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And who gives a tinker's toss if Emerging Ireland are on blydi youtube?
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Originally posted by Airdaa Airdaa wrote:

Cant see many restless nights in Ulster  because it’s a Saturday evening KO, they have already played Connacht in a similar time. 
Rather put a positive spin  and say an extra days recovery. 

Ulster missing a number of Emerging Ireland players who would probably have featured in the squad for this match, missing are Balacoune,Doak, Stewart Moore , Mc Cann and  Stewart . Also Izzy, McDonald and Flannery would have been there or thereabouts.

Plenty of experience in the team selected with Madigan Murphy and Vermuelin  coming into the side.
I think that Toby Booth has had a dose of reality and realises he is going to fortress Kingspan.
Not many teams relish the prospect of a visit here.
If in doubt ask Dwayne Peel how often he was involved with a home defeat at Ulster.
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

What can we make of Booth's selection for the Ulster game? Confidence in your squad or lambs to the slaughter? Perhaps Booth is relying on the fact that Ulster's players will have already played the game in their minds last night & will be mentally exhausted by the time a very unusual kick off time for them in Belfast comes about. 

My own view is that this is one the games Booth believes is unwinnable and has selected accordingly. If he comes home with a LBP whilst limiting Ulster to only 4 points for the win I think he will be pleased. 

Well lambs to the slaughter it was then. Fair play to Ulster they play an attractive style of rugby with offloading & support to the fore. Their attacking play does not seem to have been affected by losing Dwayne & ours is probably at its worst for 50+ years - does that not tell us something. 
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So Drags well beaten by Benetton 34-14, last quarter Dragons players out on their feet, Benetton running rings around them!!! Particularly impressed with the speed of service by Benetton's scrum half, kept the defenders on their heals.

I take very little solace from our defeats, but the Ospreys and Dragons performances this weekend puts our efforts against these opponents into perspective.
Still, a sad reflection on the state of Welsh rugby.
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Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

So Drags well beaten by Benetton 34-14, last quarter Dragons players out on their feet, Benetton running rings around them!!! Particularly impressed with the speed of service by Benetton's scrum half, kept the defenders on their heals.

I take very little solace from our defeats, but the Ospreys and Dragons performances this weekend puts our efforts against these opponents into perspective.
Still, a sad reflection on the state of Welsh rugby.
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Drags tonked treviso looked good play sone exciting rugby in fairness to them
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I see the extra intensity in training was evident to see today. I think the pack were knackered at half time yet alone full time
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Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Drags tonked treviso looked good play sone exciting rugby in fairness to them
Is there a « by » missing there?
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Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Drags tonked treviso looked good play sone exciting rugby in fairness to them
How come every other team in urc and premiership seem to be playing with more intensity and at a much faster pace than welsh teams?
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Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Drags tonked treviso looked good play sone exciting rugby in fairness to them
How come every other team in urc and premiership seem to be playing with more intensity and at a much faster pace than welsh teams?

Genuinely good question. I’m very worried this season. We, in particular, look a long long way off
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Clearly Rob Evans' additional fitness since joining the Dragons hasn't done a great deal to his scrummaging ability. He was doing a fine job of impersonating a nodding donkey until Flanagan had seen enough & took him off at half time. Rob has been a fine player for the Scarlets and his disappointment at being released is understandable.
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Clearly Rob Evans' additional fitness since joining the Dragons hasn't done a great deal to his scrummaging ability. He was doing a fine job of impersonating a nodding donkey until Flanagan had seen enough & took him off at half time. Rob has been a fine player for the Scarlets and his disappointment at being released is understandable.

He was much more stable once he brought his feet forward but agree he struggled.
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

What can we make of Booth's selection for the Ulster game? Confidence in your squad or lambs to the slaughter? Perhaps Booth is relying on the fact that Ulster's players will have already played the game in their minds last night & will be mentally exhausted by the time a very unusual kick off time for them in Belfast comes about. 

My own view is that this is one the games Booth believes is unwinnable and has selected accordingly. If he comes home with a LBP whilst limiting Ulster to only 4 points for the win I think he will be pleased. 

Well lambs to the slaughter it was then. Fair play to Ulster they play an attractive style of rugby with offloading & support to the fore. Their attacking play does not seem to have been affected by losing Dwayne & ours is probably at its worst for 50+ years - does that not tell us something. 

Booth's approach since joining the Ospreys has often involved targeting certain games and accepting defeat against the top teams, in fairness it's been relatively successful in terms of improving their league position (and reducing the injury count) but it's a bit defeatist and won't win you any silverware.
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Originally posted by Gate12 Gate12 wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

What can we make of Booth's selection for the Ulster game? Confidence in your squad or lambs to the slaughter? Perhaps Booth is relying on the fact that Ulster's players will have already played the game in their minds last night & will be mentally exhausted by the time a very unusual kick off time for them in Belfast comes about. 

My own view is that this is one the games Booth believes is unwinnable and has selected accordingly. If he comes home with a LBP whilst limiting Ulster to only 4 points for the win I think he will be pleased. 

Well lambs to the slaughter it was then. Fair play to Ulster they play an attractive style of rugby with offloading & support to the fore. Their attacking play does not seem to have been affected by losing Dwayne & ours is probably at its worst for 50+ years - does that not tell us something. 

Booth's approach since joining the Ospreys has often involved targeting certain games and accepting defeat against the top teams, in fairness it's been relatively successful in terms of improving their league position (and reducing the injury count) but it's a bit defeatist and won't win you any silverware.

If they beat the Stormers this weekend then the selection against Ulster will have been justified.
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Think Booth's philosophy is very practical. Lets face it, at this moment, success for any Welsh region is top 8, by that I mean 5-8th. He will give it a real go next weekend against the champions with his best available 23. If Anscombe isn't fit though he is in a bit of a hole. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Think Booth's philosophy is very practical. Lets face it, at this moment, success for any Welsh region is top 8, by that I mean 5-8th. He will give it a real go next weekend against the champions with his best available 23. If Anscombe isn't fit though he is in a bit of a hole. 


Yes, though one thing they may do with Walsh is have him receive the ball at 12 - they did this with Anscombe a few times against us & it got success. I'd start with Walsh over Meyler to be honest. When you look at their staring XV, & even the bench to some extent, the Ospreys have a very strong line up & if the weather isn't too clever I think they stand a chance of an upset.
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