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Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: Comeonmylovers.co.uk (IP Logged)
Date: 09 January, 2019 07:26

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Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Posted by: Clarkey3k (IP Logged)
Date: 09 January, 2019 08:53

An opportunity to rest and rotate this weekend so a couple of other changes for me; Bayliss for Flow & Cook for Chudley. Thanks PGT...



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Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 09 January, 2019 10:08

I would have Levi Douglas in there somewhere - he has looked good whenever I have seen him this year.



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Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Posted by: Rawce (IP Logged)
Date: 09 January, 2019 12:03

When it comes to selection, would we and Wasps enter some kind of agreement that we'll give as much game time to those who've not played much so far this season (but are registered)?

Or will we go for the momentum/feel good factor of a win approach?

Actually, the Wasps injuries may effectively pick their team and we adjust accordingly.

I'm going for a mixed balance of the above with a win not guaranteed, but very useful considering how our season has gone so far.

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 January, 2019 11:41

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What Todd Blackadder wants from Bath Rugby's dead rubbers

"We want to give guys opportunities, continue to grow and be better so that a lot of the basics are embedded well before we have a break (January 26-27).

"The next two games are about creating and confirming what our DNA is. Then we want to freshen up and have a really good break, send the guys away from each other.




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Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Posted by: Rawce (IP Logged)
Date: 10 January, 2019 12:44

Also says we'll be hitting Glaws in the cup hard I guess to build momentum.

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Posted by: Optimist (IP Logged)
Date: 10 January, 2019 15:26

Give Attwood, Stooke and Louw a rest IMO - just no point in risking them. Mercer could use a bit of game time. Start Cook or Green rather than Chudley. Give Roko a rest - he looks like he could do with a bit of time to work on his conditioning without the risk of injury.

I would have thought that we could play a 2nd team for this game without attracting any sort of opprobrium, but the following week against Toulouse we might be a bit more under the microscope given that our result could impact on final standing of Toulouse/Leinster.

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Posted by: Bath Hammer (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 11:11

I have to admit to some disinterest in this game, even more so than for a pre-season friendly when you are full of anticipation & optimism. The 3 main aims would seem to be :- (1) avoid injuries - if possible (2) play with structure & fluency (3) protect vital players (4) win.



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Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Posted by: abendanon-anon-anon (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 11:18

Tricky one to predict - what do both teams want out of the game. As Bath Hammer, I don't think either will be throwing the kitchen sink at it. Launchbury, Hughes, Daly & Robson will want to put themselves in the shop window for the up coming 6Ns as will Faletau and Mercer for Bath

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Posted by: Eastbath (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:01

15. Darren Atkins

14. Tom Homer

13. Max Clark

12. Max Wright

11. Aled Brew

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Max Green

1. Jacques van Rooyen

2. Jack Walker

3. Max Lahiff

4. Elliott Stooke

5. Luke Charteris (c)

6. Taulupe Faletau

7. Josh Bayliss

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Michael van Vuuren

17. Lucas Noguera

18. Sam Nixon

19. Dave Attwood

20. Francois Louw

21. Chris Cook

22. Alex Davies

23. Jackson Willison

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: Optimist (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:04

Zhvania
Cruse
Stuart
Launchbury
Rowlands
Shields
Young
Hughes
Robson
Sopoaga
De Jongh
Campagnaro
Bassett
Neal
Miller


.... we are going to get absolutely humped!

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: P G Tips (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:05

Good to see Faletau back.

Fair bit of rotation - let's also see what Homer, Clark, Green, Cook, Bayliss and Noguera have to offer.

PG

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: bathwickboy (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:06

Wasps team to face Bath Rugby at The Rec on Saturday 12 January (kick-off 3.15pm)

Wasps (First-team appearances)
15 Rob Miller (92)
14 Ross Neal (8)
13 Michele Campagnaro (4)
12 Juan de Jongh (37)
11 Josh Bassett (92)
10 Lima Sopoaga (15)
9 Dan Robson (93)
1 Zurabi Zhvania (14)
2 Tom Cruse (50)
3 Will Stuart (23)
4 Joe Launchbury (c) (133)
5 Will Rowlands (64)
6 Brad Shields (8)
7 Thomas Young (101)
8 Nathan Hughes (117)

Replacements
16 Antonio Harris (13)
17 Ben Harris (35)
18 Jake Cooper-Woolley (122)
19 Charlie Matthews (8)
20 Nizaam Carr (24)
21 Craig Hampson (26)
22 Billy Searle (9)
23 Gaby Lovobalavu (2

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: bathwickboy (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:07

Ooops apologies, did not notice that Wasps team was already posted above.

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: P G Tips (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:09

They are obviously taking it seriously!

PG

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: Optimist (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:09

I mean, it's a pretty decent side (on paper - usual caveat) for a 2nd XV, excepting Faletau and Mercer.

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: ballsout (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:11

Long day ahead

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:24

Meh. As long as they enjoy themselves, that's the main thing.



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Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: Rokoholic (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:26

I wonder why they’ve fielded such a strong team? Perhaps Robson, Launchbury, Shields, Young & Hughes habe asked for final auditions ahead of 6N squad announcements.

I actually think it will be a pretty even game. You would hope a lot of our XV will be chomping at the bit.

Will be good to see Stuart play if it’s true we’re looking to sign him!

Re: Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps -TEAM UP!
Posted by: guernseyfan (IP Logged)
Date: 11 January, 2019 12:31

Is this team at Peak Max?

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