Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

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Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by ellis9 » Fri May 26, 2017 9:58 pm

Toulon beat top of the league La Rochelle in the semi final to reach the final.

Well done Cockerill. Well done Toulon.

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by strawclearer » Fri May 26, 2017 10:03 pm

Can't believe Toulon and Saints both win important matches on the same day - and I'm pleased! :smt030
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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by tigercaspian » Fri May 26, 2017 10:24 pm

I think it's brilliant for Cockers because Toulon is, from the outside, such a dysfunctional place to manage. Do we think Ford could have achieved this turnaround ?
And , as for Saints, after such a naff season, as our nearest and dearest, congrats to them for putting some gloss on it......even if our favourite Franglais, Ze Stade Fan, is right now crying into his Cassis!!

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Post by jgriffin » Sat May 27, 2017 11:12 am

If by any chance Toulon won the Top15, then by moving to Edinburgh he would have a shot at a historic treble, winning all the top Euro leagues.
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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by Noddy555 » Sat May 27, 2017 2:27 pm

Yes that was unexpected as Atlantique Rochelais have looked invincible all season
but I hope they will face Clermont Auvergne who face Racing today for the other place and then hopefully Clermont will beat Toulon in the final.

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by tigercaspian » Sat May 27, 2017 6:48 pm

Toulon v Clermont it is then!

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by Bristol Tiger » Mon May 29, 2017 5:35 pm

Well done Cockers and good luck for the final.

This season has proved that finishing top is not a good place to be in the league (at least in the Northern Hemisphere):
  • - Exeter (2nd) are English Premiership champions;
  • - Scarlets (3rd) are Pro12 champions;
  • - and either Clermont (2nd) or Toulon (3rd) will be Top 14 champions.
Looks like 2nd or 3rd are ideal places for us next season :smt003

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by Noddy555 » Mon May 29, 2017 10:31 pm

I shall be putting on my yellow Clermont shirt which I purchased from their club shop when we played them in the quarter final in 2014 and sitting there and hoping that Nick Abendenon and David Strettle will do a job on them on Saturday so the Cockatoo can retire with his tail between his legs to Edinburgh and Pro 12 rugby and the European Challenge cup.

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by JackFlashJonny » Tue May 30, 2017 1:40 pm

I pray they don't win just so we don't have to hear ellis harp on... :smt023

The whole set up of the play offs in France is pretty harsh..the home team always runs the risk of being under cooked with 2 weeks off

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by ellis9 » Tue May 30, 2017 2:16 pm

I promise I won't harp on about Cockerill as much as other people have about Burns.

That means I will harp on a lot because it will still be nowhere near as much as people harping on about the Burns situation!

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by Scott11 » Tue May 30, 2017 2:43 pm

Can't wait for the Cockeril wins his first Edinburgh game post! And what's Manu doing in Toulon,his brother still playing for them?

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by johnthegriff » Tue May 30, 2017 4:14 pm

Noddy, Cocker will not be retiring with tail between legs whatever the result in Paris. For Toulon to get to the final, even to be in the play offs from where they were when he took over is a remarkable achievement. Edinburgh will no doubt improve under Cockers coaching and in a year or two I will be hoping that we will be meeting his team in the Champions Cup and can welcome him back to Welford Road. Of course I will be hoping he loses when that happens.

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by jgriffin » Tue May 30, 2017 4:34 pm

johnthegriff wrote:Noddy, Cocker will not be retiring with tail between legs whatever the result in Paris. For Toulon to get to the final, even to be in the play offs from where they were when he took over is a remarkable achievement. Edinburgh will no doubt improve under Cockers coaching and in a year or two I will be hoping that we will be meeting his team in the Champions Cup and can welcome him back to Welford Road. Of course I will be hoping he loses when that happens.
Echoes my feelings, thanks. :smt023
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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by ellis9 » Tue May 30, 2017 5:26 pm

Well said johnthegriff!

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Re: Cockerill leads Toulon to Top 14 final

Post by Tyzot » Tue May 30, 2017 10:14 pm

Don't get the unpleasantness from some people on this forum.

We had it just before the news about Mrs TY broke, despite all the hints on the forum, with some saying they weren't bothered about anything outside of the game only his form on the pitch mattered.

Now we get the wish that one of our former loyal servants has to retire with his tail between his legs.

Maybe its just me that finds this stuff tiresome but judging by the limited numbers of active posters these days possibly not.

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