Scarlet Fever Llanelli Rugby Sport Wales Tickets Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > RUGBY > GENERAL RUGBY
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - The Other Side(s) - Rival Team News
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login


The Other Side(s) - Rival Team News

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 218>
Author
Message Reverse Sort Order
surfing-mtber View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 28 January 2012
Location: Devon/MilfordH
Status: Offline
Points: 2460
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote surfing-mtber Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: The Other Side(s) - Rival Team News
    Posted: 04 May 2021 at 12:40pm
Looks like Cardiff are in the Heinekin Cup next season, as it appears the top 8 teams from the Pro 14 are going.  Pleased for them, shame for the Dragons who missed out by one point to Glasgow!
Joshua24:15
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Legendinmybathroom View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 29 May 2017
Location: Burry Port
Status: Offline
Points: 1730
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Legendinmybathroom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2021 at 2:03pm
Sorry I meant loose head.
Back to Top
Legendinmybathroom View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 29 May 2017
Location: Burry Port
Status: Offline
Points: 1730
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Legendinmybathroom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2021 at 2:02pm
Whilst I tend to agree about Marlers scrummaging prowess, I watched the Harlequins verses London Irish game last weekend and he’s just too much of a liability.  
He has very poor discipline, is nearly always the first person there when there’s some kind of a melee happening but seems to be almost invisible in the loose.
If he was selected for the test team, he would need to be covered by his teammates in loose play, which then means that they have to expend energy which won’t invariably have a detrimental effect on their own performance or ability to perform for long periods during each of the 3 tests.
I could possibly see him going as a backup or substitute tight head.
Back to Top
Jones2004 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 29 September 2019
Location: North Wales
Status: Offline
Points: 1001
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jones2004 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2021 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Marler the best scrummaging loose head option?
Wyn Jones is equally as good as him I’d argue, and much better in the loose. Would be surprised if he didn’t start all three test matches tbh (injury permitted of course.)
Back to Top
RR1972 View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 27 April 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 13636
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RR1972 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2021 at 1:23pm
Marler the best scrummaging loose head option?
Back to Top
scarletnut View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 28 April 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 13078
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scarletnut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2021 at 11:27am
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

La Rochelle and Toulouse deservedly in the final I thought.

LR just ground down Leinster today. The pack is a massive unit, tbh I thought the hot weather and that size might see them blow up. Quite the opposite actually, they seem to get stronger as the game went on.

Leinster had no answer. 3 French teams in the European finals.

Fair play to La Rochelle. They deserved everything they got and their carriers - Atonio, the magnificent Skelton & Alldrit backed up by the class act which is Vito were just too powerful for Leinster. Skelton must be close to being the best carrying 2nd row in World rugby - he is awesome. The La Rochelle driving maul is a beast and Toulouse will really have to hit their straps to beat them. The La Rochelle pack weighed in at 944kgs & they made it count. Gatland will be wincing when he sees the mess made of Healy & Furlong. 
I actually thought Furlong played well. I doubt Healey will go with the Lions his scrummaging is very suspect 
I still wake up late at night and think of what might have been when tim stimpson hit that jammy penalty1
Back to Top
GPR - Rochester View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 01 December 2014
Location: Rhydcymerau
Status: Offline
Points: 12245
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GPR - Rochester Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2021 at 7:12am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

La Rochelle and Toulouse deservedly in the final I thought.

LR just ground down Leinster today. The pack is a massive unit, tbh I thought the hot weather and that size might see them blow up. Quite the opposite actually, they seem to get stronger as the game went on.

Leinster had no answer. 3 French teams in the European finals.

Fair play to La Rochelle. They deserved everything they got and their carriers - Atonio, the magnificent Skelton & Alldrit backed up by the class act which is Vito were just too powerful for Leinster. Skelton must be close to being the best carrying 2nd row in World rugby - he is awesome. The La Rochelle driving maul is a beast and Toulouse will really have to hit their straps to beat them. The La Rochelle pack weighed in at 944kgs & they made it count. Gatland will be wincing when he sees the mess made of Healy & Furlong. 
Back to Top
EJPT View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 14 February 2012
Location: Berkshire
Status: Offline
Points: 2528
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EJPT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2021 at 5:59pm
Leinster have only lost a handful of games in pretty much the past three years. They are still a force and consistently set the standard. They knocked out Exeter in the last round remember. I personally don’t think they’ve been ‘found out’. 
They will be in the mix next year as always. 
Back to Top
Wil Chips View Drop Down
Rambler
Rambler
Avatar

Joined: 23 August 2009
Location: Africa
Status: Offline
Points: 45586
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2021 at 5:30pm
La Rochelle and Toulouse deservedly in the final I thought.

LR just ground down Leinster today. The pack is a massive unit, tbh I thought the hot weather and that size might see them blow up. Quite the opposite actually, they seem to get stronger as the game went on.

