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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by JP14 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:49 pm

Fitzgerald has played well at 6 but Bath will more than likely field a backrow of Tom Ellis, Underhill and Louw at 8. We need to field two breakdown operators to counteract their threat.

On reflection I can’t remember why I didn’t bench Fitzgerald so I’ll change it now.
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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by Scott1 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:55 pm

If Spencer's out I'd be tempted to start Fitzy if Williams is locking.

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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by JP14 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:56 pm

We could start a backrow of Fitz, O’Connor and Thompson as I think Kalamafoni left the field in the 79th minute for a head knock as he was replaced by Genge.
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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:11 am

Fitz is a 2nd row who can play 6, he only played 6 in NZ due to injuries (& got found out on defense of scrums in Super Rugby more than once.)
If Spencer out then Wells not Kitch to 5.
I would be tempted by Thompson at 8, BOC 7.
Backs if fit pick themselves. Is Eastmond back this week?
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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by JP14 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:10 am

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:11 am
Fitz is a 2nd row who can play 6, he only played 6 in NZ due to injuries (& got found out on defense of scrums in Super Rugby more than once.)
If Spencer out then Wells not Kitch to 5.
I would be tempted by Thompson at 8, BOC 7.
Backs if fit pick themselves. Is Eastmond back this week?
Next week is the last fixture of his ban, so no.
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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by Scott1 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:40 am

I am aware of that but regardless of NZ Fitzy has performed far better for us at blindside than lock and that's all that interests me at present.

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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by Hinckley Bob » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:53 pm

I understand the suggestion that we need 2 breakdown operators against Bath but neither BOC not Guy Thompson seem capable of playing 80 minutes, so I imagine it will be one or the other to start, unless Evans is paired with one. In fact, we seem to have a number of forwards with questions over fitness levels, good players all but rarely able to complete a game (i.e. Williams, BOC, Spencer, Thompson, Denton).

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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by LE18 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:02 pm

Hinckley Bob wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:53 pm
I understand the suggestion that we need 2 breakdown operators against Bath but neither BOC not Guy Thompson seem capable of playing 80 minutes, so I imagine it will be one or the other to start, unless Evans is paired with one. In fact, we seem to have a number of forwards with questions over fitness levels, good players all but rarely able to complete a game (i.e. Williams, BOC, Spencer, Thompson, Denton).
Not entirely sure that they are not able to complete 80 mins, surely its giving another player of equal ability game time, so they are changed with 15 mins or so to go to keep the other player interested or blood a youngster?

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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by Scott1 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:16 pm

Oh no! JPD with the whistle and Pearce running the line,double whammy!

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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by wardy » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:57 pm

And Terheege as TMO. It's a conspiracy I tell you. :smt022
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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by Hinckley Bob » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:17 pm

LE18 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:02 pm
Hinckley Bob wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:53 pm
I understand the suggestion that we need 2 breakdown operators against Bath but neither BOC not Guy Thompson seem capable of playing 80 minutes, so I imagine it will be one or the other to start, unless Evans is paired with one. In fact, we seem to have a number of forwards with questions over fitness levels, good players all but rarely able to complete a game (i.e. Williams, BOC, Spencer, Thompson, Denton).
Not entirely sure that they are not able to complete 80 mins, surely its giving another player of equal ability game time, so they are changed with 15 mins or so to go to keep the other player interested or blood a youngster?
Perhaps it's because they have given everything but they are usually limping off.

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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by Hot_Charlie » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:26 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:16 pm
Oh no! JPD with the whistle and Pearce running the line,double whammy!
But if Bath don't have a front row at the moment, and JPD if reffing, we play territory and win in multiples of three following each scrum.

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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by Scott1 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:39 pm

Thomas is a poor TH (at scrumtime) but dont sleep on Catt,tore JCW a new one in the Wasps game. Hes a very good scrummager!

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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by JP14 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:38 am

Thomas is better than he used to be, but yes Cole will have his work cut out with Catt.
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Re: Bath next week ....

Post by BigDan50 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:50 am

Our front row will have to scrummage well as their back five is far better than ours.

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