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Topic: Round 4 Predictions, News etc
Posted By: corporalcarrot
Subject: Round 4 Predictions, News etc
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2023 at 12:16

FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER

·         Cornish Pirates19:30Jersey Reds

·         Doncaster19:30Bristol

·         Hartpury RFC19:45Gloucester

SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER

·         Ampthill15:00Bedford Blues

·         Caldy15:00Sale

·         Cambridge15:00Ealing Trailfinders

·         Exeter Chiefs15:00London Scottish

·         Leicester Tigers15:00Newcastle Falcons

·         Northampton Saints15:00Bath

·         Coventry16:00Nottingham



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Dont kick it. Pick it up and GO FORWARD.



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Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2023 at 12:17
Are Pirates streaming the match v Jersey on Friday?

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Posted By: *Stalwart
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2023 at 13:46
Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Are Pirates streaming the match v Jersey on Friday?
Not allowed to do it - more RFU bo***cks!


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Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2023 at 14:02
Originally posted by *Stalwart *Stalwart wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Are Pirates streaming the match v Jersey on Friday?
Not allowed to do it - more RFU bo***cks!
Groan

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Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2023 at 15:55
Originally posted by *Stalwart *Stalwart wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Are Pirates streaming the match v Jersey on Friday?

Not allowed to do it - more RFU bo***cks!


If the game is on TNT sports I can understand that - however cannot see it in the listings

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Posted By: Camquin
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2023 at 16:57
We cannot stream the games not shown, or even create longer highlights, as TNT have the rights.
I think coaches can see the games,  so perhaps our clubs should simply make us all coaches.


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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2023 at 21:23
Originally posted by *Stalwart *Stalwart wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Are Pirates streaming the match v Jersey on Friday?
Not allowed to do it - more RFU bo***cks!

I've been told the same by Pirates - I agree it's disappointing. If the live TNT match was on Friday night (eg Donny v Briz), then I could see there was some ground for this, but the live game is Quins/Sarries on Sunday, so what exactly is the problem?

Some compensation is that those who can't get to the Mennaye can follow the game on 'Radio Dreckly'...


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2023 at 13:25
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Originally posted by *Stalwart *Stalwart wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Are Pirates streaming the match v Jersey on Friday?
Not allowed to do it - more RFU bo***cks!

I've been told the same by Pirates - I agree it's disappointing. If the live TNT match was on Friday night (eg Donny v Briz), then I could see there was some ground for this, but the live game is Quins/Sarries on Sunday, so what exactly is the problem?

Some compensation is that those who can't get to the Mennaye can follow the game on 'Radio Dreckly'...
Its difficult to see how the RFU and TNT gain from this. Pirates and 247 certainly lose out as well as the Pirates & Jersey supporters who cant see the game. There must be a commercial purpose in all this but I guess I'm too old or too dim to understand it.

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Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2023 at 15:14
My Guesses (Sadly No CP Jersey Match so a 5 - 0 to CP I assume)

 Cornish Pirates (Match Called Off) 5 – 0 Jersey Reds

 Doncaster 5 – 2 Bristol

Ampthill 1 – 5 Bedford Blues

Caldy 1 – 5 Sale

Cambridge 0 - 5 Ealing Trailfinders

Exeter Chiefs 5 – 0 London Scottish

Leicester Tigers 4 – 1 Newcastle Falcons

Northampton Saints 4 – 1 Bath

Coventry 5 – 0 Nottingham




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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2023 at 14:54

Ealing Trailfinders lineup to face Cambridge Rugby Club: 

Many, many changes in the squad this week. Unfortunately, injuries seem to have taken out most of our back row, but Bobby de Wee comes back at 4. No Jonah Holmes this week, but I suspect he is being rested. We do get to see Billy Twelvetrees throw on a jersey finally. Should be okay to beat Cambridge.

1.Kyle Whyte

2. Henry Walker

3. George Davis

4. Bobby de Wee

5. Andrew Davidson

6. David Douglas Bridge

7. Josh Taylor

8. Rayn Smid

9. Craig Hampson

10. Steven Shingler

11. Nathan Earle

12. Pat Howard

13. Reuben Bird-Tulloch

14. James Cordy-Redden

15. Max Bodilly 

16. Matt Cornish

17. Sami Mavinga

18. Ross Kane 

19. Simon Linsell

20. Will Montgomery

21. Jordan Burns

22. Bruce Houston 

23. Billy Twelvetrees



Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2023 at 14:55
My Guesses (Sadly No CP Jersey Match so a 5 - 0 to CP I assume)

 Cornish Pirates (Match Called Off) 5 – 0 Jersey Reds

 Doncaster 1 – 4 Bristol - Bristol putting out a slightly stronger squad

Ampthill 1 – 5 Bedford Blues

Caldy 0 – 5 Sale

Cambridge 0 - 5 Ealing Trailfinders

Exeter Chiefs 5 – 0 London Scottish

Leicester Tigers 5 – 1 Newcastle Falcons

Northampton Saints 4 – 1 Bath

Coventry 5 – 0 Nottingham



Posted By: *Stalwart
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2023 at 15:10

