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Topic: The Run in
Posted By: Wasp
Subject: The Run in
Date Posted: 22 February 2023 at 5:10pm
Just a bit of fun to see whether we could overhaul Cardiff to win the Welsh Shield and Heineken Cup Rugby, or Connacht who are currently 8th. 

Both are unlikely and would require us to win all 4 remaining games
  03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)1Parma (A)5Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)243
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148


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We're still still here, but I wish we were in an Anglo-Welsh



Replies:
Posted By: Mugwuffin
Date Posted: 22 February 2023 at 5:28pm
This would be the first time Cardiff have finished above us in the league since 2009/10. Dan Fish went through his whole Cardiff career without finishing above us. 




Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 22 February 2023 at 5:32pm
Ill wager both ourselves And the ospreys finish above the blues


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 22 February 2023 at 5:37pm
We will win everything...because we are the Scarlets. 




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In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"


Posted By: thommo
Date Posted: 22 February 2023 at 6:23pm
We have the toughest run in.


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 22 February 2023 at 10:05pm
Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

We have the toughest run in.
Yeah we chucked away the advantage that our early home fixtures gave us, sadly. 


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We're still still here, but I wish we were in an Anglo-Welsh


Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 22 February 2023 at 10:07pm

  One game at a time . Roll on Cork!


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 23 February 2023 at 9:12am
Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

We have the toughest run in.

True but we are the best team.





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In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 8:23am
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Just a bit of fun to see whether we could overhaul Cardiff to win the Welsh Shield and Heineken Cup Rugby, or Connacht who are currently 8th. 

Both are unlikely and would require us to win all 4 remaining games
  03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)1Parma (A)5Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)243
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

Well Wasp that was some inspirational predicting. Have you thought about joining the Baz Lewis predictions team. 


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 8:31am
Ok we are now 5 points behind Cardiff & level with the Ospreys before their games this weekend. We have left our charge very late but judging by the spirit and no lack of endeavour on display in Cork last night nothing is beyond this team at the moment - shades of our march to the title back in the day. 


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 10:12am
I like not only Wasp’s idea of us beating Glasgow up there but also the thought of doing that to a side so far up the table.

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In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 10:37am
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

I like not only Wasp’s idea of us beating Glasgow up there but also the thought of doing that to a side so far up the table.

Our performances have started to become a warning to all teams in the URC - we are dangerous. Rowntree's observation before yesterday's game was that we were one of if not the best team in the URC for transitioning. Takes me back to the glory days of the title. 

We have players who excel in that situation - Louisi is always on the look out for his chance, Dan Davis, Shaun Evans, Sam Wainwright & the returning Josh McLoud are always looking to jackal with Fifita such a willing & effective runner ready to combine with his backs with outrageously good hands. The financial future may be bleak but not the young talent blossoming in our squad. 


Posted By: crj89
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 11:01am
In an ideal world we need Benetton to beat the Ospreys, Ulster to beat the Blues and the Dragons to beat Connacht.


Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 11:45am
Cardiff are a bit of an enigma. They went the second quarter of the season looking like the best team in the league. We on the other hand were diabolical and are now catching up a little to late. 

I’ve written off this season for any hope of the playoffs/ silverware . Nice to see the squad are putting a bit of pride back in the shirt, as of late. 


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 11:55am
Lets be brutally honest - our performances pre Xmas should have made it impossible to reach the play offs. As far as silverware thats a totally different story. I owe kentexile a pint of guinness and I aim to be buying it on a Friday night in May somewhere in Dublin. Thumbs Up


Posted By: greypower1
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 12:29pm
I think we’ll see three ŵins for the Welsh teams today.  Lots will be playing to impress their current and/or future employer.  

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Keep the faith


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 12:44pm
Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

I think we’ll see three ŵins for the Welsh teams today.  Lots will be playing to impress their current and/or future employer.  

Possibly but many haven't got a clue if they have a job...perhaps a lot of demotivated players.




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In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"


Posted By: Kentexile
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 12:51pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Lets be brutally honest - our performances pre Xmas should have made it impossible to reach the play offs. As far as silverware thats a totally different story. I owe kentexile a pint of guinness and I aim to be buying it on a Friday night in May somewhere in Dublin. Thumbs Up
Cheers GPR - I can almost taste it already.

If we keep just  scoring at the rate of 42 points a game …


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

I think we’ll see three ŵins for the Welsh teams today.  Lots will be playing to impress their current and/or future employer.  
If Ulster can win in SA, I think they’ll be ok in Cardiff. 

