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Er, the Dragons were a couple of yards away from scoring in the last few minutes.

A tremendous Ospreys defensive effort turned the ball over almost on the try line.

Weak bladder?

A two year old girl could defend against the Dragons. They are shit.

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You're still wrong, Spinny.

The Osprey's kicking superiority kept them at bay but the Dragons narrow advantage in the scrums stopped the Ospreys runners getting quick ball most of the time.

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When the Dragons had a rare foray into enemy territory they were given a penalty for a high tackle on Hewitt that O'Brien pushed to the right from long range.

He failed but opposite number Biggar made no mistake when the excellent Griffiths was pinged at the breakdown, the Wales fly-half securing the win when making it 10-0 with eight minutes left.

Pat Howard was close to giving the Dragons a way back in when he knocked on attempting to gather replacement scrum-half Sarel Pretorius' clever box kick in the 76th minute.

The home pack put the power on to earn another chance but the Dragons couldn't force a score that would at least earn a consolation bonus point for their honest toil.


Sorry that spoiled the fishing ....


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You're still wrong, Spinny.

The Osprey's kicking superiority kept them at bay but the Dragons narrow advantage in the scrums stopped the Ospreys runners getting quick ball most of the time.


Yes, I watched the reverse derby on New Years Day last year, when Sam Davies was having an unusually off day by missing several penalties and a conversion, and in the second half the Dragons dominated, which led to Biggar replacing Davies to 'rescue' the match by just kicking the ball away and depriving the Dragons of possession.


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You're still wrong, Spinny.

The Osprey's kicking superiority kept them at bay but the Dragons narrow advantage in the scrums stopped the Ospreys runners getting quick ball most of the time.

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When the Dragons had a rare foray into enemy territory they were given a penalty for a high tackle on Hewitt that O'Brien pushed to the right from long range.

He failed but opposite number Biggar made no mistake when the excellent Griffiths was pinged at the breakdown, the Wales fly-half securing the win when making it 10-0 with eight minutes left.

Pat Howard was close to giving the Dragons a way back in when he knocked on attempting to gather replacement scrum-half Sarel Pretorius' clever box kick in the 76th minute.

The home pack put the power on to earn another chance but the Dragons couldn't force a score that would at least earn a consolation bonus point for their honest toil.


Sorry that spoiled the fisHong

They got within a few yards of the line, and failed to score. They had two kicks at goal, and failed to score.
You'll note from the 'nil' part of the scoreline that they failed to score.
So what is it you're trying to suggest? That they were outstanding and posed threads all over the park?
Perhaps you were watching a different game to the one I saw, in which the Dragons were outright dogshit.

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When you consider what punters pay nowadays, just to grace the hallowed seats that overlook the hallowed turf of MMOG (Mighty Men Of Gwent!) then Newport should have been brought up on charges for the state of that pitch!
The fact is, Wales tends not to have what many people loosely term 'rain' - For as far back as I can recall, it always, but always, pisses down relentlessly, no two ways about it!! What's strange though, is seeing a pitch like that, has become a rarity nowadays, even in Wales, so why are the jokers in the Welsh rugby pack, allowed to get away with it!!
Not even the infamous 'Treorchy Oval' holds water like Rodney Parade had last night!! It just shows complete disdain for their supporters and the opposition, it just ain't good enough for 1966 (sorry, I got it slightly wrong, should be 1956!!)

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When you consider what punters pay nowadays, just to grace the hallowed seats that overlook the hallowed turf of MMOG (Mighty Men Of Gwent!) then Newport should have been brought up on charges for the state of that pitch!
The fact is, Wales tends not to have what many people loosely term 'rain' - For as far back as I can recall, it always, but always, pisses down relentlessly, no two ways about it!! What's strange though, is seeing a pitch like that, has become a rarity nowadays, even in Wales, so why are the jokers in the Welsh rugby pack, allowed to get away with it!!
Not even the infamous 'Treorchy Oval' holds water like Rodney Parade had last night!! It just shows complete disdain for their supporters and the opposition, it just ain't good enough for 1966 (sorry, I got it slightly wrong, should be 1956!!)


You can certainly bet your life that, were the game an amateur one, it would have been postponed, no questions asked. As a Mumbles RFC supporter, I have to say that matches at Underhill Park have been postponed with far less soggy and dreadful conditions than that.


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Newport V Gogs is still on. 7:15 kick off though, by which time the standing water may be a sheet of ice.

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Am I the only one to notice that the Ospreys have been scoring more tries with Sam Davies as fly-half this season than with Biggar as fly-half? Practically all the matches where the former has started at fly-half have given the side bonus point wins.


