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getofmeland
05-09-05, 09:39 PM
Winning team in Bold

WEEK 4

Leeds 20 - 28 Leicester BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4266658.stm)

Newcastle 16 - 27 Bath BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4266674.stm)

Saracens 32 - 40 Sale BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4266678.stm)

Wasps 34 - 20 Worcester BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4266684.stm)

Gloucester 28 - 24 Northampton BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4266632.stm)

London Irish 24 - 22 Bristol BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4266642.stm)

3 Home Wins, 3 Away Wins
33 Tries scored this weekend with 27 being converted
30 Penalties Scored and 2 Drop Goals

WEEK 3

Bristol 9 - 41 Gloucester BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4244490.stm)

Leeds 23 - 47 Wasps BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4244496.stm)

Leicester 40 - 26 Bath BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4244420.stm)

Northampton 9 - 16 Newcastle BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4244432.stm)

Worcester 25 - 24 Saracens BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4244478.stm)

Sale 29 - 3 London Irish BBC Review (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4244416.stm)

3 Home Wins, 3 Away Wins
30 Tries scored this weekend with 24 being converted
30 Penalties Scored and 3 Drop Goals


WEEK 1

Sale 26 - 25 Newcastle

Wasps 23 - 11 Saracens

Leicester 32 - 0 Northampton

Leeds 11 - 27 London Irish

Worcester 15 - 15 Gloucester

Bristol 19 - 16 Bath

4 Home wins, 1 Away Win and a Draw the week
21 Tries scored this weekend with 12 being converted
29 Penalties Scored and 3 Drop Goals

DonBilly
06-09-05, 06:59 AM
Do you know how good was Olivier Magne with the the London paddies?

cavan
09-09-05, 02:18 PM
pretty good, i think he scored a try too.

lamas
09-09-05, 04:42 PM
I get the Sky Sports News program on Fox Soccer Channel here in the US. Do they show highlights of Guinness Premiership games? I'd like to know if the show's worth sitting through every night seeing as how I don't care about cricket or soccer (football). I'm desperate to see some action from the Premiership somehow someway.

harrison2468
09-09-05, 07:34 PM
I'm not sure as I don't have Sky, but I doubt they have much rugby on it.

SaintsFan_Webby
10-09-05, 05:58 PM
Get in! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

Bath 9 - Northampton Saints 17

Great away result for the lads, really sounds like we decided to turn up this week, and deservedly picked up our first points of the new season.

Saint N Sinner
10-09-05, 07:23 PM
Sounded like Bath should of won to be honest, the penalty count is atrocious and the missed kicks by Malone and Barcleycard was enough to send us about 10 points down with our 17 points aswell.

But that win should of lifted the team with plenty of confidence ready for newcastle next week, but there is still plenty to learn.

Well done Seamus, 75 metres is a massive distance to sprint for a try.

getofmeland
11-09-05, 04:46 PM
Just updated this

sarries fan
11-09-05, 04:48 PM
its good 2 see sarries have found their feet now and with farrell still out things can only get better,

surprised to see bristol top the table though http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif

lamas
15-09-05, 06:05 PM
in case anyone else didn&#39;t already have access to Guinness Premiership games, i found a site that has free highlights: www.sportal.com (http://www.sportal.com). i still haven&#39;t found one that shows full-length games for free or $$.

SaintsFan_Webby
15-09-05, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by lamas@Sep 15 2005, 07:05 PM
in case anyone else didn&#39;t already have access to Guinness Premiership games, i found a site that has free highlights: www.sportal.com (http://www.sportal.com). i still haven&#39;t found one that shows full-length games for free or $$.
Fantastic highlights, thanks for posting the link.

harrison2468
16-09-05, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by lamas@Sep 16 2005, 06:05 AM
in case anyone else didn&#39;t already have access to Guinness Premiership games, i found a site that has free highlights: www.sportal.com (http://www.sportal.com). i still haven&#39;t found one that shows full-length games for free or $$.
Amazing. Thanks mate http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif

SaintsFan_Webby
17-09-05, 09:48 AM
Sale brush aside London Irish.