Or, are you saying one thing when you really mean the opposite? Wink


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In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 1:08pm
We need teviso and ulster to do us a favour . Play offs look out of reach welsh shield is there for us


Posted By: scarletpimp
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 1:22pm
Whatever  happens next, happens! 
The secret now is to keep our core squad and continue  to grow our game. 
Get through ,what is obviously  going to be a difficult  period, and probably  a " goodbye" to several players , who have served  us well over many years.It will be sad, and emotional  ,but that's life !

The icing on the cake is surely to beat Brive and see where we go with that! 
Onwards and upwards! 


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I stood yer on tanner bank


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 2:30pm
We will beat Brive....we will be absurdly brilliant....believe




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In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"


Posted By: greypower1
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 2:51pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

I think we’ll see three ŵins for the Welsh teams today.  Lots will be playing to impress their current and/or future employer.  
If Ulster can win in SA, I think they’ll be ok in Cardiff. 

Or, are you saying one thing when you really mean the opposite? Wink

What me !!!


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Keep the faith


Posted By: M.M.
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 8:52pm
Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

We will beat Brive....we will be absurdly brilliant....believe



Brive lost again today, at home to Bordeaux. They're firmly rooted at the bottom of the Top 14, facing relegation.



Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 9:01pm
Originally posted by M.M. M.M. wrote:

Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

We will beat Brive....we will be absurdly brilliant....believe



Brive lost again today, at home to Bordeaux. They're firmly rooted at the bottom of the Top 14, facing relegation.

Let’s hope it’s all hands and selections to the staying in the Top 14 pump and they send a B team on 31/3.

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In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 9:34pm
Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

I think we’ll see three ŵins for the Welsh teams today.  Lots will be playing to impress their current and/or future employer.  
If Ulster can win in SA, I think they’ll be ok in Cardiff. 

Or, are you saying one thing when you really mean the opposite? Wink

What me !!!
After the above, how did the lottery go tonight?

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In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.


Posted By: Why
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by M.M. M.M. wrote:

Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

We will beat Brive....we will be absurdly brilliant....believe



Brive lost again today, at home to Bordeaux. They're firmly rooted at the bottom of the Top 14, facing relegation.

Let’s hope it’s all hands and selections to the staying in the Top 14 pump and they send a B team on 31/3.
No let them send the best we will beat them anyway we are on roll and I need to convince girlfriend Dublin would be great place for her birthday weekend 


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She asks why i still can't answer. I guess its in the blood.


Posted By: greypower1
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 9:38pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

I think we’ll see three ŵins for the Welsh teams today.  Lots will be playing to impress their current and/or future employer.  
If Ulster can win in SA, I think they’ll be ok in Cardiff. 

Or, are you saying one thing when you really mean the opposite? Wink

What me !!!
After the above, how did the lottery go tonight?

Same way, down the pan Ouch


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Keep the faith


Posted By: crj89
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 10:13pm
Good results for the scarlets tonight.


Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 10:13pm
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

We have the toughest run in.
Yeah we chucked away the advantage that our early home fixtures gave us, sadly. 

Yep. I am just going to enjoy the final few games. We won so few games early doors, the gap is too big. Our run is tougher. Just get some confidence going, practice our patterns of play, steel our defense and focus on Europe. We actually have a good chance in that if we play to our max. Ymlaen my beautiful Scarlets.


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Scarlets before Wales


Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 10:14pm
Originally posted by crj89 crj89 wrote:

Good results for the scarlets tonight.

I think Dragons beating Benetton would have been preferred.


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Scarlets before Wales


Posted By: crj89
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 10:46pm
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Originally posted by crj89 crj89 wrote:

Good results for the scarlets tonight.

I think Dragons beating Benetton would have been preferred.

It would have been, but I’ll take +2 on Cardiff and +1 on the Ospreys.


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 10:59pm
Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Originally posted by crj89 crj89 wrote:

Good results for the scarlets tonight.

I think Dragons beating Benetton would have been preferred.
Tonight, that might have been only something a TMO might’ve managed in the old days back in the EU to the west of us

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In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 11:00pm
Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

I think we’ll see three ŵins for the Welsh teams today.  Lots will be playing to impress their current and/or future employer.  
If Ulster can win in SA, I think they’ll be ok in Cardiff. 

Or, are you saying one thing when you really mean the opposite? Wink

What me !!!
After the above, how did the lottery go tonight?

