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Topic: Final
Posted By: Trailfinder
Subject: Final
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2019 at 21:11
I know most people didn't even begin to get excited about the new Championship Cup but now the final is here I hope as many Rolling Maulers as possible can come along. It is after all the play off final that many of us would have savoured, hopefully it will be a fitting finale to the season.



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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2019 at 12:43
I'll be there. Trying to drag along a few mates, but not able to get many excited.


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2019 at 18:39
The top two teams in the Championship league 2018/19. An extra week of Rugby and hopefully Ealing Trailfinders to retain the Championship Cup.

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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.


Posted By: Trailfinder
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2019 at 11:25
It looks like it will be the biggest crowd ever at Vallis Way so presumably >3k...


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 01 May 2019 at 14:30
There is a problem of selection. Certain players are cup tied due to not playing in the earlier rounds.

I can not find the rules / regulations but it effects both teams.

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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.


Posted By: SirBurger
Date Posted: 01 May 2019 at 15:36
Yes the big losses for Irish are Keatley and the two Fijian lads, all of whom signed after the pool stages. 


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 01 May 2019 at 15:50

Championship Final Match Officials

Ealing Trailfinders vs London Irish
Referee: Greg Macdonald
Assistant referees: Shane Lewis, Clare Daniels
Television match official: Sean Davey
Assessor: Steve Leyshon



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Dont kick it. Pick it up and GO FORWARD.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 02 May 2019 at 10:55
Harry Casson (Ealing starting 5) cleared by a disciplinary panel to play this weekend. Slightly surprised the red was rescinded, but pleased. Must have looked very different under slo-mo.


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 02 May 2019 at 12:14
[QUOTE=gerg_861] Harry Casson (Ealing starting 5) cleared by a disciplinary panel to play this weekend. Slightly surprised the red was rescinded, but pleased. Must have looked very different under slo-mo.[/QUOTE


The yellow card given to the London Irish player for shoulder barging our players head should have been red card instead of just a yellow.

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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.


Posted By: oneagainstthehead
Date Posted: 02 May 2019 at 14:04
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Harry Casson (Ealing starting 5) cleared by a disciplinary panel to play this weekend. Slightly surprised the red was rescinded, but pleased. Must have looked very different under slo-mo.

I always felt the red card was harsh. I can see why it was given - player lifted over the shoulder and lands on his head. However, it was the LI player who entered the maul from the side and tried to lift Casson out. All the ET player has done is transferred his weight to his other leg and dropped his hips - classic judo move. The LI player’s own strength and momentum has completed the ‘throw’. Moral of the story? Don’t start what you can’t finish.
PS: mild sarcasm withstanding, very pleased no one was hurt as a result.

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Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 02 May 2019 at 16:15
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I really hope Ealing Trailfinders give a better account of themselves during the final. I believe they will and some key players will make the difference to the Ealing performance. Although I am not sure who exactly is `cup tied` . I assume the teams will be named very shortly for both teams.

Last Saturday London Irish were the better team by far in my opinion. They seemed so much sharper in defence and quicker to the ball. Ealing lost the ball in contact several times. Normally and in most games they very rarely lose the ball. 


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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.


Posted By: The Perfect Ten
Date Posted: 02 May 2019 at 16:53
It will largely be two different teams this Saturday.
 
Ealing have the greater need on this occasion which, with home advantage, I feel might just see them over the line.
 
It could be a very close affair.


Posted By: SirBurger
Date Posted: 02 May 2019 at 18:27
Should be a fascinating contest. Keatley at 10 has added much more pace to our game, along with the two Fijians mentioned earlier who, after a slow start, have added real pace and dynamism in the back row and back three. We didn't manage to do the double last time, so if we did it would be the icing on the cake. However, the main job has been done so I wouldn't begrudge Ealing some end of season silverware.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 02 May 2019 at 18:41
Will Greenwoods podcast spends about ten minutes discussing last weeks game, this weeks cup final, and a few other Championship topics this week.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 03 May 2019 at 12:21

Ealing Trailfinders team to play London Irish in the Championship Cup Final on Saturday 4th May at Trailfinders Sports Club: Great selection. A shame that Lewis Jones is injured, and Andrew Durutalo is suspended, but otherwise this is almost ideal from my point of view. David Johnston works much better as a centre than a wing in my view - I might swap him out for Harry Sloane, but he's had some knocks. Great to see Jordy Reid back and fit, he'll add a lot to defensive efforts. YEAAAALING!

15 Will Harries 14 Seb Stegmann 13 David Johnston 12 Pat Howard 11 James Cordy Redden10 Craig Willis 9 Jordan Burns 1 Jordan Els 2 Alun Walker 3 Elliot Millar Mills 4 Sam Dickinson 5 Harry Casson 6 Kieran Murphy 7 Jordy Reid 8 Rayn Smid (c) 

Replacements:

16 Matt Cornish 17 Jack O’Connell 18 Ben Betts 19 Ben Landry 20 Harry Sloan 21 Ryan Foley 22 Laurence May  



Posted By: Margin_Walker
Date Posted: 03 May 2019 at 12:53
LI Team. First choice barring injury (Meehan and Stephenson) and the cup tied lads (Veitokani, Tuisui and Keatley). Slightly surprised that Fainga'a gets the nod over Porecki

London Irish: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Ben Loader, 13 Fergus Mulchrone, 12 Terrence Hepetema, 11 Matt Williams, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Scott Steele, 1 Gordon Reid, Saia Fainga’a, 3 Ollie Hoskins, 4 Franco van der Merwe, 5 Josh McNally ©, 6 Jake Schatz, 7 TJ Ioane, 8 Ofisa Treviranus

Replacements: 16 David Porecki, 17 Patric Cilliers, 18 Barney Maddison, 19 Matt Rogerson, 20 Brendan McKibbin, 21 Jacob Atkins, 22 Brendan Macken 


Posted By: SirBurger
Date Posted: 03 May 2019 at 13:35
Could be wrong, but think Porecki may have a knock. 