Match Report - BBC Sport (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4244416.stm)

SaintsFan_Webby
17-09-05, 05:21 PM
Just got back from watching Saints fall at home to Newcastle.

Awful team performance, bar Lamont and Matty Lord, plus some flashes of brilliance from Spencer, but generally far too many mistakes and infringements.

However, referee Roy Maybank is the most imcompetant idiot I&#39;ve seen in a while. Since last season anyway. He somehow managed to miss Newcastle infringements that were obvious from 50 yards away, and his touchjudges were no better.

Both sides took part in a poor game, but the officiating was a bad joke, and in the end it cost us any chance of winning the match.




Saints 9 - Newcastle 16

harrison2468
17-09-05, 05:28 PM
I heard the line-out was a bit of a shambles today, is that true?

Northampton&#39;s start has been poor but I&#39;m sure it will pick up for you guys. You have to much class on paper, it just needs to be used correctly.

Still, gonna make a interesting European pool! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

SaintsFan_Webby
17-09-05, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by harrison2468@Sep 17 2005, 06:28 PM
I heard the line-out was a bit of a shambles today, is that true?

Northampton&#39;s start has been poor but I&#39;m sure it will pick up for you guys. You have to much class on paper, it just needs to be used correctly.

Still, gonna make a interesting European pool! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif
The lineout occasionally went well, but at other times the throw went well clear of the jumper. This wasn&#39;t helped by Maybank&#39;s unusual interpretations of course. (For &#39;unusual&#39;, read &#39;bad&#39;)

I&#39;m seriously doubting our cohesion again this season, we really need to pick it up, start scoring some tries, and get a few wins under our belt.

The most worrying thing...Bruce didn&#39;t play that well today...never want to have to say that again. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mellow.gif

An Tarbh
17-09-05, 09:02 PM
Didn&#39;t watch all of the match but from the bits I saw I&#39;d be worried about the Saints&#39; defence if I were a fan, the ease with which Newcastle were breaking tackles certainly has to be a concern for the coaching staff.

SaintsFan_Webby
18-09-05, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Sep 17 2005, 10:02 PM
Didn&#39;t watch all of the match but from the bits I saw I&#39;d be worried about the Saints&#39; defence if I were a fan, the ease with which Newcastle were breaking tackles certainly has to be a concern for the coaching staff.
From my POV it wasn&#39;t actually the tackling itself, but the defensive alignment. Our midfield didn&#39;t seem to know what it was doing half the time, and a quality player such as Noon was able to cut us to bits.

Bullitt
18-09-05, 08:52 AM
I&#39;ll say one thing for Maybank; He&#39;s a briliant Centre...Who saw the tackle he put in on Lamont at the end of the first half?

f***ing c***.

getofmeland
18-09-05, 09:47 AM
I will Post my Weekly Roundup after this afternoons games, with the same stats as has been done... Is there anything else people would like to see in my Weekly Roundup???

SaintsFan_Webby
18-09-05, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by Teh Mite@Sep 18 2005, 09:52 AM
I&#39;ll say one thing for Maybank; He&#39;s a briliant Centre...Who saw the tackle he put in on Lamont at the end of the first half?

f***ing c***.
That would have been funny, if it hadn&#39;t been happening to the team I supported.

I think Maybank occasionally got confused what sport he was refereeing. American Football seemed to be high on his list, especially when the Falcons hooker took out a player off the ball, and carried Matt Burke through a tackle almost simultaneously.

Bullitt
18-09-05, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Sep 18 2005, 10:29 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SaintsFan_Webby @ Sep 18 2005, 10:29 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-Teh Mite@Sep 18 2005, 09:52 AM
I&#39;ll say one thing for Maybank; He&#39;s a briliant Centre...Who saw the tackle he put in on Lamont at the end of the first half?

f***ing c***.
That would have been funny, if it hadn&#39;t been happening to the team I supported.