Same way, down the pan Ouch
There’s always next week Big smile

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In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 04 March 2023 at 11:01pm
PS at least your reverse psychology on the rugby results worked in our favour

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In a world where you can be anything – Be Kind.


Posted By: ChrisX
Date Posted: 05 March 2023 at 12:05pm
3 games to play. Cardiff 5 points ahead, Ospreys 1 point ahead of us. 

Can we overhaul them for the Welsh Shield? 

It will be close.

Cardiff (34) Zebre (A) Connacht (A) Ospreys (JD) 
Ospreys (30) Dragons (H) Edinburgh (A) Cardiff (JD) 
Scarlets (29) Sharks (H) Glasgow (A) Dragons (JD) 


Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 06 March 2023 at 8:30am
I don't think we can.  You have to think that Cardiff will beat Zebre so thats them onto 39 & we have the much harder run in for me. 2 wins from the last 3 would be good//


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 06 March 2023 at 8:35am
Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

I don't think we can.  You have to think that Cardiff will beat Zebre so thats them onto 39 & we have the much harder run in for me. 2 wins from the last 3 would be good//

Thats the logical suggestion but the way the team are performing I certainly would not bet against us securing 15 points from our 3 games. Then it will get interesting. 

P.S. Hope your Portuguese rumblings have subsided. Wink


Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 06 March 2023 at 8:36am
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

I don't think we can.  You have to think that Cardiff will beat Zebre so thats them onto 39 & we have the much harder run in for me. 2 wins from the last 3 would be good//

Thats the logical suggestion but the way the team are performing I certainly would not bet against us securing 15 points from our 3 games. Then it will get interesting. 

P.S. Hope your Portuguese rumblings have subsided. Wink

I mean it's not unthinkable & I would love to win the Welsh shield. 

All better now thanks!!


Posted By: ChrisX
Date Posted: 06 March 2023 at 9:59pm
5 Points home v Sharks? 2 Points Away Glasgow? 5 v Dragons on Judgment Day?

Do-able?


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 06 March 2023 at 10:48pm
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Just a bit of fun to see whether we could overhaul Cardiff to win the Welsh Shield and Heineken Cup Rugby, or Connacht who are currently 8th. 

Both are unlikely and would require us to win all 4 remaining games
  03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)1Parma (A)5Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)243
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148
I wasn't far off on the R15 outcomes!
Cardiff didn't get their LBP though, so the Welsh shield is still up for grabs yay!



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We're still still here, but I wish we were in an Anglo-Welsh


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 06 March 2023 at 10:49pm

 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148


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We're still still here, but I wish we were in an Anglo-Welsh


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 07 March 2023 at 5:36am
For me much boils down to the Cardiff v Zebre game. Zebre are an odd team, they have periods of play where they look top notch, closely followed by U13's type execution.


Posted By: ScarletBear
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 5:45am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

For me much boils down to the Cardiff v Zebre game. Zebre are an odd team, they have periods of play where they look top notch, closely followed by U13's type execution.

In every game and why they stand at 0/15. Cardiff are winning that.


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Scarlets before Wales


Posted By: supertaf
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 7:59am
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:


 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

I would be astonished if we get anything from the Glasgow game. Hope Im wrong as we are going up but they will be a challenge. Its also galling that Cardiff are likely to win the HC place yet arent in our class at the moment and surely wont be a force next year if all their leavers are true. Our fault for having such a poor first half of the season


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Scarlets - Suppliers of fine rugby since 1872


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 8:19am
Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:


 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

I would be astonished if we get anything from the Glasgow game. Hope Im wrong as we are going up but they will be a challenge. Its also galling that Cardiff are likely to win the HC place yet arent in our class at the moment and surely wont be a force next year if all their leavers are true. Our fault for having such a poor first half of the season


I fear no one let's just go out to win and win well.




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In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"


Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 8:27am
Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:


 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

I would be astonished if we get anything from the Glasgow game. Hope Im wrong as we are going up but they will be a challenge. Its also galling that Cardiff are likely to win the HC place yet arent in our class at the moment and surely wont be a force next year if all their leavers are true. Our fault for having such a poor first half of the season

Aren't in our class at the moment? They've won more games than us....


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 8:32am
Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:


 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

I would be astonished if we get anything from the Glasgow game. Hope Im wrong as we are going up but they will be a challenge. Its also galling that Cardiff are likely to win the HC place yet arent in our class at the moment and surely wont be a force next year if all their leavers are true. Our fault for having such a poor first half of the season


I fear no one let's just go out to win and win well.



I sense a belief growing amongst the squad which eminates from our South Sea Islanders & is carried on by the enthusiasm of young players sensing their chance. Look at the growing levels of performance from Mathias, Shaun Evans, Wainwright, Dan Davis, Eddie James & Joe Roberts. I am not saying we are the finished article as we were when we came on that 2nd half of the season run in our title year but this is the special. Nobody & I say that with the greatest respect will be fancying a trip to PYS for a knock out game. 


Posted By: crj89
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 9:37am
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:


 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

I would be astonished if we get anything from the Glasgow game. Hope Im wrong as we are going up but they will be a challenge. Its also galling that Cardiff are likely to win the HC place yet arent in our class at the moment and surely wont be a force next year if all their leavers are true. Our fault for having such a poor first half of the season


I fear no one let's just go out to win and win well.



I sense a belief growing amongst the squad which eminates from our South Sea Islanders & is carried on by the enthusiasm of young players sensing their chance. Look at the growing levels of performance from Mathias, Shaun Evans, Wainwright, Dan Davis, Eddie James & Joe Roberts. I am not saying we are the finished article as we were when we came on that 2nd half of the season run in our title year but this is the special. Nobody & I say that with the greatest respect will be fancying a trip to PYS for a knock out game. 

It’s made a difference having a fit open side. I think we’ll push Cardiff close. Make Judgement day interesting. 


Posted By: Legendinmybathroom
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 9:42am
Yes,a few weeks ago I didn’t think that we would be anywhere near the Ospreys or Cardiff but I too believe that it will all come down to judgement day.
All we have got to hope for is that JW and a few others don’t get injured or called up for tackle bag holding by Gatland.


Posted By: Dai Guevara
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 10:26am
Against Glasgow, I think that if we get over our comatose starts and habit of receiving cards for minor or technical offences we could well win. However these are fairly big "ifs"


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 11:18am
I think that we're the best Welsh side at the moment, during the test window. We were probably the worst side pre Xmas.
Definitely on an upward curve. I honestly don't think we're good enough for HC rugby next season. We just don't have the pack or carriers, especially without Sione, to compete. Our backs can too easily be starved of ball.

Best we can hope for this season realistically is to beat an uninterested Brive at home and set up a nice home QF which will generate some positivity and cash! 

Having said that, I'd still to finish as top Welsh side!


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We're still still here, but I wish we were in an Anglo-Welsh


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 11:21am
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

I think that we're the best Welsh side at the moment, during the test window. We were probably the worst side pre Xmas.
Definitely on an upward curve. I honestly don't think we're good enough for HC rugby next season. We just don't have the pack or carriers, especially without Sione, to compete. Our backs can too easily be starved of ball.

Best we can hope for this season realistically is to beat an uninterested Brive at home and set up a nice home QF which will generate some positivity and cash! 

Having said that, I'd still to finish as top Welsh side!

I'm all in - been checking availability of Dublin hotels.Thumbs Up


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 11:23am
Can't make the Brive game, but will be there for the QF


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 11:28am
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

I think that we're the best Welsh side at the moment, during the test window. We were probably the worst side pre Xmas.
Definitely on an upward curve. I honestly don't think we're good enough for HC rugby next season. We just don't have the pack or carriers, especially without Sione, to compete. Our backs can too easily be starved of ball.

Best we can hope for this season realistically is to beat an uninterested Brive at home and set up a nice home QF which will generate some positivity and cash! 

Having said that, I'd still to finish as top Welsh side!

I'm all in - been checking availability of Dublin hotels.Thumbs Up
Me too! They're blydi expensive!


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We're still still here, but I wish we were in an Anglo-Welsh


Posted By: supertaf
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 12:32pm
Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:


 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

I would be astonished if we get anything from the Glasgow game. Hope Im wrong as we are going up but they will be a challenge. Its also galling that Cardiff are likely to win the HC place yet arent in our class at the moment and surely wont be a force next year if all their leavers are true. Our fault for having such a poor first half of the season

Aren't in our class at the moment? They've won more games than us....
Due to our terrible start. We are playing much better then them now or did i just imagine that?


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Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 1:11pm
Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:


 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

I would be astonished if we get anything from the Glasgow game. Hope Im wrong as we are going up but they will be a challenge. Its also galling that Cardiff are likely to win the HC place yet arent in our class at the moment and surely wont be a force next year if all their leavers are true. Our fault for having such a poor first half of the season

Aren't in our class at the moment? They've won more games than us....
Due to our terrible start. We are playing much better then them now or did i just imagine that?

