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Topic: Scarlets team vs. Bath Rugby (a) (ECC)
Posted By: minded
Subject: Scarlets team vs. Bath Rugby (a) (ECC)
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 11:58am
Scarlets Bath Rugby
15. Rhys Patchell 15. Anthony Watson
14. Tom Prydie 14. Matt Banahan
13. Hadleigh Parkes 13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Scott Williams 12. Ben Tapuai
11. Paul Asquith 11. Aled Brew
10. Dan Jones 10. Rhys Priestland
9. Gareth Davies 9. Chris Cook
1. Rob Evans 1. Beno Obano
2. Ken Owens (capt) 2. Tom Dunn
3. Samson Lee 3. Henry Thomas
4. Tadhg Beirne 4. Elliott Stooke
5. David Bulbring 5. Luke Charteris
6. Aaron Shingler 6. Matt Garvey (capt)
7. James Davies 7. Sam Underhill
8. John Barclay 8. Zach Mercer
Replacements    
16. Ryan Elias 16. Michael van Vuuren
17. Wyn Jones 17. Lucas Noguera
18. Werner Kruger 18. Max Lahiff
19. Lewis Rawlins 19. James Phillips
20. Josh MacLeod 20. Paul Grant
21. Aled Davies 21. Kahn Fotuali’i
22. Steff Hughes 22. Freddie Burns
23. Will Boyde 23. James Wilson

Bath Rugby vs. Scarlets - Friday 12th January KO 19:45 - Live on BT Sport 2

Referee: Jérome Garcès

Assistant Referees: Pascal Gauzère, Jean-Luc Rebollal

TMO: Philippe Bonhoure



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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 11:59am
wow strong team suddenly those odds of 100 to 1  on scarlets to win the cup are looking a lot more tempting?

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Posted By: SAV
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 11:59am
Looking good for me .

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Posted By: turkishrebel
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 11:59am
halfpenny and mcnicholl fit!!!!

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Posted By: M.M.
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 11:59am
We're in with a shout now, bois bach.


Posted By: ChrisX
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:00pm
great news, great side and strong bench 


Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:00pm
Big lift that!!


Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:02pm
Bath team

15. Anthony Watson

14. Matt Banahan

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Ben Tapuai

11. Aled Brew

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Chris Cook

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Henry Thomas

4. Elliott Stooke

5. Luke Charteris

6. Matt Garvey (c)

7. Sam Underhill

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Michael van Vuuren

17. Lucas Noguera

18. Max Lahiff

19. James Phillips

20. Paul Grant

21. Kahn Fotuali’i

22. Freddie Burns

23. James Wilson



Posted By: cymraes
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:02pm
  Great news.  Bath here we come!


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:05pm
That is fantastic news. Strongest available team. Hadleigh will be gutted but in fairness to Asquith he has done nothing wrong in the games he's played. He is going to be tested against Joseph so thats an interesting match up. I feel a lot better than I did this morning about our chances. 


Posted By: Mr Ian
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:06pm
good team with the good choice of players...Asquith and Prydie at the moment deserve the starting spot...good impact from the bench...this match will be the first final of the match. come on Scarlets!!!


Posted By: diego6754
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:06pm
Truly believe we will win and win with a bonus point.


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:08pm
This is proper knock out rugby. They know we can beat them; we know we can beat them lets just do it!!!!!


Posted By: SospanMawr
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:09pm
Two well matched teams, we have the edge maybe in the front row and back row, their back line has more strike runners and experience at outside half..
Dry, European night with everything on the line. Can’t wait! Going to be a cracker.


Posted By: Sosban bach
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:09pm
Feel Asquith is needed as he adds something compared to a paring of parkes and Scott. Happy with that team! Come on boys!!


Posted By: Rich (Bris)
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:25pm
Great news!