I think Maybank occasionally got confused what sport he was refereeing. American Football seemed to be high on his list, especially when the Falcons hooker took out a player off the ball, and carried Matt Burke through a tackle almost simultaneously. [/b]
Gridiron did seem to be his sport; #He never noticed any knock-on&#39;s from both us and The Falcons.

getofmeland
18-09-05, 06:48 PM
Just updated again with links to the BBC articles...

lamas
24-09-05, 01:42 AM
is anyone still checking out that highlight website i mentioned, www.sportal.com? they keep listing the new games available but they never show up when i click to view them. just wondering if anyone else was having problems...

sarries fan
24-09-05, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by lamas@Sep 24 2005, 01:42 PM
is anyone still checking out that highlight website i mentioned, www.sportal.com? they keep listing the new games available but they never show up when i click to view them. just wondering if anyone else was having problems...
it still works 4 me

getofmeland
25-09-05, 06:29 PM
Week 4 is up, but i have kinda lost week 2... DOH!!!

Saint N Sinner
25-09-05, 09:34 PM
What did everyone think of this weekends action?

harrison2468
25-09-05, 09:46 PM
Good number of tries, mostly quite close matches, no thrashings.

Disappointed with Bristol, should have won the match but are too ill-disciplined.
What did you think of Saints and the sin-binnings at Kingsholm?

getofmeland
25-09-05, 10:20 PM
I havent seen any rugby this weekend, so cant comment, whens the best highlight show on.... As I would like to watch them, cos its seems an action packed week...

So what do you all think of this thread, shall i try to keep it up all season....
Is there any stats you would like to know???

Saint N Sinner
27-09-05, 07:18 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
Disappointed with Bristol, should have won the match but are too ill-disciplined.
What did you think of Saints and the sin-binnings at Kingsholm?[/b]

I thought it was a great match despite the score. But, the backs played well and half of the cards where not deserved. Well in my opinion anyway. I think we should of won but, it was great to see the match played in a totally exciting style of play.

Bullitt
27-09-05, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by harrison2468@Sep 26 2005, 09:46 AM
What did you think of Saints and the sin-binnings at Kingsholm?
Saints were much the stronger side during the first half; The frowards were almost as strong (before Hartleys dismissal) while the backs had Gloucester run ragged.

The disallowed penalty try was a joke and swung the entire game in Glassdoors favour.

Hartly was lucky not to land himself with a red card and a 6 month ban. As were Smith and Richmond.

Thompson was only sent to the bin because the ref got card happy; How the hell is making a one-on-one tackle collapsing a maul?

Reihana is a tit for taking the 3 points when Saints got a penalty from 5m out on 73 minuetes.

Simpson-Daniel is still over-rated.

Andy Vilk should be at outside centre instead of John Clarke.

Carlos Spencer is still God.

Cohen look like he has the fire back in his belly.

Lamont is getting worse by the game; Paul Diggin should replace him.

Gloucester fans are mostly arseholes.

harrison2468
27-09-05, 08:02 PM
Yeah, it seems cards are being brought out a lot more this season. New disciplinary system an all.

Now, I don&#39;t like critcising refs too much, but from what I heard, Roy Maybank&#39;s performance at the Majdeski left a lot to be desired. I mean, that yellow card reversal shows it all. Also, he got knocked over by a player for his poor positional play on the pitch.

It&#39;s a shame you didn&#39;t win, but to come away from the Shed with points is also a bonus. Teh Mite, you should do a TRF article on the match! Great depth!

Saint N Sinner
27-09-05, 08:40 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
Saints were much the stronger side during the first half; The frowards were almost as strong (before Hartleys dismissal) while the backs had Gloucester run ragged.

The disallowed penalty try was a joke and swung the entire game in Glassdoors favour.

Hartly was lucky not to land himself with a red card and a 6 month ban. As were Smith and Richmond.

Thompson was only sent to the bin because the ref got card happy; How the hell is making a one-on-one tackle collapsing a maul?

Reihana is a tit for taking the 3 points when Saints got a penalty from 5m out on 73 minuetes.

Simpson-Daniel is still over-rated.

Andy Vilk should be at outside centre instead of John Clarke.

Carlos Spencer is still God.

Cohen look like he has the fire back in his belly.

