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bathwickboy
bathwickboy (IP Logged)

TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 12:00
Bath Rugby team to face Stade Francais

15. Anthony Watson

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Ben Tapuai

11. Matt Banahan

10. George Ford (co-capt)

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Nathan Catt

2. Ross Batty

3. Kane Palma-Newport

4. Luke Charteris

5. Dave Attwood

6. Tom Ellis

7. Francois Louw (co-capt)

8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements

16. Nathan Charles

17. Beno Obano

18. Shaun Knight

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Matt Garvey

21. Chris Cook

22. Rhys Priestland

23. Robbie Fruean

 
BathBurger
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Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 12:02
Excellent to see Atwood and Garvey both involved! Surprised Charteris is in as I thought he'd broken his hand again. Looks a very strong team to me! COYB!

 
Lost Soul
Lost Soul (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 12:04
Atwood, Garvey, Fruean. All returning
Nice!!!

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 12:05
Well that side can win it on talent, Charteris looks a good decision having played in France. They all know their positions, all that is needed now is a performance.

 
mfzeus
freddyf (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 12:06
Surprised at no sign of Denton in the XV, bench or unavailable list

 
BathBurger
BathBurger (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 12:10
I believe Denton is ineligeble due to injury during the sign up period.

 
ballsout
ballsout (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 12:20
Finally a near first choice XV!

 
Shadders
Shadders (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 12:48

 
Flying Scotsman
Flying Scotsman (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 12:48
Stade 23 for tomorrow really doesn't look too shabby...should be an excellent contest with the quality on the pitch from both sides.

[www.stade.fr]

 
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woodpecker (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 13:07
No room for excuses with that team

 
BathPatriot
BathPatriot (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 13:10
Good team,, for once.

 
22Dropout
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Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 13:19
That's an excellent team - a few will be rusty, but hopefully all raring to go.

"Stade 23 for tomorrow really doesn't look too shabby..." I know they have a bit of a fixture pile up, but playing saturday and sunday is a bit extreme?(Sm100)

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 13:19
Stade team as expected, some very good players there, Slimani, Parisse, Plisson and Bonneval, Genia just back from injury.

The scrum half battle will be interesting!

 
Flying Scotsman
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Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 13:26
Quote:
22Dropout
That's an excellent team - a few will be rusty, but hopefully all raring to go.
"Stade 23 for tomorrow really doesn't look too shabby..." I know they have a bit of a fixture pile up, but playing saturday and sunday is a bit extreme?(Sm100)

Indeed - three games in five days would be harsh!

 
by
by (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 14:10
Strongest 23 we've put out all season.

 
MESSAGES->author

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 14:12
I thought we had a good side for the Wuss game last week - so much depends on whether they turn up or not. Our away form is abysmal. As you can tell, I'm not very optimistic about this one.

 
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woodpecker (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 14:28
Quote:
abendanon-anon-anon
I thought we had a good side for the Wuss game last week - so much depends on whether they turn up or not. Our away form is abysmal. As you can tell, I'm not very optimistic about this one.

Unless its a twickenham, no hang on that was a home game

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 14:37
Apart from the front row, this is an extremely strong line-up & probably as good or better than the Stade squad. However, if we let in 2/3 tries in the first 20 mins, not an unusual occurrence this season, we will be struggling big time. Hopefully we will have a different attitude & will be up for this one.

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 15:24
By far the closest to a first choice squad we've seen this season.
Excellent news, and delighted at some of the returnees - just hope they're not too rusty



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TG Kesmo
TG Kesmo (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 15:33
Anyone know who the ref is?

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 15:34
Ugh. John Lacey.

 
TG Kesmo
TG Kesmo (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 15:36
Thanks but I sort of wish I hadn't asked.

 
dannyf2
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Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 15:59
Where's homer? Why has he fallen so far so suddenly?

 
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woodpecker (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 16:09
Quote:
dannyf2
Where's homer? Why has he fallen so far so suddenly?

Anti-ginger discrimination?

 
Kidney Stone
Kidney Stone (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 16:24
Good to see Atters back. Atters and Charteris should be our best 2nd row pairing.

Garvs has been a big miss too, lets hope he gets the last 10 minutes to help seal out the game!!

 
ken_jnr
ken_jnr (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 16:26
There's a good chance I've forgotten someone, but Henry Thomas and Garvey apart, I think that's our first choice XV were I picking it. No excuses not to put in a performance this weekend!

That said, I sort of hope for a "plucky loser, controversial finish" affair so I don't have to trek up to Scotland on a Friday night...



