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Topic: Selection for Dragons
Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Subject: Selection for Dragons
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 10:51am
Obviously availability will continue to fluctuate with all the dangers surrounding our squad but I would like to see the following start next week bearing in mind we going into two rounds of Europe following this game ( fingers crossed ). 

15. Liam 14. Johnny 13. Foxy 12. Scott (C) 11. Rogers 10. Patchell 9. Blacker
1. Rob 2. Ryan 3. Samson 4. Louisi 5. Morgan Jones 6. Blade 7. Tomas 8. Sione

16. Daf 17. Wyn 18. WGJ 19. Tom Price 20. Shingler 21. Cawdor 22. Dan/Sam 23. Johnny Williams/Steff Hughes. 



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Posted By: Dai Guevara
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 11:49am
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Obviously availability will continue to fluctuate with all the dangers surrounding our squad but I would like to see the following start next week bearing in mind we going into two rounds of Europe following this game ( fingers crossed ). 

15. Liam 14. Johnny 13. Foxy 12. Scott (C) 11. Rogers 10. Patchell 9. Blacker
1. Rob 2. Ryan 3. Samson 4. Louisi 5. Morgan Jones 6. Blade 7. Tomas 8. Sione

16. Daf 17. Wyn 18. WGJ 19. Tom Price 20. Shingler 21. Cawdor 22. Dan/Sam 23. Johnny Williams/Steff Hughes. 


Can't disagree much with that selection GPR, although I would commit the outrage of dropping Foxy. He has now had his day (and lots of them) and we have no shortage of talented centres who still have something to prove and the eagerness and commitment to do so. So if Johnny Williams is fit he would start, alongside Captain Scott, with Ioan Nicholas on the bench.
After yesterday, I might also prefer Hardy ahead of Cawdor and Costelow for Dan with Morgan Jones covering second row.


Posted By: greypower1
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 12:02pm
Need to give everyone who hasn't played for ten weeks a game (if we can,) especially those that were in jail in Belfast for two weeks for no fault of their own.
If they were good enough to be selected to go to SA they should be considered good enough to represent us against the Dragons.


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Posted By: Why
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 12:31pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Obviously availability will continue to fluctuate with all the dangers surrounding our squad but I would like to see the following start next week bearing in mind we going into two rounds of Europe following this game ( fingers crossed ). 

15. Liam 14. Johnny 13. Foxy 12. Scott (C) 11. Rogers 10. Patchell 9. Blacker
1. Rob 2. Ryan 3. Samson 4. Louisi 5. Morgan Jones 6. Blade 7. Tomas 8. Sione

16. Daf 17. Wyn 18. WGJ 19. Tom Price 20. Shingler 21. Cawdor 22. Dan/Sam 23. Johnny Williams/Steff Hughes. 
You can’t have the club Captain not leading the team. 


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Posted By: Dai Guevara
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 12:51pm
Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Obviously availability will continue to fluctuate with all the dangers surrounding our squad but I would like to see the following start next week bearing in mind we going into two rounds of Europe following this game ( fingers crossed ). 

15. Liam 14. Johnny 13. Foxy 12. Scott (C) 11. Rogers 10. Patchell 9. Blacker
1. Rob 2. Ryan 3. Samson 4. Louisi 5. Morgan Jones 6. Blade 7. Tomas 8. Sione

16. Daf 17. Wyn 18. WGJ 19. Tom Price 20. Shingler 21. Cawdor 22. Dan/Sam 23. Johnny Williams/Steff Hughes. 

You can’t have the club Captain not leading the team. 


Even if it reduces the effectiveness of the team?


Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 12:54pm
I wouldn’t drop Price or Lousi both looked good. Our front row got mullered though. Needs to be Wyn, Ken and WGJ if fit. Backrow also the same. Backs,Hardy and Costellow. Back three the same worked very well and centre i’d keep Scott and play Bleddyn 13 


Posted By: coldith
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 1:44pm
Any idea when Ken is due back?


