Win or Bust

By Moorsman
January 11 2019

There's no room for error this week if the Chiefs are to keep any European hopes alive, they need to win.

Chiefs v Castre

Exeter Chiefs Don Armand

There's no room for error this week if the Chiefs are to keep any European hopes alive, they need to win and the return of certain players such as Don Armond can only help that.  It will also be interesting to see if Jack Nowell get's at least a place on the bench now that he has recovered from the injury sustained on England duty.  Thankfully Johnny Hill has some decent playing time under his belt now to bolster the lineout options and Sam Skinner is likely to feature again in the back row with arguuably our player of the season so far, Matt Kvesic.  Hopefully they'll feature more with ball in hand than in the scrum following lasts weeks game when something like 24 messy scrums spoilt the game for many.  I would really like to see Joe Simmonds given the 10 shirt as he brought some spark and creativity to the game when he came off the bench v Bristol.

Exeter Chiefs' Joe Simmonds kicks a conversion during the Aviva Premiership match at Twickenham Stoo

Castre will definitely be up for it as they also have a chance to progress but Chiefs will be looking for a good win to bolster their chances.  

pqs: qs:
Win or Bust
Posted by: (IP Logged)
Date: 11/01/2019 11:22

What do you think? You can have your say by posting below.
If you do not already have an account Click here to Register.

Re: Win or Bust
Posted by: Comanche Chief (IP Logged)
Date: 12/01/2019 09:50

Munster have now qualified for the quarter finals after their 15 - 41 win over Gloucester. Even if The Chiefs win with a bonus point against Castres, does anybody actually think Castres will lose at home against Gloucester and The Chiefs will win at Thomand Park?
For those who think Munster may rest players on January 19th against The Chiefs because they have qualified, think again, they won't, they owe it to their supporters and their win record at fortress Thomand Park.

Re: Win or Bust
Posted by: Osmium (IP Logged)
Date: 12/01/2019 10:38

Unless I'm much mistooken, until tomorrow the only certainty within our pool is that Glaws are out.

Re: Win or Bust
Posted by: Currychief (IP Logged)
Date: 12/01/2019 11:25

Munster now have 17 points so they havenít qualified yet. If Chiefs win the next 2 games and end up joint top with 17 points, Chiefs qualify as winners due to better head to head results.

Re: Win or Bust
Posted by: Shouting Prarie Dog (IP Logged)
Date: 12/01/2019 13:41

Glos did a lot of picking and driving on the Munster line last night and scored two tries from it I believe..
I couldn't watch that every week. (Sm161)smileys with beer

Just a rugby club from Devon.
We know who we be.

The lowest depth to which people can sink before Truth is defined by the word 'God'.

Pawel Vygot. 2018

Re: Win or Bust
Posted by: HUGHVILLE (IP Logged)
Date: 12/01/2019 14:39

As rule of thumb history tells us to succeed in this comp you have to win the 3 home games and 1 away game. having failed to do so we were left with a mountain to climb even if we win tomorrow. I would like too dream but a win in Ireland looks impossible. If Joey. CARBERY even became available sign him. A master class at Glaws last night. Showed up CIPRIANI's limitations

Re: Win or Bust
Posted by: Toomanychiefs (IP Logged)
Date: 12/01/2019 15:00

`I have a dream that one day this club will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident.`

Still alive,still hope.

Re: Win or Bust
Posted by: DumnoniiNomad (IP Logged)
Date: 12/01/2019 16:34

Too many comments above writing us off! Come on guys (gender neutral)!
If it's mathematically possible we should get behind our Chiefs and tust them to chase the win, no matter the probability or likelihood.

In any case, we need to deliver the killer blow to Castres first, so, one thing at a time.

Re: Win or Bust
Posted by: Currychief (IP Logged)
Date: 12/01/2019 19:41


Re: Win or Bust
Posted by: clalan (IP Logged)
Date: 12/01/2019 20:05

Should have won both games, let ourselves down badly in France, and the weather was a great leveller at home against Munster.
Unfortunately the Glos that turned up last night was the rubbish one. You just never know which Glos team will turn up this season.

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing