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Originally posted by dyniol53 dyniol53 wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by dyniol53 dyniol53 wrote:

We will win one game in the series in my opinion 
Is that a stance on which you’d be prepared to take up the offers of Pauillac bottles as a bet? RR was first, then GPR and me third.

No worries if not. It’s good fun and I think we all hope you’re right.

I think my money would get better returns with the bookies 😅

Before you take that step Dyniol have a word with my mate LadramConfused
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by dyniol53 dyniol53 wrote:

We will win one game in the series in my opinion 
Is that a stance on which you’d be prepared to take up the offers of Pauillac bottles as a bet? RR was first, then GPR and me third.

No worries if not. It’s good fun and I think we all hope you’re right.

I think my money would get better returns with the bookies 😅
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Pretty impressive stuff from the Maori team this morning. Blew Ireland away first half - too much pace & skill with the ball. Irish depth not what it seems. This summer's International could be a painful watch for us Northern hemisphere fans. Looks as if the tour is over for Hume & Healy.
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Originally posted by NobbySosban NobbySosban wrote:

Dragons have unveiled their new badge and branding, leaked a few days ago.

Logo is black with amber fleurs-de-lis (taken from old Monmouthshire crest), but the big news is that that they are now 'Dragons RFC' - they're a club, not a region. Playing kit will be black & amber home strip (for Newport) and predominantly blue alternative kit (representing Gwent). The 'Dragon's Tail' device will still appear on the shirts, on the back of the collar and in some other merchandise.

Dai Buttress is restoring the old Newport identity, but seems still to be hedging their bets with #WeAreGwentRugby hashtag.

Probably a step in the right direction, but I expected it to coincide with news on the club's return to private ownership - no word on that today.

Of course, apart from ownership, the biggest transformation will happen when they start getting consistent results on the pitch - maybe Dai Flan will be the catalyst to make that happen... 


I'm more confused after reading the press release and interviews around the name and logic.

They wanted to keep the brand of the Dragons going, but they don't want to keep the imagery, only keeping the name and there's no Dragon in the logo.

They want to give a nod to Newport and Rodney Parade through the colours but have completely distanced themselves from the history of Newport RFC.

They're now a club (which most associate with a city/town/village) but the tagline is about a county and they reference regional responsibilities.

I sort of get not becoming Newport Rugby because having Cardiff Rugby and Cardiff RFC and Newport Rugby and Newport RFC is all a bit meh but I'm really not sure how much value there is in changing the badge and putting RFC on the end.

Most think of rugby teams as clubs, it's like car manufacturers adding the word car to the make and model to remind people it's a car, the Ford Focus Car, just in case you forgot you were in a car.

I've no idea what Dragons RFC are.
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by dyniol53 dyniol53 wrote:

We will win one game in the series in my opinion 
Is that a stance on which you’d be prepared to take up the offers of Pauillac bottles as a bet? RR was first, then GPR and me third.

No worries if not. It’s good fun and I think we all hope you’re right.

Dyniol is not alone. Warburton predicting Wales to win one. Of course I would be over the moon if we do compete well in South Africa but the mood music surrounding this Welsh team isn't good and Pivac is a man under severe pressure after disrespecting Italy with his team selection. 
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Originally posted by dyniol53 dyniol53 wrote:

We will win one game in the series in my opinion 
Is that a stance on which you’d be prepared to take up the offers of Pauillac bottles as a bet? RR was first, then GPR and me third.

No worries if not. It’s good fun and I think we all hope you’re right.
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Logo looks awful. Looks like something they set as a competition for local primary schools. 
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So they not going to be called gwent or newport, they not going to have newport colours or badge but won’t have gwent in title or play in any other par of  gwent bar newport?Ok sounds well thought outWink. Dai flannigan the man to turn in around? I have my doubts to say the least!

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Dragons have unveiled their new badge and branding, leaked a few days ago.

Logo is black with amber fleurs-de-lis (taken from old Monmouthshire crest), but the big news is that that they are now 'Dragons RFC' - they're a club, not a region. Playing kit will be black & amber home strip (for Newport) and predominantly blue alternative kit (representing Gwent). The 'Dragon's Tail' device will still appear on the shirts, on the back of the collar and in some other merchandise.

Dai Buttress is restoring the old Newport identity, but seems still to be hedging their bets with #WeAreGwentRugby hashtag.

Probably a step in the right direction, but I expected it to coincide with news on the club's return to private ownership - no word on that today.

Of course, apart from ownership, the biggest transformation will happen when they start getting consistent results on the pitch - maybe Dai Flan will be the catalyst to make that happen... 

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Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Mercer a bit snall to be a  carrying at 8 at test level? You’d think he’d be a bench option though? I watched japan thrash urugray they play some lovely rugby

Zach Mercer has played 26 top 14 games this season and been MOM or close in the vast majority. If you can break the gainline consistently in the top 14 you are good enough for International duty in my book. He is quick with great hands - for me he gives Faletau a run for his money.
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Mercer a bit snall to be a  carrying at 8 at test level? You’d think he’d be a bench option though? I watched japan thrash urugray they play some lovely rugby

Edited by RR1972 - 26 June 2022 at 9:24am
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Montpellier deservedly won the top 14 final against a very lacklustre Castres. Zach Mercer again showing what Eddie Jones is missing with another hugely intelligent carrying and offloading performance. 
Definitely.

Montpellier were cool under pressure and looked to play when chances presented themselves. Castres were the opposite making lots of errors and by the end of the first half, possibly even 25 mins it was difficult to see any other result than an MHR win.

Not having a recognised 10 on the bench blew up in Castres’s face when Urdapilleta went off after less than 15 mins. The full back stepped up and has played a bit of 10 they said but it wasn’t convincing.

A Clermont supporting Marseille resident who we met over the European Finals weekend said that the two clubs in the final were amongst the least liked in the Top 14. Castres because they never take Europea seriously nor do they supply much to the national team. Montpellier because of the new money feel to them and the adventures with them being a satellite South African outfit. His opinion was that they both relied on their scrum and their wingers were on the unemployment list.

Having seen them in the 2016 final v Quins, when it was a dour style of play, they are now much more entertaining an open in their play. They’ve also got many more french players in the team and the balance is a lot better. 

Good to see Zach Mercer get man of the match. He’s having a great time over there and just be delighted with how his decision to try something different has turned out on and off the pitch.

Meanwhile, Eddie will studiously ignore his merits for a spot in the England squad.
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Montpellier deservedly won the top 14 final against a very lacklustre Castres. Zach Mercer again showing what Eddie Jones is missing with another hugely intelligent carrying and offloading performance. 
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Pumas won the currie cup 26-19 over the Griquas. Hard luck Peter,  theres always next year.

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Lol typing with a hangover whilst walking the dog, total multi task fail by me thereWink
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Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

M and s paulolac £28 ill get you both one! Under 20 workd cup france beat irelabd by 20 ppibts their backs were lethal france look a real threat for the next decade . Boks boshed england wsles vs scots today

Blimey ! Did someone swap all your keys around when you looked away ?LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
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