[2013/14 ACC] Round 1

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  1. TRF_Olyy

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    Two scrum penalty tries! That'll do for me :)

    Caught the last 3mins of the game, so disappointing to see us not get the bonus point try - not sure why Cipriani threw that last pass, even if it got to the winger he'd have been tackled into touch.
    Ah well, a convincing win with a strong forward performance, can't ask for more than that.
     
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  3. Tony Manx

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    Congrats Olyy!! Could have and should have been a lot more for one reason or another.........................
     
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    Thomas winning penalty tries? Good lawd.
     
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    Shows the importance of the 2nd rows - he had both Ostrikov and Kulemin in the donkey row, as opposed to the usual Mills/Paterson combination.
     
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    I've seen him with several different lock pairings and he always looked awful before.
    I guess he's another to benefit from the law changes.
    Which is good considering how much stock Wig has put in him.
     
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    Hmm, I disagree. He's always looked better with Ostrikov behind him, i.e. at the end of last season (and tonight).
    Think Ross Harrison is one to watch, though. Looking better and better each game, and only 21. Think he'll be the better of the two between him and Henry.
     
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    Helps too when you have a pretty naff front row and two young second rows (both barely 20) against you.......do not take it that I am taking anything away from your guys but do not get carried away on their performances in this match there will be greater tests ahead!! Loved the 2nd rows charging try from about half way though!!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Bucharest Wolves:

    15. Catalin Fercu
    14. Madalin Lemnaru
    13. Robert Dascalu
    12. Paula Kinikinilau
    11. Stephen Hihetah
    10. Valentin Calafeteanu
    9. Florin Surugiu
    1. Constantin Pristavita
    2. Eugen Capatana
    3. Petru Tamba
    4. Johannes van Heerden
    5. Valentin Poparlan
    6. Daniel Ianus
    7. Viorel Lucaci
    8. Stelian Burcea (capitan)

    16. Otar Turashvili
    17. Alexandru Tarus
    18. Vlad Badalicescu
    19. Andrei Bucurescu
    20. Adrian Ion
    21. Ciprian Caplescu
    22. Florin Vlaicu
    23. Csaba Gal


    Newcastle Falcons:

    15. Tom Catterick
    14. Ryan Shortland
    13. Adam Powell
    12. Alex Crockett (cap)
    11. Sean Brown
    10. Joel Hodgson
    9. Chris Pilgrim
    1. Rob Vickers
    2. George McGuigan
    3. Oliver Tomaszczyk
    4. Fraser McKenzie
    5. Sean Tomes
    6. Chris York
    7. Mark Wilson
    8. Harrison Collins.

    16. Kieran Brookes
    17. Gary Strain
    18. Scott Wilson
    19. Dom Barrow
    20. James Fitzpatrick
    21. Warren Fury
    22. Rory Clegg
    23. Noah Cato
     
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    Bath team vs BB:

    15 Gavin Henson

    14 Semesa Rokoduguni
    13 Jonathan Joseph
    12 Ben Williams
    11 Tom Biggs
    10 George Ford
    9 Martin Roberts
    8 Carl Fearns
    7 Francois Louw (c)
    6 Alafoti Fa'osiliva
    5 Will Spencer
    4 Matt Garvey
    3 David Wilson
    2 Ross Batty
    1 Anthony Perenise
    Replacements
    16 Eusebio Guinazu
    17 Paul James
    18 Juan Pablo Orlandi
    19 Ryan Caldwell
    20 Will Skuse
    21 Peter Stringer
    22 Ollie Devoto
    23 Tom Heathcote
     
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    Why didn't the ref go upstairs to look at the punches when Louw asked him to? He said something but I didn't catch it.
    That's, at least, a yellow Bordeaux got away with then.



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    Not a bad showing from Bath. They never really looked like losing, however they'll be very disappointed not to get a try. Spent so long in the BB 22m, but didn't manage to finish anything.
     
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    He said none of his touch judges said anything so he wasn't going to check.
    It was definitely a red - at least 2 clear, intentional punches directly to the face.
     
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    Fortress Oynnax gains momentum...........................Worcester can only draw!! Well done the Oyonnaise!!!
     
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    That's a really poor result for Oyannax. Worcester are muck this season, Oyannax really should have expected to win at home.
     
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    Survival in the Top 14 is more of interest to Oynnax than the Amlin..................!
     
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    You could say the same for Worcester.
    Oyonnax really should have had them.
     
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    Neither team gives a stuff about the result. The pool stages of this tournament can be dire at times. There is essentially one two legged playoff place in each pool. Probably Sale vs Biarritz in this instance.
     
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    Wow, Bucharest almost beat the Falcons at home! 12-13...

    Do a lot of the Romanian test players start for Bucharest? That might explain something.
     
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    And then a Heineken Cup drop-out will win the tournament anyway. Another reason nobody cares.
     
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    Yes, there are many test players in the team (and some of them, such as fullback Catalin Fercu, are really good). But it's a scratch squad made up from players from different clubs that is being used for development purposes. Its main goal is to test young players for the national team and to make various positional experiments (for example a scrum half was used at 10 yesterday to see if he can be a solution for that position).

    Still, Bucharest Wolves can get the odd win against Western teams. They have beaten Agen last year and yesterday it took a penalty in injury time for Newcastle to win in Bucharest by one point.
     
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