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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Cast your minds back to the autumn internationals. Everyone saying Gatland and co are poo, sooner they go the better. Now we beat a poo Scottish team and we’re grand slam contenders. 🤦🏻‍♂️


I can't see us winning Saturday no matter how much I try!!
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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Cast your minds back to the autumn internationals. Everyone saying Gatland and co are poo, sooner they go the better. Now we beat a poo Scottish team and we’re grand slam contenders. 🤦🏻‍♂️
Scotland are so awful they won in Australia, stuffed them at home and came within a whisker of beating the All Blacks...
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Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Cast your minds back to the autumn internationals. Everyone saying Gatland and co are poo, sooner they go the better. Now we beat a poo Scottish team and we’re grand slam contenders. 🤦🏻‍♂️
Scotland are so awful they won in Australia, stuffed them at home and came within a whisker of beating the All Blacks...


And in any case, watching the Scotland game live, the whole Wales performance had two words to describe it: "Pivac" and "Stevo". Particularly the ability to switch the tempo up and down which has been such a feature of the Scarlets over the past year and which I don't begin to understand. Scotland ( and Barclay) were just the latest side to be bamboozled by it. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote totallybiasedscarlet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2018 at 6:06pm
Originally posted by John John wrote:

Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Cast your minds back to the autumn internationals. Everyone saying Gatland and co are poo, sooner they go the better. Now we beat a poo Scottish team and we’re grand slam contenders. 🤦🏻‍♂️
Scotland are so awful they won in Australia, stuffed them at home and came within a whisker of beating the All Blacks...


And in any case, watching the Scotland game live, the whole Wales performance had two words to describe it: "Pivac" and "Stevo". Particularly the ability to switch the tempo up and down which has been such a feature of the Scarlets over the past year and which I don't begin to understand. Scotland ( and Barclay) were just the latest side to be bamboozled by it. 


Exactly. We can only credit the Wales coaches with going with the Scarlets playbook (cough, cough Rob Howley) as opposed to stifling it. I shan’t say they bring nothing else to the party but it doesn’t take a genius to see that win vs Scotland was made in P.Y.S.

Edited by totallybiasedscarlet - 07 February 2018 at 6:07pm
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In fairness to gats and co, they have over the years produced a strong set piece, strong breakdown presence and good defence. They have often been handed a welsh squad fresh from regional hammerings too.

If we can merge these strong facets of gatlands era with the majesty of the scarlets running, handling and support play, then that could be a serious potent all court team
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Well, Gatland's got a bit more work to do for Saturday. The Scarlet Way isn't at its best against big physical sides in the rain. It's certainly improved since Bath at home, when our appalling kicking game lost us a match, which we could have won, but we will have to cut the errors right down if we're to have a chance.
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Sorry if I've missed it here but how come again this week our team is announced so early??
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It's going to take a mighty effort to turn over england at twickenham on saturday, but if memory serves me right, weren't we the last side to do it in a 6N game in 2012 when scott williams ripped the ball and went under the sticks with about 5 mins left.
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I’ve got a feeling Wales will win. We should be competitive in the set piece. If we can reproduce the skill levels and tempo of last weekend we’ll cause them all sorts of problems. England have had a terrific record under EJ but nothing lasts forever as they say. All due respect to them but should go there with a bit of belief, play the ball through the hands and ask questions of them. We’ll have to step it up some ... no dropping passes with the line at the mercy, no let up in effort or commitment ... but we can definitely do this. Boy would it be sweet.

And if I could have one wish, it would be to see Samson sidestep Mike Brown to score the winning try

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Originally posted by totallybiasedscarlet totallybiasedscarlet wrote:

I’ve got a feeling Wales will win. We should be competitive in the set piece. If we can reproduce the skill levels and tempo of last weekend we’ll cause them all sorts of problems. England have had a terrific record under EJ but nothing lasts forever as they say. All due respect to them but should go there with a bit of belief, play the ball through the hands and ask questions of them. We’ll have to step it up some ... no dropping passes with the line at the mercy, no let up in effort or commitment ... but we can definitely do this. Boy would it be sweet.

And if I could have one wish, it would be to see Samson sidestep Mike Brown to score the winning try

I'm with you - quietly confident. Of course, in reality this could go either way, but I don't see Wales being psyched out by England - not at all, in fact. They'll go there thinking and believing they can win - which is half the battle.
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Provided the rain is only light then we will win.
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As MM says I will take a one point win ! Nothing worse to a Welshman than hearing Swing Low being sang in the stadium as England close down a rugby game with their lumbering pack?
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Originally posted by Rich (Bris) Rich (Bris) wrote:

Sorry if I've missed it here but how come again this week our team is announced so early??
It does seem odd .Perhaps iis Gats mind games 🤔
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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

As MM says I will take a one point win ! Nothing worse to a Welshman than hearing Swing Low being sang in the stadium as England close down a rugby game with their lumbering pack?


I cannot stand that song.
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England
15 Mike Brown
14 Anthony Watson
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Owen Farrell
11 Jonny May
10 George Ford
9 Danny Care
1 Mako Vunipola
2 Dylan Hartley (capt)
3 Dan Cole
4 Joe Launchbury
5 Maro Itoje
6 Courtney Lawes
7 Chris Robshaw
8 Sam Simmonds 

16 Jamie George
17 Alec Hepburn
18 Harry Williams
19 George Kruis
20 Sam Underhill
21 Richard Wigglesworth
22 Ben Te’o
23 Jack Nowell
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Care will add some zip, and it seems Eddie Jones thinks that JJ and Watson are the key to winning the back line battle - well, that worked well against the Scarlets at the Rec, didn't it? Wink

Home advantage will be massive, not much weakness in that England pack, their backs 9-14 are top class, but if we can take the game to them, we have more than a chance. Thumbs Up


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