Leinster had no answer. 3 French teams in the European finals.
Back to Top
Legendinmybathroom View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 29 May 2017
Location: Burry Port
Status: Offline
Points: 1730
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Legendinmybathroom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2021 at 5:25pm
So no Pro14 representation in the finals of either European competitions this season, the big leagues of England and France both dominate.
It just shows that our competition is not up to standard (with the exception being Leinster (over the past 5 or 6 seasons and the odd team over performing (such as us in 2017).
The Irish sides dominate the top 2 positions in the conferences most seasons with the welsh and Scottish sides usually playing for the remaining European positions.  
This cannot be good preparation for European competition, Leinster usually play second string sides against most opposition in the Pro14 as they are that much better, whilst almost keeping a separate squad for knockout competition.
Despite winning the Pro14 at a canter yet again this season they have been found out at European level and beaten convincingly by La Rochelle.
This might be a seed change for the Pro14/pro16 as this season has seen the Pro14 teams do worse than ever in Europe.
Back to Top
hoppy View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 22 May 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 1402
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoppy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2021 at 12:39am

Ospreys signs Otago pair of Collins, Regan

     440 1110 
    1. Sport
    2.  
    3. Rugby

    Two of Otago leading performers from last year are believed to be heading for the same Welsh club.

    Captain Michael Collins and lock Jack Regan, both of whom have played for the Highlanders this year, are set to head to top Welsh club Ospreys.

    Collins has captained the Otago side for the past 2½ seasons and played in the past three successful Otago Ranfurly Shield challenges.

    He started playing in the midfield for Otago but has moved to fullback in the past few season where he has impressed.

    Collins, who turns 28 next month, can qualify for Wales through his grandparents.

    That also means he will not be regarded an an import by the Welsh club.

    He has played 71 matches for Otago since debuting for the province in 2012.

    Ospreys is based in Swansea and is the most successful club in the Celtic or Pro 14 league, having won it four times.

    It sits third in conference A of the Pro14 league.

    Collins previously played in Wales for the Llanelli Scarlets in the 2015-16 season.

    Irishman Regan has gone from the scrapheap to a contract with one of the leading Welsh clubs.

    Regan, who turns 24 this month, was let go by professional Irish club Ulster and was unsure of his next move.

    He then received a call at the start of last year from Dunedin and asked if he was interested in playing a season for the Kettle Park club.

    He arrived in the South just before last year’s Covid-19 lockdown in late March.

    But he got through that, played well for Dunedin and was picked in the Otago Mitre 10 Cup side.

    He played in every game for Otago and then, through injuries, managed to force himself into the Highlanders at the start of the season.

    It was a major leap in a year for Regan.

    The move to a powerful Welsh club is a major boost to his career.

    Back to Top
    Fscarlet View Drop Down
    Moderator Group
    Moderator Group


    Joined: 26 January 2015
    Status: Online
    Points: 5908
    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fscarlet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2021 at 4:57pm
    Owen Williams has signed for Worcester. 
    Back to Top
    Tony Clifton View Drop Down
    Groupie
    Groupie
    Avatar

    Joined: 14 February 2021
    Status: Offline
    Points: 168
    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony Clifton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 April 2021 at 6:15pm
    Max Llewellyn looked good! Scored a nice one and set up the second.
    Back to Top
    RR1972 View Drop Down
    Veteran
    Veteran
    Avatar

    Joined: 27 April 2009
    Status: Offline
    Points: 13636
    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RR1972 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 April 2021 at 1:29pm
    No sign of jenkins last two games, worrying sign that
    Back to Top
    GPR - Rochester View Drop Down
    Veteran
    Veteran
    Avatar

    Joined: 01 December 2014
    Location: Rhydcymerau
    Status: Offline
    Points: 12245
    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GPR - Rochester Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 April 2021 at 11:56am
    Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

    Not sure phillips botha and the half backs are first choice for the ospreys tbh. I thought the blues should have at least started the likes of carre and robinson. Sorry will i just re read you said availAble xv fair point👍

    Yes RR Carre seems to have dropped off the radar. What has happened to Ellis' comeback?
    Back to Top
    RR1972 View Drop Down
    Veteran
    Veteran
    Avatar

    Joined: 27 April 2009
    Status: Offline
    Points: 13636
    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RR1972 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 April 2021 at 9:27am
    Not sure phillips botha and the half backs are first choice for the ospreys tbh. I thought the blues should have at least started the likes of carre and robinson. Sorry will i just re read you said availAble xv fair point👍

    Edited by RR1972 - 25 April 2021 at 9:34am
    Back to Top
     Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 218>
      Share Topic   

    Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

    Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.04
    Copyright ©2001-2021 Web Wiz Ltd.

    This page was generated in 0.281 seconds.