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Cathalsmart wrote:
In a PRO14 game you'd back yourself if you were a Scarlet but in Europe Munster in Thomond are a much tougher opposition. I would say as if I was a Scarlet fan that the two matches would be just as difficult because in the end Scarlets have the kind of of gameplan that suit's playing a team like La Rochelle. Munster & La Rochelle should be 3rd & 4th so it will come down to PD all Munster need is to beat Castres just as badly as La Rochelle beat Quinns. I would have been confident of this but with the news of rain coming in dont be surprised if its a little smaller a score than expected from Munster which will give La Rochelle a good shot at catching them.


Scarlets stopped playing aggressively and didn't get their fourth try. That will cost them a home quarter match as with 22 they would have been fine..

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I'm not sure I agree with all this pessimism about having to have an away quarter-final.
When the chips are down it is not easy to get a 5 pointer when the teams you are playing also want to be in the quarters.
I would say that the smart money is on Scarlets to have a home quarter-final.


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The Quins have nothing to play for, and who knows with Castres...

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Nice one Scarlets. Would have been an injustice if they'd lost.

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Nice one Scarlets. Would have been an injustice if they'd lost.


It was very close.
I thoroughly enjoyed the wrestling to dominate the way the game was to be played.
Two different styles, both effective and dominated sections of the game.
I don't think it would have been a 'injustice' if Toulon had taken the game and they nearly did.

However Scarlets had the try count and deserved the win.

Both team gave everything and the game was a classic cup tie.

Restored my faith in the modern game :thumbup:

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I really enjoyed that.

Hats off to Toulon, I thought they were going to sneak it in the last quarter. They must have wondered what they had to do to win. The Scarlets players were out on their feet at the end.

A home quarter final would be nice but I'll take whatever after that. :cheers:

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Well done Scarlets

Thought Barnes did you no favours.

Deserved group winners.

A fine match and advertisement for rugby union particularly the first half.

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who was MOTM? Steve Jones had a son at midnight last night...needs a name...


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I looked in on this thread after the match and skimmed through. I kept seeing 'Barnes' mentioned, and wondered how Stuart Barnes had influenced the game... I have only just thought that you may be talking about Wayne!


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sassuwunnu wrote:
who was MOTM? Steve Jones had a son at midnight last night...needs a name...



Hadleigh Parkes, very Jane Austen... ;)

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Well done Scarlets, good to see other Pro14 teams progressing in the tournament.


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Honestly, I have seldom if ever felt so dizzy watching a rugby match as that first half. You score one, I score one. And I was really nervous in the second half, especially towards the end when I really worried that Scarlets would either give away another penalty or their defence would tire. Nevertheless, once again they held on to win. I definitely do think that Scarlets are one of the fastest-improved/improving rugby teams in Europe. Let's see how they progress in the KO stages now.


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Honestly, I have seldom if ever felt so dizzy watching a rugby match as that first half. You score one, I score one. And I was really nervous in the second half, especially towards the end when I really worried that Scarlets would either give away another penalty or their defence would tire. Nevertheless, once again they held on to win. I definitely do think that Scarlets are one of the fastest-improved/improving rugby teams in Europe. Let's see how they progress in the KO stages now.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/42729080

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Referee: Wayne Barnes (Eng)

Assistant referees: Tom Foley (Eng), Paul Dix (Eng)

TMO: David Grashoff (Eng)

Citing Commissioner: Wade Dooley (Eng)


Wade Dooley, now there's a man who knows the game.

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Luvved Ashton trying to milk a penalty by pushing Prydie, only for Barnes to give it the other way. :D

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