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Author:  Dork Lard [ Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Challenge Cup Semifinal - Stade Français Paris v Bath Rugby

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Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris


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Sunday 23rd April 2017, KO 13:30
Referee: John Lacey


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Author:  comets [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:45 am ]
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This thread got "Kovanaized" :/

Author:  Torquemada 1420 [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:59 am ]
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John Lacey. :((

Author:  Enzedder [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:29 am ]
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How can a "Challenge" cup have a semi-final? Either it's a challenge or it's a knockout league, surely :roll:

Author:  Torquemada 1420 [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:51 am ]
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Enzedder wrote:
How can a "Challenge" cup have a semi-final? Either it's a challenge or it's a knockout league, surely :roll:

I think it got messed up in the identity crisis of the comp. ;)

Author:  comets [ Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:46 am ]
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Playing their awesome Number 6 on the right wing i see ..

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Author:  village [ Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:08 am ]
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Stade looks to be something of a Natal Sharks retirement village.

Author:  DonBillydeParis [ Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:26 am ]
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comets wrote:
Playing their awesome Number 6 on the right wing i see ..

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That's for Top14 postponed match versus Pau played tonight. The team which will play Bath should be quite different.

Author:  Torquemada 1420 [ Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:06 am ]
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DonBillydeParis wrote:
That's for Top14 postponed match versus Pau played tonight. The team which will play Bath should be quite different.

Macalou will probably be a better wing than Huget :lol:

Author:  Dork Lard [ Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:32 pm ]
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
DonBillydeParis wrote:
That's for Top14 postponed match versus Pau played tonight. The team which will play Bath should be quite different.

Macalou will probably be a better wing than Huget :lol:

that's not funny. That's accurate !

Couldn't watch the game but he apparently did well looking at the stats: in a match with seemingly very little possession for his team, Macalou made 2 clean breaks and 47m.

Paris will play all their available first choices here against Bath then. That center partnership of Danty-Doumayrou is fkng C-L-A-S-S. Yet another great performance vs Pau last weekend and I bet they'll have yet another superb performance here vs the English.

Author:  Dork Lard [ Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:05 pm ]
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Bath Rugby team to face Stade Francais - ATTWOOD RETURNS

15. Anthony Watson

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Ben Tapuai

11. Matt Banahan

10. George Ford (co-capt)

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Nathan Catt

2. Ross Batty

3. Kane Palma-Newport

4. Luke Charteris

5. Dave Attwood

6. Tom Ellis

7. Francois Louw (co-capt)

8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements

16. Nathan Charles

17. Beno Obano

18. Shaun Knight

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Matt Garvey

21. Chris Cook

22. Rhys Priestland

23. Robbie Fruean

Author:  Clive Simms [ Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:25 pm ]
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Everything about Stade sucks from their soulless stadium, apathetic fan base, journeymen players, gobby captain, kit and league form

Author:  comets [ Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:28 pm ]
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Clive Simms wrote:
Everything about Stade sucks from their soulless stadium, apathetic fan base, journeymen players, gobby captain, kit and league form


their Dieux Du Stade calendars are ok (i'm told :evil: ) :P

Author:  Xin [ Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 pm ]
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Dork Lard wrote:
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Bath Rugby team to face Stade Francais - ATTWOOD RETURNS

15. Anthony Watson

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Ben Tapuai

11. Matt Banahan

10. George Ford (co-capt)

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Nathan Catt

2. Ross Batty

3. Kane Palma-Newport

4. Luke Charteris

5. Dave Attwood

6. Tom Ellis

7. Francois Louw (co-capt)

8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements

16. Nathan Charles

17. Beno Obano

18. Shaun Knight

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Matt Garvey

21. Chris Cook

22. Rhys Priestland

23. Robbie Fruean


What's with the co-captains, I can understand a vice captain but will the ref be happy with 2 captains?

Author:  Dork Lard [ Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:52 pm ]
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Clive Simms wrote:
Everything about Stade sucks from their soulless stadium, apathetic fan base, journeymen players, gobby captain, kit and league form

havin fun there yet ? :D
There's one thing that definitely, certainly doesn't suck though. Their potential, and the individual talent on that team. If this team plays like they can, forget it. But they are though a legit, full blown rollercoaster of inconsistency.
More tangibly though, I'm worried about that halfback pairing working on the day. If those two have one of their good days, I'm no longer preoccupied.

Author:  plum-pudding [ Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:50 pm ]
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Attwood back I see :thumbup:
They're going to need him- I can see Palma-Newport and Catt having a tough day at the office.

Author:  Dork Lard [ Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:13 pm ]
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Lakafia in for Sylvain Nicolas. Paris regain their championship season back row along with Burban and Parisse, but none of the three are as good as then, although they can still be very good on the day.

Author:  plum-pudding [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:46 pm ]
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Was that last pass before the try a bit forward?

Author:  Raggs [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:52 pm ]
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Lifting legs (both legs and the entire man in the end) isn't allowed in a maul right? Yet Lacey watches Attwood carried up onto the maul with no reaction...

Author:  globus [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:52 pm ]
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Don't like the Stade stadium. Parc Des Princes was much better.

Rather like Stadio Flaminio and the Olympic comparison.

Author:  Petej [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:06 pm ]
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Ford is so good with his passing. The timing is superb.

Author:  SamShark [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:06 pm ]
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Just tuned in.

Lacey.

Result obvious then.

I'm out.

Author:  Raggs [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:13 pm ]
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What are the crowd cheering about? No evidence of a grounding, and footage suggests it wasn't (not conclusive either way).

Author:  beafheart [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:20 pm ]
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Both teams trying to loose this one

Author:  Petej [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:20 pm ]
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Fords drop goal attempt is not so good.

Author:  Wendigo7 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:21 pm ]
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Ford looking better than recent ball in hand. Excellent timing and choices.

Shame his kicking is diabolical.

Author:  beafheart [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:34 pm ]
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Burns with this Bath backline isn't going to be the worst thing to happen to them

Author:  Wendigo7 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:38 pm ]
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Think they had a comms error there...

Listenin' to booth he sounds more eastonian by the day.. WINSTON! :lol:

Author:  Torquemada 1420 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:46 pm ]
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How is that not a tip under the current laws?

Author:  Torquemada 1420 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:03 pm ]
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Bonneval getting stood up by Rockatoogoodie for the nth time.

Author:  Petej [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:05 pm ]
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
Bonneval getting stood up by Rockatoogoodie for the nth time.


Great finish.

Author:  Torquemada 1420 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:07 pm ]
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Petej wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
Bonneval getting stood up by Rockatoogoodie for the nth time.


Great finish.

Paris can't afford Camara and Bonneval in the same backline. Both of them are in the Garbajosa "wave to the line" category.

It was a tackle that should have been made by any competent rugby player.

Author:  Torquemada 1420 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:08 pm ]
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Et voila.

Got to have players who can and will tackle.

Author:  polyallstar [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:08 pm ]
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Roko and Freaun on the wings :shock:

Author:  c69 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:08 pm ]
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:thumbup:

Author:  plum-pudding [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:10 pm ]
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yay

Author:  Wendigo7 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:12 pm ]
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All the lions players plus Ford playing well.

Author:  Torquemada 1420 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:12 pm ]
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Shocking fitness and defending from a Fre team yet again. :roll:

Have been far too narrow for the last 10 mins because no-one has the fitness or will to get wide enough.

Author:  JM2K6 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:12 pm ]
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Ford's gainline passing is murdering them now.

Author:  c69 [ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:12 pm ]
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Great stuff :thumbup:

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