Pasted below were the teams for first match and, TBH there's little there to indicate we will now be on top in the front row (albeit Samson is seemingly stronger now). Scrums are certainly not all about the front rows but we struggled in that first match and we also struggled to overcome the direct approach of their forwards. Zach Mercer is also a great back-rower from what I've seen, as is Underhill and Garvey is not at all bad. So for me if is our continuity between backs and forwards (and the related ball-playing skills of our forwards) which gives us a big edge. The weather meant we lost that advantage in the main last time (as off-loading and passing were very tricky) but tomorrow looks fine and their pitch should be firm enough.

I'm confident though I have this nagging feeling that Cubby will be sent off. He'll be busting a gut (more than ever following his long absence) and I fear it may lead to problems - PLEASE be wrong Rich!

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny Mcnicholl, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Gareth Davies; 1 Wyn Jones, 2 Ken Owens (c), 3 Samson Lee, 4 Jake Ball, 5 Lewis Rawlins, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 Will Boyde, 8 Tadhg Beirne
Replacements: Ryan Elias, Dylan Evans, Werner Kruger, David Bulbring, Josh Macleod, Jonathan Evans, Paul Asquith, Scott Williams

Bath: 15 Anthony Watson, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Max Clark, 11 Aled Brew, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Kahn Fotuali’i; 1 Beno Obano, 2 Tom Dunn, 3 Anthony Perenise, 4 Charlie Ewels (c), 5 Luke Charteris, 6 Zach Mercer, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Taulupe Faletau
Replacements: 16 Jack Walker, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 Elliott Stooke, 20 Paul Grant, 21 Darren Allinson, 22 Josh Lewis, 23 Matt Banahan


Posted By: M.M.
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:28pm
Bath start as favourites. They will be very tough to beat on their own ground. 
See you there!


Posted By: roddy
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:34pm
Boys Bach I'm getting excited for this one.... strongest available 23...


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:37pm
Originally posted by Rich (Bris) Rich (Bris) wrote:

Great news!

Pasted below were the teams for first match and, TBH there's little there to indicate we will now be on top in the front row (albeit Samson is seemingly stronger now). Scrums are certainly not all about the front rows but we struggled in that first match and we also struggled to overcome the direct approach of their forwards. Zach Mercer is also a great back-rower from what I've seen, as is Underhill and Garvey is not at all bad. So for me if is our continuity between backs and forwards (and the related ball-playing skills of our forwards) which gives us a big edge. The weather meant we lost that advantage in the main last time (as off-loading and passing were very tricky) but tomorrow looks fine and their pitch should be firm enough.

I'm confident though I have this nagging feeling that Cubby will be sent off. He'll be busting a gut (more than ever following his long absence) and I fear it may lead to problems - PLEASE be wrong Rich!

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny Mcnicholl, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Gareth Davies; 1 Wyn Jones, 2 Ken Owens (c), 3 Samson Lee, 4 Jake Ball, 5 Lewis Rawlins, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 Will Boyde, 8 Tadhg Beirne
Replacements: Ryan Elias, Dylan Evans, Werner Kruger, David Bulbring, Josh Macleod, Jonathan Evans, Paul Asquith, Scott Williams

Bath: 15 Anthony Watson, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Max Clark, 11 Aled Brew, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Kahn Fotuali’i; 1 Beno Obano, 2 Tom Dunn, 3 Anthony Perenise, 4 Charlie Ewels (c), 5 Luke Charteris, 6 Zach Mercer, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Taulupe Faletau
Replacements: 16 Jack Walker, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 Elliott Stooke, 20 Paul Grant, 21 Darren Allinson, 22 Josh Lewis, 23 Matt Banahan

That night was a massive storm in llanelli it was absurd to have even played in it, reminded me of the game at stradey with the 89 all blacks. as for the teams theyre missing the second best number 8 in the world, were missing the best 13 in the world , barclay and cubby are back though and beirne in the boiler house, though overall theyre missing 5 and were missing 3
Plus form wise we have won 5 in a row they have lost 4 of their last 6




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Posted By: trinity60
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:38pm
looking at today's team and the team for 1st game v Bath, we are significantly stronger in the forwards @ 1-8 and 16-20. Our backs are slightly weaker as so much of our game comes through Steff although I think that's why Asquith has been selected @ 13 as he overs the same sort of skills and awareness as Steff, what we will miss is JD defensive quality's out in the wide channels but we've got Cubby there for that so on balance I think we are as strong as a 23 tomorrow maybe even slightly stronger than the 1st meeting.