Lamont is getting worse by the game; Paul Diggin should replace him.

Gloucester fans are mostly arseholes.[/b]

I agree but, I still think Lamont is playing well, maybe better on Satdee than before. and Wally got binned for killing ball when he had no chance in hell of rolling out of a tackle in his situation.

SaintsFan_Webby
15-10-05, 04:50 PM
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif

Just got back from Saints - Irish, a last second conversion of Cohen&#39;s try by Reihana bringing a win in stoppage time, 25-23.

We gifted Irish 14 points, and deserved to win overall I think. Despite referee Chris White doing his best to hand Irish the victory with some shocking decisions in the second half.

Spencer was useless today, hopefully that is his one bad game out of the way. Quinlan, Clarke and Brucie all played well, while Harding and Fox stood out up front.

We still need to improve drastically though.

Boy
15-10-05, 06:19 PM
Just got back from watching the Bath V Gloucester game on Sky. First of all, hats off to the Bath kit man for managing to find adequate shorts for the Bath pack, as they&#39;ve clearly all got cajones the size of grapefruits. It was a simply awesome performance. For a 7 man pack to dominate a previously undefeated team is an unbelievable effort. It begs the question why Andy Beattie, Steve Borthwick, Duncan Bell and even David Barnes aren&#39;t seemingly in England contention.

No qualms at all with Higgins&#39; red card. Either of his cautions could arguably been straight out reds.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40913000/jpg/_40913242_tindall_get_270.jpg

Why Bory was sin-binned for Frikkie Welsh killing the ball is a puzzler though.

Barkley looked like he was cracking until slotting that 50m penalty to win it. It was amazing that he carried on. Hopefully he didn&#39;t do himself too much damage. His tackle on Hazell in the first half was a sure fire try-saver (as was Cheeseman&#39;s on Narraway).

Chris Malone is now the undisputed Peugeot Estate Massive Boot Winner. A 55m drop goal in a game like that almost makes up for the **** hair and total lack of pace.

It was heroic. For once I don&#39;t care that we didn&#39;t score a try. To only play 25 mins with 15 men (at one time being down to 13) and winning like that is phenomenal.

harrison2468
15-10-05, 06:23 PM
Gloucester&#39;s hoodoo at the Rec continues then...

That "tackle" on Tindall looks very dodgy, will he get a suspension for it.

Also, I once said that J.White would never change his ways, and it looks so. The guy MUSN&#39;T play for England, he is a liablity.

Boy
15-10-05, 06:56 PM
I suspect Higgins will have to attend a hearing at some point in the near future. Judging by the ban given to Nicky Little as part of the RFU&#39;s zero tolerance, he could spend the next few weeks in the stands.

I don&#39;t know if he&#39;ll get back in to the team, with Cheeseman and Davis impressing, Bory and Welsh fit, and Crockett, Best, Maddock and Stephenson (finally) not far off comebacks.

harrison2468
16-10-05, 07:23 PM
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif Bristol vs Sarries Match Report (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4328614.stm)

Not looking promising for Bristol, long Winter season ahead if they don&#39;t start learing about this division fast. How long can Leed&#39;s slump last for?

Bullitt
16-10-05, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Oct 16 2005, 04:50 AM
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif

Just got back from Saints - Irish, a last second conversion of Cohen&#39;s try by Reihana bringing a win in stoppage time, 25-23.

We gifted Irish 14 points, and deserved to win overall I think. Despite referee Chris White doing his best to hand Irish the victory with some shocking decisions in the second half.

Spencer was useless today, hopefully that is his one bad game out of the way. Quinlan, Clarke and Brucie all played well, while Harding and Fox stood out up front.

We still need to improve drastically though.
Arted up some more pics as I can&#39;t sleep

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http://forums.wrestlingsg.com/uploads/post-11-1129502393.jpg

2.
http://forums.wrestlingsg.com/uploads/post-11-1129502341.jpg

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http://forums.wrestlingsg.com/uploads/post-11-1129502180.jpg

harrison2468
04-11-05, 09:19 PM
Unlucky Bristol, happy with the bonus and a try scored.

