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Team's Up
almostatyke (IP Logged)
16 November, 2018 13:18
Team for the away cup game at Coventry:

[www.yorkshirecarnegie.com]

Yorkshire Carnegie director of rugby Chris Stirling has made seven changes to his side for the trip to Butts Park where they will take on Coventry in the Championship Cup this Saturday 17th November, kick off 3pm.
New signing Fa’atiga Lemalu, who joined the club earlier this week comes into the starting line up. The Samoan international has previously played in England with Premiership side Saracens and arrives from New Zealand Mitre 10 Champions, Auckland, having helped the team to a Premiership victory for the first time since 2007.
Andy Forsyth returns to the side at centre in place of Pete Lucock. Academy player Rian Hamilton makes the step up to the starting line up having impressed from the bench in last week’s win against Nottingham. Jacob Umaga gets a start at fly half in his second game for the club, he comes in for Jade Te Rure, with Chris Elder reverting back to full back. Olly Fox is the final change in the backs, the young player will start his fifth game of the season at scrum half.
Josh Bainbridge returns following his game with Bath in the Premiership Rugby Cup and Andrew Foster and Dylan Donnellan come in to the starting fifteen for Craig Mitchell and Joe Buckle who are both named on the bench. The team will be captained by Matt Smith for the first time.
George Watkins misses out with a head injury, but is expected to return in a week. Rich Mayhew, Richard Beck, Trystan Lloyd, Ewan McQuillin, Lachie Currie, Harry Newborn, and Lewis Wilson are all still injured but are looking for a December return to action, whilst Brendan Cope and James Thraves are the team’s two long-term injuries.
The squad in full is:
Chris Elder, 14. Louis Brown, 13. Andy Forsyth, 12. Tom Bullough, 11. Rian Hamilton, 10. Jacob Umaga, 9. Olly Fox, 1. Marc Thomas, 2. Dylan Donnellan, 3. Andrew Foster, 4. Fa’atiga Lemalu, 5. Matt Smith (c), 6. Cian Romaine, 7. Josh Bainbridge, 8. Antonio Kiri Kiri
Joe Buckle, 17. Tom Hill, 18. Craig Mitchell, 19. Kieran Frost, 20. Elliott Ward, 21. Sam Wolstenholme, 22. Harry Davey


Note that Bambi and Forsyth now back in the fold!

 
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Re: Team's Up
JDH (IP Logged)
16 November, 2018 17:37
Lots of time to try out partnerships and have a look at combinations.
Hope young harry gets some some game time too.
Squad certainly looks stronger!

 
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Time Trial (IP Logged)
16 November, 2018 20:00
That’s a powerful second row/back row

 
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Re: Team's Up
almostatyke (IP Logged)
17 November, 2018 16:22
Oh Dear. Lost 51 - 32 after getting back to 32 - 32 with 5 minutes to play.

Seems our defence switched off too early, leaking 19 points in 5 minutes. Or do we have a fitness issue with so many southern hemisphere players arriving straight after a fatiguing season?

 
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Re: Team's Up
Madtyke (IP Logged)
17 November, 2018 17:00
Having been at the game I can report that Carnegie were in the front foot when the score went to 32-32. However a clearance kick from Coventry's restart was charged down and Coventry moved the ball out quickly to their red-hot right winger to score in the corner. Carnegie tried a short restart which Chris Elder nearly caught but the Coventry 8 caught it at full pace and again Cov moved the ball quickly to score behind the posts. Carnegie didn't give up but were penalised and Coventry cleared up to the Carngie 22m line. From the resulting lineout Coventry ran a training ground move that saw their centre cut through on a fantastic angle to score a great try. Again Carnegie went back on the attack and were moving the ball close to the Coventry line but a knock on allowed the ref to blow up. TBH it was an open exciting game of rugby that even though we lost was good to watch.
What I did appreciate was Pete Lucock running across to invite #girlsontour and my good self to meet the squad and Chris Stirling it reminded me of the early Tykes games.



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Re: Team's Up
almostatyke (IP Logged)
17 November, 2018 20:26
Pistol Pete has always a been a loyal player who recognises the fans. Equally Chris Stirling is great at communication.
But do we need a defence coach? This is no criticism of Chris, it is just that our coaching staff is a bit bare bones.
Surely if Chris is trawling the globe looking for "the cavalry" he can't be doing defensive drills at Kirkstall?

 
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Re: Team's Up
Gelbel (IP Logged)
17 November, 2018 21:54
On the whole the defense was good - we lost it in midfield today.

 
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Re: Team's Up
Madtyke (IP Logged)
18 November, 2018 08:03
To be fair to Coventry they have a couple of pretty fast wingers and managed to isolate our front rowers for 2 of their tries. Carnegie are still WIP but it is coming together, without the distraction of the Championship CS is able to get the new players working the drills and game play patterns he wants Carnegie to adopt. Our lineout was just about working but it was obvious the new players still had to be told where the ball was meant to end up.
You couldn't fault the team for effort, and as Pistol Pete said pre-game, the training is really good and they are starting to gel.



[www.arborfieldoldboys.co.uk]

 
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Re: Team's Up
Carnegiette2 (IP Logged)
18 November, 2018 18:23
Quote:
Madtyke
Having been at the game I can report that Carnegie were in the front foot when the score went to 32-32. However a clearance kick from Coventry's restart was charged down and Coventry moved the ball out quickly to their red-hot right winger to score in the corner. Carnegie tried a short restart which Chris Elder nearly caught but the Coventry 8 caught it at full pace and again Cov moved the ball quickly to score behind the posts. Carnegie didn't give up but were penalised and Coventry cleared up to the Carngie 22m line. From the resulting lineout Coventry ran a training ground move that saw their centre cut through on a fantastic angle to score a great try. Again Carnegie went back on the attack and were moving the ball close to the Coventry line but a knock on allowed the ref to blow up. TBH it was an open exciting game of rugby that even though we lost was good to watch.
What I did appreciate was Pete Lucock running across to invite #girlsontour and my good self to meet the squad and Chris Stirling it reminded me of the early Tykes games.

Agree with all of this - enjoyable game to watch and although we came out on the wrong side of the score line we did some good things.

And yes there is much more willingness to engage with fans than we have seen in the last couple of years- long may it last.........


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