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CoochieCoo (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 17:03
Quote:
ken_jnr
There's a good chance I've forgotten someone, but Henry Thomas and Garvey apart, I think that's our first choice XV were I picking it. No excuses not to put in a performance this weekend!
That said, I sort of hope for a "plucky loser, controversial finish" affair so I don't have to trek up to Scotland on a Friday night...

With Auterac it would be!



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Bath Supporter Jack

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 17:09
Well I certainly hope we don't have a plucky loser situation.......as I am going!

See everyone in Edinburgh!

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 18:18
I'll be there and to be honest will be happy if we are within 1 score with 10mins left.



Chris Cook - Adopted player 2016/17

 
P G Tips
P G Tips (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
21 April, 2017 18:48
Good selection.

Blackadder named Attwood and Garvey as the players we have missed the most in our "mixed" period since Christmas. Having them back, fit and firing will be a real boost.

PG

 
dannyf2
dannyf2 (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 09:58
Quote:
woodpecker
Quote:
dannyf2
Where's homer? Why has he fallen so far so suddenly?

Anti-ginger discrimination?

Seriously though what's he done wrong?

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 10:20
We will Know if its Gloucester or La Rochelle in the final tonight, personally I think they have the harder task! Laidlaw back on the bench.

 
nixworld2
nixworld2 (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 10:32
Quote:
dannyf2
Quote:
woodpecker
Quote:
dannyf2
Where's homer? Why has he fallen so far so suddenly?

Anti-ginger discrimination?

Seriously though what's he done wrong?

Doubt he's done anything wrong. In fact he has done a lot right- but Watson and Roko and JJ and Banners are all fit.

 
gaz59
gaz59 (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 10:52
This season Banners is the right call over Homer. Next year I wouldn't be surprised if his lack of pace out wide [his tries and assists mainly come from cutting inside] will probably see Home preferred on wing and Banners possibly more at 12

 
by
by (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 10:59
Homer should be in over Roko on current form.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 11:16
Got a touch of the "Eddies" have you By?

 
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BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 14:40
The Roko try for the army was pretty awesome...not that the air force are quite prem standard.

 
Bathovalballer
Bathovalballer (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 15:08
I think we travel more in hope than with a good chance of winning.

Looking at their side, our away form, returning from injury players, and other factors, I cannot see anything than a relatively easy Stade win. At least 10 probably nearer 15 point difference.

I sincerely hope I am wrong and we can get a win which will certainly improve moral with our coming league games.

C'mon Bath, give it a lash.

 
southgate
southgate (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 16:05
O joy

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 22:10
We have to win tomorrow to stop Gloucester winning the cup!

 
Boldngrey
Boldngrey (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 22:19
What a performance by Glos!

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 22:19
Quote:
shipwrecked
We have to win tomorrow to stop Gloucester winning the cup!

Absolutely gutted with that result, even worse than Bath losing to Stade.



Chris Cook - Adopted player 2016/17

 
P G Tips
P G Tips (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
22 April, 2017 22:39
OB

Unless you are a Time Lord, we have not yet in this competition.

We now know who we have to beat in the final: a winnable derby awaits - what a great motivation.

COYB!


PG

 
miller8
miller8 (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
23 April, 2017 09:20
I think the prospect of a final against Glaws is very exciting and should be strong enough motivation.
Hope you have reserved your flights because the demands on Bristol Airport will be very high..
C'mon Bath you know you can do it!!

 
Sara'sman
Sara'sman (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
23 April, 2017 09:50
Just visiting to wish you all the best in Paris. Im hoping to watch a West Country derby in Edinburgh in three weeks time. You look to have your strongest lineup for some time and provided they bring their A game, which I think they will, you should be optimistic. C'mon Bath. Enjoy the day.

 
NomadicScot
NomadicScot (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
23 April, 2017 11:44
Good luck from another Sarries Fan - hoping to see a Glaws v Bath Final in the the Scottish Capital in May ! On your day, Bath can put anyone to the sword, I think you'll do it.

 
supermarinematt
supermarinematt (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
23 April, 2017 12:18
Thanks for the support Sara'sman and Nomadicscot ... all the best for the big EU cup final!

 
Barnetsarrie12
Barnetsarrie12 (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
23 April, 2017 12:29
Good luck Bath, It will be great to see an all english final

 
quanco
quanco (IP Logged)

Re: TEAMS UP V STADE F.
23 April, 2017 17:24
Saint George's day just wasn't to be.

Well played for parts of the game but compounding errors in the wrong areas of the pitch again. Just hopeful a thorough pre-season can iron out all the creases.



Adam Hastings/Bath Rugby - Adopted Player 2016/17


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