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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Nice to have a bit of momentum. Two bonus point wins against a terrible Dragons team isn’t out of the question. I don’t think we’ll beat the Ospreys.

If you watched the Dragons last night you would not have called them terrible.  They have been aggressive in defence all season and their pack has a top Welsh international 2nd row and the back row as good as any of the Regions.
They have been close in many of their games but LIKE US have had a number of thumpings this season.  They are a  tight knit group and won't have any fear coming to the Parc to test our very leaky defence.

The knives be out just as quick as the praises if the Dragons beat us. 
"Knives be out" is probably an exaggeration but yeah, we're a fickle bunch alright. For me, it's only knives out if we capitulate. Like Cardiff did at the end yesterday.

The Dragons have a knack of catching us out, and we have a habit of under-estimating them. If we bring our A game we should have way too much for them.
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Having the Dragons at home first is helpful. If we can put in a solid performance and secure a win ( as we did v Cardiff at PyS) it can provoke the Dragons management to make notable changes to the team for the return fixture, as Dai Young did.

We look like we will miss Jonny Mac and Wyn for the run in, which is a shame as they are both starters, but we've seen plenty of the squad this season, plus Sanjay will be a sure fit for the 15 shirt, and Rob Evs can come in to the 23.
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Do we know when Blade and Lezana tested positive and are either likely back in training early this week?
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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Having the Dragons at home first is helpful. If we can put in a solid performance and secure a win ( as we did v Cardiff at PyS) it can provoke the Dragons management to make notable changes to the team for the return fixture, as Dai Young did.

We look like we will miss Jonny Mac and Wyn for the run in, which is a shame as they are both starters, but we've seen plenty of the squad this season, plus Sanjay will be a sure fit for the 15 shirt, and Rob Evs can come in to the 23.
Sanjay, Tom, Conbeer, Baldwin, Joe, Steff. 
We have a rather pleasing line of backup for JMac right now. 
Steff, Kemsley - is Rob fit? at LH.

We've got the ingredients to beat the Drags as long as we get the best out of them.

The Os are an interesting challenge. We'd have to think we'll be in a better place than them, they have no games until they play us, do they?
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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Having the Dragons at home first is helpful. If we can put in a solid performance and secure a win ( as we did v Cardiff at PyS) it can provoke the Dragons management to make notable changes to the team for the return fixture, as Dai Young did.

We look like we will miss Jonny Mac and Wyn for the run in, which is a shame as they are both starters, but we've seen plenty of the squad this season, plus Sanjay will be a sure fit for the 15 shirt, and Rob Evs can come in to the 23.
Let’s hope his discipline will have improved then. A bit like Liam if he’s playing well there’s few players you’d rather have in the team, yet when he’s playing badly you want to tear your hair out in disgust at some of the stupid stuff he does. Hopefully his comeback will be similar to how Liam played yesterday (going by the comments on here as I only managed to catch the highlights of the tries). 
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Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

The Os are an interesting challenge. We'd have to think we'll be in a better place than them, they have no games until they play us, do they?
They play Cardiff away before us 
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Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

The Os are an interesting challenge. We'd have to think we'll be in a better place than them, they have no games until they play us, do they?
They play Cardiff away before us 
Oh yeah!
My son and his mates are going to that, so I should have remembered!
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We should hammer the dragons twice tbh. Ospreys a tougher ask but they are dreadful in attack, hopefully north fit for us he is a handful. But i fancy us to edge them out on current form, a fully loaded stormers look a bit much for us but you never know!
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Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

The Os are an interesting challenge. We'd have to think we'll be in a better place than them, they have no games until they play us, do they?
They play Cardiff away before us 

Oh yeah!
My son and his mates are going to that, so I should have remembered!

I hope you've kicked him out and disinherited him. There's only so much that you can forgive and put down as being down to impetuous youth.
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Originally posted by Mr Lee91 Mr Lee91 wrote:

I know I'm being overly optimistic here but looking at the last few rounds of fixtures and finishing as high as 4th is still plausible.
Obviously there are a lot of fixtures and just one going the wrong way would put all this to bed but I can only see one problem game (Glasgow beating Bulls in SA) so I'm quietly hoping for this sequence of results.