Posted By: Flaggman
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:43pm
You’ve really got to admire the coaches for picking form players. Prydie and Asquith deserve their starting spots and further enforces the idea that no-ones place is guaranteed. Feels like the culture at the region is spot on!


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:50pm
Originally posted by trinity60 trinity60 wrote:

looking at today's team and the team for 1st game v Bath, we are significantly stronger in the forwards @ 1-8 and 16-20. Our backs are slightly weaker as so much of our game comes through Steff although I think that's why Asquith has been selected @ 13 as he overs the same sort of skills and awareness as Steff, what we will miss is JD defensive quality's out in the wide channels but we've got Cubby there for that so on balance I think we are as strong as a 23 tomorrow maybe even slightly stronger than the 1st meeting.

Agreed, despite loss of ball, our pack is a lot stronger, barclay and cubby back, beirne at lock instead of 8, Rob evans was out then too. Samson fitter now too. Backs we are weaker as foxy and steff out, on the upside prydie and asquith have shown form and hapenny has settled more into our style. weather is also a massive factor. weve just won 5 in a row in some of the filthiest weather imaginable so were developing a tougher edge and all court game


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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:51pm
Originally posted by Flaggman Flaggman wrote:

You’ve really got to admire the coaches for picking form players. Prydie and Asquith deserve their starting spots and further enforces the idea that no-ones place is guaranteed. Feels like the culture at the region is spot on!

Agreed it seems like  a vibrant healthy culture based on form and opportunity and good coaching


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Posted By: Mugwuffin
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 12:54pm
That’s a very decent looking 23. I hope Halfpenny and McNicholl genuinely are fit and that they haven’t just been named in the team as a smokescreen.

I would’ve started Parkes, with Asquith on the wing ahead of Prydie, and gone with Cummins and Boyde on the bench ahead of Rawlins and Macleod, but they’re all playing well so I’m sure they won’t let us down.

It should be a great match.


Posted By: SA14
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 1:18pm
Be very surprised to see Leigh playing.


Posted By: M.M.
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 1:29pm
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Be very surprised to see Leigh playing.

Why do you say that?


Posted By: Tim Opolis
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 1:52pm
What he's trying to say is that he's heard he's not fit. Yet the BBC are saying that he's been passed fit. Confused Find all this very frustrating, and I can only guess that they're giving him as much time as possible to prove his fitness then say that he broke down in the warm up. But what about McNicholl? Do we carry a 25th man? How many can break down in the warm up and be replaced? I know we travel with a 24th man normally in the league anyone know the regulations?

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Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:00pm
Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

What he's trying to say is that he's heard he's not fit. Yet the BBC are saying that he's been passed fit. Confused Find all this very frustrating, and I can only guess that they're giving him as much time as possible to prove his fitness then say that he broke down in the warm up. But what about McNicholl? Do we carry a 25th man? How many can break down in the warm up and be replaced? I know we travel with a 24th man normally in the league anyone know the regulations?

Tim are you assuming that SA14 is correct - if so why? Has he spoken to Pivac or Leigh? If not then I don't believe it. Lets face it yesterday someone posted that Aaron had confirmed that Jonny was out having picked up a knock on Tues/Wed. I have got to the stage, with due respect to all posters, that I don't believe anything until it is confirmed directly by a Scarlet official. 


