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Re: 6 Games In
Posted by: old prop steve
Date: 08/10/2018 15:31
I keep asking myself 'Just how good is this Pirates team?'.

I guess many of us our pinching ourselves for the fact that we find ourselves leading the table on merit after six matches and NO team gains 27 points out of a possible 30 just by some sort of a fluke!

Of course, unlike last year, the fixture list has been relatively helpful although no teams in this League can ever be discounted and all the victories had to be earned the hard way.

For all that they have repeatedly performed in fits and starts playing superbly for 20 minutes or so and then mysteriously lapsing into a trough of silly penalties, over-thrown lineouts, weak tackles and misplaced kicks only to then somehow pull themselves back together again.

Is this in fact a very good team which has a tendency to go off the boil for a while or just an average team which has had a run of purple patches?

Hopefully the first applies and those flat periods can be minimised by the coaches and on-pitch leaders in which case we could just chuck a whopping great spanner into the works of the received wisdom of the RFU and the media. Now wouldn't that feel great!

For all that I can't resist taking yet another peek at that League Table!

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