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Re: European finals 2020

Post by jgriffin » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:37 pm

Despite the rest of my siblings being either STHs or Exe supporters, I'm indifferent as I think they get free passes from refs too often.
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Re: European finals 2020

Post by Scott1 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:39 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Despite the rest of my siblings being either STHs or Exe supporters, I'm indifferent as I think they get free passes from refs too often.
The constant blocking and sealing off amongst other things makes NZ and Leinster look like saints!

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Re: European finals 2020

Post by northerntiger » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:07 pm

Just going back to the Bristol game, I was very impressed with the ref. Very controlled, good communication and actually called passes forward!!!!!!

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Re: European finals 2020

Post by thebearisstilldeano » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:32 pm

Anyone else uneasy about the role of broadcast commentary over third official decision making.

At the moment this looks like another final decided by Austin and/ or Ben Kay without them being the player to touch the ball down.
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Re: European finals 2020

Post by Tiglon » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:40 pm

Brilliant game of rugby, well done to Chiefs.

Bit of a shame that it ended with the TMO and Ref having a ridiculous conversation about whether time was up.

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Re: European finals 2020

Post by JP14 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:43 pm

Tiglon wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:40 pm
Brilliant game of rugby, well done to Chiefs.

Bit of a shame that it ended with the TMO and Ref having a ridiculous conversation about whether time was up.
Agreed it was a bit ridiculous.
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Re: European finals 2020

Post by JP14 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:48 pm

How is Joe Simmonds man of the match? For kicking all of his kicks? Just don’t get the hype with this guy I’m glad Eddie Jones is inclined to agree.

This whole journey thing driving me nuts too, get rid of the racist branding and cheating tactics then I might feel elements of sympathy for their amazing “rise”.
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Re: European finals 2020

Post by JP14 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:49 pm

Really cruel that Zebo didn’t get the MVP, I don’t care that Exeter won, tell that to Simon Shaw in 2009.
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Re: European finals 2020

Post by BFG » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:51 pm

The refereeing was poor with mixed messages to players all match but that penalty awarded against Racing on Exeter's line late on with the Exeter player clearly in at the side was a shocker in my opinion.

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Re: European finals 2020

Post by BigDan50 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:53 pm

JP14, you are coming across as very bitter and jealous.

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Re: European finals 2020

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:53 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:48 pm
How is Joe Simmonds man of the match? For kicking all of his kicks? Just don’t get the hype with this guy I’m glad Eddie Jones is inclined to agree.

This whole journey thing driving me nuts too, get rid of the racist branding and cheating tactics then I might feel elements of sympathy for their amazing “rise”.
Agreed, when it comes to European finals it highlights that Exeter’s half backs are nowhere near being international class.

Thought Hill looked good though, always makes yards with the ball in hand. Feel for S Simmonds, think he could make a very good no.7, just lacks some power to be an 8.

Thought Nigel was poor. Twice he decided to change his mind, first calling advantage over then Exeter hoofed the ball out and changed his mind. Then at the Exeter for penalty, he called hands away then blew up for keeping hold of the ball.

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Re: European finals 2020

Post by Robespierre » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:22 pm

BFG wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:51 pm
The refereeing was poor with mixed messages to players all match but that penalty awarded against Racing on Exeter's line late on with the Exeter player clearly in at the side was a shocker in my opinion.
On such decisions are matches won or lost.
A couple of silly mistakes cost Racing dearly. I'm not begrudging Exeter's victory and their extremely well-drilled pack is nothing but a bludgeon and wins them matches.

I dearly hope Wasps can turn them over next week with their more adventurous approach to the game.
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Re: European finals 2020

Post by Smudge » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:29 pm

I enjoyed the game and the way it ebbed and flowed. I have never been a fan of Nigel Owens but I didn't think he was too bad today.
Rassing were very strong and their squad cost an awful lot of money.

Considering where they have come from, it would be churlish in the extreme to rubbish Exeter's achievements.

From their first game at WR on promotion they have never failed to impress.

As for Rob Baxter? What a great bloke. He is the outstanding candidate to take over from Eddie Jones.
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Re: European finals 2020

Post by BFG » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:36 pm

Smudge wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:29 pm
I enjoyed the game and the way it ebbed and flowed. I have never been a fan of Nigel Owens but I didn't think he was too bad today.
Rassing were very strong and their squad cost an awful lot of money.

Considering where they have come from, it would be churlish in the extreme to rubbish Exeter's achievements.

From their first game at WR on promotion they have never failed to impress.

As for Rob Baxter? What a great bloke. He is the outstanding candidate to take over from Eddie Jones.
I don't think it's churlish at all.
It's fair to question their ruck tactics.
Ok they latch on to the ball carrier and to drive over the try line it's fine, but elsewhere around the park for players latched on to go off their feet to seal off the ruck as they do is genuinely questionable.

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Re: European finals 2020

Post by Smudge » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:45 pm

Oh just be glad for them. A real English club not an Irish province pretending to be a club, not a bunch of SC cheats,
not a rich man's play thing. For heaven's sake, be a sport and wish them well..
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