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Langland Exile wrote:
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Davies was also poor yesterday and always takes too long to get the ball away from the breakdown.


Sam Davies or Gareth Davies?


If you need to ask that, you must be denser than I thought...

That he keeps making the Wales 23 is quite remarkable. Scarlets should play him on the wing !


Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:01 am
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The last few Os performances have to go down as the worst in their history. I have no idea whats happened down at the Liberty but I can't believe its simply the loss of a few key players. The Os have always turned out performances whatever team has taken the field and even when they have been off colour their system of playing has been more than good enough to carry them through difficult games. It used to be very difficult to score tries against them but Blues were running them in for fun.

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It used to be very difficult to score tries against them but Blues were running them in for fun.


The Blues were very, very good.

Their coach was interviewed after the game and he was thrilled.

The Blues coped very well without Warburton, very well.


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ICEverything wrote:
It used to be very difficult to score tries against them but Blues were running them in for fun.


The Blues were very, very good.

Their coach was interviewed after the game and he was thrilled.

The Blues coped very well without Warburton, very well.


Missing the point, as ever..

How man Welsh and other internationals were on each side?

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Langland Exile wrote:
Bouch wrote:
ICEverything wrote:
It used to be very difficult to score tries against them but Blues were running them in for fun.


The Blues were very, very good.

Their coach was interviewed after the game and he was thrilled.

The Blues coped very well without Warburton, very well.


Missing the point, as ever..

How man Welsh and other internationals were on each side?


Ospreys: S Davies, B Davies, Tipuric, Webb, James, Howells, Baker, Smith, R Jones, King, Baldwin, Ardron, Mujati.

Blues: L Williams, Anscombe, Cuthbert, Dacey, E Jenkins, G Jenkins, N Williams, Morgan, Hoeata and several Pacific islanders.


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I think Baker is a one trick pony and Ardron offers a lot more at 8.


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I think Baker is a one trick pony and Ardron offers a lot more at 8.


On yesterdays showing the O's whole pack were no-trick ponies.


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najbritcol wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Bouch wrote:
ICEverything wrote:
It used to be very difficult to score tries against them but Blues were running them in for fun.


The Blues were very, very good.

Their coach was interviewed after the game and he was thrilled.

The Blues coped very well without Warburton, very well.


Missing the point, as ever..

How man Welsh and other internationals were on each side?


Ospreys: S Davies, B Davies, Tipuric, Webb, James, Howells, Baker, Smith, R Jones, King, Baldwin, Ardron, Mujati.

Blues: L Williams, Anscombe, Cuthbert, Dacey, E Jenkins, G Jenkins, N Williams, Morgan, Hoeata and several Pacific islanders.


I forgot Navidi.


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Silly me, I forgot the use of the word "current"

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Silly me, I forgot the use of the word "current"


Icey didn't respond, which was to be expected. I think he likes to wind up the Ospreys lads.

Why did you respond, LE? You're a Scarlets supporter from 2,000 miles away?

:wtf:


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Bouch wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Silly me, I forgot the use of the word "current"


Icey didn't respond, which was to be expected. I think he likes to wind up the Ospreys lads.

Why did you respond, LE? You're a Scarlets supporter from 2,000 miles away?

:wtf:

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Langland Exile wrote:
Bouch wrote:
ICEverything wrote:
It used to be very difficult to score tries against them but Blues were running them in for fun.


The Blues were very, very good.

Their coach was interviewed after the game and he was thrilled.

The Blues coped very well without Warburton, very well.


Missing the point, as ever..

How man Welsh and other internationals were on each side?


I'm not sure it is missing the point. The Blues performance on Saturday was much better than the Ospreys.

The Blues got the momentum and won the game.

I'd say players like Nick Williams made the difference.

The point however, is that The Ospreys have been more consistent than Thr Blues for a long time. There has been little evidence to suggest that the Blues have been better than the Ospreys for years.

My poibt - it would be unwise to read too much into that result other than Blues got it right on the day.


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Cymru am byth wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Bouch wrote:
ICEverything wrote:
It used to be very difficult to score tries against them but Blues were running them in for fun.


The Blues were very, very good.

Their coach was interviewed after the game and he was thrilled.

The Blues coped very well without Warburton, very well.


Missing the point, as ever..

How man Welsh and other internationals were on each side?


I'm not sure it is missing the point. The Blues performance on Saturday was much better than the Ospreys.

The Blues got the momentum and won the game.

I'd say players like Nick Williams made the difference.

The point however, is that The Ospreys have been more consistent than Thr Blues for a long time. There has been little evidence to suggest that the Blues have been better than the Ospreys for years.

My poibt - it would be unwise to read too much into that result other than Blues got it right on the day.


A fair point.

However, Teams have to go the distance and there has been a significant recent demise in form and results from the Osps.

It might be fair to say that there isn't really much difference in the 3 top Regions on the field although the Osps seem better managed off the field on the business side. I have to say that I don't subscribe to moans that the Osps are better treated by the Union ... they have a better business base on which to build in that respect. DC's have to be % bought and subsequently maintained etc.

This further points to 3 Regions being the opotimum in the short term with potential for further reduction to satisfy the business imperatives?

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najbritcol wrote:

Ospreys: S Davies, B Davies, Tipuric, Webb, James, Howells, Baker, Smith, R Jones, King, Baldwin, Ardron, Mujati.

Blues: L Williams, Anscombe, Cuthbert, Dacey, E Jenkins, G Jenkins, N Williams, Morgan, Hoeata and several Pacific islanders.


Dan Evans has Wales caps (as does Navidi, as someone pointed out). Nick Williams doesn't have any caps, and of the three "pacific islanders" Filise has Tonga caps and Lee-lo has Samoa caps. Halaholo is uncapped (though may have age-grade NZ caps).

Not sure you could really call Howells, Evans, Navidi, Hoeata and Filise internationals though - they haven't been capped for a very long time, and have no more than a handful each. I think Navidi has just one, and that as a substitute.


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Post Re: Ospreys Fatigued
Bouch wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Silly me, I forgot the use of the word "current"


Icey didn't respond, which was to be expected. I think he likes to wind up the Ospreys lads.

Why did you respond, LE? You're a Scarlets supporter from 2,000 miles away?

:wtf:


Bouch:

I don't live in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean...although if Korea gets hotter I might well be...LA-London is 5,500 miles.
I think what Pivac has done with little money and few NDC's is pretty good.

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