Doncaster 1 – 4 Bristol 

Ampthill 1 – 4 Bedford Blues

Caldy 0 – 5 Sale

Cambridge 0 - 5 Ealing Trailfinders

Exeter Chiefs 5 – 0 London Scottish

Leicester Tigers 4 – 1 Newcastle Falcons

Northampton Saints 4 – 1 Bath

Coventry 5 – 0 Nottingham



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Posted By: Paul10
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2023 at 15:16
[QUOTE=gerg_861]

Ealing Trailfinders lineup to face Cambridge Rugby Club: 

Many, many changes in the squad this week. Unfortunately, injuries seem to have taken out most of our back row, but Bobby de Wee comes back at 4. No Jonah Holmes this week, but I suspect he is being rested. We do get to see Billy Twelvetrees throw on a jersey finally. Should be okay to beat Cambridge.



Have you got Lloyd Williams on the field yet?

It'll be interesting to see what impact he has.



Posted By: All the Way
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2023 at 16:46

Doncaster 1 – 4 Bristol A

Ampthill 1 – 5 Bedford Blues

Caldy 0 – 5 Sale

Cambridge 0 - 5 Ealing Trailfinders

Exeter Chiefs 5 – 0 London Scottish

Leicester Tigers 1 – 4 Newcastle Falcons

Northampton Saints 5 – 1 Bath

Coventry 5 – 0 Nottingham



Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2023 at 16:54
Originally posted by Paul10 Paul10 wrote:

[QUOTE=gerg_861]

Ealing Trailfinders lineup to face Cambridge Rugby Club: 

Many, many changes in the squad this week. Unfortunately, injuries seem to have taken out most of our back row, but Bobby de Wee comes back at 4. No Jonah Holmes this week, but I suspect he is being rested. We do get to see Billy Twelvetrees throw on a jersey finally. Should be okay to beat Cambridge.



Have you got Lloyd Williams on the field yet?

It'll be interesting to see what impact he has.


No Lloyd yet.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2023 at 22:14
Knights 41 - 57 Bristol Bears (1 - 5)

Not the same amount of fire and passion as last week, a few silly errors allowed the Bears the breathing space they needed. Hoping for more fire and desire next week 


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Onward and Upwards C'mon Donny!


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2023 at 22:26
As nobody else has bothered...
Hartpury 14-40 Gloucester


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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2023 at 23:10
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

As nobody else has bothered...
Hartpury 14-40 Gloucester
Didnt there used to be one Hartpury fan?


Posted By: Abbotsman
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 05:49
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

As nobody else has bothered...
Hartpury 14-40 Gloucester
Didnt there used to be one Hartpury fan?
Couldn't make it tonight however Pury gave a good performance particular 1st half but fitness told in the end. Att 2,042.


Posted By: HookerPaul
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 14:37
According to Eurosport.com Premiership Rugby Cup rules state that if a team are unable to play a fixture due to "unforseen circumstances" the game will be deemed a 0-0 draw.  Anyone able to confirm this?


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 15:47
Cambridge 10 (1T) - Ealing 19 (3T) HT - Ealing have left several chances on the pitch, and I suspect that they will wear Cambridge down in the second half, but Cambridge have been rock solid in the scrum, and have made minimal errors 


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 15:50
Ampthill (2 tríes) 12-7 (1 try) Blues 

Blues were against the wind first half and appeared to be just waiting for the 2nd and were poor. 


Posted By: FHLH
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 15:51
HT Cam 10 ETF 19

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Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 16:28
Cov 14-0 Nottm after 20 minutes

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Our City,
Our Club


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 16:30
Cov 14-7 Nottm - 23 minutes

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Our Club


Posted By: oneagainstthehead
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 16:33
Cambridge 17 - 40 Ealing 
72 minutes 


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Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 16:33
Cov 21-7 Nottm (3t-1t)
26 mins


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Our City,
Our Club


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 16:41
Cov 21-14 Nottm (3t-2t)
34 mins


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Our City,
Our Club


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 16:42
Cambridge 17 (3T) - Ealing 47 (BP) - As expected, Ealing wore them down. Past 80.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 16:48
Cambridge 17 (3T) - Ealing 52 (BP) - FT


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 16:51
Ampthill (1) 19-24 (4) Blues

Blues continued to be poor but got the win.


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 17:35
Cov 33-26 Nottm
65 mins


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Posted By: maire23
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 17:40
Cov 33 Notts 33


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 18:09
Cov 33-33 Nottm FT
5t/4c each


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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 18:18
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Cov 33-33 Nottm FT
5t/4c each

Dang, with that result Cov needs to 5-0 Glaws next weekend to go through. Was really hoping for a full 5 to make the Champ win more likely.


