing more than 150 matches in that time and scoring close to 100 tries, has played for England and represented the Lions, and has given up a good and certain salary in order to test himself i...
by 4071
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Europe Head High
Replies: 24
Views: 4729

Re: Europe Head High

Cipriani red card for Shoulder upper arm to head against Munster letter of the law absolutely correct. Very well explained by Flatman player safety is paramount In the same game, Billy 12T got smacked in the face by a high tackle from the Munster 8 and no card was forthcoming. It's the inconsistenc...
by 4071
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Christian Wade
Replies: 53
Views: 10526

Re: Christian Wade

If he had been chosen for England and got another 40 caps at £20k per match plus sponsorship opportunities would he have made this choice! In it for the money plain and simple, and that's why England aren't as good as they should be and the player pool isn't as strong as it should be! This implies ...
by 4071
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Christian Wade
Replies: 53
Views: 10526

Re: Christian Wade

Well his heart clearly isn't here and I see the signs in quite a few these days. This is just another sign of the current poor state of rugby in England. Overseas converts and academy starlets more interested in exposure and money and supporters being treated more and more like cash cows. The quali...
by 4071
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Scarlets
Replies: 137
Views: 17429

Re: Tigers v Scarlets

Quite, an accidental collapsed scrum can be catastrophic, to legitimise collapsing it as a way of negating superior opposition would be reckless. And in theory a deliberately collapsed scrum should still be penalized. This rule about getting the ball out of a collapsed scrum is to prevent the need ...
by 4071
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Scarlets
Replies: 137
Views: 17429

Re: Tigers v Scarlets

Glad to see Wells getting a lot of love on here. It's amazing that he's racked up so many appearances for so few minutes played. For several seasons now, he's seemed to be considered a permanent a bench option, regardless of how well he's performed in matches. He's really strong at the breakdown - a...
by 4071
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ulster v Tigers
Replies: 212
Views: 16541

Re: Ulster v Tigers

ghdav27 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Exeter.
Yup.

In addition, they rotate those same front row units in the starting lineup. This season they have started 4 matches with a Moon/LCD/Williams unit and 3 matches with a Hepburn/Yeandle/Francis unit. They are yet to start with any other combination of those six players.
by 4071
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Freddie Burns
Replies: 25
Views: 2865

Re: Freddie Burns

Freddie absolutely needed to be subbed off. His head had gone at that point, and he would have been a total liability. He was wandering around berating himself instead of focusing on the game. Anyone who thinks that being subbed off at that point was a mistake because it would hit his self-confidenc...
by 4071
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Freddie Burns
Replies: 25
Views: 2865

Re: Freddie Burns

George Ford for Freddie Burns. Who got the better deal? Perhaps some have changed their mind. I'd take Owen Farrell over both every day of the week. I'd take Steenson over both to be honest, at least he can kick goals. Keep turning down what should be easy three pointers for a good kicker and conti...
by 4071
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19
Replies: 1037
Views: 153143

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19

Stooke, Slater and Spencer are deserving of an England place, Atwood and Kruis aren’t. Yet Attwood starts for Bath ahead of Stooke. He's in very good form again. The sort of form that got him a call up a few years back. His time may have passed and England aren't short of other options, but Attwood...
by 4071
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: First choice back line
Replies: 18
Views: 2982

Re: First choice back line

JP14 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Manu’s never playing on the wing again after New Zealand back in ‘14 😂
Manu's stats for that game:

9 carries for 100m
1 clean break, 3 defenders beaten, 3 offloads
5 tackles made, none missed


Mind you, he did get caught from behind once, so.... yeah...