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Hope we completely throw this game,
Missing 7 forwards of our first choice 23 and two others playing through injury (Schonert: foot, EvR: Shoulder) - whole team looks absolutely knackered by the 30min mark because we can't rest, or sub, anyone because we don't have any other senior players left

Just throw the academy in
 
Hope we completely throw this game,
Missing 7 forwards of our first choice 23 and two others playing through injury (Schonert: foot, EvR: Shoulder) - whole team looks absolutely knackered by the 30min mark because we can't rest, or sub, anyone because we don't have any other senior players left

Just throw the academy in
The 24 team Heineken Cup watching the Champions Cup:

 
The English and French watching the Celts shoehorn South African teams into the European Cups

I think the entirety Goodfellas would have been better to use there. How selfish and short sighted decisions come back to bite etc…

The "what do you mean I'm funny" scene will be way less entertaining when it's just Joe Marler asking himself the question and immediately agreeing though.
 
I think the entirety Goodfellas would have been better to use there. How selfish and short sighted decisions come back to bite etc…

The "what do you mean I'm funny" scene will be way less entertaining when it's just Joe Marler asking himself the question and immediately agreeing though.
Everyone when then PooRC demand yet another SA side joins the Challenge Cup at the expense of growing the game in Europe
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Sale Sharks Starting XV:

15. Telusa Veainu, 14. Alex Wills, 13. Sam James, 12. Sam Bedlow, 11. Arron Reed, 10. Rob du Preez, 9. Gus Warr 1. Ross Harrison, 2. Agustin Creevy, 3. James Harper 4. Ben Bamber, 5. Jonny Hill, 6. Sam Dugdale, 7. Ben Curry ©, 8. Josh Beaumont.

Replacements:

16. Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17. Tumy Onasanya, 18. Asher Opoku-Fordjour, 19. Rouban Birch, 20. Tommy Taylor, 21. Nye Thomas, 22. Tom Curtis, 23. Rekeiti Ma'asi-White.


Partly rotated, partly scraping the barrell - would've preferred Woodman covering the backrow instead of Taylor, and also would've preferred Nye to start
Hopefully Curtis gets some good minutes. Looking forward to seeing Wills, as well




DHL Stormers:
15 Damian Willemse, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Ben-Jason Dixon, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 Ruben van Heerden, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Andre-Hugo Venter, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Connor Evans, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Nama Xaba, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Warrick Gelant.
 
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Jesus this is the first thing we've been able to play anything approaching full strength in a good while. Still fairly callow on the bench though, but still a whole lot better than it's been.
 


HB the big talking point, correct decision made to drop him after the Ulster game. Prendergast continues to be sheltered a bit, I actually think he's been the steadiest 10 so far in his limited opportunities but the level of protection makes a lot of sense when you compare to HB.

Presume Ryan is still getting back up to speed fully. I reckon Tommy O'Brien starts if fully fit also.

Great to see Lowe back, very much needed.

Looking forward to heading to Lansdown le for this tomorrow, only the second time we've played Stade this millennium!
 
Sunday, 1.00pm
Ref: Andrea Piardi (ITA)
TJs: Federico Vedovelli (ITA) & Filippo Russo (ITA)
TMO: Matteo Liperini (ITA)

Bath:
1. Obano
2. Dunn
3. Du Toit
4. Roux
5. Ewels
6. Van Velze
7. Reid
8. Barbeary

09. Spencer
10. Russell
11. Muir
12. Redpath
13. Lawrence
14. Cokanasiga
15. De Glanville

16. Annett, 17. Schoeman, 18. Stuart, 19. Stooke, 20. Bayliss, 23. Cloete
21. Schreuder, 22. Harris

Racing 92:
1. Holingaa
2. Chat
3. Laclayat
4. Woki
5. Rowlands
6. Lauret
7. Kolisi
8. Kamikamicha

09. Le Garrec
10. Gibert
11. Arundell
12. Chavancy
13. Fickou
14. Habosi
15. Spring

16. Tarrit, 17. Ben Arous, 18. Nyakane, 19. Palu, 20. Baudonne
21. Diallo, 22. Tedder, 23. Saili

ETA: I think that's right, team announcement is in a terrible font, and zoomed way out.
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Strong enough team. A bit of rotation but not too much.

Really happy to see Hepburn getting a start in a big game. He's too good of a player to be sat in at 3rd choice behind Sio and Abuladze. Kinda hope he leaves and gets himself a regular starting berth in elsewhere.
 
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Strong enough team. A bit of rotation but not too much.

Really happy to see Hepburn getting a start in a big game. He's too good of a player to be sat in at 3rd choice behind Sio and Abuladze. Kinda hope he leaves and gets himself a regular starting berth in elsewhere.
Rare start for O'Loughlin? Haven't heard much of him since the move.
 
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Strong enough team. A bit of rotation but not too much.

Really happy to see Hepburn getting a start in a big game. He's too good of a player to be sat in at 3rd choice behind Sio and Abuladze. Kinda hope he leaves and gets himself a regular starting berth in elsewhere.
Forgot Postlethwaite was with you! Is this his debut?
 

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