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Rugby_Cymru
27-04-07, 08:43 PM
So here it is.
3 games left for some, 2 games left for others and if you're unlucky like Ulster then you've only got one game left.
Vote on the poll. Who'll be league champions this year.


Discuss.

loratadine
27-04-07, 09:04 PM
its our year!!

come on boys!!

Rugby_Cymru
27-04-07, 10:49 PM
It's looking good for the Ospreys right now, isn't it.
I mean a game in hand over Leinster and even tho they are 3 away games, the teams to be played are Glasgow, Dragons and Borders.
It's a strong possbility.

ecks tartan army
08-05-07, 08:40 AM
It's looking good for the Ospreys right now, isn't it.
I mean a game in hand over Leinster and even tho they are 3 away games, the teams to be played are Glasgow, Dragons and Borders.
It's a strong possbility.
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:lol:

seriously though, i cant see past leinster now - and the Ospreys may find the trip to the borders tougher than expected - most of the scottish rugby comunity will be supporting the borders in their last ever game. sorry ospery, but i'll be supporting borders in this one.

Rugby_Cymru
08-05-07, 09:20 AM
Yeah, the tables have certainly turned in this one haven't they?
Ospreys, Cardiff and Leinster had all let themselves down with recent losses, but Leinster are the ones with bonus points backing them up, and that's giving them the edge right now.
I have faith in the Ospreys, but it's gonna be tough to overtake Leinster...i guess we're going to have to rely upon the bloody Blues.

danit
08-05-07, 01:09 PM
I don't see Leinster getting a bonus point vs. Cardiff friday night, so Ospreys

Rugby_Cymru
08-05-07, 01:15 PM
Yeah, but if Leinster beat Cardiff without a binus point then Ospreys will still need 2 bonus point wins. And they'll have to beat both those teams by a quite a score line because Leinster already have a 50+ point advantage in points difference.

Bottom line: Leinster beat Cardiff...they'll more than likely take the title.
We'd need a miracle to take it from them.

danit
08-05-07, 01:27 PM
Yeah, but if Leinster beat Cardiff without a binus point then Ospreys will still need 2 bonus point wins[/b]that'll be enough, I guess... if Ospreys get the 2 bonus points win (more than likely... :rolleyes: ) and Leinster doesn't get his bp vs. Cardiff, the welsh side will be champion, no use for scoring difference

3.4 If two or more Teams finish with the same number of League points their placings will be determined by the following criteria in descending order:
· number of matches won
· the difference between points for and points against

so the standing would be
1. Ospreys pts 65 w 14
2. Leinster pts 65 w 13

Rugby_Cymru
08-05-07, 01:47 PM
I stand corrected...and a little bit happier.
Cheers for that revelation, Danit.

Cymrurugbyfan
08-05-07, 05:32 PM
I got a feeling the dragons scrape a win tonight. But I have an even stronger feeling that Leinster will beat the Blues this week. So my money would be on Leinster.

Prestwick
08-05-07, 05:50 PM
Does anyone even care? Nobody wins anyway. *edit* I AM VERY DRUNK */edit*

Rugby_Cymru
08-05-07, 06:26 PM
:lol:

I'll let that one go.

Prestwick
08-05-07, 06:49 PM
LIKE REallkf ty drun!

eDIT: woo THE mouth mOVVes!

Melhor Time
09-05-07, 05:46 PM
Leinster to win.

Why?

Because they have the best backline in the world, inc better than the Crusaders, Sharks, etc.

Contepomi, DÁrcy, O´Driscoll, Horgan, Demspey, Hickie and Whitaker. If the Irish players are picked that is :wacko:

Not a bad forward pack either...

Cymrurugbyfan
09-05-07, 09:02 PM
Leinster to win.

Why?

Because they have the best backline in the world, inc better than the Crusaders, Sharks, etc.

Contepomi, DÁrcy, O´Driscoll, Horgan, Demspey, Hickie and Whitaker. If the Irish players are picked that is :wacko:

Not a bad forward pack either...
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I agree your backs are EXTREMELY impressive. However you will need god on your side hoping Borders will beat the Ospreys this week. Or if your side can manage a shock bonus point victory over Cardiff then there's no need to worry, because Ospreys WILL get the bonus point against the borders, it's inevitable.

SmokeyMonkey
09-05-07, 09:29 PM
Blues haven't lost at home since January last year, Leinster have only (luckily) won once in Wales this season, by 1 measly point vs a pretty weak Dragons team. And they have no O'Driscoll. If the Blues play their first team they won't even win let alone get the needed bonus point, Ospreys for the title!