It was a blip. 





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"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"


Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 2:00pm

  One game at a time bois . To score more points  than any other team    ever in the Munster  province history , for a League  game is a fantastic  achievement!!! Some great  tries there !!!


Posted By: supertaf
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 4:22pm
Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:


 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

I would be astonished if we get anything from the Glasgow game. Hope Im wrong as we are going up but they will be a challenge. Its also galling that Cardiff are likely to win the HC place yet arent in our class at the moment and surely wont be a force next year if all their leavers are true. Our fault for having such a poor first half of the season

Aren't in our class at the moment? They've won more games than us....
Due to our terrible start. We are playing much better then them now or did i just imagine that?

It was a blip. 



A blip for them or us LOL


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Posted By: Why
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 4:48pm
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Can't make the Brive game, but will be there for the QF
I have put all my chickens in that basket and counted my eggs too. 


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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 6:02pm
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

I think that we're the best Welsh side at the moment, during the test window. We were probably the worst side pre Xmas.
Definitely on an upward curve. I honestly don't think we're good enough for HC rugby next season. We just don't have the pack or carriers, especially without Sione, to compete. Our backs can too easily be starved of ball.

Best we can hope for this season realistically is to beat an uninterested Brive at home and set up a nice home QF which will generate some positivity and cash! 

Having said that, I'd still to finish as top Welsh side!

I'm all in - been checking availability of Dublin hotels.Thumbs Up
Me too! They're blydi expensive!
Many owners are distantly related to Dick O’Turpin Wink

The market is deliberately kept under supplied to allow for sky-high rates to be charged.


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Posted By: Oracle
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 8:15pm
It's like 8 tomatoes and a cucumber in Tesco 


Posted By: Lincscarlet
Date Posted: 09 March 2023 at 3:20pm
Looking at the other teams run-ins and tbf the Sharks have a tough last 3, us, Benetton and Munster. They could drop out of 7th place quite easily there 


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 09 March 2023 at 6:05pm
Originally posted by Oracle Oracle wrote:

It's like 8 tomatoes and a cucumber in Tesco 

What they are selling them again....




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"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 09 March 2023 at 6:06pm
Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:


 03/03/2023 20/03/2023 14/04/2023 21/04/2023  
 Points at 22nd FebR15PointsR16PointsR17PointsR18PointsTotal Points
Scarlets27Munster (A)2Sharks (H)4Glasgow (A)4Dragons (JD)441
Cardiff34Ulster (H)0Parma (A)4Connacht (A)1Ospreys (JD)241
Connacht35Dragons (A)4Edin (H)4Cardiff (H)4Glasgow (A)148

I would be astonished if we get anything from the Glasgow game. Hope Im wrong as we are going up but they will be a challenge. Its also galling that Cardiff are likely to win the HC place yet arent in our class at the moment and surely wont be a force next year if all their leavers are true. Our fault for having such a poor first half of the season

Aren't in our class at the moment? They've won more games than us....
Due to our terrible start. We are playing much better then them now or did i just imagine that?

It was a blip. 



A blip for them or us LOL

We don't have blips my friend....hiccups. 




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In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 3:35am
Cardiff (5 pts) edging out Zebre all but means they will win the Welsh shield, and a reasonable (but unlikely) punt at a top 8.


Posted By: Why
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 7:56am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Cardiff (5 pts) edging out Zebre all but means they will win the Welsh shield, and a reasonable (but unlikely) punt at a top 8.
A sad indictment of Welsh rugby when that shower are top Welsh side 


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Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 8:06am
Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Cardiff (5 pts) edging out Zebre all but means they will win the Welsh shield, and a reasonable (but unlikely) punt at a top 8.
A sad indictment of Welsh rugby when that shower are top Welsh side 

The table doesn't lie I am afraid.Confused


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 8:36am
Hopefully the Drags will beat the Os and we can finish above the bottom 3.
Our main focus has to be the challenge cup now, ending the season with a positive buzz. We could have 3 home games in a row now, culminating in a home QF against Bristol Bears which would have to be a 10k crowd.


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Posted By: N14
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 9:54am
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Hopefully the Drags will beat the Os and we can finish above the bottom 3.
Our main focus has to be the challenge cup now, ending the season with a positive buzz. We could have 3 home games in a row now, culminating in a home QF against Bristol Bears which would have to be a 10k crowd.

