Assuming no bonus points, Newcastle will have to win all 3 of their remaining games now. Just can't see it happening. In fact I can't see them winning either of the next 2 games. Glos at home are an altogether different proposition than away.
The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side. - Yoda
Not sure what I would do about next week if I were in Dai Young's position. Use it as an opportunity to give some key players a rest? or put out as full a team as possible to try to keep the momentum going? Personally I'd be tempted to go for the first option given our lengthy injury list.
I'd have to say that we should put out as stronger team as possible...
Momentum and beating a quality side like BO would give the boys a massive lift...not to mention the lure of a chance of HC rugby next year, slim but still a chance. BO are a very good side, but don't travel well so we have a genuine chance of turning them over.
The following wknd we will know if we are safe or not, if we are then we can give the Amlin our absolute all with no pressure and the freedom to play that we haven't had for weeks...who knows how it would turn out, we a re due a little luck.
Even if we had the choice I would really go for the BO gane with everything. We need some momentum and if they really dont turn up ( has been known ) then we are looking at a home SF.
I agree we have to survive but we have got ourselves into a battle that there is no coming out of until the last game unless they dont win anymore .
Its games like these that could if all goes wrong be the last big international club we would see or altternatively could be a path to a unbelieveable unlikely HC place for next year. Either way wrong to go into this anything but whole heartedly
More of a concen is we are now APril and no announcement on new owner as preferred bidder was supposed to be announced in March
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