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OMG! Ealing what have you done? Well played YC, that game was always going to be a potential banana skin for LI, but Ealing have missed (for now) the opportunity to put some serious league pressure on them by getting to within a win of them.
Still, LI have at least 1 very large banana to overcome in Cornwall at the end of the month. Also, I wouldn’t bet against Hartpury fielding a Gloucester 1st XV when they travel to Reading in April.

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Do not these results this weekend prove that that ring fencing is wrong
Well done YC and er well done that team plays at the RAG without kilts

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Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

Pirates matched Jersey physically but it was two missed penalties that made the difference. The defence on both sides was immense, neither side looked like scoring in the second half because nobody could make any yardage, so it was just 40 minutes of kick tennis.
I agree with all of this although despite the scrums being well matched and the breakdown being a close contest I think Pirates lineout struggled throughout and this really limited their attacking options. The two penalty misses from virtually identical spots was bizarre from such a quality kicker. Brilliant performance by Yorkies - and Irish travel to Penzance soon for another really tough test. No playoffs this year but what an end of season we could have had with Irish & Ealing taking on Bedford, Pirates and perhaps even Jersey. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hoffee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 2019 at 22:18
Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

Pirates matched Jersey physically but it was two missed penalties that made the difference. The defence on both sides was immense, neither side looked like scoring in the second half because nobody could make any yardage, so it was just 40 minutes of kick tennis.
I agree with all of this although despite the scrums being well matched and the breakdown being a close contest I think Pirates lineout struggled throughout and this really limited their attacking options. The two penalty misses from virtually identical spots was bizarre from such a quality kicker. Brilliant performance by Yorkies - and Irish travel to Penzance soon for another really tough test. No playoffs this year but what an end of season we could have had with Irish & Ealing taking on Bedford, Pirates and perhaps even Jersey. 


I agree CC, our lineout has been our Achilles heal for longer than I can remember, I don't recall the last game where we had an over 75% lineout success rate. We seem to be great at getting ourselves into excellent attacking positions only to totally butcher the lineout. If we can get the lineout working against Irish then we'll give them some serious problems.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pappashanga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2019 at 09:23
Can't say this is boring-competition at both ends. When will Danny Cipriani make his Hartpury debut?
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Can't say this is boring-competition at both ends. When will Danny Cipriani make his Hartpury debut?
Jersey play Hartpury next and it would boost ticket sales more if Glaws were to lend Hartpury Matt Banahan for that match. 
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A gripping encounter at the Mennaye. Either side could have won it, but maybe the Reds just merited it for riding out the tough times (10 minutes for a yellow card & then a later short passage for a head injury) with some solid defence, and taking the only real shot they had to score points in the second half. More accuracy at the lineout or from the kicking tee might well have made the difference for the hosts. I also thought the Reds' bench was an important factor - ok, Atalifo saw yellow (on his birthday) almost as soon as he came on (amusing cry of 'he's been doing it all day ref' from the stand), but in general it seemed the Jersey coaches had the conviction to bring on players for genuine impact, whereas the hosts were only making changes much later when they had to.

A day for the purist, probably inevitably given the conditions, but still a great trip and the Cadgwith singers in fine voice in the tent - a treat. And we were home by 9pm!
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Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

OMG! Ealing what have you done? Well played YC, that game was always going to be a potential banana skin for LI, but Ealing have missed (for now) the opportunity to put some serious league pressure on them by getting to within a win of them.
Still, LI have at least 1 very large banana to overcome in Cornwall at the end of the month. Also, I wouldn’t bet against Hartpury fielding a Gloucester 1st XV when they travel to Reading in April.
 
I was quite leary of the selection, but looking back on the highlights (blast you M25 for making me miss the game), it looks like a couple of freak plays (strip and run 60 metres and a chargedown with a perfect bounce) did a lot for Richmond as well. However, Ealing also looked to have ran into their Achilles heel of not being able to get across the whitewash from short range when the rolling maul doesn't work. If you look at the Ealing tries, they were mainly rolling mauls or long range breakaways.
 