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 1:52pm
Originally posted by EJPT EJPT wrote:

I wouldn’t drop Price or Lousi both looked good. Our front row got mullered though. Needs to be Wyn, Ken and WGJ if fit. Backrow also the same. Backs,Hardy and Costellow. Back three the same worked very well and centre i’d keep Scott and play Bleddyn 13 

I can't say I noticed our front row getting mullered in all honesty. In fact there were a number of occasions I thought that the ref wrongly penalised us as the opposition tight head was guilty of not going straight. I have to admit that I am no expert on front row so I would be happy to be corrected.

Both Price & Louisi are selected but I thought it would be good to see Morgan Jones given a chance. I think Blacker has been playing the best at 9 for over a season so thats why I made that call. Patchell & Costelow are our two best 10's thats for sure playing Dwayne's game. As for centre I hear what Dai says above with regard to Foxy but we don't seem inclined to use Bleddyn at 13 so with Baldwin not fit I see Foxy as our best 13 certainly ahead of Steff & Tyler. Now maybe if they don't see Bleddyn as a 13 then we should go with Joe Roberts.


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 2:29pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by EJPT EJPT wrote:

I wouldn’t drop Price or Lousi both looked good. Our front row got mullered though. Needs to be Wyn, Ken and WGJ if fit. Backrow also the same. Backs,Hardy and Costellow. Back three the same worked very well and centre i’d keep Scott and play Bleddyn 13 

I can't say I noticed our front row getting mullered in all honesty. In fact there were a number of occasions I thought that the ref wrongly penalised us as the opposition tight head was guilty of not going straight. I have to admit that I am no expert on front row so I would be happy to be corrected.

Both Price & Louisi are selected but I thought it would be good to see Morgan Jones given a chance. I think Blacker has been playing the best at 9 for over a season so thats why I made that call. Patchell & Costelow are our two best 10's thats for sure playing Dwayne's game. As for centre I hear what Dai says above with regard to Foxy but we don't seem inclined to use Bleddyn at 13 so with Baldwin not fit I see Foxy as our best 13 certainly ahead of Steff & Tyler. Now maybe if they don't see Bleddyn as a 13 then we should go with Joe Roberts.

Following on from the above scrum debate I would be interested what Mr Lee91 made of our scrum. As for the pack weight showing 813 kgs for us that was nonsense. By my calculation that should have been 913 for the starting 8 losing a few kgs when Josh went off and also losing a few when Aaron replaced Tom. 


Posted By: saundersfootscarlets
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 2:53pm
Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Obviously availability will continue to fluctuate with all the dangers surrounding our squad but I would like to see the following start next week bearing in mind we going into two rounds of Europe following this game ( fingers crossed ). 

15. Liam 14. Johnny 13. Foxy 12. Scott (C) 11. Rogers 10. Patchell 9. Blacker
1. Rob 2. Ryan 3. Samson 4. Louisi 5. Morgan Jones 6. Blade 7. Tomas 8. Sione

16. Daf 17. Wyn 18. WGJ 19. Tom Price 20. Shingler 21. Cawdor 22. Dan/Sam 23. Johnny Williams/Steff Hughes. 
You can’t have the club Captain not leading the team. 

Maybe we have the wrong captain ??



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Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 3:16pm

   Scrum was solid throughout... First two scrums Francis caved in.. When we had the nudge on at least three occasions, we got nothing, yet when they did a penalty every time. 

   Young HOC at 21, a very impressive debut at tight head.. Samson to start Harri on bench. Wyn in for Rob, who took a knock, Shings to start, Tom Price our top tackler with 10,, only playing for 50 odd minutes. The tackle on Dan Evans superb. AOB vastly under used onto bench, with Patch and Hardy to start. Possibly a star for Rodgers or Conbeer at 11, Foxy to 13 and Iestyn Rees as back row cover..,Bleddyn and Costelow are still injured as I understand it. 


