Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by The Alpha Bro, Mar 30, 2018.
17.30 local time.
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Lucky try. I'd love to see Scarlets lose but I want that home QF, cop on Welshies.
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.
Scarlets kick defence is non existent.
Why don't scarlets have to support their body weight at the ruck...?
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.
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.
Jaysus Botia has carried about three hundred times in this game already and made some nice hits. He'd be missed.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
That's a bullshit call, La Rochelle getting rode here.
... Game ruined as a spectacle by Pearse, we'll smash this lot if we come through Sunday.
6 minutes too late there
Ref is giving scarlets absolutely everything, but LR aren't helping themselves. Some proper bone headed decisions out there
La Rochelle look badly in need of some leadership, or at least some players capable of making decisions.
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
Make it through we will smash you off the park good boi
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