Do you mean SF against Bristol?


Posted By: ap sior
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 10:59am
Originally posted by N14 N14 wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Hopefully the Drags will beat the Os and we can finish above the bottom 3.
Our main focus has to be the challenge cup now, ending the season with a positive buzz. We could have 3 home games in a row now, culminating in a home QF against Bristol Bears which would have to be a 10k crowd.

Do you mean SF against Bristol?

No, it would be a QF against Bristol. Win that, and we'd be have the home SF May Day Bank Holiday weekend.


Posted By: N14
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by N14 N14 wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Hopefully the Drags will beat the Os and we can finish above the bottom 3.
Our main focus has to be the challenge cup now, ending the season with a positive buzz. We could have 3 home games in a row now, culminating in a home QF against Bristol Bears which would have to be a 10k crowd.

Do you mean SF against Bristol?

No, it would be a QF against Bristol. Win that, and we'd be have the home SF May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Thanks Thumbs Up


Posted By: SA14
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 12:19pm
Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Cardiff (5 pts) edging out Zebre all but means they will win the Welsh shield, and a reasonable (but unlikely) punt at a top 8.
A sad indictment of Welsh rugby when that shower are top Welsh side 

Bit unfair. The table doesn't lie plus they're still in with a shout with Europe. I'll put it down to being a faithful one eyed scarlet tho. 😂


Posted By: SA14
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 12:20pm
Originally posted by N14 N14 wrote:

Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by N14 N14 wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Hopefully the Drags will beat the Os and we can finish above the bottom 3.
Our main focus has to be the challenge cup now, ending the season with a positive buzz. We could have 3 home games in a row now, culminating in a home QF against Bristol Bears which would have to be a 10k crowd.

Do you mean SF against Bristol?

No, it would be a QF against Bristol. Win that, and we'd be have the home SF May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Thanks Thumbs Up

I'm looking forward to the remaining three games in Europe. Wink


Posted By: Why
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 2:04pm
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Cardiff (5 pts) edging out Zebre all but means they will win the Welsh shield, and a reasonable (but unlikely) punt at a top 8.
A sad indictment of Welsh rugby when that shower are top Welsh side 

Bit unfair. The table doesn't lie plus they're still in with a shout with Europe. I'll put it down to being a faithful one eyed scarlet tho. 😂
Totally one eyed but the capital club are a disgrace they have poor crowds, little private investment yet are in the richest part of Wales. Since the regions started they have produced a lot less internationals than we or the Ospreys but they will always be safe because they are the capital club. 



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Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 2:17pm
One stand out result by Cardiff to be commended to my eye ( 0-35 away at the Sharks,)...other then that not too much to shout about.


Posted By: SA14
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 2:25pm
Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Cardiff (5 pts) edging out Zebre all but means they will win the Welsh shield, and a reasonable (but unlikely) punt at a top 8.
A sad indictment of Welsh rugby when that shower are top Welsh side 

Bit unfair. The table doesn't lie plus they're still in with a shout with Europe. I'll put it down to being a faithful one eyed scarlet tho. 😂
Totally one eyed but the capital club are a disgrace they have poor crowds, little private investment yet are in the richest part of Wales. Since the regions started they have produced a lot less internationals than we or the Ospreys but they will always be safe because they are the capital club. 


Attendances are on average slightly better than us. 


Posted By: Oracle
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 2:26pm
Don't start bringing actual facts into the arguement LOL


Posted By: SA14
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 2:29pm
Originally posted by Oracle Oracle wrote:

Don't start bringing actual facts into the arguement LOL

LOL
 




Posted By: crj89
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 2:34pm
The Dragons Ospreys game is a hard game to watch and to think we could potentially finish below either of them just shows where we are unfortunately, the start to the season has killed us. 


Posted By: Oracle
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 2:43pm
Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Cardiff (5 pts) edging out Zebre all but means they will win the Welsh shield, and a reasonable (but unlikely) punt at a top 8.
A sad indictment of Welsh rugby when that shower are top Welsh side 

Bit unfair. The table doesn't lie plus they're still in with a shout with Europe. I'll put it down to being a faithful one eyed scarlet tho. 😂
Totally one eyed but the capital club are a disgrace they have poor crowds, little private investment yet are in the richest part of Wales. Since the regions started they have produced a lot less internationals than we or the Ospreys but they will always be safe because they are the capital club. 