Congrats to the Warriors though who beat Leicester.

Saint N Sinner
04-11-05, 10:07 PM
I just heard, sounds like it was a good game. And the last I heard Bristol was it, who has beating Wasps?

Saint N Sinner
04-11-05, 10:15 PM
Scratch that, fridays scores are the following:

Wuss 15 - Tiggers 11

Pests 21 - Bristol 16

Ummmm, interesting.

Cusker
05-11-05, 07:35 AM
My Grandad who went 2 the Wasps game said Bristol gave it everything they had but in the end we weren&#39;t good enougth.I am still happy with the bonus point.The game we have got 2 win is against leeds next week if we get 5-4 points from that i reckon that the players will realise that we can stay up.


COME ON BRIS LETS BEAT leeds!

harrison2468
05-11-05, 07:44 AM
Originally posted by Cusker@Nov 5 2005, 08:35 AM
My Grandad who went 2 the Wasps game said Bristol gave it everything they had but in the end we weren&#39;t good enougth.I am still happy with the bonus point.The game we have got 2 win is against leeds next week if we get 5-4 points from that i reckon that the players will realise that we can stay up.


COME ON BRIS LETS BEAT leeds!
Definitely, I just hope Leeds lose as Sale&#39;s team is much weaker because of internationals.

Bristol lost it down to two pieces of brilliance from potential England players - Rees and Voyce. Wasps may have been missing players, but they are still one of the best teams in England and Europe and have good squad depth. It&#39;s just those 4points last night would have been amazing! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

Bullitt
05-11-05, 07:48 AM
Bristol should stamp on leeds the same way Mark Robinson stamps on Regans face.

BUT! what the hell are you saying;

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
Wasps may have been missing players, but they are still one of the best teams in England and Europe[/b]

Have you never heard of Tolouse?

Saint N Sinner
05-11-05, 08:00 AM
Thats why he said "one of" not THE.

Come on you saints, I&#39;m predicting a win against Sarries even though I don&#39;t think its possible if you only play for the last 20 minutes.

harrison2468
05-11-05, 08:03 AM
Originally posted by Teh Mite@Nov 5 2005, 08:48 AM
Bristol should stamp on leeds the same way Mark Robinson stamps on Regans face.
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif Get over it whinger!

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
BUT! what the hell are you saying;

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE
Wasps may have been missing players, but they are still one of the best teams in England and Europe[/b]

Have you never heard of Tolouse?[/b][/quote]

Toulouse, Stade Francais, Wasps, Leciester, = Best teams in Europe.

Saint N Sinner
05-11-05, 09:08 AM
Don&#39;t milk it... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

If there is a law for...

Stamping

Then...there should be a law for....

Milking It

Honestly though, we are not aiming critiscm at you, only at Mark Regan for what he did at a Leeds game last season.

I&#39;m sure you are aware of that... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif

Bullitt
05-11-05, 09:23 AM
Well, just for instance, say Parks were to get into a fight with Regan, just for instance, and maybe he were to, say, unload a barage of punched on Regand nose, breaking it, than to maybe, I dunno, say, get banned for the season, and maybe Bristol were to wallop Leeds by 30 points, life wouldn&#39;t be so bad... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif

Saint N Sinner
05-11-05, 09:27 AM
Couldn&#39;t complain... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

Saint N Sinner
05-11-05, 09:35 AM
Courtesy of Sky Sports

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
Guinness Premiership, Sixways, Friday November 4

Five first-half penalties by Worcester&#39;s Shane Drahm were enough to inflict a first league defeat of the season on Leicester as the Warriors moved up into fourth spot in the table.

The hosts deserved their win though they had to endure a nervy finish in front of a capacity crowd at Sixways.

Despite starting the better last season&#39;s Premiership survivors fell behind to a Ross Broadfoot penalty in just the third minute before Drahm levelled matters three minutes later after a pacy break by the impressive Nicolas Le Roux and the Australian soon made it 6-3 with a second successful kick.

Flanker Will Skinner grabbed the only try of the game after 16 minutes following a decisive break by Alesana Tuilagi but the conversion was wide of the posts leaving Worcester just two points in arrears.