Posted By: scarletnut
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 3:58pm
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


   Scrum was solid throughout... First two scrums Francis caved in.. When we had the nudge on at least three occasions, we got nothing, yet when they did a penalty every time. 

   Young HOC at 21, a very impressive debut at tight head.. Samson to start Harri on bench. Wyn in for Rob, who took a knock, Shings to start, Tom Price our top tackler with 10,, only playing for 50 odd minutes. The tackle on Dan Evans superb. AOB vastly under used onto bench, with Patch and Hardy to start. Possibly a star for Rodgers or Conbeer at 11, Foxy to 13 and Iestyn Rees as back row cover..,Bleddyn and Costelow are still injured as I understand it. 
Ospreys had the upper hand in the scrums Mark

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Posted By: Tony Clifton
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 3:59pm
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


   Scrum was solid throughout... First two scrums Francis caved in.. When we had the nudge on at least three occasions, we got nothing, yet when they did a penalty every time. 

   Young HOC at 21, a very impressive debut at tight head.. Samson to start Harri on bench. Wyn in for Rob, who took a knock, Shings to start, Tom Price our top tackler with 10,, only playing for 50 odd minutes. The tackle on Dan Evans superb. AOB vastly under used onto bench, with Patch and Hardy to start. Possibly a star for Rodgers or Conbeer at 11, Foxy to 13 and Iestyn Rees as back row cover..,Bleddyn and Costelow are still injured as I understand it. 

JBR really has terrible injury luck doesn’t he? It’s rare to see more than a handful of matches from him.

Iestyn needs some experience, I think he’s got the makings of a good player, but he was quite poor in the Ospreys friendly, frequently took the wrong option to try and score rather than look for support. Hopefully Macleod isn’t out long.

Need a good scrum, can put pressure on the Dragons there.

Any idea when Roberts or Baldwin will be back? We really need a dedicated 13. I don’t think Morgan will stick around if we get those lads up to speed, Tyler just hasn’t kicked on as hoped.


Posted By: Grammar School Boy
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 4:02pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Obviously availability will continue to fluctuate with all the dangers surrounding our squad but I would like to see the following start next week bearing in mind we going into two rounds of Europe following this game ( fingers crossed ). 

15. Liam 14. Johnny 13. Foxy 12. Scott (C) 11. Rogers 10. Patchell 9. Blacker
1. Rob 2. Ryan 3. Samson 4. Louisi 5. Morgan Jones 6. Blade 7. Tomas 8. Sione

16. Daf 17. Wyn 18. WGJ 19. Tom Price 20. Shingler 21. Cawdor 22. Dan/Sam 23. Johnny Williams/Steff Hughes. 

European selection not as important I would think given what has been done to us already. We should 100% focus on our league.


Posted By: Dai Guevara
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by greypower1 greypower1 wrote:

Need to give everyone who hasn't played for ten weeks a game (if we can,) especially those that were in jail in Belfast for two weeks for no fault of their own.
If they were good enough to be selected to go to SA they should be considered good enough to represent us against the Dragons.


Tomorrow evening (17:30 ) Llanelli host RGC. Many of us have criticised the Scarlets this season for not sharing out their squad players more equitably among our 3 feeder sides, especially when it came to tight forwards. If there are one or two who are not going to be used against the Dragons then maybe they can be put on the bench for Llanelli. It could also be a chance for the Scarlets coaches to have a look at the big RGC prop and second row who have been highly praised on here (before the Ospreys or worse nab them)


Posted By: scarletnut
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 4:11pm
Originally posted by Grammar School Boy Grammar School Boy wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Obviously availability will continue to fluctuate with all the dangers surrounding our squad but I would like to see the following start next week bearing in mind we going into two rounds of Europe following this game ( fingers crossed ). 

