Aviva Premiership: something exciting happens

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Ruckedtobits wrote: June 5th, 2021, 8:03 pm
LeinsterLeader wrote: June 5th, 2021, 4:56 pm Anybody watching the end of the Leicester/Bristol game? :shock:

That......was ....Insane :D

Pure theatre. There could be repercussions against Lam, Afoa, Wigglesworth, Hughes, Genge.............or nobody. I started to describe what had occurred a while ago to a mate but it was too complex. You've really got to see it to get the reality of how crazy it was when the final whistle went on 90 minutes.
Absolute bananas! I tried explaining it to my son and just ended up rewinding it to the 'Yellow Card' and letting it play from there. It was even better the second time :D
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Another instance of a nonsense rule that allows losing 1 card to leave a side 2 down and that then puts huge pressure on players to play hurt or in the wrong position, usually for scrums with the most force behind them.

Uncontested scrums do less damage to the spectacle and the integrity of the competition.
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ronk wrote: June 5th, 2021, 9:02 pm Another instance of a nonsense rule that allows losing 1 card to leave a side 2 down and that then puts huge pressure on players to play hurt or in the wrong position, usually for scrums with the most force behind them.

Uncontested scrums do less damage to the spectacle and the integrity of the competition.
Think you’ve missed the point here ronk.

The whole issue is that Lam clearly lied about Afoa being injured. What you’ve said might be an issue at times but really don’t think it’s relevant today.

Lam tried to pull a fast one thinking that he would avoid a contested scrum and keep 14 on the field. Not only that but he tried to pressurise the ref in a way that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. It was cheating, plain and simple.
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It was very bloodgatey. Ref and touchjudge need time have a think about how they let that win out. Really didn’t think the ball was out in the last scrum, but if in any doubt at all I’d really have been leaning against Bristol.
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Yeah, you'd think Lam would have to be in trouble over his part. on what grounds though I'm not sure.

Bristol, to a man looked, very sheepish at the end!
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Fan with smartphone wrote: June 5th, 2021, 9:23 pm It was very bloodgatey. Ref and touchjudge need time have a think about how they let that win out. Really didn’t think the ball was out in the last scrum, but if in any doubt at all I’d really have been leaning against Bristol.
Agree on the scrum and think they should have been expecting some kind of issue there, thought it was obvious that the tension running high meant that something was likely to happen so they should have been ready to take a breath and make sure the game was really over, but I also think they deserve credit for how they handled the Lam situation. It wasn’t easy but they made sure they got everything clear and explained it for both the teams and people watching.
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Not exactly the right thread for it but Dan Kelly is in the England squad.

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The cheats won the first leg away to the travel agents 0-60, so that's that then.
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Don’t they also have had to comply with the salary cap last season too or did they come in with COVID cuts.?
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Dave Cahill wrote: June 13th, 2021, 9:02 pm The cheats won the first leg away to the travel agents 0-60, so that's that then.
They also won the second leg 57-15, for an aggregate score of 117-15
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19-14 to Quins at H/T. Putting it up to the Chiefs. Good game.
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Premiership ringfencing brought in until 2023/24 season.

Winner of 2021/22 Championship will get promoted (ground dependent). In 2022/23 season- no side will be relegated from or promoted to the new 14-team Premiership. A play-off in the 2023/24 season between the club finishing bottom of the Premiership and the winner of the Championship (ground dependent again).

Ealing favourites to be promoted in 2021/22 - would need to find a ground to play in if they got up - based in West London, plenty of football stadia available surely?

Via @chrisjonespress on twitter.
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Still feels like ring fencing through the back door, shame really as I always liked the thought that anyone could have a go if they are good enough, a bit like the FA cup in soccer.
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