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1 year 6 months ago #65159

I knew watching them warm up that the Ospreys weren't interested, and they proved me right by putting in one of the worst performances you'll ever see. They were incredibly soft, barely won a collision all day. For our part, we were aggressive, disciplined, accurate, and reasonably clinical. Thought the momentum might swing when we gave them an easy five points and then had a try of our own disallowed within the space of five minutes, but they kept running one out and getting smashed on the gainline. Our linespeed and tackling was excellent all day. When they conceded the third try around 35 minutes they finally using pull back passes and deception in midfield and made a bit of hay out wide. We always managed to scramble but I was a little concerned at how much ground they made when they passed more than twice in a phase, even when down a man at times.

Our forwards were excellent to a man, hard to pick a standout, McKeon was excellent on his first (?) game back from injury. They really dominated the Ospreys in the contact area and at the breakdown, as well as displaying lovely hands at times. There was a couple of lineout malfunctions but to be fair conditions were difficult. The scrum struggled in the first half but was dominant in the second. Behind the scrum Godwin did well in one of the easiest games he'll ever play. Robb played like a man looking for a contract, very impressive. I paid special attention to Tom Farrell, he's an excellent player. Does all the little things well in addition to the offloads and linebreaks.

All in all a very enjoyable day, even if the second half was a bit of a wet blanket, although I can't stress enough how bad the Ospreys were.

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1 year 6 months ago #65161

Hi guys, was down at the game and went home from the coach station I left my hat behind me in the station and their phones aren't answering until Monday morning, if there was anyone that could give a look for me that's passing by it would be massively appreciated. It was the 2017 green beanie. Cheers.

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