Drahm, who moved from Northampton in the summer, was again on the mark midway through the first half before the game really swung in the Warriors&#39; favour.

England&#39;s Ben Kay was shown the yellow card for an off-the-ball challenge on fellow lock Craig Gillies and the hosts took full advantage with two more three-pointers before the break to lead 15-8.

Six minutes into the second period James Hamilton was also shown the yellow card for pulling down as the Tigers failed to make an impression.

Anthony Eddy&#39;s side continued to dominate with the pack, minus skipper Pat Sanderson, in superb form while Drahm pushed the Tigers back with a fine display of kicking.

The lead was reduced to just four points after 69 minutes when England discard Andy Goode, who was brought on in the 50th minute, landed a penalty to set up a thrilling finale after good work by Austin Healey.

But the Warriors, inspired by Tony Windo, held on for their first Premiership victory over their opponents.[/b]

harrison2468
05-11-05, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by Teh Mite@Nov 5 2005, 10:23 AM
Well, just for instance, say Parks were to get into a fight with Regan, just for instance, and maybe he were to, say, unload a barage of punched on Regand nose, breaking it, than to maybe, I dunno, say, get banned for the season, and maybe Bristol were to wallop Leeds by 30 points, life wouldn&#39;t be so bad... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif
I&#39;m sure Regan wouldn&#39;t mind if we were to win http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

SaintsFan_Webby
12-11-05, 06:57 PM
Northampton 13 - Wasps 21.


Don&#39;t believe any reports you hear about Wasps deserving to win this game, there was only one team who tried to play rugby, and it wasn&#39;t the men in yellow and black.

Some appalling refereeing, somehow failing to spot blatent infringements, and too cowardly to send the eventual scorer of Wasps decisive try off, for two yellow card offenses.

Some of our finishing was bad, but we weren&#39;t allowed to play by a Wasps pack intent on killing the ball, and a clueless ref.

Spencer was brilliant today, tryed everything in his box of tricks, and was unlucky on more than one occasion.

Also, if you get the chance to watch Rhodri Davies&#39; try then do, it&#39;s a special one from the youngster.

All in all I was gutted after todays game, Wasps deserved nothing yet came away with all the points. If ever the phrase &#39;winning ugly&#39; was appropriate, it would be here.

Saint N Sinner
13-11-05, 09:09 AM
I agree, I was very pleased with the performance.

Digger was very unlucky not to score a try, we watched all the end-goal area tricks in the first half and, should of had more points.

It is a step-up and we should carry on.

Come on You Saints.

Boy
14-11-05, 10:09 AM
Friday 11th November 2005
Newcastle Falcons 20-23 London Irish
Sale Sharks 24-13 Worcester Warriors

Saturday 12th November 2005
Northampton Saints 13-21 London Wasps
Leicester Tigers 25-20 Gloucester Rugby

Sunday 13th November 2005
Bath Rugby 12-12 Saracens
Bristol Rugby 32-6 Leeds Tykes

1 Sale Sharks 7 27
2 London Wasps 7 24
3 Leicester Tigers 7 23
4 Gloucester Rugby 7 21
5 London Irish 7 20
6 Worcester Warriors 7 18
7 Saracens 7 18
8 Bristol Rugby 7 14
9 Bath Rugby 7 12
10 Northampton Saints 7 11
11 Newcastle Falcons 7 10
12 Leeds Tykes 7 2

Bath got more than I expected against Sarries, considering they were pretty much full strength and we were down Mears, Stevens, Barks, Grewco, Borthers and Finau through internationals. Martyn Wood had neck surgery on Saturday to correct an unstable joint after a trampolining accident, and Nick Walshe was forced off after Cobus Visagie stamped on his knee, leaving Bath with Andy Williams as our only SH (and he&#39;s apparently in the Welsh squad).

harrison2468
14-11-05, 05:46 PM
Do Bath ever field a side without many disruptions through injury? http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif

Leeds unless they improve will get relegated. Huge win for Bris, which I&#39;m delighted with and Lemi is a god.