15. Liam 14. Johnny 13. Foxy 12. Scott (C) 11. Rogers 10. Patchell 9. Blacker
1. Rob 2. Ryan 3. Samson 4. Louisi 5. Morgan Jones 6. Blade 7. Tomas 8. Sione

16. Daf 17. Wyn 18. WGJ 19. Tom Price 20. Shingler 21. Cawdor 22. Dan/Sam 23. Johnny Williams/Steff Hughes. 

European selection not as important I would think given what has been done to us already. We should 100% focus on our league.
Why? There’s still every chance of qualifying in Europe and if not for the Champions Cup then for the Challenge Cup. Also more financial rewards in Europe 

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Posted By: 157cb
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


   Scrum was solid throughout... First two scrums Francis caved in.. When we had the nudge on at least three occasions, we got nothing, yet when they did a penalty every time. 

   Young HOC at 21, a very impressive debut at tight head.. Samson to start Harri on bench. Wyn in for Rob, who took a knock, Shings to start, Tom Price our top tackler with 10,, only playing for 50 odd minutes. The tackle on Dan Evans superb. AOB vastly under used onto bench, with Patch and Hardy to start. Possibly a star for Rodgers or Conbeer at 11, Foxy to 13 and Iestyn Rees as back row cover..,Bleddyn and Costelow are still injured as I understand it. 
Ospreys had the upper hand in the scrums Mark

   Disagree Stef, ESPN stats confirm what I thought. 80% off scrums won, Ospreys 71%.. Adam Jones was also not consistent with his officiating of that phase. 


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 7:25am
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


   Scrum was solid throughout... First two scrums Francis caved in.. When we had the nudge on at least three occasions, we got nothing, yet when they did a penalty every time. 

   Young HOC at 21, a very impressive debut at tight head.. Samson to start Harri on bench. Wyn in for Rob, who took a knock, Shings to start, Tom Price our top tackler with 10,, only playing for 50 odd minutes. The tackle on Dan Evans superb. AOB vastly under used onto bench, with Patch and Hardy to start. Possibly a star for Rodgers or Conbeer at 11, Foxy to 13 and Iestyn Rees as back row cover..,Bleddyn and Costelow are still injured as I understand it. 
Ospreys had the upper hand in the scrums Mark

   Disagree Stef, ESPN stats confirm what I thought. 80% off scrums won, Ospreys 71%.. Adam Jones was also not consistent with his officiating of that phase. 

Either way gents I think we all agree that we didn't get mullered in the scrums as one poster suggested?


Posted By: PE SA
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 3:56pm
15. Mcnicholl
14. Rogers
13. Foxy
12. Scott
11. Steff
10. Patch 
9. Hardy 
8. Kalamafoni
7. Lezana
6. Blade
5. Shingler 
4. Lousi
3. Samson
2. Elias
1. Wyn Jones
16. Daf Hughes
17. Rob Evans (if fit)
18. Harri OConnor
19. Tom Price 
20. Carwyn Tuipolotu 
21. Gareth Davies 
22. Dan Jones
23. Steff Hughes 


Posted By: Rob o'r Bont
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 4:44pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


   Scrum was solid throughout... First two scrums Francis caved in.. When we had the nudge on at least three occasions, we got nothing, yet when they did a penalty every time. 

   Young HOC at 21, a very impressive debut at tight head.. Samson to start Harri on bench. Wyn in for Rob, who took a knock, Shings to start, Tom Price our top tackler with 10,, only playing for 50 odd minutes. The tackle on Dan Evans superb. AOB vastly under used onto bench, with Patch and Hardy to start. Possibly a star for Rodgers or Conbeer at 11, Foxy to 13 and Iestyn Rees as back row cover..,Bleddyn and Costelow are still injured as I understand it. 
Ospreys had the upper hand in the scrums Mark

   Disagree Stef, ESPN stats confirm what I thought. 80% off scrums won, Ospreys 71%.. Adam Jones was also not consistent with his officiating of that phase. 

Either way gents I think we all agree that we didn't get mullered in the scrums as one poster suggested?
Totally agree GPR. And as 157cb mentioned above, if the ref hadn't missed Francis with one knee on the floor so may times the scrum stats might have been very different.