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Am I the only one to notice that the Ospreys have been scoring more tries with Sam Davies as fly-half this season than with Biggar as fly-half? Practically all the matches where the former has started at fly-half have given the side bonus point wins.


What about the ones Biggar has started?

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Bouch wrote:
You're still wrong, Spinny.

The Osprey's kicking superiority kept them at bay but the Dragons narrow advantage in the scrums stopped the Ospreys runners getting quick ball most of the time.

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When the Dragons had a rare foray into enemy territory they were given a penalty for a high tackle on Hewitt that O'Brien pushed to the right from long range.

He failed but opposite number Biggar made no mistake when the excellent Griffiths was pinged at the breakdown, the Wales fly-half securing the win when making it 10-0 with eight minutes left.

Pat Howard was close to giving the Dragons a way back in when he knocked on attempting to gather replacement scrum-half Sarel Pretorius' clever box kick in the 76th minute.

The home pack put the power on to earn another chance but the Dragons couldn't force a score that would at least earn a consolation bonus point for their honest toil.


Sorry that spoiled the fisHong

They got within a few yards of the line, and failed to score. They had two kicks at goal, and failed to score.
You'll note from the 'nil' part of the scoreline that they failed to score.
So what is it you're trying to suggest? That they were outstanding and posed threads all over the park?
Perhaps you were watching a different game to the one I saw, in which the Dragons were outright dogshit.


My point wasn't that The Dragons necessarily looked like winning. But if they were going to, the way they played yesterday was probably their best opportunity. I.e. play fairly negatively and hope for an opposition *fupp* up rather than actively seeking an opportunity. I accept this isn't desirable .

The fact that they could have got those two kicks and that they were fairly close (but not quite) to scoring a try - worth noting that The Ospreys looked just as shit yesterday. I.e. The Dragons weren't completely *fupped* over.


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The Ospreys went seven nil up and after that showed very little ambition to do anything other than pin the Dragons back. They had a couple of attacking line outs, which they botched, but seemed happy to boot it back down the other end and play for territory.
I think the Ospreys had another gear, should Newport have scored, but as all Newport seemed to want to do was kick it back, that extra gear was not required.
Two teams going through the motions, not wanting to be there, is my opinion.

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Cymru am byth wrote:
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Bouch wrote:

worth noting that The Ospreys looked just as covered in shit yesterday.


Fixed.


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The Ospreys went seven nil up and after that showed very little ambition to do anything other than pin the Dragons back. They had a couple of attacking line outs, which they botched, but seemed happy to boot it back down the other end and play for territory.
I think the Ospreys had another gear, should Newport have scored, but as all Newport seemed to want to do was kick it back, that extra gear was not required.
Two teams going through the motions, not wanting to be there, is my opinion.


Ospreys looked like a team who just wanted to get out of there with the win and not run the risk of over playing. I think the interception in the first half put any thoughts of expansive play firmly back in the cupboard. Given the Dragons were awful, the Ospreys were just happy to play in second gear and coast home.

Pitch was an absolute disgrace. Serious questions needs to be asked about it, because the facilities at RP are just not up to standard.


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spinbreath wrote:
The Ospreys went seven nil up and after that showed very little ambition to do anything other than pin the Dragons back. They had a couple of attacking line outs, which they botched, but seemed happy to boot it back down the other end and play for territory.
I think the Ospreys had another gear, should Newport have scored, but as all Newport seemed to want to do was kick it back, that extra gear was not required.
Two teams going through the motions, not wanting to be there, is my opinion.


Ospreys looked like a team who just wanted to get out of there with the win and not run the risk of over playing. I think the interception in the first half put any thoughts of expansive play firmly back in the cupboard. Given the Dragons were awful, the Ospreys were just happy to play in second gear and coast home.

Pitch was an absolute disgrace. Serious questions needs to be asked about it, because the facilities at RP are just not up to standard.


Hard to say but the Ospreys didn't really look threatening yesterday.


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TJP wrote:
spinbreath wrote:
The Ospreys went seven nil up and after that showed very little ambition to do anything other than pin the Dragons back. They had a couple of attacking line outs, which they botched, but seemed happy to boot it back down the other end and play for territory.
I think the Ospreys had another gear, should Newport have scored, but as all Newport seemed to want to do was kick it back, that extra gear was not required.
Two teams going through the motions, not wanting to be there, is my opinion.


Ospreys looked like a team who just wanted to get out of there with the win and not run the risk of over playing. I think the interception in the first half put any thoughts of expansive play firmly back in the cupboard. Given the Dragons were awful, the Ospreys were just happy to play in second gear and coast home.

Pitch was an absolute disgrace. Serious questions needs to be asked about it, because the facilities at RP are just not up to standard.


Hard to say but the Ospreys didn't really look threatening yesterday.


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