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An Tarbh
09-10-08, 01:02 PM
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Clermont v Sale
Venue: Stade Marcel Michelin
Date: 11 October 2008
Kickoff - 14:35, Live Canal+/Sky Sports Interactive</div>

So this is the first meeting between these 2 sides so no previous form between them.

Sale head into this match on the back of 2 defeats so they&#39;ll be looking for a big improvement this weekend and they&#39;ll certainly need it if they&#39;re to challenge Clermont especially if they show the home form of last season.

At a minimum Sale will be looking for a losing bp and denying Clermont a winning one in the process, if it&#39;s 5 and 0 then it&#39;s already an uphill challenge in this pool of death.

So can Sale cause an upset or will Clermont take the full haul???

Vambo
09-10-08, 03:33 PM
I hope Clermont smash &#39;em!

3 defeats from 3 coming up for Sale.

Sir Speedy
09-10-08, 03:35 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Vambo @ Oct 9 2008, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352264')</div>
I hope Clermont smash &#39;em![/b]
Don&#39;t get your hopes up. :bleh!:

MunsterMan
09-10-08, 04:37 PM
A 0-0 draw would be fine with me but I expect Clermont to win and deny Sale a losing BP.

Sir Speedy
09-10-08, 04:39 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Oct 9 2008, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352289')</div>
A 0-0 draw would be fine with me[/b]
Same here. We&#39;re guaranteed to win every other game so... :D

An Tarbh
09-10-08, 04:48 PM
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Oct 9 2008, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352289')
A 0-0 draw would be fine with me[/b]
Same here. We&#39;re guaranteed to win every other game so... :D
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aw bless!

MunsterMan
09-10-08, 04:58 PM
Who&#39;s we? Sale :lol:

The same Sale that have only scored 3 tries in 5 games this season? Keep dreaming ;)

I think every team in the group is dreading travelling to Michelin, Thomond and Edgeley though and I wouldn&#39;t rule out Montauban at home either. Truly the group of death!

Stillknox
09-10-08, 11:17 PM
We&#39;ll probably see the Clermont that beat the Wasps and Munster at Marcel Michelin last year... so i&#39;d go for a win for them, but with a pool like that, I don&#39;t think they&#39;ll be satisfied if Sale get the bonus point. Should be the most interesting game of the week with Leicester - Ospreys.

Sir Speedy
10-10-08, 05:19 PM
Sale team:

Rory Lamont, Mark Cueto, Luke McAlister, Lee Thomas, David Doherty, Richard Wigglesworth, Dwayne Peel, Lionel Faure, Neil Briggs, Eifion Roberts, Chris Jones, Kristian Ormsby, JM Fernandez Lobbe (Captain), Luke Abrahams, Sebastien Chabal

Replacements: Marc Jones, Stuart Turner, Jason White, Dean Schofield, Charlie Hodgson, Chris Bell, Rudi Keil

Sheridan and Tait ruled out (God no! :rolleyes: )
Also, Wigglesworth is at 10; demoting Hodgson to the bench. Good, now maybe we won&#39;t concede a bajillion points.

Vambo
11-10-08, 10:30 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Oct 10 2008, 05:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352496')</div>
Sale team:

Rory Lamont, Mark Cueto, Luke McAlister, Lee Thomas, David Doherty, Richard Wigglesworth, Dwayne Peel, Lionel Faure, Neil Briggs, Eifion Roberts, Chris Jones, Kristian Ormsby, JM Fernandez Lobbe (Captain), Luke Abrahams, Sebastien Chabal

Replacements: Marc Jones, Stuart Turner, Jason White, Dean Schofield, Charlie Hodgson, Chris Bell, Rudi Keil

Sheridan and Tait ruled out (God no! :rolleyes: )
Also, Wigglesworth is at 10; demoting Hodgson to the bench. Good, now maybe we won&#39;t concede a bajillion points.[/b]

Quick... someone call the police! There&#39;s gonna be a murder :D

cyRil
11-10-08, 02:09 PM
Eh eh? 0-13? What&#39;s going on here then?!!

An Tarbh
11-10-08, 02:12 PM
Was thinking the same. Sir.Speedy must be doing cartwheels.

An Tarbh
11-10-08, 03:16 PM
That&#39;s the decisive try for Sale now, cracking result and puts down a huge marker for the Munster match next weekend, can&#39;t wait for that one.

An Tarbh
11-10-08, 03:19 PM
That could well prove a crucial try in the outcome of this pool, awesome result for Sale.

Col
11-10-08, 03:29 PM
Thats a fantastic result. To collect 5 points there and deny Claremont a losing BP is the stuff dreams are made of.

riders of the storm
11-10-08, 03:34 PM
Sale seemed to have stepped up quite a bit.

I would&#39;ve thought dropping Hodgson would&#39;ve put them at a disadvantage, but to win the way they did is really quite impressive.