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 18:25
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Cov 33-33 Nottm FT
5t/4c each

Dang, with that result Cov needs to 5-0 Glaws next weekend to go through. Was really hoping for a full 5 to make the Champ win more likely.
No chance, although I'd hope Cov would pick a full-strength side for that one.



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Posted By: RobC
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 20:26
Carved up by a pacey Nottingham backline today and a draw perhaps a fair result.  I'm hoping the A Team are back in the saddle next Saturday...



Posted By: Bluesman11
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 21:59
Not a great performance by Bedford and probably didn’t deserve the win. Need to sort out the lineout before the league starts if we want to challenge for top half, barely won any all match. Given we’ve had the same hooker for the best part of 10 years and his lineout percentage can’t be much/any better than 50% during that period, I don’t hold out much hope. Not sure why we chose to release Jack Hughes.

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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2023 at 22:58
I would also add that Ealing is qualified for the semis now. Jersey fall out will help determine what seed.


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2023 at 09:05
Originally posted by Bluesman11 Bluesman11 wrote:

Not a great performance by Bedford and probably didn’t deserve the win. Need to sort out the lineout before the league starts if we want to challenge for top half, barely won any all match. Given we’ve had the same hooker for the best part of 10 years and his lineout percentage can’t be much/any better than 50% during that period, I don’t hold out much hope. Not sure why we chose to release Jack Hughes.

Fish is the starting hooker and the lineout v Caldy was good. I don’t think it was all Fields fault yesterday and Ampthill seem to read it most of the time, but agree it was a total disaster. Hughes wasn’t released, he wanted to go and have go at rugby league for a bit.

The biggest issue was the 9 and 10 (2nd choice) game management was poor.


Posted By: Big Eddie
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2023 at 13:35
A very good performance by Caldy against a best available Sale Sharks side. In atrocious conditions not having the ball was probably a good thing and in the first half Caldy had a lot of good things! Sale Sharks had circa 85% possession and territory but apart from two line out drives book ending the half the Sharks couldn't break down Caldy's defence.

Time and time again the du Preez twins and Jonny Hill trucked the ball up but they were continuously smashed back. 0-12 down at half time became 0-17 at the start of the second period but if the script was for the Sharks to start to pull away Caldy hadn't read it.

The introduction of Raffi Quirke on the 45 minute mark put more pace into the Sharks but as the weather improved Caldy had much the better of the next 30 minutes in territory, possession and inventiveness .A glorious chip in behind by Lewis Barker put Connor Wilkinson in under the posts to get Caldy on to the score board and it was game on. 

A few times Caldy were within driving range of the Sharks try line but the street smarts of Jonny Hill and the heavy weight Sharks pack stemmed the tide. Although the Sharks redoubled their efforts in the last 7 or 8 minutes and managed to secure the bonus point with the last play of the game, it was a messy and unclear score.

The match was a feisty affair with numerous flash points as a defiant and physical Caldy refused to be bullied by their more illustrious Manchester neighbours. Caldy scrum half Chris 'Tyson' Pilgrim scrapping with the Shark's pack delighted the big home support and was typical of the fight within this Caldy squad..

A great competitive game at Paton Field


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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2023 at 20:40
Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.


Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2023 at 21:45
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.

And on the Cov note. How wonderful to see the Cov 9 come off the bench for Tonga and then score one of the tries of the tournament against the mighty Bocs!! Brilliant stuff.

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Posted By: Whistle watcher
Date Posted: 02 Oct 2023 at 06:51
Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.

And on the Cov note. How wonderful to see the Cov 9 come off the bench for Tonga and then score one of the tries of the tournament against the mighty Bocs!! Brilliant stuff.

Coventry 10. But it was a great try.


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 02 Oct 2023 at 07:33
Originally posted by Whistle watcher Whistle watcher wrote:

Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.

And on the Cov note. How wonderful to see the Cov 9 come off the bench for Tonga and then score one of the tries of the tournament against the mighty Bocs!! Brilliant stuff.

Coventry 10. But it was a great try.
I did wonder why.Chudley was over here!Wink


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Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 02 Oct 2023 at 10:55
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Whistle watcher Whistle watcher wrote:

Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Can we just all acknowledge that Coventry managed to draw two matches out of 4? That is a might, and mighty odd feat.

And on the Cov note. How wonderful to see the Cov 9 come off the bench for Tonga and then score one of the tries of the tournament against the mighty Bocs!! Brilliant stuff.


Coventry 10. But it was a great try.

I did wonder why.Chudley was over here!Wink

Sorry, my bad … just got over excited by the quality of the try!!

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Posted By: OldNick
Date Posted: 02 Oct 2023 at 12:55
One of the things I've enjoyed while watching Pat Pellegrini at Cov is his willingness to back himself in attack. That try was typical of that approach.
We missed him on Saturday.


Posted By: Ghanian Eagle
Date Posted: 02 Oct 2023 at 16:00
As an Oaks supporter I probably woke up the entire neighbourhod when Pellingrini scored. 
What a journey in the space of 18mths. Still visits his mates here for a beer. 



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