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Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18) 
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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
BigRed wrote:
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Draw a fair result

10 - 10 against a very strong Leinster team.
This besides missing 12 first string players out playing for Wales.
Can Ospreys do us a favour by beating Leinster at home, I do hope so, but not overly confident.


Depends on how many players Leinster decide to rest for Europe. On topic: the draw was indeed a fair result.


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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
Yes Scarlets are clearly very well coached

Looking at individuals Ryan Elias is a prospect. Lineout throwing needs to be more consistent.


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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
BigRed wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Draw a fair result

10 - 10 against a very strong Leinster team.
This besides missing 12 first string players out playing for Wales.
Can Ospreys do us a favour by beating Leinster at home, I do hope so, but not overly confident.


Yes, Scarlets would definitely have been much stronger with their 12 missing first string players.......as would Leinster have been with their 14 missing first string players I suppose.


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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
cosh wrote:
BigRed wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Draw a fair result

10 - 10 against a very strong Leinster team.
This besides missing 12 first string players out playing for Wales.
Can Ospreys do us a favour by beating Leinster at home, I do hope so, but not overly confident.


Yes, Scarlets would definitely have been much stronger with their 12 missing first string players.......as would Leinster have been with their 14 missing first string players I suppose.


Ridiculous that the top 2 teams meet in the 6 Nations window

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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
Langland Exile wrote:
cosh wrote:
BigRed wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Draw a fair result

10 - 10 against a very strong Leinster team.
This besides missing 12 first string players out playing for Wales.
Can Ospreys do us a favour by beating Leinster at home, I do hope so, but not overly confident.


Yes, Scarlets would definitely have been much stronger with their 12 missing first string players.......as would Leinster have been with their 14 missing first string players I suppose.


Ridiculous that the top 2 teams meet in the 6 Nations window


The whole calendar is ridiculous if there is a serious intention to make the Pro14 a top flight competition.


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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
A fair outcome I thought. Neither side deserved to lose and not a bad game given the conditions.

A word about our Nige, I thought he reffed the game well. But what about that Leinster try that was disallowed because of offiside in the goal area. I thought you couldn't be offside in-goal? Any experts on here to discuss?

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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
Stockholm Blue wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
cosh wrote:
BigRed wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Draw a fair result

10 - 10 against a very strong Leinster team.
This besides missing 12 first string players out playing for Wales.
Can Ospreys do us a favour by beating Leinster at home, I do hope so, but not overly confident.


Yes, Scarlets would definitely have been much stronger with their 12 missing first string players.......as would Leinster have been with their 14 missing first string players I suppose.


Ridiculous that the top 2 teams meet in the 6 Nations window


The whole calendar is ridiculous if there is a serious intention to make the Pro14 a top flight competition.


This is the point and it goes further than just Pro14.
Euro 1/4s after 6 Nations, length of Season.
Packed AI's
End of Season Tours

and let's ram in a Lions Tour and look out here comes the World Cup!

Bottom line, search the revenue, sidestep player welfare ... etc

I posted an opinion of someone on the NZ set up in the french section and a key issue was timetable, Super Rugby, length of players time, how there's integration of games back in other leagues and the benefit of a pollination of Coaching and administration between the levels.

One of the fundamental reasons for NZ relative superiority.

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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
Scarlets deserved to win that one


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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
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Scarlets deserved to win that one


Did you watch the first half when Leinster largely dominated.
The result was a fair one in my opinion.

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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
Tony Panties wrote:
SimplyRed wrote:
Scarlets deserved to win that one


Did you watch the first half when Leinster largely dominated?
The result was a fair one in my opinion.

Leinster used their power to dominate much of the match.
However, they lost the battle against the resilience of the Llanelli defence.
Llanelli won the breakdown more especially when it mattered.
Leinster did stop us playing for most of the game in typical Irish manner.
When we managed to play I thought we were really good given the conditions.
Difficult to single out any one Scarlets player besides Tadhg, but I thought that Jonathan Evans had an excellent game.
He could very well turn out to be our number two scrumhalf when the 6N dust settles.


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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
Well we've edged the head to head meetings, over the piece.

People will see honours even as a fair and equitable outcome (and I hear that argument,) but I still believe we should have won: poor game management/ball protection from us, IMO.

Beirne will be a massive loss for the Scarlets, for his breakdown work alone.

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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
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Well we've edged the head to head meetings, over the piece.

People will see honours even as a fair and equitable outcome (and I hear that argument,) but I still believe we should have won: poor game management/ball protection from us, IMO.

Beirne will be a massive loss for the Scarlets, for his breakdown work alone.

Sean

AL a bit disingenuous of you. "Poor game management/ball protection from us?"
No mention of the tenacity of the Llanelli defence and tigerish display of Scarlets at the breakdown.
Leinster's power held us in check for most of the match but their attack was one-dimensional and was easy to defend against.
The very young and inexperienced Llanelli team (aided by a few journeymen) performed well in the circumstances.
On attack (the very few times) Llanelli looked much more creative. Credit to Leinster for not allowing us the room to exploit that creativeness.


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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
Who is Llanelli in this context?

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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
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Who is Llanelli in this context?

Us :D


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Post Re: Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster (Fri 9/3/18)
BigRed wrote:
Abertawe Leinster wrote:
Well we've edged the head to head meetings, over the piece.

People will see honours even as a fair and equitable outcome (and I hear that argument,) but I still believe we should have won: poor game management/ball protection from us, IMO.

Beirne will be a massive loss for the Scarlets, for his breakdown work alone.

Sean

AL a bit disingenuous of you. "Poor game management/ball protection from us?"
No mention of the tenacity of the Llanelli defence and tigerish display of Scarlets at the breakdown.
Leinster's power held us in check for most of the match but their attack was one-dimensional and was easy to defend against.
The very young and inexperienced Llanelli team (aided by a few journeymen) performed well in the circumstances.
On attack (the very few times) Llanelli looked much more creative. Credit to Leinster for not allowing us the room to exploit that creativeness.


A fair assessment, I have to say. I was just disappointed we didn't close it out.

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