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Justin

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Rotherham
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:00:00 PM »
Who would be your starting XV and subs?

beak

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Re: Rotherham
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 05:51:34 PM »
Seems a strong side that has been named.

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Re: Rotherham
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 08:48:35 AM »
Any predictions for today's game? Hard to call as Rotherham are a bit of an unknown but surely we should be targeting this one?

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Re: Rotherham
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 04:07:53 PM »
Can quite honestly say didn't see that one coming!!!!!
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Re: Rotherham
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 04:14:17 PM »
Well what a win that was! A great start for the season, it certainly seems we will be competitive at the very least. Early days but a promising start.

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Re: Rotherham
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 06:20:54 PM »
Great game . Well done guys . A pleasure to watch

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Re: Rotherham
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 11:33:44 PM »
An excellent start with 6 tries 46 points & 5 league points on our initial road trip were secured by an un-answered run of 41 points after the home team had been 10-5 up mid-way through the 1st half.
That first quarter favoured Roth as after an early pen awarded against us at the breakdown they proceeded to earn 2 more pens there & to gain 2 turnovers before we earned at least parity thereafter.
The 1st try of the match was ours as all the close mauling practice in the 3 pre-season games came to fruition Brownlie scoring with relative ease. This was after Ben had opted for the corner ignoring a simple 3. The LO was as good today as throughout pre-season. Eden missed a gettable conversion on an almost windless dry overcast day, but was not to miss from the tee again.
They took the lead for the last time with a run from inside their own half courtesy of what visiting eyes saw as aided by an obvious crossing offence. 10-5.
We nonetheless had most of the territory & this pressure led to their 10 gifting our 10 a try as he tried a very un-necessary trick offload within a yard of his own line. The pressure on them continued to be exerted & Eden stretched the lead with a free ball DG & then a pen with the last kick of the half. HT 10-18.
Our style of play had been to use the backs as much as possible, but real penetration looked in short supply & they were able to close down our backs moves.
The Roth team captained by Calla with the forwards coached by Rousey were not as physically imposing as most Clifton Lane outfits.
An early short range try by the posts scored by the skipper was just what was needed although it was preceded by freakish good luck as a long range Eden DG attempt hit the ground & instead of running harmlessly away for a 22 bounced up to hit the crossbar & their 15 under no pressure knocked on the rebound.
The pattern of play repeated itself except that now we were the beneficiaries of penalties & position & Brownlie scored his 2nd try from close in. 10-32 & BP earned & game won. Still plenty of time left in the match & time for Scanlon to show more glimpses of why he had made the Championship Dream Team in the past as he scored against his old club, this after one of the very few scrum pens awarded. The DOR had the luxury of emptying his bench by 10 to go including last on the sub hooker Jake Farnworth who promptly took advantage of a dropped ball 30 yards out to sprint in un-opposed.
They responded with some concerted late pressure their first of the match, but were repelled.
The after match saw a repeat of last season’s players & visiting fans mutual appreciation society which was good to see.
Injury watch - Hooper hobbled off after 20, Poullet replaced at HT, late sub Vili off for a HIA very late on & I suspect Qualter would have been taken off if we had had any subs left with 5 to go.
Next up Leeds- now that the taxpayer via Leeds Poly are no longer financing them their budget is only twice ours as they still get a parachute payment from the PRL & the RFU pay for their academy.
Future trip – Munster in the B&I Cork Constitution again, but this time on a Friday night so we hear.

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Re: Rotherham
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 07:40:31 PM »
No mention on East Midlands Today. What a surprise.

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Re: Rotherham
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 09:32:46 PM »
Also a miserable setting for the match report in the Nottingham Post.

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Re: Rotherham
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 03:51:46 PM »
Unless we spoon feed them we will not get much/any coverage
If only Nottingham was in Wales it would be perfect