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Posted By: Tony Clifton
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 5:26pm
I hope we don’t sideline Blacker. For me, he’s our best 9. Dangerous runner and good service.


Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 6:37pm
Originally posted by Rob o'r Bont Rob o'r Bont wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


   Scrum was solid throughout... First two scrums Francis caved in.. When we had the nudge on at least three occasions, we got nothing, yet when they did a penalty every time. 

   Young HOC at 21, a very impressive debut at tight head.. Samson to start Harri on bench. Wyn in for Rob, who took a knock, Shings to start, Tom Price our top tackler with 10,, only playing for 50 odd minutes. The tackle on Dan Evans superb. AOB vastly under used onto bench, with Patch and Hardy to start. Possibly a star for Rodgers or Conbeer at 11, Foxy to 13 and Iestyn Rees as back row cover..,Bleddyn and Costelow are still injured as I understand it. 
Ospreys had the upper hand in the scrums Mark

   Disagree Stef, ESPN stats confirm what I thought. 80% off scrums won, Ospreys 71%.. Adam Jones was also not consistent with his officiating of that phase. 

Either way gents I think we all agree that we didn't get mullered in the scrums as one poster suggested?
Totally agree GPR. And as 157cb mentioned above, if the ref hadn't missed Francis with one knee on the floor so may times the scrum stats might have been very different.
Our scrums gone backwards in virtually every match


Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:

Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


   Scrum was solid throughout... First two scrums Francis caved in.. When we had the nudge on at least three occasions, we got nothing, yet when they did a penalty every time. 

   Young HOC at 21, a very impressive debut at tight head.. Samson to start Harri on bench. Wyn in for Rob, who took a knock, Shings to start, Tom Price our top tackler with 10,, only playing for 50 odd minutes. The tackle on Dan Evans superb. AOB vastly under used onto bench, with Patch and Hardy to start. Possibly a star for Rodgers or Conbeer at 11, Foxy to 13 and Iestyn Rees as back row cover..,Bleddyn and Costelow are still injured as I understand it. 
Ospreys had the upper hand in the scrums Mark

   Disagree Stef, ESPN stats confirm what I thought. 80% off scrums won, Ospreys 71%.. Adam Jones was also not consistent with his officiating of that phase. 
Our scrum wins are Cawdor rolling the ball all the way back to Kal’s feet in a split second not the full picture, but if you go back and look at prior matches that stats averages around 70% 


Posted By: N14
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 7:27pm
If Foxy starts, he'll be captain. Be very surprised if he starts but is not captain. If he doesn't start, Scott for captain. With hindsight, I think Scott should have been made captain from the off, but hindsight is a wonderful thing!


Posted By: tannerbankboy
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 7:57pm
We need to put our best side out regardless of those that haven't played for weeks.  After last years embarrassing debacle against them we need to lay down a marker.


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 8:42am
Has anyone got any updates on the situation with Cubby & Lewis Rawlins. 


Posted By: gorau
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 10:16am
My team v the Dragons
15 - Liam Williams
14 - Johnny McNicholl
13 - Jonathan Davies
12 - Johnny Williams / Scott Williams
11 - Steff Evans
10 - Rhys Patchell 
9 - Kieran Hardy (think he needs a start)
8 - Sione Kalamafoni
7 - Tomas Lezana 
6 - Blade Thompson
5 - Morgan Jones (I want to see him back in the Scarlets shirt)
4 - Sam Lousi
3 - WillGriff John
2 - Ryan Elias 
1 - Wyn Jones 

Bench 
16 - Daf Hughes 
17 - Rob Evans / Steff Thomas
18 - Samson Lee / Javen Sebastien / Harri O'Connor
19 - Aaron Shingler 
20 - Iestyn Rees
21 - Gareth Davies
22 - Angus O'Brien 
23 - Johnny Williams / Scott Williams / Tom Rogers


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Posted By: ndavies198
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 11:20am
If fit, I'd like to see Tyler Morgan get a start at 13 with either Scott or Johnny Williams at 12 (while the other is on the bench). I think Johnny Williams and Tyler Morgan could be a very strong centre partnership (similar to Scott and Foxy) for the future with long term potential, both have international experience and are both only in their mid-20s. Talented players who have both had their issues with injuries/illness that I think should be developed although while still trying to get the most out of Scott as he's clearly our best centre and on-field leader.