If Ealing really want to move to the next level, then they need to learn from Exeter how to pick and go to make the last couple of feet without spilling the ball - this cost Ealing the win at the end of the match as well.
 
I'm even more frustrated now than I was on Saturday afternoon. If Ealing are really so ambitious, they need to focus on winning this year - Irish are vulnerable in a way that Wuss or Newcastle won't be, but I've already been seeing talk of "next year" from the team. I hope that they get their head screwed on straight for Coventry at the Butts.
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Originally posted by No 7 No 7 wrote:

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Originally posted by Westcoaster Westcoaster wrote:

Big win for Leeds......


Next the Ealing contingent will be telling us that they are still in the hunt, but if only we had won yesterday. Odds on Irish to make the instant return, irrespective of the massive investment that has been ploughed into the Ealing team.




I have heard that there is a considerable `investment`for next season . The Scots need to prize open their Sporrans and dig deep into them to stay competitive in the Championship. LOL


I think the repeated actions to achieve something without changing the end result is madness. Yes I’am sure that Ealing will continue to spend excessive sums to receive the same outcome over the coming seasons . 🤪

As for LS we don’t have the same level of madness that Ealing appear to have.


We agree in that it is all madness but to differing degrees.long may it continue.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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Ealing's last try was a freak play if ever I saw one-the Richmond player knocked the kick off back and the Ealing player was presented with the ball and no one between him and the try line. These things even themselves out.
Ealing gave away four line outs too, which is too many.
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Originally posted by Pappashanga Pappashanga wrote:

Ealing's last try was a freak play if ever I saw one-the Richmond player knocked the kick off back and the Ealing player was presented with the ball and no one between him and the try line. These things even themselves out.
Ealing gave away four line outs too, which is too many.
 
Absolutely agree - line out is one area where Matt Cornish still lags behind Alun Walker. He has a tendency to overthrow the line out.
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Gerg you were beaten by stubborn defence, massive hits and ferocious tackling by the Mond -
constantly stopped Ealing momentum
Apart for 15 minutes after half time Mond would not let you play, our scrum was rock solid  and were certainly better on the day- presumably that is  why you have taken one of our props

Plus one other thing these players know that is an honour to wear the Richmond shirt 
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Originally posted by Member728 Member728 wrote:

Gerg you were beaten by stubborn defence, massive hits and ferocious tackling by the Mond -
constantly stopped Ealing momentum
Apart for 15 minutes after half time Mond would not let you play, our scrum was rock solid  and were certainly better on the day- presumably that is  why you have taken one of our props

Plus one other thing these players know that is an honour to wear the Richmond shirt 
Yes, congrats, and I hope you stay up.
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Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Originally posted by Member728 Member728 wrote:

Gerg you were beaten by stubborn defence, massive hits and ferocious tackling by the Mond -
constantly stopped Ealing momentum
Apart for 15 minutes after half time Mond would not let you play, our scrum was rock solid  and were certainly better on the day- presumably that is  why you have taken one of our props

Plus one other thing these players know that is an honour to wear the Richmond shirt 
Yes, congrats, and I hope you stay up.



Richmond were outstanding and certainly matched our scrum where we are more often than not dominant.

It is my understanding that all players receive the same payment when and only if they play for Richmond. All players have their own careers outside of rugby.

The prop you say we have 'taken' must have decided to become a professional player ( full time ) This must be a huge step for any player. In my opinion the payment against risk of injury just does not equate at Championship level.

It must be an honour to wear your teams colours at any Championship club. I would suggest that the main reason a player chooses Richmond is that he wants to maintain his career and earn a decent salary but play the highest standard of Rugby achievable. Richmond are the only team in London ( where the work is ) to provide this.

I commend what Richmond offer and also hope they stay up.



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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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We have now sent 4 players to the professional ranks since being in the championship
Richmond are proud of those players

Just a little nugget the last time that Richmond did not lose to Ealing was in Sept 2012
when we drew 27-27 National South 1 the 2 locks that day were Chris Davies and Will Warden
the same 2 that were the locks on Saturday
 
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