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Challenge Cup: Finals - Edinburgh vs Gloucester

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1 May 2015 - 19:45
The Twickenham Stoop, London, England
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)
TV: BT Sport 2/Sky Sports 1

Teams:
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[TD]Edinburgh[/TD]
[TD]V[/TD]
[TD]Gloucester[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Greig Tonks[/TD]
[TD]15[/TD]
[TD]Charlie Shaprles[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Dougie Fife[/TD]
[TD]14[/TD]
[TD]Jonny May[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Sam Beard[/TD]
[TD]13[/TD]
[TD]Bill Meakes[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Andries Strauss[/TD]
[TD]12[/TD]
[TD]Billy Twelvetrees[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Tim Visser[/TD]
[TD]11[/TD]
[TD]Henry Purdy[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Phil Burleigh[/TD]
[TD]10[/TD]
[TD]James Hook[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Sam Hidalgo-Clyne[/TD]
[TD]9[/TD]
[TD]Greig Laidlaw[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Cornell du Preez[/TD]
[TD]8[/TD]
[TD]Gareth Davies[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Roddy Grant[/TD]
[TD]7[/TD]
[TD]Matt Kvesic[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Mike Coman[/TD]
[TD]6[/TD]
[TD]Ross Moriarty[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Ben Toolis[/TD]
[TD]5[/TD]
[TD]Tom Palmer[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Anton Bresler[/TD]
[TD]4[/TD]
[TD]Tom Savage[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]WP Nel[/TD]
[TD]3[/TD]
[TD]John Afoa[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Ross Ford[/TD]
[TD]2[/TD]
[TD]Richard Hibbard[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Al Dickinson[/TD]
[TD]1[/TD]
[TD]Nick Wood[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD][/TD]
[TD]Subs[/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Stuart McInally[/TD]
[TD]16[/TD]
[TD]Darren Dawidiuk[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Rory Sutherland[/TD]
[TD]17[/TD]
[TD]Yann Thomas[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]John Andress[/TD]
[TD]18[/TD]
[TD]Sila Puafisi[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Fraser McKenzie[/TD]
[TD]19[/TD]
[TD]Mariano Galarza[/TD]
[/TR]
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[TD]Hamish Watson[/TD]
[TD]20[/TD]
[TD]Jacob Rowan[/TD]
[/TR]
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[TD]Nathan Fowles[/TD]
[TD]21[/TD]
[TD]Dan Robson[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Tom Heathcote[/TD]
[TD]22[/TD]
[TD]Billy Burns[/TD]
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[TR]
[TD]Tom Brown[/TD]
[TD]23[/TD]
[TD]Stevie McColl[/TD]
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I thought the game was on Sky Sports 1 or is it on both?
 

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Looks like as much interest here as in an ALL FRENCH FINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I thought the game was on Sky Sports 1 or is it on both?
Its definitely on BT sports 2 when i was checking the times for it but it might also be on Sky sports but idk.
 

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It's on both - Thank God because i don't want to suffer through Barnes and crew.
 

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It's on both - Thank God because i don't want to suffer through Barnes and crew.
Thanks olyy i've changed it so it has both on it.

And here's the team's for tomorrow's game

Edinburgh: Tonks; Fife, Beard, Strauss, Visser; Burleigh, Hidalgo-Clyne; Dickinson, Ford, Nel, Bresler, Toolis, Coman, Grant, Du Preez.

Replacements: McInally, Sutherland, Andress, McKenzie, Watson, Fowles, Heathcote, Brown.


Gloucester: Sharples; May, Meakes, Twelvetrees (capt), Purdy; Hook, Laidlaw; Wood, Hibbard, Afoa, Savage, Palmer, Moriarty, Kvesic, Evans.

Replacements: Dawidiuk, Thomas, Puafisi, Galarza, Rowan, Robson, Burns, McColl.
 

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Well on the key points
Front Row- Glos look stronger but it will be a very even contest at scrum time.
Back three- The pace Glos have is scary, and I think they will score tries outwide. Visser is a good finisher, same with Fife and Tonks is a powerful guy but Glos have an advantage.
Lineout is Edinburgh by miles. If Hibbard has a bad day than Burleigh will do exactly what he did in the semi and pin Glos in their 22.
Overall I think Glos will just win this by about 6-8 points. Looking forward to seeing Kvesic in his biggest game, for Edinburgh Clyne is incredible.
 

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Might try to watch it. Saturday will be a relaxing day anyway as ASM will win the thing without any doubts.
 

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It's a cup final, so this post may be risky, however...

I feel the gulf between these two teams is quite considerable.

Edinburgh have won with decent scores against the Dragons and Zebre, but these opposition are very low level. A better gauge is probably to look at when they were beaten comfortably against Munster, by a margin of 34 points at home on April 11th.

Stats don't always provide the best guess, but looking at the recent performances of both teams I'd have to say Gloucester to run away with it second half and win by at least 14 points.
 

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Jonny May and 36 for England!!!!!
 

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Ginger lad is schooling Kvesic at the breakdown.
 

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I bloody love when a side takes repeated scrum options, especially when the opposition is down a man, and then it ends with a penalty to the other guys :lol:
 

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Jonny May for England again!
 

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Red Card? Really? I'd say it was a yellow. But red?
 

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Was that a red? Surely not.
 

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What Meakes did was cynical and deserved to go to the bin for it. No doubting the guilt. But is there even any precedence for reds for high tackles?
 

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I recon the fact he jumped up to catch him put it up to a red
Because he made contact with the head? Like I say. I think a yellow would have sufficed but it will be interesting to hear the opinion of the referees amongst us.

Nothing to do with the decision, but I feel for the Gloucester player on this occasion. It looked like a automatic reaction to someone running into his line. Not excusing the high hit.
 

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Sorry, missed it.

There was something more interesting on a different channel!
 
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