Posted By: trinity60
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:02pm

Tim are you assuming that SA14 is correct - if so why? Has he spoken to Pivac or Leigh? If not then I don't believe it. Lets face it yesterday someone posted that Aaron had confirmed that Jonny was out having picked up a knock on Tues/Wed. I have got to the stage, with due respect to all posters, that I don't believe anything until it is confirmed directly by a Scarlet official. 
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Posted By: NobbySosban
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:35pm
Pence & Johnny out. Confused

Big reshuffle in the back line, not sure if another back can be added to the 23 at this stage, Boyde currently listed there.

15 Rhys Patchell, 14 Tom Prydie, 13 Hadleigh Parkes, 12 Scott Williams, 11 Paul Asquith, 10 Dan Jones, 9 Gareth Davies, 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens ©, 3 Samson Lee, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 5 David Bulbring, 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 James Davies, 8 John Barclay

Replacements; 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Lewis Rawlins, 20 Josh Macleod, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Steff Hughes, 23 Will Boyde (number TBC)




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Posted By: Mugwuffin
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:35pm
Halfpenny and McNicholl now ruled out, apparently.

That’s a huge blow.


Posted By: M.M.
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:35pm
Dammo


Posted By: turkishrebel
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:38pm
why name them in the 1st place?

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Posted By: PritchyTheScarlet
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:39pm
Seems strange to name them in the team, and then announce that they’re out two hours later.

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Posted By: Mugwuffin
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:41pm
6-2 split on the bench now by the looks of it.


Posted By: Micro Duck
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:41pm
What a massive turn around. Bath are firm favourites now, although bringing Dan Jones and Hadleigh Parkes in means it's not catastrophic.

Belt in for a bumpy ride!


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Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:43pm
I dont understand why name them, it's really infuriating as I was about to post on here that I am confident seeing that team...


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:49pm
That seems pretty twp in all honesty. This one has Hadleigh as MOM written all over it!!!! Two backs on the bench means Cubby to cover backline in an emergency.


Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:49pm
Actually I take it back in so much as "Each club must announce its match squad by 12 noon (GMT) on the Thursday before a Friday match" so obviously they went for best case scenerio.


Posted By: Owen111
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 2:56pm
Absolutely gutted! Im still confident that we can do this! Lets hope nobody takes a knock early on.

Very Excited for this match still. 


Posted By: Gate12
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:13pm
We've got plenty of kickers in the team, 2 centres that can crash it up and a strong pack with a 6/2 split on the bench.
 
From the face of it looks like we should/could play a different game to normal but with the ability to go if we need to through Cawdor, Rhys and Scott.
 
The question is will we.


Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:14pm
Big blows but we will still take them some real depth to squad and they do not know the meaning of the word defeat


Posted By: T_RICHARDS_94
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:32pm
Big loss for our backline but Bath are also missing Toby and Louw in their back row. So I think we can control this game with the forwards and our backs have proved (vs. Dragons) that they can score tries.
Still confident and can't wait for the match!

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Posted By: Mr Ian
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:35pm
In these years never so lucky with injuries...the subs Will play good, Im sure..


Posted By: Captain
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:41pm
They prob had to name team before captain run. I prefer to not risk them if not 100% - save for next game


Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:49pm
Originally posted by Captain Captain wrote:

They prob had to name team before captain run. I prefer to not risk them if not 100% - save for next game

That sounds likely - a pity, though, and a tad confusing.

Bath defo favourites now, but I think we'll be in with a very decent chance all the same.


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Posted By: diego6754
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:49pm
Patch at full back gives us more attacking options. Parkes gives us more physicality in midfield. I like a 6-2 bench split as long as our backs don't get hurt, but even then Cubby can cover wing/centre. Dan is the best short/medium range kicker in the squad, It was hard to leave out Boyde or Macloed, now we have both.

Gotta look at the positives!!!


Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:51pm
Originally posted by diego6754 diego6754 wrote:

Patch at full back gives us more attacking options. Parkes gives us more physicality in midfield. I like a 6-2 bench split as long as our backs don't get hurt, but even then Cubby can cover wing/centre. Dan is the best short/medium range kicker in the squad, It was hard to leave out Boyde or Macloed, now we have both.

