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  1. Interesting to see what team Leinster pick. Only played a massive game on Sunday just past. They're also guaranteed a home s/f. On the other hand they need to win to maintain a 1st place finish which means a game vs 4th place. If we win we would still be on course for 5th (and Pot 3 in Euro draw) and if Ospreys win at home vs Ulster on Sat that would help us further.
  2. Always nice to win but it stayed dry and was a good game to watch which was important too. Penalty was hardly a stonewaller but sometimes you've seen them given other times you haven't. Good luck to EK in the play-offs. Looking forward to the end of the season as summer means you can take a break from football which can be refreshing. However, it would be nice to get as far as poss in the LL Cup. Looking forward to Selkirk. Nice wee town so hopefully a good day out regardless what happens.
  3. Stade Francais v Bath was a bit turgid in the 1st half and the first part of the 2nd but then it really came to life. Really entertaining climax
  4. The EK manager's comments weren't the smartest. His team beat the Shire just 7 games into the season. There was still an awful lot of footy to be played so he must have had a crystal ball. However, compared to some folk in the media this week the EK gaffer doesn't even make it onto my Richter scale. It came across as a tad arrogant but not the end of the world. The players have obviously put a lot of effort into their season too so I still wish them the best. The play-offs could be interesting tbh.
  5. Eddie Jones has named his England squad for their 2 test tour of Argentina. He was quoted on BBC Sport saying that they look forward to "winning 2-0". Hopefully Argentina disagree with this and do something about it. A lot of the Argentina team play for their new Jaguares Super Rugby franchise so they can now play stronger teams over summer.
  6. Opinions please. I think the opening Lions game vs the Provincial Barbarians could actually be a very interesting game. It's only 1 week between the Pro12 and English Premiership finals and when the players fly out. It'll be 2 experimental squads I'd think but rugby is the hosts national sport and there are some famous provincial teams over there such as Counties Manukau. It's a pro set-up too. That could be a tight game??
  7. Warburton wasn't even captain during Wales 6N campaign. It was Alun Wyn Jones. Also, he doesn't even captain the Cardiff Blues. It's Gethin Jenkins that does that. How on Earth does Warburton just get to waltz into the Lions captaincy so easily if rumours are true?!
  8. Game was only on Eurosport Italia so didn't see anything. However that would have been a mess surely.
  9. Finished 21-6. Ospreys lost in Treviso albeit with a weakened side. Edinburgh had their strongest squad over there.
  10. I was at the game. Zebre made major changes but so did we. Potential banana skin but we were out of sight by h/t. Disappointing to lose 2 tries but when your home and hosed and playing quite limited opposition then it is human nature to relax and switch off a bit. Hopefully Munster will beat Ulster to help Glasgow's outside chances of 5th.
  11. Kelly Brown was never a great player imo and captained a pretty mediocre team, though I was at the 2013 home win vs Ireland which admittedly was a great result. However, he was a great servant to the cause on the pitch and was a good advocate for the game in Scotland. As for tonight, Toony's resting a few for the last 2 games but allows the new 1st teamers to get into the mix and allows the 1st teamers coming back from long-term injury to get back playing. I can see why as you want a strong side for going to Dublin (a thumping there would look bad and do the fringe players confidence no good) and the last home game which is a derby with silverware up for grabs. Even though the play-offs are gone we could still get 5th and get Pot 3 in Europe next season. Zebre are making a raft of changes. Not sure why though...
  12. Nasi Manu to leave Edinburgh for Benneton Treviso next season.
  13. Despite being on P&B and having a season ticket for my local team in the Lowland League. However in a general sense I find footy quite boring. I can watch my local team for 90 mins but then I start to lose interest. Despite this, pro footballers have to be exceptionally fit and I respect them for that. Formula 1 drivers and Rugby League players need exceptional levels of fitness. F1 requires mental and physical stamina when going at high speed. Despite Rugby Union being my fave sport, it can be quite stop/start like football so more time for a breather. I've never got into golf personally. It's just a business meeting with the exercise. However, a lot of players take a golf cart anyway. At least if you walk between holes you have plenty of time to discuss the stock market, share prices and what your business can offer your client.
  14. I lived in Mebourne. Defo a sports city. During the summer it's all cricket. In winter AFL and Rugby League's Melbourne Storm are the 2 big crowd pullers with "soccer" gaining a substantial foothold too. However, there's a limited interest in Union and the Rebels results probably shows that. I have a soft spot for them but I thought it would be them and not Perth's Western Force in for the chop.
  15. Thinking about it as I've never been to Dalbeattie and interestingly it's the home town of the Titanic's First Officer who went down with the ship I believe. The league's over and we're guaranteed 2nd so the result's a wee bit academic but a Shire win's obviously nice. However, as long as there's an entetaining game and more nice weather then that'll be splendid.