Saint N Sinner
14-11-05, 08:38 PM
Sounds like Leeds are in trouble. At least we won 2 games with max points and topped the table before plummeting to the bottom.... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

Boy
14-11-05, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by harrison2468@Nov 15 2005, 06:46 AM
Do Bath ever field a side without many disruptions through injury? http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif
No. No, we do not.

harrison2468
15-11-05, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by Boy+Nov 14 2005, 10:08 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Boy @ Nov 14 2005, 10:08 PM)</div>
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Do Bath ever field a side without many disruptions through injury? http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif
No. No, we do not. [/b]
What is it though? Bad luck, or just signing guys who are injury prone?

Boy
15-11-05, 06:35 PM
Probably a mix of things; Wood&#39;s is a freak injury, that can only be put down to bad luck. One thing Catt said after he left was that he was overtreated for injuries, which would explain why niggling problems go on and on (and with Fleck, end his career). The physical preparation is meant to be really different this year, though.

Signing Stephenson with a broken leg doesn&#39;t help, but the deal was finalised before his injury, it just wasn&#39;t signed.

harrison2468
19-11-05, 09:30 AM
Did anyone see the Wuss v Bris game last night on Sky?

Worcester definitely deserved to win, they dominated possession, although a losing bonus point would have been handy for Bristol, but two things I learnt from watching the game.

1) I don&#39;t have Sky, but their commentators are smug dicks.

2) Mr.Rose had a "good" game last night. If so, I would hate to see him in a bad game. It didn&#39;t lose us the game, but the second yellow was an amazingly crap decision. We did get a bit of luck from him when their was a penalty for us when the ball went forward from our player&#39;s hands(knock-on, but their guy was infringing), but we scored form it.

I was very impressed with the Wuss forwards, their backs weren&#39;t that good, but Lima needs to go to centre, he is better at 13 IMO. Set Lemi up for a beauty at the end.

Boy
19-11-05, 11:17 AM
I&#39;m not sure you can really say the ref was Worcester-biased. There were at least two things wrong with Al Abd&#39;s try which the touch judge should have seen. If Perry didn&#39;t knock the ball on, Salter was offside. Seeing as that got you back into the game, Bris should probably consider themselves lucky.

Quite funny to see Ronny Regan shout&#39; Posts! Posts!&#39; with that final penalty without asking Salter or Strange, neither of whom wanted it.

Lemi&#39;s try was class, though. How Lima got the ball out of three tackles is beyond me.

Spent the game counting the Bath rejects. Got to eight.

harrison2468
19-11-05, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Boy@Nov 19 2005, 12:17 PM
I&#39;m not sure you can really say the ref was Worcester-biased. There were at least two things wrong with Al Abd&#39;s try which the touch judge should have seen. If Perry didn&#39;t knock the ball on, Salter was offside. Seeing as that got you back into the game, Bris should probably consider themselves lucky.

Quite funny to see Ronny Regan shout&#39; Posts! Posts!&#39; with that final penalty without asking Salter or Strange, neither of whom wanted it.

Lemi&#39;s try was class, though. How Lima got the ball out of three tackles is beyond me.

Spent the game counting the Bath rejects. Got to eight.
I didn&#39;t think he was biased, just crap. It was a knock-on, but it was a penalty for infringing on the floor. They scored their tries though when we had 14 men, and the first was justified, but the second was a penalty at most. It is a physical game, and it wasn&#39;t intentional, so why a yellow? These two decisons in the end cancelled each other out.

Regan yesterday was a bit stupid, should have gone for closer range. Strange had been mssing the longer-range all night, and Drahm as well, so it wasn&#39;t that wise in hindsight. Ah well.

Bath rejects! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif Remember to look at the league when you count next time. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

Boy
20-11-05, 02:36 PM
Not debating how the league table is. It was eight counting both teams.

Bristol: Hilton, Regan, Crompton, Al Abd, Lewis, Cox
Worcester: Gillies, Gomarsall

harrison2468
20-11-05, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Boy@Nov 20 2005, 03:36 PM
Not debating how the league table is. It was eight counting both teams.

