ER v SF 12 Jan 18

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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby joe soap on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:01 pm

Tichtheid wrote:
GaryIPA wrote:
I suspect uncontested would suit us



Don't the team who force the uncontested scrum have to play with 14?


now I could be wrong, but I took Mr IPA's post as being a bit of humour as well as a comment on the scrums. Playing with 14 worked out ok last time
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby Tichtheid on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:06 pm

Weegie wrote:
McCallum and Fagerson were in the same Strathallan front row. McCallum was switched to loosehead then. He is basically a tighthead. Ritchie was in the back row of the same team.



I take it Strathallan did quite well?
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby The Feral Goat on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:27 pm

I find it hard to believe (well maybe not so much) that a professional rugby match would be allowed to start with uncontested scrums when it is entirely avoidable save for a bit of bureaucracy.

Talking of props, good article on Bomber Hislop on the The Offside Line, unfortunately not fit when Edinburgh were looking at start of season

https://theoffsideline.com/bomber-hislop-blast-ayr/

Another take away from the article is under Solly anyone not in the match day 23 trained with the academy! :eek: Cockerill the complete opposite has the academy lads training with the senior squad with somewhat better results.
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby bignose on Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:52 pm

disco wrote:
Tichtheid wrote:Don't the team who force the uncontested scrum have to play with 14?

Yes.


Unless you can persuade the 4th and 5th officials that George Turner can, indeed, play loosehead prop :).

As with most of the Laws of the game, there are some grey areas. For example, if a team were only to nominate 22 in their match day squad from the get-go, then the Laws could reasonably be interpreted to mean that a broken front row could be replaced under uncontested scrum conditions but if you start with 23 then you're hosed if you break too many front row in one game.

At levels below "elite" rugby, the "cannot replace on uncontested scrums" clause doesn't apply.
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby germain on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 pm

This line-up seems to be really a good one. The strongest we can put on the field. And it's quite impressive, even in the front-row, though the replacements are not at the same level.
The look of the back-line is also appealing. I really like to see Hoyland back in the team, and especially Dean and Bennett in midfield. It's interesting to think that we could field an entirely different back-line, though still strong (Brown - Burleigh - Johnston - Fife - Graham).
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby Frenchy on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:29 pm

Embra win, 34-33!

Home QF it is!
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby Weegie on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:34 pm

Frenchy wrote:Embra win, 34-33!

Home QF it is!

Despite doing their best to loseit.
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby royc on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:35 pm

Phew!
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby Rico on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:39 pm

What a result! Couldn't make it along tonight but even refreshing the Twitter feed was nerve-wracking enough!

Hopefully we'll dodge Gloucester (who are looking likely to be the best runner up) in the QFs but otherwise, happy enough to play anyone else.
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby Tichtheid on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:40 pm

Rico wrote:What a result! Couldn't make it along tonight but even refreshing the Twitter feed was nerve-wracking enough!
.


Wasn't it just!

Great stuff, does it definitely mean a home QF?
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby liveinhope on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:42 pm

Yes it does. Missed it -illness- but shredded nerves following the twitter feed at the end!
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby gunneria on Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 pm

It wasn't a half-hearted French side away from home, they definitely wanted the win. Makes it more impressive.
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby dunna on Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:55 pm

That was the sort of match that we would have lost under Solly. We are really seeing a much tougher Edinburgh team now, gritty win. Home QF, happy days!
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby GaryIPA on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am

Weegie wrote:
Frenchy wrote:Embra win, 34-33!

Home QF it is!

Despite doing their best to loseit.



There were moments
'The slap is immense'

"this is not soccer"
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Re: ER v SF 12 Jan 18

Postby Pitfitter on Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:09 am

My sphincter muscle has just about relaxed, what a game, up-down up-down, the lead kept changing hands, not a game for the purists but it's the result that counts, reckon the Frenchies has a hell of an KelvinDeaker kickin at half time the way the second half started but the boys all dug deep although I thought Nathan had a big dose of brain fade when he kicked away possession with seconds to go.
Man of the match? Hamish for constant hard work?, followed by the18\20 others just a tad behind him.
When's the draw for the 1/4s?
Another drink anyone? Woo hooooooo.



Where did that crowd come from?
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