SCARLETS 32pts (55pts) - 4th
(A) Cardiff - 5pts
(H) Dragons - 5pts
(A) Dragons - 5pts
(A) Ospreys - 4pts
(H) Stormers - 4pts

EDINBURGH 44pts (54pts) - 5th
(H) Zebre - 5pts
(H) Ulster - 1pt
(H) Glasgow - 4pts

BULLS 42pts (54pts) - 6th
(A) Stormers - 1pt
(H) Benneton - 5pts
(H) Glasgow - 1pt
(A) Ospreys - 5pts

MUNSTER 47pts (53pts) - 7th
(A) Ulster - 1pt
(H) Cardiff - 5pts
(A) Leinster - 0pts

STORMERS 43pts (53pts) - 8th
(H) Bulls - 4pts
(H) Glasgow - 4pts
(H) Leinster - 1pt
(A) Scarlets - 1pt

SHARKS 41pts (52pts) - 9th
(H) Lions - 5pts
(H) Leinster - 0pts
(H) Connacht - 5pts
(A) Ulster - 1pt

I did some similar work yesterday and 4th is possible as long as results go the way they could/should. 8th would give us Leinster away, 4th could be Edinburgh home. Big difference,
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Originally posted by ChrisX ChrisX wrote:

Do we know when Blade and Lezana tested positive and are either likely back in training early this week?
Ah I see, didnt realise it was a Covid thing, thought it was just rotation.
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Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

No derby slip ups now and our destiny should be in our own hands for a playoff place come the Stormers game.

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Fingers crossed Sharks dont get those 2 one pointers (which I think they will do well to get tbh)
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Originally posted by supertaf supertaf wrote:

Originally posted by ChrisX ChrisX wrote:

Do we know when Blade and Lezana tested positive and are either likely back in training early this week?
Ah I see, didnt realise it was a Covid thing, thought it was just rotation.
Think Morgan Jones has the lurgi too!
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Originally posted by Jones2004 Jones2004 wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

Having the Dragons at home first is helpful. If we can put in a solid performance and secure a win ( as we did v Cardiff at PyS) it can provoke the Dragons management to make notable changes to the team for the return fixture, as Dai Young did.

We look like we will miss Jonny Mac and Wyn for the run in, which is a shame as they are both starters, but we've seen plenty of the squad this season, plus Sanjay will be a sure fit for the 15 shirt, and Rob Evs can come in to the 23.
Let’s hope his discipline will have improved then. A bit like Liam if he’s playing well there’s few players you’d rather have in the team, yet when he’s playing badly you want to tear your hair out in disgust at some of the stupid stuff he does. Hopefully his comeback will be similar to how Liam played yesterday (going by the comments on here as I only managed to catch the highlights of the tries). 

On the URC website it shows Sione as our most penalised player with 14 penalties.  Given he's been ever present and a back row player, who tend to get pinged more, that's no surprise.  Next on 13 is Rob Evs.  Unbelievable given the amount of game time he's had.  Our other props average 8/9.

Discipline was excellent on Saturday, one stat on screen in the second half showed the penalty count at 13-5 to Cardiff.  We need to keep it that way given that Sam Davies can kick from anywhere.
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Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Nice to have a bit of momentum. Two bonus point wins against a terrible Dragons team isn’t out of the question. I don’t think we’ll beat the Ospreys.

If you watched the Dragons last night you would not have called them terrible.  They have been aggressive in defence all season and their pack has a top Welsh international 2nd row and the back row as good as any of the Regions.
They have been close in many of their games but LIKE US have had a number of thumpings this season.  They are a  tight knit group and won't have any fear coming to the Parc to test our very leaky defence.

The knives be out just as quick as the praises if the Dragons beat us. 
"Knives be out" is probably an exaggeration but yeah, we're a fickle bunch alright. For me, it's only knives out if we capitulate. Like Cardiff did at the end yesterday.

The Dragons have a knack of catching us out, and we have a habit of under-estimating them. If we bring our A game we should have way too much for them.
the dragons have one league game all season lets be honest they are rubbish. 
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Originally posted by Dai Guevara Dai Guevara wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

The Os are an interesting challenge. We'd have to think we'll be in a better place than them, they have no games until they play us, do they?
They play Cardiff away before us 

Oh yeah!
My son and his mates are going to that, so I should have remembered!

I hope you've kicked him out and disinherited him. There's only so much that you can forgive and put down as being down to impetuous youth.
He's a Cardiff boy now, CCFC ST holder. They're going because one of there Gand is an Os supporter, hopefully to rip the pish out of him!!
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