Bristol: Hilton, Regan, Crompton, Al Abd, Lewis, Cox
Worcester: Gillies, Gomarsall
I was only joking!

Cox, Gillies and Gomarsall were the ones I didn&#39;t know about. I thank you for your rejects anyway, they have been very helpful so far. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif

Boy
20-11-05, 03:05 PM
We had Cox for 2-3 seasons. Gillies never really broke into the first team and went off to Richmond when Ben Clarke left. Gomarsall came on a three month loan deal when he couldn&#39;t get into the Wasps team, declared &#39;My future&#39;s at Bath,&#39; didn&#39;t get offered a permanent deal and went to Gloucester.

harrison2468
20-11-05, 03:16 PM
How did Coxy do for you?

harrison2468
20-11-05, 04:24 PM
Northampton! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif I don&#39;t want Leeds picking up points, it makes me feel uneasy!

Saint N Sinner
20-11-05, 07:01 PM
We don&#39;y exactly feel any better than you do about it.... http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif

Muse_Cubed
20-11-05, 07:01 PM
Gah! Why are the Saints so ill-disciplined? This is so frustrating http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif

Saint N Sinner
20-11-05, 07:26 PM
Its pathetic really, next week is not going to be a repeat of last year, NO-WAY! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/excl.gif

Bullitt
20-11-05, 08:04 PM
I hate Leeds. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif

Saint N Sinner
20-11-05, 08:08 PM
I have heard from fans who went that, they thought the fans down there where horrifying. There lack of respect towards Northampton was disgraceful.

SaintsFan_Webby
20-11-05, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by Air Ben@Nov 20 2005, 10:08 PM
I have heard from fans who went that, they thought the fans down there where horrifying. There lack of respect towards Northampton was disgraceful.
Not suprised they don&#39;t respect us if we play like a bunch of arsewipes.

Saint N Sinner
20-11-05, 08:18 PM
True, but when you play a team that has supporters such as Arsenal or Man UTD...(typical glory hogs and big heads, no offence meant)...you have no chance, sure we didn&#39;t play well...but, when you act like a bunch of yobs after the opposition has just scored a goal (for instance) during Bruce&#39;s kicking duties....your going to lose.

SaintsFan_Webby
20-11-05, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by Air Ben@Nov 20 2005, 10:18 PM
True, but when you play a team that has supporters such as Arsenal or Man UTD...(typical glory hogs and big heads, no offence meant)...you have no chance, sure we didn&#39;t play well...but, when you act like a bunch of yobs after the opposition has just scored a goal (for instance) during Bruce&#39;s kicking duties....your going to lose.
Meh, everyone knows Leeds are the worst supported and most hated club in the league.

Still doesn&#39;t excuse us not beating them.

Saint N Sinner
20-11-05, 08:28 PM
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Still doesn&#39;t excuse us not beating them.[/b]

What does?

I feel ashamed to be honest it a way, if we want this club to be back up where it belongs, we have no chance if they don&#39;t start playing rugby, yes rugby.

Its either the first 20, last or somewhere during the interval that we actually play some good attacking rugby, but the 2 soft try&#39;s we conceded really said it all didn&#39;t it?

cavan
21-11-05, 12:58 PM
that try at the end was pure basketball.

robbinho
22-11-05, 10:31 AM
Pretty horrendous bit of luck for Geoff Appleford - out for TWO years! (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4679325.stm)

SaintsFan_Webby
22-11-05, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by robbinho@Nov 22 2005, 12:31 PM
Pretty horrendous bit of luck for Geoff Appleford - out for TWO years! (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4679325.stm)
We have the worst injury luck ever. Bar none.

At least if the RFU are paying his wages, this allows us to go shopping for someone to fill the gap in our salary cap.

Saint N Sinner
22-11-05, 07:42 PM
He can be used for his training abilities also, so its not a complete loss, thats if we need them anyway.

harrison2468
27-11-05, 04:58 PM
Newcastle and Bristol win, beating first and second respectively.

The bottom 5 is looking extremely tight...