Posted By: surfing-mtber
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 11:39am
Is this match only on Premier Sports?

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Posted By: Fscarlet
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 11:55am
Yep, I think it's the first match of ours this season that hasn't been on S4C or the Beeb.


Posted By: gorau
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 11:56am
Premier Sports then repeated on s4c later on Saturday night



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Posted By: ChrisX
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 12:36pm
Would Rob Evans possibly be a doubt after 'hobbling' off against Ospreys, hope not but if so is Wyn Jones fit and available alongside Steff. 

Blacker at 9. 


Posted By: Wil Chips
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 2:26pm
I’d suggest neither Rob nor Macloed will make this weekend. Hope we get Samson, Wyn, Sebastian, Morgan Jones, Jac Price, Blacker, Foxy and 1 or 2 others back in contention though.


Posted By: Sandman
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 3:19pm
Just out of interest, just came back from PYS and saw Patch and Halfers walking back to the ground from training. Leigh seemed to be walking well without any strapping. Hope for a speedy recovery and will see him soon. 

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Posted By: gorau
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 3:24pm
Great to hear Leigh is up and about. 

Just read an article on WOL about potential transfers. Bradley Roberts is an interesting one, and with Ken at the end of his career, with Dwayne having coached Bradley I'd like us to go in for him. He seems a hooker in the Ken mould and at 26 he's got years left in him. Not sure what the situation is with Taylor as he was on loan down the Dragons towards the end of last year and he's there this year as well. Shaun Evans to me looks like a player being primed to be a good squad player, able to cover hooker and 7. 

In the article there were no mention of us being linked to any player. Patchell is also by the sounds of it coming off contract so I hope we tie him down. 


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Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 3:25pm
Originally posted by Sandman Sandman wrote:

Just out of interest, just came back from PYS and saw Patch and Halfers walking back to the ground from training. Leigh seemed to be walking well without any strapping. Hope for a speedy recovery and will see him soon. 

Hopefully halfers has been giving Rhys some place kicking coaching. When you've got the best use it I say.


Posted By: ReganKing
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 3:36pm
My team for the Dragons clash:

15 Liam Williams
14 Johnny McNichol
13 Scott Williams
12 Johnny Williams
11 Corey Baldwin
10 Rhys Patchell
9 Gareth Davies

8 Sione Kalamafoni 
7 Thomas Lezana
6 Blade Thompson 
5 Aaron Shilger
4 Sam Lousi
3 Samson Lee
2 Phil Price
1 Rob Evans 

16 Ryan Elias
17 Javan Sebastian
18 Will Griff John
19 Tom Price
20 Sean Evans 
21 Dane Blacker 
22 Steff Hughes
23 Steff Evans.


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 3:47pm
Originally posted by ReganKing ReganKing wrote:

My team for the Dragons clash:

15 Liam Williams
14 Johnny McNichol
13 Scott Williams
12 Johnny Williams
11 Corey Baldwin
10 Rhys Patchell
9 Gareth Davies

8 Sione Kalamafoni 
7 Thomas Lezana
6 Blade Thompson 
5 Aaron Shilger
4 Sam Lousi
3 Samson Lee
2 Phil Price
1 Rob Evans 

16 Ryan Elias
17 Javan Sebastian
18 Will Griff John
19 Tom Price
20 Sean Evans 
21 Dane Blacker 
22 Steff Hughes
23 Steff Evans.