Gotta look at the positives!!!

Well, I like the way you're thinking!Thumbs Up


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Posted By: M.M.
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 3:56pm
Great opportunity for Tom Prydie to continue his impressive recent form.
 and score the winning try tomorrow night. 



Posted By: knutsfordlion
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 4:07pm
Originally posted by Mugwuffin Mugwuffin wrote:

Halfpenny and McNicholl now ruled out, apparently.

That’s a huge blow.
 
McNicholl offers a lot in attack but Pence has not really done that much so far and is still getting that into his DNA.
 
Because of this I don't think it is a massive blow tbh.
 
Bath will knot know much about Dan and we still have bags of quality and football in our backs.
 
I fancy our chances up front, and remember, when we played last, they had Toby and Fotiali, and the 9 controlled the game.
 
We did not have Cubby or Barclay, and the way the bench is set up, I can see us looking to be more direct and take it to them big time.
 
Nothing to fear in Bath, and we have shown the resilience we have as a squad over the last few months, and never believe we are beaten!!!!


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Posted By: Dai38
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 4:17pm
Halfpenny to be is the common sense player behind our backs, runs miles during a game and clears errors up, and covers others. We will miss that, but gain Rhys's attacking flair.

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Posted By: saundersfootscarlets
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by diego6754 diego6754 wrote:

Patch at full back gives us more attacking options. Parkes gives us more physicality in midfield. I like a 6-2 bench split as long as our backs don't get hurt, but even then Cubby can cover wing/centre. Dan is the best short/medium range kicker in the squad, It was hard to leave out Boyde or Macloed, now we have both.

Gotta look at the positives!!!


Well, I like the way you're thinking!Thumbs Up


Exactly lets attack them , might suit our style better , can't wait for it now , super excited!!!!!

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Posted By: matt_george
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 4:41pm
I thought Jones and Patchell dovetailed well as first/second receivers against the Dragons and there is no reason why we can't expect more of the same tomorrow night. Yes, we might lose a bit in the defensive/tidying up stakes without Halfpenny at the back and Bath will certain threaten us much more… but let's concentrate at what we're good at/what we can do and be confident rather than focusing on any negatives. We are going to there and give them a bloody good game! 


Posted By: rygbi11
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 4:52pm
I think Bath are favourites.


Posted By: shocker
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 4:56pm
We are champions so lets just go and play like champions, we will win with a bonus(maybe)


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 5:15pm
dont agree with split of 6 forwards 2 backs on bench

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Posted By: Exkixu
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 5:30pm
There's not much left to choose from when you consider Halfpenny, Johnny, Steff and Foxy are out and we must ensure we beat them up front. Having McLeod and Boyde as well as a top full front row coming off the bench might prove huge.

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Posted By: mr geraint
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 6:14pm
I’m looking forward to seeing Cubby play on the wing!


Posted By: minded
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 6:30pm
Originally posted by mr geraint mr geraint wrote:

I’m looking forward to seeing Cubby play on the wing!
Gotta be Shingler, I want to see Mad Monk's idea come to life.


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Posted By: Matthew Cardey
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 7:16pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

dont agree with split of 6 forwards 2 backs on bench


Id usually agree if there were more players available. Since our 2 outside halves are starting there is less of a need for it since that subsitution is usually tactical anyway. Steff hughes will only come on if there is an injury. I think it would have been very hard to pick between boyde and macleod to start off with. I think both have the ability to make a serious impact on the game. We ve been overpowered the first 3 games of this tournament we are going for it on the power front tommorrow.
It only get interesting if there are more than 1 injury in the backs. In which case we will see cubby or cawdor being shifted out to the backline.


