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Re: London Irish

Post by RagingBull » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:51 pm

11. Murimurivalu
14. Nadolo
15. Steward
Would be good to see.

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Re: London Irish

Post by CitizenSmiff » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:52 pm

No fun at all to watch this, was hoping for much better.

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Re: London Irish

Post by jgriffin » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:55 pm

Dr H Flashman MBE wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:34 pm
It’s quite scrappy. We seem to be playing within ourselves and I don’t mean this at disrespectfully to Irish, but giving them too much respect.
Third disallowed try. Another day another TMO. Scrappy but a win. :smt038
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Re: London Irish

Post by ABClub » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:56 pm

CitizenSmiff wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:52 pm
No fun at all to watch this, was hoping for much better.
Yep. Watching basically our first XV at the moment against a rotated LI running down the clock for a narrow win. Still a win but not great.

It felt like watching a game between the two worst sides in the Prem to be honest.

Positives though in Steward, Reffell and Nadolo. I think that starting back row are a really balanced unit. Wallace has been impressive in his three appearances as well. Williams was also solid in places, potential to be a good squad player.

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Re: London Irish

Post by Big Dai » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:58 pm

A win's a win. A Remy is a Remy.

Young lad at 15 did well.
Both our front rows did well.
Line out worked.

Offside line reffing by Pearce abysmal. Its not "Go back. Go back." It's "Penalty, Offside."
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Re: London Irish

Post by ads » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:58 pm

A win but it doesn't really feel like it!

I don't understand the rules these days....

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Re: London Irish

Post by POSTIGER » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:59 pm

At least we winned, wonned? Forget what the word is.

Anyway, the boys dug in and showed the fight that has been missing for a long time even if the game itself was an absolute minger.

Why the RFU thought it was a good idea to make JP Doyle redundant when the likes of Pearce are regularly ruining games, I'll never know. LP's performance was dreadful tonight.
I saw Marika Vunibaka play

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Re: London Irish

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:02 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:51 pm
11. Murimurivalu
14. Nadolo
15. Steward
Would be good to see.
9. Youngs
10. Ford
11. Murimurivalu
12. Scott
13. Moroni
14. Nadolo
15. Steward

Yep.. that’ll do nicely :smt023
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Re: London Irish

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:04 pm

CitizenSmiff wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:52 pm
No fun at all to watch this, was hoping for much better.
Yep.. feeling pretty deflated, feels like we lost.. can’t really remember the last time we won so thought it might feel a bit better than this! Ahh well, take the win and hope we keep improving..
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Re: London Irish

Post by thebearisstilldeano » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:05 pm

Is there a statto out there who knows which prem team has had the most tries disallowed in a season?

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Re: London Irish

Post by sam16111986 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:06 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:51 pm
11. Murimurivalu
14. Nadolo
15. Steward
Would be good to see.
Agreed. Give Murimurivalu the chance to go looking for work. Steward looked rock solid at 15, bar one dipping pass to Williams didn't put a foot wrong. If you didn't know anything about him and were watching him for the first time you'd assume he was the first choice fullback. Very impressed by him and by Nadolo who looks like he'll be a nightmare for opposition defences.

Our kicking game was to loose and we made too many handling errors in their 22. Got to tighten and up and be more clinical. We had enough chances to get a TBP quite comfortably but we're our own worst enemies. A little of that was players clearly not on the same wavelength but we can't excuse that for long.

Defence looked good, we forced a lot of turnovers. I liked how hard we contested everything. It's still a work in progress but it does look a lot better than what we saw pre Covid.

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Re: London Irish

Post by daktari » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:08 pm

Big Dai wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:58 pm
A win's a win. A Remy is a Remy.

Young lad at 15 did well.
Both our front rows did well.
Line out worked.

Offside line reffing by Pearce abysmal. Its not "Go back. Go back." It's "Penalty, Offside."
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Re: London Irish

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:10 pm

ABClub wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:56 pm
CitizenSmiff wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:52 pm
No fun at all to watch this, was hoping for much better.
Yep. Watching basically our first XV at the moment against a rotated LI running down the clock for a narrow win. Still a win but not great.
still have Murimurivalu, Moroni, Van Wyk, Wiese, Mamu, Brink yet to arrive/feature and I’d expect Potter and Porter to be in the mix. Plus we were a lock down after 20 min so tough to adjust after that
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Re: London Irish

Post by Dangerous4 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:17 pm

It's a win, but no more.

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Re: London Irish

Post by drc_007 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:17 pm

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 least for me on the right track.

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