Champions Cup 15/16 - SF1 (Saracens vs Wasps)

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  1. TRF_Olyy

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  3. Stumpy

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    15 Alex Goode
    14 Chris Ashton
    13 Duncan Taylor
    12 Brad Barritt (C)
    11 Chris Wyles
    10 Owen Farrell
    9 Richard Wigglesworth
    1 Mako Vunipola
    2 Schalk Brits
    3 Petrus du Plessis
    4 Maro Itoje
    5 George Kruis
    6 Michael Rhodes
    7 Will Fraser
    8 Billy Vunipola

    16 Jared Saunders
    17 Richard Barrington
    18 Titi Lamositele
    19 Jim Hamilton
    20 Jackson Wray
    21 Neil de Kock
    22 Charlie Hodgson
    23 Marcelo Bosch
     
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    Wasps’ team to take on Saracens in the European Semi Final this Saturday
    15. Charles Piutau
    14. Christian Wade
    13. Elliot Daly
    12. Siale Piutau
    11. Frank Halai
    10. Jimmy Gopperth
    9. Dan Robson
    1. Matt Mullan
    2. Carlo Festuccia
    3. Lorenzo Cittadini
    4. Joe Launchbury
    5. Bradley Davies
    6. James Haskell (c)
    7. George Smith
    8. Nathan Hughes

    Replacements
    16. Ashley Johnson
    17. Simon McIntyre
    18. Phil Swainston
    19. Sam Jones
    20. Thomas Young
    21. Joe Simpson
    22. Ruaridh Jackson
    23. Rob Miller

    Looks like both sides have their strong sides out. Hoping this game will a good 'un
     
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    Only 16,500 tickets sold, how disappointing. I think ticket price probably played a big roll in that.​Whoever wins will have to fork out even more as ticket prices for the final are looking even worse!
     
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    Sarries can't give these tickets away for their usual quantity not quality!!!
     
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    The whole European competition's been a big subdued this year, but looking forward to this. Hughes v Binny is a great sub plot.
     
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    WC and six nations means there's been a lot of rugby this year.
     
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    100%.
     
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    Sky made a big mistake not having any build up to this game at all.

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    Robson for England
     
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    What a start!
     
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    Nice of wasps to bring 16,000 fans

    Sounds like the Saracens chants are being made through the PA to me.
     
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    Good call imo
     
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    I think that is harsh myself
     
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    It was the right call.

    Ashton had no intention of getting the ball and runs his shoulder into Halai.
     
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    Nah, the shoulder to shoulder thing allows to compete for space in the process of trying to get the ball.

    Ashton tried to push him, and then regather the ball - two actions.
     
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    Perhaps, but that sort of thing isn't punished very often. At full speed it looked fine to me. Anyway, good for the contest Sarries have to chase the game.
     
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    Another great call

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    Mostly because players don't do it because it's dull.
     
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    Bad try to give away. Not Fazlet's day so far though.
     
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    I really wish Stuart Barnes would just stop.

    Saracens might just win this by boring us to death.
     
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    Itoje and Robson have really impressed so far. Both Vunipolas have done well, and am looking forward to seeing more from Hughes. I like what Wade brings with his speed etc but I just don't see him as a good all round footballer which I think is a quality all England international backs should have. The only way I'd like to see him tour is if its at the expense of Ashton who really is a proper jeb end. Hes just got one of those faces. His glory-seeking, tackle shy, soccer player mentality permeates through into everything he does. Anybody else notice him collapsing after taking a high ball rather than move and risk taking the hit, even with Wigglesworth obstructing Hughes? Bringing Ashton would be a waste of a touring spot and I've seen nothing so far that would suggest otherwise.
     
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