I turned up just as BS scored their last points, and from then on it was largely one-way traffic with Cov scoring freely. Some eyecatching performances out there too from several of the Dev lads.
Sale were interesting. A big side (physically) and they surely wouldn't look out of place in League 1. We had to wear them down somewhat, to be fair, and if our defence wasn't absolutely top-notch, they might have given us quite a few problems. With the addition of a stand-off that didn't need quite so much time they might have done better.
Cov's scrummage, too, was superb, and the pack in general were rarely troubled. There are still things to work on, but with a little more finessing, I really can't see Cov being relegated this season.
Obviously Mose and Plymouth will be racing away at the top, eh?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017:08:20:08:03:02 by Kimbo.
An interesting and entertaining afternoon of rugby today. RW seems to be building things nicely.
Myself and the Mrs enjoyed playing Player Bingo. Every time we didn't recognise a player on the park we lost a point and took a drink as a forfeit, and for the players who we could name successfully we gained a point and took a drink as a prize. We also took a drink when anyone scored. Can't remember which one of us won though!
it certainly was interesting to see the same move in midfield yielding tries in both games for cov. All the fly halves now backing themselves for breaks was wonderful to see Stokes continued where he left off, lets hope his form continues throughout the season. Sam in the centre certainly glimpses of his abilities.Although with his hard no nonsense tackling and the current climate around tackling , he will befall the terrible inconsistencies of refereeing in this division through the season. Olly p once again took no prisoners and put down another marker for the shirt.Phil boultons leadership skills were there again for all to see. Luke Narraway will be interesting to watch , how he adapts to life in this division and what is expected from him around the park.Nielsen put in a very good shift at hooker , someone im sure who will become a crowd favourite.
We must not forget that 9 of the starting 15 were new to the team, .COME ON COV
I had a good chat with Sam Tuitupu (yes, I probably got it wrong, and yes, I still can't spell Otatuha) Very friendly, and sure to be a big fan favourite. James Stokes and Olly Pavoas will be massive for Cov this season, and I was most impressed with Latu Makaafi
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