Cymrurugbyfan
10-05-07, 04:47 PM
Blues haven't lost at home since January last year (IN THE MAGNERS LEAGUE), Leinster have only (luckily) won once in Wales this season, by 1 measly point vs a pretty weak Dragons team. And they have no O'Driscoll. If the Blues play their first team they won't even win let alone get the needed bonus point, Ospreys for the title!
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Rugby_Cymru
10-05-07, 05:42 PM
I still have faith in the Ospreys.
It's gonna be a hell of a challenge.
Cardiff can win, but it looks like Leinster could sneak the points...as long as 4 tries don't happen in the process, then O's have a cracker of a task (possible, but O's aren't a bonus points team).

getofmeland
10-05-07, 06:27 PM
Come on the Osprey's!!!

Melhor Time
13-05-07, 01:32 AM
I was wrong. Leinster lost to the Blues as they deserved to on the day. I ifnd it quite sickening that the Irish teams complain about the Heineken Cup boycott and relate it to the revenue they will lsoe when they never play there best XV for Magners League matches.

Like I said, its the worlds best XV outside of test rugby if they pick their best lineup. They didn´t and lost.

Credit to the Osprey´s btw. James Hook is my pick for something big in the World Cup. I was saying this after seeing him debut in Argentina in June 2006. Few agreed. Now seems to be a tad different. Great player. Hopefully Wales play him at 12 ouside Stephen Jones and inside Gareth Thomas.

Rugby_Cymru
13-05-07, 08:53 AM
Credit to the Osprey´s btw. James Hook is my pick for something big in the World Cup. I was saying this after seeing him debut in Argentina in June 2006. Few agreed. Now seems to be a tad different. Great player. Hopefully Wales play him at 12 ouside Stephen Jones and inside Gareth Thomas.
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Barr every Welsh man and woman, of course.

Melhor Time
13-05-07, 12:12 PM
Barr every Welsh man and woman, of course.
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On the old IRB forum I argued for him to start at 12 in November in place of Henson. The Welsh on that board tended to say no, he's too young. The opinion seems to have swung since his performance at Millenium in the draw with Australia.

Rugby_Cymru
13-05-07, 12:27 PM
Well, i too would have disagreed with you on that one.

I agreed with you on Hook being the next big thing in the world cup, because you could see him wtih potential, but before the Australia game he's hardly played for the Ospreys and only a couple of welsh caps under his belt.
I wouldn't have chosen him over Henson at the time either.

Cusker
13-05-07, 01:16 PM
Leinster all the way

SaintsFan_Webby
13-05-07, 01:25 PM
Leinster all the way
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The Ospreys have already won it.

:wall:

Rugby_Cymru
13-05-07, 03:07 PM
I thought i saw an extra vote on the poll today.

Should we tell him Leinster came 3rd?

TVH11
13-05-07, 03:28 PM
haha. Da iawn y Gweilch. Brill. I guess Lyn Jones' job is safe for about half a year then. I like Lyn Jones, at the end of the day its the players on the pitch. There is some method in his maddness, despite almost losing the game to borders last night. Only one thing, Why buy so many new players when we have brilliant talent coming through the ranks in the region. The Scarlets are doing it, why not the Ospreys???? :wall:
Also , Hook for Wales Outside half!!!

Cusker
13-05-07, 03:55 PM
OOOOOOOOps

Prestwick
13-05-07, 03:56 PM
Don't worry, he lives in Bristol, they slowed down during the trip-hop revolution that all news reaches them three days late!

Rugby_Cymru
13-05-07, 04:09 PM
haha. Da iawn y Gweilch. Brill. I guess Lyn Jones' job is safe for about half a year then. I like Lyn Jones, at the end of the day its the players on the pitch. There is some method in his maddness, despite almost losing the game to borders last night. Only one thing, Why buy so many new players when we have brilliant talent coming through the ranks in the region. The Scarlets are doing it, why not the Ospreys???? :wall:
Also , Hook for Wales Outside half!!!
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I am not a member of Lyn Jones's fan club.
At the end of the day I think so far he's proven that he can't help take our club past knockout stages in the heineken cup.





Don't worry, he lives in Bristol, they slowed down during the trip-hop revolution that all news reaches them three days late!
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Bloody English...

Cusker
13-05-07, 04:18 PM
Don't worry, he lives in Bristol, they slowed down during the trip-hop revolution that all news reaches them three days late!
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Still finished above any London team in the prem :P



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haha. Da iawn y Gweilch. Brill. I guess Lyn Jones&#39; job is safe for about half a year then. I like Lyn Jones, at the end of the day its the players on the pitch. There is some method in his maddness, despite almost losing the game to borders last night. Only one thing, Why buy so many new players when we have brilliant talent coming through the ranks in the region. The Scarlets are doing it, why not the Ospreys???? :wall:
Also , Hook for Wales Outside half!!!
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I am not a member of Lyn Jones&#39;s fan club.
At the end of the day I think so far he&#39;s proven that he can&#39;t help take our club past knockout stages in the heineken cup.





Don&#39;t worry, he lives in Bristol, they slowed down during the trip-hop revolution that all news reaches them three days late!
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Bloody English...
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:huh: