Off Topic Ospreys & Wales

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  1. Taffvalerowdy

    Taffvalerowdy Well-Known Member

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    So Andrew Brace will be the referee in Rome - arguably the worst ref in the Pro14.

    Welsh Regional sides are generally at the wrong end of his decisions .....
     
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    We'll have far too much for the Italians - despite any bad reffing.

    Edit: unless he gives us a couple of reds!
     
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    Brace was actually born in Wales .... but is employed by the IRFU

    “The referee that oversaw the finale of the Autumn Nations Cup between England and France has been removed from Heineken Champions Cup duty in France next weekend due to the personal abuse he was subjected to by Les Bleus fans in the aftermath of the match in Twickenham. England beat France in sudden-death extra time with a kick from Owen Farrell, but the performance of Brace was heavily criticised by some rugby fans online.”
     
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    He might give a Welsh player a red!
     
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    That's what I meant Glam, he might give us (Wales) a couple of reds :grin: and you know what, it's been so barmy, this Six Nations, that it could well happen!

    Isn't it nice to be in this position though. Surely there'll be a backlash from England against France and we might be going into the final game already champions.
     
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    If Pivac has any sense, he will pick his strongest available team to play Italy - win the game early doors, and then bring the key players off <cheers>

    You don’t want to ring the changes and find that you’ve lost your shape and cohesion, and all of a sudden you are chasing the game ...
     
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    Absolutely, we've seen that backfire before. We need the bonus point and if England do beat France, then points difference could be crucial.
     
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    Glam - the exterior hasn’t changed much in that time!

    It has always surprised me that Neath - the oldest Club in Wales - wasn’t represented at that meeting!
     
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    I'm really looking forward to tomorrow! A bonus point win, England beating France and a couple of Guinness and I'll really enjoy my curry <cheers>

    And if the Swans and Cairdiff win <party>(yes, I said Cairdiff win - needs must! Imagine being able to thank them if we got promoted <laugh> )
     
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    Well a very good first half for Wales but some sloppiness second but a decent points margin.

    A great game at Twickers, England with the last gasp win :emoticon-0141-whew: Shame the French got a losing bonus point. I can't see us winning in Paris next week so we may have to rely on the Jocks to win us the championship, it's all a bit permutationly (that can't be a word!) at the moment.
     
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    "This document is private and confidential" ... you been online hacking again Taff? <whistle>

    Strange list of venues if true.
     
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    What is surprising is that there is no Test Match in Dublin.....
     
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    The boyos should be well up for it knowing a fat Sam grand slam is thier reward if they turn it on !
    Zammit has been fantastic for us and if injury free could go far in the Welsh squad.
     
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    A very surprising way to start the weekend - with Champions Cup qualification secured!
     
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    From what I've seen of the Ospreys this season there's been a marked improvement all round, especially in attack. Certainly going in the right direction <ok>
     
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    So what about today? A couple of great games coming up. The Swans kick off time is annoying!

    I really enjoyed last weekend but imagine winning the Grand Slam and doing the double over Cardiff <yikes> Now wouldn't that be some "Super Saturday" <cheers>
     
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    Could either be a great Saturday or a terrible Saturday....
     
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    At last the Ospreys have employed a decent Coach - it’s no coincidence that Ruddock was involved in the selection process rather than it just being Bully and Blyth..... <cheers>
     
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