Carnegie catches Cov cold


Temm lineout
By WW
December 15 2018

In the final round of the Championship Cup the top two teams in the Northern Group clashed at the Emerald stadium. At stake was a home tie in the next round.

Both clubs fielded strong sides and kicked off in an icy cold stadium. With so much at stake the opening exchanges were somewhat nervy. However the visitors spent much of the first quarter in the home 22 and were unlucky not to convert a penalty. This spurred them on and their driving maul went over for the first score.

After half an hour I wondered what we might do to get into the game. It would appear that the players started to think like me and showed a lot more aggression and urgency. We were rewarded with a penalty which Jade slotted home to get us on the scoreboard. 3-5  without much possession against a strong pack led by Plug and Beechy who were revelling in the harsh conditions.

Just as I was thinking that two points down at half time was OK we woke up and attacked with width. The final miss pass was long & flat into the arms of our big lad ont' wing who ambled over in the corner. Jade converted the extras and we went in at the break leading 10-5.

At half time we had a look under the stand which is very nice and contemplated how we managed to lead without seeing that much of the ball.

It rained in the second half which made life unpleasant for both sides. We played more in their half and a mistake by Cov in the corner let the quick thinking Harry Davey scoop the ball up and dive over for our second try. Jade hit the post from out wide with the conversion but we were 2 scores in front.

A mistake behind the scrum led to a sustained spell of Cov pressure but both side were making them and our defence looked stronger after the break. So despite ceding territory and possession we held out for a deserved win.

This is the last game before we go to Donny on the 29th. The side's confidence is growing and we have enough talent to see us end the year unbeaten. In what should have been a forwards' game I thought our MoM was Jade Te Rure who led the line with courage and conviction.

 

 

 

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Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: TykesRugby.co.uk (IP Logged)
Date: 15/12/2018 16:48

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Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: Wildwillie (IP Logged)
Date: 15/12/2018 17:22

Official report here.

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: leemingtyke (IP Logged)
Date: 15/12/2018 18:45

Just posted on Twitter that I can't wait to get back to the UK to watch this new Carnegie side.

Very exciting times ahead I think.

Ealing should be the first chance I get all being well.

#ComeOnCarnegie

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 15/12/2018 19:39

Excellent report WW. It is almost like I was next to you and dictating my thoughts?????

Only Joking.[:wor kid:]

But the game was not a classic in any sense. The cold gets the blame as it was Baltic. Coventry, understandably as a promoted side, were a bit one-dimensional and plan A was driving mauls and there was no plan B or C in evidence. They had loads of possession and the majority of the territory but were unable to do much with it.
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The winning Carnegie Try came just after a "handbags" between I think, Dan Temm, and Charlie Beech. The Cov defence were caught off guard and we effectively won the game there.


Sadly it was too cold to judge the "naffest Christmas jumper" competition as anyone taking their coat off would have been immediately hospitalised with severe exposure.

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: JDH (IP Logged)
Date: 15/12/2018 22:11

Difficult cold and wet conditions.

Defence was impressive. The ferocity in the tackle has increased massively over the last few weeks. It could and should have lead to more turnovers. I like jade at 10. Kiri kiri is some player too, loads to come for him I am sure. If we can move the ball better and give Niko any space he will score a hat full. He is the exciting runner we have been missing. Foster put in a shift too.

It lacked accuracy at times. We must sort out losing the ball at the back of the scrum when we are going forward. Happened for to many seasons now.

We are still to click but at least we are winning.

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: Carnegiette2 (IP Logged)
Date: 16/12/2018 08:42

Watched this from the new wheelchair stand where it was extremely cold- good facilities though.

As others have said- not a classic but good control and defence 2nd half was enough to beat Cov.

FWIW- the top 7 teams in the league currently plus us have qualified for the next round, hopefully this bodes well for our climb up the league..................

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: Wildwillie (IP Logged)
Date: 16/12/2018 09:49

After a night quietly contemplating yesterday's performance I am more impressed today than I was at 4pm yesterday.

Despite Almo dissing them I was impressed by Cov. Theirs is a strong aggressive pack with a good halfback pairing behind it. The Cov pack defended our driving maul effectively. I am with JDH on Elijah. With him and Chris Elder we have two excellent strike runners who will score if they get enough ball.

We have a 2 week break now. Providing we have not picked up any more injuries then we will go into the Donny fixture with a great deal more confidence than recent games.

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: yeldor (IP Logged)
Date: 16/12/2018 09:57

Donny have a nasty habit tho donít they? In fact they have more than one. Challinor and Quigley spring to mind keep them two quiet and we can enjoy the cow pie 🥧 muchly. Merry Christmas all.

sent off carried off never backed off

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: Carnegiette2 (IP Logged)
Date: 16/12/2018 11:26

Quote:
Wildwillie

Despite Almo dissing them I was impressed by Cov. Theirs is a strong aggressive pack with a good halfback pairing behind it. The Cov pack defended our driving maul effectively. I am with JDH on Elijah. With him and Chris Elder we have two excellent strike runners who will score if they get enough ball.

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I definitely wouldnít diss Cov- they have beaten us twice and the League table doesnít lie. As for Donny , they got beaten yesterday and apparently were poor. We canít worry about them, a backlash or the curse of Castle Park- all we can do is turn up on 29th and support our team

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 16/12/2018 13:44

Coventry have lost every away match they have played this season and are different proposition at home.

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: opuscoitus (IP Logged)
Date: 16/12/2018 15:14

[www.yorkshirepost.co.uk]

Not all rosy in the garden at castle park

Not sure wether thatís a good or bad thing, beware the wounded animal,

But definitely travelling to Doncaster full of confidence in the lads after this cup run

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: WPL (IP Logged)
Date: 18/12/2018 09:09

Travelling with confidence most definitely, but Donny will be hurting after losing twice to us recently.

It could be a massive victory if we can do it though - especially as Hartpury are playing Irish so we could possibly pull level on points with them (or optimistically go ahead if we get the 4 try BP)

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: Wildwillie (IP Logged)
Date: 18/12/2018 17:52

A win is everything. A bonus point would be er a bonus! (Sm134)

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: Carnegiette2 (IP Logged)
Date: 18/12/2018 22:07

Itís on Sky now- hope they do better than they did for the corresponding fixture a year ago......

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: WPL (IP Logged)
Date: 19/12/2018 12:06

Quote:
Carnegiette2
Itís on Sky now- hope they do better than they did for the corresponding fixture a year ago......

I remember that game, the camera zoomed in on my Wife and little boy cheering out last try...when we watched it later the commentary came over..."something for all Carnegie fans to cheer young and OLD"...She's never watched a rugby match on sky since...

Re: Carnegie catches Cov cold
Posted by: Gelbel (IP Logged)
Date: 20/12/2018 17:28

That's excellent WPL. Shows Sky's total lack of knowledge of the Championship.(Sm133)

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