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Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017) 
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Post Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
Venue: Arms Park, Cardiff Date: Sunday 31 December Kick-off: 15.15 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC 2 Wales,, BBC Sport website and app

Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan; Owen Lane, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Tom James; Gareth Anscombe, Tomos Williams; Rhys Gill, Matthew Rees (capt), Taufa'ao Filise, Seb Davies, Josh Turnbull, Josh Navidi, Olly Robinson, Nick Williams.

Replacements: Kristian Dacey, Brad Thyer, Dillon Lewis, George Earle, Ellis Jenkins, Lloyd Williams, Jarrod Evans, Alex Cuthbert.

Scarlets: Leigh Halfpenny; Tom Prydie, Hadleigh Parkes, Scott Williams (capt), Paul Asquith; Rhys Patchell, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ryan Elias, Werner Kruger, Tadhg Beirne, Steve Cummins, Josh Macleod, James Davies, Will Boyde.

Replacements: Ken Owens, Rob Evans, Simon Gardiner, David Bulbring, Lewis Rawlins, Aled Davies, Dan Jones, Ioan Nicholas.

Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)

Assistant referees: Ian Davies (WRU) and Adam Jones (WRU)

TMO: Sean Brickell (WRU)


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
The referee :crybaby: :thumbdown:


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
Chancy Clancy will see a late finish ...

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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
Blues to win this one !! The Welsh Regions are turning the corner, Blues, Dragons and Ospreys ( slow ) on the way up, and Scarlets down !!


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
JOHNWALES wrote:
Blues to win this one !! The Welsh Regions are turning the corner, Blues, Dragons and Ospreys ( slow ) on the way up, and Scarlets down !!

I don't think the Blues have got enough finesse to beat Scarlets.
Blues have muscle and will play off Nick Williams but I think that Scarlets will break them down with speed and guile.
Blues two big wings are not easy to pull down when in full cry but I do think they both have defensive flaws and will be found wanting in the speed around the fringes and at the breakdown.


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
Although Scarlets are generally predicted to win, I fancy an upset here.


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
najbritcol wrote:
Although Scarlets are generally predicted to win, I fancy an upset here.

I've just watched their previous match again. There wasn't much in it except for the ability to finish.
Scarlets were able to finish and get a bonus point win. Blues had just as much of the game but were unable to capitalise on their possession.
I think it will be the same on Sunday, Blues all action but nothing to show for it. Coaching or lack thereof, perhaps!


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
BigRed wrote:
najbritcol wrote:
Although Scarlets are generally predicted to win, I fancy an upset here.

I've just watched their previous match again. There wasn't much in it except for the ability to finish.
Scarlets were able to finish and get a bonus point win. Blues had just as much of the game but were unable to capitalise on their possession.
I think it will be the same on Sunday, Blues all action but nothing to show for it. Coaching or lack thereof, perhaps!


The Blues are also lacking confidence. I think Danny Wilson leaving signals uncertainty.


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
JOHNWALES wrote:
Blues to win this one !! The Welsh Regions are turning the corner, Blues, Dragons and Ospreys ( slow ) on the way up, and Scarlets down !!


The Scarlets have won 27 of their last 31 Pro 14 games..please explain how that is considered a decline? ;)

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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
Langland Exile wrote:
JOHNWALES wrote:
Blues to win this one !! The Welsh Regions are turning the corner, Blues, Dragons and Ospreys ( slow ) on the way up, and Scarlets down !!


The Scarlets have won 27 of their last 31 Pro 14 games..please explain how that is considered a decline? ;)

Well, it is dubious if we could beat Leinster and Munster in Ireland two weeks in a row now. :D
And, we could only just beat Ospreys with 14 men, so maybe we are in decline. :scratch:


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
JOHNWALES wrote:
Blues to win this one !! The Welsh Regions are turning the corner, Blues, Dragons and Ospreys ( slow ) on the way up, and Scarlets down !!


what utter drivel.


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Scarlets fans aren't ticklish ... ;)

Que le meilleur gagne! (May the best win!)

I'm going to have a cross eyed afternoon, Clermont/Castres on the same time :kermit:

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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
Tony Panties wrote:
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Scarlets fans aren't ticklish ... ;)

Que le meilleur gagne! (May the best win!)

I'm going to have a cross eyed afternoon, Clermont/Castres on the same time :kermit:

(Both channels set up )


I don't think Pivac has helped by moaning about the pitch...its the same for both teams so he should have shut up about that one.
I think I will be watching on BBC 2 Wales as opposed to Sky as I wont be able to put up with Barnes and the other chappie for too long and Gareth Charles is a good commentator even if Jiffy keeps saying Bang Bang!!


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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
Fair play, I like Gareth Charles. He is becoming the Bill McLaren of Welsh rugby.

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Post Re: Pro14: Blues v Scarlets (Sun 31.12.2017)
Good start from the Blues, Scarlets are half asleep

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