The hard thing to accept is that ospreys have brought at least x5 more Welsh players through


Posted By: Why
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 2:54pm
Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Cardiff (5 pts) edging out Zebre all but means they will win the Welsh shield, and a reasonable (but unlikely) punt at a top 8.
A sad indictment of Welsh rugby when that shower are top Welsh side 

Bit unfair. The table doesn't lie plus they're still in with a shout with Europe. I'll put it down to being a faithful one eyed scarlet tho. 😂
Totally one eyed but the capital club are a disgrace they have poor crowds, little private investment yet are in the richest part of Wales. Since the regions started they have produced a lot less internationals than we or the Ospreys but they will always be safe because they are the capital club. 


Attendances are on average slightly better than us. 
They should be ten times with the population and money in region 


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Posted By: ChrisX
Date Posted: 25 March 2023 at 10:29pm
2 games to play - its all to play for.


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 8:34am
Moved above Edinburgh with that win, and so 2 points behind the O's and 6 behind Cardiff with 2 to play.

Glasgow blew away Munster yesterday and have their eyes ( and are looking good) on a Top 4 finish (home tie in the play offs). Something they will secure if they beat us.

I actually think we won't get any higher in the league, even though I think we will win v Drags, and will finish behind Cardiff and the O's, albeit by only a point or two.

I think the O's will win their last 2 games (Edinburgh away and Cardiff), and Cardiff will lose their last 2 (Connacht away and O's).
So the O's will win the Shield.

Feels dirty in my mouth.

Yes, I'm saying we won't beat Glasgow (Lofty is about to pwn me)....however if we did then the Welsh derbies will become a sort of showdown on who wins the shield - goes in to the Top tier of Europe...could be fun!




Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 8:41am
Our season has been quite a spectacular turnaround.

When we lost to the Ospreys on Boxing day we had played 10 league games and got just 7 points.

We have played 6 more league games since then, and come away with 26 points.




Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 11:44am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Our season has been quite a spectacular turnaround.

When we lost to the Ospreys on Boxing day we had played 10 league games and got just 7 points.

We have played 6 more league games since then, and come away with 26 points. Winning the Challenge cup and our last two games even by a point will do me for this season and especially the cup 




Posted By: ap sior
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 12:08pm
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Our season has been quite a spectacular turnaround.

When we lost to the Ospreys on Boxing day we had played 10 league games and got just 7 points.

We have played 6 more league games since then, and come away with 26 points.



I hope that we can keep Blackett. Edinburgh gone it seems, hope Lee stays. Hopefully he can see that there's something building here, and that say in 2-3 seasons time he'll have made a significant addition to his cv.


Posted By: Mr Ian
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 12:19pm
Blackett is our best signing this season...with him all the team found balance in his game stile, both attack and defence...
Will be hard to retain him but I think all possibile has to be done 


Posted By: judith
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 12:20pm
Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Our season has been quite a spectacular turnaround.

When we lost to the Ospreys on Boxing day we had played 10 league games and got just 7 points.

We have played 6 more league games since then, and come away with 26 points.



I hope that we can keep Blackett. Edinburgh gone it seems, hope Lee stays. Hopefully he can see that there's something building here, and that say in 2-3 seasons time he'll have made a significant addition to his cv.


I think we'd all like him to stay. Unfortunately The Rugby Paper has mentioned him possibly going to Newcastle. Given his name has been mentioned with 2 different clubs, I'm assuming that he's looking elsewhere.


Posted By: scarletabroad
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 1:36pm
Originally posted by judith judith wrote:

Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Our season has been quite a spectacular turnaround.

When we lost to the Ospreys on Boxing day we had played 10 league games and got just 7 points.

We have played 6 more league games since then, and come away with 26 points.




I hope that we can keep Blackett. Edinburgh gone it seems, hope Lee stays. Hopefully he can see that there's something building here, and that say in 2-3 seasons time he'll have made a significant addition to his cv.


I think we'd all like him to stay. Unfortunately The Rugby Paper has mentioned him possibly going to Newcastle. Given his name has been mentioned with 2 different clubs, I'm assuming that he's looking elsewhere.

But when we win the Europe cup why would he want to leave!!!!😁👍


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 5:43pm
Because I'm bored..

