View Full Version : Sale Sharks vs Newport-Gwent Dragons

27-01-11, 01:30 PM
Friday 28th January
Edgley Park
Live on S4C

Sale Team:
15.Nick Macleod,
14.Iain Thornley,
13.Jonny Kennedy,
12.Chris Bell,
11.Ben Cohen,
10.Rob Miller,
9.Dwayne Peel,
1.Lee Imiolek,
2.Marc Jones,
3.Henry Thomas,
4.Chris Jones,
5.Nic Rouse,
6.Sean Cox,
7.Carl Fearns,
8.Sisa Koyamaibole

Replacements Ben Roberts, Aston Croall, Simon McIntyre, Wame Lewaravu, Chris Brightwell, Will Cliff, Andy Tuilagi, Paul Williams

Cohen back from injury and a start for Iain Thornley and Rob Miller
Would've started Will Cliff as well, and brought Peel off of the bench, but I'm happy with that.
Thornley is (apparently) a 12 as well, and Bell is a 13, and Kennedy is poo, so I would've rearranged the midfield, and brought Rhys Crane into the wing as well

Newport Team:
15.Martyn Thomas,
14.Will Harries,
13.Matthew Watkins,
12.Pat Leach,
11.Aled Brew,
10.Matthew Jones,
9.Jon Evans,
1.Scott Roberts,
2.Steve Jones (capt),
3.Pat Palmer,
4.Scott Morgan,
5.Rob Sidoli,
6.Joe Bearman,
7.Lewis Evans,
8.Hugo Ellis.

Replacements: Lloyd Burns, Phil Price, Gethin Robinson, Adam Jones, Gavin Thomas, Mike Petri, Adam Hughes, Jason Tovey.

Martyn Thomas making his comeback,
Also Mike Petri returning to Edgley Park - Maybe he'll actually make it onto the pitch (he never did for Sale)

27-01-11, 07:10 PM
Glad to see MT and Bearman back. Lets hope Joe stays around a bit longer.
We've got quite a quick back 3, I'm hoping that MT hasn't lost much of his pace.

Don't know much about Jonathan Evans, except that he is in the U20's. Hopefully he will be better than Wayne this season.

27-01-11, 08:26 PM
Awesome to see Martyn Thomas back. Quite surprised actually to see him starting, hopefully that says a thing or two about how he's been going in training. Bit disapointed that Matthew Jones is starting ahead of Tovey, don't really see the reasoning there, as Matthew Jones is kack.

Wayne Evans hasn't been great this season, there needs to be some competition for his spot, so hopefully this Jonathan Evans can supply that (haven't heard much about the lad either).

Overall, a strong looking team there, so hopefully the Dragons can pinch a win here.

28-01-11, 08:04 PM
6-3 Dragons right now, scrums are awful.
MJ nailed a decent ranged penalty earlier, much to my surprise.

28-01-11, 08:31 PM
Sounds like I didn't miss much by going to training

28-01-11, 08:42 PM
First try in the match after 41 minutes by Hughes. Missed conversion. 3-11

28-01-11, 08:44 PM
Woeful tackle from whoever that was, for the Dragons try

28-01-11, 08:48 PM
Second try for Hughes

I know this Sale team is missing a lot of our first XV, but this is woeful, could see that move coming a mile off

Aled Brew try.
I hate supporting Sale. Might just switch to Saints, they're closer to where I'm from than Sale anyhow...so are Tigers for that matter
Oh to support a good team....

28-01-11, 08:50 PM
Sale collapsing 2 tries withing 2 minutes

28-01-11, 09:01 PM
Finally a try for Sale through Henry Thomas

28-01-11, 09:09 PM
2nd try for Henry Thomas :D

28-01-11, 09:09 PM
second try for Sale. Thomas

28-01-11, 09:24 PM
Dragons will end the match with 14. Yellow card for Matthew Jones

28-01-11, 09:26 PM
another try for sale. Williams. But to late

28-01-11, 09:26 PM
Dragons will end the match with 14. Yellow card for Matthew Jones

****ing Barnes.
Constantly penalising the Dragons for the past 10 minutes.

28-01-11, 09:29 PM
To be fair, Dragons were constantly infringing for the last 10

If only Sale played like the did in the last 20 for the whole match,
Game changed when Miller went off and MacLeod moved to 10

Sales last try was Aston Croall, btw, not Williams

28-01-11, 09:51 PM
To be fair, Dragons were constantly infringing for the last 10

A few times, yeah, but the card was harsh.
We clicked for about ten minutes there; Sale did the same at the end. Dire match overall, honestly.

Matthew Jones missed three straight, two off the posts.