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04 May, 2017 22:56
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Re: Bristol preview
alas (IP Logged)
05 May, 2017 07:49
Latu not at the races this season. I would play the same pack as last time. Marcus at full back feels like it should strengthen the attack, but it hasn't worked out that way. Tait's had a rest and I would bring him back.

Re: Bristol preview
Leipziger (IP Logged)
05 May, 2017 08:05
Apologies to FF07 for the wrong author name above - force of habit, but now corrected.

Thanks for the articles this season though, looking forward to reading more next season or even in the coming weeks!

Re: Bristol preview
lizard118 (IP Logged)
05 May, 2017 10:09
Nice write up Ff07. I'd like to agree re-Latu but it just hasn't happened this season. I don't know whether he's suffering from the after effects of his knee injury but he just hasn't been as influential. I think like Sinoti, he will benefit from time away and a good pre-season.

I also want to agree Re-Willis but I'd be surprised to see a change in starting flyhalf in a crucial last game of the season.
The other thing is, we haven't exactly given consistently clean ball for the flyhalf to work with. We always seem to be on the back foot or rushing things.

Unfortunately, our small little building blocks that we have only seen intermittently haven't been there enough. It therefore makes it difficult whoever is starting at flyhalf.
But since Hodgson has been starting most this season's games I can see that continuing tomorrow. Craig will need more games under his belt, but that's for next season.

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Re: Bristol preview
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
05 May, 2017 12:17
Latu has had some game time to catch up after a long time off, so if all has gone well on the training pitch this week he may be worth a start. I agree about FH but not for the same reasons. I have seen Joel perform wonders as an impact player, a role you don't normally associate with a fly half, but for some reason it works. I would start Willis & Young, play a solid game for the first half, then bring on Joel & Takulua with a couple of other fresh legs early in the second half with the intention of ripping shreds out of Bristol for the last 30 minutes.

Last of all, Bristol only have to starve us of ball and we will be rubbish, so please don't punt the ball back to them unless there is no other option. Opposition teams have our territorial game sussed & know how to snuff it out, as Wuss did last week. If we want 5 points we have no choice, we have to keep the ball & use it with determination, otherwise we won't see the try line all game.

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