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Will Saturday be Better or Worse

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Hi all

Just wondering if people were expecting a better or worse (or similar) performance on Saturday compared with last Saturday against the ABs.

I think we'll come off a bit worse to be honest. Although the guys will have had an extra week down under, Bishop's absence and the fact that Gats might start some of the younger players will be our undoing I think. The AB's will also have had an extra week together.... (gulp)

I don't think that's really the end of the world though. If Biggar finally proves himself at international level, and if Rees or Knoyle show us what they've got, then great.

The worst result for me would be getting hammered even worse with the same bunch from last week- there'd be no learning in that.

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posted Jun 24, 2010

Just listening to Ian Kirkpatrick on the radio and he was singing the praises of the Wales 70s team. When asked why they are a little off the pace in the modern game he put it down to the mines closing, as they bred raw intensity and hardness which he thinks is missing from a few players these days.

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posted Jun 24, 2010

"I think he's finally realised he's paying too much tax"

He is not the only one!

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comment by javel (U14531391)

posted Jun 24, 2010

I haven't been able to see much rugby over the past couple of years.. so have only seen Biggar play once on TV. In that game he was completely out played\out thought by the young player at the Dragons (Tovey I think the name is). Do people here think he was the best option for the tour?

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posted Jun 24, 2010

The difference is SH Rugby is all about attack play, NH Rugby is all about defence, Just look at how Wales won the 2008 6N's, they may have scored a few tries but only had 2 tries scored against them.

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comment by bachgol (U5707017)

posted Jun 25, 2010

And back then, most of the Blacks were farmers, how many now?
Don't agree sorry.

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comment by bachgol (U5707017)

posted Jun 25, 2010

Who else was there? Only Tovey himself.

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posted Jun 25, 2010

Sorry UKKiwi01, I don't agree with Mr Kirkpatrick. No one seems to remember that actually the amazing, almost mythical side of the 70s never won against the All Blacks either, home or away.

Unless you count the British Lions win of 71 that contained 13 Welsh players...but they still lost the series and lets not forget, our players beat South Africa (the dominant SH side at the moment) in a Lions series very recently.

Don't get me wrong, the side of the 70s were great (yes, I have my own Gareth Edwards Grogg), but let's not pretend that they would have done any better.

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posted Jun 25, 2010

Biggar will get shown up tomorrow! But we have no alternatives so we just have to wait and see what happens!

I have no expectations from this game, it will probably be a 60 point defeat but lets hope for some positive aspects to come out of it!

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posted Jun 25, 2010

Biggar is only 20 and 4-6 years off his peak so lets give him a chance to develop, no one is seriously expecting a walesd win so we may as well give a few guys a game to help them develop. I cant believe the way the welsh public knocks this kid jesus hes 1 season out of the youth team for gods sake!

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comment by Joel (U14331529)

posted Jun 25, 2010

Remember, an injury just means an oppurtunity for an up and coming player. So if Dan Biggar truly goes out on saturday to try and grab a place in the first XV then good luck to him

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