BEAR BAITING
Posted by: TheSaracens.com (IP Logged)
Date: 19 December, 2019 09:52

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Re: BEAR BAITING
Posted by: Sara'sman (IP Logged)
Date: 19 December, 2019 10:16

Interesting as always DG - not sure Borths even managed to put on his tracksuit before Jones came calling. Bristol are playing a very attractive game and, like last year when they led till the Smith red (which I thought correct at the time and still do despite the ruling), will pose a threat whenever the game becomes loose. I too think we'll go all out, though perhaps with Daly and Billy too - Storm playing Braves on Sunday.

Elsewhere I'm wondering what team Baxter will put out this week - might suit him to rest many of his first choice against Tigers!

Re: BEAR BAITING
Posted by: Rich. (IP Logged)
Date: 19 December, 2019 12:48

Yann Thomas is from Bristol (the only French connection is that he played for Rouen for one season before Bris brought him home).
Malton, Stirzaker, French Muldowney, Hennan and Jordan Lay not big names when signed and none has YET to be one first choice (but great 2nd/3d choice currently).
I think the story is more about young British players (many from Bris academy) establishing themselvres in the first choice squad - O'Connor, Sheedy, Uren, Randall, Woolmore, Dan Thomas, Protheroe and now Bedlow and Fricker. The team is a mixture of such players plus some more pricey star-dust.

Re: BEAR BAITING
Posted by: myleftboot (IP Logged)
Date: 19 December, 2019 18:12

I like Pat Lam, and like the way Briz are developing, both their staff and playing style. I'd like to see them come to Allianz full diddly. If they have any ambitions on silverware, these are the games they have to get in the habit of not looking at as dead rubbers. If correct, Woolmore/Thacker looks like a clear target at the scrum, and the 9/10 channel, Madigan has that tag for a reason!

Re: BEAR BAITING
Posted by: Rich. (IP Logged)
Date: 19 December, 2019 18:52

Madigan looking as if 3rd (or even 4th) choice this season - it's Callum Sheedy you'll be facing if we do come full diddly smiling smiley

Scrum-time has been very good last season and this one in the main - but Sarries offer the biggest test when packing down at the scrum so will be interesting to see what happens. Let's hope we knacker your forwards out in open play so they need a breather during the scrums.

Re: BEAR BAITING
Posted by: Prop Joe (IP Logged)
Date: 19 December, 2019 20:35

Woolmore/Thacker looks like a clear target at the scrum, and the 9/10 channel, Madigan has that tag for a reason![/quote]


If there are weaknesses to Woolmore's game it is not at scrum time. He was a Championship prop with Jersey a couple of years ago who beat us up at scrum time. There has been talk of Ellis Genge returning to Bris but many fans on our site are more than happy with Woolmore. Hope I don't jinx him but would not be surprised if he features for England in future ( obviously behind our old boy Mako). Thacker can be phenomenal in the loose but because of his size is not the greatest scrummager.



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Re: BEAR BAITING
Posted by: myleftboot (IP Logged)
Date: 19 December, 2019 20:38

Best team wins Rich! Yeah, Sheedy is growing up the right way, shame for Madigan, but that's the way it rolls. I've been surprised how well your scrum has operated, but, yeah, if Koch and Jamie are attacking that side, oof! Everyone looks at the super stars, it's the ones people outside your support don't know tend to be the really vital ones, especially when it gets really muddy over Christmas!

Re: BEAR BAITING
Posted by: Rich. (IP Logged)
Date: 19 December, 2019 22:08

You're so right myleftboot - and that is why Worces continue to surprise us oppo fans and (perhaps) other teams.

Re: BEAR BAITING
Posted by: Sara'sman (IP Logged)
Date: 20 December, 2019 17:17

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Sara'sman
Elsewhere I'm wondering what team Baxter will put out this week - might suit him to rest many of his first choice against Tigers!

"The visitors are resting international stars Alec Hepburn, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Sam Simmonds, Nic White and Jack Nowell completely, while Aussie lock Dave Dennis is only named amongst the replacements for tomorrow’s game."

From here. I don't think Rowe and Baxter will be too upset if Ex don't win against the 11th club this week, provided they defeat the bottom one next of course!

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