You've got no hooker starting and two tight heads on the bench unless, of course, I am missing something which is quite likely!!!!!


Posted By: ReganKing
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 4:19pm
My bad. I'd have Marc Jones starting at Hooker.


Posted By: LLANDRE
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 4:26pm
I'm sorry but i  don't rate  Mark Jones.   I think  Daf Hughes is a much better player 

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Posted By: Dai Guevara
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 4:55pm
I really can't see the need to sign Bradley Roberts. Our squad currently includes the Lions hooker, the Welsh first and second choice and 3 others if we include Taylor Davies on loan to the Dragons. Along with scrum-halves we are brim-full. Let's save every penny for at least one big-carrying second row and a coach who bring our line-out and scrum to top standard.
As far as Saturday's game against the Dragons, let's use our very best scrum and extract as many penalties as we can from them - we would be foolish to let the game open out too much early, on especially with their back row.


Posted By: EJPT
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 5:28pm
Originally posted by ReganKing ReganKing wrote:

My bad. I'd have Marc Jones starting at Hooker.
They do look similar 


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 7:24pm
Originally posted by Dai Guevara Dai Guevara wrote:

I really can't see the need to sign Bradley Roberts. Our squad currently includes the Lions hooker, the Welsh first and second choice and 3 others if we include Taylor Davies on loan to the Dragons. Along with scrum-halves we are brim-full. Let's save every penny for at least one big-carrying second row and a coach who bring our line-out and scrum to top standard.
As far as Saturday's game against the Dragons, let's use our very best scrum and extract as many penalties as we can from them - we would be foolish to let the game open out too much early, on especially with their back row.
Agree with all that Dai. Don't need Bradley Roberts, 


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Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 04 January 2022 at 7:28pm
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I’d suggest neither Rob nor Macloed will make this weekend. Hope we get Samson, Wyn, Sebastian, Morgan Jones, Jac Price, Blacker, Foxy and 1 or 2 others back in contention though.
We'll do just fine if Wyn is available. I'd be happy with Harri and WGJ covering TH, Lezana starting at 7 and the same selection from 8-15.


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Posted By: supertaf
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 1:44pm
Originally posted by scarletnut scarletnut wrote:

Originally posted by 157cb 157cb wrote:


   Scrum was solid throughout... First two scrums Francis caved in.. When we had the nudge on at least three occasions, we got nothing, yet when they did a penalty every time. 

   Young HOC at 21, a very impressive debut at tight head.. Samson to start Harri on bench. Wyn in for Rob, who took a knock, Shings to start, Tom Price our top tackler with 10,, only playing for 50 odd minutes. The tackle on Dan Evans superb. AOB vastly under used onto bench, with Patch and Hardy to start. Possibly a star for Rodgers or Conbeer at 11, Foxy to 13 and Iestyn Rees as back row cover..,Bleddyn and Costelow are still injured as I understand it. 
Ospreys had the upper hand in the scrums Mark
They did but we certainly werent `mullered`. Plus the ref did seem keen to ping us regardless of who was going up/down/back/forward.


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Posted By: diego6754
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 3:56pm
Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I’d suggest neither Rob nor Macloed will make this weekend. Hope we get Samson, Wyn, Sebastian, Morgan Jones, Jac Price, Blacker, Foxy and 1 or 2 others back in contention though.
We'll do just fine if Wyn is available. I'd be happy with Harri and WGJ covering TH, Lezana starting at 7 and the same selection from 8-15.
Bearing in mind Foxy, Wyn and Seb were all named to play against the Blues, then i guess there admission against the Ospreys was COVID related so I would think they all come back in, although tough call on Seb/HOC. Steff H to drop out of squad, Foxy in, Lezanna for Josh, Wyn for Rob.  Don't think we'll see Rob or Josh for a while.

Apart from that, for me Patch resumes his rightful place at 10, we talk of a lack of leadership over the last 2/3 seasons, and Scott has made a massive difference coming back, the fact that Patch has played so little rugby has also contributed to this. He's an international class 10 at the end of the day. 

