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European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017) 
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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
cruel for Benetton but fine play by Scarlets

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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
They're Italian
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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
In some ways it would have better to lose, as that would have been the end of the European season.

Can't see us winning in Italy next week.

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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
I was watching the game behind the curve. I'd forgotten I paused for lunch. :D
So if my comments were a little confusing?


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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
Got a way with it there

Scarlets need to increase that line speed. It was ferocious last year and helped a lighter pack compete on the contact. They don’t have the personnel or back row to get into an arm wrestle


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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
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Got a way with it there

Scarlets need to increase that line speed. It was ferocious last year and helped a lighter pack compete on the contact. They don’t have the personnel or back row to get into an arm wrestle

First 5 minutes two tries, last 5 minutes two tries?
In between, they kicked good ball away time and again instead of running at the I-ties.
Surely they will pay dearly if they do the same in Italy.
Patchell and Ha'penny were the chief culprits.
What is with Ha'penny? when he gets the ball at the back he is like a rabbit caught in the headlights.
A serious question, has he had more than his fair share of concussion?
I would seriously think of playing him on the wing where he seems to be OK and does not have to make so many decisions.
Is it me or do others have the same question mark over him? :dontknow:


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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
I didn't watch the match, but it does seem that the combination of having half the team playing for Wales and the other half touring SA has exhausted the Scarlets and lost them their cohesion. Just hope they are much better prepared and settled next week. (More generally, I've actually been saying for sometime that they have not been playing as well as the number of wins they have had this season may suggest. Ironically, I'd argue the opposite has been true of the Ospreys, and it has culminated in their two respective matches this weekend).


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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
BigRed wrote:
AverageBBCjournalist wrote:
Got a way with it there

Scarlets need to increase that line speed. It was ferocious last year and helped a lighter pack compete on the contact. They don’t have the personnel or back row to get into an arm wrestle

First 5 minutes two tries, last 5 minutes two tries?
In between, they kicked good ball away time and again instead of running at the I-ties.
Surely they will pay dearly if they do the same in Italy.
Patchell and Ha'penny were the chief culprits.
What is with Ha'penny? when he gets the ball at the back he is like a rabbit caught in the headlights.
A serious question, has he had more than his fair share of concussion?
I would seriously think of playing him on the wing where he seems to be OK and does not have to make so many decisions.
Is it me or do others have the same question mark over him? :dontknow:


He was signed as Liam's replacement mad he isn't in the same universe let alone league

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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
BigRed wrote:
AverageBBCjournalist wrote:
Got a way with it there

Scarlets need to increase that line speed. It was ferocious last year and helped a lighter pack compete on the contact. They don’t have the personnel or back row to get into an arm wrestle

First 5 minutes two tries, last 5 minutes two tries?
In between, they kicked good ball away time and again instead of running at the I-ties.
Surely they will pay dearly if they do the same in Italy.
Patchell and Ha'penny were the chief culprits.
What is with Ha'penny? when he gets the ball at the back he is like a rabbit caught in the headlights.
A serious question, has he had more than his fair share of concussion?
I would seriously think of playing him on the wing where he seems to be OK and does not have to make so many decisions.
Is it me or do others have the same question mark over him? :dontknow:


He's a terrible fullback, when running it back he always dies with the ball, I'm sure thats why he prefers to boot the ball away as he knows he can't beat people. He's not even as good a goal kicker as he used to be, not sure what he brings to the Scarlets or Wales now.


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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes wrote:
BigRed wrote:
AverageBBCjournalist wrote:
Got a way with it there

Scarlets need to increase that line speed. It was ferocious last year and helped a lighter pack compete on the contact. They don’t have the personnel or back row to get into an arm wrestle

First 5 minutes two tries, last 5 minutes two tries?
In between, they kicked good ball away time and again instead of running at the I-ties.
Surely they will pay dearly if they do the same in Italy.
Patchell and Ha'penny were the chief culprits.
What is with Ha'penny? when he gets the ball at the back he is like a rabbit caught in the headlights.
A serious question, has he had more than his fair share of concussion?
I would seriously think of playing him on the wing where he seems to be OK and does not have to make so many decisions.
Is it me or do others have the same question mark over him? :dontknow:


He's a terrible fullback, when running it back he always dies with the ball, I'm sure thats why he prefers to boot the ball away as he knows he can't beat people. He's not even as good a goal kicker as he used to be, not sure what he brings to the Scarlets or Wales now.


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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes wrote:
BigRed wrote:
AverageBBCjournalist wrote:
Got a way with it there

Scarlets need to increase that line speed. It was ferocious last year and helped a lighter pack compete on the contact. They don’t have the personnel or back row to get into an arm wrestle

First 5 minutes two tries, last 5 minutes two tries?
In between, they kicked good ball away time and again instead of running at the I-ties.
Surely they will pay dearly if they do the same in Italy.
Patchell and Ha'penny were the chief culprits.
What is with Ha'penny? when he gets the ball at the back he is like a rabbit caught in the headlights.
A serious question, has he had more than his fair share of concussion?
I would seriously think of playing him on the wing where he seems to be OK and does not have to make so many decisions.
Is it me or do others have the same question mark over him? :dontknow:


He's a terrible fullback, when running it back he always dies with the ball, I'm sure thats why he prefers to boot the ball away as he knows he can't beat people. He's not even as good a goal kicker as he used to be, not sure what he brings to the Scarlets or Wales now.


I don't think he misses many? He got all of them the other day.


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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
Scarlets still in Europe then with everything to play for. Did we ever doubt it. No Sir, not me. :D

Got to give a lot of credit to Benetton (team and coaches). The best team lost.

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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
Highlights

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Post Re: European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Benetton (Sat 09.12.2017)
Loved that line - 'Oh its Scarlets Pizzazz, right from the off'. 8) :D

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