TeamPointsPTSR17 oppR17 ptsR18 oppR18 ptsTotal ptsFinal Pos
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/leinster" rel="nofollow - LeinsterLeinster 74Lions A4Bulls A2801
StormersStormers61Mun H4Ben H4692
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/ulster" rel="nofollow - UlsterUlster 59Dra H5Edi H5693
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/glasgow" rel="nofollow - Glasgow WarriorsGlasgow 54Sca H1Con H4594
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/munster" rel="nofollow - MunsterMunster 48Sto A1Sha A1505
BullsBulls43Zeb H5Lei H2506
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/connacht" rel="nofollow - ConnachtConnacht 44Car H4Edi A1497
SharksSharks41Ben H4Mun H4498
LionsLions38Lei H1Zeb H5449
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/ospreys" rel="nofollow - OspreysOspreys 35Edi A4Car JD44310
BenettonBenetton40Sha A1Sto A14211
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/scarlets" rel="nofollow - ScarletsScarlets 33Gla A4Dra JD54212
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/cardiff-blues" rel="nofollow - Cardiff RugbyCardiff Rugby 39Con A1Osp JD14113
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/edinburgh" rel="nofollow - EdinburghEdinburgh 33Osp H1Uls A03414
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/teams/ng-dragons" rel="nofollow - DragonsDragons 19Uls A0Sca JD01915
ZebreZebre10Bul A0Lio A01016


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Posted By: Mugwuffin
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 5:54pm
It’s a shame we’re running out of road as we’re really motoring now. Slipping to a draw to Ospreys and a defeat to Cardiff at home at the start of the season will probably prove costly. Despite our great win yesterday they both pulled an extra point away from us this weekend. It doesn’t seem right! 

Munster might be joining us in the Challenge Cup next season. Two tough away matches in South Africa to finish off and they’ll need to pick up points. 


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 5:57pm
Chris, I admire your 4 pt prediction away to Glasgow.

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Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 6:03pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Chris, I admire your 4 pt prediction away to Glasgow.
On the fake pitch its anyones game. Hopefully mask our weak scrum and allow for running rugby (which we are good at!)


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 6:18pm
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Our season has been quite a spectacular turnaround.

When we lost to the Ospreys on Boxing day we had played 10 league games and got just 7 points.

We have played 6 more league games since then, and come away with 26 points.


remarkable turn around in fairness. Well done to peel and the team


Posted By: Oracle
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 6:26pm
Can't applaud them enough , but aren't we losing 2 of them 


Posted By: ChrisX
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 8:56pm
Can we do what we did at Munster and get 2 points away at Glasgow? 

Will that be enough with a full 5 points then needed JD v Dragons? 

We probably need Connacht to beat Cardiff and Edinburgh to beat Ospreys? 

Then we all be looking at around the 40 points mark for Welsh Shield? 


Posted By: ap sior
Date Posted: 26 March 2023 at 10:05pm
Originally posted by ChrisX ChrisX wrote:

Can we do what we did at Munster and get 2 points away at Glasgow? 

Will that be enough with a full 5 points then needed JD v Dragons? 

We probably need Connacht to beat Cardiff and Edinburgh to beat Ospreys? 

Then we all be looking at around the 40 points mark for Welsh Shield? 

You've raised an interesting point there. Glasgow are pretty secure as far as Champions Cup next season. They finished second in their pool in the Challenge Cup so may fancy a run to the SF in that tournament, where they may have to come to us.

I can't see the O's getting anything at Edinburgh, nor the Blues anything in Connacht. So if we manage 4pts at Glasgow, we'd be 2 ahead of the O's, and 2 behind Cardiff. 

Can Cardiff beat the O's on JD ? Recent matches say no they won't beat the O's. So a straight 4 pts for us on JD will see us top the Welsh Shield by a point above the O's. 

Interesting times. Keep the momentum going next week, and the week after, and who knows. We may yet top the Welsh Shield. It would be remarkable if we did manage it.


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 27 March 2023 at 5:13am
Glasgow want the win to get a home SF guaranteed in the play offs.

They ran Munster ragged last weekend.

Realistically, getting anything in Glasgow is a big lift.


Posted By: lofty evans
Date Posted: 27 March 2023 at 5:44am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Our season has been quite a spectacular turnaround.

When we lost to the Ospreys on Boxing day we had played 10 league games and got just 7 points.

We have played 6 more league games since then, and come away with 26 points.


I

If we had 15 players on the pitch we would have beaten that operated lot over the bridge, the turnaround has been biblical, I remember Gareth Jenkins somehow getting the squad to peak towards the end of the season, when all the permutations start working out, perhaps Peel is Moses.





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