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Scotland v Italy (pre/during/post thread)

  • 27-02-2009 6:39pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,155 ✭✭✭ juvenal


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    Scotland v Italy
    Saturday 28th Febuary 2009, 3.00pm (Irish)
    Murrayfield, Edinburgh
    Live on RTÉ2, RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Radio 1; BBC1, BBC Radio 5 Live

    Scotland|No.|Italy
    Hugo Southwell|15|Andrea Marcato
    Simon Danielli|14|Mirco Bergamasco
    Max Evans|13|Gonzalo Javier Canale
    Graeme Morrison|12|Gonzalo Garcia
    Thom Evans|11|Matteo Pratichetti
    Phil Godman|10|Luke McLean
    Mike Blair|9|Paul Griffen
    Allan Jacobsen|1|Salvatore Perugini
    Ross Ford|2|Leonardo Ghiraldini
    Euan Murray|3|Martin Castrogiovanni
    Jason White|4|Santiago Dellape
    Alastair Kellock|5|Marco Bortolami
    Alasdair Strokosch|6|Alessandro Zanni
    Simon Taylor|7|Mauro Bergamasco
    John Barclay|8|Sergio Parisse

    Scotland replacements: Dougie Hall, Alasdair Dickinson, Kelly Brown, Scott Gray, Chris Cusiter, Chris Paterson, Nick De Luca.

    Italy replacements: Ongaro, Nieto, del Fava, Canavosio, Sole, Bacchetti, Rubini.

    Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
    Touch judges: George Clancy (Ireland), Romain Poite (France)
    TMO: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,249 Stev_o


    This will be a blood bath i feel, won't be any love lost between these two sides! Should be extremely physical, here's hoping it ll be a great game. Come on Italy :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,576 ✭✭✭ Tristram


    Forza Italia!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,155 ✭✭✭ juvenal


    Think there will be a real contest up front, but the Scots have the upper hand in the backline, and that's where the difference will be.

    They played well in phases in Paris, and have a bit more firepower in the back division than the Italians. The Italians will need to really dominate the forwards and the set pieces to have a chance of winning here. Unfortunately I can't see them doing enough to beat the Scots in Murrayfield, and they'll be wooden spooners this year.

    Scots by 10 or so.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 182 ✭✭ ScholesyIsGod


    Ya the Scots definitely have the better backline the Evans brothers look deadly when they get the ball in space, Godman as well i thought he had a fine game against France he ran it anytime he saw a gap. Probably not going to be a great game but Scots should have enough to win it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,307 ✭✭✭ cruiserweight


    Hoping for a scots win, as others have said they have a few players in the back line who can actually score tries and that should be the difference


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,031 Sherifu


    Italians are looking lively.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,031 Sherifu


    Nice drop goal from Parisse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,894 dreamer_ire


    Sherifu wrote: »
    Nice drop goal from Parisse.

    Think I'd say good rather than nice ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,098 ✭✭✭✭ Crash


    Hehehe yeah possibly not the smoothest kicking form i've ever seen, but it did the job ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,259 NickNolte


    Italy putting up a fight but Scotland, while unconvincing, look like they're going to have the upper hand for most of this game.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 329 ✭✭ Nappy


    id put house on italia...


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,031 Sherifu


    Finally something decent from the Scots.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,894 dreamer_ire


    Here's hoping he's not the only Ulster man to score today!


  • Registered Users Posts: 671 ✭✭✭ BOHSBOHS


    was that try-scoring pass to danielli a touch forward?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,031 Sherifu


    BOHSBOHS wrote: »
    was that try-scoring pass to danielli a touch forward?
    Flat at best i'd say.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,894 dreamer_ire


    God this match has cured any pre-match nerves I had for our game.... just bored now :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,031 Sherifu


    Latest effort looks in touch to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,894 dreamer_ire


    Yeah, and if he wasn't he dropped the ball. No try


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,031 Sherifu


    Two very bad teams. Brutal game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,894 dreamer_ire


    Can't see Scotland posing us too many problems in a couple of weeks. Without Parisse I think Italy wouldn't compete. One or two of the others are ok today (good generally) but Parisse is without doubt their best player today.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,031 Sherifu


    Parisse has been their best player by a ways for at least the last two years. Very talented athlete.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,563 leeroybrown


    I want my two hours back. At least they can only ruin one game between them this weekend!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,249 Stev_o


    Highlight of the match had to be the interview with Danelli

    Interviewer. "Is it because your enjoying a new lease of life with Glasgow?"

    Simon "No it's Ulster actually"


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,894 dreamer_ire


    Stev_o wrote: »
    Highlight of the match had to be the interview with Danelli

    Interviewer. "Is it because your enjoying a new lease of life with Glasgow?"

    Simon "No it's Ulster actually"

    Made better by her saying she'd gotten ahead of herself and that he was on his way to Glasgow!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,564 ✭✭✭ connundrum


    Worst game I've seen in a while, but I was warned so..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,355 ✭✭✭ Crash Bang Wall


    Who was RBS man of the match in this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,031 Sherifu


    Who was RBS man of the match in this?
    Danielli I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,355 ✭✭✭ Crash Bang Wall


    Thanks man


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,422 Tirabaralla


    I couldn't watch the match but...sigh :(


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