[Champions Cup 2018] Quarter Final - Scarlets v Stade Rochelais

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  1. The Alpha Bro

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    17.30 local time.

    Teams named, go find em if you care!
     
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    Lucky try. I'd love to see Scarlets lose but I want that home QF, cop on Welshies.
     
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    Serious bit if luck on those two kicks, but Scarlets were naive to the kicks too. Halfpenny has pulled it back to a one point game. Two teams I reckon won't win it but this should be a good game.
     
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    Scarlets kick defence is non existent.
     
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    Why don't scarlets have to support their body weight at the ruck...?
     
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    Scarlets look really comfortable without the ball, except when dealing with kicks which is hardly a La Rochelle strength. Scarlets lucky to get the penalty there, but Byrne and Co will get a lot of chances to turnover if their defence stays this nasty.
     
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    Yeah he had so much time, not sure why he even went off his feet he could have had two or three goes at it.
     
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    Jaysus Botia has carried about three hundred times in this game already and made some nice hits. He'd be missed.
     
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    These playing the 9 calls are getting ridiculous
    He was part of the ruck, just cause he IS the 9 doesn't mean he's untouchable
     
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    Despite the fact that I have played a lot of rugby at 9, and probably will play there next year, not being allowed to play the nine while otherwise fairly coming through the ruck is a dim rule.
     
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    Well if the nine doesn't have the ball why bother. You're essentially clearing a man beyond the ruck who doesn't have the ball.
    And I'm saying this as someone who loves seeing Scrum halves hit.
     
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    Its not like the 9 is standing way off the ball, a good one is always hovering over it and is essentially part of the ruck. If there was a clear disconnect from the ruck to the 9 sure its a penalty but that's rarer than rare.
     
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    Aye, often the difference between the 9 being over the ball ready to pass and over the ball as part of the ruck is a matter of leaning forward a couple of inches

    Like the penalty earlier where the scarlets 9 went to play the ball, saw his man get cleared out so joined the ruck to protect the ball, Got cleared out and then won a penalty for basically joining the ruck
     
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    That's a bullshit call, La Rochelle getting rode here.
     
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    ... Game ruined as a spectacle by Pearse, we'll smash this lot if we come through Sunday.
     
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    6 minutes too late there
     
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    Ref is giving scarlets absolutely everything, but LR aren't helping themselves. Some proper bone headed decisions out there
     
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    La Rochelle look badly in need of some leadership, or at least some players capable of making decisions.
     
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    Just watched the game after a few beers obviously ! We never looked like we would lose this , I’m really greatful that La Rochelle played typical French wasteful rugby but all the same we deserved this and will not be denied ! Saracens or Leinster who care bring em on
     
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    Make it through we will smash you off the park good boi
     
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