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Ruckedtobits
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Toulouse win Top14 quarter-final with all eight forwards replaced in second half.

Racing 92 beaten in Top14 quarter-final as they only replace seven forwards in second half.

The game has changed but the French League has made a mockery out of the fifteen-a-side game.
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Do you mean forwards who were taken off being bought back on after a while on the bench?
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Ruckedtobits wrote: June 12th, 2022, 10:58 pm Toulouse win Top14 quarter-final with all eight forwards replaced in second half.

Racing 92 beaten in Top14 quarter-final as they only replace seven forwards in second half.

The game has changed but the French League has made a mockery out of the fifteen-a-side game.
Could not agree more. The eight man bench has been in play for more than a decade and it is taken for granted, but it has changed rugby for the worse.

These are Toulouse's forward changes [alone]:

21' Cros [No6] off, Flament [No19] on
51' Mauvaka [No2] off, Marchand [No16] on
53' Baille [No1] off, Ainu'u [No17] on
58' Ri. Arnold [No5] off, Meafou [No18] on
61' Elstadt [No7] off, Tolofua [No20] on
61' Aldegheri [No3] off, Vallez [No23] on
66' Ro. Arnold [No4] off, Elstadt [No7] on
77' Mallez [No23] off, Aldeghiri [No3] on
79' Jelonch [No8] off, Mauvaka [No2] on

Literally subbed off every member of their pack in an 80 minute game.
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hugonaut wrote: June 13th, 2022, 10:43 am
Ruckedtobits wrote: June 12th, 2022, 10:58 pm Toulouse win Top14 quarter-final with all eight forwards replaced in second half.

Racing 92 beaten in Top14 quarter-final as they only replace seven forwards in second half.

The game has changed but the French League has made a mockery out of the fifteen-a-side game.
Could not agree more. The eight man bench has been in play for more than a decade and it is taken for granted, but it has changed rugby for the worse.

These are Toulouse's forward changes [alone]:

21' Cros [No6] off, Flament [No19] on
51' Mauvaka [No2] off, Marchand [No16] on
53' Baille [No1] off, Ainu'u [No17] on
58' Ri. Arnold [No5] off, Meafou [No18] on
61' Elstadt [No7] off, Tolofua [No20] on
61' Aldegheri [No3] off, Vallez [No23] on
66' Ro. Arnold [No4] off, Elstadt [No7] on
77' Mallez [No23] off, Aldeghiri [No3] on
79' Jelonch [No8] off, Mauvaka [No2] on

Literally subbed off every member of their pack in an 80 minute game.
There's a very simple and obvious solution to this sort of abuse.
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