Tough Test


By Blues Brother
January 24 2020

Second top Pirates will give us an idea of whether we have turned the corner when we visit their present home at  the Mennaye Fields on Sunday (kick off 2.30).

Games between the two sides have been high scorring in recent years and if we continue our good  form it could happen again.

There are enforced changes with Matt Worley on the wing as Dean Adamson has  a hand injury. This week's front row will feature Henry Paul and Joe Wrafter partner Charlie Clare and Will Carrick Smith and Josh Buggea return.

Blues: 15 Pete Lydon, 14  Ryan Hutler, 13  Rich Lane, 12 Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas, 11 Matt Worley, 10  Will Hooley (Capt), 9 Grayson Hart, 1 Joe Wrafter, 2 Charlie Clare, 3  Henry Paul, 4  Oli Curry, 5 Will Carrick Smith, 6  Josh Buggea, 7  Joe Atkinson, 8  Dan Temm.

Reps: Jacob Fields, Sean McCarthy, Alex Penny,  Ed Taylor,  Huw Worthington, James Lennon,  Sam Leeming,  Pat Tapley

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Tough Test
Posted by: Blues Brothers (IP Logged)
Date: 24/01/2020 12:35

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Re: Tough Test
Posted by: Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
Date: 24/01/2020 20:03

We need another solid performance, no pressure. I just hope our line-out functions.....
Anyway plenty of talent and pace in the backs to give any team a hard time.
Bring home the bonus 5pts..
COYB!!!

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 24/01/2020 20:26

JW we are playing ‘survival rugby’ the five point games are fine but better the four point or even the two games are the target......our kickers are in fine form and on them we must rely.....

The lineout has been ‘iffy’ and remains so.........however team spirit is high and will take the game up a peg.........not an easy game for either team.......

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 25/01/2020 17:38

After todays results its looking a bit ‘compact' at the bottom of the league even a two game (a draw) will move us up to tenth and four point will move us up to ninth.........no pressure guys

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
Date: 25/01/2020 19:22

Well I’m hoping it’s 5 points and up to 8th. You never know....

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 25/01/2020 22:22

Agreed JW and total respect to all the travelling Blues supporters.....

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: Garlic sausage (IP Logged)
Date: 26/01/2020 14:44

Are we all on Facebook? Looks muddy, do we like mud?

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 26/01/2020 16:50

What's Facebook?

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: Garlic sausage (IP Logged)
Date: 26/01/2020 16:56

Ask my girls, I used one of theirs as long as I promised not to touch ANYTHING.

On a more important point... Why isn't Lennon our starting 9???

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: Ginger Blueboy (IP Logged)
Date: 26/01/2020 17:38

Though felt disappointed at end when listening to the radio commentary, will admit that's one point more than I thought we'd get! Couple of line-out losses at key moments the difference by the sound of things, but defer to those who were there.

Team seems to have found some of its mojo now, next week will be an interesting game, especially considering Jersey's tame-sounding loss at home to Pirates last week.

#COYB

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 26/01/2020 19:08

A point away against one of the top clubs in the league is not to be sniffed at......its a point further away from Leeds.....’survival rugby’ this year.......looking forward to next Saturday with the right team selection should be a game not to miss......

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: Luton_Blue (IP Logged)
Date: 27/01/2020 12:05

I agree, a good point! we're not going down thats for sure just a matter of where we'll finish.

I'm fully expecting us to finish higher than Ampthill

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
Date: 27/01/2020 20:10

Lol

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 27/01/2020 22:51

JW do you recall that a couple of seasons ago you received a small amount of ‘flak’ on thus site for watching Ampthill.......

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: Luton_Blue (IP Logged)
Date: 28/01/2020 11:07

careful JW - watching another rugby team, you'll get chucked off here. FFS!!!! what is this? Football?????

Re: Tough Test
Posted by: iron blue (IP Logged)
Date: 30/01/2020 18:54

Scores from Sunday


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Re: Tough Test
Posted by: Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
Date: 30/01/2020 21:42

Geoff was there too LB and quite a few others in Blue. Cheap beer as well ...

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