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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 17:14
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 18:39

Lancashire earned the War of the Roses bragging rights and moved a step closer to Twickenham after a 26 – 15 Bill Beaumont Cup win over Yorkshire at The Woodlands.

Tries from Lewis McGowan, Dan Birchall, Paul Arnold & Alex Loney, plus six points from the boot of Alex Davies, were enough to see off the Yorkshiremen despite winger Curtis Wilson’s double salvo and a late Rob Baldwin try for the visitors.

The game was typical of a Roses encounter with some tasty looking challenges and the wet weather made life equally challenging for both sets of players. It was difficult to split the two, with Lancashire scoring after 10 minutes through powerful lock McGowan only for Wilson to reply ten minutes later with a kick and run going over in the corner.

Both teams exchanged blows again as Birchall went over for Lancashire on 26 minutes and Yorkshire’s Wilson grabbed his second four minutes later.

Although Davies missed the chance to extend Lancashire’s lead when he missed a simple penalty kick, Mark Nelson’s men led 12 – 10 at the break.

Lancashire pulled away from their rivals in the second period with short range driven tries by Arnold and then skipper Loney on 56 minutes. Davies converted both tries and although Baldwin replied late on for Yorkshire, Lancashire comfortably held on for the crucial win.

A win over Cheshire next Saturday will confirm Lancashire’s place at Twickenham on 29th May and their head coach Mark Nelson was pleased with the performance: “We relied on forward power, we had to revert to type and kick the corners but I thought the defence was excellent.”

Man of the Match: Alex Loney

Report by Jamie Allen (UCLan sports journalism student)



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 21:07
Quote "A win over Cheshire next Saturday will confirm Lancashire’s place at Twickenham on 29th May"
 
 
Thats a pretty arrogant statement to make before you know the Cheshire team for next week.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 21:27
Why O Why did Yorkshire take off their two best players in the second half? Craig Hampson and Curtis Wilson were performing well, Hampson finding the gaps at scrum half and Wilson, fleet of foot, scored two great tries.

Just because you have subs, and rolling replacements at that, you don't have to use them!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 21:28
I fail to see the arrogance?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 21:30
Both have two wins - so it looks like a simple winner takes all play off - with cheshire having home advantage. 

The Bears go to Hull to take on the white rose to avoid the drop. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 21:31
Originally posted by eeejit eeejit wrote:

Quote "A win over Cheshire next Saturday will confirm Lancashire’s place at Twickenham on 29th May"
 
Thats a pretty arrogant statement to make before you know the Cheshire team for next week.


Oh no it isn't! It's a statement of fact. If Lancashire beat Cheshire they reach the final. If Cheshire win, they do. Pretty bl**dy obvious I would have thought.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 21:54
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Why O Why did Yorkshire take off their two best players in the second half? Craig Hampson and Curtis Wilson were performing well, Hampson finding the gaps at scrum half and Wilson, fleet of foot, scored two great tries.

Just because you have subs, and rolling replacements at that, you don't have to use them!


Both guys were very good indeed. Generally, it was a contest between the Lancs forwards and the Yorks backs. But the home defence was excellent in 2nd half.

I'm not convinced about rolling replacements although I try to keep an open mind. For spectators, let alone players, it seems very disruptive and incoherent.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 22:41
eejit - that is what you call factual reporting. Pretty simple stuff really. I don't see where the "arrogance" lies?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2011 at 23:37
I think eejit might only be perturbed by the fact that all the northern chat has been about lancs and yorks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2011 at 09:42
Massive fan of rolling subs & I hope it gets made permeant one day , preferably why I'm still playing.

I thought in the conditions there was some great rugby played and we deserved the win.
The yorkshire pack had some very talented young players who I'm sure will be very good in the future.

As for next week winner takes all, I'd say the home side are the favourites and we will have it all to do but I'm sure the boys can pull it off if the stay focused.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2011 at 10:00
I love it arnie. Putting yourselves as the underdogs, a ferguson esc tactic. I think everyone in county rugby will be shocked if cheshire pull of the win. Appart from me of course.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2011 at 11:26

Originally posted by Paul Arnold Paul Arnold wrote:

Massive fan of rolling subs & I hope it gets made permeant one day , preferably why I'm still playing.

I thought in the conditions there was some great rugby played and we deserved the win.
The yorkshire pack had some very talented young players who I'm sure will be very good in the future.

As for next week winner takes all, I'd say the home side are the favourites and we will have it all to do but I'm sure the boys can pull it off if the stay focused.

The weather was certainly PERMEANT at The Woodlands Paul. I note you didn't appear until it had stopped raining.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2011 at 11:40
Originally posted by Paul Arnold Paul Arnold wrote:

Massive fan of rolling subs & I hope it gets made permeant one day , preferably why I'm still playing.
 
Arnie - that's pure unadulterated carreer extension tactics! Shameful - although you will become an 'Impact' player then (on the wing for the glory tries). Still at Fylde next year?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2011 at 13:10
Butterbean was thinking more Big eddie tattics than sir alex !

An the two posts above are correct I'm more of a fair weather player and correct I could play till I'm atleast 40 with rolling subs
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2011 at 08:43
Butterbean,
 
A good win for Cheshire on Saturday gives you hope of an upset against Arnie and his Fylde mates next week at Macclesfield. Arnie's talking snakefruits positioning Lancashire as the underdogs.
 
Personally I reckon Lancashire are so confident of victory that they wont even play a few of their 'stars' like Arnie against Cheshire next week so as to save them for the final at Twickenham
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2011 at 10:39
I'm not playing mate but I was only a sub anyway !
Cheshire must be favourites with home advantage & with the Macc players being available !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2011 at 12:37
Originally posted by Paul Arnold Paul Arnold wrote:

I'm not playing mate but I was only a sub anyway !
Cheshire must be favourites with home advantage & with the Macc players being available !

I did not expect such a timely response. No Arnie against Cheshire could mean:
 
- I hit the nail on the head and Lancs are giving Arnie and a few other stars the weekend off so as to keep them fresh for Twickenham. If this is the reason expect a few other omissions to be announced
 
- Arnie is concened that Butterbean could be up for giving him a hard time. Possible but less likely as Arnie probably wouldn't duck the challenge
 
- Nellie wants to look at some new second rows prior to signing them up for Fylde
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2011 at 14:40
Or I'm on a stag do ;)
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