I'd also think about dropping Liam, if the guy wants to go to the Blues, for whatever reason, then we give the game time to Tom Rogers/Conbeer/Tomi Lewis. Granted they are not the player that Liam is at the moment, but they are our future and need as much first team exposure as possible. If not i'd move Liam to wing and play Jonny Mac 15 cause the guy is on fire. There is something reassuring about a backline that reads Davies, Patchell, Evans, S Williams, Davies, L Williams, J Mcnichol. Think we were rather good last time we regularly got those boys on the pitch at the same time!


Posted By: Wasp
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 4:29pm
Originally posted by diego6754 diego6754 wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I’d suggest neither Rob nor Macloed will make this weekend. Hope we get Samson, Wyn, Sebastian, Morgan Jones, Jac Price, Blacker, Foxy and 1 or 2 others back in contention though.
We'll do just fine if Wyn is available. I'd be happy with Harri and WGJ covering TH, Lezana starting at 7 and the same selection from 8-15.
Bearing in mind Foxy, Wyn and Seb were all named to play against the Blues, then i guess there admission against the Ospreys was COVID related so I would think they all come back in, although tough call on Seb/HOC. Steff H to drop out of squad, Foxy in, Lezanna for Josh, Wyn for Rob.  Don't think we'll see Rob or Josh for a while.

Apart from that, for me Patch resumes his rightful place at 10, we talk of a lack of leadership over the last 2/3 seasons, and Scott has made a massive difference coming back, the fact that Patch has played so little rugby has also contributed to this. He's an international class 10 at the end of the day. 

I'd also think about dropping Liam, if the guy wants to go to the Blues, for whatever reason, then we give the game time to Tom Rogers/Conbeer/Tomi Lewis. Granted they are not the player that Liam is at the moment, but they are our future and need as much first team exposure as possible. If not i'd move Liam to wing and play Jonny Mac 15 cause the guy is on fire. There is something reassuring about a backline that reads Davies, Patchell, Evans, S Williams, Davies, L Williams, J Mcnichol. Think we were rather good last time we regularly got those boys on the pitch at the same time!
Oh well. Doesn't matter now!!


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Posted By: Tony Clifton
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 4:39pm
Bugger!


Posted By: diego6754
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 4:59pm
Originally posted by diego6754 diego6754 wrote:

Originally posted by Wasp Wasp wrote:

Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I’d suggest neither Rob nor Macloed will make this weekend. Hope we get Samson, Wyn, Sebastian, Morgan Jones, Jac Price, Blacker, Foxy and 1 or 2 others back in contention though.
We'll do just fine if Wyn is available. I'd be happy with Harri and WGJ covering TH, Lezana starting at 7 and the same selection from 8-15.
Bearing in mind Foxy, Wyn and Seb were all named to play against the Blues, then i guess there admission against the Ospreys was COVID related so I would think they all come back in, although tough call on Seb/HOC. Steff H to drop out of squad, Foxy in, Lezanna for Josh, Wyn for Rob.  Don't think we'll see Rob or Josh for a while.

Apart from that, for me Patch resumes his rightful place at 10, we talk of a lack of leadership over the last 2/3 seasons, and Scott has made a massive difference coming back, the fact that Patch has played so little rugby has also contributed to this. He's an international class 10 at the end of the day. 

I'd also think about dropping Liam, if the guy wants to go to the Blues, for whatever reason, then we give the game time to Tom Rogers/Conbeer/Tomi Lewis. Granted they are not the player that Liam is at the moment, but they are our future and need as much first team exposure as possible. If not i'd move Liam to wing and play Jonny Mac 15 cause the guy is on fire. There is something reassuring about a backline that reads Davies, Patchell, Evans, S Williams, Davies, L Williams, J Mcnichol. Think we were rather good last time we regularly got those boys on the pitch at the same time!
Blinking waste of time and thought that was CryLOLCryLOL



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