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Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

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La Rochelle looked great last night - lots of pace, incredible size, some very tidy footballers and very well-coached by Jono and ROG. Basically, they're exactly what you would want from a team.

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hugonaut wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:03 pm
La Rochelle looked great last night - lots of pace, incredible size, some very tidy footballers and very well-coached by Jono and ROG. Basically, they're exactly what you would want from a team.
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hugonaut wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:03 pm
La Rochelle looked great last night - lots of pace, incredible size, some very tidy footballers and very well-coached by Jono and ROG. Basically, they're exactly what you would want from a team.
Clermont the opposite
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April 3rd, 2021, 1:03 pm
Clermont defending like they've never seen a dummy runner before
The game looks like clermont are having a bad day and wasps have been able to capitalise. I would think you’d prefer to see clermont knocked out cause they can play much better than this

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Theleinsterlad wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:10 pm
cormac wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 1:03 pm
Clermont defending like they've never seen a dummy runner before
The game looks like clermont are having a bad day and wasps have been able to capitalise. I would think you’d prefer to see clermont knocked out cause they can play much better than this
No, they can't. Thats how good they are. A combination of those two teams couldn't win a goldfish at a carnival.
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Dave Cahill wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:28 pm
Theleinsterlad wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:10 pm
cormac wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 1:03 pm
Clermont defending like they've never seen a dummy runner before
The game looks like clermont are having a bad day and wasps have been able to capitalise. I would think you’d prefer to see clermont knocked out cause they can play much better than this
No, they can't. Thats how good they are. A combination of those two teams couldn't win a goldfish at a carnival.
Think your being too harsh on clermont if they click they are devastating and can run tries in for fun

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Dave Cahill wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:28 pm
Theleinsterlad wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:10 pm
cormac wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 1:03 pm
Clermont defending like they've never seen a dummy runner before
The game looks like clermont are having a bad day and wasps have been able to capitalise. I would think you’d prefer to see clermont knocked out cause they can play much better than this
No, they can't. Thats how good they are. A combination of those two teams couldn't win a goldfish at a carnival.
Yep. Even when they were at their peak I always thought Clermont were beatable. This current lot aren't close to that team.
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Theleinsterlad wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:28 pm
Theleinsterlad wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:10 pm
The game looks like clermont are having a bad day and wasps have been able to capitalise. I would think you’d prefer to see clermont knocked out cause they can play much better than this
No, they can't. Thats how good they are. A combination of those two teams couldn't win a goldfish at a carnival.
Think your being too harsh on clermont if they click they are devastating and can run tries in for fun
They can't defend for toffee.

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Is it to early to call it...

Edit: joking of course but Toulouse look on it.
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hugonaut wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 2:03 pm
La Rochelle looked great last night - lots of pace, incredible size, some very tidy footballers and very well-coached by Jono and ROG. Basically, they're exactly what you would want from a team.
Seemed to fade for a while before finishing Glos off. Would have won by 30 if they were a bit more clinical

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2 Earsl tries in five minutes and against the run of play. Munster could do this!!!

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Great game so far. All the games have been very good actually but this one looks a step up in quality.
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Munster under-resourcing their rucks thereby coughing up possession and penos.....

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Munster playing so much better today than they did last week. Deallande looks different player

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HT: 16-9

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Theleinsterlad wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 3:48 pm
Munster playing so much better today than they did last week. Deallande looks different player
He reminded me of de Villiers playing against us last week: sh!t. Today he's not just a bosh merchant but he's playing smart too.
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Toulouse have played some amazing rugby but they’re really flattering to deceive. For all the good play they couldn’t score a try and barely got the ball to Kolbe. I wonder if they put so much effort into keeping the ball alive and taking any opportunity to make a yard or two that they then just run out of players a phase or two later. Munster clearly targeting turnovers when Toulouse catch high balls too. Instead of just catching it and waiting for support they look to go forward when they hit the ground and it means they get isolated.

Nice to see Munster playing some rugby though, two excellent tries.

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fourthirtythree wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 3:55 pm
Theleinsterlad wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 3:48 pm
Munster playing so much better today than they did last week. Deallande looks different player
He reminded me of de Villiers playing against us last week: sh!t. Today he's not just a bosh merchant but he's playing smart too.
He teaming up with earls really well, loading down kolbes channel

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fourthirtythree wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 3:55 pm
Theleinsterlad wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 3:48 pm
Munster playing so much better today than they did last week. Deallande looks different player
He reminded me of de Villiers playing against us last week: sh!t. Today he's not just a bosh merchant but he's playing smart too.
Lots of similarities. de Villiers got stung by criticism but came good. Then didn’t hang around.

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LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Toulouse have played some amazing rugby but they’re really flattering to deceive. For all the good play they couldn’t score a try and barely got the ball to Kolbe. I wonder if they put so much effort into keeping the ball alive and taking any opportunity to make a yard or two that they then just run out of players a phase or two later. Munster clearly targeting turnovers when Toulouse catch high balls too. Instead of just catching it and waiting for support they look to go forward when they hit the ground and it means they get isolated.

Nice to see Munster playing some rugby though, two excellent tries.
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