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 03 May 2019 at 14:28
My prediction: Ealing 31 (4 tries) - London Irish 27 (3 tries) with a crowd of 4250


Posted By: The Perfect Ten
Date Posted: 03 May 2019 at 16:43
A crowd of 4000 plus would make for a brilliant atmosphere!


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 03 May 2019 at 19:43
My prediction & hope a GREAT MATCH - always the two best teams this season imo.

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Dont kick it. Pick it up and GO FORWARD.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 15:26
Is the game being streamed?

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Onward and Upwards C'mon Donny!


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 15:30
Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

Is the game being streamed?


Don't believe so - live on Sky


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 15:32
Ok thanks

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Onward and Upwards C'mon Donny!


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 17:21



Ealing Trailfinders 13 London Irish 10 half time

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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 18:09
Any further updates

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Onward and Upwards C'mon Donny!


Posted By: Albionlass
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 18:12
23-17

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Lifes a journey . Never a race .


Posted By: Albionlass
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 18:18
       F.T.   Ealing T 23-17 Ldn irish


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Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 18:19
Congratulations to Ealing

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Onward and Upwards C'mon Donny!


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 18:20
Ealing Trailfinders 23 London Irish 17 FT

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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.


Posted By: SirBurger
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 18:23
Well done Ealing. Well deserved victory. 


Posted By: Margin_Walker
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 18:24
Congrats Ealing. Well played


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 18:54
Great game. Great atmosphere. Packed stands. Rubbish weather. Now a long, long wait for meaningful rugby.


Posted By: The Perfect Ten
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 19:16
i feel it was very important for Ealing to win that. The big challenge now is Newcastle next season.


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 19:27
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Great game.
Say it all but hats off to two really good teams - great contest and the best squad eventually won. That lad playing 8 for Ealing is a proper player.

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Dont kick it. Pick it up and GO FORWARD.


Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 19:38
So can we cut to the quick and rather than spend hours getting bored and arguing about this allegedly waste of space competition agree the next final is between Trail Finders  and Falcons


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 19:52
Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Great game.
Say it all but hats off to two really good teams - great contest and the best squad eventually won. That lad playing 8 for Ealing is a proper player.

Our 8 is Rayn Smid. A real iron man, played almost every minute this year.


Posted By: Runitback
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 20:29
Well done Ealing . . are you ready to challenge Falcons?

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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 05 May 2019 at 13:48
TRP listed the Ealing attendance at 2800. Definitely low. All of the stands were 95%+ full. That's 1200 for the new stand, 650 for the Damian Bugeja, and 450 for the grandstand (including the new seats in front). That is 2300 seated alone. Given the addituonal temporary bleachers, and the throngs encircling the pitch, 3500 would seem an absolute minimum to me. Anyone else who was there disagree?


Posted By: oneagainstthehead
Date Posted: 05 May 2019 at 16:23
Back in nineteen hundred and frozen to death, when I was a member of Her Majesty’s largest constabulary, I was trained as a ‘crowd counter’. Simple techniques were used to estimate crowd numbers with often remarkably accurate results. To cut a very long story short, I guesstimated the crowd to be around the 3200 mark.

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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 05 May 2019 at 18:44
3627 is the number announced by Ealing just now. It may seem silly to fixate on the crowd size, but the attendances are a stick that the ringfencing crew beat Ealing with constantly.


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 07 May 2019 at 10:31
I spoke to the guy who runs the gate and he gave me the figure quoted in the Rugby Paper 2800.

Ealing do not give the actual true count. Other clubs count every man woman and child. EALING Trailfinders only count at the gate it seems. Disregarding the attendees at the pre match lunch and the various sponsors and their guests.

A attendance of 3627 must be a record for Ealing Trailfinders.

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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 09 May 2019 at 10:48
Of the 3627 supporters how many there weren't from London Irish? Or neutrals coming for a final fix of rugby? I don't think Ealing support suddenly shot up from circa 800 to 3.6k. I would guess there was a very large LI contingent - to sustain playing in a higher league I think Ealing would need circa 5k home support, and then numbers swell for the derby matches of which there would be quite a few.

Either way I was pleased for Ealing to get that win - pity they couldn't squeeze LI more in the league though.


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Onward and Upwards C'mon Donny!


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 09 May 2019 at 13:58
Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

Of the 3627 supporters how many there weren't from London Irish? Or neutrals coming for a final fix of rugby? I don't think Ealing support suddenly shot up from circa 800 to 3.6k. I would guess there was a very large LI contingent - to sustain playing in a higher league I think Ealing would need circa 5k home support, and then numbers swell for the derby matches of which there would be quite a few.

Either way I was pleased for Ealing to get that win - pity they couldn't squeeze LI more in the league though.
My guess would be about half were Ealing supporters. This is based off of crowd noise, and that we got about 1600 last year against Leicester A, who brought no fans due to the Champions Cup final being the same day.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 12 May 2019 at 12:28
Note: someone has put the entire broadcast onto youtube. Easy to find if you search for Ealing Trailfinders.



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