Sale v Cardiff Blues

Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by An Tarbh, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

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    You'd expect to see a much different Sale side from the one which offered so little especially in the first hour at Toulouse on Sunday.

    The Blues for their part may well have started well with the win over Quins, but at what cost, having lost Tito, Thomas, Yapp and Davis for the trip to Sale to add to what isn't a short injury list either.

    Gethin Jenkins is in contention to return for the Blues so that's something at least.
     
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  3. Blindside6

    Blindside6 Guest

    Sale team - from their website

    15 Nick Macleod
    14 Mark Cueto
    13 Andy Tuilagi
    12 Lee Thomas
    11 Ben Cohen
    10 Charlie Hodgson
    9 Dwayne Peel
    8 Sisa Koyamaibole
    7 David Seymour
    6 Carl Fearns
    5 Dean Schofield
    4 James Gaskell
    3 Eifion Lewis Roberts
    2 Marc Jones
    1 Andrew Sheridan

    16 Neil Briggs
    17 Gavin Kerr
    18 Jack Forster
    19 Sean Cox
    20 Luke Abraham
    21 Richard Wigglesworth
    22 Mathew Tait
    23 Chris Bell

    http://www.salesharks.com/news/charl...gainst-cardiff
     
  4. Blindside6

    Blindside6 Guest

    Blues team

    15 Ben Blair
    14 Leigh Halfpenny
    13 Tom Shanklin
    12 Jamie Roberts
    11 Tom James
    10 Sam Norton-Knight
    9 Richie Rees

    8 Andy Powell
    7 Robin Sowden Taylor
    6 Sam Warburton
    5 Scott Morgan
    4 Deiniol Jones
    3 Taufa'au Filise
    2 Gareth Williams
    1 Gethin Jenkins ©

    16 T Rhys Thomas
    17 Darren Morris
    18 Gary Powell
    19 Ben White
    20 Rhys Williams
    21 Gareth Cooper
    22 Ceri Sweeney
    23 Richard Mustoe

    It's going to be a very tough ask for the Blues to win this game. The whole team but particularly the forwards have been decimated by injury. This is highlighted by the fact that we have 2 hookers on the bench, TRT Thomas & Rhys Williams.
     
  5. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    Blues team, yay Gethin Jenkins is back. But Rush is missing due to the flue!

    01 Gethin Jenkins
    02 Gareth Williams
    03 Taufa'au Filise
    04 Deiniol Jones
    05 Scott Morgan
    06 Sam Warberton
    07 Robin Sowden Taylor
    08 Andy Powell

    09 Richie Rees
    10 Sam Norton Knight
    11 Leigh Halfpenny
    12 Jamie Roberts
    13 Tom Shanklin
    14 Tom James
    15 Ben Blair

    Still a good team which is perfectly capable of beating a Sale team minus stars, even away.

    Edit: beaten to it by Blindisde6
     
  6. Bluemoon

    Bluemoon Guest

    Massive, must win game if Cardiff are thinking of topping the group.

    On paper thats still a good side, only the second row is a little lightweight. We will miss Rush massively, for both his ball carrying and just his leadership in general. Still enough class there to sneak a win if the backrow provide fast ball.
     
  7. Gethin's back! Hurrah! Never seen him captain before, though.

    Neither squads look bad on paper. Peel could well be key for Sale.
     
  8. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Cardiff either win this game or can forget about qualifying. Toulouse will win this fixture for sure.
     
  9. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Peel had a great game last week, which considering the circumstances, is rather good.
    I'd be happy with a losing bonus point, i can't see us beating Cardiff, and with melon back in the scrum, we're screwed :p
     
  10. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    Blues to do everything they can to lose this probably <_< injuries are killing us atm as well.
     
  11. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Blair with a penalty, putting cardiff pinks 0 - 3 up
     
  12. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    and another, 0 - 6

    Cardiff cutting us apart, and getting too many turnovers in our half/22 =/
     
  13. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Halfpenny has missed two penalties. Perhaps it's time to go for territory instead of hoping for him to find form.

    Edit: Shut up, Speedy, he finally nails one. 3 - 9.

    Sale score a deserved try. Against the run of play slightly but their phases of play to set it up were ruthless. 8 - 9.

    Hodgson nails the conversion. 10 - 9.
     
  14. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Cardiff suck, like the rest of Wales. Sale try, woot.
     
  15. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Sale 10 - 9 Cardiff
    Andy Powell in the bin for something aswell (not got any sound on so cant hear what the ref said)
     
  16. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Will Greenwood isn't happy with Powell's yellow card as the replay shows it was for a mere push on Peel...

    James.... Worst. Knock-on. Ever.
     
  17. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Cardiff can feel hard done by. The absence of Powell leads to Sale's second try by Schofield. 15 - 9.

    That's 17 - 9 now.
     
  18. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Another try =D
    17 - 9
     
  19. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Christ. Sale running rampant at the moment. Cardiff barely preventing a third try by the skin of their teeth.

    Half time. 17 - 9.
     
  20. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Wow, wouldn't have seen this coming after last week, but hey it is a different Sale team. I'm not really paying that much attention to this one so can I ask how the game itself is going, score aside?
     
  21. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    For the first 25ish minutes Cardiff were dominating, consistently getting into our twenty two, and alot of picking through out defensive line/close to getting some tries
    Scrum seems about equal tbh, but i suppose its Jenkins' first game back in so can't really expect great things.
    Sale picked up towards the end of the second half, don't think they're really dominating (first try was a pickup and drive kind of affair, not a spectacular run), but playing about as well as cardiff, but with powell off they did hammer them a bit in the last 2-3 mins, almost getting the second try.
     
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