Col
11-10-08, 03:46 PM
Attack wise dropping Hodgson is a huge disadvantage, but defensively Charlie, bless him, can be a liability.

Thingimubob
11-10-08, 03:59 PM
Saw most of the game, Sale were superb, especially in defense and McAlister (I love the way French Commentators say his name&#39; MaacALIsteeer&#39;) was just brilliant. Can definitley see the All Blacks trying to get him back to New Zealand sometime soon. Thought Peel had a decent game (he went off quite early in the second half, anybody know why?) his break for the first try was brilliant!
Considering Munsters performance last night, Sale should fancy their chances in this pool.

Vambo
11-10-08, 04:27 PM
Didn&#39;t see that coming!
Well done Sale.

Sir Speedy
11-10-08, 04:29 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Oct 11 2008, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352765')</div>
Was thinking the same. Sir.Speedy must be doing cartwheels.[/b]
:bana:

Sir Speedy
11-10-08, 04:33 PM
I missed the game due to some charity thing. Out of curiosity, who was man of the match?

Vambo
11-10-08, 04:44 PM
The man in your sig.

Sir Speedy
11-10-08, 04:47 PM
:D Perfect day then.

Vambo
11-10-08, 04:52 PM
I thought Luke Abrahams ran him close.

Sir Speedy
11-10-08, 04:54 PM
Must be something about the name...

Vambo
11-10-08, 04:55 PM
Rhymes with puke? :P

Sir Speedy
11-10-08, 04:59 PM
Anyone know when they&#39;ll be showing highlights? Or have they shown highlights already? During when exactly? I recorded all the live games on Sky+ but highlights of that match is all I wanna see; maybe they went over it after the Leinster game? :D

Vambo
11-10-08, 05:01 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Oct 11 2008, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352825')</div>
Anyone know when they&#39;ll be showing highlights? Or have they shown highlights already? During when exactly? I recorded all the live games on Sky+ but highlights of that match is all I wanna see; maybe they went over it after the Leinster game? :D[/b]

Not sure but they normally do a highlights round up on Sunday evening with the HEC games.

An Tarbh
11-10-08, 05:02 PM
European Rugby Special is on tomorrow night on Sky Sports Xtra at 9pm.

Sir Speedy
11-10-08, 05:03 PM
Cheers, I&#39;ll make sure to Sky+ it. :D Can&#39;t believe it. Sure I said we would win - I was optimistic - but Jesus ****ing Christ! :lol:

Sir Speedy
11-10-08, 10:57 PM
Also, Peel&#39;s snipe for the first try was reminiscent of his form of old. Shame he went off early in the second off as his time at Sale seems to have improved him as a player...
Also, I can&#39;t see Clermont competing in this competition now. They&#39;ll most likely think, "F*** it, we&#39;ll go for the T14", as they did last year. Though a cock-up by Munster or Sale could easily see them back in in the mix, I see them sending second strings from now on which will hardly threaten. Next week&#39;s match should be a cracker! :D

shtove
11-10-08, 11:03 PM
Didn&#39;t see the match. WTF was up with Clermont?

I like Sale&#39;s set up, but didn&#39;t expect this at all.

Was the beardy one playing?

Sir Speedy
11-10-08, 11:06 PM
Chabal was playing, aye. Which means insta-win in any case. ^_^

poppy
12-10-08, 12:52 AM
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Oct 11 2008, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352765')
Was thinking the same. Sir.Speedy must be doing cartwheels.[/b]
:bana:
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I fancy Munster to beat them even though they put in a great performance.Now that clermont have lost will they throw in the towel.If they do we might get sale and munster out of group 1

Col
12-10-08, 01:40 AM
Munster played badly on Friday night but they&#39;ll still be a force, Clermont wont lose at home again thast for sure after the drubbing we seem to have given them. Can&#39;t way to watch the HEC special on Sky tomorrow.

Incredible Schalk
13-10-08, 07:06 PM
Lamont totally OWNED that young Fijian star, Nalaga B)

What a win from Sale, i only saw the highlights but it was really superb to watch.

Sir Speedy
13-10-08, 07:09 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Incredible Schalk @ Oct 13 2008, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=353433')</div>
Lamont totally OWNED that young Fijian star, Nalaga B)

What a win from Sale, i only saw the highlights but it was really superb to watch.[/b]
See? I&#39;m not totally bonkers when I stress how badly he needs to be in the Lions team. <_<

Incredible Schalk
13-10-08, 07:18 PM
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Incredible Schalk @ Oct 13 2008, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=353433')
Lamont totally OWNED that young Fijian star, Nalaga B)

What a win from Sale, i only saw the highlights but it was really superb to watch.[/b]
See? I&#39;m not totally bonkers when I stress how badly he needs to be in the Lions team. <_<
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Your not the only one, i am a big fan of both Sean and Rory. Offer a more physical approach in attack, but have a fair bit of pace unlikes other bruisers like Vainikolo,Tindall,Noon etc..