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Post Aviva Premiership Round 5
Some surprisingly one-sided matches tonight.

Sale Sharks 57-10 Gloucester!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41404394

Worcester Warriors 3-25 Saracens (yes I know, but Worcester had home advantage, actually beat Saracens last season, and this was not the Sarries' strongest line-up).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41404083

Newcastle Falcons 29-17 London Irish (the former are proving to be a real revelation so far. About time they did something useful ever since Jonny Wilkinson left).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41404002

As a side note, it is the Pro14 that is often accused of being full of one-sided matches and uncompetitive teams, yet Edinburgh ran a strong Leinster close in Dublin, Connacht ran a strong Scarlets close in Llanelli, and even Glasgow's victory over Treviso - 37-21 - wasn't that massive compared to many other matches involving the Italian teams.


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Post Re: Aviva Premiership Round 5
Saints vs Quins on live over here.

North playing well, and Roberts scored a good try. 19-15 at the half

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Langland Exile wrote:
Saints vs Quins on live over here.

North playing well, and Roberts scored a good try. 19-15 at the half


Out of curiosity, which channels in the US show either the Aviva or the Pro 14?


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Also, the BBC website says that Aaron Morris scored Quins' try.


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Also, the BBC website says that Aaron Morris scored Quins' try.


They have 2 tries, one from Morris, one from JAMIE ROBERTS.

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Post Re: Aviva Premiership Round 5
najbritcol wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Saints vs Quins on live over here.

North playing well, and Roberts scored a good try. 19-15 at the half


Out of curiosity, which channels in the US show either the Aviva or the Pro 14?


NBC sports on one of their cable channels, just Aviva.

BBC America used to show the 6 nations, now they show Top Gear and Planet Earth

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Langland Exile wrote:
najbritcol wrote:
Also, the BBC website says that Aaron Morris scored Quins' try.


They have 2 tries, one from Morris, one from JAMIE ROBERTS.


Yeah my mistake. Just the website was slow to update. ;)


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Langland Exile wrote:
najbritcol wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Saints vs Quins on live over here.

North playing well, and Roberts scored a good try. 19-15 at the half


Out of curiosity, which channels in the US show either the Aviva or the Pro 14?


NBC sports on one of their cable channels, just Aviva.

BBC America used to show the 6 nations, now they show Top Gear and Planet Earth


So where do you watch the Pro 14 then?


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najbritcol wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
najbritcol wrote:
Langland Exile wrote:
Saints vs Quins on live over here.

North playing well, and Roberts scored a good try. 19-15 at the half


Out of curiosity, which channels in the US show either the Aviva or the Pro 14?


NBC sports on one of their cable channels, just Aviva.

BBC America used to show the 6 nations, now they show Top Gear and Planet Earth


So where do you watch the Pro 14 then?


Internet streaming, signal permitting

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Post Re: Aviva Premiership Round 5
Leicester 20-13 Exeter
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41404485

Northampton 30-22 Harlequins
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41404516


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Wasps 9-25 Bath. Ironically, and perhaps a little disturbingly, Bath have around the same number of currently-serving Welsh internationals as the Dragons do, and two of them went off with injuries (Charteris and Priestland).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/41404567


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najbritcol wrote:
Some surprisingly one-sided matches tonight.

As a side note, it is the Pro14 that is often accused of being full of one-sided matches and uncompetitive teams, yet Edinburgh ran a strong Leinster close in Dublin, Connacht ran a strong Scarlets close in Llanelli, and even Glasgow's victory over Treviso - 37-21 - wasn't that massive compared to many other matches involving the Italian teams.


Newcastle are usual relegation fighters, they are 2nd. The finalists are 8th, the champions 4th, that table is topped by a team that came 7th...

The uncompetitive teams are only Irish and Worcester. The rest of the table is currently really jigged up with some highly surprising results. Not sure how you can conclude the Aviva has a problem with 1 sided matches when some of those are the traditionally stronger team being thrashed...

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Troron wrote:
najbritcol wrote:
Some surprisingly one-sided matches tonight.