Posted By: Ffidel Bennett
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 7:40pm
We've basically got to win the next 2 matches to progress. The question is are we more or less likely to win either match if we go for all-out attack to score lots of tries or is the risk of interceptions etc going for the tries more likely to lose the game for us. Much as I would love to see us winning with a bonus point, any win will do in both games, and if this means kicking more penalties than usual or kicking for the corners to keep then out of our half then so be it.


Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 7:42pm
Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by mr geraint mr geraint wrote:

I’m looking forward to seeing Cubby play on the wing!
Gotta be Shingler, I want to see Mad Monk's idea come to life.

Well, they have Banahan on the wing...


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Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 8:07pm

 Looking at the 13 Bath forwards in there 23 for tomorrow 9 played at the parc against the Scarlets on November 2016 when our development put 44 points on them Banahan,Priestland and Wilson in backs also there is no doubt Pivac and the coaches are targeting the Bath pack tomorrow night


Posted By: SA14
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 8:16pm
Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by mr geraint mr geraint wrote:

I’m looking forward to seeing Cubby play on the wing!

Gotta be Shingler, I want to see Mad Monk's idea come to life.


Shingler scoring the winning try as a winger would be the most ironic score ever.


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 8:47pm
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by mr geraint mr geraint wrote:

I’m looking forward to seeing Cubby play on the wing!

Gotta be Shingler, I want to see Mad Monk's idea come to life.


Shingler scoring the winning try as a winger would be the most ironic score ever.


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Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 8:54pm
Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

dont agree with split of 6 forwards 2 backs on bench

7-1 is too much pal


Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 9:06pm
As has been mentioned above, there’s always positives to an enforced changes. Yes Halfpenny offers complete solidity in defence and a goal kicking game second or none but Patchell offers an attacking threat from fullback, as well as a second receiver option in open play, some of his angles of running against the Dragons were sublime and the game may just rest on 1 piece of magic.
Our back line is still stronger than that of our rivals even without 2 lions, and international wing and McNicholl. So I am still quietly confident of a positive result tomorrow night. Remember, this team has been decimated by injuries this season and has still only lost 4 games in all competitions, they would know how to win ugly as well as with style and panache.
Can’t wait for the match, come on the Scarlets!!!


Posted By: dr_martinov
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 9:08pm
As your forum name suggests, that's good optimism Legendinmybathroom! Can't wait for tomorrow.


Posted By: onlyturkinthevillage
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 11:58pm
A big ask this one but if anyone can do it on the day it’s the SCARLETS.
Can’t wait to get up there now.


Posted By: Sosban bach
Date Posted: 12 January 2018 at 12:06am
Originally posted by Legendinmybathroom Legendinmybathroom wrote:

As has been mentioned above, there’s always positives to an enforced changes. Yes Halfpenny offers complete solidity in defence and a goal kicking game second or none but Patchell offers an attacking threat from fullback, as well as a second receiver option in open play, some of his angles of running against the Dragons were sublime and the game may just rest on 1 piece of magic.
Our back line is still stronger than that of our rivals even without 2 lions, and international wing and McNicholl. So I am still quietly confident of a positive result tomorrow night. Remember, this team has been decimated by injuries this season and has still only lost 4 games in all competitions, they would know how to win ugly as well as with style and panache.
Can’t wait for the match, come on the Scarlets!!!

Fair play 4 losses is a great effort by our boys. Compare that to bath who have lost 4 of their last 6!


Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 12 January 2018 at 11:47am
Bath are also missing a few including Faletau which helps the balance.

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Posted By: Iwlew
Date Posted: 12 January 2018 at 11:53am
Good side despite missing a number of starters like Ball, Foxy, Johnny, HP and Steff.

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Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 12 January 2018 at 12:02pm
Im on a upward curve & feel we are going to sneak this by 4 points.


Posted By: Rob o'r Bont
Date Posted: 12 January 2018 at 5:01pm
Just been watching a recording of the home game with Bath.  I think we've come a long way with our tactics since that game. It's going to be tough but no reason why we can't win this one.

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