Pre-Season "friendlies"

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by robbinho, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. robbinho

    robbinho Guest

    Sounds as if the off-season has been a touch frustrating at kingsholm and Headingley. From the BBC:

    Hazell sees red in friendly brawl


    Gloucester's England flanker Andy Hazell and Leeds counterpart Richard Parks were both sent off after a 22-man brawl in a pre-season friendly.
    The duo were dismissed after the mass fight in the first minute of the game at the Issoire tournament in France.

    Gloucester trio Patrice Collazo, Rob Elloway and Adam Eustace and Patrice Collazo were also yellow-carded.

    But they won 33-19 to claim third place after a 21-18 loss to Castres. Leeds also lost 34-27 to Clermont Auvergne.

    Also worth noting that Patrice Collazo appears to be two men, altohugh the French do breed their props big....
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  3. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    These friendlies main purpose is team training. They train every compartiment of the game, including brawling.
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Parks and Hazell trying to kill each other...

    Does life get any sweeter! [​IMG]
  5. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    I find that the funny thing is although French have quite a bad fame when it comes to discipline, this time it was up to the brittons who gave the bad example.
  6. All countries/nations have bad moments sometimes, especially NZ AB in the tours, they seemed to try and cheat in most aspects of the game.
  7. drico

    drico Guest

    Can't wait to see Munster take on Leicester and Northampton, we will be looking to reek revenge on Northampton after their one point defeat of us at twickenham in that fateful HC final, and hopefully we can give Leicester another good thraship, after beating them 20-7, last time we played them in the 2003 Heineken Cup
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Not still bitter are you! [​IMG]
  9. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    You should hear one of my friends still going on about Neil Back.
  10. harrison2468

    harrison2468 Guest

    Lol! That was legendary!
  11. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Ahem, *gets in singing practice*

    "Same-old Leices-ter,
    Al-ways Cheet-ing..."
  12. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    Leinster have announced their squad for the pre-season friendly against Parma in Naas on Saturday:

    Forwards (16)
    Emmett Byrne, Will Green, John Lyne, John Wickham, Ronan McCormack, Keith Tait, David Blaney, Conor Geoghegan, Adam Byrnes, Ben Gissing, Niall Ronan, Jamie Heaslip, Ciaran Potts, Stephen Bradshaw, Rob Connolly, Simon Crawford

    Backs (14)
    Guy Easterby, Brian O'Meara, Brian O'Riordan, Christian Warner, David McAllister, Felipe Contepomi, Eoghan Hickey, James Norton, Gary Brown, Brendan Burke, Robert Kearney, Ross McCarron, Greg Stafford, Dermot O'Sullivan

    Good few young players in there and 2 who went to my school.
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