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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2011 at 16:45
Originally posted by Allan Foster Allan Foster wrote:

Lancashire squad also announced.

Some Lancs players unavailable such as Briers, Loney & Arnold. Maybe Cheshire favourites? Will be close, hard game given the prize at stake.




now now allan ,lancs are still favourites as you know
was told ,at the end of 16/17 we will not see you next season but we will the one after .think not otley
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2011 at 16:50
Where do people see the key battles? I think both back lines are very dangerous but the forwards will not want to be out done by the "girls at the back. The No. 9 battle will be very interesting with both players having played so well all season. Even though Collins has played mostly at 10. And then you have the battle of the front row. Should be a cracking game! Far too excited....!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2011 at 17:09
Originally posted by HHH HHH wrote:

Where do people see the key battles? I think both back lines are very dangerous but the forwards will not want to be out done by the "girls at the back. The No. 9 battle will be very interesting with both players having played so well all season. Even though Collins has played mostly at 10. And then you have the battle of the front row. Should be a cracking game! Far too excited....!
 
The 'Bull' loosehead Gavin Woods absolutely mullered Pete Altham the first time they faced each other and I do not expect the outcome will be any different tomorrow. It will be a very long afternoon for the Fylde tighthead and I expect that Cheshire will have a significant advantage in this area.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2011 at 18:22
Not sure Woods would hack it at premiership level but you never know. Saw a lot of him when he was an 8 at Chester and he was a fearsome carrier. Little less bulk back then though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2011 at 19:00
cheshire look to have a stronger bench
was told ,at the end of 16/17 we will not see you next season but we will the one after .think not otley
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2011 at 03:34
Good luck to Lancashire tomorrow do us proud and beat Cheshire!!! Should be a great encounter!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2011 at 15:43
Cheshire 7 Lancashire 15 HT.

Two tries by Oli Brennand (the 2nd a superb 80m solo effort I believe), one by Dave Marwick.

Lancs started the strongest but Cheshire right back in the mix now.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2011 at 16:31
Any news on the final score Alan?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2011 at 16:43
17-37. Lancs hung on through 3rd quarter whilst Cheshire got back to 17-20 with Fergus Mulchrone try.

But stepped on the gas at the end with tries by replacement prop Simon Griffiths and centre Tom Hughes in last 10 minutes. Well done to the lads for getting through to their 4th successive Twickenham final (I think!).




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2011 at 18:20
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2011 at 13:27
So how did Rylance play? Was he a weak link or did he perform?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2011 at 20:12
Played the first half only . Nailed all his line out throws and some telling cameos in the loose. Lancs scrummage under some pressure although not quite mullahed as predicted in earlier posts.
Woods played the whole 80 minutes; Lancs front row changed at half time[from memory].
 
The Cheshire no8 Sewell lasted about 30 minutes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2011 at 09:50
Great result for Lancs. Rylance was by no means the weakest link. Superb hands to put Ollie Brennand away for the first Lancs try and the rugby brain and ability under his own posts to give Brennand the space to score the second. Every lineout was spot on. There are plenty of "boshers" in the Lancs pack, so Rylance offers something different. Horses for courses and he is still only 24, not 34
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2011 at 11:06
i had a rare foray away on staurday, and was in the area, so i went to watch this game,
it was well worth the trip, nice sunny day, good pitch and a decent crowd to watch lots of open rugby, some great tries, and plenty of vim and vigour!
Lancs were well worth the win, they had the game breakers in no`s 7 and 12, and they started at a tremendous pace, blowing Cheshire away for the first 20 minutes, Cheshire also had a player sin binned for a blatant killing of the ball as early as the 4th minute, Cheshire came back, with their pack on top for a while, but they just couldn`t keep the ball for long enough, this was to be their downfall, as Lancs scored a 100 mtr try from a knock on close to their own goal line, after 4 passes behind the line, and a great piece of advantage from the Referee.
in the 2nd half Cheshire started better, and got back into the game, but just as they were gaining the ascendancy, Lancs were able to up the pace and stretch away to a match winning lead.
Comedy moment of the day was the sin-binning of the Lancs 9, he`d been whinging and whining at the officials all afternoon, had a warning, and then blatantly handled on the floor, and to the crowds delight got his marching orders. everyone in the ground could see it coming!!
If Lancs play like they started and finished at Twickenham on Saturday, they will take some beating.
I was told after the game that this was the last RFU game for the Referee Chris Sharp, as he`s becoming a Touch Judge next season, if so, it was a good match to bow out on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2011 at 12:15

Great win for lancs at weekend!

Very good game to watch with some good performances all over the field. Lancs 7/11/12 had great games - 7 & 12 provided a platform & 11 was lightning. Cheshires 7 covered a lot of ground, 15 looked dangerous on the ball & 13 put some great tackles in.

Referee did seem to have an influence but a good win no doubt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2011 at 12:17
Thanks for the feedback!

The boy did good by the looks of things, I was told by someone else of his wonderful hands and sorry to say it Know All but I told you so.

He has a wonderful talent and is very enjoyable to see him making the most of it!

Yes he is 24 don't know where the 34 thing came from. He certainly doesn't look 34 just about yet!

His pass to Oli Brennand I heard was magnificent, let's hope he did enough to be considered for Twickenham!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2011 at 13:17
How did Cheshire's loose head Gavin Woods perform? Did he beast his opposite number Pete Altham?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2011 at 13:31
Originally posted by Big Eddie Big Eddie wrote:

How did Cheshire's loose head Gavin Woods perform? Did he beast his opposite number Pete Altham?
He played well on the whole. He played a full 80 minutes while I think I am right in saying Lancs changed their front row at half time/shortly afterwards. I would not say he beasted his opposite number but did seem to have slightly the upper hand at scrum time.
 
Was interesting to see Lancs No.7 vs Cheshire No.7 as they will be competeing at Fylde next season for the same shirt. As big a fan as I am of Mr Stewart, I feel Lancs No.7 came out slightly on top after Saturdays game.
 
Was also very interesting to see Fyldes normal no.10 in the 9 shirt. Thought he played well if not fantastic. Is this a sign of something to come at the Woodlands next season...?
 
Cheshire will be dissapointed in the 15 point advantage they gave to Lancs in the opening 15 mins, but can not have any real cause to feel unfairly treated. The better side won on the day I feel although if Cheshire had kept 15 men on the pitch in the opening spell it could well have been a different result.. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2011 at 13:55
I expect that next season at Fylde, Steve McGinnis will play 7 and Evan Stewart will play 6 with Evan Stewart reverting to 7 when Mcginnis is unavailable due to school committments. I would not be surprised to see the Lancashire 15 Chris Johnson moving from Huddersfield to Fylde to play 10 leaving Collins at 9 for Fylde
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2011 at 23:26
I've nothing against Rylands just thought he would be a weak link. The Cheshire lineout just didn't perform and Lancs must have stolen at least 8 lineouts from Cheshire so with that kind of dominance I think even I could have hit the Lancashire jumpers. He did put in a nice pass for Brennands try apart from that he didn't do much and was substituted early in the second half. Think Loney will be back in for sundays final.
 
I don't get the hype about Woods, thought he looked unfit and walked around the pitch for most of the game, on the other hand I thought the Lancashire loosehead was excellent in the loose.
 
While i'm at it how whats the score with England Counties selection. The whole Cheshire front row selected. The hooker couldn't hit a barn door and the tighthead was just fat and slow. Only two Lancashire players a team that has just made it's third final in a row. It's a joke
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