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Jer1cho

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http://www.thetimes.co.za/Sport/Article.aspx?id=926745

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Club rugby team Coventry Saracens lost 194-3 at the weekend, a record for an English league match.
They were beaten by Alcester in the Midlands Six West (South East) division after they took the field with only eight players because of selection problems.
Saracens contained three front-row forwards and another capable of playing in the front row, which meant Saturday’s game was, remarkably, completed without the need for uncontested scrums and no league regulations were breached.

Alcester captain Scott Carmichael was impressed that the fixture went ahead.
“We dropped three forwards out of the scrum to make it five against three in the scrums, but all credit to Coventry Saracens for honouring the fixture,†said Carmichael .
“A lot of clubs would have cried off, but they turned up and insisted that the game went ahead.
“They have gone up in our estimation and we appreciated their efforts.â€

Alcester ran in 32 tries to improve their promotion chances and surpassed the previous highest score in a game in England, 177-3 set by Norwich in a Norfolk Cup match against Eccles and Attleborough 13 years ago.

Alcester’s total was still well short of the world-record score of 350-0 set by French third division side Lavardac against Vergt in 1984.
Vergt, who conceded a seemingly astonishing 66 tries, which were then valued at four points each, offered only minimal resistance in protest at having four players suspended.
The previous week they were beaten 236-0 by Gujan Mestras in similar circumstances.[/b]

Thats ridiculous. Look at that other record though! 350-0!!!! :eek: I reckon if all of us had to make a rugby team we wouldn't even lose by that much.
 
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Fa'atau82

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Team TRF!

Well, we can field 1 Indonesian international flanker and the awesome Nate Rowlan. That's probably enough to beat Monaco. If Niue can field a team with a population of just 1,700..
 
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cyRil

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:D
Apparently the game has now been declared null and void, due to there only being three forwards in the scrum.
 
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candybum

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jer1cho @ Jan 28 2009, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Club rugby team Coventry Saracens lost 194-3 at the weekend, a record for an English league match.
They were beaten by Alcester in the Midlands Six West (South East) division after they took the field with only eight players because of selection problems.
Saracens contained three front-row forwards and another capable of playing in the front row, which meant Saturday's game was, remarkably, completed without the need for uncontested scrums and no league regulations were breached.

Alcester captain Scott Carmichael was impressed that the fixture went ahead.
"We dropped three forwards out of the scrum to make it five against three in the scrums, but all credit to Coventry Saracens for honouring the fixture," said Carmichael .
"A lot of clubs would have cried off, but they turned up and insisted that the game went ahead.
"They have gone up in our estimation and we appreciated their efforts."

Alcester ran in 32 tries to improve their promotion chances and surpassed the previous highest score in a game in England, 177-3 set by Norwich in a Norfolk Cup match against Eccles and Attleborough 13 years ago.

Alcester's total was still well short of the world-record score of 350-0 set by French third division side Lavardac against Vergt in 1984.
Vergt, who conceded a seemingly astonishing 66 tries, which were then valued at four points each, offered only minimal resistance in protest at having four players suspended.
The previous week they were beaten 236-0 by Gujan Mestras in similar circumstances.[/b]

Thats ridiculous. Look at that other record though! 350-0!!!! :eek: I reckon if all of us had to make a rugby team we wouldn't even lose by that much.


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Yeah i read that the losing team were in protest over the suspensions so they just did not tackle (in protest) during the game lol
 
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gingergenius

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jer1cho @ Jan 28 2009, 06:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Club rugby team Coventry Saracens lost 194-3 at the weekend, a record for an English league match.
They were beaten by Alcester in the Midlands Six West (South East) division after they took the field with only eight players because of selection problems.
Saracens contained three front-row forwards and another capable of playing in the front row, which meant Saturday’s game was, remarkably, completed without the need for uncontested scrums and no league regulations were breached.

Alcester captain Scott Carmichael was impressed that the fixture went ahead.
“We dropped three forwards out of the scrum to make it five against three in the scrums, but all credit to Coventry Saracens for honouring the fixture,†said Carmichael .
“A lot of clubs would have cried off, but they turned up and insisted that the game went ahead.
“They have gone up in our estimation and we appreciated their efforts.â€

Alcester ran in 32 tries to improve their promotion chances and surpassed the previous highest score in a game in England, 177-3 set by Norwich in a Norfolk Cup match against Eccles and Attleborough 13 years ago.

Alcester’s total was still well short of the world-record score of 350-0 set by French third division side Lavardac against Vergt in 1984.
Vergt, who conceded a seemingly astonishing 66 tries, which were then valued at four points each, offered only minimal resistance in protest at having four players suspended.
The previous week they were beaten 236-0 by Gujan Mestras in similar circumstances.[/b]

Thats ridiculous. Look at that other record though! 350-0!!!! :eek: I reckon if all of us had to make a rugby team we wouldn't even lose by that much.
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Sorry to stereotype, but losing 350-0 as a protest is a very French thing to do.
 

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