Ruckedtobits wrote:The "well respected figure in the welsh game" may have spoken too soon as that was one of the best Wesh performances in the past 12 months. The pack turned up and kept at it for the 80 minutes. The backs were back to their best and Biggar was perhaps the best player on the pitch.JB1973 wrote:Pivac had a golden spell at the scarlets for about 12 months but that was coming up for 2 years ago now and his cv suggested that was a flash in the pan, as does his time at wales so farMylesNaGapoleen wrote:north has had a few too many concussions recently. not sure why he is in.
To quote a well respected figure in the welsh game "he is a p@ssed up kiwi chancer with a decent eye for talent but he will get found out sooner rather than later"
Looks like he is going to be proven right
As previously mentioned, the refereeing and all officials involved were very poor.
I respectfully disagree, we have played far better in several matches in the last 12 months (eng and Ireland in last 6 nations, eng in world cup warm up and aus and sa in world cup spring to mind)
TBH for 70 minutes we were battered and two late trys against 13 men gave a misleading scoreline
Our scrum was poor, our defence soft and we kicked away too much ball
When we did keep in it hand we looked good and scored a superb try from the KO
I thought the ref should have looked at a possible shoulder charge on biggar in the first min (then again ken owens should have had a yellow card for his high tackle on youngs and maybe parkes on tulagi later on)
Tulagi challenge on a north given his history of head knocks was a disgrace and I hope he gets a lengthy ban , Jones should also get pulled and fined for his ridiculous 16 vs 13 man comments not acceptable from this professional gobsh_te
As for Marler, the guy is an idiot not sure if he was trying to wind up awj or if he thought he was being funny but he could also cop a ban (laws state the ban starts at 12 weeks and runs to 28 weeks for that sort of thing)
If we don't tighten up our defence (we have given 10 trys in the last 3 games) we run the very real risk of losing to Scotland next week, our scrum half is literally a turnstyle in defence and should be sent back to the regional game until he learns to tackle
On the plus side tupric has proven just how good a player he is, naividi was excellent , Tomkins is a game breaker, biggar showed his courage playing on one leg , webb looked sharp in his cameo and north had his best game for some while.
There is certainly a case to look at the north slade/tulagi incident for a penalty try if tulagi doesn't get involved north is well infield and with his size and reach he could certainly look to place the ball for a try
But as I said earlier the best side won and we can have no complaints
On a side note Tandy was much maligned by the welsh media but he went off to NSW improved his coaching skills, and has done v well with Scotland as defence they have conceded only 4 trys in 4 tests in this 6 nations campaign good for him