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Good day out a real eye opener,well played Ealing a fantastic rugby team.

 Welsh Premiership,not fit for purpose.


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Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Good day out a real eye opener,well played Ealing a fantastic rugby team.

 Welsh Premiership,not fit for purpose.



The disparity is principally due to the fact the English Championship is fully professional nowadays, while the Welsh Premiership isn't.  Still, I wasn't expecting anything like such a one-sided match either.
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Pretty much all of the starting 15 are full time pros who have played together a decent amount. It's not like the babas who literally rock up a few days before.

That is a disgraceful score line. There are a fair few in that team who we have high hopes for too. I think we need to reassess the potential of a few of them.
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Welsh Premiership not fit for purpose??? What are you talking about? Virtually all that team are full time pros or on development contracts! That score line had nothing to do with the standard of the premiership. Disgraceful scoreline.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Speedy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2017 at 6:24pm
ok i will pose a question...would the scarlets A lose by the same scoreline against the full Scarlets side?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 157cb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2017 at 6:27pm
Not fit for the top end game so you think that we have enough players in Wales for 16 semi pro teams ?? If so well off the mark,all those who started played semi pro rugby last week or two .A teams playing weekly or far more regularly,Ealing joy to watch,who play together week in week out at levels well above,what our boys are not allowed or exposed too 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SAV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2017 at 6:34pm
Great day out , real eye opener . Ealing were superb . Great running rugby . Would few teams in the pro 12 a good game .
as all the coaches left stradey , bound for nottingham , a sign on the m4 at hendy said , please can the last person close the door behind them , memories
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Several of the side we had out have been playing Pro12 rugby lately, losing by that margin is unbelievable, whichever way it's dressed up they were playing against a 2nd tier English club and have conceded a point a minute!
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Some might say we have too many Regional teams as well!
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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Some might say we have too many Regional teams as well!

There's an argument for merging the Dragons and Blues, but Ospreys and Scarlets do well.
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Originally posted by 2ndtimeround 2ndtimeround wrote:

Several of the side we had out have been playing Pro12 rugby lately, losing by that margin is unbelievable, whichever way it's dressed up they were playing against a 2nd tier English club and have conceded a point a minute!

I think the sheer margin of the loss was so unexpected, certainly by the supporters but I have no idea what the coaches knew about Ealing Or our chances. 84-7 is totally humiliating by any rugby yardstick. Really disappointing stuff. 
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Originally posted by Speedy Speedy wrote:

ok i will pose a question...would the scarlets A lose by the same scoreline against the full Scarlets side?
Yes without a shadow of a doubt
I still wake up late at night and think of what might have been when tim stimpson hit that jammy penalty1
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Originally posted by Hendre Hendre wrote:

Welsh Premiership not fit for purpose??? What are you talking about? Virtually all that team are full time pros or on development contracts! That score line had nothing to do with the standard of the premiership. Disgraceful scoreline.
The Premiership isn't fit for purpose. That's why we have A sides
I still wake up late at night and think of what might have been when tim stimpson hit that jammy penalty1
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hendre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2017 at 11:02pm
And the Prem Select team (A side) was really fit for purpose today wasn't it? A team stuffed with pros being humiliated. A great success 👍
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Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

15 Aled Thomas, 14 Tom Williams, 13 Richard Smith, 12 Gareth Owen, 11 Matthew Owen, 10 Billy McBryde, 9 Declan Smith, 1 Luke Garrett, 2 Dafydd Hughes, 3 Nicky Thomas, 4 Josh Helps, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 6 Jack Condy, 7 Tom Phillips, 8 Morgan Allen [c]

Replacements; Rhys Fawcett, Taylor Davies, Javan Sebastian, Joe Powell, Shaun Evans, Connor Lloyd, Jack Maynard

Thats the side...these lads train together every day. more or less played together through the tournament as well as AngloWelsh Cup...simply not good enough by any stretch that. 
To me, a score line like that cant be papered over by "its a team that's thrown together"...in an injury crisis, majority of that starting line up could very well play for Scarlets in Pro12. 
Disappointing. 

Didn't realize Will Harries was now at Ealing...decent player. Did he quit the pro game or simply released by Dragons? 

If I remember rightly Harries had a bad injury that took some time to recover from so was released. He remained unsigned but was picked up by the sevens squad.
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An absolutely dreadful result, but to repeat: English Championship is fully professional, Welsh Premiership isn't.  Despite that, Pontypridd, Cross Keys and Llanelli did quite well in the British & Irish Cup.  I know the former in particular were very upset and angry when the Premiership Select sides were introduced.  Furthermore, Ireland also send 'A' teams of their provinces, so their semi-professional rugby can't be that brilliant either.
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