Glasgow v Biarritz

Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by An Tarbh, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

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    There's 1 change to the Glasgow side which picked up the win away to the Cardiff Blues last Saturday with Chris Cussiter returning at scrum half.

    Ayoola Erinle and Florian Faure return to the Biarritz side for this trip to Firhill.

    Glasgow: 15 Bernardo Stortoni, 14 Rob Dewey, 13 Dave McCall, 12 Graeme Morrison, 11 Thom Evans, 10 Dan Parks, 9 Chris Cusiter, 1 Jon Welsh, 2 Dougie Hall, 3 Moray Low, 4 Tim Barker, 5 Alastair Kellock CAPTAIN, 6 Richie Vernon, 7 John Barclay, 8 Johnnie Beattie

    Replacements: 16 Pat MacArthur, 17 Ed Kalman, 18 Kevin Tkachuk, 19 Dan Turner, 20 Kelly Brown, 21 Hefin O'Hare, 22 Colin Gregor, 23 DTH van der Merwe

    Biarritz: 15 Bosch, 14 Ngwenya, 13 Erinle, 12 Traille, 11 Brusque, 10 Peyrelongue, 9 Yachvili, 1 Coetzee, 2 Terrain, 3 Johnstone, 4 Thion CAPTAIN, 5 Taele, 6 Lund, 7 Harinordoquy, 8 Faure

    Replacements: 16 August, 17 Barcella, 18 Moala, 19 Carizza, 20 Lauret, 21 Courrent, 22 Tranier, 23 Lesgourgues
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  3. Juan VdS

    Juan VdS Guest

    This is going to be a great game. I knew Jack Isaac and Jean-Michel Gonzalez would pick Chelo Bosch over Brusque; I'm curious as to whether Marcelo will be able to perform as well as he did against Perpignan. Together with Ngwenya and Brusque they make a fearsome back three. Thion's been doing fine too, so Barker and Kellock will have to bring their A game to secure line out balls.

    I'm not so confident about Imanol Harinordoquy though. To me he is more of an eightman -- anyway Biarritz's back row has been impressive so far, so why change it?

    And I'd like to see Carizza getting some decent game time; I haven't seen much of him lately and since he's our first choice lock (with Albacete), Argentina's head coach will be attentive to his performance.

    Go Biarritz!
  4. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Lund pounces on loose ball to put Biarritz ahead with the first try. 15 - 19.
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Parks with a drop to reduce the lead to just 1,

    19-18 Biarritz 59 mins.
  6. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Tense finish. Fair dues to Glasgow, but Biarritz very pro, especially with the shove on that last scrum.

    Parkes making bad decisions again, but Glasgow's 15 looks very lively.

    What's the rule when a defender and attacker get downward pressure over the try line at the same time? Can't remember seeing that before.
  7. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    they seem to think on sky that lund had his hand on the ball before the Glasgow player even though both had their hands on it when it was grounded.
  8. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Oct 11 2009, 04:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Yeah, I heard McGeechan say that. Makes sense, I guess, but was that what decided it for the TMO?
  9. crispy

    crispy Guest

    Jonnie Beattie played very well. If he keeps playing like that he'll be the Scotland no. 8 for the AI's.
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