As a side note, it is the Pro14 that is often accused of being full of one-sided matches and uncompetitive teams, yet Edinburgh ran a strong Leinster close in Dublin, Connacht ran a strong Scarlets close in Llanelli, and even Glasgow's victory over Treviso - 37-21 - wasn't that massive compared to many other matches involving the Italian teams.


Newcastle are usual relegation fighters, they are 2nd. The finalists are 8th, the champions 4th, that table is topped by a team that came 7th...

The uncompetitive teams are only Irish and Worcester. The rest of the table is currently really jigged up with some highly surprising results. Not sure how you can conclude the Aviva has a problem with 1 sided matches when some of those are the traditionally stronger team being thrashed...


I was talking more about the results than the nature of the teams. Sale beating Gloucester 57-10 is pretty OTT, to say the least. Besides, the Pro 14 can throw up some interesting results and upsets too - just ask Ulster. :D Anyway, it is not that I think that the Aviva is at all uncompetitive, but that the Pro 14 is itself becoming more competitive. For too long, it had been dominated by the troika of Leinster, Munster and the Ospreys, but over the last three seasons none of them have won the league. Previously basket case teams like Connacht and Glasgow have much improved in recent years (to the point of actually winning the league), and this season Edinburgh, the Dragons and the Italians look like they are getting better too.


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Post Re: Aviva Premiership Round 5
Troron wrote:
najbritcol wrote:
Some surprisingly one-sided matches tonight.

As a side note, it is the Pro14 that is often accused of being full of one-sided matches and uncompetitive teams, yet Edinburgh ran a strong Leinster close in Dublin, Connacht ran a strong Scarlets close in Llanelli, and even Glasgow's victory over Treviso - 37-21 - wasn't that massive compared to many other matches involving the Italian teams.


Newcastle are usual relegation fighters, they are 2nd. The finalists are 8th, the champions 4th, that table is topped by a team that came 7th...

The uncompetitive teams are only Irish and Worcester. The rest of the table is currently really jigged up with some highly surprising results. Not sure how you can conclude the Aviva has a problem with 1 sided matches when some of those are the traditionally stronger team being thrashed...


Get used to it...about one in ten of his theories has some validity to it.. ;)

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Post Re: Aviva Premiership Round 5
najbritcol wrote:
Troron wrote:
najbritcol wrote:
Some surprisingly one-sided matches tonight.

As a side note, it is the Pro14 that is often accused of being full of one-sided matches and uncompetitive teams, yet Edinburgh ran a strong Leinster close in Dublin, Connacht ran a strong Scarlets close in Llanelli, and even Glasgow's victory over Treviso - 37-21 - wasn't that massive compared to many other matches involving the Italian teams.


Newcastle are usual relegation fighters, they are 2nd. The finalists are 8th, the champions 4th, that table is topped by a team that came 7th...

The uncompetitive teams are only Irish and Worcester. The rest of the table is currently really jigged up with some highly surprising results. Not sure how you can conclude the Aviva has a problem with 1 sided matches when some of those are the traditionally stronger team being thrashed...


I was talking more about the results than the nature of the teams. Sale beating Gloucester 57-10 is pretty OTT, to say the least. Besides, the Pro 14 can throw up some interesting results and upsets too - just ask Ulster. :D Anyway, it is not that I think that the Aviva is at all uncompetitive, but that the Pro 14 is itself becoming more competitive. For too long, it had been dominated by the troika of Leinster, Munster and the Ospreys, but over the last three seasons none of them have won the league. Previously basket case teams like Connacht and Glasgow have much improved in recent years (to the point of actually winning the league), and this season Edinburgh, the Dragons and the Italians look like they are getting better too.


All leagues get occasional thrashings... Warriors and Irish are the only 2 who are consistently on the receiving end. Saints were thrashed in their first game and have won the next 4 to top the table so hardly a team that can't compete. Gloucester were thrashed yet in the first week beat the reigning champions. All in all it looks like anyone can beat anyone so far (minus Irish and warriors)

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