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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2018 at 3:05pm
Originally posted by BlackwoodScarlet BlackwoodScarlet wrote:

Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by BlackwoodScarlet BlackwoodScarlet wrote:

Wol have Gareth Davies as a loset


pardon my ignorance but what's a 'loset' ?

Loser sorry

Odd comment - neither did anything special, but the only bad mistake I remember came from Williams, when he knocked on at the ruck when it looked as if a try was maybe on... doubt that Cawdor would have made such a rookie mistake.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mogwen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2018 at 3:38pm
We have to remember that when williams came on the game was much more open, plus he had fresh legs against a tiring defence. Its an unfair call. Got to say, im not his biggszt fan, but hill really showed up when ge came on. I thought beard was average. Hes got size and age on his side but he really needs to devrlop his game.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ffidel Bennett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2018 at 4:20pm
I thought Elis Jenkins livened things up too. Should have come on 10 minutes earlier as Lydiate was knackered by then.
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What a seriously poor game of rugby.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr_martinov Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2018 at 5:40pm
Originally posted by LLANDRE LLANDRE wrote:

What a seriously poor game of rugby.

WOL had "the fans" as the biggest losers. Which, in fairness, did make me laugh.
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Pretty boring game to be honest with very little quality rugby but great to get the win. I thought Josh Adams was fantastic both in attack & defence. He looks to me to have booked his place in our starting 15. 

Picking up on your earlier point Ffidel regarding selection I see your point. I think our gameplan was to attack the Aussie lineout but that in reality backfired a little as ours wasn't anywhere near as accurate as it usually is - missing Hill's management maybe. I think my overall feeling on the great 10 debate hasn't really changed. Frankly two tries in two games would have been achieved with Biggar playing 10 & he would have kicked tactically far better than Anscombe.

Rhys remains the most complete 10 we have if we want to develop a ball in play running game. I still worry that Gatland & Co., will revert to type in the build up & through the World Cup - i.e. hope that defence will win it with excellent goal kicking. Anscombe yesterday looked all at sea unable to spark his outside backs & unclear of his role. Aimless kicking on another day would have cost us the game but fair play to Parkes, Foxy and the back 3 for shutting down their dangerous counter attackers. 

Loads of changes for next week & I hope Rhys is fit enough to be given a run at starting 10. My selection would be something like :-

Liam, Josh, Foxy, Watkins, Steff, Rhys, Tomos Williams
Rob, Dee, Samson, Jake, Hill, Wainwright, Jenkins, Moriarty. 

Bench : Elias, Wyn, Brown, Beard, Tipuric, Aled, Biggar, Amos.

A great and timely chance next week to try out a few of these fringe players....obviously we cant take tonga lightly but a lot of these are quality players...Im especially excited to see josh liam watkins patchell tomos jake and wainwright get a run. Its vital we have class back up at 8 , lock , full back, wing , centre. Areas we have been a bit short in


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I saw one post-match quote from Gats that said there'd be '15 changes' for Tonga next week - not sure how they'll manage that with only 5 fit back row players in the AIs squad (perhaps Tipuric will stay in and captain) so that suggests a team like:

Liam Williams, Steff Evans, Tyler Morgan, Owen Watkin, Luke Morgan, Rhys Patchell, Tomos Williams;
Rob Evans, Elliot Dee, Leon Brown, Jake Ball, Cory Hill, Ellis Jenkins, Justin Tipuric (c), Aaron Wainwright

Replacements: Ryan Elias, Wyn Jones, Samson Lee, Adam Beard, Dan Lydiate; Aled Davies, Jarrod Evans, Jonah Homes

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