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Falcons v Chiefs
Innings (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 21:55
Chiefs seemed to be rattled when the Falcons defence cut down the Chief's decision-taking time and options. I do think that Chiefs deserved the win, but they will need to do a great deal better against the top European sides, and perhaps against some of the better GP sides if they want to challenge on two fronts this season.


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Re: Falcons v Chiefs
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
22 September, 2018 04:18
They also missed out on a bonus point. We could be top on Sunday night.

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Re: Falcons v Chiefs
Sara'sman (IP Logged)
22 September, 2018 13:44
And we're called boring! 3 tries from a total of 11m for Chiefs. I thought Hammersley cut through Ex's backs with ease but Falcons, with three excellent flankers throughout, couldn't prevent the juggernaut.

I hope referees will look more carefully at attackers in mauls. Defenders are rightly penalised for joining at the side or "swimming" round the edges but attackers seem immune. If they continue favouring the attackers we'll see more and more sides perfecting the illegality. As an example away from Chiefs, watch Hartley's try last week. Reinach "swims" round the (far) side and pulls two defenders away from doing their job.

Chiefs (esp. Armand's) unpunished lineout maul offences (apart from the hookers' dummy pumps) that I picked up live:
16:45 #6 blocking ahead of the ball
44:50 ditto, though marginal
63:40 #12 joins from side + swims (marginal)
77:50 #6 changes bind but stays pulling maul forwards
78:30 #6 joins from side and pulls maul (marginal) then re-joins from Falcons' side (not marginal)

I suspect all sides, including us, transgress to a similar degree. Whilst good as an option I find it boring as the option.

Re: Falcons v Chiefs
Sarriebone (IP Logged)
22 September, 2018 16:05
Agree on the dummy pumps, every throw took three attempts, was the same last year as well, don't understand why it's not penalised.

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