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English Premiership Season 21/22

  • 17-09-2021 8:38pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7,032 ✭✭✭

    So, Bristol start off the season with a genuinely embarrassing display against Saracens, played well enough for 20 minutes, then pretty much nothing from there on in. Saracens just squeezed the life out of them.

    Rest of this weekend's fixtures.



    Leicester TigersExeter Chiefs

    Northampton Saints - Gloucester

    Worcester Warriors - London Irish


    Sale - Bath



    Newcastle Falcons - Harlequins


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,744 ✭✭✭OldRio

    Unfortunately I watched it last night. 49 kicks in the first half alone. TBH I fell asleep the second half.

    Utter tripe.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,032 ✭✭✭Dave_The_Sheep

    As a neutral it was pretty dire alright.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,720 ✭✭✭✭molloyjh

    86 kicks from hand I see. There were only 58 in that second Lions test. Sounds l didn’t miss much yesterday. That’s an insane number of kicks. With ball in play time around the 30-40 minute mark (assumption on my part) that’s at least 2 kicks per minute on average. Probably more. That must have been grim viewing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,580 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    Exeter have no main Jersey sponsor ATM.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,719 ✭✭✭✭phog

    I only saw the last few minutes of the Bristol game and was shocked at their handling, error, after error after error. For what Pat Lam brought to Connacht this looked unbelievable.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,810 ✭✭✭TRC10

    Is it just me or does Danny Cipriani look like he's enjoyed his off-season a bit too much?

    For a minute I thought it was Andy Goode at 10 for Bath 😂

  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 73,439 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty

    Took a trip to the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday - Sharks started well enough but the Chiefs eventually swamped them. Was close up to the action and had a decent enough camera:

    Things are a little different from when I was a 6 foot and nearly 2 inches 14yo at school and just had to reach up to get the ball at the lineout (that was getting on for 4 decades ago mind)

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,720 ✭✭✭✭molloyjh

    So Pat Lam really isn’t having a great start to his new 7 year contract. Went 0-21 up away to Quins. Lost 52-24 in the end.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,032 ✭✭✭Dave_The_Sheep

    Heart bleeds after that injury bullshit at the end of last season.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,580 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    Bath 0-45 Sarries at half time

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,628 ✭✭✭✭bilston

    Saracens 45-0 up away to Bath at half time...most competitive league in the

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,580 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    17-71 now

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,965 ✭✭✭Digifriendly

    Biggest home defeat in history of the English Premiership. Bath were fielding a pretty decent side to boot.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭RugbyLover123

    AJ McGinty off to Bristol next season. Good move for them as I don’t really think they were winning the Prem with Sheedy as their 10.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,744 ✭✭✭OldRio

    Well Gloucester v Bath? Every game matters?

    At this stage it's just embarrassing.

  • Subscribers Posts: 39,894 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat

    Not a premiership game.

    A league cup game.

    But sentiment still rings true

  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭Muligatawney

    It's not the Premiership tbf. No idea why this competition persists.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,580 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    Vincent Koch off to Wasps next season

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,580 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    Jonny Hill off to Sale Sharks

    Sam Skinner off to Edinburgh

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,184 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    For anyone dying to watch some live rugby... Harlequins v Northampton at Twickenham has just started on BT Sport 1

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,184 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    Three tries within the first ten minutes... the crowd are getting their money's worth anyway

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,184 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    21-21 after half an hour. 3 tries each. Defences have been pretty poor, but it has been entertaining

  • Registered Users Posts: 262 ✭✭Iompair

    Watched this game, first half was pretty entertaining, lots of droped balls in the second half though. Thought Barnes and his team had a mixed game, hot on sealing off at ruck time but happy to let the lifters in the lineout step in front of the jumper before he'd come back to the ground or passed the ball back. Handy to know if you've already got a decent maul and have him as ref.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,744 ✭✭✭OldRio