Scarlets trilogy

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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by rumncoke » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:30 am

I would be of the opinion that it may be safe to assume that Best ,Henderson , Murphy, and Stockdale will be rested for at least 2 of the next 3 matches . The injuries to Henshaw and Farrell could well mean that McCloskey and Addison could also be unavailable with Cooney could be due to miss a match as well.

The Young Ones are going to be well tested in the weeks ahead .
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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by shamalicious » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:16 pm

Sounds like it was a great game. Bloody work do.

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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by BaggyTrousers » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:12 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote::thumleft: Tender

Saves me typing that much up mesel.

I would concur with pretty much all of that, except i would stick my neck out and call MotM for Hendo,but you're right, Addison ran him pretty close (and sidestepped a few other contenders all the way of that run).

I don't think OxO was injured - looked like they thought the game was won and took the opportunity to bank some game minutes for him. Am open to correction on that though.
I mainly concur forebye, but will throw in a word for the great Sean Reidy, he was relentless, perhaps not as eye-catching as the beast Henderson or as classy as the enormously talented Addison but in case anybody hasn't been paying attention, we have a very good first choice pack. Moore & O'Sullivan have made a hell of a change to the scrum that was bullied too often for comfort earlier in the season, but let us not overlook the least heralded member of the pack, Treadwell. His improvement over the last month or so has been noticeable ........if you keep your eyes open and your preconceptions in yer arsepocket.

I was astonished when King Billy was called MOTH, the pack won the game & Hendy was a monster again, clear MOTM. NOt of course that it matters a damn. Just saying.

Words of warmth for the soon to be departing Henry Speight, his play in the last few weeks has been impressive, perhaps his fortunes have been a mirror of the packs, when they have not been bate out the gate Henry has had a platform. Well played Henry.

Louis Ludik is the new Nigel Brady, will give you 100% of what he's got every time, in any position.

Good game by Burns, good to see, two big contributions to Stockdale's try just when that crazy Scarlets try threatened to make life uncomfortable.

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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by Cracker » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:00 pm

Totally agree with you Baggy about the pack. They are precisely what we have needed over the last seasons. Hope they all stay fit and we can get places. Totally agree about Reidy one of my favourite players for some time and the improvement in Treders has been great. We are now beginning to see what he is capable of and long may it last.

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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by 222toHounslow » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:25 pm

Hendo was immense, the guy is simply the dogs bôllocks
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Post by UlsterNo9 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:04 pm

So, I'll address the elephant in the room since nobody else will.

Is 24 points going to be enough to top the group AND gain us a home semi final!

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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by Dave » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:07 pm

I'm jizzing
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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by Spiffsson » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:19 pm

222toHounslow wrote:Hendo was immense, the guy is simply the dogs bôllocks
Hendo is a force of nature. He is not bulging with massively defined muscle like Etzebeth or Itoje, but he is immensely powerful. You can see the rucks shudder when he hits and he is so difficult to pull down on the carry. Great engine on him now too.

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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by Dublin4 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:56 pm

The attendance last night, as seen on tv, looked RDS-esque as in when we are playing Dragons or Zebre.
What happened to your fans? They are not still boycotting?

Fantastic result for Ulster. Well done. Biblical rainfall in Dublin this afternoon so a bonus point win for us might be impossible in the conditions.

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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by mid ulster maestro » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:58 pm

The back row last night were superb. Any one of them would have been my MOTM. Tackled anything that moved and carried well. I'd love to see the stats from that game. I'm sure it will make interesting reading.
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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by mid ulster maestro » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:59 pm

D4 you can't bate an Ulsterman for holding a grudge.
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Post by Dave » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:17 pm

Dublin4 wrote:The attendance last night, as seen on tv, looked RDS-esque as in when we are playing Dragons or Zebre.
What happened to your fans? They are not still boycotting?

Fantastic result for Ulster. Well done. Biblical rainfall in Dublin this afternoon so a bonus point win for us might be impossible in the conditions.
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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by John_e_boy » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:28 pm

Unfortunately I've not been able to see too many games of late, so I have a question.

Are we actually a decent team or

Were the Scarlets just pash?

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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by 222toHounslow » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:44 pm

John_e_boy wrote:Unfortunately I've not been able to see too many games of late, so I have a question.

Are we actually a decent team or

Were the Scarlets just pash?
Decent first XV, no strength in depth. Next week will tell a tale.
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Re: Scarlets trilogy

Post by Bart S » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:54 pm

Everyone knows how important a good backrow is and having 2 good quality new backrowers this season (i am including Coetzee here) has made a huge difference, allied to the fact that our 4 backrowers (reidy and timoney plus coetzee and jordi) have remiained relatively fit so far during the season compared to previous seasons. They have also been able to get a few games under their belt as a unit.

We do need to start giving some other guys opportunities in the backrow soon though as we cant rely on the 4 staying fit all of the time.

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